In his first interview since losing his 2012 White House bid, Mitt Romney likened his experience as a presidential candidate to an unpredictable and bumpy roller-coaster ride.
Republican Party candidate for the US presidential election 2012. Romney was born in 1947 and is a Mormon. He gained popularity for successfully organising the US$100 million surplus 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, which helped him win the position of Massachusetts governor from 2003-2007. After losing to John McCain in 2008, Romney came back to win as Republican nominee in 2012 and faces Barack Obama in November elections with running mate Paul Ryan.