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Mitt Romney arrives at a rally with his wife, Ann. Photo: AFP

Romney's candidacy improved as months went on

In July, a woman in West Virginia asked Republican house leader, John Boehner: "Can you make me love Mitt Romney?"

Boehner said: "No. Listen, we're just politicians. I wasn't elected to play God. The American people probably aren't going to fall in love with Mitt Romney."