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      05-07-2012, 07:49 PM   #1
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Class, charachter and making things happen

By Ronald Kessler

Mitt Romney was faced with a crisis in July 1996. The 14-year-old daughter of Robert Gay, a partner in Romney's new venture capital firm, Bain Capital, had disappeared. As it turned out, she had attended a rave party in New York City and had become 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 try to find Gay's daughter.

Romney set up a command center in a conference room at the LaGuardia Marriott just outside Manhattan. He hired a private detective firm to assist with the search and established a toll-free number for tips, coordinating the effort with the New York City Police Department, but he still wasn't satisfied. He raced through his Rolodex and called everyone Bain did business with in New York. He asked them to help his company find their friend's missing daughter.

The company's accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and its law firm, put up posters on street poles with a photo of the missing teenager. Cashiers at Duane Reade Pharmacies, which was owned by Bain Capital, put fliers in the bag of each shopper.

Romney and others from the Bain Capital posse trudged through every part of New York, even scouring Central Park, and talked with everyone they could - prostitutes, drug addicts - anyone who may have seen her. They also made rounds at the local nightclubs at 3 a.m., hoping someone somewhere could identify her.

The same day the Romney team came to New York, the hunt made the evening news. Television cameras showed photos of the girl and video of investment banker types prowling through Central Park.

The next day, a teenage boy she was with phoned in. He asked if there was a reward. But the boy got nervous and quickly hung up. Luckily, the police traced the call to a home in Montville Township, N.J.

Gay's daughter, when they found her in the basement of that home, was shivering through detox after a massive dose of ecstasy. Doctors later told Gay that he was indeed fortunate - his daughter probably would not have lasted another day.

"It was the most amazing thing, and I'll never forget this to the day I die," Gay says, adding of Romney's intervention, "I'm not sure we would have gotten her back without him."

It is often during a crisis that we gain insight into a person's real character. Romney's action demonstrated leadership, loyalty, and selflessness - attributes that Americans just might like to see in a president of the United States.
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Amphetamine withdrawal won't kill you. Looks like the story was exaggerated.
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Wow, Willard's actually helped one person, who happens to be the daughter of his venture capital partner. I'm sure that's comfort to all those who lost their jobs when his firm shuttered their company.

You know, there are actually people who spend years of their life helping others. You might want to check into that.

p.s. what's "charachter"?
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I don't get why people get all up in arms when they realize that part of Romney's Bain Capital included company restructuring and that in restructures, people get fired so that the company can exist. What do you know? His advisement to fire 50 people most likely saved the company and that same company further down the line was able to employ 500 other workers.
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I don't get why people get all up in arms when they realize that part of Romney's Bain Capital included company restructuring and that in restructures, people get fired so that the company can exist. What do you know? His advisement to fire 50 people most likely saved the company and that same company further down the line was able to employ 500 other workers.
Sounds a lot like the auto bailout.
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Romney's weren't tax payer funded though so none of his interventions affected the taxpayer. We had no right to choose whether or not we wanted to bail out those auto manufactures.
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p.s. what's "charachter"?
So it has come down to spell checking (sigh). Is that your best shot, really?

Of course, keyboarding aside, you would have real trouble with that word.

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Yeah, Romney sure showed a lot of character at that campaign stop yesterday when he didn't disagree with the lunatic woman who thinks Obama should be tried for treason. He has no class whatsoever.
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Romney is so squeaky clean it's gonna be tough for the muckrakers to do much better than "he took his dog car surfing".
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... and he has his magic mormon underwear to help him win.
At least he does go to church where God is not dammed.........
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Romney is so squeaky clean it's gonna be tough for the muckrakers to do much better than "he took his dog car surfing".
Yeah, that and the fact that he instituted every policy that he and the repubs are now opposed to. Oh, and the only reason his father was a Mexican immigrant is because his family fled the US to practice polygamy.

Have you seen his long form birth certificate? What about his law school writings? And what exactly makes him more squeaky clean than Obama? They both have sustaining marriages, good kids, and ivy-league degrees. Tell me what's the difference?
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Yeah, that and the fact that he instituted every policy that he and the repubs are now opposed to. Oh, and the only reason his father was a Mexican immigrant is because his family fled the US to practice polygamy.

Have you seen his long form birth certificate? What about his law school writings? And what exactly makes him more squeaky clean than Obama? They both have sustaining marriages, good kids, and ivy-league degrees. Tell me what's the difference?
Well, as one poster pointed out, taxpayer funded bailouts vs. venture capital funded bailouts, that's a difference. Educational backgrounds and healthcare policy? Not so much.

Sorry. Let's get back to ridiculing their respective faiths/churches.
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Yay!!! Mitt Rmoney the savior of ecstasy taking young girls everywhere.
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Yay!!! Mitt Rmoney the savior of ecstasy taking young girls everywhere.
Someone's gotta save 'em!
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Oh, and the only reason his father was a Mexican immigrant is because his family fled the US to practice polygamy
You know this HOW.....? I'll just about bet that it was because of religious persecution.
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Liberals get all pissed off and cry foul whenever people bring up the fact that Obama's father was a Muslim. But now that they can attack Romney because he's Mormon, it's all fine and dandy.
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Liberals get all pissed off and cry foul whenever people bring up the fact that Obama's father was a Muslim. But now that they can attack Romney because he's Mormon, it's all fine and dandy.
I am of the age that I remember when JFK was on the receiving end of the this same BS. I didn't think that it was right then and I still don't believe its right now no matter what party..............!!
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Liberals get all pissed off and cry foul whenever people bring up the fact that Obama's father was a Muslim. But now that they can attack Romney because he's Mormon, it's all fine and dandy.
Wow, two ridiculous statements in a row! Nobody cares that Obama's father was a muslim. It's the years of accusations that Obama is a muslim, was raised muslim, is lying about his religion.

And not one liberal cares about Mitt's religion - a catholic, evangelist, mormon, or baptist are all the same to me. It's the right-wing christian nuts who don't "recognize" mormonism as christian. You really don't know what's going on much, do you?
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cool story bro.. a bit exaggerated though.. i can spot that from half way across the world
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