Time's Latest Mother-Boy Cover: Romney and His Mommy

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Time's cover this week features another mother-son pairing, but since it's Mitt Romney and his mom, Lenore, it's likely to be less buzzy than the magazine's last mother-boy pairing. Inside, you'll also find Mark Halperin's interview with a sniffling Romney. The candidate has a nasty-sounding cold, but he still manages to tout a new (slightly less ambitious) hope for his potential administration's target unemployment rate: 6 percent. Romney was of course criticized for once saying "anything over 4 percent (unemployment) is not cause for celebration," when the lowest its been in ten years is 4.4 percent, so it sounds like he's reset figures to be a bit more realistic. Romney tells Halperin, among many other things in the lengthy one-on-one: 

I can't possibly predict precisely what the unemployment rate will be after one year. I can tell you that over a period of four years by virtue of the policies that we put in place we'd get the unemployment rate down to 6 percent maybe a bit lower. it depends a bit on the rate of growth in the globe as well as what we're seeing here in the United States.


You can watch the full video below, and Halperin breaks it down into chunks over on Time's site.


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