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Candidate Comparison

Pres. Barack Obama

Gov. Mitt Romney

Political Experience

8 years Illinois State Senate Governor of Massachusetts 2003 – 2007He is credited with eliminating the state’s $1.5 billion deficit through a series of spending cuts and increases in some fees.  During this time, he signed into law progressive health care reform legislation which provided near universal health care insurance.
4 years United States Senate, including appointment to the following committees: Foreign Relations, Chairman of European Affairs Subcommittee, Environment and Public Works, Veterans’ Affairs, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
President of the United States 2008 – 2012

Previous Employment

Taught constitutional law at University of
Chicago Law School. 12 years (part time).
Boston Consulting Group – management consulting.  2 years.
Practiced law in fields of civil rights,
discrimination and neighborhood development. 12 years.
Bain & Company – provided management consulting and eventually served as CEO. He helped bring the company out of financial crisis.  7 years.
Project Vote! Director. Several months. Co-founded Bain Capital, Co., one of the United State’s largest private equity investment firms. 18 years.
Community organizer. 3 years. President and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, which turned a potentially financially troubled event into a financial success.
Researched and wrote reports for multinational
business corporations. 1 year.

Education

Harvard Law School, magna cum laude Harvard University, joint JD/MBA, Baker Scholar
Harvard Law Review, president Brigham Young University, BA English
Columbia University, political science Stanford University
Occidental College, Los Angeles

Family

Married, two children Married, five children

Religious affiliation

United Church of Christ Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day SaintsHe spent thirty months as a Mormon missionary in France.

Date and place of birth

August 4, 1961, Honolulu, Hawaii