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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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