Character matters when running for President

Mitt Romney at the 2012 CPAC Convention
Mitt Romney at the 2012 CPAC Convention | Source

Mitt Romney's character what do you know about him?

In the last year I have heard so many negative articles and blogs about Mitt Romney, that I absolutely had to write this hub. If you are following the GOP race, then you are well aware of the four candidates that are left standing going into Super Tuesday next week. Mitt Romney just won Michigan, Arizona and Wyoming, so he has momentum.

But, what I wanted to share in this hub were some of the things that I have discovered about Mitt Romney that may help you to understand this man in a more personal and down to earth way. The complaints I hear often are that he is "out of touch" and "so wealthy that he just can't relate with the regular folks". Well, that maybe so, but from what I learned about this man those misconceptions that I had - well, are no longer there.

Read on and keep an open mind.........and open heart, and remember character is very important when you are choosing the man who will lead our nation to a better tomorrow.


His days at Bain Capital and what he did one day that blew everyone away.......

In 1996 one of Mitt Romney's partners at Bain Capital had a daughter age 14 that went missing. Apparently she had attended a party in New York and got high on ecstasy. She had been missing for three days when Mitt Romney took action. He shut the company down, flew the 30 executives to New York to begin the search. He set up command centers in LaGuardia Marriott and hired a private detective to help in the search for this young girl. He set up a toll free number for tips and coordinated with the New York Police Dept. He also called everyone in their data base of companies to have them help in the search of the girl. Because of their efforts it made the evening news and a young man called in wanting to know if there was a reward for the girl. The police traced the call and were able to locate the girl who was in a basement going through withdrawals. The Dr. stated that a day later and the girl may have died. The young girls father will never forget what Mitt did, he was so grateful for all he had done. This speaks tons about his character, all that was important at that time was finding that young girl. Bet you didn't know this.

He saved the Salt Lake Olympics.......

The 2002 Salt Lake Olympics is another success story due to Mitt's take control and fix it attitude. In 1998 due to some scandals and bribery the Olympics were on the road to nowhere and the top two executives had to resign. The games were facing a $379 million dollar deficeit and sponsors were starting to pull out, canceling the olympics was not an option for Mitt Romney.

Mitt Romney took over, refused a salary and even donated $1million of his own money to revive them. He began to cut costs, eliminating waste like fancy perks that were not needed and actually helped make them profitable in the end. He saved the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics.

Did Mitt Romney inherit his wealth......read on......

Last night on the O'Reilly Factor I also found out something that I didn't know about Mitt Romney. He was asked if he had inherited his wealth from his father George Romney. He did, I was blown away because he has in the past said he had worked very hard for his success and had never mentioned that he actually inherited money from his father. But then O'Reilly told him, to tell the folks what you did with that money, I sensed what was coming after this. Mitt explained how he had donated all that money to charities, a big portion to BYU University, to honor his father. Wow, I was blown away I can't even imagine how much money he was talking about, it's just the fact that he has a very giving heart.

What he did in Massachusettes.......

I often hear him speak about his record in Massachusettes, having balanced their budget numerous times, even created a rainy day fund of millions for the state when he left the governorship. He also implemented stricter immigration laws for the state as well. Yes, he did establish Romneycare, but it was what the state needed, he listened to the people of Massachusettes, to get the 8% uninsured individuals insured. Others kept their own insurance, so nothing changed there. He has said that if President Obama had called him to ask him if it was a good idea to implement Obamacare on the Nation, he would have clearly told him absolutely not, but he didn't. He has stated that he would repeal Obamacare as soon as he gets into the White House, and I believe he will do it.

Just a footnote, Mitt Romney refused a salary while governing in Massachusettes.

Mitt is a family man of faith and a giver.......

Mitt Romney is happily married to Ann, they have five grown sons, and 16 grandchildren. I saw an article in People's magazine a few months ago and it featured a very touching story about Mitt and his family. He seemed so down to earth in the photo holding a pan full of handmade meatballs they serve on Sunday a spaghetti dinner. Yes he is a Mormon, and if we begin to judge him by this fact then we will really loose all the way around. A man's religion should not be a factor in the Presidency, Mormon's are the most caring and giving people I have ever known, they take care of their families and especially the elders.

The one thing I didn't know was that in his church for a few years he was their pastor. Because their pastors do not receive a salary, they count on volunteers to minister to the people. That is not an easy task and I have to tip my hat off to Mitt for having done this for his congregation for all those years. Also in his 2010 tax returns that he made available to the public for review a few months ago, he gave so much to charity and his church, yes he made a lot of money but he gives back in return. He gave more than most of the other candidates, a lot more. He is a man of faith and I believe our country is in dire need of someone of his character at this point in time.

I have heard him say on numerous ocasions that he is running for President because he loves his family very much. He does not want his children and grandchildren to be burdened by the debt that has been imposed by past administrations. I too agree with Mitt regarding this, our debt is out of control and we need someone like him to balance our budget and cut the ridiculous spending. One of the latest on the news was the new soccer field that was build at Guantanamo Bay for the terrorists that are there. It was over $750,000.00 to get this built for them, to me things like this do not make sense, especially when this administration is cutting back on our military, do we have our priorities a little scewed or what. Plus if this administrations goal is to close Guantanamo why would we be putting money into it?

You may not ever hear of these positive stories in the main stream media, and that is my whole point in writing his hub. I wanted to inform you about this man and his character. Basically all the candidates are good candidates and have good values and morals, some not so much. So, I encourage you to do your own research on the other candidates running for this high office, because their character traits may just surprise you. I don't know about you but I want someone who will be a leader, be a problem solver, take charge and not apologize for America. A leader who will bring back God into our lives, govern by the constitution and help this economy get back to being prosperous once again. God Bless America!


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas

At this point, the election is so about getting the existing occupant out of the office. If Romney wins the nomination then I will be on-board with him 100%. Character does matter but people being aware of that character as you have displayed it matters as well. One cannot appreciate what they do not know. This election will turn on the Republicans ability to get on message and stay on message as it pertains to Obama. If they get sidelined or distracted in that process by Obama's antics, then all bets are off that any of the current candidates could come out on top. We have to keep that focus in mind if Obama is to be a one-term president. WB


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Whidbeywriter 4 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington Author

Hi Wayne, totally agree staying on message is the key here. I will be onboard for whoever gets the nomination too, thanks for stopping by.....:)


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ladyjane1 4 years ago from Texas

Interesting to see who will win in November, thanks for sharing this. LOve ya and great seeing you last week. Time was just too short however. Cheers.


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Whidbeywriter 4 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington Author

Hi Ladyjane1, yes it was awesome seeing you and I totally agree time was too short......next time we will have to make ore time - hey? Thanks for stopping in and reading my hub - it will be interesting come November that is for sure. Love ya too!


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molometer 4 years ago

Sounds like we could have done with Mitt over here, for the recent shenanigans over the 2012 Olympics. Why do these events always seem to bring out the greed in people.

Thanks for sharing Voted up.


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Whidbeywriter 4 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington Author

Thanks molometer for your comments and for stopping by and reading my hub. There is a lot people do not understand or know about Mitt, that's why I wrote it. Thanks for voting up....cheers to you too!


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Michael-Milec 4 years ago

Hi Whidbeywriter,

Can this hub be republished?

You've done an excellent research, well documentation, and you are a gifted writer.

Thanks and may the blessings of the Allmighty God be upon you, as you continue to be a blessing in return .


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Whidbeywriter 4 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington Author

Hi Michael-Milec, you are so kind - thank you. If I could re-publish consider it done. The more people know the truth the better. God Bless you too!


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Vladimir Uhri 4 years ago from HubPages, FB

Hello. It is not in reality what we did, since Lord forgave us. But what we believe determines how we will act in the future.

Thanks for wonderful review.


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Whidbeywriter 4 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington Author

@Vladimir Uhri, very well said my prayers are that we will all come together this election and choose the best man for the job a man of faith and humility....blessing to you!


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Lions Den Media 4 years ago

Well Whidbeywriter, I wish there were more of this about Romney. I don't know why Mormons are so maligned. I often think it is because a great many Americans are so hedonistic that they wish to find fault with those with moral and ethical fiber. Keep up the good work.


JON EWALL profile image

JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa

Whidbeywriter

An interesting link, check it out.

Obama’s False Attacks on GST steel

http://www.mittromney.com/blogs/mitts-view/2012/06...


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Whidbeywriter 4 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington Author

@Lions Den Media, I so agree with your comment. Seems if you are successful and a man of faith with good habits others somehow want to find fault. We need to get more out about Romney and the republican convention was a good start, so many amazing stories about this good man. Thanks for stopping in.


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Whidbeywriter 4 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington Author

Jon Ewall, great info thanks for sharing it, hope more will read and find out this truth.....thanks!


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JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa

Whidbey

The choice should be simple if one honestly looks at the records of each. Obama has 3.5 years behind his failed records. There is another story that the media has not reported

.THE SHARED AGENDAS -BARACK OBAMA

http://www.libertynewsonline.com/article_301_31606...

Events Aim to Remake the Financial Order and the Media --

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/04/06/george-s...


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Michael-Milec 4 years ago

Michael Milec

You people are doing an excellent proclamation of needed truth to be known, these past several minutes.

Majority of our relatives and neighbors are encouraged to listen as we continue to share evidences of failed agenda of present pro-socialistic ( pro- communistic policies ) coming from Washington .

In my experiences ( and I'm loud) people willingly listen about common-sence, godly candidates, willing to stand up for every citizens constitutional rights. ( Thanks for provided info. )

By carrying on this "good news " more voices will join to tell the truth till final victory in November and beyond ..

May the blessing of the Allmighty be upon all of us.


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JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa

Whidbey

Instead of a long winded post, here's another link worth listening to.

Rep. Artur Davis RNC Full Speech 2012,

Appeals To Independents ‘’ REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE ‘’ To Correct Mistake Of 2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcsVnkwmDok

Paul Ryan Responds to Fact-Checkers Who Took Him to Task on RNC Speech

http://foxnewsinsider.com/2012/08/30/paul-ryan-res...


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Whidbeywriter 4 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington Author

These are great links great info to know, my prayer is the people who are on the fence about the issues and who to vote for will search out and read this info.....blessings to you all for sharing your thoughts and

important information!


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JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa

Whidbeywriter

The Democrat convention starts next tues. The attacks will continue and the distortions will be abundant. Check this one for future references.

5/20/12

Ryan / Goolsbee debate on Ryan budget/economy.

http://video.foxnews.com/v/1647909607001/ryan-gool

Who has the best plan to put Americans back to work?

An add on!

June3.2011 Ryan and Van Hollen Debate Medicare Proposals 6/3/11 '' THE TRUTH ''

http://foxnewsinsider.com/2011/06/03/ryan-and-van-...


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JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa

Whidbeywriter

A cohort sent me this link, it reveals a lot about the candidate, ( I'm the President).

Know who the president supports.’’ the truth ‘’

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tCAffMSWSzY#t...


Michael-Milec profile image

Michael-Milec 4 years ago

JON EWALL

A very interesting information to know. Thank you.

Hope, many will read/share.

This is depressing to know;

Any suggestion : what to do about ?


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JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa

Whidbeywriter

''Character matters when running for President''. On 9/11/12 the nation remembered the attack on our country. In Libya and Egypt ,our embassies were attached by mobs, result of which was that an ambassador was killed with 3 other Americans.

What will our government do? Is this the result of the Obama (go it alone) middle east policies? Be the judge, character does matter.

http://hubpages.com/politics/PresidentBarakObama-A...

http://hubpages.com/politics/TheEgyptianPeopleDema...

In Nov 2012, we the people will vote for the office of the Presidency with open minds and hearts. May God continue to Bless America.


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Whidbeywriter 4 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington Author

Jon, now more than ever we need a leader in the White House, with all that is going in on a daily basis in the middle east God help us.....blessings to you and thanks again for all the info.....good stuff.


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kenyanXstian 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

Very good info., Whidbeywriter certainly I didn't know any of that.


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Whidbeywriter 4 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington Author

@kenyanXstian, glad you read this hub then. This is the most important election of our lifetime.....so I am glad that I could share this info with everyone. Thanks!

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