The figures above are from the Official Report of the XIX Olympic Winter Games, Volume 1 and Volume 2. They show just how little involvement Mitt Romney had with the day-to-day operation of the Olympic Games.
The March 16, 2002 edition of the Salt Lake Tribune ran a front page story: Bullock Kept Romney’s Olympic Machinery Running. The first few paragraphs read:
Mitt Romney went out and got the money needed by Salt Lake City’s Olympic machine.
Fraser Bullock made sure the machine fired on all cylinders.
Romney was “Mr. External,” courting sponsors and politicians, reviving and maintaining public enthusiasm for the 2002 Winter Games through almost daily contacts with the news media.
Bullock was “Mr. Internal,” spending day after day plowing through every line item of budget documents that could fill a library wing, delving into everything from transportation to information technology to venue operations to city-services contracts. When problems arose, he solved them.
Dan Payne’s October 19, 2012 piece for WBUR summarizes the various issues with Romney’s Olympic “rescue” story. It includes a quote from Sam Stein and Jason Cherkis’s July19, 2012 piece for the Huffington Post in which NBC Olympic commentator and author David Wallechinsky says that “[Romney’s] involvement is greatly exaggerated.”
I think that’s clear.