Skip to comments.Michigan Next, G.O.P. Rivals Turn to the Economy [Romney Pulls a Clinton and Cries]
Posted on 01/10/2008 8:27:59 PM PST by mngran2
Michigan Next, G.O.P. Rivals Turn to the Economy
Mr. Romney told an audience of more than 200 at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids that Michigans economic woes were personal to him and said the states prospects were tied up with the nations.
He talked at length about his roots in the state, where he was born and reared, drawing applause when he recalled his father, George, who was governor of Michigan. He went on to recall campaigning as a teenager for his father, whose slogan was about getting Michigan on the move again.
Were going to make sure this state gets on the move again, Mr. Romney said. I care about Michigan. For me, its personal. Its personal for me because its where I was born and raised.
Earlier in the day, after hearing from a voter who recalled his father, Mr. Romney choked up momentarily, according to a pool reporter who was present. He was a great man, and I miss him dearly, Mr. Romney said.
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I am glad you think you are cute but you are just gonna get it posted 4-5 times. There is a reason for using the right title.
Not trying to be cute, just drawing attention to a fact that was buried about 15 paragraphs down in the story and not mentioned in the headline.
your post 3 is a great argument against your post 1. If it doesn’t get any attention, what’s it worth to him?
Fred definitely won the debate tonight. Let the FRED revolution begin!!
Who is Romney?
Romney further cemented his dissolution. He may have not made a mistake but he didn’t win any ground in South Carolina. Huckabee got nuked.
So if the NYT buries it, it’s not news? Sorry I don’t always share the MSM’s agenda.
Crying because of emotion for the memory of one’s father is far different than crying for yourself because you think you are losing. Hillary’s was totally narcissistic.
He was remember with Nostalgia his father who has passed away, what are you heartless? We all choke up when talking about loved ones who have passed away at times, we never know when the lump will be in our throat.
Romney was not choking up over something political, he was choking up over his father who had passed on.
Yeah, because it would be totally phony for a man to get emotional recalling his father.
The actual title of the article.
That’s because only a solitary ignoramus would think that was the important part of the story . Have you ever made a public speech about a loved one you miss ?
My nephew passed on 14 years ago, and I STILL cry when I talk about him. Tears shed for the love of others is a beautiful thing - not something to be scorned.
In a public display? Yes, it would.
I say that the next candidate who cries gets hit in the head immediately with a brick. Then they'll have something to cry about.
A point well taken. Many strong men choke up if they talk about a beloved father who has passed on in public.
Pulling a Hillary over missing his father? I cry to this very day over my father and he died when I was 11 yrs old...I am 33 by the way and have no problems crying over my Dad or Mitt.
“Crying because of emotion for the memory of ones father is far different than crying for yourself because you think you are losing. Hillarys was totally narcissistic.”
I’m with you on this one.
I don’t care for Mitt’s politics, but choking up over a dead loved one is much different than Hillary’s strange little rant.
Not scorn, but I will question the motives - for obvious reasons here - and the stability of that person in trying times.
and I am not even remotely interested in rehashing the death of my father in public, and to strangers while fishing for votes.
My dad died when I was in my early thirties and I cried like a baby.
Yep. I wonder at times how my husband copes — having no one. Now, his family is my family.
I am not Mormon, so I don’t need to polite.
Bashing a guy over being a slight bit emotional over the memory of his DEAD father is just about as chicken sh!t as a person can get.
You know, I have liked Fred too, but you know, I would bet money that posts such as this, is NOT what Fred would want associated with his good name.
I literally became sick to my stomach while reading it. It was that bad.
I totally agree with you : that episode showed everyone with a brain just how appallingly narcissistic Hillary truly is. You'd think she was the first person to ever endure the rigors of a Presidential campaign. She really believes the nation couldn't flourish without her as our leader.
This must be sort of a “macho” thing just like the “RINO” thing.
If a democrat get’s into the Whit House...WE WILL ALL BE CRYING.
Now, that would be for a DARN GOOD reason and expected. LOL.
Again ? Mitt has cried at least three times in the past month . What’s up with that ?
A geezzz. “White House”..not “Whit”!
Why do I feel like I need to explain that?
Boo Hoo ?
Lol....we sure will!
I didn’t read the article. I spoke to a noted psychologist friend after the incident. She knew it was absolutely narcissistic and all about Hillary. She also described the Clintons as phony, evil, and loathsome.
Unfortunately, we may have 50% of those voters who vote in 2008 do so without the benefit of active brainwaves.
Doesn’t sound like much of a cry, but consider this.
The guy has an extraordinary brain. I think even the haters know this. Valedictorian of undergrad school. Top 5% at Harvard. This is not a Kerry/Bush fight over who was best student. It’s not even a contest.
But if George Romney had not been his father he would likely never have been able to afford Harvard. Or to start at Stanford before BYU. He may have had some seed capital to start Bain that came from a personal fortune.
The thing here is, there are thousands of offspring from very rich families. They all have these extraordinary opportunities. Only a tiny few can elevate as he has with those opportunities.
And, of course, that level of intellect knows it. He knows that his brain in a son of a restaurant waitress would not have gone to Harvard and made $250 million. So he lives his life grateful to his Dad.
Yes, I'd cry about Eric, and I wouldn't give a darn if it was infront of strangers or not.
Folks on the campaign trail are under immense pressure and scrutiny 24-7-365. You expect to see some cracks, at some point; how they handle those cracks is the test of the person's character.
If he was boo-hooing about something stupid, I'd be right beside you calling him a wuss.
Getting a little choked up in remembering a beloved parent? Not even a blip on the screen.
Tell it to President Bush. And his father. They get emotional pretty frequently. I think it’s sweet.
Your post reminds me of my hubby and every time we hear the song, “Mansions of the Lord,” from “We Were Soldiers.” It makes us think of President Reagan. It’s hard to hear that and not get choked up. I daresay hubby could get through it in public without blubbering. I sure can’t. It all depends on how stoic he forces himself to be.
Mitt’s under a lot of stress right now and thoughts of his father could understandably make him cry. I’m sure under most circumstances he can talk about his father and memories of him without losin’ it. It all depends on circumstance.
So the man gets choked up talking about his passed-away Dad who he loves dearly. and it’s buried in the story?
Thats “pulling a Clinton”???
Sounds more like an honest emotion. Dont you get choked up thinking about your departed elders sometimes?
Romney on the economy:
“Thats because only a solitary ignoramus would think that was the important part of the story . Have you ever made a public speech about a loved one you miss ?”
I gave the eulogy at my Dad’s Funeral. Thinking about it sure makes me all misty-eyed.
I think it’s a wonderful thing how Mitt obviously adores and reveres his father. He mentioned on one show how it impressed how his Dad, who accomplished so much running American Motors then as governor and then in Nixon administration, said his most important accomplishment was being a father. Mitt took it to heart and has expressed that the center of his life is his own family, his wife and five sons. Circle of life.
“You dont stand in front of a bunch of strangers and cry tears about him do you?”
Mitt didn’t bring it up, a voter did.
If someone I didn’t know came up to me and told me how they remembered my Dad and recounted to me what a great guy he was ... yes, I probably would choke up like Mitt did. Wouldnt you?
The genuine Mitt is a genuine human being and a class act who operates at a much higher level than those who trash him to bring him down.
Mitt has operates with grace and dignity in this campaign.
I am old enough to remember George Romney and he would have made a good President IMHO .
Romney would make the whole country cry.
Absolutely. It's not rocket science. Upon occasion I still tear up when I think about my father who passed away 22 years ago. I felt much about my father the way Mitt feels about his. I'm glad to know Mitt and his father had such a good relationship and Mitt loved him so dearly.
Since the Democrats are registering to vote for Huck, your theory for the motivation is most unlikely.