The Mitt Romney the press WON't tell you about
Birthpangs 2012/04/28 16:14:46
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This article can be verified at www.snopes.com. It is completely true.
Unlike most urban legends, this one is 100% true. It is detailed on
Snopes (just type in "Mitt Romney and Robert Gay's daughter") or
easier still, here's the link:
Whether you like Romney or not, this story is very revealing. I hope
the Republican Party is still the party of family values and
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 epiphany: 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 get this message out because it is not likely
that the media will do so!
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