'Mitt' shows multiple faces of the Romneys, reviews say

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  • iron&clay RIVERTON, UT
    Jan. 27, 2014 4:17 p.m.

    Was able to see the film on Netflix.
    Ann and her horse at stable stole the show. Without being a spoiler, let me just say that I think she displayed the best way to control an unruly tongue. If she could have used this technique on misleading/lying media wags, her husband would have won the election.

  • Russell Spencer Boise, ID
    Jan. 23, 2014 11:04 a.m.

    In reference to the Daily Beast reviewer...

    While I find it reassuring to know that Marlow Stern feels that certain media personalities merited criticism during the presidential campaign, I wonder if he's maybe missed a possibility in his critique. Is it at all possible that a man could have so strong and resilient a character that, even when others might deserve a little opprobrium, he can just take it in stride and move on? Shortly after the presidential campaign's disappointing conclusion, many media folk wondered aloud how Romney was capable of transitioning so comfortably back to "civilian" life. Well... Maybe this is his secret.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Jan. 23, 2014 6:57 a.m.

    Romney is a good guy. There is no need to demonize him or his family with personal attacks.
    Doing so is purely partisan.

    The same goes for most candidates, Obama included. We are so polarized that there is a need by many to look for and highlight only the negative while discounting the positive.

    Or, find only the good, depending on your political stance.

    Disagreeing with someones politics or ideas is another thing altogether.

    I think Romney "could" have made a good president. At least, the REAL Romney could have.

    Unfortunately, in order to win the primary, Mitt became calculated. He HAD to convince the base that he was a "severe conservative", which certainly appeared contrary to his political makeup, as shown by history.

    From the article
    “Romney, who often appears in public seeming a bit stiff and practiced"

    Yes he did. Because, he had to play to the base rather than be himself.

    He was willing to become someone he was not in order to win. And that made him calculated and stiff. He had to think about what he was supposed to say, rather than just let his natural feelings flow.

    And it cost him the election.