Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney formally entered the race for the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday, announcing his second White House bid with a direct shot at President Barack Obama's economic leadership.
"Barack Obama has failed America," Romney declared in Stratham, N.H. "It breaks my heart to see what's happening in this country."
"What's [the president's] answer? He says this: 'I'm just getting started.' No, Mr. President, you've had your chance."
Mitt's run comes at an uncertain time for the U.S. economy, which he claims his business acumen makes him uniquely qualified to take the reins of.
He lost to John McCain back in 2008. Will he prevail in 2012?
He has strong GOP institutional support, but must overcome a lack of enthusiasm among many Republicans and outright opposition among others.
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