Presidential hopeful, Mitt Romney, made a stop in Star Valley on Thursday afternoon, addressing between 400-500 people in the Afton Civic Center. Romney, one of the current front-runners for the Republican nomination, appeared genuinely surprised and pleased at the large turnout on such short notice. “I try and get a room like this in New York and I can’t,” he laughed. “I don’t know why.”
In addition to stating some of his philosophies with what should be changed at the core level in Washington, D.C., the bulk of his address revolved around his intended economic vision for the country as well as fielding approximately a dozen questions, most of which also dealt with the economy. Lincoln County has the highest unemployment rate in Wyoming at just over nine percent.
Romney also likened President Barack Obama to “a deer in the headlights” when it came to leadership and stated his intention of bringing improved leadership to the White House.
Look for more comprehensive coverage in the August 25, 2011 edition of the Star Valley Independent.