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Mitt Romney, Presidential Referee

Mitt Romney is well-positioned to be a referee in the Republican primaries.

Now he can judge field goals.

Photographer: Sandy Huffaker

Unlike Calvin Coolidge, another former Massachusetts governor whose announcement of his presidential non-candidacy was memorably succinct, Mitt Romney's announcement today was notable for its indirectness. "I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee," he said.

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