Mitt Romney — Born in Detroit, Michigan to an automobile executive and homemaker, Mitt Romney has held a number of leadership positions throughout the later part of his life. After his time as the 70th Governor of Massachusetts, he was then nominated for President in 2012 but did not win the majority of America’s votes in the election.
Down to his roots, Mitt Romney is a business man and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon), which has earned him respect as well as criticism in various parts of the United States. His quotes are mainly political in nature, but occasionally humorous too.
“People from both political parties have long recognized that welfare without work creates negative incentives that lead to permanent poverty. It robs people of self-esteem.”
“I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that’s the America millions of Americans believe in. That’s the America I love.”
“When it comes to pinning blame, pin the tail on the donkeys.”
“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what … who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims. … These are people who pay no income tax. … and so my job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
“Ant the American people are the greatest people in the world. What makes America the greatest nation in the world is the heart of the American people: hardworking, innovative, risk-taking, God-loving, family-oriented American people.”
“Tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow.”
“I like being able to fire people who provide services to me.”
“We took a concerted effort to go out and find women who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our cabinet [in Massachusetts]. I went to a number of women’s groups and said, “Can you help us find folks?” and they brought us whole binders full of women.”
“Leadership, leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses.”
“I love this state (Michigan). The trees are the right height.”
“Dependency is death to initiative, to risk-taking and opportunity. It’s time to stop the spread of government dependency and fight it like the poison it is.”
“Now, let me be clear. The path I lay out is not one paved with ever increasing government checks and cradle to grave assurance that government will always be the solution. If this election is a bidding war for who can promise the most goodies and the most benefits, I’m not your president. You have that president today.”