For six years I was a Republican member of the Michigan Legislature (1965 through 1970). During four of those years, George Romney was Governor of the state.
In my capacity, I knew George Romney to be a strong advocate of fiscal responsibility, fairness in taxation and advancement in civil rights. Also he was first among major politicians to criticize the Vietnam War.
When because of his stance he was faced with strong opposition within the Republican Party, he did not back down. He persevered, arguing the rightness of his purpose. Above all else he did not surrender his convictions to gain political acceptance.
That was the George Romney I knew, and in comparison, I can attest today that Mitt Romney is no George Romney.
Joseph P. Swallow