Mitt Romney has earned the support of Hudson Institute scholar Tevi Troy, who served as deputy health and human services secretary during the George W. Bush administration. Mr. Troy has signed as a special policy adviser to Mr. Romney's presidential campaign, revealing in a recent McClatchy op-ed that his candidate "recognizes that states are laboratories of democracy, and that the federal government cannot impose its health care will on all 50 states."
Mr. Troy tells Inside the Beltway, "I'm excited to help Mitt Romney bring conservative leadership back to the White House."
Mr. Romney, meanwhile, has adopted the motto, "Believe in America," and now offers his own "Has he lost hope?" petition to rally voters against President Obama, urging them to "sign the petition if you think it's time to send a conservative businessman to the White House."