@ panamadesnews, you clearly don't know much about public company boards
and the process. Romney is sure to win. His tenure on the Marriott board for
the next term wold be very short. This puts a burden on Marriott that is
completely unnecessary. He is not indispensable for the Marriott board.
It's not about his skills (he has them), or family relationships with the
Marriotts (acknowledged). It's about an unnecessary vacancy that will
occur in just a few months, which is presumably a multi-year term. Don't
be so thin-skinned. I'm not attacking Mitt, just questioning why he would
do this because I think his election to the Senate is a slam dunk.
RE:Esquire - Springville, UTMarch 20, 2018 9:38 a.m."Why
waste the time and money of Marriott? I don't get this? He can't
possibly need the money. Ego? What?"Did you even read the
article. Willard Marriott and Mitt's father were good friends. Mitt's
first given name is Willard, so he was named for Mr Marriott. I would think the
Marriott organization may well desire him on their board of directors. He has a
keen business mind, so why not. He would probably be very helpful to the
organization while serving on the board. If by chance they do not want him, I
would think he would not be voted in. I believe some of the naysayers on this
site may have a touch of jealousy.
RE:Impartial7 - DRAPER, UTMarch 19, 2018 6:04 p.m."So, we
have a guy that is running for two offices, that can't coexist at the same
time? Sounds like hedging."Not even close. It is called having a
Romney is just another opportunist in our society. Yes, he is hedging his bets.
@Dan MaloyWell stated. Thank you.
@ skeptic - Phoenix, AZ - March 20, 2018 8:35 a.m. - "It is how the rich
feed the rich and starve the poor."@ Impartial7----You know nothing of Mitt Romney. Nothing.Mitt's financial worth is between $200-250 million. As an active LDS
member all his life, one who holds a temple recommend, he has given the LDS
church between $20-25 million in tithing alone. And what does the LDS church do
with tithing? Build churches, build temples, pay for the utilities and upkeep
of those buildings, print scriptures that contain messages from Jesus Christ of
love and encouragement and hope, send missionaries all throughout the world to
share those same messages. And who goes inside those buildings? People.
People who need lifting. And, oh, by the way, world-wide, in terms of the LDS
chapels, many of those who attend are not Mormons.And then consider
the millions he has donated in non-Mormon causes. Yes, over the years,
millions. Plus his time serving as an LDS bishop and then as a Stake
President.How much have you given?I know this because
I've studied the man.You look silly when you claim that Mitt
Romney is selfish or that he oppresses the poor.
During Mitt's 2012 Presidential campaign, he made an appearance in a
community near where I lived. I told my wife I would go see him, because I
wanted to confront him with a challenging question that he might not be able to
answer to my satisfaction. Terrified that I would say something that might
be offensive, or be broadcast on local tv or go viral, she demanded to know what
my question for Mitt Romney would have been.Simple, I told her:"Can you help me regain some expired Marriott points?"
Why the criticisms? I'd keep my job options open. None of us would quit a
job in the hopes of getting a different one...we'd first secure the new job
before quitting our current one. Probably more concerning is that DN decided
this was news at all.And I agree with @liberallarry, which one of us
would turn down a board job like that???
Let's see, $5,000. a week, no heavy lifting, indoor, air conditioning,
with maybe 8 to 10 meeting per year!Nice work if you can get it!
Why waste the time and money of Marriott? I don't get this? He can't
possibly need the money. Ego? What?
It is how the rich feed the rich and starve the poor.
Very smart actually. Wouldn't most people want to have a back up job in
case the one they were applying for didn't pan out?It would
actually be presumptuous and arrogant for him not to seek the Marriott post
because the Senator position was already his.Another reason Romney
will be a great Republican Presidential candidate next election. Of course I
don't know if even he could win given the damage Trump has done to the
Party. Trump definitely wouldn't, and that assumes he hasn't been
removed from office anyway.
So, we have a guy that is running for two offices, that can't coexist at
the same time? Sounds like hedging.