A lot is being said, in the media, about Mitt Romney not being "likable" or that he doesn't "relate well" to people. I had a hard time understanding why. After much research I came up with this list to explain the problem.
1. He is handsome with a gracious, statesmanlike, aura. He looks like every central castings #1 choice for commander-in-chief.
2. Been married to one woman his entire adult life, and has been faithful to her, including through her bouts with breast cancer and MS. No skeletons in his closet.
3. Highly intelligent. Graduated cum laude from both Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School. His academic records are not sealed.
4. Doesn't smoke or drink alcohol, has never "done drugs," maybe too square for today's America?
5. He became a success. He represents an America where people believe in God, go to church, work hard, and are faithful to their own husband or wife.
6. He has a family of five great sons and none of them have police records or are in drug rehab.
7. Oh yes, he's a Mormon. A church that does teach it's members to be clean living, patriotic, fiscally conservative, charitable, self-reliant, and honest. We are not looking for a new minister for our church. We will be voting for a new President of the United States of America.
8. It is said that, because of his wealth he can't relate to ordinary Americans. I guess that's because he made that money himself. As opposed to marrying it, or inheriting it from dad. Apparently he didn't understand that actually working at a job and earning your own money made it so you can't relate to other Americans. (It is said that President Obama is rich too - so much for that argument).
His full name is Willard Mitt Romney. He was born March 12, 1947, and is 65 years old. His father is George W. Romney, former governor of the state of Michigan. He was raised in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and is married to Ann Romney since 1969 and they have five sons. He has a B.A., from Brigham Young University, J.D. and M.B.A. from Harvard University.
In 1984, he co-founded Bain Capital. He was president and CEO of the 2002 winter Olympics and in 2002 he was elected governor of the state of Massachusetts where he eliminated a 1.5 billion dollar deficit.
He was an unpaid president of the Salt Lake Olympic committee for three years. He took no salary and was the unpaid governor of Massachusetts for four years. He gave his entire inheritance from his father to charity. In 2011 Mitt Romney gave over $4 million to charity, almost 19 percent of his income. (For comparison Obama gave 1 percent and Joe Biden gave $300 or .0013 percent).
Mitt Romney will show us his birth certificate, his college transcripts, his income tax records. He will show us he has nothing to hide. Sounds like the kind of man I would like for President. He gets my vote.
David B. Babbitt