What Romney Believes

His father's Presidential bid ended after he stuck to his convictions. The question for Mitt Romney is, Does he have any?

Jake Chessum for TIME

Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney in his hotel in Miami, March 9, 2007

Mitt Romney's Presidential campaign had asked for some old family photos, which is why, not long ago, the candidate happened to be going through mementos he had dumped on his dining-room table. In one of the boxes, he came across a letter he recognized well: typewritten, single-spaced, six pages long. He has read it so many times that he can recite parts of it by heart. Romney first opened it four decades ago, when he was in France doing Mormon missionary work. The letter was from the father he had idolized growing up, and still does, the man he has described...

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