Here's Romney's statement from his interview with CBS today.
I left the business and went off to run the Olympics, did that full time and after three years, when the Olympics were over, we arranged my departure officially from a retirement standpoint.We all know that he lived in Utah during those 3 years (1999-2002) while he ran the Olympics. And then what? He ran for Governor of Massachusetts in 2002. The problem was, the Massachusetts constitution requires that candidates establish residence in the state by living there for seven consecutive years before the election.
Some of the evidence that is surfacing about Romney's involvement with Bain (ie, trips back to Massachusetts to attend board meetings) was made public when Democrats in that state challenged him on the residency requirements.
I don't know what - if anything - will surface about this that is more damaging to Romney. This is enough for me. We know that he has continually spun a tangled web of lies for a long time now because he's willing to say ANYTHING to get what he wants.