A family affair: How much influence does Mitt Romney's family have over his campaign policies?

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  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Aug. 17, 2012 10:54 p.m.

    Do you think the family has advised Mitt on how he should come down on the issue of estate taxes?

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Aug. 17, 2012 8:25 p.m.

    It is hard to picture anyone going into public life knowing that their life is an open book. Mrs. Romney has been a positive influence for good in everything she has done for her country, state and religion and especially, family. What a blessing to have her jeopardize this time of her life by the press, media and Democratic campaign to question her integrity and position as mother, wife, and daughter of goodly parents and grandparents. It is amazing that she would accept this and be forward looking to the next 4 - 8 years in the limelight every second of every day. The sons are as honorable as their father but still young and vigorous in the defense of freedom and the beliefs that made our country strong with strength from our Founding Fathers. Romney/Ryan have been vetted many times in their lifetimes and the current DNC and President's campaign will strike at anything that is good and beneficial for our country that Governor Romney proposes and now berates the Governor's family, church and personal life with darts that question his life experiences. To state Romney's father started a policy of providing tax returns is ridiculous.

  • don17 Temecula, CA
    Aug. 17, 2012 6:16 p.m.

    Speculation and One unnamed source does not make Ann Romney an advisor! Not anymore than any other potential first lady or first husband! Taking this article and twisting a hypothetical angle to it to attack Ann Romney is a weak minded act. It has been customary to leave the candidate's spouse and children out of the fray. But according the Furry 1993 he knows enough about Ann Romney to attack her? No better than Mitt? How bad is Mitt? A man who donates to dozens of charities, serves on the boards of about a dozen non profits who served as director of the Utah Olympics and as Governor of Massachusetts all while being unpaid! That bad guy?

    Lets see your verifiable undeniable proof?

    Here is true critizism:

    Obama's America:

    8.3% Unemployment, Actula U-6 Unemployment 15.1%
    25 million unemployed
    47.2 million on Food Stamps!
    20% of all American Children are considered hungry!
    253,000 Small Businesses closed up the past 4 years!

    The Vice President says "were in a recession"!(ABC News 6/27/12.

    President Obama 16 million children go to bed hungry! You have failed President Obama!

  • Furry1993 Clearfield, UT
    Aug. 17, 2012 5:34 p.m.

    Since Ann is that much of an adviser, she goes from the category of "spouse" to "politician" and is fair game for analysis and criticism. From what I've seen, she's no better than Mitt. She also is not what the country needs.