A lot of these comments are funny. I don't know the Romney's
personally, and I'm sure most of you don't either. That being said, I
don't think it's any of our place to judge them based on their
affluence or their backgrounds. The same goes for the Obama's. Politicians
do some pretty slimy things (Romney included), but I'm sure both families
would be pleasant to be aroundIf all you want to do it gripe about
what you don't have and what you think other people should do with their
money or how they should do things, that's fine. I'm sure the
Romney's and the Obama's don't lose any sleep over it.
@Cate - well said! The Romneys are good folk, who have keen minds and a great
family base. The Obamas as good folk, who have keen minds and a great family
base. The important thing for this article is that good food, good talk (even if
it includes burping and all), and LOVE for each other creates many wonderful
memories at the dinner table. Americans need to have more together
time. Make the time for dinner and talk about your days and dreams. Your kids
will thank you for it later. Mine already have.
One hears that Mrs Romney is great with her church, her kids, and so forth.During the campaign, she came across like Marie Antoinette, and,
certainly, wearing a fragile blouse that might cost $2000 (with scarf hanging
down, yet) to demonstrate cooking indicates that she does not mind looking like
a rich movie star when she goes on TV. After all, she came from affluence and
went to a fancy prep school.So pardon me if she has at least
partially earned this parody of her cook book:1-- Have the peasants
shop for the ingredients.2-- Mix everything up in your own way, whether or
not it might be fair to more people if you did it a different way.3-- Bake
it, using plenty of domestic oil to heat the stove.4-- Serve it: if it
comes out poorly, then spin the story so that you and your husband never made
any errors, nor said anything wrong about the peasants.
I really admire Ann Romney and the strength she has going through her problems
with MS. How exciting that she wrote a cookbook centered on the family. The
icing on the cake is that she's going to donate a part of her proceeds from
the book to charity ala "Paul Newman's Own" style. Right on Ann!
The cool thing about family are the traditions. It's great to see the
Romneys able to remind people of that. Nothing is stopping any person in this
country from doing the same basic things they are doing, but you simply
won't have the fame or financial means to publish it and promote it to
millions (though with the internet often the exceptional can break out without
that), so my advice is rather than be full of envy, try to reach out to other
people and share your family's legacy with your family and close friends. I
think you'll be delighted to know you don't need fame an fortune to be
grateful and share something positive. Good luck!
Since when being rich is a sin?
I don't know if I can relate to Ms. Romney. I heard that the first
instruction in her recipes is "Bring all the ingredients up to the kitchen
using your car elevator..."
Is it at all possible for people to entertain the thought that BOTH the Obamas
and the Romneys are wholesome good parents and families ??? I truly believe both
men, Romney and Obama , wanted the very best for the country, and still do.
Though they have different ideas of how to solve the serious problems we are
facing, I believe they are mature, intelligent men who offered their best to the
nation, and continue to do so. I don't believe it is necessary to hate and
denigrate one person in order to support the other. To me, the most serious
problem in politics today is that a relative minority of the American people
have become so nasty and confrontational that they simply cannot carry on a
mature conversation about legitimate differences of opinion anymore. It goes
beyond party affiliation. The name-calling and snarkiness so prevalent on cable,
and even in these online comments diminishes ALL of us. We must become a better
people, and take more personal responsibility in setting good examples for our
The Romneys are not people, they are an institution, the same as the Warner
Bros. or any other big rich institution. It is not reasonable that the DN
protects and shields them from public opinion the way they do. The Romney
institute has significant influence on Americans lives; for good or bad. They
need to be open to total and honest debate.
Let them eat cake and drink Tea Party kool aid. Plutocracy is alive and well in
I wish I was famous, then I could sell my own cook book:Fries and
baked beans, boiled potatoes, cereal, oranges and bananas, toast and er....
I can't believe how nasty some people are on these posts. Area they really
that unhappy?Ann Romney is a wonderful, good, kind person who has
written a book and will give all proceeds to a charitable cause. Wow! What an
awful, entitled person. I think we all ought to take her out back and knock the
crap out of her. She's so "entitled" she has spent he life in
raising her children and being of service to others.Honestly, do
some of these people really know how small they make themselves when they attack
a good woman who has done nothing but good throughout her life.I
hope her book sells millions and a lot of people are helped by it.
@ranch: "Fortunately we do have a happy, wholesome family in the
nation's White House right now." You're joking, right? I bought several of Ann's books for Christmas gifts. She is a very
inspiring woman, and yes, I do wish Mr Romney had won the presidency; we would
be on our way out of the mess in Washington by this time.I don't
think the current POTUS is capable of (nor wants) anything good for the US.
@Mrs TAP;Fortunately we do have a happy, wholesome family in the
nation's White House right now.I wonder how many of the
Romney's hired chefs contributed their recipes?
I just sent a healthy donation to the Center for Neurologic Diseases at Brigham
& Women's Hospital in Boston (the charity to which Ann claims she will
send money from the sale of her book). They are a very worthy recipient of
funds, but I see no reason to further enrich this woman who thinks she is a very
I ordered it, immediately, after seeing the Romneys on Jay Leno. Too bad this
happy, wholesome family is not in our nation's White House right now! BTW,
the article didn't mention that all proceeds will go to some kind of
neurological research (before the nasties get started on that tack)!
Already have my copy and it is great.
Yeah, why would we ever want the Romney's in the White House? #sigh#