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The Mitt Romney They Didn't Want You To Know About

Updated on October 30, 2013

Mitt Romney for President

The Democrats Formula for Re-election

Mitt Romney had a very difficult year in 2012. Yes, he was nominated by his fellow Republicans to run for president, but the democratic party attacked him mindlessly from that point on. Romney is a highly successful business man who had decades of experience in the private sector and as a governor. Governor Romney has also accomplished numerous personal successes including a beautiful, and well adjusted family. He is basically what every American dreams of becoming, and hopes that their offspring will achieve. With all of his success Mitt Romney has never become an egotist and is a very humble and grateful man who has been extremely charitable all his life.

So why was the democratic party attacking Mitt Romney's every word?

Quite simply, if any level headed American had tuned out the noise and looked at the fact that Barack Obama had absolutely failed the American people, president Obama would have been in serious trouble up against a capable man such as Mitt Romney. Obama had promised to have a great deal of the recession cleaned up and a lot of jobs created by the end of his first term. He also criticized the previous administration for high gas prices. As it turned out, the economy was much worse in the four years that Obama was in office and gas prices continued to rise. If one were to look at the things that truly mattered it would have been obvious that Mitt Romney was much better qualified to be President of the United States than Barack Obama. Mitt Romney had the experience that Obama lacked, combined with the desire to get the country back on track.

None of the important things Obama promised the country had even remotely come close to being accomplished. Lets remember that Obama was a senator for a very short period of time before becoming president and that was the extent of his experience.

Now Mitt Romney comes along with decades of expertise on numerous levels. As a politician and business man. Mitt Romney was up on a completely different level than Barack Obama, and the only thing the democrats could do was to demonize Romney for his experience and expertise. They went about doing this by painting Governor Romney into a "mean rich guy" and leading women and other minorities into thinking that they would lose their rights if Romney were elected.

Incredibly, the daily lies from MSNBC had women crying that if Romney were elected they would get paid less, neglecting to conclude that Mitt Romney had never made such a statement, and what they were hearing was noise coming from democrats with their own agenda and "news casters" on MSNBC and other liberal programs. The idea that someone running for president is proposing that women get paid less is so preposterous that it is almost laughable. Women have been receiving equal pay for more than 50 years and it is unconstitutional and idiotic that a politician would make such a proposal. The democrats know how to dish out the kool aid!

It was an act of desperation, but sadly it worked.

After watching the Republican Convention of 2012 I must say that it was a great night for the Republican party. There were many excellent and inspiring speeches from Republicans such as Marco Rubio, and Paul Ryan.

But one thing of particular interest was that some of Mitt Romney's personal friends and acquaintances came to show their support of a man who has lead a truly remarkable life.

I was utterly disgusted the next morning when liberal stations such as CNN were, making racist remarks about all the black and Mexican people who were present in the Republican crowd. I switched the channel out of disgust only to see MSNBC reporters basically in so many words, saying that black people, Hispanics, and women should be democrats and not even think about it. It seems that the democratic party believes that they own minorities. When we minorities do our own research and go in the right direction, they attack us for running out on the mob. Democrats are racist while they constantly accuse Republicans of what they are guilty of.

This was the liberal attempt to continue with the daily dose of brainwashing that they feed their democratic audiences ever day. The order of the day was to make people think that Mitt Romney was a mean, cold, rich guy who hates poor people. This was their last ditch effort to keep people from focusing on the hole that Obama had put this country in, and the fact that Romney had what it takes to put the country back on its feet.

The liberal press has always gained minority votes by scaring them into believing that the Republican party has taken over where the democratic party left off in 1865. However, with the large group of black and Hispanic people supporting Romney, the only thing the liberals could think of doing was to slap the faces and criticize those minorities for having a mind of their own. The democrats went all out degrading Hispanics and blacks until they would just swing Obama's way or shut up.

As a woman, I found it down right stifling at the thought that we should be automatic democrats. What if we were not content to sit around like bumps on logs, and we start our own businesses? Are we still going to be mindless democrats with reality staring us in the face? As a female business owner I can tell you that the fake war on women had nothing to do with the success or failure of my businesses. The democrats hurt women and minorities in business just as much as they hurt men.

I continued to watch "news" and see biased anchors smirking as the lies about Mitt Romney were being debunked by facts at the RNC.

I just could not get away from the focus the liberals placed on race as I flipped through the "news" programs. I was beginning to believe that the democratic party was indeed still racist, and prejudice in many ways. The had not really given up their limitations of the 1850's.

I then looked on twitter and other social media sites to see that comments from the left about Clint Eastwood, who had spoken at the RNC, were "he's old, white, and rich." Nothing about any real issues. There was just another desperate attempt to say mean and hurtful things in effort to downgrade the real issues that Eastwood was talking about. The attacks were stereotyping, race related, and anti old age. Liberals go to great lengths to say that they are accepting off all, but in reality, they are accepting only of those they have chosen to accept. In 2012 it was the gays, but if you were elderly, you were toast! You were too old to do anything important, like run for president, (remember what McCain and Reagan went through), the wrong race, or the wrong sex.

The Truth about Romney- What the Democrats were Hiding

On top of all the liberal propaganda were the negative stories and conclusions made about Mitt Romney as a person. A few years befire I began watching Romney in his race for the presidency and he always came across as a nice, strong, determined man who could accomplish anything. As he gained prominence in the race for the presidency, I noticed that I was not feeling as positive about him, and it was not until some time later that I met a couple in La Jolla who lived very near the Romney's that I began to think about why I was thinking negatively about Mitt Romney as a man. Those who were around the man in person spoke of a good humored, and engaging man. The perpetual negative comments from the left! It creeps in, no matter how strong you are. If you lie about someone every day, it will slowly become the truth.

People who have known Romney, or have had some associations with this man have nothing but praise for him as to his generosity and awareness of people and their struggles. I recall being told that he is a man who is good, hard working, and as kind as humanly possible all the way through.

With that recollection I was very pleased to see some people who Romney had associated with in his past at the RNC stating a similar message.

Pam Finlayson addressed the crowd at the RNC to tell of how Mitt Romney warmly greeted her family when she moved to Massachusetts in the early 1980s, and became a lifelong family friend in times of joy and ultimate tragedy.

“I knew Mitt was special from the start,” Pam told the crowd, recounting how Romney called on her after her family moved in from California, helping her fold laundry as he welcomed her to the Boston area.

After knowing the Romney family for some years, Pam and her husband had a baby girl who was born seriously premature, Mitt Romney paid regular supportive visits to her at the hospital.

Kate was a very sick baby. Her lungs could not work on their own, her heart was unstable, and after suffering a severe brain hemorrhage, she was weak and on the verge of death.

“As I sat with her in ICU, consumed with a mother’s fears, dear Mitt came to visit and pray with me, “I will never forget that when he looked down tenderly at my daughter, he reached out gently and stroked her tiny back." Pam Finlayson continued that she could tell Mitt did not just see plastic tubes, and the horrific sight of a child waning between life and death, he saw a baby girl and he was clearly overcome with compassion for her.

The little girl was scheduled for surgery on Thanksgiving, and Finlayson remembered that Mitt Romney and his family showed up with a Thanksgiving Turkey for the them when they were too worn out to cook for themselves. Finlayson said Ann Romney told her that the food had been prepared by her husband especially for them.

Fortunately, the baby survived for many years and the two families are still friends to this day. Pam said that she babysat the Romney boys on numerous occasions and they still keep in touch with her.

Last year, Kate Finlayson died at the age of 26 from complications that she never fully recovered from, and even though Mitt was preparing to run for President, he did not neglect to extend sympathy and love to an old friend.

Mrs. Finlayson finished her speech with, “When the world looks Governor Romney, they see him as the founder of a successful business, leader of the Olympics, or Governor of Massachusetts, “When I see Mitt, I know him as a loving father, great husband, and caring, compassionate friend.”








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Photo of the Romney family before he began his run for the presidency
Photo of the Romney family before he began his run for the presidency

Black People at the RNC were Mocked by CNN

Ruth Williams/Romney Supporter

Who Was Mitt Romney?

As it turned out Mitt Romney was a soft hearted man who did not like his good deeds broadcasted publicly for political purposes. This gave the democrats free reign to lead the public to believe that Romney was a cold hearted guy.

Most of us would have said that we were tired of smooth talking politicians, but when it came right down to it - who did we vote for? Well, look at just about any Obama speech. President Obama did nothing outside of making political moves toward the presidency while the middle class suffered. I still hear negative things being said about George Bush because of the way he sounded. In other words he was not a smooth talking politician, and that offended people.

John McCain was openly honest about what he would do as president while Obama lied. But people liked the lies better than the truth and therefore were swept away with the never ending nonsense that we now have to live with.

The issue that the democratic party generated was a negative feeling about Mitt Romney, in that he was supposedly "not nice." They couldn't as easily say he was incompetent very long with Romney's undeniable success in running business and turning people's failing finances into success staring them in the face, so they went overboard making their attacks personal.

Ruth Williams met Romney and stated to him that she was having financial problems and Romney gave her money privately just to help her out. But when hounded by the liberal press Ruth told reporters that Romney had given her money, and that she was grateful to him. Democrats then attacked poor Ruth for not planning on voting for Obama regardless of how she feels about Mitt Romney. She is black and therefore has no right to vote the way she wants to. Democrats ripped Ruth Williams apart on every liberal news station for weeks.

When asked about the issue of giving a poor lady money, Romney shied away from the subject due to his wishing to keep his charities out of the political arena.

Not the personality of a true politician for sure. But, most definitely the personality of a good, honest, and trustworthy man.

Biden Ryan Debate

Joe Biden Attacking Mitt Romney

During the debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, Biden used boisterous rhetoric that continued with the democrats formula to paint Mitt Romney as a rich and selfish man. Unlucky for Biden was that Paul Ryan, who most certainly knew the governor better then he did, told some facts about Romney that pinned the already awkward Biden in a corner.

Ryan told the factual story of a family who suffered a tragedy and Mitt Romney wanting to take stress off of the grieving family, paid the college tuition for their children. Ryan also stated he heard it briefly and Mitt Romney shrugged it off and as is his usual character, he did not wish to capitalize on his charities, or have the family hounded by the press about the details.

Mitt Romney on 60 Minutes

How Liberal "News" Programs Distorted Public Opinion

In the weeks leading up to the election, both Mitt Romney and President Obama sat for the obligatory interviews given by 60 Minutes. Romney was intelligent, poised, and sincere, giving explanations as to how he would make the middle class stronger. With Romney's superior economic experience, and his heart felt honesty 60 Minutes knew that they were giving Mitt Romney a platform in which to prove once and for all that he was the superior candidate. Knowing that if they were to doctor the tapes, and or edit them in a way to make Romney appear to have said things that he actually did not say, could cause a major scandal for a prime time, major show. They knew that they could not get away with such blatant untruths that MSNBC resorts to, so they used psychology to keep their viewers from viewing Mitt Romney with an honest and open mind.

The camera men used extreme close ups on Romney's face, knowing that when this tactic is used, the interviewee is viewed less favorably, and even distrusted. When the top of the head is clipped off, and as the camera zooms in tightly, viewers tend to get an uneasy feeling that their space is being invaded and that the person is not being honest with them.

60 Minutes is liberal biased and was in the tank for Obama. Its a shame that there are no networks that will expose these programs for what they are. Democrats can be so un-Democratic.

Obama on 60 Minutes

Obama's Lies Covered up by 60 Minutes

When it was Obama's turn to be interviewed, the camera man showed the president in full view often, and NEVER moved in tightly as was done with Mitt Romney. They were trying to help their guy along as much as possible, because the truth was that if the general public had stopped to think about what was going on at the time, they would have recognized Obama had lied from the beginning.

He stated that he would end the war immediately, and after he was elected he actually sent more troops overseas and then intensified the war in Afghanistan. He then raised taxes on the middle class after stating many times before the election that the middle class would not see their taxes go up, and he plummeted the U.S. economy, causing the recession to drag on for years. He simply declared war on wealth, knowing that during times of depression many of the middle class and poor begin to resent success. What he had actually done was declared war on the middle class.

He looked down in his interviews and 60 Minutes did its part to hide his ineptness by using flattering camera angles, and asking gentle questions that would give Obama the chance to say fluffy things that tend to pacify the general public.

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The Main Stream Media & Mitt Romney's Reputation

The main stream liberal media, in effort to help out the Obama administration, went on a rampage digging up Romney's past, only to stumble upon mountains of positive information about the man they were intent on smearing. One of Mitt Romney's employees from when he was managing Bain Capital discovered that his child was missing and Mitt closed up shop immediately, organized a search for the missing child, and as a result of Romney's direction, organization and leadership, the child was found.

The liberal reporters were devastated and threatened that once this information leaked out the public would be able to clearly see that Romney has all of the traits that Obama lacks. Not only is he experienced in politics, but he has an intensely human side. The strategy became to hide this information and cover it with tons of stories about how mean and heartless he is.

Approximately seven years after Romney had left a company, the liberal media discovered that a man working for that company's man's wife had fallen ill from cancer and the man had lost his job.This was prime picking for MSNBC and the liberal media. They presented this as Mitt Romney caused this man's wife to die of cancer and Romney fired him. The liberals and uninformed were lead to think of Romney as an evil man who fires people and does not care if people die. When bits and pieces of information did surface about the heroic facts of Mitt, the public had already been brainwashed by the bombardment of lies.

After Obama's Re-Election

In the months following Obama's re-election, most of the country became painfully aware that Obama had lied on just about all of the issues. One of the biggest disasters was how Obamacare would cost the average person a substantial amount of money, when he had repeatedly told Americans that it would not cost them one penny.

When he began having to answer to the American public, President Obama did what he does best; he actually blamed Mitt Romney for all of the problems in Obamacare. After Obama's low blow, Mitt Romney's facebook post read something like this.

Since the Massachusetts health care law went into effect nothing has changed my view that a plan organized to fit the circumstances of a single state should not be forced upon the entire country. Had President Obama actually learned a few of the lessons with Massachusetts health care, millions of Americans would not be having to lose their insurance that the president promised they could keep, millions more would not see their premiums skyrocket, and the whole program would not have been such a disappointing embarrassment. Healthcare reform is best taken on by states with bipartisan support and input from its employers, as was done in Massachusetts, without raising taxes, and by carefully phasing it in to avoid the type of disruptions we are now seeing nationally.

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      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Fine piece, but it won't make a difference unless people will vote their conscience, and actually vote. 'A plague on both your houses" would be just that: eligible voters who decide not to vote in what could well be the most important election in the history of the USA. We have suffered weak presidents in the past, but weakness now is a very present danger. I too wrote about things I know about Mitt Romney that many other ought to know. Thanks for doing some of the same.

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      Skarlet 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Perspycacious.

      I am amazed by how much impact the crazy stories from the liberal media actually has on people. I was talking to some women who said they realize Obama has done a poor job and that there are lies in regards to the Libya cover up, but they just can't get passed Mitt Romney being evil.

      It is so crazy. I guess I don't know what is more evil than not giving more security to an American Ambassador who needs it, and then blaming an innocent film maker for the Ambassadors murder after ignoring an important situation results in costing four lives. But, the media helps go light on these things, so the public sees it the way it is colored for them to see it.

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      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Serving as a bishop for roughly 400 people, and then as the leader of other bishops responsible for several thousand, was a position of trust and a measure of his compassion. Why can't people give credit where credit is due, rather than demonizing the man?

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      I am so glad you wrote this hub. I have also heard of many wonderful things about Romney. There was an article about people who bought his house in Park City, Utah..Just an ordinary house with no pool, tennis courts etc. And he got his own truck and moved the family with help of friends. And he showed great concern with the new buyers that everything was left perfect. Voted Up and sharing.

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      Mike 4 years ago from Rural Arizona

      Outstanding hub...... Isn't it odd how so many living in this great land of opportunity actually hate anyone who achieves success? This hatred comes from persons in all of the political parties.

      Never do they consider this successful person just might be a little smarter and have more drive and ambition then they do. Nope, surely he had this success handed to him on a platter and never had to do a thing to get it.

      Would it really be so bad to have someone who really understands business, finance, jobs, and debt in the White House for at least one term? Of all our problems, this poor economy has to be at or near the top of the list and Romney is the guy who can start turning this around.

      Yes, he may eliminate at least some of the free cell phones and reduce the number of people on food stamps by creating jobs, but is this a bad thing?

      Given the choice of having Obama or Romney for a next door neighbor, I know the choice I would make.

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Hi Skarlet. Well, you've left no doubt as to who will be getting your vote! Great work on this hub. It seems we can never know enough about the kind of person our candidates really are.......the campaigning is shameful, IMO and I usually have had enough of the nonsense and dirty tactics by this time. I'll watch tonight because it is so important, but other than this, I pretty much shut it out......We'll all know SOON, anyway!..........Good job, Skarlet.....UP+++

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      Angela Blair 4 years ago from Central Texas

      Excellent job of supporting a good man -- and yes, we definitely do need him to lead this country. Best/Sis

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      Skarlet 4 years ago from California

      @Carol 7777-Thank you. I am glad that you have heard good things about Romney. It is really amazing how people can be brainwashed by the media. I guess its because they want to be brainwashed.

      Mike-Thank you so much for your excellent comment. I know who I would pick for my next door neighbor too. I agree with you that the attitude of being jealous of wealth and success is extremely bad for the country. This is the attitude the "little people" of third world countries have. Only difference is that in other countries they have no hope. In America they can stop whining and find their own success path. They would be wiser to admire Romney for his success and try to emulate it.

      Fpherj48-Thank you for your comment. I agree with you. I hate all the nasty things that come with campaigning. It can actually be depressing.

      Sis- I believe we need Romney right now too. As I said, when looking at just the facts it is clear that Romney is the man.

      I have deleted some comments that simply backed up my hub with the mindlessness of negative comments about silly things that they have heard from the liberal media. The purpose of this hub is to show the points that are being left out of Romney's description. I am not interested in debating the propaganda that says he was a bad boy as a teenager. I am talking about a man who has done many good things. More good and charitable things than most people have done in their lives.

      I am also not talking about the 47% comment. But since I have had to delete a comment that tried to convince me that Romney is Satan, I will very briefly explain. He said he can't be worried about gaining votes by those who are determined to not vote for him anyway. That was obviously the point he was making, and if you saw more of the clip than what MSNBC presented, you would have a better understanding of that fact.

      But, just for argument sake, lets say it was a gaff.... Then what about Obama saying, "you didn't build that,"and Biden saying he would raise taxes by trillions? The same attitude can be taken that they are evil men too because of their comments too. It is best not to judge people by one or two comments, no matter who they are.

      One comment brought up something Romney was supposed to have done approximately 50 years ago. When things about Obama from 10 years ago come up the attitude is, "well that was 10 years ago."

      If you have to dig into a guys past by 50 years to point to something negative, then I would say Romney must be a pretty terrific guy.

      How many years would someone have to look back to dig up dirt on you?

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      LucidDreams 4 years ago from St Petersburg, Florida

      I know you will delete this comment because you obviously do not want people who have other views to distort your pro-Romney campaign.

      This is alot like how he runs his business and campaigns, hide the bad stuff and spread good news to all the suckers who will believe it. I am sure you are probably a lifetime Republican. Why can't people just vote for who is the best for office and not party.

      I am embarrassed that America is so easily lead around like a dog on a leash. Romney has brain washed you and many others.

      I am not one who is jealous of money, not at all, I myself have voted Republican before and would do it again if the candidate was worth voting for. I vote for the RIGHT REASONS!

      Not to mention I am self made. I didn't have donors or a politician father to help make it happen either. Good luck if he wins, you'll need it!

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      LucidDreams 4 years ago from St Petersburg, Florida

      Hey did you actually let this one get published? Good for you....Politics are tough and I was just trying to make a point. People have many different opinions and if you want to spread the word about Romney, so be it, it's your right!

      I don't hate Romney.......I just don't believe he is the right person to lead this country, just my opinion. People will vote and the country will go from there. All I want is for things to improve!

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      Skarlet 4 years ago from California

      LucidDreams- You are being extremely narrow minded when you say that Romney has brainwashed me, and in assuming that I do not vote for the RIGHT REASONS.

      I am well educated and I have lived in other countries. This is the foundation for my views with regards to this country. If you could hear my accent you would be pretty confused.

      This article is focused only on personal issues because that is the hang up that so many have with regard to Mitt Romney. I live 10 minutes away from Romney and have had conversations with people who have interacted with him on business and personal levels. That is how I made my definite conclusions about his character. If some Liberal station tells me he was mean in high school, or that he was arrested for shop lifting when he was 16, it will have no impact on me.

      Obama has sunk this country into a serious decline, and I am a business owner. I feel more comfortable when there are politicians who at least understand business and do not go around disrespecting us with "rich corporations" propaganda.

      I am also embarrassed and depressed that people are so easily brainwashed by silly media noise such as the Romney 47% comment. What does that have to do with the issues? Nothing!

      It is as relevant as Biden saying that he is going to raise taxes by trillions and then stating he always says what he means.

      Obama runs a nasty campaign and I pointed it out four years ago. He held fund raisers that only the rich Arabs in Beverly Hills could attend, and there was noting said on MSNBC about how Obama is alienating the little people. But, that is politics. Again it could have made good BS talk such as the 47%, and Ann Romney's designer dress, but its unimportant in the overall picture. All campaigns are nasty. The ones that are not are the ones that fail. So, I see no point about arguing about it. You seem bent on pointing out silly negative things about Romney and then state that only REAL ISSUES matter.

      These two guys are the choices and I am choosing the one who has experience with finance, having been a Governor. That reason alone is big for me. Senators are not as well qualified as Governors, and Romney has also turned financial disaster around before. Obviously it is not exactly the same, but it is a powerful experience. I have worked on bailouts before myself and it teaches you how to think differently and resourcefully.

      Most importantly, he understands the middle class. The media is doing all they can to distort that, but the media can not brainwash me into thinking he is out of touch.

      Successful business men on his level cannot reach that level of success if they do not understand the middle class.

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      Mike 4 years ago from Rural Arizona

      Skarlet, as you well know, the Obama following will say and do anything to make their King look good. Of course they refuse to talk about his miserable record and will change the subject in a heart beat.

      Based on the current economy I believe Romney is the one who can get us on the road to recovery. Another 4 years of Obama's policies would take us over the cliff. I see where yet another "Green" company we taxpayers invested in went up in flames today. Add one more losing investment to the great Obama's record.

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      Skarlet 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Mike,

      They sure will. Even with this Libya cover up they keep trying to silence anyone who asks questions about it. The bad economy, gas prices and the terrorist attack in Libya that resulted in four dead Americans after a 5 hour attack are all off limits.

      They only feel comfortable talking about gay marriage now.

      I really believe Romney has what it takes and I sure would like to see him get that chance. :)

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      Mike 4 years ago from Rural Arizona

      I would too, and that is not from mis-placed party loyalty. I honestly believe he is exactly the person we need right now. Fix the economy and create some jobs and we can start being the country we used to be.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Too bad you aren't the news anchor sharing this on national news networks. Very well done and can't wait to vote in November.

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      Skarlet 4 years ago from California

      Awe, Thank you teaches12345. I appreciate that. I am excited and nervous about November :)

      P.S. Nice profile pic!

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      Patriette 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Well done as usual, Skarlet. Romney's the man! And Ryan too!

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      Shay A. 4 years ago from Oklahoma

      As a former supported of Obama, I can say that this was truly an eye-opening piece for many victims of the Obama campaign, who perceive Romney to be some rich powerhouse who neglects the poor.

      I used to have the same feelings toward Romney, but only because I had engraved into my mind the thought that "Democrats won't let me go broke, they stick up for the poor folks, they dont want the rich to get richer." But the fact is that this simply isn't the whole story. People need to break away from the segregation of Republican vs Democrat, and look at WHO THE BETTER CANDIDATE IS. If we look at Obama's track record of the last 4 years, I think the choice is clearly not him. We agreed to give him a chance, he had his chance. And now, we need to repair the damage. Granted, he inherited a lot of it, but he has fixed virtually none.

      Again, great piece!

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      Skarlet 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Patriette,

      I always appreciate your support.

      @Shay Adkins-Thank you so much for your comment. I admire you for being intellectually honest. Not everyone can do that.

      I was once a democrat for the same reasons that you are talking about.

      Many people will just keep the fantasy of Obama's words in their minds and continue to vote for him without looking at what he has done. (or hasn't done) He is a smooth talker.

      Now that he is up for re-election, he is singing the same song as he did four years ago.

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      ru blog 4 years ago from Anchorage, Alaska

      Unfortunately the media has figured out the death by a thousand cuts to very effective. You are right on the money when talking about an unexplainable negative feeling about Romney. It wasn't Romney, rather it was exasperation at the barrage of negativity. The media employed this tactic with Palin and it worked. So now they seek to do the same to Romney and Ryan. Unfortunately for the media, they both have a long enough record to debunk the media's assault. Which is ironically starting to work against the media. Most fair minded people have turned a deaf ear to almost anything the mainstream media has to say. Which is evident in the ratings.

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      Ken Burgess 4 years ago from Florida

      Skarlet - Great work, he is a very decent man, very accomplished...

      Like him, Love him, can't get enough of him... if none of that works for you, get used to him, because America needs him.

      We've all known Barack Obama for four years, and I've been operating under the assumption that the reason Obama devotes so much time and energy to blaming the Republicans was that he simply didn't get it. Well, I was wrong. Obama's problem isn't that he doesn't get it. Obama's problem is that he can't sell it!

      We have serious problems to solve, and we need serious people to solve them. Not someone who chooses to hang out with Jay Z and the Pimp with a Limp when Americans are under attack and in crisis throughout an entire region of the world. And whatever your particular problem is, I promise you, Barack Obama is not the least bit interested in solving it. He is interested in two things and two things only: making you afraid of it and telling you who's to blame for it.

      That, ladies and gentlemen, is how you win elections. You gather a group of middle-aged, middle-class, middle-income voters who remember with longing an easier time, and you talk to them about family and American values and character. You make Ads about an unfortunate woman who died of cancer, and you blame your opponent for it. You call him rich and tell everyone he's to blame for their lot in life, and you go on television and you call him a liar over and over again.

      Mitt Romney has done nothing to you, Obama. He has done nothing but make himself rich by creating companies and jobs, salvaging an Olympics that was in crisis, and representing the interests of the people of Massachusetts as Governor. He chose to offer America a choice, a vision for America that doesn't match your own. Not because he needed to, not because he has some vendetta against you, but because he wants to see America be the greatest Nation it can be.

      * A Spoof from the movie The President

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      Mike 4 years ago from Rural Arizona

      Skarlet, this was a great comment. Sadly, so many fell in love with Obama with all his "Hope and Change" crap, they can't end the love affair. They literally worship this man like he was god. I truly hope and pray we can make a real change in this election. If we don't, America as we remember it is gone. Four more years of Obama and it will be too late to save it.

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      janet129wv 4 years ago

      Businessmen do not necessarily make good governors or presidents. When Romney left Massachusetts, they were at the bottom of all states in job creation. He's the boss who will fire you without a moment's notice and probably without good reason. He will not be able to boss around Congress. He can't govern the US the way he did Bain Capital. He was an absolute bully in the first two debates and his sly, shy demeanor in the last one didn't fool most people. The economy is improving any way you look at it. I don't want to go back to the policies of Bush - which is what Romney will do. Just look at his advisors. Norquist said that all he needs is a President who will sign whatever is put in front of him and Romney has proved that he will say anything or do anything. He has no set of core beliefs except that maybe he loves his family. He is dangerous to the advances made in equal rights and in women's rights. Whether you believe in contraception or abortion or not, it's not your right to tell others what to believe. I'm really sick of Republicans pretending to be so good and righteous - and Christian. I see nothing Christian about the right wing's hatred of Obama. I see a whole lot of people who never gave him a chance and refuse to give him credit for any of the progress we've made since he was elected. I see a whole lot of people who just can't believe someone who's not a middle-aged white man is smarter than they are.

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      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Let's face the fact that "yellow jurnalism" is not a thing of the dark, and distant past. Papers and syndicates are owned by someone, just as Super PACs are under their creators' controls. Sadly, some people choose what they want to hear from their choices of media, and those folks wishes are fulfilled. The sign of a good education is a resulting breadth of view and intake of differing views that are resolved into a educated and informed opinion. Track records speak loudly, some good and well-intentioned, some manipulative and self-centered. Making a good effort to be well informed should be the duty of every citizen of the USA.

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      Ken Burgess 4 years ago from Florida

      @Janet... once more, Obama supporter lies flow.

      Romney did a great job in MA... unemployment was 4.2% when he left office, the State had a $700 million SURPLUS not the $1.5 Billion deficit that he inherited when took Office.

      He helped bring in new businesses, the state was doing well, and he worked with Democrats to create Romneycare, which is great at the state level, but will be a monstrous intrusive program at the Federal level, one that the corrupt in Washington will use to burden us with more and more taxes.

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      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      If you want to know what somene is going to do, that they promised to do, look at what they did afterwards. If you want to know what someone will do, look at what they promised before to do and did before.

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      Bruce 4 years ago

      @janet129wv- you obviously know little about everything. Every state in the union that is doing well in Obama's crapy economy has a republican governor and business friendly policies. But I bet you don't give a crap because you're probably living off the government (we the people) anyway. One thing you better learn real quick about business is that it's business and taxes that support the government. The government produces no product to earn its money. Without business and those operating them, there's no money to pay for your funded abortion or food stamps. You being a typical emotional liberal are guided by your precious vagina and rights to terminate the lives of your own children. Which leads me to my next point. Don't be dishing out any b.s. about the right, Christians, and their righteousness. It's you bastards who show an upside down respect for life. You think of yourselves as righteous and caring for protecting whales and cleaning off birds from an oil spill, while caring so little for your own children who were created in the image God that you're willing to snuff out their life because your pregnancy is inconvenient. Your head has been stuck up inside a dark place for so long you're exhibiting signs of brain damage.

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      ru blog 4 years ago from Anchorage, Alaska

      The way Team Obama has run this campaign is a microcosm of his tenure in the Oval Office as whole. Paint everyone not going along with huge spending as racist/ stupid/ willing to step on the weak. Merely come up with snappy slogans and then parade around on talk shows for popularity. They wrongly thought they could campaign for four years and then simply dismantle and discredit any contender. This is why they have kicked every issue down the road, and then blame congress for the inaction. Take tax reform for instance. Obama had a super majority in each house. He could have soaked the evil rich. He did no such thing, and better yet proposed nothing in the way of taxes....The problem is, and thankfully so, they're not as smart as they believe they are. Obama has gone too far in blaming and misleading. Now, most everyone, besides the Kool Aid Drinkers, are on to him. Thus making his case against Romney look cheap, small, and underserving of the presidency. People are warming up to the positive campaign of Romney/ Ryan at a precipitous pace; precisely because Obama has gone too far. I say yay.... Nice article once again.

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      Mike 4 years ago from Rural Arizona

      Bruce, that was awesome. I wish I could have said it like you did.

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      Skarlet 4 years ago from California

      Thank you again for your thoughtful input Perspycacious. You bring intelligent comments to this hub.

      @Ken Burgess- Thank you very much for your insightful comments. I am sick of all Obama's hot air and want action. It is refreshing to read hubs and comments from well informed and intelligent writer.

      @Mike- Thank you for your return visit. I am telling you-I have had enough hope and change to last the rest of my life. I sure hope we get the big change we need.

      @janet129wv- First of all, I said that being a governor is the best prior experience that one can have when running for president, as opposed to a senator or community a organizer. I can see that you are very much swayed by the media propaganda.

      I can see that by a lot of your language, For example your media quote,"Romney likes to fire people." It is sad that the liberals took that quote out of context because what Romney was saying was that YOU would have the right to fire an insurance company that does not do the job for you. Unfortunately, so many people are willing to take one sound bite and turn irate before even questioning what its true meaning is. If you had the insight to listen to the whole speech you would have opened your mind to a well organized and thought out plan.

      You are upset with right wing self righteousness and their "hatred for Obama" and then spew out your left wing hatred for Mitt Romney and Christians in the same breath. Before calling a group of people self righteous it is a wise idea to listen to yourself.

      As I often see from the left you brought up race and age. I can't imagine being so prejudice as to say that someone who is white, black or Hispanic has some bearing on whether or not he should be president as you just eluded to.

      I also cannot imagine saying that only a person of a certain age should be allowed to be president. I hear liberals attack age and race all the time without shame. They did this to McCain. Personally, I think that most people have a lot more to offer as they mature in life, and have noticed this from experience. I wonder who from the democratic party dictates which ages are okay and which race is acceptable.

      All I can say is I am glad I am open minded and judge people for what they do and do not place limitations on what they should be allowed to do in life as you and the democratic party believe in.

      I wonder if you are aware that Obama ignored Ambassador Stevens when he asked for more security in Libya. The Obama administration ignored him because he did not want a scandal to interfere with his campaign. And you are nit picking Romney for winning the debate....

      I guess MSNBC told you Mitt was a bully. Romney had to debate Obama and the schill moderator who lied for him. I know you are a liberal, but try to be honest for a moment. Is it fair to even have a flaming liberal moderator assisting the liberal candidate? Or do you not care about fairness? That seems to be the way your party is going. I saw that the DNC did a little democratic vote as to whether or not to bring God back to the platform. The result was no, but the liberal Mayor read the telepromptor and declared a yes. Democratic.....NOT

      Ru blog-thank you for stopping by and adding your comment. The point your raise about snappy slogans reminded me of Obama running around saying “Romnesia.” If its not “Romneisa” is Big Bird. But, not much on the economy or Libya.

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      Skarlet 4 years ago from California

      @Bruce- Great comment. The facts and plain honesty.

      @ Mike- That should make our day. Haha.

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      LaDena Campbell 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      I, too, have heard many of the lies that have been told about Romney...it is nice to know that there are people, such as yourself, that want to make sure the real truth is known. I also know that I am tired of Obama and the mess he has made with our country...as some cartoons I have read have said recently - What is Obama gonna do if he inherits the mess he has created? Hopefully we won't have to find out...

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      MikeSyrSutton 4 years ago from An uncharted galaxy

      Great job! I couldn't agree more!

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      Skarlet 4 years ago from California

      Thank you MikeSyrSutton.

      It takes an independent mind to sort through the media lies and see the truth.

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      Pollyannalana 3 years ago from US

      Such a good writing you have done here and from a view new to me. I voted for Obama first time and it sure didn't take me long to see what a mistake I made. I loved Romney and can't see how anyone could see any evil in him. He is a Christian family man. Of course Obama said he was but we had proof Romney was and I am so shocked and ashamed of the democrats, it is as though they are going to stick by a crook even if it kills them which it very well may do! Seeing blacks and some minorities stand against Obama is the only ray of hope I can see that America might get out of this mess. If more would just swallow their pride and admit they were fooled, as I sure was. Once I saw that man bowing to the Muslims and found out a Muslim man raised him I started digging in the facts and it is one scary place for us to be!

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      Skarlet 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Pollyannalana.

      I appreciate your thoughtful and candid reply. I am always pleased to hear of those who voted for Obama the first time realizing that it was a mistake. Most people are simply too stubborn to look at the facts or are simply too easily led by the main stream media to see the whole picture. I was a believer in Clinton and then after he started lying and cheating it took some time, and it was not easy for me to admit that this guy was no knight in shinning armor.

      It was sad when we had so many facts and a a never ending list of proof that Obama was not not doing a good job, and because the media did so much to brainwash the country against Romney, when asked people simply said that they would vote for anyone other than Romney. That is how the democrats do it. Even though the facts were on the table about Obama, they were afraid of having a successful man in the white house. Alas, another 4 years of a clumsy administration....

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      Mike Dempsey 3 years ago from Sioux Falls SD

      Thanks for a great post on what is really going on here. Unfortunately we have a media who has an agenda of liberalism and will support any policy that the Democrats present. The spin goes on and on!

      I don't think America will wake up from this unfortunately, hopefully someone like Ronald Reagan who had a charm and way of presenting his ideas...and didn't let the Republican party keep him down. Yes, the Republican party has become a group of ELITES that think they know what America needs, and that is socialism and agree with the Democrats.

      I understand up to a point, why black people support Obama, because America has came a long way to elect a black president. Unfortunately, the ideals and values of the Democrats are destructive to the advancement of the black population, IE opportunities both economic and socially because of the policies that are coming from the White House.

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