Hatch pointed principally to Romney’s record overseeing the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2004, where he turned around the struggling winter games and managed what were widely seen as a successful Olympics.
“That’s what he’d do if he was president,” Hatch said. “There are some other good people, too.”
Hatch also floated some names of candidates he said would make great running mates for the Republican nominee in 2012: Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R).
“And somebody said, ‘Well, who should be vice president?'” he said. “And one of the best would be Haley Barbour, Mitch Daniels in Indiana — they’re very solid guys doing great jobs in their very difficult states.”