Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Mitt Romney has the personal character which Barack lacks

Tom McMahon:
From Ronald Kessler:
But instead of reporting honestly, those hard-hitting stories have been slanted in one direction — against Republicans. When writing a profile of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for Newsmax magazine, I uncovered a story that tells a lot about the Globe’s coverage of him.

When Romney was at Bain Capital in 1996, the 14-year-old daughter of his partner Robert Gay sneaked away to attend a rave in New York and became high on ecstasy. Three days later, her distraught father had no idea where she was. Romney immediately closed down the firm and asked all 30 partners and employees to descend on New York to try to find her.

Romney hired a private detective firm and established an 800 number for tips, coordinating the effort with the police. He asked for help from everyone Bain did business with in New York.

The company’s law firm and accounting firm put up posters with a photo of the teenager. Cashiers at Duane Reade drugstores, owned by Bain Capital, stuffed fliers in the bag of each shopper. Romney and others from Bain Capital trudged through Central Park, talked with prostitutes and drug addicts, and took the girl’s photo into clubs at 3 a.m., pleading for leads.

The same day the Romney team came to New York, the hunt made the evening news. Local stations showed photos of the girl and shots of investment banker types prowling through Central Park. The next day, a teenage boy she was with phoned in, hoping for a reward. He quickly hung up, but police traced the call. When they found her in a basement in New Jersey, she was shivering through detox after a massive dose of ecstasy. Doctors told Gay that his daughter probably would not have lasted another day.

When I told that story to liberal friends in Boston, they were impressed by what it says about Romney’s character and amazed that they had not read anything about it in the Massachusetts media, even though Romney was their governor. Powerful as the story was, the Boston Globe and the rest of the Massachusetts media had ignored it. They could not bring themselves to report anything good about him.
And by the way, has Obama ever done anything like this? Anything? Ever?
It's doubtful, Mr. McMahon. Doubtful. In a similar situation, Barack would likely have been "deeply concerned." Not merely "concerned", but "deeply concerned". It would not have resulted in any action. Plus, compare: Soldier killed by Muslim in Little Rock? Nothing. Iranian government shooting Iranian citizens? Deeply concerned. Abortionist murdered? Outraged.


About Iran, Mitt Romney is forthright and clear:

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