Deroy Murdock: The decency of Mitt — the real Romney is emerging

Published: Thursday, Oct. 25 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greets audience members as he campaigns at Jet Machine, which supplies components for the defense, aerospace, and oil and gas industry, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012.

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Our take: Conservative columnist Deroy Murdock pulls together recollections of Mitt Romney's "random acts of kindness and significant feats of bravery."

"Why is Mitt Romney rising? Americans who watched the GOP nominee debate President Obama never met the cold, greedy, sexist, racist, carcinogenic tax cheat that Team Obama promised would appear. The calm, steady, and reasonable gentleman who opposed Obama was no Gordon Gekko.

Americans might like Romney even more if they understood his random acts of kindness and significant feats of bravery. As Mara Gay, Dan Hirschhorn, and M. L. Nestel wrote for TheDaily.com: "A man weighed down by the image of a heartless corporate raider who can't relate to people actually has a history of doing remarkably kind things for those in need."

Murdock went on to list stories about building a playground, helping a single mom whose heating oil had been shut off, helping a friend's daughter with college tuition, aiding a family with two paraplegic sons and helping to find the missing daughter of a colleague.

Read more about Romney's acts of kindness on National Review.

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