Skip to comments.Mitt Romney's Character
Posted on 09/01/2012 4:05:35 AM PDT by Kaslin
If Barack Obama and David Axelrod had their druthers, every American voter would have a certain impression of Mitt Romney: An exceedingly wealthy, secretive, greedy robber baron, using his substantial means to identify and exploit small businesses -- sucking them dry of capital, bankrupting them, and laying off all the hard-working employees, leaving a trail of human misery and destruction in his wake. After distributing those pink slips, he cackles and rubs his hands together while depositing his obscene profits into his off-shore bank account somewhere, then it's on to the next victim. This is the cartoon liberals have painted of Romney, spending tens of millions of dollars on negative ads. It's mean-spirited fantasy. Yes, Mitt Romney built an exceptional private sector career. Americans tend to celebrate that sort of thing. But he's also a faithful, honorable, compassionate family man whose generosity and kindness hasn't gotten nearly enough attention, at least until last night. Three speeches during the closing session of the Republican National Convention shed light on the private deeds and values of the party's nominee for president. I'd bet that the Romney's weren't thrilled by the prospect of airing their private (squeaky-clean) laundry for all the world to see because bragging about doing the right thing feels unseemly. But given the assault on Mitt Romney's character and the consequential nature of the election, they relented and decided to allow others to sketch out those elements of Mitt's life on his behalf. Kate touched on one of these speeches earlier. I cannot possibly share these vignettes any better than the speakers themselves. The hall was silent, and few eyes remained dry during these extraordinary testimonials:
RNC 2012: Church Members Share Moving Tale of Son's Tragic Death
RNC 2012: Church Member Says Mitt Romney Devotes Life to 'Quietly Serving Others'
My eyes welled up again just posting these videos. I couldn't help by feel pangs of profound compassion for these families, and genuine gladness that a man as fine as Mitt Romney was active in their lives to comfort and help them during their struggles. Where is the monstrous, avaricious, uncaring money robot we're always warned about in these anecdotes? He's nowhere to be found because he doesn't exist. This truth transcends partisanship. Another speaker at the convention was Jane Edmonds -- a member of Governor Romney's Massachusetts cabinet and a lifelong liberal Democrat. She chose to speak out for her former boss because of his integrity, not his platform:
Jane Edmonds Speech at the Republican National Convention RNC
Jane Edmonds Speech at the Republican National Convention RNC
He sure didn’t treat Sarah Palin or her family well.
I guess it will make you happy if that arrogant pos occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave is reelected and finishes his goal which is the destruction of this great country
Mitt Romney’s Character:
He supports abortion
He supports gun control
He supports gay couples
He supports gay adoption
He supports gay boy scouts
He supports gay military
He supports revenue enhancements (obfuscated tax increases)
He supports global warming
He supports RomneyCare for us all
His character hasn’t changed any since the time he was in the primaries and everyone on Free Republic was busy supporting anybody but Romney: Cain, Bachman, Perry, Gingrich, Santorum.
His character hasn’t changed since the time everyone was absolutely certain that he was a flip-flopping, liberal loving, fumr.
So....if Romney hasn’t changed....who has?
What exactly did he do to Palin and her family?
I had heard all the negatives..I was gratified to hear of the positives.
DEFEAT THE Obamanation.
Very well said. I will be happy to call Mitt Romney President Romney
I have noticed a great many smears on FR lately, along the line you used, “I guess it will make you happy if that arrogant pos occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave is reelected...”
I do not in any way, shape, or form support evil. So read the following carefully.
Christians do not treat, parley, negotiate, compromise or converse with evil - ever! Choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.
What actions by Obama are we all up in arms over?
1. Mandating that all citizens subsidize abortion (aka baby slaughter)
2. Mandating the all citizens pay for sterilization and contraception coverage
3. Mandating that Catholic institutions provide abortifacients and contraceptives
4. Legally ratifying sodomy as “marriage”
5. Negating the 2nd Amendment
What is the difference between Obama and Romney on these four points? Well, not much!
Obama is attempting to execute points one through five.
Mitt Romney has ALREADY EXECUTED points one through four, and started in on point five.
Obama is trying to do it, Romney has ALREADY DONE every single one of first four things and partially five, in Massachusetts.
I don’t care about Romney’s family. I don’t care what line of bullshit he is peddling while running for POTUS as he recites scripted propaganda. I don’t care, Kaslin.
Romney is the father of and has already executed Obamacare in Massachusetts.
ROMNEY’S MASSACHUSETTS GUBERNATORIAL STAFF WENT TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND HELPED DRAFT OBAMACARE FOR THE OBAMA REGIME IN 2009.
God has told us not to trust evil, or do business with those who are evil because in the end they own us.
It was no brainer for me to vote to defeat Obama the Marxist ..
WE MUST DEFEAT OBAMA
The Convention made me much happier about voting FOR Romney
Here’s one, for starters. Just so you know, Mitt Romney doesn’t get his hands dirty - he lets others do the dirty work.
When you spend all your time trash talking Romney, you are actively working for the Obama Campaign
That may not be the intent, it is the result of your actions.
It is politically stupid to actively work to elect someone who disagrees 100% with what you claim is your values.
One day you will be judged for your actions. I suggest you seriously reconsider the path you are choosing to walk down here.
Palin: Time to give Romney a shot
How many Germans died on the eastern front?
I agree, Satin.
Romney, the man universally reviled on Free Republic for his radical liberalism just a few short months ago, has suddenly sprouted wings and grown a halo.
If it weren’t so funny, I’d be depressed by it. I know these folks are all pretending. Pretty regularly one of the ABOs will say, “I still think he’s a POS.” or something like that, and then they’ll add, “But he’s the only choice we have.”
I guess we’re gonna just laugh our way through this election.
I guess it will make you happy if actual conservatives put their brains in a blind trust and silently tolerate the election of Mittler to finish the destruction of the republic and of the GOP (which destruction of the GOP Obozo cannot do) and to comfort yourself as you sell out by pretending that Mittler has something, anything to do with Western Civilization and its restoration in our land. I don’t owe you or Mittler or the despicable GOP-E my vote now or ever.
“Romney, the man universally reviled on Free Republic for his radical liberalism just a few short months ago, has suddenly sprouted wings and grown a halo.....”
Of course he has......some of us understand reality when it’s staring us in the face.....
Ya haf to unnerstand the Dems see politics as a broken-bottle, knife and gun, bar-room brawl...in other words war for survival...
In the words of one helluva an American
As you know, you go to war with the army you have, not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time.
I may not agree much with Romney ....but unlike Obama, he DOES have the executive skills and experience to get the job done.
I sure do wish itd been Palin , however..
Brilliant and a big part of your professional calling had to do with character judgment. God bless you and yours, as ever!
See #14, mnj.
It’s all in the hands of God no matter what I do. They could both get hit by a meteor during the debates, and we could have someone else.
God raises up leaders and lowers them. He’s done it for centuries without my vote. I assume He’ll do so again without my vote which WILL be cast for a principled conservative.
Daniel 2: “Then Daniel praised the God of heaven 20 and said: “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. 21 He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them.”
Look, Doll......an adult has to choose from his CHOICES!! We have a choice of TWO.....Obama or Romney.....do you want Obama again???? Well, do you???
God bless you and yours!
It is time for the Romney bashers in here to wake up. Sometimes you just have to hold your nose and vote for the nominee. I have done so before and not regretted it
Yeah - and one of our favorite places to eat had a waitress who was stealing via credit cards - I still like the place and the owner, but the gal can rot in hell....unless of course the owner had a nefarious plot wherein he told the gal to steal money from his customers - then I need to not be so forgiving.
May God continue to bless you and yours!
They said that last time about McCain, Kaslin, and the last time I did it, I said Never Again.
Romney deserves bashing. If he didn't deserve bashing, he wouldn't have been universally bashed here on Free Republic since 2007.
But, 2 months ago he got promoted to "Angel in Attendance", his history disappeared, and his former opponents all got stock in Jack Daniels so they wouldn't have to remember when they wrote.
Thanks, BlackElk. God is blessing us. He’s bringing water to our parched and withered farmland here in rural Ohio.
It amazes me that He brought storm clouds all the way from Africa to Ohio. We’d been praying for rain. We’ll get 3 on and off days of it now.
well thats fine with me as long as he gets this counrty going again. We sure cant take more of the same from dim with obama
what did he do to palin and family?
Its politics. get it
Well people, you have a choice now, it's either “Anybody or Obama”. Like many of you, my first choice would NOT have been Romney but he was selected by the GOP as their candidate. The GOP has screwed us before but we stuck with them and I suggest we stick with them again and vote Romney.
Any other candidate “Obummer” would be disaster.
It’s a great story about a honest and decent man the press is trying to demonize.
My favorite speech was Ted Cruz (done without teleprompter). If the MSM could have gotten away with it, they would have completed their war on minority and women speakers by refusing to air the Ann Romney and Marco Rubio speeches.
For pure entertainment value, I loved the Clint Eastwood speech. It got under the democrat/progressive/socialist party’s skin. In spite of what the pundits (including the know-it-alls at Fox) said, that speech hit home.
Same here :-)
“If he can’t do the jon, you gotta let him go. You just gotta let him go.”
As to Romney, those who spoke made it abundantly clear what sort of man he is...and Sarah Palin herself has not only endorsed him, but also indicated it is impreative to get him elected.
The detractors are almost always taking their feelings from an opposition to his religiona nd going from there.
The fact is, all anyone has tpo do is read his site and his plan and stance on the issues to know that he is clarly not what they say he is concerning abortion, gay marriage, etc., etc.
Either we believe what he says now and the statements he has made about his changes, or we don’t. Based on what so many other people whom I respect, and who have met with and talked personally to the man, have said...who are now whole heartidly endorsing him...I will believe that he has changed and vote whole hheartidly for him over the Kenyan Marxist.
In addition, I like the way he is tweaking Obama’s nose and taking the fight to him. He is getting under their skin in a big way...and that is exactly what he needs to do while sticking to the economy.
Critical Endorsements for ROmney
Romney on the Issues
Obama’s Horrible Firsts
America at the Crossroads of History
MORMONs do PR quite well.
But; OTOH; what's NOT to like about a fellow who promises to run gov't "...to help you and your family"?
You'll be called a HATEFUL Bigot for stating this!!
Unless he takes 6 hours off; during a campaign to help someone dig out a stump!
Can you tell me if I need to prepare for rain this weekend?
It is SPIRITUALLY stupid to actively work to elect someone who is either a DECEIVED Mormon or a DECEIVING one.
GOD is not mocked...
Why does NO ONE say...
Any disgruntled previous OBAMA voters that dont cast a vote strengthen Mitt's chances for election.
...for what you have belived and CHOSEN to follow!
You've actually SEEN a ballot for NOVEMBER?
Heck; the Dems haven't even SELECTED who to run; yet!
Actions have consequences regardless of the motives behind such actions. By voting for a third party or refraining from voting the consequences are allowing a totally amoral individual who is bent on destroying our country to be elected for a second term. I assume you will be at peace with such a consequence. I wonder what ethic or moral approves of refraining from acting to prevent the most evil from prevailing.
[WE MUST DEFEAT OBAMA
The Convention made me much happier about voting FOR Romney]
My thoughts exactly!
That is different than your next line in which you say he's changed.
In other words, you are acknowledging that those of us who reject his candidacy do so on political principle, that his record is clear, his recent reversals notwithstanding.
Now, do I understand why you are supporting him instead of Obama. Sure I do. You believe he is the better of the two, so you support him. I can see that, and I did the same with McCain.
However, I intend to be the gadfly, the "feet in the fire holder", the guy who is the fly in the ointment.
So far as I'm concerned, Romney is his liberal governing record and he is his recent advocacy of abortion, Romneycare, and homosexualism record, and he is not his campaign created image.
God have mercy on your soul. You are seriously damaging it with your rabid, unthinking hatred for Romney.
Good freaking grief.......You have a CHOICE BETWEEN TWO THAT CAN WIN!!! Who do you think is going to win, Johnson??? Yeah, right.