Dear Washington Post, Romney also helped save a 14-year-old girl in 1996

While the Washington Post is digging around 1965 for dirt on Romney, here’s a story from 1996 of Romney closing down his company, Bain, to help find a 14-year-old girl lost in NYC that is sure to reflect more on the man we currently see running for the presidency. Also, this story has even been vetted by Politifact as TRUE:

“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.’”

I think this speaks far more about the character of the man running for the White House than does a 1965 prank.

Also, let’s not forget an even more recent story, told by CBS News, of Mitt Romney doing service work to help uproot a massive tree stump from a man’s front yard after wildfires had torched part of San Diego. Here’s the story:

This Mitt Romney is the man running for president, not the one that the Washington Post is trying to create.

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  • Joseph Ewing

    He’s clearly a good guy.

    The other guy, not so much.

    How is this even a contest?

    • Trust1TG

      No – Romney is not a consistently good guy. His business deals, lies and liberalism still stand against him. He is a socialist/liberal, promoter of ungodly social agendas and abortion.

      • Botzilla

        Just a wild guess…you support Ron Paul?

        • Boris_Badenoff

          No, Trust1TG supports Newt and Sarah for the most part.

        • wodiej

          I agree w Trust1 and I’m not a Ron Paul supporter. I like Newt and Sarah. What’s that got to do w the price of tea in China? So if someone isn’t goo goo ga ga over Romney, they’re nuts? Who in their right mind straps their dog to the top of a car in a cage for 8 hours and says the dog enjoyed it after the dog pooped and peed all over himself? Do you call that a GOOD GUY? Not in my book.

          • You are woefully ignorant to facts. It was an enclosed kennel with a windshied. MUCH safer than being in the back of a pickup, and much safer than being loose inside the car. The dog got sick because he had gotten into some turkey the night before. He loved traveling up there and would often jump up there even when they lowered the tailgate for him to jump in back of the station wagon. NOT TO MENTION IT HAPPENED THIRTY YEARS AGO!

            • kgrif66

              they have seat belts for dogs. the dog should have been inside the car because bugs get in the dogs eyes and cause alot of problems. they swallow bugs. not a good idea.

          • jimmie smith

            At least the dog survived!! He didn’t end up on the barbie! with grasshopper garnish…

          • Happyface2

            My dog loves to keep his head out the window,so how would you categorize that?Do I fit in with your view point? And what has tea from China got to do with dogs?and while I’m at it who cares about Newt and Sarah anymore that’s old news.Are you one of those knuckle heads that’s not going to vote because your choice did not
            make it.If so that would say a lot about your opinion.Wise up.We need to get this
            Socialist out of our white house.That’s what is important.

            • kgrif66

              at least the dogs can get inside the car when he wants to. what is he going to do on top the car in a kennel. why do you think he is a socialist? obama has done more for this country than the other presidents.

              • kgrif66

                it is obvious, you are a republican. very closed minded!!

                • kgrif66

                  the last comment went to happyface2

          • kgrif66

            your’e right, i would never strap my dogs to the top of my car. they are my friends and companions. you would never strap your kids to the top of the car. maybe romney would.

      • But you’ve got to compare him to what we have now. Then he looks good. At least that’s how I’m talking myself into voting for him. At least he’s not a Marxist who hates this country. I do think that he never should have apologized for something he did fifty years ago when he was a kid. I was highly annoyed by that.

        • scvblwxq

          Obama is no Marxist. Marxist’s want the government to own all large businesses, Obama has never said anything like that and has supported business as it exists today.

      • wodiej

        Anyone who would cage their dog on top of the car for 8 hours doesn’t have enough sense to be the leader of anything. It reveals his lack of compassion as he was with workers when Bain did their corporate raiding and eliminated jobs, pensions etc.

        • Oh sing me a sad sad song ending in whoopdedoo!!!! Millions of Hunting dogs ride around in uninsulated aluminum boxes mid winter in the back of pick up trucks, no problems. Plus Bain created more jobs, and made more money that BO could do in the private sector if you gave him a blank check.

        • CBDenver

          A friend of mine said he visited relatives in Mexico and it was common for folks to put crates with goats and chickens on the top of busses. But I guess if you criticize that, you are racist…

          • scvblwxq

            The winters in Mexico are a lot warmer than the winters in the northern US and Canada. 12 hours of wind chill at 55 mph shows Seamus’s fortitude.

          • kgrif66

            don’t compare goats and chickens with dogs. and also Mexico? come on

        • Happyface2

          Wodie I’m convinced.Your an idiot.Go away.

      • crazytrucker1987

        So i guess we vote for Obma.

      • Happyface2

        Your an IDIOT!

      • kgrif66

        Right, he is not a good guy. He lies, flipflops . He has already said that he doesn’t care about poor people. Also he doesn’t care about the gay people. If he is president, the rich will get richer. He will not take care of the senior citizens cause he just doesn’t care. And the women, will not have a voice. The country will be a mess if he is president. It was a mess for 8 years when Bush was in there and it will go back to the same way.

    • kgrif66

      How come Romney doesn’t remember bullying the gay guy when he was in high school. or was it college. if would think if he can’t remember that how can he be president and not remember anything. Bush use to say that all the time. I don’t remember he said. We have all done something when we were younger that we shouldn’t have but we remember doing it. He just doesn’t want to remember.

  • When an opponent starts flailing away in a tennis match there is nothing more satisfying than just calmly hitting the ball right back to watch them flail. Obama has opened the door for some real vetting now. If he’s going to dig up decades old school stories everything is fair game now. Game on. What ever happened to those 8 people who were charged with accessing his college transcripts? What did they find? That story sure went away quietly. Hmmmmmm

  • rls77

    I don’t believe O’Bama wants to go down this road. I know the media basically ignores his past but once you open the door like this many things may tumble out.

  • Arrrggghhh

    The really sad thing is that I’m sure the wheels are already spinning at the MSM as to how they can hold this against Romney. It’s just a matter of time before we hear them openly questioning whether or not he would have done this had the girl been black. Mark my words.

    • Trust1TG

      The media has covered Romney’s foul deeds just as much as they have Obama’s.

      • John_Frank

        The media? NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN? Being ironic are we?

        As to Romney what foul deeds are you talking about? The WaPo Story. That was a smear.

        (Side note: Not a Romney supporter, but to suggest that the democratic media establishment does not have a double standard is ludicrous.)

        As to Obama, please, we all know that is simply not true.

      • horseplop

  • Boris_Badenoff

    Yeah , let’s let the MSM create another (can you say Palin) make believe persona.
    After all look how wonderful a job they did with Obama.
    “Smartest person in the room” or my personal favorite “The Great Orator”. The idiot can’t put two sentences together on his own yet the msm had the world believing that Obama and his reverb p.a. system with his closet companion TelePrompter was god’s gift to man kind.

    The MSM is so full of s#!t. Propaganda 24/7

    The MSM doesn’t blink an eye sending 10 journo’s to Alaska to dig through a woman’s trash yet they can’t find 10 minutes to vet an obvious pathological liar even when obvious lies are handed to them.

    It’s going to take more than a booming reverb and styrofoam Greek columns this time…
    Oh and the fake fainters in the crowd, please…

    When the Soviet Union collapsed the propagandist found new work in America with the MSM.

  • E. Lee Zimmerman

    So long as Mitt stays positive, he’ll have a chance come November. If he engages Showbama and his cronies in the media, that won’t work to his benefit.

  • c4pfan

    Sorry, but I don’t think this makes him President material for doing the right thing.

    • KM

      And what made the obama presidential material – voting “present”…??? LMAO

      • kgrif66

        look at the auto industry that obama fixed. the economy is getting better because of him. our men are back from a war that shouldn’t have been because of bush. he has done alot. you need to quit listening to Rush Limbaugh. He has got you brainwashed.

    • Boris_Badenoff

      Who said this one incident was suppose to be a defining moment in making a decision on who to vote for in November?

      He did it to help a friend in need. It was just one little instance but to those involved it was all that mattered in their world at the time. The father’s quote pretty much sums up the event imo.

      • scvblwxq

        What did the employees think about leaving their families to search NY city?

        Were they forced with implied or overt threats to their employment?

        Was Romney’s partner OK with his 14-year old daughter doing the aphoristic ecstasy at rave’s?

        It sure doesn’t seem like family values to me.

    • Nobody said it did. It is however contrary to the way the media is trying to paint him. We are fighting false narratives here.

      • Boris_Badenoff

        “False Narratives”.

        How long will we the people allow the MSM to get away with this.
        The MSM, for the most part, have become nothing more than the propaganda arm of the leftist agenda.

        The MSM’s 4+ year blatant campaign of lies and misinformation with regard to Gov. Palin and her family will someday be a subject taught in some Colleges as an example of how Propaganda was used in America during a time period when leftist almost succeeded in taking over the American Government.

  • Garym

    “…but, but, but, Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize!!11!” *assorted moonbats*

  • Superb organizational and leadership skills on display. Now if only his ideology shifts to a solid Conservative one…..That is the only question remaining. That being said, I would much rather have Romney as our President, than Obummer. I know who I am voting for! Not voting in this election is unpatriotic. Get out there and push hard to elect Romney. We must stop Barry.

    • Boris_Badenoff

      Barrack Obama, The Composite Man.

      • Bill Clinton was the Teflon man. (having sex with an 21 year old subordinate in the oval office) WTF….stop and think about that.. Hmmmm
        And he is still the leader of the demoncrats….i must be living in a dream world
        Obama is the Invisible man. (falsified documents, british national, social security number originates from a connecticut man) on and on…again WTF

        Rebublicans have no backbone, Stand up for what is right!!!

      • scvblwxq

        Vs. Romney, the Etch-A-Sketch candidate, named that by a top aide who should know.

    • kgrif66

      you need help. you go ahead and vote for anyone you want but maybe you are not an older person that his values are going to affect. i am. and it is going to hurt all of us older citizens

  • Of course there is a good side to Mitt but, the media will tell you the rest of the story soon.

  • Trust1TG

    Romney’s good deed does not cancel out his liberalism, socialism, promotion of gay marriage, gay adoption, abortion, lies, crooked business and political deals any more than Al Capone’s generous gifts to orphanages cancelled his bloody sins.

    • Boris_Badenoff

      A 5 minute look at google I find much that is in conflict with your claims.

      here is just one article . If this article is accurate I find some of your statement disingenuous.

      from the Washington Post:

      Romney was a leading voice against gay marriage as Massachusetts governor. The courts legalized gay marriage in the state during his tenure, but he supported a constitutional amendment to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

      After gay marriage became legal, Romney sought to enforce a statute banning state officials from marrying gay couples from other states. In a speech to conservatives last winter, Romney touted that move, saying he prevented Massachusetts from becoming the “Las Vegas of gay marriage.”

      Romney said Wednesday he supports limiting benefits for same-sex couples.

      “I do not favor civil unions if they are identical to marriage other than by name,” he told the Fox TV station in Denver. “My view is the domestic partnership benefits, hospital visitation rights, and the like are appropriate but that the others are not.”

    • Happyface2

      So what your saying is we must vote for Nobama to keep this mean person out of the white house.Do I read you right? Your first sentence?Are you talking about your boy Nobama or someone that I’m not aware of?Wow do you live in LA LA Land?

  • 12grace

    I bet obama doesn’t have one true story about him helping anyone that didn’t finance his campaign or help obama in some way to destroy, America.

    • scvblwxq

      I saw a TV story about Obama stopping a bully in high school by the victim who said he stood up for those being bullied by bigger kids.

  • Boris_Badenoff

    You are probably right 12grace.

  • wodiej

    Already heard about it. So what? Lots of people help others find missing kids-that doesn’t mean they should be president. This fool strapped his Irish Setter to the top of his car in a cage for 8 hours while the family went on a trip. What an idiot.

    • Cry me a river…

    • heavyduty2

      Bet you would believe obozo’s lies and vote for him though.

    • Boris_Badenoff

      I guess you missed this then.

      The Right Scoop Moderator Today 12:03 PM in reply to c4pfan

      Nobody said it did. It is however contrary to the way the media is trying to paint him. We are fighting false narratives here.

      Don’t think too much you might hurt yourself…

    • The dog Romney strapped to his car was fine. Was the dog Obama ate?

      • kgrif66

        do you know in some countrys, dogs are a delicacy. he had no control over that. it is what we grow up eating. it is not like he will do that today. he remembers doing it too. unlike romney not remembering anything that happened back then

    • Happyface2

      Maybe you should strap yourself to the top of a car it just might clear your head.

  • Boris_Badenoff

    People with tunnel vision are really getting old…

    That’s right, O.K. everyone has to stay between these two lines that I have drawn here based on what I believe or your going to hell or one of my other favorites , “Your not a “TRUE” conservative…”

    What a load of crap.

  • Boris_Badenoff

    I’d like to see a South Park episode based on these forums… Could be hilarious .

  • kgrif66

    that is what mormons have to do anyway. i have a friend who is a mormon and they have to help people who are having problems with anything. they also have to give alot of there money to the church. i don’t think he did it out of a kind heart. it was just something that the mormon church expects him to do. he needs to quit lying about this stuff. he will not make a good president.

    • kgrif66

      the 14 year old ran away cause she was on drugs. romney didn’t find her the media did because of the boy that called in. and again he is a mormon and they have to help people to support his church.

  • Boris_Badenoff

    Ah, so there you have it. The final definitive word on Mitt Romney no doubt after an exhaustive close reading of this thread I can tell.
    Now we can all sleep well tonight .

    I think I need a drink after that one.

    Obama, The Composite Man..

  • sht4brains

    This story is fabricated by the Koch brothers. It never happened. Romney hasn’t done anything extradordinary, unlike President Obama, the former mayor of Selma county.

    • sht4brains

      news flash. John Travolta and Barney Frank announced they will be getting married. Mooch is bringing fudge.

  • Bill Clinton was the Teflon man. (having sex with an 21 year old subordinate in the oval office) WTF….stop and think about that.. Hmmmm
    And he is still the leader of the demoncrats….i must be living in a dream world
    Obama is the Invisible man. (falsified documents, british national, social security number originates from a connecticut man) on and on…again WTF

    Rebublicans have no backbone, Stand up for what is right!!!