Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A Few Things You Ought to Know 
about Mitt Romney 

Full name: Willard Mitt Romney

Born: March 12, 1947. That makes him 65 years old.
Father: George W. Romney, was former Governor of Michigan
Raised in Bloomfield Hills , Michigan
Married to Ann Romney since 1969; they have five children... all grown sons.  

B.A. from Brigham Young University,
J.D. and M.B.A. from Harvard University

Mormon - The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints

Upon graduating from  high school, spent 30 months in France as a Mormon missionary.
After going to both Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School simultaneously, he passed the Michigan bar exam, but never practiced law.
In 1984, co-founded Bain Capital, a private equity investment firm, one of the largest such firms in the United States .
In 1994, ran for Senator of Massachusetts and lost to Ted Kennedy.
President and CEO of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
In 2002, was elected Governor of the State of Massachusetts where he eliminated a 1.5 billion deficit.

Bain Capital, started with one small office supply store in Massachusetts, and later became Staples. There are now over 2,000 Staples stores that employ 90,000 people.
Bain Capital also worked to performsimilar business achievements again and again with companies like Domino's, Sealy, Brookstone, Weather Channel, Burger King, Warner Music Group, Dollarama, Home Depot and others.
Romney worked as an unpaid volunteer for his fathers gubernatorial campaign for one solid year.
He was an unpaid intern in the governor's office of his father for eight years.
He worked as an unpaid bishop and state president of his church for ten years.
He functioned as an unpaid president of the Salt Lake 
Olympic Committee for three years.
He took no salary and while Governor of Massachusetts for his entire four years in office donating the money to charity, instead.
He gave the inheritance he received from his father to charity.
Mitt Romney is one of the wealthiest self-made men in our country, but has given far more to others in terms of money, service and time than most men of wealth ever imagine doing.
In 2011 Mitt Romney gave over $4 million to charity, almost 19% of his income. By comparison, Obama gave 1% and Joe Biden gave $300 or .0013%.
Mitt Romney is trustworthy:
He hides nothing about his background
He is glad to show us his high school and college transcripts.
He will show us his Social Security card.
He will show us his law degree.
He will show us his draft notice
He will show us his medical records.
He will show us his income tax records.
All of this proves he has nothing to hide.
Mitt Romney's background, experience and trustworthiness indicate he has the potential to be a great leader and  motivator as President of the United States.
You may think that Romney may not be the most exciting candidate the G.O.P. could have selected:
But at least we can be sure who he is, and that he won't desecrate the flag, bow down to foreign powers,  practice fiscal irresponsibility, or hold secret meetings behind closed doors. 
Mitt Romney has the ability to transform our current financial disaster into triumph. He will brighten the rpospects for our economic future. 
We won't like everything we must do to recover from our downward spiral, but someone with Mitt Romney's business abilities can undoubtedly point us in more productive, fiscally sound direction.
He never took drugs, never smoked pot, never got drunk, never was on a first-name basis with communists or terrorists, nor did he attend a church openly hostile to our country.

We hope you already know the differences between the two men running for our country's top office.

Does the Obama-Biden ticket deserve four more years?

We don't think so. 


  1. Thanks for putting all these details in one place.

    I preferrred another candidate, namely, Allen West. However, he wasn't interested in running at this point; furthermore, he doesn't yet have another political experience.

    So, I'm on board with Romney.

    I'd love to put a sign in my yard. But you know what? I dare not! And I can't put one on my car either. The risk of vandalism and retaliation is so great here in liberal and far-Left Northern Virginia. **sigh**

  2. Excellent summary, FT!

    Romney isn't the most exciting candidate, but haven't we had enough of that?

    He is also not conservative and small-government enough for my tastes, but as you lay out, he is an accomplished man with real-world experience, unlike our current president.

    Go Mitt!

  3. "... but as you lay out, he is an accomplished man with real-world experience, unlike our current president."

    And as you say Silver he is not small government minded enough. Translation... his vision and path, if the man really has one, willed at the same cliff that Obama's vision and path will end.

    Pick your lesser of two evils and go home happy.

    Me, Gary Johnson gets my vote. I'm voting for liberty. Unfortunately liberty minded people will vote the lesser of two evils for the most part thus getting one or the other.

  4. Well, Les. I don't vote for the lesser of two evils for THAT reason. I vote for Republicans because at least they have a "Chinaman's Chance" of getting elected. Mr. Johnson, however unfortunately, has no chance at all. I'm sorry, but I can only see a vote for him as a vote for Obama.

    I made he mistake of voting for Perot in 1992, because George Bush, the First was in my never humble opinion a cypher.

    I'll never make THAT mistake again. NEVER!

    I have no enthusiasm for Mr. Romney. I tried to listen to him this morning on C-Span and couldn't take it, because his delivery is so flat and STUPENDOUSLY DULL. He rattles of words in a manner that reminds me of listening to an old fashioned group of stenographers in action. Clickety Clack! Clickety Clack! Clickety Clack! Clickety Clack! Clickety Clack! Clickety Clack! ad infinitum.

    Romney is extraordinarily fit, very nice, wholesome and good-looking, but he has NO "charisma."

    Unfortunately, for us, "The Black Knight" has that mysterious, indefinable, unquantifiable quality that makes most of the ladies want to tear off their clothes, lie down and throw their legs in the air, while the men of the Ignoscenti want to drop their drawers, and grab their ankles.

    Thanks as always for stopping by.

    ~ FreeThinke

  5. 30 to 1 odds against Obama. Nuff said

  6. Mitt Romney has the ability to transform our current financial disaster into triumph. He will brighten the prospects for our economic future.

    Dream on, little dreamer dream on.

  7. He will show us his draft notice

    Yeah, and remember when they asked his puke kids why they didn't enlist?
    They were serving their country by campaigning for their father.

    You think The Black Messiah's a bummer? Wait till you catch Magic Underwear's act.

  8. Ducky's comments aside... 'The Black Knight" was at one time the hoped for "White in Shining Armour"" that could fix the mess his predecessor, the republican fiscal hack GWB left us.

    Before "the Black Knight" turned "black" he was a light shade of grey, just like Romney is today.

    I realize I am not popular pushing the idea of voting for a third party candidate. But I still maintain that until we have a viable third party, with a viable candidate with as much experience and more credibility than Mittens or Obama, we will be stuck with the "lesser of two evils" for a long time to come.

    Without risk, and without a sincere desire and determination to change the state of politics in this nation we can count on a continued downward spiral, regardless which of bozo party candidates gets elected.

    What is needed is for people to realize they ought to be supporting third party candidates across the board. Letting the two major parties simmer in their own stinking juices until they have burnt themselves out.

    Only mu opinion but I just will not allow myself to vote for either of the bozo's most of the rest of the country will be voting for.

  9. I have great sympathy for your point of view, Les. I havenot been satisfied with ANY candidate in EITHER party for a very long time -- maybe never come to think of it.

    I saw The Black Knight for exactly what he is first crack out of the barrel, and unhesitatingly dubbed him that as soon as he appeared on the scene -- to the horror of my more tepid, less assertive and audacious, quasi-conservative friends.

    If Romney and his "handlers" had even a scintilla of dynamism, they wouldn't hesitate to use such a term, themselves.

    I don't mind being called either a "racist" OR an "anti-Semite." In fact it rather amuses me. I refuse to let such terms shame, embarrass or intimidate me.

    It's not true, but as a still-free, native-born American citizen of advanced years I reserve the right to be critical of ANYONE without taking any notice of their Race, Creed or Country of National Origin.

    I WILL call a spade a SPADE, by God.

    If we don't smash Political Correctness to smithereens, and sweep the shards into the Dustbin of History, we will suffocate in our own institutionalized hypocrisy.

    If I sound excessive, please don't be offended. I admit to having a penchant for satirical analogy and colorful overstatement.

    I wish Romney had a little more of ME in him frankly. I think it would make the campaign a lot livelier and more engaging. His biggest problem is that of being too much of a Goody Two-Shoes at a time when we need a ferocious attack dog with a high degree of intellectual integrity, but little or no conscience when it comes to fighting dirty.

    Politics is a necessary evil predicated largely on extravagant does of both filth and hypocrisy.

    ~ FreeThinke

  10. Lisa, it's good to see you here. Please don't be a stranger.

    We may be odd, but we try never to be dull.


    ~ FT

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  12. "... His biggest problem is that of being too much of a Goody Two-Shoes at a time when we need a ferocious attack dog with a high degree of intellectual integrity,..."

    Agreed. There is a reason he is not a ferocious attack dog, it has everything to do with (his lack of) the remainder of that which is in quotations.

    To be a powerful, convincing, and credible attack dog you must posses the integrity part of the equation. Romney knows he doesn't have it therefore he must be VERY careful.

    There does not exit today ANY national politician that is truly an independent thinker with sterling character and a consistent and credible agenda (philosophy).

    Ron Paul and Gary Johnson are the closest thing to it. And I have begun to question Ron Paul's steadfastness.

  13. On more than one occasion, I have voted for a candidate other than the two main ones.

    Every time, the worse of the two main candidates won. I might just as well have voted for the worse outright!

    So, I'm resigned to voting for Romney this time around. In my view, another 4 years under the Obama regime will bring horror upon America.

  14. AOW, THAT's exactly why we have guns. Put the signs out and keep watch. Just be ready with the pooper scooper! heh heh

    Rational, I undrstand your complaint with Romney but it is people with that stubbornness that gave us Sambobama in the first place. McCain would have been a whole lot better. Keep up the good work and we'll get this turkey for another 4 and I will blame you and your ilk again!

    FT, great post as usual and thanks for being rational about things. We do need a third party, but they should focus on getting a firm hold of some seats in the Senate and House before they even think about the Oval Office. My recommendation of course would be "The Average American Party"!!!

  15. Johnson may very well draw as much or more from Obama as he will from Romney. Especially if Mittens steps up the attacks, stops flip flopping like he's on the beach, and released his tax returns.

    Since the economy is not going to appreciably improve before November it is quite possible the "O" man will LOSE.

    Meanwhile I, like millions of other liberty minded people will vote our conscience and work to build a stronger Libertarian party under Gary Johnson's leadership.

  16. Average American,
    AOW, THAT's exactly why we have guns. Put the signs out and keep watch.

    I used to do something like that. Never had to pull a weapon out, but I did rush out the door screaming like a banshee at any vandals I spotted.

    My biggest concern now: that Mr. AOW is home alone a lot of the time -- with the wheelchair ramp in plain view of the road and our front yard. We have frontage along one of the major arteries here.

  17. Rational Nation,
    Since the economy is not going to appreciably improve before November it is quite possible the "O" man will LOSE.

    In my view, BHO will not lose if the vote splits enough.

    In addition, incumbents are often re-elected, particularly since the 20th Century.

  18. I have tried to drum up some genuine enthusiasm for Mitt Romney, but every time I listen to him speak, and observe the stiffness and manifest artificiality of his gestures I have to admit he appears more and more like a man who is saying things he thinks he OUGHT to say rather than an individual motivated by deep personal conviction and authentic passion.

    I believe he's as clean and decent as he appears, but in truth he's just another McCain -- a waffling, whinnying game player whom I grew to DESPISE.

    I was most attracted by Ron Paul. Despite his age, lack of charisma, and palpable eccentricity he would have been our best possible choice.

    Most unfortunately, once you are accused of "anti-Semitism" in this or any other western country, you haven't any more chance of achieving success in the political arena than a snowball odes of surviving in hell -- UNLESS you happen to be NEGRO, of course.

    An accusation of "anti-Semitism" is -- quite literally -- The Kiss of Death so incredibly powerful has Jewish Influence become since the end of World War II.

    ~ FreeThinke



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