Skip to comments.The Heroic Romney Rescue That, For Some Reason, The Campaign Doesn't Talk About
Posted on 08/24/2012 1:25:05 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
Its a story thats not often told. Mitt Romney at his familys 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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If it were Obama - that dog would have wound up on the BBQ
I also remember Romney helping saving that guys missing daughter.
...and the family in the deep six.
soetoro doesn’t have the guts even if he has the ability to swim.
OThug would have probably been too high on coke, pot, and booze to assist in a rescue.
Thanks for posting.
Romney and his sons didn’t save those people someone else did.
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.
I"d pay good money to see that.
Obama would have been like Mayor Nagin screaming and melting down and flailing away while the family drowned.
Check this out
This is a true story.
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.
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.
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.
Something surrogates should talk about at the convention
Check that out - its a true story.
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?
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...
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.
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.
I obviously meant bringing DOWN his negatives
George Obama knows asking his Bro for money to help the kid is a useless cause.
Good on Dinesh for helping out.
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.
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.
I’m not a Romney fan.....but, he obviously is not a boaster....nice.
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."
"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.
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.
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?
Before we get too excited we need to know where Romney carried the dog on his jet ski.
Obama probably would have tried to steal the brass fittings off the sail boat knowing him and the First Grifter.
“Im 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.
Here is your heroic Mittens getting all freaked out when his carefully crafted image is tarnished:
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.
Thanks for playing, Barack.
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.
Thank you for posting
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.
The mark of many great man is that he recognizes those in need, and is able to help out regardless. Period!
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.
Convention Surprise? Appearance by D. Trump and 0’s hapless relatives that Trump has just bailed out.
“”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 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.
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.
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.