My dog Susie says
Who are these guys?
Since we already know a lot about President Obama, I decided to find out about Mitt Romney.
Personal Information: His full Name is: Willard Mitt Romney (Do you think anyone calls him Willie?)
He was Born: March 12, 1947 and is 65 years old. (Wow, he’s way older than my Big Daddy)
His Father: George W. Romney, former Governor of the State of Michigan & President of American Motors. They made Jeep & Rambler during the 50’s & 60’s. (What’s a Rambler?)
He was raised in Bloomfield Hills , Michigan (Michigan is really nice for about 6 months out of the year) He is Married to Ann Romney since 1969; they have five children and a bunch of grandchildren.
Education:B.A. from Brigham Young University ,
J.D. and M.B.A. from Harvard University (Now this is just crazy smart)
Religion: Mormon – The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints (Why were they late?)
After high school, he spent 30 months in France as a Mormon missionary. (But I doubt it was the Riviera!)
After going to both Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School simultaneously, he passed the Michigan bar exam, but never worked as an attorney. (He’s smarter than I thought)
In 1984, he co-founded Bain Capital a private equity investment firm, one of the largest such firms in the United States . (Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns sure wished that Romney ran them instead.)
In 1994, he ran for Senator of Massachusetts and lost to Ted Kennedy. (Who didn’t?)
He was President and CEO of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. (Park City has the best snow on Earth)
In 2002, he was elected Governor of the State of Massachusetts where he eliminated a 1.5 billion deficit.
Some Interesting Facts about Romney:Bain Capital, starting with one small office supply store in Massachusetts , turned it into Staples; now with 2,000 stores employing over 90,000 people. ( I wonder if Mitt could do the same for an organic dog food company I’d like to start?)
Bain Capital also worked to perform the same kind of business successes again and again, with companies like Domino’s,Sealy,TheWeather Channel, Burger King, Warner Music, HomeDepot, and hundreds of others. (So, after eating a Cheeseburger for lunch and a Pizza delivered for dinner, you can listen to music while lying on a comfortable bed, watching TV for a weather update, thanks to Mitt.)
He was an unpaid volunteer campaign worker for his dad’s gubernatorial campaign 1 year.
He was an unpaid intern in his dad’s governor’s office for eight years.
He was an unpaid bishop and president of his church for ten years. (Where does the collection plate go?)
He was an unpaid President of the Salt Lake Olympic Committee for three years. ( Hope he got free skiing)
He took no salary and was the unpaid Governor of Massachusetts for four years. (But he got all the freelobster and clam chowder he wanted)
He gave his entire inheritance from his father to charity. (So he started with no money?)
Mitt Romney is one of the wealthiest self-made men in our country, but has given more back to its citizens in terms of money, service and time than most men. (See list of wealthiest Presidents below) And in 2011 Mitt Romney gave over $4 million to charity, almost 19% of his income. Over his lifetime, it’s been rumored that he’s given over $250 million to various charities.
To me, Mitt Romney seems trustworthy and qualified to run for President of the United States.
Because of the recent shooting tragedy in Colorado recently, all the “Presidential “ negative advertising was pulled and we all got a few days of no attack ads: Thank Goodness!
Catch you later,
Susie and Sandy,
P.S. My big Mommy and Daddy always vote as independents. I don’t really know who they’ll vote for this time around. However, from what I’ve heard, both Mitt Romney (dog on top of car) and President Obama (eats dogs for dinner) have a way to go to before this Border Collie is convinced who is better!
Also, I researched what some of the past Presidents were worth in today’s dollars:
- Bill Clinton $100 million
- George W. Bush $ 20 million
- Lyndon Johnson $100 million
- James Madison $101 million
- Andrew Jackson $120 million
- Franklin D. Roosevelt $ 90 million
- Thomas Jefferson $212 million
- Teddy Roosevelt $125 million
- John F. Kennedy $400 million
And the most interesting fact is that the wealthiest and poorest of our past Presidents are considered our very best:
George Washington was worth $525 million and Abraham Lincoln was worth less than $250,000. Who knew?