In His Element

Mitt’s Love for Business Has Always Been Real

Mitt Romney had a bit of a lovefest Friday morning with a group of business leaders in Virginia. He told the crowd of about 900, “I know it seems like government doesn’t like you. I love you.” The former Massachusetts governor received a warm welcome and was encouraged with standing ovations, applause, and words of praise. Consumer Electronics Association president and CEO Gary Shapiro called Romney “amazingly frugal” and declared, “No one can claim that Mitt Romney’s parents spoiled him.” The presidential hopeful focused on the dangers of government hindering free enterprise, noting Solyndra in particular to illustrate that “government action in an economy stifles innovation when it chooses winners.”