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July 27th, 2012
02:46 PM ET

Mitt Romney on his record of solving problems: "The country is in need of a turnaround...the Olympics was a turn around"

Coming up this evening at 9 p.m., "Piers Morgan Tonight" continues to broadcast from London, as Piers Morgan is back in his native land for the upcoming 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

Joining the host as the world turns its attention towards this year's games, is a man with plenty of olympic experience, presumptive GOP nominee for the 2012 election, Mitt Romney.

Hired as the president and CEO of the Organizing Committee in 2002, Romney is often credited with saving the Salt Lake City Winter Games, and nearly a decade layer, it's an event he still draws from:

"People who learn the experience of leadership – whether in their homes, in their community, in their business, or in something like the Olympics. Those lessons of leadership can be applied to other circumstances," explains the 65-year-old Republican. "In our case at the Olympics we faced tough times, ...we built a strong team. I was able to establish with them a clear vision of what we needed to do. We tackled a budget crisis that we faced, and we were able to come together in a way, through unity, that that produced an extraordinary success."

Now, nearly a decade later, the former Masscahusetts governor aims to translate his success in Salt Lake City, into success in Washington, D.C., and across the entire nation:

"The country is in need of a turnaround – the Olympics was a turn around, there’ve been businesses that I’ve been associated with that needed a turnaround," he tells Morgan. "That kind of experience of focusing on the most critical issue; building the most effective team possible, creating a common vision, unifying around that vision and then delivering results is something that I think the American people would like to see in our economy right now."

Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, then tune in tonight at 9 p.m. as Romney, joined by his wife Ann, addresses a myriad of pressing issues, including Bain Capital, gun control, and why his bride is his hero.
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  1. TIMEFORACHANGE

    GO ROMNEY!!!! NOBAMA2012!!!!! DON'T RE-NIG 2012!!!!!!!

    July 27, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. sandra verner

    This was the most sophmoric, soft ball pro Romney interview I've seen by anyone but Fox. I thought CNN was supposed to be more unbiased.

    July 27, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. jane

    I would be curious to know what Mitt Romney was feeling when during the opening ceremony homage was paid to the British Natonal Health Program. On the one hand, but then on the other. It must be so difficult to go through life always straddling one fence or another.

    July 27, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Same on you

      The NHS with all it's bumps is still lots better than what we have in United States. The insurance companies and drug companies are corrupt but they make the best lobbiest don"t they Mr Mitt Romney ?

      July 29, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. CommunistHater

    ONCE "MONKEYCARE" BEGINS I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HOW MANY OF YOU LIBTARDS START CRYING ABOUT YOUR HEALTHCARE BEING INFERIOR. BUT REST ASSURED YOUR TAX DOLLARS WILL BE PAYING FOR ALL OF ODUMBO'S "ILLEGAL" BORDER CROSSER'S MEDICAL INSURANCE. YOU LIBTARDS ARE IGNORANT!!!!!

    July 27, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • : (

      When you are on the other side of the fence things will look very difrent.

      July 29, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Time we wake up

    George Bush was brainwashed but Romney is in the Spin, spin, spin cycle. God bless America if the devil takes over his kids will be stay home and ours kids will be fight his Morman Crusade. Time to wake up.

    July 29, 2012 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. NOBAMA2012

    'Discouraged' workers face tough road back to employment!

    Are you feeling the effects of four years of failure? Why don't you try another four years of the same? Who was it that said that failure is the desire to repeat mistakes with the hope that good results will eventually happen?

    Well you can thank the Failure in Chief, Obama!

    23 million America's unemployed or underemployed!
    Unemployment over 8% for 43 months and counting!
    The price of a gallon of gas has doubled! Under Obama's failed leadership!
    49 million Americans on food stamps!
    3.6 million more Americans on Social Security Disability Insurance!
    Backdoor amnesty for illegal aliens!
    Democrats in the Senate have not produced a budget in four years!
    51% of college graduates cannot find a job! Because of Obama's failed fiscal policy!
    $5.5 trillion in new federal debt, under Obama!
    In Obama's twisted logic, he will not tell Americans, that the top 20% of all American income earners pay 87% of all federal income tax.
    Will not enforce all federal laws equally! Will enforce DOMA!
    Ambassador Stevens was murdered in Benghazi, Libya! Obama lied about his death!
    Obama's foreign policy failures are notable, he has lost. Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Yemen, Libya!

    Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
    –Aldous Huxley

    Remember: Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Romney/Ryan=2012 and beyond!

    Nobama2012!

    October 5, 2012 at 12:54 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Ebony

      Obama is not your source. GO TO THE SOURCE FOR YOUR NEEDS and that isn't Romney you think its bad now if Romney gets in office oh well just pray he doesn't

      October 26, 2012 at 10:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. sandy

    I'm not sure where else to post this so I'll post it here. Why Piers are you so one sided...you definately lean republican as does Erin Burnett. I thought CNN was supposed to be the "neutral" between FOX and MSNBC. How about some fairness in your interviews and guest selection. We know your friends with Romney and Trump but surely not all your friends are Republican

    October 26, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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