Week In Review: Romney's Big Week 25:30

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This week belonged to former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. The Republican National Convention in Tampa was Romney's big chance to introduce himself and sharpen his attack on President Obama.

"This president can tell us that the next four years he'll get it right, but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office," Romney said during his prime time speech Thursday night.

The convention was also chance for those from Massachusetts who know Romney best to lay out their case to the rest of the nation.

"First and foremost, Mitt Romney is a good an honorable man, committed to public service and his country," said Kerry Healey, who served as Romney's lieutenant governor from 2003 to 2007.

Meanwhile, back home in Massachusetts, Democrat Elizabeth Warren rolled out a new ad aimed at women.

Also this week, a massive cheating scandal rocked Harvard Univeristy and a state crime lab in Jamaica Plain was shut down after state police discovered a chemist failed to follow protocols in drug testing, potentially exposing thousands of drug convictions to legal challenges.

Radio Boston takes a look at those stories and more.


  • Callum Borchers, political correspondent, The Boston Globe
  • John Carroll, communications professor, Boston University

This segment aired on August 31, 2012.