Mitt Romney, Family Man
The purpose of MittTheMan.com is to help counter the inaccurate descriptions of Mitt Romney that are all too prevalent in the press. An article by Nick Tzitzon in yesterday’s Boston Globe supports right down the line our descriptions of the qualities of the man we know. Entitled “Not flashy, Romney is a fearless, determined family man: Who is the Real Mitt Romney?,” this piece does an excellent job in helping us accomplish the objective of MittTheMan.com. It is worth reading in its entirety, but we provide here a few key points.
The writer worked for Mitt in his campaign for governor of Massachusetts and later served in his administration. He provides three insights into who Mitt Romney really is.
First, Tzitzon supports the sure observation of anyone who knows Mitt: Mitt loves whatever challenge is at hand and will focus his attention on every detail necessary to overcome whatever problem the challenge might entail. Second, Mitt knows his own mind and will act on his own instincts. He listens to his advisers, but he will not hesitate in making decisions on his own.
Perhaps most important, Tzitzon also writes that Romney loves his wife and his family and backs it up by stating that he could not count the number of occasions that he observed Mitt:
Interrupt his campaign activity to speak with Ann or one of his five sons. What’s more, the conversations were never transactional or “check the box.’’ This guy knew about everything about the lives of his family. If he’s guilty of anything, it was getting too involved.
He summarized his observations with this conclusion:
Romney is the most capable leader to execute an American turnaround. He may not be flashy. He may not be perfect. But if Romney emerges as the GOP nominee, he will beat Obama and will leverage his experience to be the president we need.
We second the sentiment that Mitt can do whatever job he is given! We also are confident in our agreement with the writer’s conclusion regarding Mitt’s priorities with respect to his family:
Romney will do anything for his family — including thankless campaigns for public office. Anyone who believes that his political ambition is about anything other than building a better country for his grandkids simply does not know the man.
We are pleased to be able to say that based on personal experience that began over 45 years ago, this conforms exactly to our understanding of the man that we have known.