Mitt Romney is the target of the most vicious ruthless assault ever seen in recent political times. He is being portrayed as an evil sinister monster. I am no fan of Romney,.but this is bunch of baloney. If anything Romney is your typical Rockefeller Milquetoast Moderate, not seem fire breathing monster. The NY Times for some odd reason ran a positive story about him. It turns out, Mitt Romney helped a poor family buy a house.
MISSOURI CITY, Tex. — Look closely and it is there, sandwiched between Goldman Sachs Hedge Fund Partners II and D3 Family Bulldog Fund: the mortgage on Timothy and Betty Stamps’s modest home on Gentle Bend Drive here.
Nearly lost among the blizzard of hedge funds, thoroughbred horses and other gold-plated investments in Mitt Romney’s personal financial disclosures, the interest from the $50,500 mortgage is loose change to Mr. Romney, whose net worth has been estimated at close to a quarter-billion dollars.
Yet for the Stampses, who have been writing $600 monthly checks to “Willard M. Romney” for 15 years, the money they borrowed from him to buy their home in 1997 was life-changing.
Mr. Stamps said that he and his wife had received calls in recent months from strangers who “seemed to be looking for negative stuff” about Mr. Romney, but that the couple had nothing to say to them. (The Stampses recently refinanced the original 30-year loan; the new mortgage, still with Mr. Romney, was dated June 12 but signed just two weeks ago. Details of the interest rate were not included in the public record.)
When Mr. Stamps took the call from Mr. Romney, he and his wife, a nurse, had all but given up hope of being able to buy the house they had been renting for five years. Mr. Romney told him it looked like the couple had been taking good care of the property and that “we would be good people to buy it,” said Mr. Stamps. Mr. Stamps said he never heard from Mr. Romney again, and only became aware of who he was when he started running for president four years ago.
Mitt Romney should get this story out. He needs to counter this portrayal as an evil monster, by highlighting people’s lives he help. Mitt needs to take a 2 track approach. Use Alinsky tactics to destroy Obama the symbol and make him into the failed politician he is and stories about how Romney helped people’s lives. The clock is ticking and Romney needs to counter attack, or Obama will win again.