"The Real Romney": Veteran Reporter Michael Kranish on Mitt Romney’s Embrace of GOP’s Rightward Turn

Boston Globe reporter Michael Kranish is the co-author of the recent book, "The Real Romney," which examines the political trajectory of presumptive presidential candidate Mitt Romney and of the party from the time his father, George Romney, walked out of the 1964 Republican National Convention in protest at the party’s sharp turn rightward and its attitude towards civil rights. Unlike his father, Kranish writes, Mitt Romney is not "the moderate voice seeking to rein in the extreme forces in the GOP; he has become, as he called himself earlier this year, a 'severely conservative' man looking to win the complete trust of the dominant right of his party." Although George Romney had been concerned by the impact of the right-wing John Birch Society on the Republican Party, his son is indirectly its beneficiary.


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Posted at August 27, 2012, 9:36am