Skip to comments.In July 1996, Mitt Romney helped locate the missing teenage daughter of a partner at Bain Capital.
Posted on 02/02/2012 4:17:25 PM PST by fred4prez
"In July 1996, the 14-year-old daughter of Robert Gay, a partner at Bain Capital, had disappeared," the story reads. "She had attended a rave party in New York City and gotten high on ecstasy. Three days later, her distraught father had no idea where she was. Romney took immediate action. He closed down the entire firm and asked all 30 partners and employees to fly to New York to help find Gays daughter. Romney set up a command center at the LaGuardia Marriott and hired a private detective firm to assist with the search. He established a toll-free number for tips, coordinating the effort with the NYPD, and went through his Rolodex and called everyone Bain did business with in New York and asked them to help find his friends missing daughter. Romneys accountants at Price Waterhouse Cooper put up posters on street poles, while cashiers at a pharmacy owned by Bain put fliers in the bag of every shopper. Romney and the other Bain employees scoured every part of New York and talked with everyone they could prostitutes, drug addicts anyone.
"That day, their hunt made the evening news, which featured photos of the girl and the Bain employees searching for her. As a result, a teenage boy phoned in, asked if there was a reward, and then hung up abruptly. The NYPD traced the call to a home in New Jersey, where they found the girl in the basement, shivering and experiencing withdrawal symptoms from a massive ecstasy dose. Doctors later said the girl might not have survived another day. Romneys former partner credits Mitt Romney with saving his daughters life, saying, It was the most amazing thing, and Ill never forget this to the day I die.
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The "original" piece in this thread -- posted by the OP -- IS A CHAIN E-MAIL. It even says so if you'd hit the site.
But your link to the 1996 incarnation of this story is very interesting.
It begs the questions: Just how long has Romney been milking this? Why do the details keep changing? Why did this "information" go viral via e-mail in 2007/2008? And now during the primaries of 2012?
Questions, questions, questions...
But on one point, we agree. Romney IS qualified to be president.
He just chose the wrong party.
Romney reregistered Republican from Independent after Reagan was gone and after voting for Tsongas in the Democrat primary, and after having supported, and fund raised as a Democrat for a period, in October of 1993.
That says a lot about me.
And a lot about you.”
...actually it says that you function on emotion when your deciding factor is a politician’s stance on abortion - which by the way no governor has control over as pointed out on here repeatedly by another member
...there are one hell of a lot more things that effect your life and this country more than abortions
...you kind of sound like a lefty who will vote for the pro-gay candidate as a deciding factor
Finally, you admit it P.
You are the one voting for a pro-homosexual agenda guy by voting for Romney, so that would make you the lefty.
Most states have FREE abortions available.
And the rate of abortions depends mainly on how the people there want it, not their leaders.
Massachusetts has an abortion rate almost exactly at the US rate -
Alaska is below the US rate, but that preceded Palins time in office -
For what its worth, and this is not to credit Romney in any way, as the trend long preceded him, for an extremely liberal state, perhaps the most liberal, Massachusetts has a rather low abortion rate. Most of the big Democrat states have higher rates.
Try finding a governor of a blue state who would say something different. 3/4 of the people I deal with daily would say the same things. Should I be in a rage all day ?
Like I said, I don’t like many of his policies - maybe most of them. But that is not a reason to lose our tempers.
I wonder why this self-aggrandizing puffery piece is being dug up again during the primaries of 2012?
“And what governor in this country has ended abortions in his state, even with majority public support ?”
There you go again, making sense. That will not be tolerated!!
“You are the one voting for a pro-homosexual agenda guy by voting for Romney”
...actually i think that homosexuality is deviant behavior and have never understand how lefties can support Darwinism and homosexuality at the same time - it defies logic as they are diametrically opposed
...Rush Limbaugh had Elton John perform at his wedding, so does that mean Rush is on your black list now too?
Rich girl? Class warfare belongs on the DUmp.
From 2002 to 2006, when Romney was Governor, over 80,000 Massachusetts babies were butchered to death by abortionists. Romney did nothing whatsoever to try to save their lives.
Civics lesson: Governors do not make laws. Legislators make laws. And no way in hell would the Massachusetts General Court have passed a law making abortion illegal!
You guys are nuts, Reagan was the right winger of his time, he would be much farther right now, since he would not be alone, living in a world totally run by the left.
Romney is literally the anti-Reagan, a candidate so far left that we have nothing in the past to equal it. Romney is trying to move us radically to the left, undoing all of our decades of conservative advancement.
“Romney is at war with humanity”
Wow, hyperbole much?
“and have never understand how lefties can support Darwinism and homosexuality at the same time - it defies logic as they are diametrically opposed”
I don’t see that support for both is illogical. If it is caused by genetics it wouldn’t exist (as per Darwin, as it would severely reduce fitness), but all you need to get around that is to accept that the cause is not genetic. And to be fair no genetic markers have been found. The current thinking is some problem in utero, with some theories postulating a viral infection.
It was to the left of Teddy Kennedy.
Defend Romney’s position, don’t keep ignoring it and pretending it isn’t extraordinary and unheard of.
You don’t seem troubled about Romney, you are promoting pretty well in this primary, I take it abortion and the homosexual agenda are not among your top issues.
If George H.W. Bush had beaten Reagan back in80, Reagan would have been out there campaigning for him in the fall. If Reagan were alive and healthy today, he’d campaign for the GOP nominee, even were it Mitt.
That's obvious, isn't it? It takes folks' minds off policy questions and makes them think Romney would be the right guy to take that proverbial 3 am phone call.
The ironic thing here is that he's only been banned from a website, and he'll probably feel as though that is SUPREME injustice.
Yet he cavalierly dismisses the snuffing out of 80,000 innocent young human beings.
Ping to little jeremiah and wagglebee.
This man is/was a lost soul. Sad, really.
Two issues, the eternal soul, and abortion.
Romney has dedicated most of his life, and tens of millions of his fortune to converting Christians from Christianity, and promoting abortion.
That is just so cute, not relevant however, as Limbaugh is not running for anything.
You said “lefties” vote for homosexuals and their agenda, I pointed out that Romney is pro-homosexual agenda and that you were voting for him.
So apparently, you are not bothered by Romney’s pro-abortion stand, his support of the homosexual agenda, his pro-gun grabbing, his pro-government mandated health insurance........
So if you want to pimp him be my guest, just don’t try and justify that he really is different than BHO.
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