Today, August 27th begins the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, weather permitting. Leaving past elections aside, even the most recent Presidential Election, America must now ask the question that until now has gone unanswered: what do we know about Mitt Romney? Not what the media, or Barack Obama, David Axelrod, Joe Biden, Harry Reid or DNC Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz have to tell Americans. “They” seem to believe that “we” are stupid and easily led around by their blatant propaganda. If “they” did not, “they” would not continue to inundate “us” with negative campaign spots despite their own polls that continually tell “them” they are wasting our time and “their” money. Americans do not believe that litany of lies. Anyone who believes there is more than a spurious connection between anything the aforementioned have to say about Mitt Romney and the truth about Mitt Romney is really in trouble. Why else does the media think that “their” ratings and readership have declined, and will continue to do so?
There are some things we know without being told a lot of fluff and spin. Mitt Romney is a family man of considerable wealth. He appears to have a large, attractive family. His wife Ann is a cancer survivor who has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis as well. She is also the active mother of five sons and a staunch supporter of her husband. A convert to Mormonism, Ann Romney often introduces her husband on the campaign trail. Theirs is a good looking family. Still, Americans lack more than a smidgen about a man who is reputed to be worth somewhere north of $250 million dollars. Then there are the outrageous charges, repeated in almost every story and every TV report that this man running for President somehow did not pay any taxes for ten years. (His last two tax returns show he paid the proper amount (average of almost 14% of his taxable income) and gave away another 3 million to charitable causes annually.) More about these absurd, unsupported by evidence, charges later.
We also know that Mitt Romney was very successful in business and made significant profits for his clients and for himself. We know that his Democrat detractors claim he was responsible for deaths, lost jobs and all manner of grief and insensitivity toward his fellow man. How Mitt Romney did all this evil is unclear, though absurd to most of “us”. Those of us who have watched Fox News know that there are many testimonies of Bain Capital’s successes and few of its failures. We have seen dozens of present and former employees trumpet Mitt’s praises and acumen. The bottom line is that Mitt Romney spent most of his life in business, was eminently successful, got things done and has a record that Americans can study. What is questionable is whether Americans will ever manage to get that record.
What Americans do know is that Mitt Romney stood with his wife and somehow they triumphed over her grave illnesses. Anyone who has gone through that kind of living hell knows that it takes character, love and a good prayer life. We also know that, in 1999, shortly after wife Ann’s multiple sclerosis had improved with therapy, Mitt was asked to take over the struggling 2002 Summer Olympics and Para-Olympics in Utah. With his wife’s encouragement and support, Mitt Romney took it over, turned it around and hosted a successful games that finished with a surplus of $l00 Million Dollars.
That is the long and short of Mitt Romney to date. It certainly sounds a lot better than the “lamestream media” narrative we have been subjected to and that will be at warp speed starting Monday. To which An Excellent Spirit and most Americans say, “Blah. Blah. Blah”. Nevertheless, the discerning American people ask, is that all there is? What about those claims that Romney paid no taxes for 10 years? We have seen no proof, but is there any? Will anyone tell us the truth, about anything? What about the fact that he looks more like a picture and less a flesh and blood, living, breathing man? An Excellent Spirit, in a separate post, will tell our readers about sources available that can give them the ability to get answers to these and other questions.
An Excellent Spirit knows that personal information is zealously guarded and carefully managed about those running for President. We will not take the several pages we would need here to repeat just a few of the rumors, questions, associations and actions of President Obama that trouble many. This inquiry is about Mitt Romney. Who, exactly, is Mitt Romney? Is he the man that has been accused of killing the wife of a worker he fired? Is he the Mitt Romney who will destroy women’s rights and ruin our senior citizens? How can we Americans know the truth about him?
An Excellent Spirit looked and, guess what? We found some unreported information. Credible, documented information that our media, somehow, could not dig up! Imagine that?
An Excellent Spirit came across this story that we think is quite revealing as to the character and resourcefulness of Mitt Romney. It is one that you will probably not see in the “lamestream media” so we feel obligated to bring it to you. The story is from the Tampa Bay Times ”Polifact” and is currently circulating on email, Facebook, and blogs. It says that Romney helped a colleague of his at Bain Capital locate his missing teenage daughter.
“In July 1996, the 14-year-old daughter of Robert Gay, a partner at Bain Capital, had disappeared,” the story reads. “She had attended a rave party in New York City and gotten 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 help find Gay’s daughter. Romney set up a command center at the LaGuardia Marriott and hired a private detective firm to assist with the search. He established a toll-free number for tips, coordinating the effort with the NYPD, and went through his Rolodex and called everyone Bain did business with in New York and asked them to help find his friend’s missing daughter. Romney’s accountants at Price Waterhouse Cooper put up posters on street poles, while cashiers at a pharmacy owned by Bain put fliers in the bag of every shopper. Romney and the other Bain employees scoured every part of New York and talked with everyone they could – prostitutes, drug addicts – anyone.” “That day, their hunt made the evening news, which featured photos of the girl and the Bain employees searching for her. As a result, a teenage boy phoned in, asked if there was a reward, and then hung up abruptly. The NYPD traced the call to a home in New Jersey, where they found the girl in the basement, shivering and experiencing withdrawal symptoms from a massive ecstasy dose. Doctors later said the girl might not have survived another day. Romney’s former partner credits Mitt Romney with saving his daughter’s life, saying, ‘It was the most amazing thing, and I’ll never forget this to the day I die.’” Read the whole thing. Whether you have children or not, what Mitt Romney did speaks volumes about what kind of man he is. He is an American hero!
Finally, this story, from Just One Minute Typepad sheds a bright light on Romney’s tax-paying history. They point out that a recent NY Times article proves that Romney paid taxes all those years that Senate Majority Leader Reid said that Romney did not. The proof we unearthed with our cursory search is conclusive proof. The kind of proof that people like the diminutive and despicable Reid cannot spin. Maybe that is why our “lamestream media” could not find it. See for yourself.
As Just One Minute points out in its article, NY Times – Romney Has Been Paying Federal Taxes For Last Decade, “Despite their “questions have been raised” headline about Romney’s taxes, the NY Times provides an early answer to one obvious question raised by Senator Harry Reid: “But even though he has not released his returns from earlier years, the 2010 return sheds some light on those years. That’s because Mr. Romney paid income tax to foreign countries, and as result claimed in 2010 a $129,697 foreign tax credit, which he used to offset taxes he owed in the United States. American taxpayers who claim the foreign tax credit are required to report their total foreign taxes paid and tax credits used for the previous 10 years. So that return contains foreign tax data going back to 2000.” “The good news for Mr. Romney is the forms suggest that he paid at least some federal income tax every year, as he has said he did. He used the foreign tax credit every year to offset his taxes in the United States, and American taxpayers can’t use a tax credit if they owe no federal income tax. This casts even more doubt on the claim by the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, attributed to an unnamed Bain Capital source, that Mr. Romney paid no income taxes during that time.”
An Excellent Spirit concludes that the NYT article provides almost irrefutable proof that Reid is lying. If a taxpayer claimed the foreign tax credit falsely, he would be putting himself and all he has in criminal jeopardy in both America and the foreign country. Both the IRS and the foreign country would, of a certainty, have verified the Romney tax return. Harry Reid is a bald-faced liar!
So, there we have it, America. We now know some things about Mitt Romney, the man we are being asked to trust with our nation’s rather shaky future. First, he is a good, loving, stalwart husband and family man. Second, he is courageous, resourceful and compassionate when confronted with a problem someone else cannot solve. Third, he gets things done on a large scale, effectively. Fourth, he is the victim of attacks from his adversaries that are really beneath our contempt. An Excellent Spirit has said, if “they” are against you and cover up the good about you and lie about you and accuse you without any proof, you must be a pretty good, reliable person that “they” are deathly afraid of. An Excellent Spirit believes that we should get to know those like Mitt Romney that “they” tell us to avoid.
Mitt Romney, upon closer inspection, begins to look like the kind of President that America might need in this critical time. Remember in November! And VOTE!