Mitt Romney is 90 to 95 percent certain to capture the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. At least that’s the belief of Utah State University Political Science Department Chairman Mike Lyons. On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Tuesday, Lyons said it has yet to be seen whether or not Romney is hurt by ads where presidential contenders Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry criticize Romney’s role in Bain Capital, a private equity firm that restructured dozens of companies where jobs were sometimes lost.”Given Romney’s privileged background,” Lyons said, “and the fact that he has long been a millionaire, that he was born into a privileged situation, he’s in a somewhat difficult situation.”I do expect Democrats to square, right away, attack him on the grounds that he’s really not in touch with middle class America, doesn’t understand small business, and doesn’t really understand job creation.”Meanwhile, former Utah Governor and Presidential contender Jon Huntsman, Jr. says it is time for Republicans to stop attacking Romney’s role in a corporate takeover firm. He says Romney can be called to account for plenty of government-related issues.
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