Whats all the fuss. One thing for sure if it would have been Obama there would
have been a teleprompter set up.
Nice to see the good neighbor, Josh Romney, responding quickly to this crash.
I'm glad he posted the photo and the remarks. The lame-stream media
wouldn't have, for sure!
Nothing here to see people. Keep on moving. This is a non-story,
other than Josh was there and willing to help the victims out of the car after
making sure they were ok. I can't understand the criticism towards him.
Mohokat says "What's all the fuss. One thing for sure if it would have
been Obama there would have been a teleprompter set up." I would add that
his press people would be blaming Republicans and saying Fox News was
Romney did exercise poor decision-making skills here and coming from a political
dynasty, he ought to know better. I'm sure he won't make the mistake
again. What concerns me even more, though, are the comments here. The story was
about Romney, not the president. One thing I learn at church (I'm LDS) is
that everyone is a child of God and deserves to be treated with dignity and
respect. That means there is no real excuse for making a mean-spirited comment
about someone who isn't even a part of this story. I'm so glad I
choose not to support a political party. It's our country--not a high
school football rivalry.
Gimme a break!He did a good thing. Why not tweet it?
I feel that the photo was extremely inappropriate and immature - and yes, quite
frankly, self-serving for one inserting himself into the public image.
Oh no! An attempt to make the Romney family look good! We must squash this at
Seems pretty obvious the photo was taken well after everyone was safe. Can any
of us say we wouldn't have taken pictures and posted if in the same
situation? It was a very unusual thing to have happen and people tweet &
post such things. No big deal!
CNN is criticizing him for smiling in front of the accident, saying he is
showboating. Maybe he is smiling because he was able to help,and no one was
Ignore the mean reaction from the media, Josh. Good work, and thanks for setting
an example by these folks out!
Good for Josh... and to heck with the critics!
Yes, this was a bit tasteless on Romney's part. My social media feeds are
full of bragamonies that are embarrassing enough that I hide those friends after
a third offense. And smiling for the picture--smiling? at
someone's devastation?--was also immature.But to make a big
deal of this? Sigh. Just "hide" him and be on your way.
You can tell by those negative remarks were those who are Demacrats. Good job
Josh and I like your smiles which I can see he felt good helping those people!
Applaud the man for his civic duty ... but come on with the Glamour Shot! This
man lives too public of a life to pass up a photo op. One has to question the
motives behind posting pics?
Great work to help out. No doubt about that. But it was poor judgement and poor
taste to post the photo. He really walked right into this one.
If he wasn't related to Mitt, no one would care.
Interesting to note that of posting this comment, all the comments criticizing
him for "showboating," etc. have no likes.No one was hurt,
this was after the accident, who cares? It's only a story because of his
last name and some people in the media and who read the media who like to
criticize at any opportunity.
If anyone else had posted this shot nobody would be saying anything because only
our friends and family follow us on twitter. If I had been involved in this
type of rescue I would have been calling and texting my family because it would
have been an exciting unexpected thing. It wouldn't mean that I was trying
to get off on other people's misfortunes. It's just human nature to
say, "Hey, guess what weird thing happened in my day?" The difference
with Romney is he is a public figure and has a lot of followers on his twitter
account. Naturally the media would pick up on this and people from opposing
political sides are always on the look out for things they can use and twist to
make someone look bad. Just because he is a more public figure does that make
him a bad person for doing what most people would naturally do when something
out of the ordinary happens? It's like when Dukakis got in that tank with
a helmet on and looked kind of silly, that photo went viral. I guess both of
these examples have the media in common.
Good for Josh. If I had pulled four people out of a wrecked car, I'd be
elated. No wonder he is smiling! That crushed car could have been vehicle of
death or injury, but instead Josh had the chance to pull all four to safety!
Then the idiotic media criticizes him for sharing his joy. This is the true
unbiased reporting so typical of the liberal media. At least they are consistent
with their story twisting.
At least the picture was posted after the people had been gotten out of the
car.This is more an example of people who are so obsessed with
posting every element of their lives on the internet. And instantly at that.
People who want to criticise will do so and people who are inclinded
to praise him will do that as well. I could do without the whole news item.
Someone also had to take the picture. What I can't understand
is taking family photos of smiling people at funerals. Knowing that happens
makes understanding a person smiling in front of a wreck and documenting it
understandable. He isn't a emergency responder. How would he know proper
etiquette? Fortunately everyone was fine. If someone wasn't fine it would
be an issue.
ThomasJefferson, "society" does not create people, "people"
creates "society"....everything starts with one person, not a million.
"know better"? Maybe he sees himself as just another good neighbor and
wanted to share with friends on social media. Pretty normal guy as far as I can
Social media IS used for self-gratification! To all of you with the smug
comments, guess what! Anyone who uses social media, even just a teeny-tiny bit
would have done the same thing (yes, Republicans and Democrats or Independent
parties alike...)!!! At minimum, for your families and close friends, admit
it!!! I do think it was a bit goofy with the situation, but at the same time,
it shows me that he's just like the rest of us. In his defense, I would
much rather see this kind of post anyday, than all the selfies that pop-up on my
computer, unsolicited, of scantily clad Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus and Lindsey
Lohan! I love seeing people helping people!!! C'mon, relax, people, he
earned the gold star on his forehead yesterday, or at least the "Like"
status from me on this one!
Perhaps it is unkind to bring the President into this topic with critical
remarks --- fortunately, however, we still have the right to be critical of our
national leaders. But I suspect that, along with other freedoms and rights are
beginning to dwindle and expire.It is also unfortunate that the
comments made about the president and his minions here, while clever and funny,
they are also too close to the truth.
If I helped everyone get out of the car unharmed, I'd smile too. DUH to all
those that have a problem with it.
You know we've gone around the bend on partisanship when something like
this gets dissected and turned into front page news. Just be glad people stopped
to help this family, including Josh.
It was great and the reason he was smiling was that no one was seriously
injured. Congrats! If this had been a deadly accident I'm sure he would
not have been smiling.
He isn't even running for office and they're already spinning the
story. He was most likely smiling because the folks in the crash were unharmed
and he was able to help. We need more like him. Hope he does run for office.
Surely everyone knows why he was smiling. It was because there were no serious
injuries. Anyone would smile in such a situation.
... A humble person would have done the same thing & been on their way
without taking a photo or posting it.
First thing I would have done it snap a photo for Facebook, myself! And, yes,
after such a harrowing adventure, I would be smiling that it was over with, and
everybody was okay. Did y'all expect him to be crying in the picture?
I'll bet similar things have happened all over the place with no hoopla or
backlash. I say, "Well done, Josh! And thanks for the great
photo; it showed the actual accident much better than the ones I had seen the
media post! I was happy to see it appear on Facebook last night."
What about the accident? Were they drunk, did the SUV malfunction? Whose house
got destroyed? The tweet is an insignificant thing but that's all the
media can focus on? No wonder I seldom tune into anything that calls itself
Mere partisan ranting.It was a good thing. The picture does not
detract from a good act.Get over it.
No good deed goes unpunished.
Always time for a photo op. Look at me! I'm a hero!
Josh,With your last name, the supine left wing press will stop at nothing
to justify their support of Mr. Obama by criticizing everything a Romney does.
Perhaps they are trying to counter recent polls which show that Romney would win
the presidential election if it were held today.
did any one notice Obamas postings. visit to the hunger strike people,
couldn't get a picture if he didn't want it posted. Presidents always
post their good deeds, they always have the press there to post them. Amazing
the negative posts. Could it be they hate him because his last name is Romney.
Just like his father… looking to capitalize on someone
else's disaster to make him look good.
He was totally not making himself look good to support his alleged political
aspirations.He's different than other people who desire to go
into politics. Leave him alone.
@pagan nice to see you feel the same about Obama, never let a crisis go to
Just want to ask,why was the president's named mentioned in some of the
comments? The election is over.please move right along.Good thing that this
young man did.
I'm curious at all the people saying it was okay for him to pose smiling
because no one was hurt. A family had its home destroyed--for the second time
and just before Christmas. Their home insurance is going to go through the roof
this time, creating a strain for them. A man had a seizure while driving, which
will likely change his life because he will lose the right to drive. All
involved will be involved in legal issues for some time to come. It
looks to me like people were hurt--maybe not bodily, but without question, hurt.
It's not a laughing matter, and he came across as being unaware of the
trauma this will bring. From what I've heard of his father, Mitt Romney
would have been running around with a broom cleaning things up, not posing with
a smile. That's why it matters. It's unimportant what party he belongs
to. It's just a matter of being able to see the situation from the point of
view of the participants.
That Josh Romney actually did something good for common people is commendable,
and is more than usually happens with the Romney family. That he then posted a
self-aggrandizing photo and message is deplorable, and is sadly and typically
Romney.Ad, for the record for those who want to bring party
affiliation an party politics in to this discussion, I'm a mainstream
(classically conservative) Republican.
JFK's son was always pulling stunts like this to make himself look like a
Josh was probably smiling because everyone got out of the car safely and because
the whole thing was so bizarre, something like a nervous laugh? If I had been in
that situation, I'd be glad someone like Mr. Romney stopped to assist. Mitt
and Ann should be proud of their son. Come on folks, give him a break and a pat
on the back.
Good for Josh for immediately jumping in to help. Adrenalin, knowing everyone
was safe and probably mostly just the singularity of the situation were probably
reasons for him smiling and snapping a picture. Does that seem odd? I think
many would do the same. The Romneys are great people - like many others.
Those humble people who spend their lives(no matter if they are billionaires or
not), want no attention or credit for their good deeds. They kindly, quietly do
what they feel will help and anonymously, disappear.Those usually are the
people the rest of us work throughout our lives to emulate
Bad form Josh Romney. Using this event as a photo-op and self-promotional tool
was extremely unbecoming to someone who has aspirations to run for political
office in Utah. You displayed poor decision-making skills, showed a lack of
sound judgment and maturity, and proved to many that you are not ready for
public office. Exercising bad form this early in your run for office is
certainly a red flag.Utah is already overflowing with politicians
who thrive on big egos and self-promotion. Why don't you enter the race
with a different game plan? It didn't work for your father, so what makes
you think it will work for you?
Follow the words of Jesus Christ"Take heed that you do not do
your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them.... When you do a
charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret
will Himself reward you openly "
Seems a fairly typical thing that people do when there are not fatalities or
injured. Everyone likes pictures and of course there are the nay-sayers who
have to make a negative thing out of this. Gee, how senseless just because he is
Oh no, not a 2nd generation daddies boy seeking fame and an office.
Oh no. He smiled when the photo was taken. Only dumb people would object to
someone smiling at an accident scene. Maybe if he looked appropriately glum
people wouldn't say the bad things that they are saying. Or maybe the same
people would be griping anyway, like Reflectere.This is a total who
cares situation. Josh, tweet away.
Same thing happened with me. On my way to work someone had been hit by a car and
I stopped to help out. Ended up laying on the ground with the victim until
medical arrived. I posted on facebook and had positive comments from friends.
However -- I'm a nobody so no one else cared, which I'm sure was
Josh's attitude when posting. Funny how when you have a name, you're
life is an open book for anyone who is looking to trash it because they
don't have it. And those who are trashing his post are probably just like
all of those who drove by as I was laying on the ground with that poor boy who
was scared to death. Wonder, really, how many of them would have stopped to
Okay, good for him to help, but it says in the Scriptures not to brag. The photo
is understandable, but not with the self-portrait--had someone else taken it,
however, for instance, one of the people he pulled out, it would have been a
nice thank-you. But, as a note here, it's not a great move to brag on
oneself when one's family is known all over most of the globe, or, for that
matter, most of the country, hermits excluded.
@Most Truthful and Patriotic 1:13 p.m. Dec. 1, 2013Follow the words
of Jesus Christ"Take heed that you do not do your charitable
deeds before men, to be seen by them.... When you do a charitable deed, do not
let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed
may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you
openly "--------------------------Matthew 6:1-4.
That's the exact scripture that I was thinking of when I posted my comment.
Thanks for quoting it exactly.