As Election Day 2012 is only days away and we contemplate all it means to us as a nation, I’ve found it surprising that some people are still undecided while other voters are still contemplating writing in their third-party candidate. This election may very well mean the difference between liberty and tyranny and to risk another four years of the Obama regime to prove a point, well who does that hurt exactly? With the clear realization that a 3rd party candidate can’t win, let’s take a look at the two candidates who are actually in the battle for the presidency.
Although much of President Obama’s past is still hidden from the American public, we know he has a list of shady friends and mentors all the way back to his childhood and that one of those mentors is an avowed Communist, Frank Marshal Davis. We know about his relationships with known criminals Bernadine Dorhn, Bill Ayers and his friend and mentor of 20 years, Black Liberation Theology Pastor Jeremiah Wright (who regularly “damned America” from his pulpit).
So let’s take a look at Mitt Romney. Romney doesn’t like to boast about his accomplishments in business, nor does he like to talk about the things he has done for others in need including his charitable giving. Listening to him talk and watching his body language over the past year and half of his campaign I get the impression he finds it difficult to talk about himself and that he never wants to appear as bragging or proud. Who doesn’t want our economy to turn around, or want our debt paid, the budget balanced, Americans working again, and to see struggling end for families? But more than that, we want a President who has character, a man who loves America, our Constitution, and who wants to lead our country back to prosperity because he loves and believes in the people, all of the people!
I wanted to learn more about Mitt the man–and everything I uncovered about the Massachusetts governor was truly impressive.
Like all in the Mormon faith, Mitt served as a missionary for 30 months but didn’t leave his compassion for others on the mission field. Throughout Mitt’s adult life he has displayed his care and compassion for others over and over. On the final day of the RNC, a few couples spoke of their relationship with Mitt and his family.
One of those couples, Mark and Sheryl Nixon, talked of their sons Rob and Reed who were in a terrible car accident on their way home from a youth event. They both ended up quadriplegics and after rehabilitation, The Romney’s showed up on Christmas Eve at their home. Even though the Romney family didn’t know the Nixon’s, they heard they needed to remodel their home to make it wheelchair accessible. So they showed up at the Nixon’s door with a stereo in one hand and a check in the other. Mitt told Mr. Nixon that he would pay for his son’s college if necessary and he continued to give the family financial support.
“What is more important to me than the dollar amount is that Mitt could have sent the checks in the mail instead of taking time out and coming over to see us,” Mark Nixon says. “I’m much more impressed with the family values he demonstrated and what it says about who Mitt is.”
Then there is Pat and Ted Oparowski whose son, David, was dying of cancer.
“The memories are still painful,” Pat Oparowski said, “but we wanted to share them with you, because David’s story is part of Mitt’s story, and America deserves to hear it. …the true measure of a man is revealed in the …quiet hospital room of a dying boy, with no cameras and no reporters. This is the time to make that assessment.”
Mitt organized a fireworks display and party on the beach for David. He spent time with him and even helped him write a will because he wanted to leave his important possessions to his brother and friend. Mitt Romney took time out of his schedule to spend time with this young man who was dying.
“How many men do you know who take time out of their busy life to visit a terminally ill fourteen-year-old?” asked Pat. “We will forever be grateful to Mitt for his love and concern.”
Over the years Romney also served as a bishop in his church where he spent evenings and weekends, usually 10 to 20 hours a week, helping people in need such as single Moms, widows, seniors, unemployed, parents with troubled teens and people with addictions. Romney shoveled snow, took meals to people and visited the sick. Once a new neighbor moved in and Mitt came to welcome the family to the neighborhood. The lady was embarrassed that they didn’t own a dryer and she had laundry hanging all over the house so Mitt just pitched in and helped her fold the laundry. Later she gave birth to a premature baby and she said that when Mitt visited the baby in the Intensive Care Unit she “saw tears in his eyes” when he reached into the incubator to touch her baby girl.
That Thanksgiving Mitt and the boys showed up at the door with a Thanksgiving feast. She called Ann to thank her and Ann said, “It was all Mitt’s idea, we just chipped in to help.”
The Romney’s have donated to a number of organizations which are finding cures for cancer, multiple sclerosis, cystic fibrosis, helping disadvantaged and disabled youth and AIDS victims. Mitt and Ann also founded the Bain Capital Children’s Charity. Romney also gave away his entire inheritance from his Dad and never took a salary from the state of Massachusetts when he was Governor.
Romney has recently stated that if he is elected President he will take his salary but will donate it to charity.
The list of random acts of kindness goes on and on. As one person put it, “Mitt Romney has lived his entire life quietly serving others.”
This collection of Mitt Romney’s generosity and acts of kindness is by no means complete. I found several other examples I didn’t include in this article, but the list is quite impressive.
Can President Obama compare his generosity and acts of kindness to Governor Romney? As leader of the party who claims to be for the middle class, exactly what has he done both personally and/or professionally to help the middle class or his fellow Americans? How many jobs has Obama created–what has he built?
On a personal level, just reading about Governor Romney’s quiet acts of kindness and generosity has challenged me to be a better person. Let’s face it, much of what Gov. Romney has done doesn’t require one be a millionaire; most of us could do many of the things he does regularly, but do we? Shoveling snow or preparing a meal for a neighbor, visiting the sick, mentoring a child–these should cause all of us to see Mitt Romney in a whole other light!
I haven’t even touched on the fact that Romney clearly is not a follower of Marxism. Nothing in his background, none of his relationships would cause alarm or throw up any red flags of concern about our freedoms were Romney to become President. I don’t fear that he will fill his cabinet and Administration with avowed Communists, leftist progressives, or radical Islamists. Romney has declared his love of country and has vowed to support our Military.
Will he always make the right decisions–will he never fail? Of course not; there is no perfect person, no perfect President. But we know we have a leader now that is anti-everything we, as freedom loving Americans, stand for.
Yes, I am impressed with Mitt the man, and he has earned the respect and love of many who have been blessed by his kindness and generosity. Through all the research I’ve done, Mitt Romney seems to be the complete opposite of Barrack Obama and for these reasons I can confidently cast my vote November 6th for Mitt Romney–not as the lesser of two evils, but for the man who I believe will set us on the path to restoring prosperity, strength, and honor to our beloved United States of America!