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How Mitt Romney's Temper Could cost him the Election

Updated on October 23, 2013
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Mitt Romney's temper tantrums

Even though many Republicans dislike Mitt Romney immensely, he has still managed to snag the Republican nomination for President. He is worth an estimated 250 million and has used his money to guarantee the results he wants in the Republican primary. Who says money can’t buy love? It has certainly bought Mitt Romney a lot of love and from people who really don’t like him very much. Rick Sanatorium threw his support behind Mitt Romney in the wee hours of the morning by email. Does anyone really think that while many of Mitt Romney’s fellow Republicans have publicly declared their support of Mitt after dropping out of the race, that they really like him?. If the answer is no, then it is conceivable that Obama will get these Republican votes.

But like most of the Republican candidates, Mitt Romney has said and done things that have come back to haunt him and the Republican party and has led the naysayers to say, I knew it! I knew it? The first problem that Mitt Romney has is his believability. He has changed his position ion the issues so many times that unless you do some research, no one knows which leg he is standing on at any given time. We have come to accept the fact that he will do and say anything to be the next President of the United States.

Stories of Mitt Romney’s temper has also come back to haunt him. Incidents of his temper as a teenager, during his attempt at the 2007 Republican nomination, and today, have caused us to ask, who is this guy that would be President? Here are just a few of Mitt Romney's reported temper tantrums.

Disorderly Conduct Arrest . Mitt Romney was arrested for disorderly conduct. Yes, the well groomed millionaire Mormon does have a temper it seems. In 1981 he was told by a park officer that he couldn’t put his boat in Lake Cochituate just outside Boston because his license looked fake. So what did the law abiding Mitt Romney do? He refused to listen to the lowly officer and did it anyway. And the officer did what any other law enforcer would do, he handcuffed the now presidential candidate and charged him with disorderly conduct. It is anybody’s guess what his attitude was to the officer. Perhaps we will hear the details someday.

GAY friendly or not . Reports of Mitt Romney's temper tantrums are not new. One Radio show host felt the heat in March 2007 when he asked Mitt Romney about printing gender-neutral marriage certificates during his term as Governor. It was during his bid for the GOP nomination and according to the radio host, Sandy Rios, Mitt Romney lost his temper and accused the host of lying.

What the "F": It must be noted that Mitt Romney has denied using the "F" word in this situation. According to the story as told by Alec MacGillis of New Republic, Mitt Romney took charge of a traffic tie up in the ski area by pushing sheriffs deputies out of the way. One teenage security volunteer Shaun Knopp claims that Mitt Romney was rude to him using the F word more than once. Mitt Romney was the chief organizer of the games and we do get a sense that he wasn’t kidding when he said he liked firing people.

Fight on a Plane . Now this one really hits home since it involves one of my favorite music groups LMFAO. On a Feb 2010 flight from Vancouver to LA with his wife, Mitt Romney asked Sky Blu (Skyler Gordy) who was seated in front of him to put his seat in the upright position before take off. What resulted was a scuffle with each accusing the other of attacking him. Mitt Romney admits to putting his hand on Skyler first by tapping him on the shoulder to get his attention. Sky responded by swatting away Mitt Romney’s hand with Mitt Romney complaining the Skyler messed up his hair. Guess who got kicked off the plane? You are right, LMFAO’s Sky Blu.

Hair! Hair! Now hair seems to be a real touchy subject with the would be President as early as the teenage years, especially when it looks “gay”. According to reports, the 18 year old Mitt Romney was quite miffed when he saw a fellow student with bleached blond hair combed over his eyes. He declared that that was just wrong and he did something about it. He held the student down and cut off his hair despite screams from the terrified student.

Are you beginning to get a sense that if this guy doesn’t like how you look, he will change it, what you eat, he will dispose of it and what you wear he will strip you. Is it just temper, lack of control or arrogance? And can you imagine how scarred for life the bullied student and the teenage Olympic volunteer must be? Should you be concerned?.


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    • Joan King profile image

      Joan King 5 years ago

      It is very difficult to hide who you really are, sooner or later true colors begin to show. Thanks for your comments.

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      jbyers 5 years ago from Wapwallopen, PA

      Romney's short temper and rudeness was quite evident during the republican and presidential debates. It wasn't his interrupting as much as his persistent bullying to get the last word in, forcing the moderators to let him answer questions that weren't directed towards him, demanding rebuttals, and taking 3 times as long to answer as the time allotted. He's lucky Rick Perry didn't knock him out for touching him. What I found more revealing was how nonchalantly he offered that $10,000 bet. The average American does not have $10k to bet - we need that to pay school loans, car loans, mortgages, etc. And the way Romney dismissed women was blatant. The pundits can try to attribute his loss to minority voters, illegal voters, rigged voting, etc., but Romney can only blame Romney.

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      Joan King 5 years ago

      Well as they say you get the leader you deserve. Hopefully the majority of Americans choose dignity for women and love and caring for our fellow citizens above all. All the rape talk by the conservative male politicians gives me the jitters. Thanks for visiting.

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      peanutroaster 5 years ago from New England

      Here's a guy who is used to getting his way and being surrounded by junior execs nodding their bobble heads in approval to every word he says.

      "Those" people who would dare ask him for his tax records or try to hold his lies to his record. How insulting! I'm rich damn it! I don't need to deal with peons!

      I've come to the conclusion that the man's character is basically a bully. He attacked a fellow classmate in prep school because the student failed to have a conforming hair style that Mitt deemed appropriate and Romney has continued to be a bully ever since.

      You could see his true nature in the debates.

      Conservatives in general seem to tend towards the bully nature. You can see it in their comments and how they attack people for all kinds of thing like where they are from or their nickname.

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      Joan King 5 years ago

      IB radmasters, I think the same about some of your hubs; especially on your tirade against gay marriages. I too don't think you have made one valid point in those hubs either. You have your biases obviously which you are entitled to. I however, take exception to your comment on my writing rather than on the subject simply because you did not explain why the points were invalid, instead you went on an Obama bashing tirade. You have made no valid point here.

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      Joan King 5 years ago

      Thank you pagesvoice. It all goes to character. What is more disturbing is that many feel that such behaviour is appropriate and make excuses for the behaviour and make arguments like " well another person does something bad too" so it makes it alright.

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      Joan King 5 years ago

      American Romance. Thanks for your input. Do you have something against freedom of speech? I will write about whatever topic I choose and about whomever and I will never question your right to do the same or your preoccupation with any subject. If you have no useful contribution to make to the subject, you are under no obligation to comment on my hubs.There have been several attempts to intimidate me because of whatI choose to write about. We are not in China or Iran. You don't have to agree with me but you don't have to get personal either. It hasn't worked and it will not work. I can ask the same questions, like why are you preoccupied with defending Romney? But the question and any answer to the question is pointless and baseless so why waste my time? You are calling me a lib., and you know absolutely nothing about me and what I believe.I am a writer first and foremost if you know what that means.

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      American Romance 5 years ago from America

      Why is Romneys money so important to you libs? Do you not keep up with your own? Do you know Al Gore has an 8 million dollar home on the beach? Do you know Nancy Pelosi owns a huge canning factory and her husband is worth twice what Romney is? Do you know John Edwards home cost 20 million dollars and has a raquetball court in it? John Kerry is a multi millionaire, The Kennedys are one of the wealthiest families in America, ..their money came from illegal bootlegging! Have we ever had a poor president? Obama is only worth 7 million, I find this interesting because he has never had a private sector job? ............where did his money come from? Does Acorn pay that kinda money with taxpayer funds?

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      Dennis L. Page 5 years ago from New York/Pennsylvania border

      Voted up and interesting. I must say, some of the actions by Romney are somewhat disturbing. I don't know how you can hold a kid down and cut off their hair and then claim you really don't remember. Also, what kind of a person puts a dog on the roof of a car? This man is now for everything he was once against. His money and power brokers will stop at nothing to get him elected and if he succeeds it will be a sad time for not just the U.S., but for the entire world.