Wife of Slain Guardsman Encourages Romney to tell Husband's Story Who Asked For 'New President"

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    Oct 11, 2012 2:10 PM GMT
    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/grieving-widow-romneys-personal-story/story?id=17434211#.UHbR6cXoSmz

    Jane Horton began crying on the other end of the phone when she learned that Mitt Romney had been using the story of her husband, Chris Horton, who was killed in Afghanistan, as a part of his stump speech.

    "Wow," the 26-year-old said. "I had no idea.

    "To be honest, I've been through a lot and I'm not a super emotional person but it brings me to tears," Horton said in an interview with ABC News, after being informed of her husband's newfound spot on the national stage. "Not that he's telling my story, but that he's telling my husband's story, it means the world to me.

    "One of the last things my husband said to me before he was killed, when I would ask him, 'Chris, what do you need over there? What can I send you?' he said, 'I need a new president,'" Horton recalled.
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    Oct 11, 2012 2:25 PM GMT
    Romney/the Republicans seem to enjoy popular military support -

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    Oct 11, 2012 3:02 PM GMT
    Southbeachjane saidRomney's use of dead people (who cannot disprove he ever met them) is at the least disingenuous.


    Disprove he ever met them?
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    Oct 11, 2012 3:55 PM GMT
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    riddler78 said
    Southbeachjane saidRomney's use of dead people (who cannot disprove he ever met them) is at the least disingenuous.


    Disprove he ever met them?
    The story begins with a chance encounter at a Christmas party in southern California in 2009 or 2010. He couldn't be sure which.

    On a blustery day on an Iowa cornfield, Romney explained that he had gotten a flier at his home in southern California for a neighborhood Christmas party. He hadn't planned on going but, after noticing a party getting started at a house almost across the street, he and his wife, Ann, changed their minds and decided to pop over.

    It wasn't until after dinner that they realized they were at the wrong house.

    "Turns out, this wasn't the neighborhood party. This was a family having a party with their friends," Romney said as his audience laughed. "We were a little embarrassed but they treated us well nonetheless and I got to meet some really interesting people."

    But one of Glen Doherty's best friends remembered Doherty's impression of this meeting much differently.

    Elf Ellefsen met Glen Doherty skiing in Utah when he was 19, and the two men remained friends for more than 20 years.

    "A guy living life wise beyond his years. Always trying to be progressive as well as do the right thing. Always challenging himself to his greatest ability," Ellefsen remembered.

    He last saw Doherty a week before the final mission to Libya. "I stayed in his house (in California), we paddled out in the ocean together, spent some good quality time."

    Ellefsen said Doherty recalled meeting Mitt Romney years ago, but the account was much different from what the Presidential candidate retold in Iowa.

    According to Ellefsen, Romney introduced himself to Doherty four separate times during the gathering.

    "He said it was very comical," Ellefsen said, "Mitt Romney approached him ultimately four times, using this private gathering as a political venture to further his image. He kept introducing himself as Mitt Romney, a political figure. The same introduction, the same opening line. Glen believed it to be very insincere and stale."

    Ellefsen said Doherty remembered Romney as robotic.

    "He said it was pathetic and comical to have the same person come up to you within only a half hour, have this person reintroduce himself to you, having absolutely no idea whatsoever that he just did this 20 minutes ago, and did not even recognize Glen's face."


    Talk about a stretch - if you look at your own post and what was said by Romney - you have one brief statement being absolutely stretched out - for ironically political purposes that even acknowledges that they met. And you're right - using a dead guy to prove your point is disingenuous - but that cuts both ways. Meanwhile, the vast majority of those who serve in the US military seem to favor Romney and there is yet another wife who is happy Romney uses her husband in his speeches.
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    Oct 11, 2012 5:49 PM GMT
    Horton: "One of the last things my husband said to me before he was killed, when I would ask him, 'Chris, what do you need over there? What can I send you?' he said, 'I need a new president'"