Al's Insights – Mon 16 Apr, 2012
Food for thought, not an endorsement.
One of our listeners sent the following to me. I offer it as food for thought at this point. Romney has not secured the nomination yet and if he does I am not sure that I would vote for him as I am planning on writing in Ron Paul.
“This is an interesting comment on his character:
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. 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 ñ 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!! (and yes…that’s worth reading again!) Name one good thing that Obama has done for America. Romney is 100 times better than Obama and his Chicago Regime.
Any American that says they will not vote for Romney isn’t thinking straight. If Silent America doesn’t vote in 2012 Obama wins.
That would NOT be good for America. America has been seriously damaged since Obama took over in Jan. 2009! The Chicago Radicals have done must damage from Foreign Affairs to Energy non-management! We cannot all work for or depend on Govt. or we will quickly become another Greece. Wake up your family, your neighbors, your friends, your church, your work-place, and your social contacts!!
If the America we all know and love isn’t voted FOR in 2012, it may well disappear. Multiculturalists, Progressives, & Liberals are destroying America will little to no opposition. Apathy could quickly destroy the greatest Country planet Earth has ever known!”