Boise State Broncos & Mitt Romney

Stop by here to check out a great post about Boise State and Mitt Romney…

Idaho-for-Romney says:

“Like BSU, Romney is the underdog that skeptics doubt will make it. However, I believe America will see Romney’s smarts, determination, and big heart and will give him the undefeated record he is looking for. He won’t need any hook & latter tricks to help him out. No, his experience and impeccable leadership skills are good enough.”

“Boise State’s win came as a major suprise to many college football fans, but the Broncos have been dominant for years”

Mitt Romney’s rise to the top of the GOP pack has surprised many, but he has been awsome for many years.

Romney recieved his English degree valedictorian, earning his B.A. summa cum laude in 1971. In 1975, Romney simultaneously earned an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was named a Baker Scholar, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He graduated cum laude from law school and in the top 5 percent of his business school class.

From 1978 to 1984, Romney was a vice president of Bain & Company, Inc., a Boston-based management consulting firm. In 1984, Romney left the company to co-found Bain Capital, which quickly became a highly successful private equity investment firm.

In 1990 Romney was asked to return to Bain & Company, which was facing financial collapse. As CEO, Romney managed an effort to restructure the firm’s employee stock-ownership plan, real-estate deals and bank loans, while increasing fiscal transparency. Within a year, he had led Bain & Company through a highly successful turnaround and returned the firm to profitability without layoffs or partner defections.

Following his year at Bain & Company, Romney returned to Bain Capital. During the 14 years he headed the company, Bain Capital’s average annual internal rate of return on realized investments was 113 percent. During Romney’s tenure, the firm founded, acquired or invested in hundreds of companies including Staples Inc., Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Brookstone, Domino’s, Sealy Corporation and The Sports Authority. Romney left Bain Capital in 1998 to head the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games Organizing Committee.

Romney served as president and CEO of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games held in Salt Lake City. In 1999 the event was running $379 million short of its revenue benchmarks. Plans were being made to scale back the games in order to compensate for the fiscal crisis. The Games were also damaged by allegations of bribery involving top officials, including then Salt Lake Olympic Committee (SLOC) President and CEO Frank Joklik. Joklik and SLOC vice president Dave Johnson were forced to resign.

On February 11, 2022 Romney was hired as the new president and CEO of the Salt Lake City Games. Romney revamped the organization’s leadership and policies, reduced budgets and boosted fundraising. He also worked to ensure the safety of the Games following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2021 by coordinating a $300 million security budget. Despite the initial fiscal shortfall, the Games ended up clearing a profit of $100 million. Following the conclusion of the Games, President George Bush praised Romney’s management.

Romney contributed $1 million to the Olympics, and donated the $825,000 salary he earned as President and CEO to charity.[14] He wrote a book about his experience called Turnaround: Crisis, Leadership and the Olympic Games. (ISBN:0895260840)

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Some question weather BSU belonged in a Bowl Game, because of what conference it played in.

Some question if Mitt Romney should be allowed to run for president because of what church he prays in.

I might be a little biased, I am from the BSU class of 2003, but that was the best game of all time.

Ian Johnson’s marriage proposal to his cheerleader girlfriend was just one of the night’s highlights for the sophomore.

Romney did not propose on national TV or marry his college sweetheart, but he did marry his high school sweet heart…

Maybe that is all of the similarities… What do you think? Is BSU over Oklahoma the upset story of 2007? Will Romney over Hillary be the upset story of 2008?

~ Mike

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