Skip to comments.Mitt Romney's sister blames media's vilification for brother's loss
Posted on 11/10/2012 12:25:01 AM PST by Jyotishi
New York - Mitt Romney's sister Jane has come to the defense of her younger brother slamming media over the way they had treated the Republican Presidential contender, and blaming them for making him lose the White House race.
Jane, the eldest Romney sister, told Inside Edition about how she felt the media "vilified" Mitt after it was reported that he traveled with Seamus, the family dog, strapped to the roof of their car.
"He was my dog...It's a crate. That's how they travel. Here's the deal. All these stupid little stories are fabricated and it hurt," the New York Daily News quoted her, as saying.
Jane, 75, also said that Mitt's wife, Ann, has not been taking the loss particularly well.
"She was crying. She was very emotional. For Ann, it was definitely shell-shock," she said.
"She won't want to be in a race like this again," she added.
According to the paper, Jane explained what she thinks went wrong with the campaign, and blamed her own family for not doing enough to help him secure a win.
"I feel like our family could have helped more. But we were scared we'd be on the 6 p.m. news, misspeaking," she added.
The media and the Obama campaign are the same damn thing. Get used to it.
The revenge controls 99% of all media.
Good luck ever getting a message out.
She’s right about one thing. Any thing said by any member of his family would have been blown out of proportion, so they had to be careful what they did or didn’t say.
I hate the media and their bias.
What makes her think we have a media? I know we have a communist propaganda machine, but a media?
Romney held his fire during the summer rather than hit back hard. he should have carried the fight to the enemy by hitting at Obama personally. Ridicule might have worked. Picture of Obama in hat smoking pot should have been spread around.
Conservatives need our own media broadcasting to the masses. Talk radio is good; they sing to the choir and strengthen the base. So much money is raised for the campaigns, how about a billion or two to start media outlets too?
It was voter fraud.
I would love to see a televised version of CNS.com
They have to move on, stop crying, Ann..we have a country to save ...somehow..before time runs out..he should have hit Obama hard instead of calling the guy a nice man..Obama is a wolf in sheep’s clothing as they say..Mitt thought it would be given to him..he was wrong...the dems placed in fraud when they knew he could not bring out his base. The dems basically admitted that last summer..it’s done...blame whoever you like..tho the candidate was the problem the most..Not conservatism. His team and Ann Coulter need to go away...Her retard remark brought out all of south Florida...and hurt West, too.
Yes it was fraud. Too bad one can’t simply call 911 and report it. (Hey, why not!)
I think Romney’s campaign met finance problem during summer. Internal fighting cost him too much.
She is lying about the dog.
People do not strap their dog in a kennel on the roof of a car and drive cross country for 12 hours, stopping part way after the dog is made sick, merely to hose down the car, the kennel cage, and the dog himself, and then hitting the Interstate again with the dog wet and ill.
The Romneys did not even keep the dog afterward, there are two versions of how the dog disappeared after this abuse, one is that it was sent to live with this sister, the other is that it ran off when they arrived in Canada after 12 horrible hours.
Spent too much money burying Gingrich and Santorum. Should have just taken his chances with the voters.
I cant believe you are talking about this.
Forget about the dog issue. That was nothing but a distraction.
Even conservatives have been played by liberal media.
Now media is helping Obama handle Benghazi.
Really? Didn’t you read the short article?
The woman was lying and the story needed fleshing out, this is not a new story to freepers, we have researched it and commented on it for many years.
I used to like Ann Coulter, until she started blabbering about Christie and also when she gave a speech for gays/lesbians. Lately, I’ve just noticed how she constantly flips her hair when she talks. I think she is a fake, a female version of the shock jock - Howard Stern.
Its all about the money and selling her books. She should never have used the word retard. However, nothing any of the Dems say hurt them nor do they get identified with the ones who say stupid things. It doesn’t seem to hurt their brand.
Who was lying? Mitt’s sister? No, the story didn’t need fleshing - this happened in 1984. God, give it a rest.
No, his treatment of the dog fits the life story of Mitt’s bizarre sociopathic behavior and pathological lying, Mitt’s insensitivity and lack of awareness of life outside of himself.
His reaction to the stories over the years have proven his pathological lying.
The whole matter is so insignificant,like what he did in the 8th grade. If you think such things go to character, I have news for you. Almost no one is qualified to run for president.
No, truth has no expiration date, you need to quit campaigning for the man.
You sure do carry an inordinate amount of wood for Romney! Did he step on your toes?
Romney was a wimp and a friggin toady of Karl Rove, who repeated the same failed policy of another failed moderate GOP candidate in McCain, remember he is s nice guy thing they tried on Obama>
Romney was truly not qualified to even be in republican politics, and especially not in the position to lead the party.
If you don’t like this thread about the sister and the dog story, you might be on the wrong thread.
And he lost. so why bring up this penny-ante stuff? About as relevant as Abe Lincolns fights with his wife.
Conservatives have been forced to play defence for years.
Liberals have controlled eduction system, media.....they don’t have bottom line, they can do anything.
Newt was the only one who could deal with the evil media and he would have been a good candidate. Too bad he was a womanizer who had crazy ideas and his own side hated working with him....well that’s what I heard.
You are so full of it. I didn’t want Romney as our candidate, but this story is an old one and needs to just die. What the he** are you talking about campaigning for him? Its over smart a**. Saying this story is old, and it is, and should be allowed to die is your version of campaigning? You are twisted.
People may not like the story though some people didn’t vote for him after what they did to the dog...pets give unconditional love vs humans screw you over while you are looking...people love animals..it’s not a worthless story then or now..IMO..it’s over now..just not for that entire family. ( idiot people to put a dog on a car roof) he maybe remembered for that..the way people are nowadays/to latch on to the shock things..
Being qualified to RUN for president is not the same thing as being qualified to BE president. That's a big part of the problem.
Ok. Romney lost, media and Obama won. Let’s rest the dog issue and forget Benghazi.
“What makes her think we have a media? I know we have a communist propaganda machine, but a media?”
I have been screaming that for years now.
The Marxist/Leninist have always known that the keys to the treasure are in controlling media and education.
If it were not for FOX we would have no media at all.
If not for private schools, we would have nothing but
young pioneer indoctrination schools.
I know many, many people who wouldn’t vote for Mitt because of that dog story. They called him inhumane and there was even a website called “Dogs Against Mitt.” It has thousands of people on it. Never mind that zero voted 3 times to allow babies who survived botched abortions to die, they jumped on the treatment of the dog, yet ignored zero’s inhumanity toward humans.
The libs are so warped in their fake outrages.
Guys, a thread about Seamus, is the wrong thread to be insisting that no one talk about Seamus.
Wait until you are on thread that is NOT about the sister and Seamus and the event, before you try to shut down posting on it.
And so you think zero was and is qualified? You are an obama troll - go back under the bridge your crawled out from. You aren’t qualified to be an expert on Republican politics.
It isn’t just about the dog. Its also about Mitt’s sister, the media,wife and the aftermath of the campaign. Some want to focus on small things -just like the libtards do.
We don’t like Romney, Obama and media don’t like Romney.
Obama won, and everybody is satisfied now.
Have you ever seen a dog or dogs riding in the open bed of a pickup truck? How about a kennel trailer? Can you explain the difference between those and a kennel attached to the top of a vehicle?
God, this thread is about media, about propaganda machine, brainwashing, bias, and liberals’ dirty tricks!
Yeah, I am aware the thread is about the dog, the sister who they shipped it to, to get rid of it after the trip, the media reporting the sick abuse, Mitt’s lies and insensitivity over the years about claiming that the dog loved it etc. and how it revealed something about the pathological liar during the campaign for conservatives and freepers, and the freerepublic truth file on Romney.
I’m even aware of the Planned Parenthood supporting, pro-abortion wife of the most hard left, pro-abortion, radical homosexualist to ever contaminate the GOP.
People love pets more than humans in some cases.... those single women in my work office tell me it's about their right to control their own bodies not for the government to order them in what to do.. that's how they see it and come back to pro life rebutal. They tell me it's none of my business. Government tax payers should not pay for abortions and parents should be notified for under age kids. You cannot force a person to not go in a clinic. Well, you can, though I guess you would end up in jail once they got to a phone..we live in a play party society and it's becoming worse...Now, we need a tough stance and good people in leadership until that happens, we are sorta lost.
I don't know anyone as friends or family who is happy about obama 2nd term..
ANY personal attack would have garnered feelings of sympathy.
Did you vote for Romney?
Did the dog die?
I take that back..I live in South Florida and plenty of my neighbors are happy with it.. they are mostly from new jersey, new york .. (no offense to those areas) I have a place further up north Fl-hubby and I stay there more here lately..