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Former Gov. Weld Praises Romney At GOP Convention

TAMPA, Fla. — Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld says that even though he supported President Obama in the 2008 election, this year he’s backing Mitt Romney.

Former Gov. William Weld speaks to Massachusetts convention delegates Tuesday. (Monica Brady-Myerov/WBUR)

Former Gov. William Weld speaks to Massachusetts convention delegates Tuesday. (Monica Brady-Myerov/WBUR)

Weld, who addressed the Massachusetts delegation at the Republican National Convention Tuesday, said he’s impressed with Romney’s business experience.

“He’s purposeful and methodical,” Weld said. “He’s everything you would want in a chief executive.”

He also said Romney has a tremendous sense of humor.

“We’ve spent quality time with him and know him to be a hugely enjoyable and, yes, likable person and it’s going to be impossible for the country not to get that sense.”

Weld also told reporters he’d welcome a post working in a Romney White House, if his fellow former governor is elected.

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