Romney Would Replace Bernanke

It would be one of many changes. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke might want to start updating his résumé. After one of Romney’s advisers said in an interview this week that the GOP candidate would be willing to renominate Bernanke, Romney himself is reneging that offer. The candidate says he would want to select someone who “was sympathetic to the needs of our nation” in the event he is elected president. Romney says he hasn’t considered anyone in particular, but pointed to Glenn Hubbard and Greg Mankiw as excellent economic advisers.