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Mitt Romney talks pioneers, family tradition in recent post

Deseret News

Published: Mon, July 28 1:32 p.m. MDT

 Mitt and Ann Romney pose with their family.

Mitt and Ann Romney pose with their family.

(Photo courtesy of Josh Romney)

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took to the pages of Medium.com Monday to share the story of a recent family trip to sites like Goblin Valley, Zion National Park and Lake Powell — a trip that continued a long tradition of teaching family members about the sacrifices of the pioneers and family ancestors.

"We came away more appreciative of the landscape God gave us, of the sacrifices of the pioneers and of the comforts of air conditioning and home-cooked meals!" Romney wrote.

Read Romney's account of their family trip and see photos from their adventure on Medium.com.

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1. Objectified
Richfield, UT,
July 28, 2014

What a great idea and way to teach an extended family about their personal heritage and how and why we should all be more appreciative of the modern-day conveniences we usually take for granted. Feeling genuine gratitude is one one of the quickest ways of becoming personally happy... at least for me it is.

It would be great if more national leaders of the stature of Mitt Romney had a deeper appreciation for our American heritage and the traditional things that have made America great. In spite of his great personal wealth, Mitt regularly finds ways of keeping his life and personal priorities in proper perspective. Very admirable.

Every time I read another article about Romney, I can't help but think of the ever-growing number of people who have since suffered genuine voter-remorse since the last presidential election. Obama has since shown more of his true character which has driven his popularity poll numbers to all-time lows.

Except to hardcore left-wing liberals who remain skeptical of traditional reality, there's no longer any doubt things would turn out much differently if the presidential election was re-held today.

2. ThornBirds
St.George, UT,
July 28, 2014

No.
Thinking Democrats, among others, remain extremely skeptical about Mitt Romney.
The rest of our lives are quite similar to yours.

3. Objectified
Richfield, UT,
July 28, 2014

@ Thornbirds:

You do realize that "Thinking Democrats" is getting to be a fairly small group... nationally, but especially in Utah.
And who are the "among others" you refer to who are supposedly skeptical of Romney? Obama has given multiple times more reasons to be more skeptical of him and his policies over Romney and what he advocates. Our country's current situation, domestically and regarding foreign policy clearly bears that out.

I've spent a lot of time studying Mitt Romney's life along with his extensive private and public service histories. I no longer have any doubt that he would be an exceptional Commander and Chief. Would he be perfect? Of course not. No one is. But he undoubtedly would be much greater than any other president we've had since Ronald Reagan.

Liberal Democrats gnash their teeth at that statement. But it's the absolute truth. I've found that most of Romney's critics actually know very little about him beyond the outright lies and half-truths that were continually spewed by team Obama during the last presidential campaign. When anything is repeated often enough, people start believing it, regardless of whether it's true or not.

4. There You Go Again
Saint George, UT,
July 28, 2014

@Objectified,

Enjoyed reading your comments.

Specifically the following:

"...When anything is repeated often enough, people start believing it, regardless of whether it's true or not...".

Excellent point.

You do realize Thinking Republicans represents an oxymoron.

To verify, ask Roger Ailes, at Fox News, whose credo is...We report it, you fall for it.

I'm sure Mitt Romney is a fine fellow.

His father was a remarkable politician.

Voters always knew what George Romney was all about and trusted his integrity.

One problem voters had during the election was trying to determine which Mitt Romney would receive their vote.

Voters never had that problem with his father.

5. Furry1993
Ogden, UT,
July 29, 2014

@There You Go Again 10:55 p.m. July 28, 2014

Voters always knew what George Romney was all about and trusted his integrity.

One problem voters had during the election was trying to determine which Mitt Romney would receive their vote.

Voters never had that problem with his father.

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Actually they didn't have that problem with Mitt Romney either. They looked at him, evaluated him, dug through his flip-flops and etch-a-sketches, saw the truth about him and what he was (and is), and realized that he was by far the worst choice in the election field. They (rightly) chose the least worse alternative. Voters never had that problem with his father, who was truly a choice act.