Skip to comments.Fact Check: Story about Mitt Romney and missing child is true .
Posted on 10/19/2012 6:52:01 PM PDT by sushiman
Is it true that Mitt Romney closed down his firm, Bain Capital, and flew 30 workers to New York to look for the missing daughter of one of his colleagues?
The fact-finding groups PolitiFact.com, Snopes.com and Truthorfiction.com all rate this as true, and media reports of the day confirm much of the details of the viral email.
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Either the Romney campaign or a SuperPAC need to turn this story into a commercial to head-off whatever Gloria Allred has up her sleeve.
The father of the girl needs to do it on his own
This is another powerful Mormon tale which Romney campaigns have used in ads, for years.
Here is the truth regarding the teenage daughter of a fellow Mormon Bishop, Melissa Gay.
This one time effort (never duplicated in any form) for a powerful, wealthy fellow Mormon leader and Bain executive has never been done again by Mormon Bishop Romney, it was Mormon insider stuff by the elites, way over the top for a teen girl that went to a rave and stayed with her friends for a couple of days.
Mormon Bishop, Robert Gay, the Bain executive is at the top among Mormon leaders, On March 31, 2012, he became a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy.
But several acquaintances of the teen who knew her well at the time and have not spoken publicly before told The Daily a different story: one of a rebellious adolescent in a moment of high-spirited escapism who hid from her parents in relative safety in an upscale New Jersey town.
And they credited the group of new friends she made during her disappearance, including a boyfriend, as the ones who ultimately encouraged Melissa Gay daughter of Romneys colleague at private equity firm Bain Capital to head home to her panicked family.
Did Mitt Romney save this girl? No, said Doug Becker, the then-boyfriend and now a 32-year-old pastor in the same town of Rockaway, N.J. But I do think what spurred her going home was the kind of coverage it was getting, and I think [Romney] was pretty responsible for that.
Another childhood friend, speaking anonymously, was more blunt. I think the ad is incredibly misleading. Dishonest is the word for it, the friend said. She wasnt saved, she ran away to go to a rave, and got lost and wound up in New Jersey. She paged a friend to come get her.
A Mormon and a Bain executive. How dare he.
Romney = closes down his firm which pays out of pocket for some of its employees to search for the daughter of a missing colleague...
Obama = takes off for a Vegas fundraiser just days after four of his employees are murdered and later refers to the incident at “not optimal”....
what’s wrong with this picture..
The "father" and fellow Bain executive, is now a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy, he is of the highest of the high of the Mormon power structure.
He has been trumpeting this and making TV ads using it for Mitt, for many years, and they used to spread the story as Mitt having saved the girls life, etc., it used to be told even more dramatically than today, snopes and others ended that.
So a fellow Bain executive and a man that is in line to become the Holy Prophet of the Mormons, is the only teen runaway in all of Mitt’s history of thousands of employees and 65 years of life?
I find your comments comprehensively irrelevant.
Whether she was in danger or was “saved” by Romney’s action isn’t the point.
Nobody knew whether she was or was not in danger. That’s why they call it “missing.”
The point is that the effort was made, at private expense.
Why don’t you loony toons just declare your strings to the Obama campaign already?
In this version she is not rescued hours away from death as some accounts over the years have portrayed it, but the main point is, that this is related to WHO it was, Romney has never done this for anyone else, and never would, although we know that this is a very common event and would have happened countless times among lesser employees.
A fellow Bain boss and a man that is in line to become the Holy Prophet of the Mormons was a recipient of an extraordinary, one time action, something that would have freaked out many of us during our teen years.
Whether she was in danger or was saved by Romneys action isnt the point.
Youre quite right...
the point is she was an embarassment and an inconvenience for Daddy...
Care to explain what simple facts in post 8 are “loony” or why it made you angry to learn them?
They were an answer to questions posed on the thread about the father.
I agree. Some PAC should also make ads out of these stories:
Please, someone make a commercial out of this speech: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwjc9T4Rd98.
It’s Pam Finlayson describing how Mitt helped her with her premature child and how he ignored all the tubes sticking out of her and showed the child real compassion.
This is one of many videos of people who have been helped by Romney on a personal level. He has spent his life helping others and there must be hundreds of other examples out there. Here are a few more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZlB7aR-2h8 ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG2I-r69Wrk ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f84w58MUagk ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIDzeB-ZhXY ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVoD_V2MClY ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vheg9queyRo.
Turn these into 30 to 60 sec commercials and play one during every break of an hour long show. Obama’s whole strategy is to portray Mitt as a monster and these emotional videos would destroy that. If you can make someone cry with a political commercial you’ve won. Mitt’s not going to run these because of his religious beliefs but what about the other groups? Mitt’s negatives are the last hurdle to overcome, that’s what these ads could do. If anyone knows of a group running these ads let me know, I’ll send them my check.
He needs to do it again and now
Good gosh people, Mitt has been milking this for more than a decade, they HAVE run the ads this year, as they do every election.
Embarassments and inconveniences are handled quietly, or tried to.
Your claim doesn’t ring true.
Incredibly stupid, worthless thread.
Do you have any vidsos of Willard helping someone who is NOT a Mormon ???
Im sure in Willard’s Truman type life there must be at least one incident that was recorded...
In all those nearly 600,000 hours of his well documented life Im sure you can find us one or maybe a heartstopping TWO...
If it didnt kid there wouldnt be this thread...
Yes, actually several of the people in the videos were not Mormons. Not that it should really matter. A family gives up their Christmas vacation every year to help those that are suffering. I give them credit and don’t care who they help, I’ve never done anything close to what the Romneys have done and I consider myself a charitable person.
It is all so sickening; how pathological is Leftist Leadership and how useful are the fools for their heinous cause.
I’m in NY - I really only see 0bama ads here and there.
More malicious squawking from you two... try posting something positive for a change? Like this, Romney submitting a Protection of Marriage ballot initiative to block gay marriage in Massachusetts:
ROMNEY FIGHTS FOR MARRIAGE VOTE
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Governor Mitt Romney addresses a rally at the Massachusetts State House calling on the legislature to vote on a marriage amendment. The ballot initiative would allow the states citizens to vote on the definition of marriage. Currently the legislature is refusing to allow their constituents to vote on the matter, violating the Massachusetts Constitution.
A family gives up their Christmas vacation every year
Thats an out of touch statement...
In other words the Romneys stay at home every Christmas...
I do too and so do lots of other Americans...
Its not called “giving up anything”
Its called “celebrating the birth of Christ” and “enjoying the family”
How do you know it was a one-time action? One of the tenets of Mormon belief (and Christian) is you don’t blow your own horn. If you do things for the praise of men, you have your reward.
I was going to use the adjectives you used , to describe you ...But I won’t . : )
Yes, there are videos of Romney helping non-Mormons:
“Awesome Glenn Beck Monologue on Mitt Romney’s Anonymous Milk Donations to Veterans Hospital”
Incredible insights into the character and generous nature of Mitt Romney. That is the proper way to redistribute wealth, if you want to help the poor then spend your own money not someone else’s.
Changing the subject with a strawman ???
Willard helping gays who may or may not be Mormons ???
I’ll get someone to help you with that...
fm what do you know about Willard and his gay marriage fiasco in MASS ???
It was milk for a veterans homeless shelter, not a hospital, and it was to recover from his gaffe as a Senate candidate when he toured the shelter and said to teach the veterans to milk cows.
One of the stories from Glenn Beck ???
Forget it...he has lied in the past...
and hardly Mitt Romneys Anonymous Milk Donations if its so well known from big mouth Beck...
Wheres the proof from the hospital ???
and the proof that it was out of the pocket of Willard and not from his Mormon membership ???
Remember he was the archbishop over several groups of Mormons (hundreds) and could use their tithe money or take up a collection from them for the milk...
BTW whose original idea was it ???
Did Willard ever buy the veterans a motorized wheelchair ???
I’m sorry, I didn’t realize you were so ignorant of Romney’s history regarding gay marriage.
Perhaps if you watched the video you would have seen Romney leading the conservatives in trying to block gay marriage permanently in the state via a ballot referendum.
We do know that it is a one time deal that he did for the powerful Mormon at Bain, and nothing that Romney does positive is kept secret.
It is like when he helped in that video about the tree trunk after the fire in San Diego.
The Romneys called the fellow Mormon and asked to come over and help him, when he said that he was already pretty much finished the Romneys kept pushing him to let them come over and do something, so he let them do the stump.
It was an all Mormon event, arranged by the Romneys, when they could have done something more useful at non-Mormon houses in the fire damaged neighborhood.
This neighborhood is part of my work area, rather than pressure this Mormon, the Romneys could have simply verified that someone else within sight of his home needed help and come and done it.
This was about Mormonism and a presidential campaign, not randomly helping a stranger.
Do you realize how ridiculous you look? You demand proof from the hospital? Here is the Director...
Glenn Beck on TheBlaze TV (14 Sept 2012) - Mitt Romney’s “Milk” Donation Explained by Ken Smith
So they’re attacking Romney ads that he isn’t using in this race? I don’t see that going far.
Has anyone reported on all the deaths threats against Romney and kin?
According to you, no good deed should go unpunished.
Are you so jaded that you believe that no one would do anything for anyone else without having some benefit to themselves?
You have my sympathies, and I mean that most sincerely.
I do not think this is a Mormon rite only. Isn’t the saying in the gospel something about “storing treasues on Earth instead of Heaven,” Book of Matthew, maybe?
Incredible insights into the character and generous nature of Mitt Romney
No its not...
If he did have something to do with it it shows how stingy and mean he really is...
The LORD jesus Christ was angry at the rich selfish “givers” who gave a little ourt of their plenty...
he was pleased with te poor widow who gave 2 pennies...
So if rich Willard wanted to make a splash with God he should have spent some of those $250 MILLION that hes hoarding in his barns on the poor and bought something worthwhile like motorized wheelchairs or more beds or built an extention onto the building and kept quiet about it...
we get to know all the “anonymous” things that Willard supposedly did...
Kid if theyre anonymous NOBODY ever gets to know about them...
Christian pastors do this kind of stuff every day and its normal living for them...
they often dont have much but they outdo your meanhearted boy Wee Willard by a mile...
and they dont feel they have to tell breathless Glenn Beck what they might have done 10 years ago...
Actually, they were ALL Mormons, with the exception of the milk for the homeless shelter, that was a part of his political campaigning in Massachusetts, and a recovery from a flippant, insulting gaffe that he had made while touring it.
Not at all, I am merely keeping truth involved in these tall tales, the facts of them should not be glossed over to create something that is different from what it was.
The facts being filled in should not be a problem.
you believe that no one would do anything for anyone else without having some benefit to themselves?
Were talking about Willard here...
and its a well known fact that Willard doesnt do anything for anyone without PR and a camera along or makes sure theres someone to report it...
Yes he does it for his own benefit...
otherwise he wouldnt be trying to use it to coerse you into voting for him...
Doing “nice” things for people doesnt qualify a guy for POTUS...
No one is attacking the ads, and they haven't been used for months, but they have been used this year, they are run in all Romney elections.
the homeless shelter, that was a part of his political campaigning in Massachusetts, and a recovery from a flippant, insulting gaffe that he had made while touring it.
as I recall Willard didnt even bother to go there or even think about going there until a couple of weeks after Ted Kennedy had been...
Then he decided to go too...
It wasnt something he normally would have done...
Lecturing me on the Lord Jesus Christ? I’m far from the perfect Christian, but I would be shaking in my shoes if I were committing the deliberate, malicious lies you do here daily.
Wouldn’t it be GOD’S will that a law be passed to finally block gay marriage in Massachusetts once and for all? Romney was leading that effort. For you to lie about that and try to manipulate people into believing exactly the opposite? I honestly don’t know how you can justify that to yourself as a Christian.
Remember that in Bishop Romney's religion, works and at least 10% of your income is required to become a God.
To quote the Catholics:
""By following all the rules and ordinances of God here, Mormon men and women have the potential of also becoming gods (by first becoming a good Mormon, paying a full ten percent tithe to the Mormon church, and follow various laws and ordinances of the church). "As god once was, man is. As God is, man may become" (Joseph Smith's words). Mormons believe that there are many worlds and many gods. Each god is similar to God the Father, having the same powers and omnipotence, and even being able to create their own worlds. "Heavenly Father" is only the name of the god who rules over this world.""
Wrong again. This story says nothing about the Romney family demanding to see any soggy Mormon ID as they heard the screaming family and rescued them after their boat sank.
But knowing you, next you’ll accuse Romney of sending a secret torpedo to destroy their boat so it would make a good news article! LOL
“A late evening rescue of a capsized family in 2003 shows Romney at his bravest and most decisive. He saved the dog too.”
Wouldnt it be GODS will that a law be passed to finally block gay marriage in Massachusetts once and for all?
Well your boy Wee willie wont be asking God to do that...
Willard was the one who caused MASS to be the 1st staste to have gay marriage in the first place...
I gather Willard never bothered to ask the Biblical God if He agreed at that time...
It was just Willard’s will that a law be passed FOR gay marriage and not God’s...