03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Romney Says Bush Sr Is A Personal Hero - - Compares W To Hoover

When former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney paid tribute to his presidential heroes during his victory speech last night, he left out one prominent Republican: President Bush.

For weeks, Romney had been telling the campaign that he draws his inspiration from the GOP icon Ronald Reagan. Last night, in Michigan, he told a crowd of supporters, "I take my inspiration from Ronald Reagan and George Herbert Walker Bush." Moments later, he repeated the two men's names.

But at no point did he mention the nation's current president, George W. Bush.

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