A story about Mitt Romney that hasn’t gotten much coverage

If any of you watched Glenn Beck’s special on Romney a couple of months ago then you know this story. It’s the story that Paul Ryan mentioned in the debate the other night of Romney aiding a family where all four of the children were in a car crash, 2 of which were paralyzed. It’s a great story and the local news covered it as well.

Here’s their report:

(h/t: Townhall)

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  • stillgoing

    Thanks Scoop, heartwarming story, Romney has been winning me over, and Obama himself has been a tremendous help, Go Mitt!

    • Lime Lite

      Could you see Obama doing this without publicity?

  • PhillyCon

    How wonderful, and indeed a touching story.

    One point though, it always seems that Republicans and/or conservatives etc. have to go out of their way to prove they are decent people (which irks me to no end).

    That newscaster had to qualify the act of goodness by saying things like “yes, he wasn’t in office, and the Romney’s still keep in touch with them.”

    How come no one has delved into Biden’s giving? Pelosi’s giving? Obama’s giving? Hilary Clinton’s giving? See, where I am going with this?

    It’s b/c they believe in re-distribution and socialism, so they don’t have to give.

    • Orangeone

      I thought Ryan was going to take a jab at Biden’s lack of giving when he brought up Mitt’s and said Mitt and Ann gave more than he and Biden combined. Why didn’t he jab and say that most people in the audience donated more than Biden’s $300?

      • joyfulgiver

        Orangeone – “Why didn’t he jab and say that most people in the audience donated more than Biden’s $300?”

        It’s NOT in his character! That is what makes Paul Ryan superior to JB.

        • Orangeone

          I know he’s superior but he could have crafted it in a very polite way…Americans are struggling but I’m sure the majority in this office gave more to charity last year than you did Joe.

        • keyesforpres

          It’s time to take the gloves off…our lives are at stake. Doctors are now being instructed not to save “units” lives over 70. Yes, that is what they are calling 70 and over now…units!!

      • Is_Sense_Common

        I thought he might go there too Orangeone. However, when giving, it’s really not a contest because then its only intention is to build your own pride. A generous person can and should give anonymously, without self-serving.

        “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” ~Matthew 6:1-4

        • Orangeone

          But the message would be clear that for someone screaming that Romney was a tax fraud is himself a TAKER!

      • WinMissouri

        Ryan’s tax return shows he and his wife donated less than $2000 last year. This surprised me since he is a practicing Catholic. However, giving is between us and God and is supposed to be kept quiet if it is done for the right reason.

        • Orangeone

          And they have very young children.  I’m not sure if Janna works and if she does what her career is.  In comparison, Biden is a multi-millionaire and his wife is a doctor!

        • PhillyCon

          Many people give with their time instead. Like Orange said, he has a young family and isn’t rolling around in greenbacks like the others that I mentioned.

        • keyesforpres

          Charity begins at home. If more folks took care of their home first, we wouldn’t be in this mess.

      • keats5

        Because Ryan has class. It’s fine for him to say kind things about Romney. He is not going to say unkind things about Biden.

        My law professor taught us that when your opponent is making a fool of himself, it’s best to let the jury come to that conclusion themselves. There’s no need to become a second fool.

    • sjmom

      The difference between conservatives and liberals is plain to see; we give from the heart and they take from our wallets.

      • PhillyCon

        Well said.

    • Unfortunately, its assumed these days that politicians only do good things when the spot light is on them. Romney doesn’t go into these stories. These families have been coming out and speaking on his behalf. What I like about Romney is that he considers his acts of service to others a private thing between him and another. Its not his story to tell. Most people do not want others to know that they are going through hard times and got help. Romney respects that privacy.

  • deeme

    So I assume this means he will take very good care of his Ambassadors if this is how he treats total strangers…no camera’s rolling..

  • sjmom

    As the Bible says we are blessed to be a blessing and we bless God when we bless others. The Romney’s have done so and are an example for the rest of us. This is what a leader does, lead by example. Mitt will be a good president.

    • wodiej

      Amen, well said.

  • wodiej

    I don’t watch/listen to Glenn Beck and so did not hear about this story until yesterday. But it is a wonderful story. Thanks for posting.

  • stage9

    Hmmph…no comment.

    • wodiej


      • stage9

        No. a realist. I appreciate these sorts of stories, but I’m more concerned about these:


        Why is no one talking about any of these glaring stories? I told you before. I don’t drink the koolaid.

        • ABO!

        • keyesforpres

          We know Stage, but if we don’t get the usurper out there will probably never be another presidential election.

    • What’s not to like about this? I don’t understand your “no comment” comment.

      • stage9

        Because, as much as I appreciate it, folks, I am more concerned about what Romney has DONE…his record. I am VERY concerned about it. This sort of thing is just window dressing. It’s like “kissing babies”. It makes for a cute photo op but it doesn’t speak to what this man will do policy wise. And based on his record on social issues in MA, a record everyone seems to claim does not matter, I am very concerned. I am also VERY genuinely conflicted on this election as a Christian. Yes, I think Obama HAS TO GO!, but I keep feeling like Romney will only be better in that he is “pro-America” and has business sense that can reverse our fiscal course. But is that the only issue facing our nation? NO!

        I see Christians coming out in total support for Romney, when his record in MA did all it could to undermine biblical values. Now, I realize that most folks aren’t Christian, I understand and appreciate that difference, but for me, as a devout believer, I don’t concern myself with shiny election year rhetoric. I look at the the record. What do these guys do when their back is against the wall and the pressure is on? Where do they stand on the issues?

        I think Romney is focusing on the economy because his social record is HORRIBLE. He pays lip service, but most of my fellow believers are totally ignorant on his record and they will vote for him this time ONLY because the alternative is far worse. Any other year Romney would lose. That’s why I keep saying even a circus monkey could beat Obama this year.

        And thank GOD I live in a very red state, because I am back and forth on whether to vote for him or not. My conscience comes first.


        • John Short

          Romney will be better in all phases of the game. You have to adjust to what you are dealing with. Obama cannot do it, but Romney has a record of adjusting to the gameplan. He has a big job getting us out of this mess, but he can and will do it.

          • stage9

            How does he “adjust” to the fact that children in MA, thanks to his allowing the door to be opened to it, are now being forced to learn how to suck another man’s “you-know-what”? How do I, as a reasonable human being, turn that off in my brain and just blindly vote for him? THIS is what jars my conscience.

            He threatened to fire Justices who refused to marry homosexuals. He banned the Boy Scouts from participating in the Olympic ceremonies he presided over due to their stance on homosexuality. Accused those who excluded “civil partnerships” as a part of defining marriage “extreme”. May 15, 2004 Romney issues proclamation: “Gay/Straight Youth Pride Day”. Romney’s “Governor’s Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth” events include parade, GLBT activism (with prominent transsexual radical activists), and a GLBT prom – two days before same-sex marriages are to begin. The legality of counterfeit marriage in MA is solely based upon a court’s opinion, not an actual law which Romney refused to dispute. Romney says laws require Catholic Charities not to discriminate against same-sex parents in its adoption placements [but there’s only an administrative regulation]. He says same-sex couples have “a legitimate interest” in adopting children.

            During Romney’s term as Governor, in the public schools, Romney’s “Governor’s Commission for Gay and Lesbian Youth” was well-funded, had access in the schools, and put on an annual “Youth Pride Parade” and “gay/transgender” prom in Boston. On two occasions (2003 and 2004) Romney signed proclamations for “Gay Youth Appreciation Day” to coincide with those events.

            What is the result of all of access into the schools:

            Dec. 9 during the Iowa Debate:
            Reporter: How do you feel about gays serving openly in the military?

            Romney: That’s already occurred. I’m not planning on reversing that at this stage.

            Reporter: But you’re comfortable with it?

            Romney: I was not comfortable with making the change during a period of conflict, by virtue of the complicating features of a new program in the middle of two wars going on. But those wars are winding down. And moving to that direction at this stage no longer presents that problem.

            Also, during the debates he championed Bright Horizons Children’s Centers, but what was not said was that Bright Horizons embraces “enhanced pro-homosexual, pro-transgender policies in their child care”.

            And this doesn’t even MENTION his abortion record!

            ALL of this scares the living daylights out of me. But, I’m told, none of this matters. The economy is most important.

            I just want him to answer these questions.

            • loriannringold

              Hi Stage9

              I too was torn on the idea of Romney being our candidate in the beginning. Romney said there is a difference in a single state vs. the entire country. I have to vote because I feel it is my duty and a priviledge and as the saying goes, “not to vote is to vote.” Santorum was my first choice. But, Romney is our candidate and we have to get Obama out of office. All of those questions you have were brought up during the Republican debates if my memory serves me correctly. I will have to go back and review his answers. I will say this, Romney will not hand America over to Muslims like Obama is doing. I have grown to trust Romney and I am going to vote for him. Muslims are trying to turn America into an Islamic state and the EU and the Obama administration are happy to let it happen. Not me!! No one, not a Muslim, not the Obama administration, not anyone, will tell me how I can live my life. I only care what God thinks of my actions. I am voting for Romney because I believe he can help mend our economy. I do not give him all of the power as the Obamabots gave Obama. The leaders of our country are servants of the people. Not masters over us.

        • Thanks for explaining your position. i don’t think you’ll find many (any?) here that would say that Romney is an IDEAL candidate or the PERFECT candidate. But he IS NOW our candidate. And when given the choice between NObama and Romney. It’s a no brainer for me at least. NObama has to go or America will fall/fail!

          When we win the election, that is only the start. It’s not like the Tea Party is going to pull up sticks and go home or Christians are going to quit. If and when necessary, we will hold his feet to the fire on issues that matter to us and to this nation! One of the big differences being that unlike the current pResident, Romney will actually LISTEN and NOT dismiss us! Romney’s love for America is as great as NObama’s disdain for same.

          The more and more I see and hear from Romney, the more I like him! I’m glad to support him! Romney for President!

          • stage9

            And everything you just wrote, I keep trying to tell myself. After all, what CHOICE do we have? And then THAT ALSO makes me mad, because I feel like Romney was FORCED on us when there were MUCH better candidates. And I KNEW Romney’s record LONG before this election cycle began. And I thought that there was NO WAY Conservatives would nominate this guy, but I was wrong.

            I know, I know, that’s all water under the bridge at this point and we have to move forward…

            But I am still very conflicted, and I just can’t fawn over him like some do. I will bite my tongue and hold my nose when I vote, but I just can’t sit here and cheer lead this guy.

            I just want him to answer these questions. No one on the left will ask him because they have no reason. Why would they ask him about counterfeit marriage? They SUPPORT it! That’s why they can find nothing on Romney; his record is very liberal. They can’t slight him for policies that they share in common.


            • I started out supporting Rick Santorum and wish he was our candidate. But he’s not, we’ve got Romney now, and at least he’s not NObama. So I’ll support him. I’d support Attila the Hun for President if it means getting NObama OUT on Nov 6th.

              • stage9

                I guess it’s just something I’m going to have to work through personally. I have been talking to other Christians about it, but I’m still very dissatisfied. It’s a gut check thing.

                I was reading this a moment ago, and it just makes me wonder what he’ll do once elected:

                “Yet, Gov. Romney on his own went ahead of the Legislature and forced the implementation of same-sex marriage.” – Mat Staver


                I’m just being honest. I’m really having a problem here.

                • I understand your issues. But think of it this way, NObama refused to protect the most innocent children that survived the abortionists best efforts to kill them. Only a MONSTER could support that extremist position. I’m not hot about Romney’s part in the homosexual “marriage” issue either. Not the perfect candidate, but the best of what choice we were presented with. I think he will do fine for this country and think we’re going to be happy for the most part with his Presidency. But like I wrote before, if and when necessary, we can and will hold his feet to the fire! He better not betray the very base that propelled him into office. Plus we will get more and more Conservative/Tea Party Republicans into office too. We are taking back this country – one election and one district and one position at a time… but taking it back we ARE! God bless, and I hope you can come to a peaceful place with the issues you are addressing.

            • keyesforpres

              Newt wouldn’t drop out when he should have. If he’d done the decent thing, Santorum would be our nominee, but this is where we are. Just because one votes for someone does NOT mean they agree with everything they’ve done. It means we pick who is better for the country.

          • Nukeman60

            One thing I’m sure of. Romney will not create Executive Orders that countermand the American people and go against the very nature of the Constitution.

            The rest of it is up to our Congress to hold his feet to the fire. In Massachusetts, Romney tried to go along with the majority. That tended to be moderate to liberal. In Washington, if we can keep the majority Conservative, or at least Republican, we can better hold his feet to the fire. Time will tell how effective it is, but it is definitely head and shoulders better than Obama.

            With Obama, we have no idea what crap he will come up with in a second term that has no constraints. Unless the Congress is 75% controlled by us, Obama can veto anything we try to do and get away with it. Romney won’t do that.

            I, too, did not like Romney as my candidate initially. But the more I see and hear about the true Romney, the better I like him and the more hope I have for the restoration of our great nation.

            Restoration takes baby steps. I have even higher hopes for 2014 and 2016.

        • Rshill7

          Ya’ reckon an 87% legislature had anything to do with legislation during his term as Governor of Massachusetts? Is it or is it not a perennially blue state? As Governor of Mass. should he have pretended he was Governor of Texas? Was he elected by Texans? Was he representing Texans? Was he representing a solid block of Christians?

          Perhaps he was representing the voters of the state he presided over. In the same fashion the CEO of McDonalds wouldn’t advocate for Burger King or Wendy’s. Massachusetts is not the USA. It’s a little blue part of it…which is mostly red, i.e. conservative.

          As President will he be representing the country at large, or Massachusetts? See the difference? Different job, different goals, the CEO if you will, of the USA, not the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

          • Wow! What a good post! Well said! (whispers: Wish I’d posted that! 🙂 )

            • Rshill7

              Cool. Ok, now I’m going to pull a rabbit out of my hat…before he scratches me baldheaded 🙂

              • A waskilly wabbit?

              • Nukeman60

                Awww, Bullwinkle, that trick never works!

          • stage9

            No it didn’t! The entire issue surrounding counterfeit marriage was a result of a COURT’S OPINION, not an actual law. An OPINION! An opinion Romney REFUSED to fight!


            Was he representing CHILDREN when he endorsed gay clubs in schools? Schools that now REQUIRE children as young as elementary to learn how to perform oral sex?

            Uncover your eyes man!

            Stop with all the koolaid drinking talking points and grow an original opinion friend! As a man asking for my vote, I would like him to answer these questions! And as a citizen, I have that right!

            As President he has a duty to protect the INNOCENT among us and an obligation to endorse those policies that reinforce posterity! And thus far, based on his record on social issues, he HAS NOT done that.

            Anyone who believes that allowing marriage to be undermined or children to be sexualized is “representing the country at large” is seriously disturbed and blindly loyal.

            • WI4Walker

              I would encourage you to run for school board or another local office. The leftists are way ahead of the game and we have a lot of damage to undo (like educational indoctrination). It must start at the local level.

            • Rshill7

              Sorry brudder. I couldn’t read that cuz my eyes are covered and I’m drunk on Koolaid.

              Ok, I read it, but my post still stands, while yours has a grand mal seizure, also known as tonic-clonic.

              He was representing Massachusetts…which is not the country at large.

            • keyesforpres

              Yeah, the gay clubs is outrageous. They should be eliminated from all schools. Did Romney know they were going to be teaching about oral sex?

              I know his record is not good in MA, but Obama is going to sell us down the river to the Russkies and the Muzzies. We have to get him out. Heck, I’d be up for a third party in 2016 if Romney doesn’t stand with us Conservatives. I suggest we all pray about it. God knows that just because we vote Romney, it does not mean we agree with everything he’s done.

            • yodaxl7

              I am a conservative, but you sound like a crazy person. I am all for pro-life, but you are a hater! I have seen msnbc and they are crazy too. I think you are twisting sex education course from a liberal teacher who is open to talk about realistic views in the world. Gays do exist. Love it or hate it. Mitt Romney is an awesome man.

          • yodaxl7

            You noticed that there are names after letter from folks in Massachusetts. Like you said, 87% liberal state. Who is stage9, a Obama operative who wants to shake things up here. I am a conservative prolife person. If you don’t like sex ed, have the local board remove it. Gov. Romney does not micro-manage local govt. Separation of state and local govt. People of Mass. spoke and want the sex ed.

        • keyesforpres

          That is why we MUST get conservatives in Congress. Overturn Obamacare and BLOCK any attempt to replace it. Overturn Frank-Dodd, etc.

        • yodaxl7

          I think you are the current Gov of Mass. who is doing a hit piece here. You want to suppress his supporters.

  • hbnolikeee

    Wow. What a horrible greedy selfish man. Not like Duh Bumbler, I’m sure. Hey libs! What has Duh Bumbler EVER given to ANYONE other than himself?

    • joyfulgiver

      A beer!

      • Are you referring to the “beerfest” where NObama made sure to have the cameras rolling? I doubt NObama would donate a bottle of water to a child on fire unless it served himself in some way.

        • Nukeman60

          I’ll bet the American taxpayer had to pay for those beers at the infamous ‘beer summit’. I don’t drink anymore and I had to pay for O’s beer! Outrageous.

          Just like I detest abortion and I have to pay for some Fluke to have sex and not have to worry about the consequences. It gets paid for before sex, and after conception, and even after failed abortions. Sick.

          Now I made myself angry. Breathe in, breathe out. Okay.

          • Be still and know that the darkness will be banished and a New Dawn is coming on Nov 6th! That’s what gets me through the dark days too…

  • Thanks for posting this Scoop!

    Romney is a super human being! Not even in political office, no cameras, no press, nothing but love and care in his heart for that poor family! It will be a pleasure to have Mitt and Ann Romney in the WH! I might NEVER take my Romney sign down! LOL! 🙂

  • Romney is a decent man. He’ll make a refreshing change from the Liar in Chief that we now have occupying the White House. I can’t wait to vote for Romney on Election Day.

  • Charity begins at home, right?

  • WI4Walker

    What a contrast between the candidates. Have we ever heard any, even a single one, of a story from O’s past where he willing shared and gave of himself, his time, his money. There may be something out there, but I truly doubt it. O’s always been a taker and continues to be one today.

  • colliemum

    And then there’s this:

    “Have you heard the story about Mitt Romney’s Park City, Utah home?”

    Read more http://hillbuzz.org/have-you-heard-the-story-about-mitt-romneys-park-city-utah-home-37508

    These stories are coming out in dribs and draps because Romney did not do what he did to make himself look good. He didn’t publicise them, he didn’t talk about them, for him and his family it was about practising his faith.
    What a difference to the community organiser currently in the WH, who spend 20 years listening to a man filling his ears with hatred for America.

    • PhillyCon

      This particular story is also going around on e-mail. My mother who isn’t overtly political received it, and made me read it.

  • Army_Pilot1967

    Mitt and Ann Romney seem like a warm, gracious, caring and generous couple…my kind of people. Georgia has early voting starting today so my wife and I are going to go vote in a bit…it’s going to feel good to make my vote for Mitt count today!!!

  • cherylmcr

    I really believe that God has chosen Mitt Romney for this time. He wasn’t my first choice or even my second; but now I think he’s the man America NEEDS. I will finally be proud of my country again…

  • celestiallady

    I want that man for my President – don’t you?

  • Edward La Guardia

    There really is no comparison between Mitt and Barack. The Obama’s life has been all about him and what he feels the world owes him while Romney’s life has been all about service. How some people can even begin to think that Obama is a better man is unthinkable. Romney is a better man, a better person, a better example of the heart of God, and will be a better president for this nation!

  • tvlgds

    Amazing story and gee, no cameras there. Just quietly doing good for other people.

  • leel004


    It was also mentioned on Beck’s show or another about Romney NOT taking any wage with the Olympics seat he held AND the governor position. I heard it said that he felt he didn’t need to be paid and refused wages for these positions. Is that true? Thanks and God bless

  • Romney is truly a humble man and I think sometimes many people forget that. Cheerleading is not his style….God knows that Mitt has done….so do the people that he has helped without EVER SEEKING ATTENTION….that is the CHARACTER OF THE MAN!! When you do it with your money, without any attention, without any acknowledgement or any credit….that is a beautiful and humble thing.

    We as Christians are asked all the time to lead by example, to live the life as Christ calls us to do…when you hear this you see Romney lives the very life that embodies so many of the traits that Christ calls us to exemplify!!

    I applaud you Mitt….you never brag…you never mention…you never seek credit…you do God’s work in the humble stillness of the quiet of your soul and heart. That is worth more than any headline or credit a MAN can be given on this earth for in heaven you shall be known!!!

    And Obama…in his heart is the empty space of darkness and selfishness…only thinking about his pride and arrogance!

    One lives as God calls us…the other lives as God warns us!

    • Very well put!

    • JohnBarry2012

      For someone who give 4x the tithe for the cause of the needy and charity, his heart has to be in the right place and it’s impossible that this man not be blessed by the Word of God. “Those who give to the poor lend to the Lord” Proverbs 19:17.

      Yet I am more impressed by the touch of humanity out of a big, kind heart that outflows goodness and compassion, not so much of his generous phelentophy donation, but from the genuine testimonials of the common folks whom he touched in time of their needs.

    • LeonidasOfSparta1957

      Insightful comments. Thank you. The choice is clear. The narrow way or the broad way.

  • I want this man as my President!!!
    Can anybody please help me with this will??!!

  • Marky_D

    Yeah, but be fair to Obama, he has a history of generosity as well – round about the same time, he was happy to let his classmates take a drag on his dooby!

  • LeonidasOfSparta1957

    This in juxtaposition to our “pResident” who won’t even HELP HIS OWN HALF-BROTHER who lives in a shack in Africa. Thought provoking, indeed.

  • I think Mitt Romney is just Reed Richards’ secret identity.

  • aZjimbo

    Awesome. I wonder how many times barry and bubba butt have done the same?

  • bobemakk

    This is a true patriotic American. You go Mitt and keep bashing Obama, especially tonight at the debate.

  • cheyennecowboy

    Why doesn’t the lame stream media portray Gov. and Mrs Romney in these accolades? The Romney’s acts of kindness, goodness and fellowship would certainly reach into the hundreds. It appears that the media only want to present lies and mistruths.