Romney helped search for missing girl. Example of character labeled as true by snopes.com

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    Apr 27, 2012 10:04 PM GMT
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    Sometimes, this facet of Romney's personality isn't so subtle. In July 1996, the 14-year-old daughter of Robert Gay, a partner at Bain Capital, had disappeared. She had attended a rave party in New York City and gotten high on ecstasy.

    Three days later, her distraught father had no idea where she was. Romney took immediate action. He closed down the entire firm and asked all 30 partners and employees to fly to New York to help find Gay's daughter. Romney set up a command center at the LaGuardia Marriott and hired a private detective firm to assist with the search. He established a toll-free number for tips, coordinating the effort with the NYPD, and went through his Rolodex and called everyone Bain did business with in New York, and asked them to help find his friends missing daughter. Romney's accountants at Price Waterhouse Cooper put up posters on street poles, while cashiers at a pharmacy owned by Bain put fliers in the bag of every shopper. Romney and the other Bain employees scoured every part of New York and talked with everyone they could prostitutes, drug addicts - anyone.

    That day, their hunt made the evening news, which featured photos of the girl and the Bain employees searching for her. As a result, a teenage boy phoned in, asked if there was a reward, and then hung up abruptly. The NYPD traced the call to a home in New Jersey, where they found the girl in the basement, shivering and experiencing withdrawal symptoms from a massive ecstasy dose. Doctors later said the girl might not have survived another day. Romney's former partner credits Mitt Romney with saving his daughters life, saying, "It was the most amazing thing, and I'll never forget this to the day I die."

    So, heres my epiphany: Mitt Romney simply can't help himself. He sees a problem, and his mind immediately sets to work solving it, sometimes consciously, and sometimes not-so-consciously. He doesn't do it for self-aggrandizement, or for personal gain. He does it because thats just how he's wired.
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    Apr 27, 2012 10:10 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidhttp://www.snopes.com/politics/romney/search.asp

    Sometimes, this facet of Romney's personality isn't so subtle. In July 1996, the 14-year-old daughter of Robert Gay, a partner at Bain Capital, had disappeared. She had attended a rave party in New York City and gotten high on ecstasy.

    So, heres my epiphany: Mitt Romney simply can't help himself. He sees a problem, and his mind immediately sets to work solving it, sometimes consciously, and sometimes not-so-consciously. He doesn't do it for self-aggrandizement, or for personal gain. He does it because thats just how he's wired.



    I'm glad you were able to point out something he did that was really helpful on a personal level. The fact this happened more than 15 years ago aside, at least you were able to find some example. Thanks for that John.

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    Apr 27, 2012 10:17 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidI'm glad you were able to point out something he did that was really helpful on a personal level. The fact this happened more than 15 years ago aside, at least you were able to find some example. Thanks for that John.

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    It just might be indicative of his character. Last I checked there wasn't a statute of limitations on that. In coming months we will have an opportunity to take in depth looks at the character of both the challenger and incumbent. Perhaps that might impact the likeability factor. Who knows?