New film shows flawed, human Romney

Mitt Romney was surrounded by family and aides after the second debate.
Mitt Romney was surrounded by family and aides after the second debate.Netflix

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A new documentary contains a wealth of behind-the-curtain footage from Romney’s 2o12 campaign for president, from a filmmaker who for six years had extraordinary access to the former Massachusetts governor and his family. The up-close look, with the intimate feel of home movies, reveals a side of Romney that 2012 voters rarely if ever saw -- a warm, even jocular family man, riding the emotional chaos of a grueling election. It is a side that his oldest son, Tagg Romney, wishes the public had seen. Instead, Romney typically came off on the stump as stiff and programmed.

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