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Published: Wednesday, Oct. 24 2012 1:40 p.m. MDT

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wer
South Jordan, UT

I'll bet the video is impressive. Wish it would play.

annewandering
oakley, idaho

How is it humanizing to use a dying child to get votes? Sounds extremely coldblooded to me.

sandgrules
Durham, NC

@annewandering

As cold blooded as when Obama first used someone dying to try and take votes from Romney? Obama has painted a false image Romney, and the media has embellished that false image. This story may be coming to light to get votes, but isn't that the point? Don't we want to know everything about a candidate, the good and the bad?

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

The context of this is just....bad.

AZRods
Maricopa, AZ

Oh Hutty I think everything Mitt Romney does is bad in your eyes.
If I were wanting to know who these two men really were I'd be looking for every story about their personal lives I could find.
In the case of Mitt Romney, we've obviously been shown all of his horriable little acts throughout his life.
Too bad we can't see countless acts of kindness that he's done. But a strong and loving family tells me everything I need to know about the man.
I won't go into Obama's personal life because I choose to praised what is good and quietly vote against people with whom I disagree.

no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

Quiet, humble, unseen folks help others just like this throughout our world every day.
Mr. Romney should feel uncomfortable in resorting to this sort of media display in this campaign.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Azrods, not everything mitt does is bad in my eyes. He's an excellent father and family man. But this particular exercise, which mitt probably didn't have much to do with planning, just looks...bad. No fit pointed it out, too. It seems really opportunistic.

A1994
Centerville, UT

Read the article. It is a PAC that put this ad together. It wasn't the Romney campaign. I think it speaks volumes about Romney's character that the parents of this boy would allow their story to be used in a political campaign.

Millsap fan
Taylorsville, UT

This is an independent company, not him putting out the story. I feel Mitt has been extremely reserved regarding his acts of kindness he's displayed throughout his life. I personally love hearing stories of compassion no matter where they come from or who they're about.

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

As indicated in the story, Mitt was a counselor in the Stake Presidency when these events occurred. That means he was fulfilling the requirements of his calling, something that he was obligted to do. If he had done these things without any requirement to do so, this would be a great story about him. As it is, it merely means that Mitt was doing his job.

AZRods
Maricopa, AZ

But I didn't see any comment about Obama using childish comments like romnesia.
I guess we vote for those who best match our character.

And when a simple unsolicited story comes out about an act of kindness you are so anxious to bury it as long as it casts a positive light on Mitt.
I'd be happy to read a story about Obama before he was president when no one was looking to see how many lives he touched when he wasn't getting paid to do so.
Sorry, only people who don't want to see the good in others would look at a story the way you and no fit do.
Sad empty lives.

Millsap fan
Taylorsville, UT

@Furry1993,

Do you know what responsibilities a counselor in the stake presidency has? Helping a dying boy really isn't necessarily one of them. Besides, he didn't get paid to do it, most likely wasn't told to do it, so his motivation was simply love and charity.

SS
MiddleofNowhere, Utah

@Furry1993,

Well, it might do us some good to have someone who does their job in the oval office. This is one of many stories of Mitt's good deeds toward others. Have you heard the story of when Mitt paid for the milk given to veterans through a program that fed veterans, for TWO YEARS? Or how about when he stopped campaigning for governor and financed the search for one of his friends missing children? Also, Romney was governor and president of the Olympics without pay. I could go on and on and on. You can't tell me he does the things he does because he doesn't care. It's blatantly obvious!

SLC Grandma
Salt Lake City, UT

We in Utah have seen how effective Mitt Romney can be when he took control of our very ailing preparations for the Olympics held in our state. A small but significant example of his "can-do, make-it-work" ethic happened when there was a roadblock-type tie-up of traffic, including competing athletes trying to get to events at SnowBasin, because of some kind of snafu. Mitt Romney was notified, got physically out there (didn't say to someone else "go fix it") and got the whole mess straightened out, cleared out, with everyone able to finally get on their way in freezing weather to the events.

To a lot of Utahns and others, the need to "humanize" Mitt Romney (as the media keeps saying) is ridiculous - he is full of compassion for his fellowman, is humble, and capable of working extremely hard to find the best solutions to big and little problems.

Vaughn J
Kearns, UT

Romney does not bring up all of the little things that he does. He is much more of a gentlemen than Obama. This characteristic has been shown numerous times during the debate cycle. Obama was loud, intrusive and argumentative as Mr. Romney was making his points. Obama could not wait until his turn to refute or present his comments. He also could not follow the rules that both agreed to prior to the debates. This continues to demonstrate that Obama thinks that he is above the rules. He has shown this numerous times during his administration, installing administrators without congressional oversight, using executive authority to establish new departments of organizations (committee to improve Afro-American education opportunities)not simply American opportunities.

The obvious run around of his administration on the Benghazi attacks. They are still trying to mitigate the affect of this on the election by Clinton making comments that try to obscure the facts and put off the reckoning.

It is time for the American people to select the best individual for president, one with a heart, compassion, and the leadership ability to make the difficult decision that will occur.

SLMG
Murtoa Australia, Victoria

What transpires betweeen a member of a Bishopric or stake Presidency and a member of their Ward or Stake should remain confidential. PAC ads are not the place to talk about what went on with anything to do with the church or it's members.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: Furry1993 Ogden, UT
"As it is, it merely means that Mitt was doing his job."

Sounds like Mitt Romney is a decent man with a caring heart. That isn't the picture the liberals have tried to paint and that is why this story is so refreshing.

A1994
Centerville, UT

@SLMG

The boy's parents decided they wanted to do it. Is it not their choice?

Cactus
Moroni, UT

It's disheartening to read the comments belittling Romney's caring, compassionate actions as being told solely for political gain. You can be assured that if there were ANY stories from President Obama's past that showed similar compassionate actions, they would be in the news ad nauseum. Are there any such stories out there that we are unaware of? Anybody? Anybody? . . . . Bueller? Bueller?

sammyg
Springville, UT

When this couple shared their story at the Republican convention the crowd was mesmerized and so were the viewers.

Many of them knew of Mitt but after this story was told they had a confirmation that Mitt was not this dehumanized piece of fiction that was being 'painted' by his opposition. There was not a dry eye in the convention center and millions of people were opened to the reality that Mitt was a man of great compassion, even to a 14 year old boy and his family. Mitt really cares.

The idea suggested of Mitt ministering to Ted and Pat Oparowski and their son David was just a 'job or an assignment' is extremely offensive to me.

"By their fruits ye shall know them."

In this day of media dishonesty and bias I have no problem with Ted and Pat Oparowski sharing their personal story that gives a glimpse into the personal character of a man we hope to soon lead our great nation.

Maybe this simple video will serve to remind a few more people that Mitt has compassion and cares and has the character to execute the duties of the office.

Go Romney/Ryan!

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