Mitt Romney urged a bipartisan gathering of about 200 political and business leaders to set aside partisan bickering and seek solutions to the nation’s most pressing issues.
The private Experts and Enthusiasts conference he hosted at Park City featured policy discussions about education, the economy, immigration and foreign policy. Speakers included three potential Republican presidential candidates for 2016 – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky.
Other speakers were Democrats David Axelrod, a longtime advisor to President Obama, and Erskine Bowles, former Clinton Chief of Staff. Josh Romney told the Salt Lake Tribune that his father was not trying to score political points but was trying to influence the national dialogue. He says he did not hear Obama’s name mentioned once at the retreat.