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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Romney is BHO with better hair.
I try not to be mean or malignant; however, Romney has a history of having his minions run a vicious, nasty campaign behind the scenes; while Mitt stands before the cameras claiming to have no control of what is being done. He is a liar and a hypocrite.
This isn't just my opinion; both Sen McCain and Gov Huckabee complained about the viciousness of Romney's tactics in the 2008 GOP presidential primaries. Now they are supporting him. That is the level of duplicity that is being foisted upon us now by those who control the GOP.
Here in VA they have refused to allow anyone other than Romney and Ron Paul on the primary ballot; not even write-ins are allowed. All the other candidates filed suit to have their names put on the ballot and the Commonweath’s Attorney General tried to have the General Assembly meet in special session; but, Gov McDonnell (who endorsed Romney) and the state GOP squashed that effort.
Virginians have been disenfranchised; which is the worst form of repression and tyranny. So, yes, I am very angry w/Mitt Romney and the cabal who have “railroaded” us on his behalf. He is not a nice man and the network that supports him is both evil and un-American.
For the record, I have nothing against Mormons; I detest Romney for what he has done and continues to do; not his religion.
I noticed this when I researched this story. Also Huntsman now owns Bain Capital. He is Jon Huntsman father and is another Mormon. I wonder if all the partners were Mormon at Bain Capital.
Mitt said he did not inherit his money, but earned it. It looks to me like his Mormon contacts which he inherited from his father is where he got his start.
Okay, but he’s still a faggot loving, baby killing mormon, adopted bastard son of the GOP-e, lying lib POS.
The girl wasn’t found by anything Romney did.
The report of the missing girl was put on the news, boy calls in, cops trace call and the girl is saved.
Now John Kerry, there is the real hero... did you know that he went to Vietnam and on super double secret missions.
Was this even’t seared.... seared into Romney’s memory??
“Romney seems be a good man, bright, able to run things, decent character.”
The $50.00 abortion, pro-homo, gun grabbing, socialist healthcare guy? That’s decent character?
Yeah, Romney’s swell.
“It appears the Romneybots are now resorting to chain e-mails to promote their liberal boy.”
...which was likely initiated at Romney’s behest.
everyone who worked and know with him seems to hate him.....sorta like newt huh
Romney has raised dishonesty to an art.
Oh, and take a look at the OP's posting history...
Romney: born on third base, thinks he hit a triple... and deserves to be a God. Some of his fellow-Gods-to-Be are posting here too.
“everyone who worked and know with him seems to hate him.....sorta like newt huh”
Establishment pubs hate Mittens? Hard to tell with all the daggers aimed at Newt. Guess I never noticed.
He’s not my candidate—way too liberal and I was totally disillusioned with him when he was guv and I was in MA—but this is a worthy story. It shows him with the right priorities, taking heroic leadership and initiating action.
No, you don’t vote for him for president because of it, but credit given where it’s due.
Well, that's not something I would attach to abortion and homosexual agendas.
Ross Perot rescued a bunch of hostages.
How’d he work out for the Republican party?
Sorry, but Mitt Romney is still just a lying small politician with a lot of money.
He still supports the individual insurance mandate.
He still supports his RomneyCare with it’s $50 abortions.
He still refuses to back re-instating DADT.
In short, he is still the same crappy liberal GOP-E candidate he was yesterday.
He is still lying his fool head off.
>>>No, you dont vote for him for president because of it, but credit given where its due.
This is pure, shameless PR FLACK. I give Willard NO credit because of this, or anything else. None. Zip. Nada.
If I recall correctly, Ross Perot never ran as a Republican.
He started his own party.
He ran as an Independent.
Hmmm that’s what Romney ran as in Massachusetts isn’t it?
How dare you make a rational statement?! During the political season this is not allow. Admin!
He was worried that his partner could lose a very important tax deduction.
True story of a selfless man of action. Contrast Romney’s determined search with the actions of another Mass senator, one Teddy Kennedy, who drove Mary Jo Kopechne off a bridge as a drunken driver and then left her to drown while he swam away to save his own sorry political a$$.
I'm guessing you're not familiar with corporate law and the rights of officers. He wasn't within his rights to do this - if this PR email is remotely a description of what he did.
And what does it have to do with anything that the girl was related to a partner?
That she was a daughter of a partner in Bain? Probably a lot. But I suspect the fact that this girl was the daughter of a General Authority of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints had everything to do with Romney's actions. Don't you?
Hum? If you do a simple search, there are dozens of stories about this issue. This particular one is greatly enhanced.
It was a fine thing to orchestrate, there was no reason to enhance the event.
Yes, some loser establishment Republicans have come out to unleash vitriol against Newt. But there is a difference between Newt and Romney. Newt found Christ, and has repented and been redeemed. Willard is still the same loathsome snake he’s always been. It’s all right there in the open-—its in his words, his voice, his face, his eyes.
And he still can’t stop lying and flopping.
No good deed goes unpunished.
I am familiar with corporate law.
And if I could get the hours of my life back that I spent on silly CEO-mandated company functions, seminars, “leadership training”, and “team building” over the years I would have many fewer grey hairs.
Management is infatuated with this sort of thing; what Romney did is no more of an imposition on his crew, and way more interesting/useful than what goes on every day.
As for the Mormon angle- what of it ? Its his social circle, they are his people. You have your people, I have my people. If one of them has a problem it is more directly my problem than the troubles of some stranger.
No. I don't think so. Huntsman, Jr.'s (the ex-Presidental candidate) father is a name partner in Huntsman Gay Global Capital. Gay is Robert Gay, LDS General Authority (an Area Seventy and former Mission President over part of Africa) and former Bain Capital founder.
And Bain just bought a $600 million stake in The Huntsman Corporation. And there are more links.
But neither Huntsman (Sr. or Jr.) owns Bain Capital.
Anybody know something I'm missing?
I have no need to “do a simple search.” I have known of Romney’s successful rescue efforts for years. Many don’t know the story, though, so posting this account is an appropriate way to educate the public.
“Do I hear a second out there?”
I second it! Plus... IBTZ.
My point is that there was no need to enhance the event, which is what this particular story does.
It was a generous effort, there should have been no enhancement.
But he supported Spector that one time...wah wah. That is unforgivable. Go Newt instead!
Why does it matter why he did it? Do the people who shop at Goodwill care that someone donated clothes for a tax write off, or do they care that they have clothes?
Mitt Romney’s probably a pretty decent guy. Doesn’t mean he’s suitable for the office of the President.
Not familiar enough, apparently. Not an attorney, I'll assume. Normally, that's a compliment, but here it means . . . you don't understand corporate law.
[W]hat Romney did is no more of an imposition on his crew, and way more interesting/useful than what goes on every day.
First, we have no idea what Romney did. This email is obvious a bunch of bunk. It's more useful, but no more of an imposition than leadership training and seminars. Riiiiiight.
As for the Mormon angle- what of it?
Ummm. You're the one who said "And what does it have to do with anything that the girl was related to a partner?" And now you're saying:
Its his social circle, they are his people. You have your people, I have my people. If one of them has a problem it is more directly my problem than the troubles of some stranger.
Excuse me, but I was pointing out that he wasn't just magically helping out some girl in trouble. He was taking care of his own. Doubly his own. Bain and LDS General Authority. I think you're agreeing with me but couching it in terms of disagreeing with me because you can't bring yourself to admit I was right.
So have a good night.
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.
Motive? Doing something good is always doing something good on some level.
However, if Mitt had read about some poor black Baptist girl who was missing and the police weren't doing anything, and he threw the resources of Bain and his own personal resources into finding her? That's one thing.
If a daughter of one of his wealthy partners is missing, and the rest of the wealthy partners in the firm assist in finding her, using their employees to assist with the search? That's still nice, but it's a completely different story.
Not quite like the Crimson Tide Football Boosters club helping the family of some spelling bee champion in Wisconsin rebuild a storm-damaged house, versus the Crimson Tide Football Boosters club helping the family of the top high school football recruit in Memphis rebuild a storm-damaged house. But along the same lines. One impresses me more than the other. But both are nice.
That’s all I needed to hear. Vote Romney.
That’s all I needed to hear. Vote Romney.
I’ve never heard of anyone dying from ecstasy withdrawals.
Does this happen?
“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. “
But he is such a decent guy! I read it on this very thread!!!
I have to agree. It’s a good story. It appears to actually be true.
It’s OK to give a little credit where credit is due. Would Obama have reacted that way, or been as effective? Of course not.
My question: What the heck was a 14 year old doing at a Rave party in the first place???
I mean, it’s nice that Romney looked for her and all, but no 14 year old should be in that situation in the first place.
there is a silver lining to this abortion issue...and that is that most of those 80,000 abortions were likely future lefty voters
...and since when do abortions matter more to your everyday life than the economy and you and your family having decent jobs?
hey i wish we had somebody better than Romney too, but all your whiners on here who “refuse to vote for Romney no matter what” are going to be responsible if Obama gets re-elected
spare us the dramatics with your massive bold type faces
I am not whining. I am stating a fact, there is not a dimes worth of difference between BHO and Romney.
I will not vote for Romney.
What is really annoying are people who trumpet that liberal called Romney on FR.
BHO campaign will be “why vote for Romney, you already have me”.
“...and since when do abortions matter more to your everyday life than the economy and you and your family having decent jobs?”
You do know this isn’t the Democratic Underground??
I suggest you review the top of our page. It says “Welcome to Free Republic, America’s exclusive site for God, Family, Country, Life & Liberty conservatives!”
As such, Free Republic is Pro-Life.
Now, on to your larger problem...
There is no liberty without a right to life. I suggest you read the Declaration of Independence. There is a reason “Life” comes before “Liberty” and the “Pursuit of Happiness”.
Finally, I’m not interested in a job. If you think RINOmney is going to do anything to change the terrible problems we face, you don’t know his history.
“hey i wish we had somebody better than Romney too, but all your whiners on here who refuse to vote for Romney no matter what are going to be responsible if Obama gets re-elected”
Actually, no. It is sheeple (apparently you included) who like a regular serving of Ford, Bush, Dole and McCain. Eat heartily and you’ll get more.
If you have to ask why abortions matter, I would think that you are probably a Romney supporter, he doesn’t care about the innocent either.
I am NOT a fan of Romney, but frankly this is a silly complaint.
This is Massachusetts for goodness sake.
A governor is going to get them to ban abortions, or even slow them down ? How ?
And what governor in this country has ended abortions in his state, even with majority public support ?