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Romney in Crisis: Two Dark Spots in Fortunate Life
NYT ^ | 8/25/2012 | Sheryl Stolberg

Posted on 08/25/2012 9:37:43 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote

It was the fall of 1998, the height of Mr. Romney’s high-flying career as a private equity executive. But his wife, Ann, was not well. She was exhausted, and having difficulty walking; her right foot was dragging. When a neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital arrived at a diagnosis — multiple sclerosis — “they just held each other in their arms,” their son Josh said, “and just cried.”

Thirty years earlier, in the spring of 1968, Mr. Romney, then a Mormon missionary in France, had a scare of a different sort. He was at the wheel of a tiny Citroën, cruising along a country road, when a Mercedes rounded a curve and crashed into his car, head on. One of his passengers — the wife of the French mission president — was killed. Mr. Romney, by all accounts not at fault, was knocked unconscious and mistakenly pronounced dead at the scene.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: romney; romneybio; romneycare; socializedmedicine
Read the entire story.

They need to get this stuff out.

1 posted on 08/25/2012 9:37:48 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: GlockThe Vote

There are patients who cannot see a doctor
in Massachusetts quickly (less than 6 months)
who have MS now, all thanks to Mr. RomneyCARE
and his death panels. This is one example.


2 posted on 08/25/2012 9:41:39 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session."- Mark Twain)
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To: GlockThe Vote

“There’s a certain expediency about how he deals with crisis,” Mr. Scott said. “He deals with it, he ties up the loose ends and he moves forward.”

This is why we need to get him elected.


3 posted on 08/25/2012 9:42:10 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Diogenesis

Read the story.


4 posted on 08/25/2012 9:43:12 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Diogenesis
"This is one example."

That's not an example, it's a title. An example has details such as names, dates, locations, and background. Absent that, I simply don't believe it.

5 posted on 08/25/2012 9:46:39 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Well worth reading. Thanks for posting.


6 posted on 08/25/2012 9:48:02 AM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: GlockThe Vote
But the broad outlines of Mr. Romney’s biography — the son of an auto executive and former Michigan governor who married his high school sweetheart and went off to Harvard before making his private equity fortune — do not make for the kind of story most voters can identify with. Indeed, a recent poll showed that President Obama has an empathy edge over Mr. Romney.

But people can identify with a person of mixed race whose father deserted him as an infant, whose mother took him to a foreign country where he was raised a Muslim for several years and then dumped him back on his American grandparents who sent him to elite private schools in Hawaii and transferred from a non elite college to elite colleges, ending up in Chicago hanging out with known Communists and terrorists to become a community organizer?

7 posted on 08/25/2012 9:48:17 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

During 20 years of campaigning, Mitt’s general history of this nature has been well covered, especially during the previous election cycle of 2006-2008.

Some of this is not useful to Mitt, such as why he was in France while his father was campaigning as the anti-war candidate for president, it draws attention to why he was sent there, what he was doing there, and the lifestyle he lived while there, during the Vietnam war and the draft.


8 posted on 08/25/2012 9:48:20 AM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: Diogenesis
"...all thanks to Mr. RomneyCARE and his death panels."

Is the way the program is working now the way it was passed, or has subsequent legislation changed things? I am hopeful that he has learned a lesson form this. He is adamant about ending Obamacare, so what does this mean?

9 posted on 08/25/2012 9:51:05 AM PDT by Baynative (A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for others)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Thank you for posting this, I agree 100%. I’ve bitten my tongue when saying anything positive about Romney was discouraged here, and I do not care one whit about his religion. I will say unequivocally that I admire and support Mitt and Ann Romney.


10 posted on 08/25/2012 9:53:13 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Diogenesis

I say arrest him give him a fair trial and then execute him.


11 posted on 08/25/2012 9:57:51 AM PDT by beenaround
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To: GlockThe Vote
in the spring of 1968, Mr. Romney, then a Mormon missionary in France

IMO, the author is actually a liberal mole, slyly reminding all the folks who wished they'd been in France instead of Vietnam about this chapter of Romney's life.

12 posted on 08/25/2012 9:58:43 AM PDT by Inconvenient Truthteller
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To: CaptainK

Identification is a stupid way to make choices. I have a background, family, and had an upbringing very similar to Zero - and I do feel sympathy for the miserable, confused childhood he must have had - that doesn’t make me want to vote for him. I don’t vote for someone because they are like me, I vote for someone who will be an effective leader in pursuing policies that will be good for the country.


13 posted on 08/25/2012 10:02:19 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: GlockThe Vote
“Barack Obama had his search for identity, born of his mixed-race heritage and of the father who abandoned him when he was 2.”

This is just more NYT nonsense. Obama’s father didn't abandon him when he was 2. Obama’s supposed father never saw him and never lived with his mother and Barack. Obama’s mother went to Seattle shortly after Barack was born. Obama's supposed father left Hawaii for Massachusetts when Barack was less than 1 year old.

The MSM repeats the same lies and false narrative over and over.

14 posted on 08/25/2012 10:05:33 AM PDT by detective
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To: GlockThe Vote

Thanks for posting.


15 posted on 08/25/2012 10:07:12 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (ABO/Ryan 2012)
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To: Larry Lucido

Romney may turn out a lot better than we think.


16 posted on 08/25/2012 10:09:59 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

We may have to lean on Romney incessantly on the gun rights issue.


17 posted on 08/25/2012 10:11:14 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Funny but creepy!)
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To: Lazamataz

I’d rather lean on someone who’ll give you a listen than someone who’ll give you a finger.


18 posted on 08/25/2012 10:14:48 AM PDT by Sigurdrifta
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To: Lazamataz

W the financial disaster we have, no time for much else.


19 posted on 08/25/2012 10:15:24 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Sigurdrifta

Yeah, I cannot fault you on that. :)


20 posted on 08/25/2012 10:16:08 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Funny but creepy!)
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To: GlockThe Vote

There’s always time for gun rights, brother. Don’t let ‘em distract you. Finances AND gun rights. That’s my plan.


21 posted on 08/25/2012 10:17:22 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Funny but creepy!)
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To: GlockThe Vote
W the financial disaster we have, no time for much else.

Yeah, W was a financial disaster, but at this point fixing the mess is more important than pointing fingers of blame.

22 posted on 08/25/2012 10:55:26 AM PDT by Inconvenient Truthteller
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To: Diogenesis

You’re really the gift that just keeps giving aren’t you? Why don’t you take your toxic attacks to DU? They’ll be more appreciated there.


23 posted on 08/25/2012 11:04:18 AM PDT by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama...got that? u)
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To: Diogenesis

The DU Dolt riseth again. Pound sand, Obama lover.


24 posted on 08/25/2012 11:11:01 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: Diogenesis

So when we are all dead and buried and we stand before God, you believe God will make a special place in Heaven for you because of your deep and continued enmity toward all Mormons and especially Mitt Romney. Is that about it?


25 posted on 08/25/2012 12:20:03 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: GlockThe Vote

That was a pretty fair article. I think the one fellow made a good point, Romney is not the opposite of Obama but of Clinton.

I don’t think Obama’s been feeling our pain too much either.


26 posted on 08/25/2012 12:22:42 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: GlockThe Vote

Thanks for posting that.

If Obama were to drop off of the planet tomorrow, I’d eat a piece of apple pie. If Obama wins the election, he will steal my pie and give it to others. I want to keep some of my pie. This ain’t complicated to me. ;>)

Obama has gotta go......


27 posted on 08/25/2012 12:42:10 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: muleskinner

Trying to change the subject for Soros and Romney?

The issue is: Romney instituted DEATH PANELS
and socialized medicine (=ObamaCARE/RomneyCARE).

Mr. RomneyCARE may just lose over this because
Americans HATE it.


28 posted on 08/25/2012 1:56:13 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session."- Mark Twain)
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To: muleskinner

you believe God will make a special place in Heaven for you because of your deep and continued enmity toward all Mormons and especially Mitt Romney. Is that about it?
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WTF?

You think God doesn’t love all people, you think He hates Mormons? We are all children of God, He loves all of us. He may not reward all of us the same way but I am convinced that He wants all of us to live with Him eternally, not especially Mormons but certainly even Mormons.

God will likely give you a hard way to go for your hate of the Mormons. Let God worry about it and let the Mormons worry about their relationship with God.

Dadgumit, they’re good people. They just don’t believe the way you believe but they are good. You should be glad that people are willing to elect a good person as president instead of the scum we have gotten recently like Clinton and Obama.

There were better choices during the primary, I didn’t vote for Romney there but there are no other electable choices now. You either vote for Romney or you vote for Obama. You could always write in I guess but that would be the same as voting for Obama. Nobody is going to look at the 15 or 20 thousand votes that were written in for Paul and say we should throw the results out and instead only let Paul run. The majority have spoken. There is only one choice for not Obama now. When I vote that is exactly what I will be doing, voting for “Not Obama!” It could have been worse, much worse.

I’m not sure Romney is all bad. His business skills just might come in handy getting the government under control. He knows how to fire people, I hope he has the guts to fire a couple of million of the government workers.

I hope when he kicks the commies out of the EPA that we will start drilling, pumping oil again. A price of $2.00 for gas and the elimination of Obama care will get the country moving and booming again. I will be praying that Romney wins.

I for one hope God knows Romney well and hope Romney knows God well. I am hoping that God answers the prayers of all those that are praying for him to win and doesn’t listen to your prayers for him to fail.

It is an interesting time in the history of the USA. The right choice for president has never been clearer.


29 posted on 08/25/2012 2:14:20 PM PDT by JAKraig (Surely my religion is at least as good as yours)
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To: Lazamataz

I don’t think Romney will touch guns.


30 posted on 08/25/2012 3:41:02 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: ansel12

Big Daddy Heorge came to Wee Willies rescue after that accident in France...

George rushed over there mopped up started a rumor that the other driver was at fault and drunk and tried to create havock to get sonny boy off the hook...

The other driver was a Catholic priest who had 2 passengers his own 80 yo mother and her friend a lady from his parish...

The man was not drunk and just who was on the werong side was never determined...

The Catholic Church already did not have a very good relationship with Wee Willies religion and to accuse the innocent Catholic priest to cover for Wee Willie caused a further rift...

The police at the scene of the accident confirmed that the Catholic priest had not been drinking...

There was no mention of whether or not Wee Willie was drunk...

Wee Willie only had a broken arm..

The woman who died was sitting in the front in the middle on the gear colomn but there was no proper seat there...

Wee Willie had a passenger sitting illegally in a car in which he was the driver and responsible..

But Big Daddy George took care of all the pesky items...

a few weeks later Wee Willie was in an accident ...


31 posted on 08/25/2012 6:48:31 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: GlockThe Vote

I wondered when the “he rose from the dead” story about the accident in France would come about.


32 posted on 08/25/2012 7:05:48 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: GlockThe Vote

I do not know how the Romney’s have handled Mrs Romney’s MS, however I do know the France story and it is not as presented.
The SLC lds have done a wonderful job, re-presenting the events in France (that would also include the lost girl story).


33 posted on 08/25/2012 7:09:22 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: bigbob
anything positive about Romney was discouraged here,

When was that?

I am happy you admire liberals, how ever so enlightened of you.

34 posted on 08/25/2012 7:12:43 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: JAKraig
hope Romney knows God well

That would be Romney know his gods well.

35 posted on 08/25/2012 7:17:33 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Why would you think that? His record says otherwise.


36 posted on 08/25/2012 7:18:39 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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