My Take On Romney

Sometimes, this facet of Romney’s personality isn’t so subtle.

In July 1996, the 14-year-old daughter of Robert Gay,
a partner at Bain Capital, had disappeared. 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 and 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 Gay’s 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 friend’s missing daughter. Romney’s 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. Romney’s former partner
credits Mitt Romney with saving his daughter’s life, saying, “It was the most amazing thing, and I’ll never forget
this to the day I die.”

So, here’s my take on Romney: Mitt Romney simply can’t help himself. He sees a problem, and his mind immediately sets to
work solving it, sometimes consciously, and sometimes not-so-consciously. He doesn’t do it for self-aggrandizement,
or for personal gain. He does it because that’s just how he’s wired.

Many people are unaware of the fact that when Romney was asked by his old employer, Bill Bain, to come back to Bain &
Company as CEO to rescue the firm from bankruptcy, Romney left Bain Capital to work at Bain & Company for an annual
salary of one dollar. When Romney went to the rescue of the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics, he accepted no salary for three
years, and wouldn’t use an expense account. He also accepted no salary as Governor of Massachusetts.

Character counts! The media and Obama re-election machine will focus on Romney’s wealth and the immorality of it, as
they see it, but Romney is a man who uses his wealth to bless and to make this world a better place.

Let’s make Obama a one-term president….please vote in November.

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