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The Heroic Romney Rescue That, For Some Reason, The Campaign Doesn't Talk About
Buzz Feed ^ | 8/23/2012 | Andrew Kaczinsky

Posted on 08/24/2012 1:25:05 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote

It’s a story that’s not often told. Mitt Romney at his family’s summer home in Wolfeboro, N.H. on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee whisking into the night on a Jet Ski with two of his sons to rescue a drowning family of four, their two friends, and their dog.

On the weekend of July 4th, 2003, the Romney family was enjoying their picturesque summer home in New Hampshire on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee. In the early evening, according to reports at the time, Craig Romney and his older brother Josh were cleaning up the beach while their father rummaged through the garage. Suddenly, screams from the lake broke the silence.

"We heard a whole bunch of screaming," Josh Romney told the Boston Herald. The Romney brothers and their father quickly raced to their Jet Skis. "We tore out of there and my dad hopped on the other Jet Ski and came out right after us."

The screams came from Robert Morrissey, of New Jersey, his wife, their two adult children, two family friends, and the family dog.

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Pretty cool story.

If it were Obama - that dog would have wound up on the BBQ

1 posted on 08/24/2012 1:25:10 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: GlockThe Vote

I also remember Romney helping saving that guys missing daughter.


2 posted on 08/24/2012 1:28:14 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

...and the family in the deep six.

soetoro doesn’t have the guts even if he has the ability to swim.


3 posted on 08/24/2012 1:31:10 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug

OThug would have probably been too high on coke, pot, and booze to assist in a rescue.


4 posted on 08/24/2012 1:32:18 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Thanks for posting.


5 posted on 08/24/2012 1:32:18 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: GlockThe Vote

BFLR


6 posted on 08/24/2012 1:32:47 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: GlockThe Vote
Perceiving danger, he runs toward it. Good instincts - makes it a little less difficult to vote for him.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

7 posted on 08/24/2012 1:33:24 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Romney and his sons didn’t save those people someone else did.


8 posted on 08/24/2012 1:33:49 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: GlockThe Vote

I’m not a fan of Romney, few here really are, but this is a great story about him and his character.

He’s also right to let someone else bring it to light.

Just wish he were a Conservative.


9 posted on 08/24/2012 1:35:51 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: GlockThe Vote
You undoubtedly noticed (the second you read "barbeque') that this wasn't about MItt diving into a roaring fire to pull someone out.

I"d pay good money to see that.

10 posted on 08/24/2012 1:35:51 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Kartographer

LOL.

Obama would have been like Mayor Nagin screaming and melting down and flailing away while the family drowned.


11 posted on 08/24/2012 1:35:56 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote
Romney and his sons followed the shouts to find the group floating in the darkness treading water alongside their dog.

The Governor heaved the youngest two women onto his Jet Ski, a three-seater, and raced back to shore. The two Romney sons stayed with the rest of the family until the Governor returned to ferry the rest of the family, and their dog, safely to dry land.


I never knew this story! Thanks for posting!
12 posted on 08/24/2012 1:40:04 PM PDT by jb729
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To: Balding_Eagle

Check this out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5WI1FrUNzA

This is a true story.


13 posted on 08/24/2012 1:41:00 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Balding_Eagle

He may not be rock solid conservative, but he’s a good man who loves his country. More than we can say about the current occupants of the White House.


14 posted on 08/24/2012 1:41:00 PM PDT by jb729
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To: GlockThe Vote

0bama and the dog, LOL. That was my first thought too. 0bama picking the dog meat out from between his teeth.

Romney has class that is why this hasn’t come up before.


15 posted on 08/24/2012 1:41:08 PM PDT by MAKOTHEDOG
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To: Balding_Eagle

You hear a lot of stories about Romney being a decent human being. There also are a bunch of stories about him helping people in smaller ways too. One guy fell off a ladder trying to get a hornet’s nest off the side of his house and Romney went over to his house himself and got rid of the hornet’s nest. Romney giving money to people in the community in need. It reminds me of George Bush Senior. He was portrayed as some out-of-touch plutocrat too but then you find out how much he did for others and how decent he was.


16 posted on 08/24/2012 1:41:26 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: GlockThe Vote

Something surrogates should talk about at the convention


17 posted on 08/24/2012 1:43:15 PM PDT by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Wow. Thanks.


18 posted on 08/24/2012 1:45:18 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: hecht

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5WI1FrUNzA

Check that out - its a true story.


19 posted on 08/24/2012 1:48:15 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Interesting. Thanks for posting. Contrast Romney’s low-profile on this with the typical dem’s embellishment of everything that happens to them. Remember how Hillary! was “almost shot down” when she visited the middle east? and how “Chelsea was almost killed” on 9-11?


20 posted on 08/24/2012 1:51:02 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: GlockThe Vote

If it had been Obama, the press would still be talking about it today Had it been a Kennedy the MSM would be fawning and kissing feet...for the better part of 50 years... What a world...


21 posted on 08/24/2012 2:00:40 PM PDT by GOPJ (Politics is war without bloodshed, and war is politics with bloodshed. - Mao Tse Tung. We're at war)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Politics aside Romney is a good and decent man, not to mention a modest one.

I hope the PACS will do something with this and allow the story of his saving the family as well as the other stories of his humanitarianism to get around. It will go a long way in getting up his negatives.

22 posted on 08/24/2012 2:01:25 PM PDT by beenaround
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To: GlockThe Vote
Hell... Zero's got a 1/2 brother who still lives in a hut in Kenya.

His half brother had called D'Nesh D'Sousa because he needed $1.000.00 for an operation for his son. The half brother of Obama had no one else to call.

23 posted on 08/24/2012 2:01:28 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: beenaround

I obviously meant bringing DOWN his negatives


24 posted on 08/24/2012 2:03:04 PM PDT by beenaround
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To: Northern Yankee

George Obama knows asking his Bro for money to help the kid is a useless cause.

Good on Dinesh for helping out.

FUBO!!!!!!!


25 posted on 08/24/2012 2:06:35 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

You or your surrogates have to make sure that stories like these are widely known. The Obama press corps isn’t going to bring them to light.


26 posted on 08/24/2012 2:07:33 PM PDT by GunsareOK
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To: GunsareOK

If Obama was there with Mobacaa they probably would have tried to grift what they could from the boat FIRST, and then worry about the drowining victims or most likly toss them a seat cushion and wish them luck.


27 posted on 08/24/2012 2:11:23 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: jb729

I’m not a Romney fan.....but, he obviously is not a boaster....nice.


28 posted on 08/24/2012 2:17:48 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: jb729
"I never knew this story!"

Me neither, and in reading the comments section, someone posted:

"Romney as a young missionary in France took on a gang of would-be rapists to protect two young women at the risk of his own life. Later, having survived a car crash that killed his mission president's wife, Romney stepped up to handle day to day business of the mission so that the mission president could grieve. Romney is clearly a man of action who does not hesitate to put himself into harm's way for others. You cannot get more in touch with real people than that."

Another posted:

"Not the first heroic act by Romney either. He mobilized an entire team from his work office to find the missing daughter of a colleague."

Hadn't heard about either one of those, and wonder if any Freepers have.

29 posted on 08/24/2012 2:19:26 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: mass55th

I knew of the story where he helped saved the guys daughter.

Very impressive story in terms of how he gets things done FAST when in the pinch.


30 posted on 08/24/2012 2:21:19 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote
"Obama would have been like Mayor Nagin screaming and melting down and flailing away while the family drowned."

Bambi would have called the cops and complained that some people on the lake were making too much noise and disturbing his well-earned vacation. The guy won't even help his own brother. Why would anyone expect him to help a complete stranger?

31 posted on 08/24/2012 2:23:18 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Before we get too excited we need to know where Romney carried the dog on his jet ski.


32 posted on 08/24/2012 2:27:45 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: mass55th

Obama probably would have tried to steal the brass fittings off the sail boat knowing him and the First Grifter.


33 posted on 08/24/2012 2:34:15 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Balding_Eagle

“I’m not a fan of Romney, few here really are, but this is a great story about him and his character.”


What’s also a great story about his character is his confirmed pathological lying throughout the campaign to cover up his past and present record, and his war against conservatives. It is a lie to suggest Mitt Romney has “good” character.


34 posted on 08/24/2012 2:35:10 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: GlockThe Vote

Here is your heroic Mittens getting all freaked out when his carefully crafted image is tarnished:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVA2Tr_GTlk

From what I know of Romney, I wouldn’t trust a single story that comes out of his mouth or of any of his surrogates. There’s no real way to verify the facts, and we know that Mittens is famous for his half-truths, full lies, and focus on carefully crafted images.


35 posted on 08/24/2012 2:54:32 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: RaisingCain

Thanks for playing, Barack.


36 posted on 08/24/2012 3:03:13 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

Thanks for ignoring all the lies this man has told over and over again and all the evidence pointing to a depraved, shallow character, to elevate this man to something he is not. Just goes to show that politics is more important than truth for lots of people.


37 posted on 08/24/2012 3:08:38 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: GlockThe Vote

Thank you for posting


38 posted on 08/24/2012 3:14:34 PM PDT by angelsonmyside
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To: GlockThe Vote
Carter probably would have done it...

...if it weren't for those damned killer rabbits.














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39 posted on 08/24/2012 4:05:19 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
There also are a bunch of stories about him helping people in smaller ways too.

Very true, and those actions are a measure of character. It's easy to find fault with positions of those running for office but I often wonder "would he make a good next-door neighbor or not?" He probably would.

40 posted on 08/24/2012 5:30:55 PM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: GlockThe Vote
Amen!

The mark of many great man is that he recognizes those in need, and is able to help out regardless. Period!

41 posted on 08/24/2012 6:09:51 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: GlockThe Vote

A good story. I have to say that I was not happy to have him as our nominee, but after much consternation and prayer, I began to see that God had a hand in this. After he chose Ryan I have been at peace about it. My candidate never even declared...maybe the next time, but for now, Romney is the man and I pray that he wins a landslide victory. We will need to stay diligent and keep Washington on track, but I have come to terms with Romney’s win through prayer.

We need to stay enthused and try to deliver every Senate seat up for election this cycle to the republicans so we can oust Harry Reid, and keep a solid grip on the House. This is a tall order, but this is an even more important election than we realize, I am sure. Later we’ll probably realize just how close tot he brink we came/are.


42 posted on 08/24/2012 6:21:29 PM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Northern Yankee

Convention Surprise? Appearance by D. Trump and 0’s hapless relatives that Trump has just bailed out.


43 posted on 08/24/2012 7:06:30 PM PDT by tweakDU (Someday karma will run over leftist dogma.)
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To: GlockThe Vote; mass55th

“”Though the lake was calm, the water warm, and they all were wearing life vests”” and had already used their cell phone.

As heroic as it is to pick up people in a lake, instead of not picking them up.

Here is the truth about his other “heroism” regarding the teenage daughter of a fellow Mormon Bishop, Melissa Gay, that you mentioned and the ad he has used to promote it.

This one time effort for a powerful, wealthy fellow Mormon leader and 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 Romney’s 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 wasn’t 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.”


44 posted on 08/24/2012 10:21:48 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: RaisingCain

It’s interesting to see that you registered here on “tax day” this year — April 15, 2012. Easy to remember and not as bad as an April Fools Day registration.


45 posted on 08/24/2012 10:29:01 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides

I actually was working for EFTPS at the time, the payment system for the IRS. EFTPS is privately run, though, and is not technically the government, just a contractee. I got laid off after the tax rush, with all the people paying on time and all the people paying late. They often made jokes about helping Obama pay the deficit. The ones who owned businesses were primarily conservatives.


46 posted on 08/24/2012 11:09:26 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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