Skip to comments.Romney Worth $500 Million Plus, Times Says
Posted on 03/11/2007 11:00:12 AM PDT by wagglebee
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I didn't say he was. But turning 1 million into 5 million takes hard work. Turning 100 million into 500 million is inevitable.
Romney just sped up the inevitable. His Dad gave him money and investors, that helped Mitt out a heck of a lot.
Why would the American people want a position-shiting RINO, one who makes John Kerry seem like a bedrock of principled, steadfast conservatism? A one-term Governor who campaigned twice as a liberal's liberal, a 30-year liberal who had a conservative "epiphany" about 18 months ago, just as he was starting his campaign for President.
I detect a little jealousy!
Willard "Mitt" Romney, Republican; BA, Brigham Young University, class valedictorian; Harvard University, doctor of laws and master of business administration;
Bain & Company, vice president and CEO, Boston, seven years total; Bain Capital, founder, Boston.
The $40 billion investment firm launched such Wall Street titans as Domino's Pizza, Staples and Brookstone.
Salt Lake City Winter Olympics Organizing Committee CEO, turning a $379 million operating deficit into a $100 million profit; Massachusetts governor, 2003 to 2007
I say Romney earn his $500 million from his good work!
"This ignores the money that Romney inherited from his ridiculously wealthy Daddy. Romney's a billionaire."
Romney may well be a billionaire, but its not because of his "Daddy". First off, George Romney wasn't nearly as wealthy as people suppose. Secondly, Romney gave his ENTIRE inheritance to charity.
Look, I'm sure Romney's a good businessman, but my point is that it's a bit disingenuous to call him a self-made man, given that (a) his Dad gave him hundreeds of millions of dollars and (b) was himself a nationally-known RINO politician and presidential candidate who provided young Mitt with all the connections he could possibly need.
Mitt Romney may well be a good businessman, but I'd like to see him pull himself up from his proverbial boostraps before I'd go around labelling him "self-made" anything.
Unsing naughty word, Alter Kaker shame on you!
Secondly, Romney gave his ENTIRE inheritance to charity.
Even if that's true (you have proof?), then so what? George Romney fronted Bain Capital's startup capital. That's a little more significant than, say, a measely inheritance. Again, Mitt Romney may be a good businessman, but he's no self-made man.
Let me get this straight:
Romney donates 5,000 dollars to a charity that National Review likes which constitues less than 1/2 of a percent of the budget and that means he has brought favorable treatment????
What do you make of this review from Rich Lowry? Mitt was offensive? Oh boy that is a favorable!? NOT!
I can't believe you guys believe any premise the NYT puts out there about Republicans.
Whoops! I believe that's what's known as a Freudian Schlip. :-)
You don't think George W Bush did not had to prove himself too?
"Look, I'm sure Romney's a good businessman, but my point is that it's a bit disingenuous to call him a self-made man, given that (a) his Dad gave him hundreeds of millions of dollars and (b) was himself a nationally-known RINO politician and presidential candidate who provided young Mitt with all the connections he could possibly need."
Wrong, see 44. Not only did Romney give his inheritance to charity (which he only received in 94 anyway after his dad passed away), but his line of work wasn't even remotely connected to his fathers. Now its quite possible that George Romney knew some people in the consulting world, but anyone who knows anything about Baker Scholar's (top 5% at Harvard business), knows that they don't need connections to get into prestigious consulting firms. Furthermore, there's just no evidence to suggest that George Romney was particularly well connected in Massachusetts, where Romney has spent his entire life.
George W. Bush never pretended he was a self-made man. He also wasn't a very good businessman, but that's maybe a topic for another thread.
The New York Slimes doesn't appear to be overly concerned about the ten grand Romney gave the AIDS Action Committee though...
George Romney raised the startup capital for Mitt's company. Again, I've never disparaged Mitt Romney's business skills, let alone his obvious intelligence (if anything, I think he's half again too clever for his own good), but I categorically reject this notion that he's anything but a product of a remarkably fortuitous choice in parents.
I said Romney was self man it was my opinion,Alter Kaker, so don"t go saying Romney said that of himself!
Calling Romney a RINO is totally inaccurate and amusing at best . RINO's are quite proud of being RINO's .
Romney is no such thing .
He's quite Conservative and has been courting Conservative voters, not hardly the mark of a RINO .
What's your problem all kinds of people get Aids or you a bigot?
"George Romney raised the startup capital for Mitt's company. Again, I've never disparaged Mitt Romney's business skills, let alone his obvious intelligence (if anything, I think he's half again too clever for his own good), but I categorically reject this notion that he's anything but a product of a remarkably fortuitous choice in parents."
It's unclear to me where you've gotten this information. Here's wikipedia's take: "The original $37 million fund was raised entirely from private individuals in mid-1984". It says nothing under George Romney's article, nor the rest of the Bain Capital article, that he had anything to do with it. If you have specific information or some sort of insider knowledge, post it. You're free to assume whatever you'd like of course. But you know what assumptions make us.
Contrast with Kerry and his family fortune--about the same.
It's quite smart, is what it is, because Romney knows where the votes are. But Romney's only been quite conservative for about 18 months. This is the man who attacked Ted Kennedy on the left on gay rights, supported abortion for 30 years (until after his presidential campaign started) and just last year imposed Ted Kennedy's Hillary Care Lite Plan on Massachusetts.
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