Lynn: The Mitt Romney We Should All Know About
But right now, I can think of little else but this defining, nail-biting presidential race. We made the mistake four years ago of not knowing enough about the last president we elected, and those chickens have come home to roost, thank you very much, Reverand Wright.
But how much do we know about Mitt Romney?
You can either believe the false narrative going around about Romney being an out-of-touch billionaire who cares only about protecting the interests of the wealthy one-percenters in our country, and the middle class be damned.
Or you can believe stories that have been fact-checked by PolitiFact.com, a Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-finding project of the Tampa Bay Times. Like this one — and forgive me if you have already heard it — but I think it is worth re-telling and reminding ourselves that the man who SHOULD be president is a humanitarian and really does have a big heart:
So the story goes that when Romney was at Bain Capital, the 14-year-old daughter of Bain’s managing director went missing. According to the New York Times, she snuck out of her Connecticut home and took the train to New York, where she partied and did drugs with two men. Her parents called the police immediately and were frantic after several days had gone by and there was no word from her. Her father then confided in his boss, Mitt Romney, who told the other 11 managing directors, and they all decided to close down Bain Capital for a few days and high-tail it to New York to look for the missing girl.
Romney and his partners tapped into their business connections in the city, formed a search party of volunteers and passed out more than 300,000 fliers bearing the missing girl’s picture. Just five days after she ran away, she was found and reunited with her family.
Now, does this sound like the act of a war-mongering, greedy capitalist? Or of a kind-hearted, selfless boss and concerned father? Is this not the kind of leader you want to represent us and lead us out of a runaway economy?
In the interest of fairness, I welcome any similar stories about President Obama that highlight his good nature and concern for others, too. I’ve looked, but can’t really find any.