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The Real Mitt Romney - smart,
ruthless, brilliant and always
focused on becoming president

Telegraph [UK], by Peter Foster

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Posted By:ketchuplover, 11/5/2012 1:35:54 AM

When a three-ton concrete panel fell from the roof of a newly-constructed Boston motorway tunnel in the summer of 2006, crushing a passing woman to death, Mitt Romney was faced with a major crisis. As a storm of public protest grew over the collapse of the roof, part of an already-unpopular $14bn infrastructure project, Mr Romney, then governor of Massachusetts, stepped in – and did so decisively. "He rolled up his sleeves and took charge of the situation. That was one of the times I felt Romney as at his best," one of several former senior state government

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Gee...no mention if he likes to golf, make the rounds on the talk shows, pick basketball brackets, or what superhero he would like to be....I'm just not sure that he's qualified to be president. s/off

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 11/5/2012 1:38:10 AM     (No. 8988514)

Say...I rather like the cut of this man's jib.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/5/2012 2:16:31 AM     (No. 8988541)

As if you need something else to worry about with 4 more of Obama,the UN is going to stick it's nose in our business even more because all these jokers are in favor of a one world government. This supposedly insures everybody will be treated equally.Of course it's just another liberal fantasy.Plus it's an excuse to bleed American taxpayers into paying for world causes.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MindMadeUp, 11/5/2012 2:43:51 AM     (No. 8988561)

Nothing whatsoever in the article supports the charge made in the headline that he is "ruthless" (cruel and merciless). Whoever wrote the headline pulled it out of their own biased imagination.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: daddy, 11/5/2012 4:01:53 AM     (No. 8988570)

I don't believe this author knows what the word "ruthless" means.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: veritas, 11/5/2012 5:38:20 AM     (No. 8988610)

Did anyone else see the TV campaign commercial [I think from a PAC] of the father who was working for Romney when his 14-year-old daughter disappeared in NYC?

The father tells how Romney "closed the company" [no details] and took 50 employees to New York, organized and set up an operation there, and set about looking for the girl [who evidently was found, safe]. No real details given.

Powerful ad, and it made clear Romney's priorities.

#3,#4: The writer doesn't write the headline. Give that some consideration.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Brittany, 11/5/2012 7:26:47 AM     (No. 8988729)

Aeticle ends up with sour grapes to justify 'ruthless' lede. Alwats look out for the ending before you praise. Wonder why none has talked about the 'pit' in Boston til mow?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/5/2012 8:59:17 AM     (No. 8988952)

When it comes to ruthless, you missed your calling bub...the Dims are the most ruthless...they smile as they stick in the knife then laughes as you black out.

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