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Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney candidate for Detroit's emergency financial manager?
5:52 PM, Mar 4, 2013
4:51 AM, Mar 5, 2013
DETROIT (WXYZ) - Since Governor Snyder proclaimed Detroit is in a financial emergency Friday, only one name has surfaced as a possible emergency financial manager.
Could a man that last ran for president be Detroit's EFM?
"I do have a top candidate and we do have additional people that could serve that role," said Governor Snyder. "The top candidate's outstanding," he continued about the mystery person.
At least two political commentators speculate former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney may be Detroit's EFM. Washington Post opinion writer Charles Lane suggested Romeny would be a good choice after turning around a number of businesses and citing Romney's Detroit roots and his availability.
Romney hasn't been seen much since his November loss to President Obama.
Slate.com writer David Weigel suggested Romney as an EFM in an online article. However, Weigel wasn't exactly kind to the former governor; saying he as experience as a "brutal operator," and "turnaround artist."
7 Action News reached out to Romney but received no comment on his interest or disinterest in the position. We could not confirm if he is even an official candidate.
Governor Snyder's office says if a candidate is announced it will be next Monday at the earliest.