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Published: Friday, Nov. 29 2013 2:45 p.m. MST

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Ogden, UT

Whats all the fuss. One thing for sure if it would have been Obama there would have been a teleprompter set up.

South Jordan, UT

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!

Centerville, UT

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.

Boise, ID

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 responsible.

Terrie Bittner
Warminster, PA

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.

Third try screen name
Mapleton, UT

Gimme a break!
He did a good thing. Why not tweet it?

Utah, UT

I feel that the photo was extremely inappropriate and immature - and yes, quite frankly, self-serving for one inserting himself into the public image.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

Oh no! An attempt to make the Romney family look good! We must squash this at all costs!

Lindon, UT

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!

Phillip M Hotchkiss
Malta, Mt

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 beyond help

Utah Native
Farmington, UT

Ignore the mean reaction from the media, Josh. Good work, and thanks for setting an example by these folks out!

Captain Green
Heber City, UT

Good for Josh... and to heck with the critics!

Mom of 8
Hyrum, UT

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.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

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!

Cottonwood Heights, UT

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?

Charlotte, NC

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.

Sandy, UT

If he wasn't related to Mitt, no one would care.

Glendale, AZ

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.

West Jordan, UT

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.

El Chango Supremo
Rexburg, ID


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