Skip to comments.Mitt Romney compares himself to JFK as Nancy Reagan endorses him for presidency - VIDEO
Posted on 06/02/2012 9:47:39 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, continues to face a slew of questions regarding his vast wealth.
With a net worth of over $200 million, the former Massachusetts governor has been ridiculed throughout his campaign for his inability to relate to many Americans who are currently struggling.
In an interview broadcast on Thursday, Foxs Bill Hemmer asked the GOPer and his wife, Ann, about their immense wealth.
Back to the connection [with the voters] aspect of this. There will be people...who will look at you and just say, successful rich guy, Hemmer put to him.
In response, Romney likened himself to two of the most iconic presidents in history.
Like FDR and John F. Kennedy, Romney responded, There have been plenty of people.
JFKs father was one of the wealthiest men in America and was the first chairman of the SEC. Almost all of his income came from a trust he shared with other family members.
This is not a nation that divides people based on whether theyve been successful or not. We dont say, Oh, boy, this person won the lottery and therefore they cant understand me. We instead look at people and celebrate their success and their achievements, and we look for people who have the skills we think will make our lives better, Romney added.
What I find is that the statistics understate the kind of pain and insecurity that exists in Americas homes. I see many people who may be employed but are very concerned that they could lose their job at any time.
Ann Romney added that her husbands work ethic had helped him achieve success. Hes the hardest working person Ive ever met, besides his father, George Romney, who was a crazy man, she said.
Meanwhile on Thursday, former first lady Nancy Reagan endorsed Mitt Romney for Novembers presidential race.
The widow of President Ronald Reagan said that her Ronnie would have liked Romneys business background and his "strong principles."
Reagan (90) served lemonade and cookies to Mitt Romney and his wife when they visited her LA home.
Later, Nancy Reagan issued a statement which read.
Mitt and Ann Romney joined me at my home this afternoon for some lemonade and cookies and I offered my firm endorsement of his campaign for President. Although I know he will not be the official nominee of the Republican Party until August in Tampa, Florida, I am thrilled that after Tuesdays primary he is the clear choice, having won the magic number of 1,144 convention delegates."
Two words: Romney Care.
The Kennedy’s were bootleggers and corrupt politicians, using their money to buy votes. Romney is a vulture capitalist.
Reagen earned his money, broadcasting, acting, and governing.
I don’t resent Reagan’s wealth, just law breakers and vultures, or anyone who uses the public tax money to get rich.
Putting Romney and Reagan as equals is ridiculous. I'm going to support the dude simply because the alternative is unthinkable. If he surprises us all I'll be more than happy (not holding my breath), but at this point we need to take out "The most destructive, the most anti-free market, anti-business, pro-Marxist, anti-life, anti-American, pro-gay, pro-muzzie, pro everything we hate with the will to do anything to sack our country administration ever!"
Romney is the only one who can do that, but very few of us are supporting Romney for any other reason than to take out "The most destructive, the most anti-free market, anti-business, pro-Marxist, anti-life, anti-American, pro-gay, pro-muzzie, pro everything we hate with the will to do anything to sack our country administration ever!"
You don’t remember the way Reagan slimed conservatives and talked down to voters like we’re stupid? /s
Mittens, is that you? Moonshot, surely there are other Romneybot lovefest sites that are populated with slobbering fans of the Bishop like yourself. Free Republic isn’t one of them.
Maybe you should go blog somewhere where you will feel at home.
Pretty good analogy - Mitt and JFK - both socially liberal, fiscally prudent, pro-national-defense Democrats.
if Romney changes, it is called ‘evolution’ now....just ask the messiah
Hubert Humphrey was more pro gun than Romney.
Hubert H. Humphrey wrote: Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. This is not to say that firearms should not be very carefully used and that definite safety rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against a tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible.
and I too will vote against the great satan, zer0bama....whomever the RNC sticks us with
I think he’ll surprise a lot of FReeps, when he become PRESIDENT!!
The media is trying to tell Americans to resent success or wealth. Yet, they themselves desire both with a passion. It is a weirdness inherent to liberals. They rant and rave about financial success, but they aspire to it as much as anyone. They hate Romney for earning millions, yet they adore the Pelosis, the Kerrys, the Kennedys and the Oprahs.
Romney assured Massachusetts voters running for the Senate in 1994 that he did not want to go back Reaganomics.
And just that easily you've blown the little credibility that you had.
So, finally admitting he’s still a lib Rat.
not two words, two choices Obama or Romney?
Governor Romney, for all his many faults, can’t be worse for this country than Mr. Obama. Therefore, one has to vote for Romney. This is a two-party system, any other vote is a waste of the franchise, is it not?
Welcome to freerepublic, but your few days of posting has already outed you as a bomb throwing troll.
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