Skip to comments.Mitt Romney-The French Years
Posted on 03/08/2012 9:16:23 AM PST by AnTiw1
From 1966-1968, Romney spread 'the word of Jesus,' door-to-door from Bordeaux to Paris, as a Mormon missionary. It was a tumultuous period, both politically and personally for young Mitt. Indeed, some say his French tribulations are the source of his ambitions.
It was a small country road winding through the Bordeaux region, a tight curve entering the small village of Bernos-Beaulac, just before the local post office. On June 16, 1968, this typically French scenery almost ended Mitt Romneys would-be career and young life before it had even yet begun.
A Mercedes was speeding in the opposite direction and missed the turn, hitting Romneys car head-on. The Mormon missionary was 21 years old at the time, and the son of the Governor of Michigan, wrote the local newspaper Sud Ouest at the time.
The first policeman on the scene wrote Hes dead on Romneys passport. It turned out Romney survived the accident with a swollen face and broken arm. But Leola Anderson -- the wife of the President of the Mormon Mission to France Duane Anderson, who was himself seriously hurt in the crash -- died.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints chartered a special train to bring back its leader and Romney to Paris four days later. In a rare move at the Saint-Jean station, (
) two ambulances were allowed to park on the platform in order to move the wounded onto the Paris-bound train, wrote Sud Ouest daily. I was frightened of driving a car, said Mitt Romney to the Boston Globe in 2007. I had a sense of vulnerability I had not experienced before.
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Isn’t there a view that the anti-christ would claim to be resurrected?
My wife SWEARS I have the script memorized!
I haven’t seen the movie in years. Maybe I’ll run down to our storage and grab the DVD and put it in tonight. I do have the soundtrack memorized though.
I’ve been known to turn up Angel Band and I’ll Fly Away so loud it shakes the house. ;)