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Editor says, what if George Romney had stayed in Mexico? This article is part of the "Two Americas" thread. Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
In 1907,on this day George Wilken Romney was born in Colonia Dublán, Galeana Chihuahua. His paternal grandfather and three wives had fled to Mexico in 1886; the family briefly returned to the States during the revolution of 1912.
UnyokedA successful businessman, he eventually became the CEO of Volkswagen's production facility in Mexico City. His son Willard Mitt Romney was born when he was almost forty.
He died in 1995 by which time Mitt had firmly established himself as a member of the political elite. Ten years later, he became the first Mormon President of Mexico. In Confederate President Santorum, he encountered a fresh thinking potential ally who was similiarly unyoked from the tragic past of the Two Americas. But in Union President Gingrich, he found nothing but hostility from a patriot who was absolutely committed to a separation barrier that he believed would prevent the rise of Amexica. This article is part of the "Two Americas" thread.