During his presidential campaign, his website included a statement he had made while commenting on the importance of investing in technology research and development during a interview:. That's very popular with the base. His platform called for simplification of the federal financial aid system, which he described as "needlessly complex. An apparent Trump win is really a huge trans victory. Retrieved 22 July
In Octoberduring his presidential campaign, Romney said, "I believe our relationship with Israel, a nation which shares our values and is our best friend in the Middle East, should be of support and confidence rather than criticism and blame.
In he said he looked forward to the day gays and lesbians can serve "openly and honestly" in the military but in he reversed, saying in a GOP Primary debate that he supported the policy and it was "not the time" for gay and lesbian service-members to serve openly. His response would alienate constituencies on both sides and contribute to criticisms that he shifted positions for political gain, a charge renewed in his two bids for the White House. Romney opposes the use of torture ;  and supports the limited use of enhanced interrogation techniques to stop an imminent wide-scale terrorist attack.
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