Having announced his presidential exploratory committee Monday, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will spend the next six weeks crisscrossing the country, primarily in a drive to raise enough money to separate himself from the other potential 2012 Republican candidates.
“President Obama’s policies have failed. He and virtually all the people around him have never worked in the real economy. They just don’t know how jobs are created in the private sector. That’s where I spent my entire career,” Romney says in his announcement video as he looks straight into the camera. “I’m convinced that with able leadership, America’s best days are still ahead. That’s why, today, I am announcing my exploratory committee for the presidency of the United States. It’s time that we put America back on a course of greatness.”
Visitors get their first look at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, which opened to the public on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The new memorial is located off Independence Ave. SW between the Rayburn House Office Building and HHS. Buy photo here.