Romney’s nicer than you think

April 11, 2012


By now, many voters have heard that Mitt Romney once put the family dog, Seamus, in a crate and strapped him to the roof of a station wagon. But far fewer have heard that Romney and his sons once raced across a dark, placid lake on Jet Skis, “Baywatch”-style, to rescue strangers and their dog, McKenzie, after their boat capsized.

Or that Romney once temporarily closed the Boston headquarters of his private-equity firm to round up his co-workers, accountants and lawyers and fan out across Manhattan to search for Melissa Gay, his Bain Capital partner’s missing 14-year-old daughter.

Or that as a volunteer lay pastor of his Mormon congregation, Romney spent years counseling neighbors on their marriages and adoptions, helping the unemployed feed their families, and ministering to the sick and the addicted.

9 Responses to Romney’s nicer than you think

  1. Just sayin' on April 11, 2012 at 9:46 am

    “Jet Skis…rescue…dog, McKenzie.”

    Sounds implausible, since Jet Skis have no roof.

  2. Sittin this election out on April 11, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Yawn…so what. Romney’s Obama Lite..

  3. itsagreatcountry on April 11, 2012 at 10:12 am

    None of this surprises me. He seems like a nice person and a devoted husband, on top of being a great manager and businessman. I can’t get over the ridiculous characterizations of this man by so many who probably don’t know or have tried to find out the first thing about him. I just hope enough Americans are disillusioned with that poor excuse for a president that occupies the White House now to vote for and give Romeny a chance. He’s twice the person Obama is.

  4. anonymous un-RINO on April 11, 2012 at 10:38 am

    We conservatives don’t care how nice Willard is, that’s only for you RINOs.

    We care that he’s a lying progressive crapweasel.

    George Washington was one of the most non-nice people around. We conservatives didn’t much care about nice then either.

    If you’re trolling for conservative votes for your boy, Poli, you’re probably wasting your time, as that bait won’t work, and basically demonstrates that you’re a RINO who doesn’t understand the conservative mind.

    And the RINOs are already there with you, because Willard has a little “R” after his name, so you’re wasting your time there, too.

    But at least you’re not posting stupidity about Willard’s “conservative” positions, so I guess that’s progress.

  5. itsagreatcountry on April 11, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Unfortunately, un-RINO, your assertions are based on pure conjecture. The truth is, no one can say exactly how Romney will govern if he is elected, but I believe that he will work for this nation’s good. Which is more than I can say that I feel about the person in the White House now OR some of the so-called “conservatives” who are no more conservative than Romney, or are so unqualified that you just know they couldn’t “cut it”.

  6. anonymous un-RINO on April 11, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    No, Willard’s record isn’t “conjecture”, it’s the historical reality of a lying progressive crapweasel.

    You’d understand that if you were a conservative.

  7. Ryan Aaron on April 11, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    So what is ROmney’s record in governing in a state which isn’t 85% democrat led legislature that can ram through legislation with or without his consent?

  8. anonymous un-RINO on April 12, 2012 at 6:52 am

    His record is that he’s a lying progressive crapweasel.

  9. MikeN on April 12, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Romney’s going to have to prove that he can win before he gets any help. His record is not conservative. It is higher revenues, higher spending, opposing a state ballot initiative to eliminate the state income tax, and signing up for higher energy prices, as well as unilaterally implementing gay marriage. Plus his church banned blacks up to 35 years ago, when he was 30 years old.
    His campaigning style is very robotic and stilted, so he is going to have trouble connecting. He spent lots of money attacking Republican conservatives with glee. Let’s see if he’s willing to spend his money attacking Obama, or if he’s going to blame conservatives fort his loss while keeping the money.