Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is the Republican presidential candidate who hopes to unseat President Barack Obama in the November elections. In this section, the Globe takes a thorough look at Romney's record on a wide range of issues, his time in the private sector, and the policies he plans to pursue if elected.
Romney and health care: In the thick of history
The former governor has faced a fusillade from the right for the Mass. law. But a look back shows why he can’t, and won’t, back away. It was an amazing political feat, and no one’s role was bigger than his.