Occupation: Once and likely future GOP presidential candidate
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If there's a presumed Republican front-runner to take on Barack Obama in 2012, it's the former businessman and ex-governor of Massachusetts. Tapping his experience and contacts from a failed 2008 presidential bid, the well-funded Romney will fight to win over wary social conservatives and to fend off angry charges that an expansion of health care he oversaw in Massachusetts was a model for Obamacare. And his hair is still perfect.
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