Romney's Character

Romney's Character

PostBy: Dann757 On: Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:21 pm

Not a white hating apologist that does not like the color of his mother. Who hung out with marxists, smoked crack and weed.

We have a guy that drank one beer in his life. Never touched other drugs. That was willing to do this for a fellow employee:

Even if this was a man who was not running for President - it is one heck of a story. Ask yourself, "Would my employer do this for me?" What kind of character does it take to do this? This isn't in the news when they are trashing Romney. Snopes does verify this as TRUE. Yep! character does matter, and what we have been hearing in the media recently about Romney's Democrat opponent has been quite shocking. I thought you might like to see another side of one of the candidates. It appears there is more to the Bain Capital story than is being told, so I hope this story below is informative. Romney's character... This facet of Romney's personality isn't so subtle.

In July 1996, the 14-year-old daughter of Robert Gay, a partner at Bain Capital, had disappeared. She had attended a rave party in New York City and gotten high on ecstasy. Three days later, her distraught father had no idea where she was. Romney took immediate action. He closed down the entire firm and asked all 30 partners and employees to fly to New York to help find Gay's daughter.

Romney set up a command center at the LaGuardia Marriott and hired a private detective firm to assist with the search. He established a toll-free number for tips, coordinating the effort with the NYPD, and went through his Rolodex and called everyone Bain did business with in New York and asked them to help find his friend's missing daughter.

Romney's accountants at Price Waterhouse Cooper put up posters on street poles, while cashiers at a pharmacy owned by Bain put fliers in the bag of every shopper. Romney and the other Bain employees scoured every part of New York and talked with everyone they could - prostitutes, drug addicts - anyone. Their hunt made the evening news, which featured photos of the girl and the Bain employees searching for her.

As a result, a teenage boy phoned in, asked if there was a reward, and then hung up abruptly. The NYPD traced the call to a house in New Jersey where they found the girl in the basement, shivering and experiencing withdrawal symptoms from a massive ecstasy dose. Doctors later said the girl might not have survived another day. Romney's former partner credits Mitt Romney with saving his daughter's life, saying, "It was the most amazing thing, and I'll never forget this to the day I die."

So, here's my take on this: Mitt Romney simply can't help himself. He sees a problem, and his mind immediately sets to work solving it, sometimes consciously, and sometimes not so consciously. He doesn't do it for self-aggrandizement, or for personal gain. He does it because that's just how he's wired. Many people are unaware of the fact that when Romney was asked by his old employer, Bill Bain, to come back to Bain & Company as CEO to rescue the firm from bankruptcy, Romney left Bain Capital to work at Bain & Company for an annual salary of one dollar.

When Romney went to the rescue of the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics, he accepted no salary for three years, and would not use an expense account. He also accepted no salary as Governor of Massachusetts. Character counts. (And yes...that's worth reading again!) It's nice to hear something positive about one of the candidates for a change. Why isn't this story publicized in the mainstream media? Remember this story when you vote in November.
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Re: Romney's Character

PostBy: CoaLen On: Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:24 pm

Thank you. Good post.
Character does matter in a leader. The great leaders in our history had the type of decisiveness Romney displayed during this incident.
Here's the "Snopes" explanation for anyone that wants to read it: http://www.snopes.com/politics/romney/search.asp
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Re: Romney's Character

PostBy: coalkirk On: Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:27 pm

Well I'm not sure I can trust someone his age who has only ever drank one beer and never smoked any weed. :|
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Re: Romney's Character

PostBy: grumpy On: Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:56 pm

That's a wonderful story but he's still not getting my vote. He was at the Bilderburg meeting, he was the chosen one, he is owned, Just like Obummer..
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Re: Romney's Character

PostBy: Dann757 On: Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:22 pm

Hey Grumpy, I respect that, didn't know he was a Bilderberger; I have a book on that I should read. I hate to say the old "lesser of two evils" line, but Romney has got to be 1000 times better than you know who. I hope you change your mind but I respect your opinion.
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Re: Romney's Character

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:53 pm

Yeah, like you said Dan - at least he's not a ultra-leftist communist marxist. Anything is better than what we've got. He's not my first choice .. hell, he's not my last choice either, but gotta do what you gotta do, and then concentrate on repairing our country from the bottom up. Go to your town meetings. Get your friends & neighbors to join you. We can fix this .. but we've got to start in our own homes, then our own streets, then our towns, and onward.

I have hope once again - it has been restored. 8-)
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Re: Romney's Character

PostBy: jpete On: Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:09 pm

I wish the Salt Lake City Olympics thing could finally be straightened out.

Mitt Romney did NOT "save" sh*t. He went straight to D.C. and got taxpayer money to pay for almost everything.

You and I saved the Olympics. Not Willard.

And as to whether Mitt would send out a search party for you or me, that depends on whether or not your father is a partner at the firm now doesn't it.

Maybe he should get a posse together and look for all the jobs he vaporized liquidating companies.

And for the record, he has every right in the world to vaporize those jobs. But there's no way in hell he is going to do that from the Oval Office and therefore, his business acumen doesn't mean jack in the position he's applying for.
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Re: Romney's Character

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:39 pm

I think anyone with true character wouldn't have hidden money, a Corp. & holdings that he didn't disclose, not saying what he did or is doing is illegal but if there isn't something shady then why not be up front with it? Then why is it that the right seems to be ripe with chicken-hawks, why not just come out & say you were afraid to go to war but now your willing to send other peoples children off to make you & others that gain from war mo money?
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Re: Romney's Character

PostBy: grumpy On: Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:42 pm

Dann757 wrote:Hey Grumpy, I respect that, didn't know he was a Bilderberger; I have a book on that I should read. I hate to say the old "lesser of two evils" line, but Romney has got to be 1000 times better than you know who. I hope you change your mind but I respect your opinion.



Perhaps. I will respond with this.. to everyone..

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Re: Romney's Character

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:51 pm

Thanks Grumpy, I miss that man, got to see him live several times. He had a way of entertaining while giving you something to think about.
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Re: Romney's Character

PostBy: homecomfort On: Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:03 pm

romney , IS the New World Order. rich elitists who care nothing about the American working class. bought into power by tons and tons of money spent on tv ads to confuse and brainwash intellectually challenged voters. most unemployed would not get a job "licking rich guys boots".
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Re: Romney's Character

PostBy: grumpy On: Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:06 pm

samhill wrote:Thanks Grumpy, I miss that man, got to see him live several times. He had a way of entertaining while giving you something to think about.



Yeah, he spoke the truth, sure wish I could have seen him live. He died so young..
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Re: Romney's Character

PostBy: jpete On: Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:35 pm

samhill wrote:Thanks Grumpy, I miss that man, got to see him live several times. He had a way of entertaining while giving you something to think about.


LMAO. I got to see him live once and he was doing a bit about lies that people tell. He asked the audience what some common lies were and people were yelling things like "The check is in the mail" and stuff.

I won't say what I yelled but I made him choke a second. ;) 8-)
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Re: Romney's Character

PostBy: rberq On: Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:44 am

Touching story about Romney and the 14-year-old, but the ending is a little skewed. She had run away from home to have a good time and was pretty much safe and sound in the playroom of some rich folks in New Jersey when she was located.

I was feeling pretty good about Romney, seemed like a decent and smart guy. But then his GOP rivals quit and he started campaigning, and it's been nothing but lies and distortion and flip-flops ever since. Kind of reminds me of John Edwards a few years back, a guy who seemed pretty decent but then it turned out his entire persona was manufactured and fake. If he hadn't self-destructed over his girlfriend he would have had a shot at the White House, and the reality was, nobody knew who he was.
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Re: Romney's Character

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:38 am

Not being a genius & realizing that I'm getting older & more simple minded, the only real thing I know is that the House & Senate have to be willing to work with the POUS & it has not been working for the past 4 yrs. It's a good old boys club in DC. Get over it. Great, we've had a black or whatever BO is supposed to be & it's not working as it would not work with a woman in office--if you think different, you need to get out more often. My friend Dan mentioned "lesser of the 2 evils" It's been that way forever--make your best choice come Nov. Me personally, it damn sure won't be BO--he's had his 4 yrs of promised CHANGE Dig deep enough & we all become documented or projected A-holes :(
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