As Governor, Romney Spent All Or Part of 417 Days Out Of State
If you’re counting, that’s more than a year out of his four-year term. He spent time at his various residences, like his lakeside home in New Hampshire (pictured, with sons Craig and Josh).
More than 70 percent of that time was spent on personal or political trips unrelated to his job, a New York Times analysis found.
During his last year as governor, he was largely an absentee chief executive. In October 2006, for example, he was out of the state all or part of 25 days. His public schedules said he was spending “personal time in Utah” or “attending political events” in California, Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, Texas and Wisconsin. He went to a fund-raiser on Oct. 6 in Georgia for the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, stumped on Oct. 12 for a candidate for governor in Pennsylvania and appeared on Oct. 31 in Idaho on behalf of another candidate. In December, his last month in office, he took a swing through Asia before vacationing in Utah.
It’s no accident that President Obama has a double-digit lead in Massachusetts.