Romney says Michigan win would hand him presidency
Now the likely Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney was back home in Michigan on Tuesday - where, he says, the “trees are the right height.”
“I’m going to win Michigan, with your help!” Romney told the crowd gathered outside the sprawling Bavarian Inn Lodge in this resort town. “If I am lucky enough to be elected president, I’ll be the first president in American history to have been born in Michigan.”
Flying home on his campaign plane Monday night, Romney joked about a past comment that drew some ridicule - and repeated it for his traveling press corps. “When we land, look around, and you’ll see the trees are the right height,” he said, to laughter. Asked if carrying the state in November would have special meaning, Romney said: “If I win in Michigan, then I become the president, and that would mean a lot to me personally.”
Romney is the former governor of Massachusetts, but he was born in Michigan and raised in the suburbs of Detroit. His father, George Romney, ran a car company - American Motors Corp. - and went on to run the state as governor.
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