Apparently the documentary is already on Netflix. Whatever you think of Romney
as a candidate, he is certainly fascinating to watch in the film. He is
surprisingly even-keeled during the ups and downs of the campaign.
I'm amused at the number of comments that say "wish Romney would just
go away," yet they continue to multiply the number of comments on
Romney-related articles way beyond the average DesNews posts. Fact is, there are
enough supporters of Romney in America to guarantee him a place of influence on
the political scene, whatever that may be, for years to come.As to the
film, we really need this type of work on more former presidents--Herbert Hoover
comes to mind--to paint them properly as dedicated Americans who made positive
contributions to our country's heritage, in spite of being caught in
circumstances that placed them in the negative limelight. If you want a better
picture of Jimmy Carter, for instance, look at his work with Habitat for
Humanity. If you want a better picture of Herbert Hoover, plan a trip to his
Presidential Library & Museum at West Branch, Iowa. (If room allowed, we
could list examples of others who lost election, or had short or negative
presidencies, who also made significant contributions to America.)
Hmmmmm, 2016 is looking better all the time.
I, too, am amused at the number of comments that say 'wish romney would
just go away'. None so far. That's because he's not news. If an
old, religious white guy loses the election, does anybody hear? No, because
that's also who won. Except not in this case, and we're quite capable
of pointing that out, but not so good at accepting it.
Romney needs to get a job.
@ EdGrady. Thanks to Obama and the Demoborrowers, there are very few jobs
available in America! The reason we often read about and see Mitt Romney in the
news is because most Americans have severe buyer's remorse about the man
who got himself elected with lies, distortions and promises of more free stuff,
which we can not pay for. That explains why in polls, if the last election were
held today, Mitt Romney would win the election!
@ EdGrady: "Romney needs to get a job."Ed, because Romney
was talented, hard-working, ambitious and successful--a true embodiment of the
"American Spirit" of entrepreneurship--he doesn't NEED a job!
I thought one of the proofs that President Obama is not a good president is that
he spends time with "Hollywood" people.
I am intrigued with Romney showing up all over in the media lately. The movie
may be about him, but does he have a stake in it? Why is he promoting it? What
is his next step? Is he raising his profile for a reason?By the way
Mountanman, the jobless rate his improved a lot. YOur buddy Bush left a really
big hole to fill, and Obama is doing it well, especially in the "stop
everything" environment that the Republicans have created. The cause a huge
mess, and then fight efforts to clean it up. I guess party and power come
first, over the interests of the people.
@ Hutterite and bungalow:Don't you understand the irony? You
and others like you keep complaining about articles about Romney not being news
worthy and that nobody cares anymore. And yet you keep reading and commenting
about his articles. If not newsworthy, then why do you keep reading
them?If nobody cares, then why do you keep both reading and commenting?You've given evidence that your own assertions are false.Romney is one of the most fascinating people in America. Nearly half the
voters in American voted for him just over a year ago. One can only imagine how
much better America could've and would've been following his moderate
and proven political agenda instead of the extreme liberal direction the current
administration is taking us.He's a perfect example of why
America is so great... making himself a mufti-millionaire and living the dream
we would all very much like to live. It seems plenty evident that most of
his critics (like yourselves) are jealous... pure and simple.If
interest keeps maintaining (actions speak louder than words), then we can keep
enjoying this kind of news instead of things like rumors of spoiled Hollywood
@Esquire Still Bush's fault. That argument is way beyond lame.Your president, BO, is the cause of the greatest American collapse since the
great depression. He has lied so many times that it is getting to be the norm.
He bypasses Congress, any chance he gets, because he "has a pen" with
which to write executive orders to achieve his socialistic goals.
@ Esquire:If you do further research you would discover 2 primary
things about the jobless rate you mentioned:1) The jobless rate is
going down because the number of part-time and temporary jobs have been
increasing. 2) People who have run out of unemployment benefits and
so are then categorized as no longer looking for employment are no longer
counted in the unemployment numbers. If they were, the unemployment rate would
still be very high... perhaps even double the number reported. Bonus
statement: The average family income is still on the decline in America.
It's now over $4,000 less than when president Obama took office. Further
proof that we are losing well-paying manufacturing type jobs and replacing them
with low-paying service industry and part-time jobs. Certainly nothing the
democrats can or should brag about.
There are a lot of great candidates for 2016, and I'll be supporting the
Republican nominee 100 percent."Will the legacy picture of Mitt
Romney be as a cheer leader for the Republican Party?
So you don't bother to read the article, that might inform you, but you are
ready with your comments. Romney can't win, if he says
he's not running for office, than he should just go away, but you
don't believe him. BTW, he is not the one who lied to gain the votes.
We must wonder why Romney has not started a foundation for less fortunate, but
gifted, hard working young people?He could teach them all he knows about
business, and help them to prepare themselves for a proper career in finance,
technology, education, etc. He could share his secrets!There are numerous
very successful Entrepeneurs, and others who have made great fortunes in
America. These individuals have taken it upon themselves and are using their own
millions and billions of $$ to help our country through difficult times. Mitt does not have to be President to do this.These generous individuals
are making a difference. "60 Minutes" featured this Sunday
evening.That would certainly make for more worthwhile news articles
concerning Mitt Romney!
Bungalow:So it's not newsworthy, but comment worthy? Got it. LolI think Mitt would have done some good things had he been elected, but
realistically how much could he have done with a liberal senate that's
about to become even more liberal because of the great divide in the GOP between
RINOs and tea partiers? I don't agree with all of Rodney's political
views either, but the GOP better gain some solidarity or the likes of BO, Reid,
and Pelosi will continue to burn America to the ground. The GOP needs a strong
charismatic leader to unite them and get our economy back on track. And to those
saying it's getting better, it isn't. Part time and internship
employment have risen dramatically, and the gulf between higher and lower SES
has never been wider since the Great Depression...all under BO's watch
while he soothed people with lies and false promises. And of course...even after
6 years, it's still Bush's fault. Give us a break.
I saw the movie too.While Mitt is seen, accurately I think, as a
basically good man, with some humility, a family man, sincere Mormon, with some
good ideas, an appreciation that he is, as he put it, "Standing on his
father's shoulders", I could not connect with the man.Mitt
seems very much to represent his own social group and his Party. With the best
will in the world his background insulated him from the struggles of everyday
folk. His education was apparently among his social class, he served,
presumably, in the Church, in a rather "nice" neighborhood and stake. Obama too is insulated from ordinary Americans and does not sympathize
either. He attended Harvard, for pity's sake, and I understand privately
educated before that. He mingled also with political types usually unfriendly
to the United States culture. My overwhelming impression, after
seeing the film, was that the presidents that we keep getting just "complete
the Plutocracy", as most "representatives" and senators are
millionaires. The people don't buy it; they know and feel the contempt that
the folk they vote for, once in office, have nothing but contempt for them.
All the Obama haters. You refuse to acknowleldge the progress made since
January 2009 when he took office. Things were a mess. We were in a deep hole.
Things have improved, but you won't give him credit. You want to blame him
for all the bad that happened before he took office. You twist your facts,
rationalize, justify, parse, and pursue other tactics to avoid being fair. You
can't have it both ways, giving him all the blame and denying him the
credit. You just can't accept the fact that he is President. Guess what?
He is, elected by bigger margins, both times, than the guy before. Deal with
it. I suggest something else. Stop trying to tear him down. It only weakens
America. Put forth your constructive ideas for a change. Give us solid reasons
to support whomever it is you want in the next election. You didn't last
time. You put up a guy who couldn't hold to a position and whose whole
reason to vote for him was he wasn't Obama. That's a flimsy basis for
any candidate. So in 2016, do it differently. I dare you.
Esquire,I will be happy to give Obama credit when it is due:He
seems to be a relatively good family man for a politicianHe does pretty
good on his NCAA Tournament Bracket yearlyI'm sure his golf game has
improved since he became presidentHe is a pretty good speaker... when he
has a teleprompter.In your first comment you say that the
"jobless rate has gone down". That is not true, as the jobless rate is
different than the unemployment rate. There are two ways for the unemployment
rate to go down. First, the good way, is for more people who are in the
workforce to get a job. Second,the bad way, is for people to get discouraged and
leave the workforce, lowering the labor force participation rate. The latter one
is the one that has contributed most to the lowering of the unemployment rate
during Obama's presidency. Do you really think it is a good thing that the
job market is so bad that people are giving up? As for constructive
ideas for change, I have those, but I am just about to my word limit, so that
will have to wait.
Looking forward to seeing the movie of our local icon. Hopefully it turned out
better than his run for President or his one term as Govenor.
If you see the "Mitt" film, be sure to watch Ann Romney at the stable
with her horse.If she would have used this technique for controlling
tongues that tend to mislead, her husband would have won the election.
I certainly respect Romney's accomplishments. But I also respect the
American people and their collective wisdom. Whether by divine guidance or the
people's collective wisdom, the best man for American won the election.
And I don't begrudge the Romneys soaking up a little of the limelight now
that the election is over and the pressure is off. They deserve it and
probably need a little public positive reinforcement after the way they left the
public eye after the election. I think the whole campaign took a toll on both
of them. They both look much more relaxed now.
After the sting to the ego for losing lessened a bit, the whole Romney clan are
grateful beyond words that he lost.Mitt especially. Can
you imagine having to try to reason with 'Brother Reid'?? Not to
mention all the other impossible-to-fix messes.Mitt had ideas that
would have worked with leaders and constituents of integrity. But since
the disingenuous and and without-integrity are gaining the upper hand, it would
have been a tough go.Yup. Relieved beyond measure.