Romney gets choked up telling how he knew one of the Navy SEALs who was murdered in Benghazi

I wish you could have heard this in real time like myself, not realizing where Romney was going until he got there. Even so, this is a great story by Romney telling how he knew one of the Navy SEALs who was murdered in Benghazi trying to protect our ambassador. He even gets choked up a little:

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  • Army_Pilot1967

    Going to the wrong house for a party just shows how Mitt is just an ordinary kind of guy that can make a mistake like that….LOL. One could tell how much it hurt him to learn that one of the former USN SEALS was someone he personally knew. Life can have strange twists and turns along the way.

    • loriannringold

      I loved that story, too. Romney, in my own personal opinion, will bring respect and dignity back to the White House and to the Office of The President of the United States. Ann Romney will not be traveling on our dime to other countries. She will be happy to stand beside her husband and stand up for the United States of America. Unlike Michelle Obama, who has never been proud of this country until her husband was able to buy the position. Michelle Obama thinks the biggest threat to our security is what people eat. Hell, Michelle, we will not be able to afford to eat if your husband has his way. Can we say, crazy bit#$?

    • BlueGood

      OMG what a powerful and painful story…When will the rest of America wake up to the goodness of Romney?

      I believe he is a very stoic man, not one to brag at all, (just like our men and women in the Armed Forces), and no doubt was quietly egged on to tell that story.

      It is true life stories like that, that will win the White House and dignity for our Western Civilization.

      Still pains me to know “O’Bama bin Lyin” has spent more effort and money on trying to save Big Bird than he did for 4 of his own Citizens!

      God Bless those four betrayed souls!

  • NHConservative0221

    Romney needs to use this in the foreign policy debate

    A few other things that will bury obama:

    1. Romney should counter any Bin Laden talk by stating that ANY president would’ve done so, that it was a a no-brainer. He should say that it was Bush’s interrogation policies that helped us get Bin Laden, the same policies that obama was against and actually threatened to prosecute those involved.

    2. Romney should mention how obama helped bring in the Muslim Brotherhood and push out Mubarek. Romney should say how Obama administration called the Brotherhood a secular group despite our own state department calling them a terrorist group.

    3. Romney needs to mention how Obama tried to get Google to not allow youtube to ban the Mohammed video.

    4. Romney needs to say how we’ve spent a grand total of 12 hours in Libya after our ambassador was murdered along with 3 other Americans.

    • Susitna

      You have to post this on Romney’s campaign website.

      • NHConservative0221

        You would think this would be basic common sense. I know that ROmney knows all this, it’s just whether he has the guts to say it.

        • p m

          Guts? Did you see the first debate? 🙂 You bet he has the guts – will he have the time? Will he be able to make himself heard over whatever leftoid state media moron presides…I think so.

      • Susitna

        Well, give it a try! All of us should give some inputs and suggestions to the campaign.

    • keyesforpres

      He needs to also talk about O telling the Russian president to be patient until after the election.

      He needs to tell everyone tht Obama illegally gave Russian 8 oil rich Alaskan islands!

      Remind Americans that O said, “America can absorb another terrorist attack.” !!!!!!!!!!!!

      Russia had a sub in the Gulf of Mexico for a month!

      Then him saying at the UN that “the future does not belong to those that insult islam’s prophet”.

      • crosshr

        Heavy heavy stuff here keyes, these has to be revealed again and again and again and again. Heavy great points, and they get under my skin because of the deceitful arrogant behavior of this admin.

        I’m learning to know Mitt better and respect him more as a leader, a businessman, and a family man each passing day. I appreciates his being so humane as in this case choking up during his speech. Although these are words and speeches from Mitt, I feel at ease knowing he loves America, not like the occupant of the White House at the moment.

        My fellow TRS, include our nation , the fallen heros at wars, the service men and women and the Libya ambassy workers in your prayers.

    • MLCBLOG

      I’m sure he’ll be reading this any minute now.

  • GreenBeretWay

    The SEAL knew that his debt is to those who depend on him.He will not fail those with whom he serves.

    That’s the difference between a wuss who runs from a fight and a real man that runs toward the fight.

    • MiketheMarine

      Hoorah. Uncommon valor is a common virtue in the US Armed Services. I believe that phrase was coined for our Vietnam Brothers.

      • bongobear

        It’s actually a quote from Admiral Nimitz regarding the Marines who fought on Iwo Jima.
        Semper Fi.

        • MiketheMarine

          During the same time he said that the flag raising guaranteed a USMC for the next 500 years? I did not know that. I’ve learned something today, thank you.

          Semper Fi.

          • bongobear

            I only know this because Admiral Nimitz is one of my personal heroes. He may have taken the quote from someone else but he did say that about the Iwo Marines. Sounds like something Churchill would have said, doesn’t it?

            • MiketheMarine

              Yes, it does. All of those world leaders were eloquent S.O.B’s though. It was a different world. Can you imagine Churchill or General Mac using text shorthand? LOL no way

              • bongobear

                No, I can not imagine that.

                Semper Fi, Mike.

                • MiketheMarine

                  Semper Fi !

            • tvlgds

              If you’re ever near Fredericksburg, TX, you really should go see the Admiral Nimitz WWII museum.

          • SOD

            Mike, Bongo and Green….May God watch over you as you’ve watched over us and may the blessings he delivers be two-fold for every honor you have shown to our Country by your courage and devotion!

            God Bless you all!

            • MiketheMarine

              Thank you. But the hero’s are the one’s that didn’t make it home.

              • SOD

                Mike…I’ve heard it said that Medal of Honor winners never think they did anything extraordinary. I believe that.

                Men of Honor (and that IS what the medal celebrates) have no inner need for that praise. To them, doing the selfless is what they were born for; it was something so natural they see it as common (like the uncommon valor noted by Admiral Nimitz).

                The reason we celebrate those men and women and hold them up for acclaim is NOT just because of what they did (although, that surely deserves it); but, because they are what the REST of us wish we could be like and, those of us who care, hope we WILL be like if the need ever arises.

                You and your brothers and sisters in arms (of ALL services) have taken that step forward. God exacted a price; but he also allowed some to come home so the lessons purchased so dearly could be passed on. Thank YOU for being willing and thank GOD for giving you that charge!

                • p m

                  Compliments, SOD. Most eloquently said. You speak for many. Thank you.

      • GreenBeretWay

        It’s just one of the gazillion oaths we swear to uphold.

        I am still waiting for the POS in office to uphold the oath he swore to.

        Yeah right,when hell freezes over.

        • MiketheMarine

          Maobama didn’t happen to say, “till death do us part,” did he? Darn, too bad.

          • GreenBeretWay

            No,but he said,”Til death do us part.” to his ugly excuse for a wife so I guess the joke is on him.

  • iaintlyin

    Why do I feel there was not teleprompter at this event. The more and more I hear and see Mitt talk the less and less I understand the undecideds.

  • I.M.Konservativ

    I did not realize he knew one of the former Navy Seals killed 911. His immediate response after this attack was superb. Obama is a disgrace, a truly horrendous disgrace!

    • Orangeone

      And Mitt will keep very quiet about what he is doing to help that family and likely the family of the other former Navy Seal who lost his life trying to save the Ambassador. But you can be certain with their giving spirit, Mitt and Ann are helping in ways we would honor.

  • Rightstuff1

    This little snippet moved me. You can see how human and how comfortable Romney is in his own skin. The comment about the former SEAL was painful for him, you could tell, gosh it was painful for me. It really is a small world.

    • loriannringold

      I agree. It was painful for me too. The best thing was to hear the pride in Mitt Romney’s voice and actually see it in his face. He really cares about all of us. As a military wife, I am proud of my husband everyday. It will be so wonderful to have a President who is also proud of our guys. I know in my heart that Mitt Romney will never sell us out. He will fight and has enough intelligence to stand up when it is needed and push back when other countries test our resolve. November 6th just happens to be my birthday. My present to myself is going to be voting for Mitt Romney. The best present I could receive is for him to win and Obama to be kicked out of OUR HOUSE FOR GOOD!!!

      • p m

        That will be some birthday present, loriann. Depending on where you are, the formal announcement of R’s win should be around 6pm PST, adjusted for your State.
        It’s gonna be a landslide. Congratulations in advance.

  • BeyondPolls

    I can’t wait until Romney is President :’)

  • Funny how God works….Things always come full circle! Romney accidentally goes to a party….meets a Navy Seal that he develops a friendship with and grows to admire and then Mitt finds out this great young man was one of the 2 Seals killed in Libya….and now Mitt is honoring him with is words and run for the office that should have provided the PROTECTION FOR THESE MEN!! How ironic and telling. Obama is an abject failure and could never in anhy instance understand the Military Code or appreciate truly how lucky we are to have our wonderful men and women in the military!!

    Great story Mitt and indeed very touching and please honor those Wonderful Seals by defeating the current Marxist in the WH that did nothing to protect them!

  • Wow. I wasn’t expecting that.

    Glad he’s finally talking about some of these stories now.

    • PhillyCon

      According to a Politico story, it is b/c his son, Tagg overruled the status quo.

      • Yeah, I read that. However, ANYTHING from Politico, I usually believe the opposite. But it does sort of add up on this one.

        • PhillyCon

          Definitely you are right about Politico … but as they say “broken clocks.”

  • bobbybstrd

    Great story and well told because it’s light at first, but then gets serious fast to drive home the point. Liberals mock things like this, because they have no heart. I’m sure if you went on Twitter now you’d find snarky comments. How people believe they can’t relate to Romney, but can relate to someone as detached as Obama is beyond me.

  • Rshill7

    Wow. That’s a keeper. Our nation has been blessed with men and women of valor.

    This portion of “America The Beautiful” seems appropriate here:

    “O beautiful for heroes proved
    In liberating strife.
    Who more than self their country loved
    And mercy more than life!
    America! America!
    May God thy gold refine
    Till all success be nobleness
    And every gain divine!”

    Salute!

    • MiketheMarine

      A saying I’ve heard that chokes me up. All veterans at one point or another have written a check made payable to The United States of America for an amount of Up To and Including My Life.

      It takes on a different hue when put into the perspective of these SEALS, doesn’t it?

  • loriannringold

    Mitt Romney is the real deal

  • 2besusie

    This anecdote ran the full gamut of emotions. First I was laughing at Mitt being caught in an embarrassing situation, yet being able to laugh at himself. Then I was impressed with the grace with which everyone involved handled themselves. In the end, I was moved as he showed genuine sorrow at hearing of this dedicated young man’s death.

    Mitt Romney is not the rich, self-absorbed man that the left has caricatured. He is flesh and blood just like we all are.

  • Folks…This man needs to be our President! What more America needs him to be our President!…I won’t make the Ronald Reagan example but he might as close as we can get right now!! Let’s win this for Mitt!…America needs Mitt Romney!

    • welltempered2

      I think he’s already won.

      • SOD

        At a time when America was also being torn asunder by forces that wanted to keep men enslaved, we had a man step forward – a good, wise, honest man – to lead us through those trials and into the sunlight that we shared with the world later.

        I’m not saying that Romney is Lincoln…but he IS indicative of the strength of America that we HAVE men and women like that (and like the SEALS) who WILL step forward when the call goes out.

        God Bless them all and God Bless America!

        • p m

          “God Bless them all and God Bless America!”

          Well said, SOD. Hope we will be able to say “Welcome back, God” before too long, despite the best efforts of the ACLU.

      • Let’s not get complacent!! The left will do anything to win. VOTE!!!!

  • NYGino

    “Right now we’re needed”

    The world needs America back and America needs Romney.

  • Sober_Thinking

    Excellent. Very personal and very touching. Simply excellent.

  • Nena

    This is what America is about–so sad we lost four brave Americans through TERRORISM. Mitt Romney will be a great leader and that is what our country deserves!

  • brenna64

    accidentally the wrong house ? or divine intervention ? nothing happens by chance… thanks for sharing Mr Romney ! God bless the families of those who gave their all ! and God bless our men and women in service ! this is who we are !!! what is happening to us in America ??? what have we become ? wake up America ! he said it best… if America doesnt lead… someone will !

  • AnneTaylor

    Mr Romney, I pray each and every night, that you will be our next President, come this Nov. 6th. America so desparately NEEDS YOU. God Bless you, God Bless Ann for sharing Mitt with us, and God Bless America.

  • Recon5

    Thanks for sharing this, Scoop. Great story, and well told.

  • Rshill7

    So, do Americans want to hear from a President who pits every group against every other group? Do they want to hear about those not paying their fair share, when they are already paying the entire share? Do they want to hear how evil and greedy job producers are? Do they want to hear lame excuses for miserable failures? Is blaming the predecessor for an entire term, a tune they’d like to whistle, past the graveyards of all of those great leaders who came before?

    Or do they yearn for true stories of individual greatness, who combined, saw problems solved, enemies defeated, freedoms won, and flags hoisted. Inventors, entrepreneurs, titans of industry, who bequeathed to us jobs, life improving products, and the most enviable lifestyle on the planet?

    Would they rather hear of the genius enshrined by our founders in those magnificent, earth-shattering, life-changing, documents, like The Mayflower Compact, our Declaration of Independence, and our U.S. Constitution? About trailblazers and pioneers, farmers, ranchers and wildcat oil drillers. Those millions and millions of souls who came to these shores with nothing but a dream and the knowledge that here was the place where those dreams could become reality.

    Do they want the shining city on a hill or a sinking country in decline? Do they want us to spend like there’s no tomorrow or save for a brighter tomorrow?

    You know, some folks don’t know what they want to hear until they hear it. They don’t realize the patriotism that lies just behind their eyes, until they here something that ushers tears from those eyes.

    I feel like Romney understands this and feels the same. Champion this America sir. Lead.

    • Orangeone

      And if I may add,

      Does America want a leader that she can model to live the best life that God has bestowed upon us or to see an individual pretender to be a leader that wants us to follow him into damnation.

      The choice is clear. R Squared is the finest example of true leadership and pride in America.

      • beefrank

        ‘R Squared’! I like that!

  • NJK

    What a touching and sad story. How ironic that this man was one of those who died.

  • beefrank

    The actions of a humble man who first thinks of others. You think the Narcissist-in-Chief would sit on such personal information for almost a month?

    • Rshill7

      No.

      Grrr.

    • spottedreptile

      Great point.

  • Orangeone

    God has placed Mitt Romney where he new he needed to be either at that time or in the future.

  • wodiej

    Great clip.

  • Obama is weakening the United States

  • Mitt Romney looks more and more everyday as the man we need to lead America. Obama is beyond terrible. Mitt is not just an alternative, he is quickly showing he is the leader we need. I loved Reagan and Mitt is looking better than Reagan to me.

  • aussieguy64

    This isn’t just about fixing America and restoring her glory…Its also personal. To see the death of a friend was not in vain; because of an Administration with a specularly failed foreign policy. (Then try to cover it up.)

    …As an Australian, I really do hope Romney hands Obama out to dry on November 6th. It would be true justice to see Obama’s face when he loses.

    • spottedreptile

      I’m an Aussie too, and even though I can’t vote or donate to the Mitt campaign, I consider that Aussies have a vested interest in the outcome of the election, as do all people around the world. I believe in a strong America and that the world needs America to be strong.

      Romney and Ryan believe this too. They are proudly American to the core of their souls. They are energised, committed, and ready. The world WILL benefit.

  • justplainbob

    You are a good man Mitt Romney. God bless you.

  • I heard today that the Romney family has decided to take charge and Mitt is now being himself and not being packaged by his campaign… THAT IS THE DIFFERENCE we are seeing folks –

    AND THIS WILL WIN THE ELECTION!!!

  • toongoon

    He spoke of the Seal and his colleagues rushing when they heard there was danger knowing that they had to be there, that it was their calling. Just like David of the Bible, he rushed toward Goliath with his weapon. This is the character of the United States.

    • stage9

      This is the character of a soldier.

  • I got choked up myself. If anyone can watch that and say Romney isn’t a caring, loving human being, then I don’t know what they are watching. Obama is the cruelest, coldest politician I have ever seen.

  • quinn_the_eskimo

    Mitt is a good man, what a contrast in every way to the ‘one’.
    I’m thrilled he will be the next POTUS!
    I just returned today from a weeks tour through NY, NH, Ma, Conn and Me. During my travels I saw ZERO Obama signs….not one. I thought this was odd given where I was but what I thought even odder was the R&R signs scattered (sparingly) throughout these states. I think things are much worse for team O than anyone is letting on.

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  • A_Truism

    Now that was just too cool! What a way to honour the late marine. He went back to the ME after serving? You mean he wasn’t at the embassy but headed there with co when they heard it was under attack? Seriously? Maaaaannnnn….Just too cool!

    I honour all you Navy Seals who have ever served with honour and courage and loyalty. You guys rock.

    P.s. the below post is weird.

  • rsox1

    I am so glad he’s telling these personal stories on the trail, and I hope he gets the opportunity to tell them during the remaining debates. The Democrats have done all they can to convince everyone he’s an evil, uncaring SOB, but the real Romney is anything but, as people saw last Wednesday.

  • white531

    A good man. We need to get behind him.

  • It is a small world.

  • PatriotInk

    To the Kenyan fraud, the loss of life were merely “bumps in the road.” To Mitt Romney, they were brave Americans that were not afraid of a fight for freedom, and lost the very thing they sought to save for others. I absolutely loathe the this piece of garbage occupying the Oval Office.

  • When I watch Romney speak, I sometimes get a tear in my eye. When I even just see obama, I start crying like a baby!

  • bobemakk

    It takes a man to cry, just like Bush did when we were attacked on 9/11….God Bless Romney…he is a true patriot and has a big heart.

  • philomena

    Wow. Compare that chance meeting with a hero in someone’s living room to the event in Bill Ayer’s living room that launched Obama’s state senate candidacy. Speaks volumes. I guess you are judged by the company you keep.

  • His mother wants him to stop talking about her son. Another barry supporter.

    • celestiallady

      That was a heartfelt story – no politcizing there – sad for the mom to think Romney meant any harm. He didn’t even mention a name and painted a wonderful picture of her son. I would have been proud to hear that had it been me.

  • takintime43
    • tlmaker

      I see you prefer the “Bumps in the road” Kenyan stay on a continue failing.

  • DallasResident

    I just read that this former Navy Seal’s mother is an Obama supporter and wants Romney to stop telling this story. In my opinion, Romney did not use this story for political reasons. He told a story about a brave man who he knew from a chance encounter. This mans mother is being silly.

  • meddle0ne

    But one of Glen Doherty’s best friends remembered Doherty’s impression of this meeting much differently.

    Elf Ellefsen met Glen Doherty skiing in Utah when he was 19, and the two men remained friends for more than 20 years.

    “A guy living life wise beyond his years. Always trying to be progressive as well as do the right thing. Always challenging himself to his greatest ability,” Ellefsen remembered.

    He last saw Doherty a week before the final mission to Libya. “I stayed in his house (in California), we paddled out in the ocean together, spent some good quality time.”

    Ellefsen said Doherty recalled meeting Mitt Romney years ago, but the account was much different from what the Presidential candidate retold in Iowa.

    According to Ellefsen, Romney introduced himself to Doherty four separate times during the gathering.

    “He said it was very comical,” Ellefsen said, “Mitt Romney approached him ultimately four times, using this private gathering as a political venture to further his image. He kept introducing himself as Mitt Romney, a political figure. The same introduction, the same opening line. Glen believed it to be very insincere and stale.”

    Ellefsen said Doherty remembered Romney as robotic.

    “He said it was pathetic and comical to have the same person come up to you within only a half hour, have this person reintroduce himself to you, having absolutely no idea whatsoever that he just did this 20 minutes ago, and did not even recognize Glen’s face.”

  • meddle0ne

    But one of Glen Doherty’s best friends remembered Doherty’s impression of this meeting much differently.

    Elf Ellefsen met Glen Doherty skiing in Utah when he was 19, and the two men remained friends for more than 20 years.

    “A guy living life wise beyond his years. Always trying to be progressive as well as do the right thing. Always challenging himself to his greatest ability,” Ellefsen remembered.

    He last saw Doherty a week before the final mission to Libya. “I stayed in his house (in California), we paddled out in the ocean together, spent some good quality time.”

    Ellefsen said Doherty recalled meeting Mitt Romney years ago, but the account was much different from what the Presidential candidate retold in Iowa.

    According to Ellefsen, Romney introduced himself to Doherty four separate times during the gathering.

    “He said it was very comical,” Ellefsen said, “Mitt Romney approached him ultimately four times, using this private gathering as a political venture to further his image. He kept introducing himself as Mitt Romney, a political figure. The same introduction, the same opening line. Glen believed it to be very insincere and stale.”

    Ellefsen said Doherty remembered Romney as robotic.

    “He said it was pathetic and comical to have the same person come up to you within only a half hour, have this person reintroduce himself to you, having absolutely no idea whatsoever that he just did this 20 minutes ago, and did not even recognize Glen’s face.”

    I asked Ellefsen what he thought of his friend’s story being used on the political stump:

    “Honestly it does make me sick. Glen would definitely not approve of it. He probably wouldn’t do much about it. He probably wouldn’t say a whole lot about it. I think Glen would feel, more than anything, almost embarrassed for Romney. I think he would feel pity for him.”

    • philomena

      And last evening Mr. Doherty’s sister was asked about her mother’s opposition to Romney invoking her son’s name and recounting his chance meeting with him. His sister said her mother was angry and grieving. She also said what Mitt Romney said about her brother was true, he is a hero, and she lauded Romney and Obama for honoring her brother. She said, and I’m paraphrasing, honoring heroes is bipartisan. She is much more gracious, and she left politics out of it. I do believe Mr. Ellefsen has his own agenda. He’s entitled to it. But what is most offensive is that Mr. Ellefsen is most likely using his own friend for political purposes.

  • joeymiller333

    Romney said “we go where we’re needed…America needs us…” comparing Doherty leaving safety to go to defend the consulate to HIMSELF running for president? This from a man who dodged the Vietnam draft to go to France to convert people to Mormonism…. What a disgusting person Romney is. An empty phony trying to exploit a dead hero. It’s just wrong: http://buyingourfuture.com/romney-using-navy-seal-who-died-in-libya-as-political-prop-soldiers-mother-demands-he-stop-exploiting-her-dead-son/