I enjoyed the article. Mr. Romney vertainly has filled the shoes of what he
encourages the graduates to do with their lives. And even though he has been
very successful, I am certain, like everyone else, his life has had personal
challenges and disappointments. But he is a fine example of how one need not
think the world owes them a living or even cares about anyone in particular.
With help from above, each can find their own worth and help others as well.
President Romney? America missed a great opportunity!
My family and I were excited to be there. Brother Mitt gave a great talk, and
Brother Burke wrote a great article about it. I'm wondering how we're
going to top this next year...
Reading Mr. Romney's speech makes many of us anguish over his improbable
loss of the recent presidential election. What a fine president he would have
made! How sad for the American people that we will most certainly never be able
to benefit from his obvious skills and talents. Too bad! Instead we are stuck
for three more years with a president who possesses neither the skills nor the
ability to provide able leadership.
TG: How about his lovely wife, Anne!
Mitt Romney's job was to win the majority of Americans over. He failed. He
has no one to blame than himself and his own party. If Obama
can't lead then how did he get Osama, pass health care, raise taxes on the
richies, and get the economy back on track? I love when repubs act
like he can't so anything but then blast him for doing so much.We clearly aren't missing out on Romney's flip flopping and
pandering to the far right.
Great article. Mitt would have made a wonderful president, America truly blew
it this last election. Anne would have been a great 1st lady, she is one
classy, dignified lady.
The Real Maverick: I think Republicans don't say he hasn't
accomplished much. What I hear them say is that he has the wrong priorities and
has be a very devisive president. For example, at least half of the country
would rather forget Obamacare. He is pretty free at using our tax dollars but
limited in using his own. Romney, on the other hand, has been and is very
generous in giving his wealth to help others. Remember, a generous person
isn't one who uses others money but one who is willing to use his own to
help others. Obama isn't even close.
Some may not know the following about Mitt Romney: while serving his mission in
France, he served as assistant to the mission president. One day, he was
driving, along with other missionaries and the mission mother. They were
involved in a horrific car accident. The mission mother was killed, Mitt was
injured. When Mitt's father, in the states, found out about the accident,
he called French officials to find out how his son was. He was told Mitt had
died in the accident. Gratefully, he had not.The death of the
mission mother sent the entire mission into deep depression, including the
mission president himself. Mitt then served as co-president, helping the
missionaries and president keep going and keeping the mission going. Serving
other missionaries, serving and loving the French people was the only desire
that Mitt had.I think that is a remarkable story and one that
highlights the strength of Mitt's character.
Get real, Maverick. your community organizer was elected because he promises
things to people by using other people's money to pay for it. These are
tough times and o is not going to make them easier. America will look back as
the two terms of o as a time the country began it's nose drive downward.
Hopefully, after o goes, we can get a true leader, one that actually was
successful prior to running.
@ The Real Maverick: "Mitt Romney's job was to win the majority of
Americans over. He failed."Actually, Mitt didn't fail, the
majority of the American people failed. And they are going to pay for that
decision. Most of those things that Obama "accomplishes" will hurt the
nation. Obama got the economy back on track??? Give me a break. We're
following Greece. Let me give you an analogy to my statement above
that the American people failed: Many people who read the Book of Mormon think
it is on trial. If they don't agree that it is true, the Book of Mormon
failed to convince them. But really, those who read it are the ones on trial,
and those who reject it have failed the test.It is truly sad that so
many people were bamboozled by Obama's failed promises, didn't see
past all his corrupt cronies, ignored Fast & Furious and Benghazigate, had
no problem with passing a huge bill no one had read much less comprehended,
which raises costs, and fell for his promise to give them everything they
I'm glad things turned out the way they did. The sort of thing reflected
here today would have been amplified into an insufferable maudlin adoration had
The Real maverick: Let’s dissect it for a moment. Health care was forced
down our throats when we didn’t want it. Congressmen were threatened with
loss of $ to run on next time, even put up a candidate favored to run against
them. Nancy P insisted that “we have to pass it to know what’s in
it” It is a massive takeover of 20% + of our economy. It is 1000’s
of ages that no one read. When you look at how the other sections of gov are
very generous with our $, you think this is going to work out well? They now say
prices are going to skyrocket. Panels will decide when you are over the age of
getting care (I am now over that age). BTW, Dr’s are retiring, we are
adding 20+ millions to the insurance rolls – how are we going to pay for
it?Taxes on the rich! Well they will survive, but the rest of us may not
because our taxes are going up too.
RealMaverick: You think the economy is back on track? Wow! All I can say to
that is, "Wow!"
re: bandersenDidn't your mom tell you, "Its no use crying
over spilled milk?"re: RG post #1The only person
that would brother more in such a short span is Hulk Hogan.
Nice that Romney got to speak at Southern Virginia U. My son has done EFY there
a few times, and it has been a powerful spiritual experience for him.But, it also made me think of other places in the world in need of an LDS
school. For example, in Ghana while elementary education is compulsory, there
is only room for 25% of those students to make it into high school. There is a
clear and present need for an LDS high school/college prep school in Ghana to
serve one of the nations where the church is currently growing the fastest. Mitt Romney could make a huge difference for the Church in Africa by
helping start an LDS high school/college prep school. It would also do wonders
for the political aspirations of his sons. Doing this would be "launching
into the deep" for Mitt - which is just what he counseled SVU grads to do.
to rhappahannock... I like your idea. The only way to make it better
would be to have Willard be there (not here) to spearhead it.
It wasn't a financial train wreck, just a train wreck, and it had to do
with the implementation, because a lot of states haven't even started the
process. So you do misquote when you say "financial."BTW,
only patriotic Americans voted for BO!!
ThomasJefferson:Actually, that "leading Democrat" (Sen. Max
Baccus, MT.) said that the "trainwreck" isn't the ACA itself, but
the problems with implementing it, which mainly comes from Republicans at the
federal and state level who are choosing to pout and throw tantrums instead of
giving lawfully passed legislation a chance to fully go into effect. To quote
Baucus himself, "This is good law, but it can't work if people
don't understand it." The Republican Party is no longer
interested in governing, and they're going to have to run on more than just
trying to get President Obama out of office. Can they?
Rhapp the church does have some High School and grade schools in Mexico and the
Pacific. However they close them down if the feel public education is adequate.
Don't know about quality of education in West Africa however church small
percentage of people over there. President Hinckley in a few priesthood
sessions when asked why the church does not have more colleges repeatedly said
funding not there.So I don't think there will be more High
Schools or Colleges anytime soon. IN fact the High School in Mexico was shut
down for MTC and I will not be surprised to see all the schools in the Pacific
to be shut down in the near future.
What a great man. It is definitely America that lost the election, not Romney.
If not closing Guantanamo, balloning the debt, lying about not raising taxes for
the middle class, failing to stimulate jobs, enacting a health plan that is
neither universal or affordable, taking on the hopeless Afghanistan war as his
own, breaking his promise to make his administration including the DOJ
transparent, taking credit for allowing the military to get bin Laden, being one
of the most partisan presidents ever and playing more golf than Clinton is the
far left's definition of success, I am grateful that Mr. Obama has not been
Real Maverick: Obama has no real accomplishments. He has set us on a couse that
will ultimately destroy us. No country has ever long endured where the
government has over-taxed the producers to give money to the non-producers. We
will soon become Greece. It's inevitable!
Brother Romney's advice to recent college graduates was excellent: get
married, have children, work hard, and serve God by serving our fellow human
beings. I also love it that he stressed the unimportance to God of whether we
become wealthy, famous, or powerful. It was a thoughtful, well-prepared, and
concise speech. Thank you, Mitt!As for my fellow commenters, please
drop your pseudonyms and use your real names on this and other sites. It's
the admirable thing to do.
xscribe: correction to your insensitive comment - only patriotic Americans vote.
maclouie: Oh,sorry! I learned that from a lot of other posters, who identify
themselves as conservative and the only ones who are patriotic. I thought
that's how this little game is played,
Hank Pym: Indeed! My wife taught me that one. However, knowing full well that
people returning to God is a far more potent power for change than anything a
politician does, whether Republican or Democrat. America would have had
stronger leadership with Romney just based on his exemplary life. BO seems like
a good husband and father, perhaps is best legacy. The fact that BO was elected
gives everyone a chance to evaluate what his leadership has done for 8 years.
I'm certain they will come to regret that decision. Perhaps after 8 years
of BO, Americans might be ready for someone that will help them see, as we see
from Romney's life, that government is not the answer to their problems.
One man or women, exercising faith and dependent on God, can really make a
difference, something readily apparent with Ann and Mitt Romney. The future
greatness of any country will be built on individuals remaining true to core
principles, such as work, family, service, and God
You can tell how people really think the hidden camera is rolling..
xscribe: regarding your insensitive comment: it is patriotic Americans that
The majority of Americans don't deserve capable, responsible leadership
that Mitt Romney would have provided.American greatness is over,
because the greatness in Her people is diminishing.
I watched Stossel last night on Fox News. The regulations regarding Obama Care
can't help but screw things up worse and make it impossible to find a
doctor if you are on Medicare. The current regulation stack is 7 feet high and
getting higher.By the way, we only have the white southern
evangelicals to thank for Obama being re-elected. They said this morning on the
news that more blacks voted than whites in the last election for president. The
blacks really need to take a look at just what the Democrats promise them and
then don't deliver so they can quit drinking the Democrat Koolaid.Romney gave a great talk to those students. It is an indicator of the type of
man that he is. He would have been a great president. He would have been in it
for the right reasons. Not because of his ego like Obama.
@xscribe, keep drinking the dem. coolaid. You certainly aren't being
patriotic with insensitive comments like that. They show what kind of
"patriot", and type of person, you really are.I thought
Romney's speech was right on, and a great speach for the graduates to hear
as they embark on the next phase of life. What a great example in Romney and
his wife for them to see and how to shape their lives. The American people
really blew it by not electing him.
Real Maverick,SEAL team six got Osama. he passed healthcare with dem
majority in both the house and the senate. And now, dems are starting to turn
on that same healthcare. The Country is finding out that it is not very good
legislation(SCOTUS pointed that out a while ago) I am not rich and my taxes have
gone up. The economy is far from back on track. More like dead in the water.
Lowest labor participation rate since 1979 (63.3%). Keep living in a fantasy
xscribe,are you saying that we who voted for Romney aren't patriots? I
recall what happened to me way back when Nixon was running against Kennedy. I
implied to a Catholic girl we couldn't trust Kennedy because of his
religion. Her words: "I resent that, sir!" It's a lesson I never
forgot. Not only was she beautiful, but much more informed on the issues than I
was. I got quickly stuck in a male chauvinist hole!
I actually thought the Economy "CONTRACTED" last quarter?
"O" can't even pass a budget. I hear he likes to Golf though!
My daughter graduated last Saturday from SVU and we attended the commencement
ceremony. Mitt Romney is truly an amazing man. All through his speech I wondered
"what could have been" if the American People had not been so brain
washed into believing BO's lies. While other famous people are demanding a
lot of money to speak at commencements, Mitt traveled to Southern Virginia at
his own expense and delivered his address free of charge. I highly recommend
going to SVU.EDU and reading the entire speech.
Jennifer,I am sure that Mr. Romney gave a wonderful speech, for the
audience that was there. The things he said resonated with the students and
parents of SVU. The problem is that the people at the SVU graduation who I am
sure are fine and wonderful people do not represent the majority of America.
Personally I am similar in many ways to those who were there. I am LDS, in my
mind I am conservative (I am sure some would differ)I am caucasian and I have
been happily married to the same woman for 29 years.I didn't
vote for Mr. Romney, and I wasn't "brain washed". I voted for
President Obama, because I thought he was the better of two poor candidates. I
looked carefully at Mr. Romney's economic plan which I believe was not
friendly to the middle class. It relied on rich people making even more money
and then being generous enough to share some of that with their employees. I
believed in Reagan's trickle down economics, but the last thirty taught me
that trickle down economics works in principle not practice.