I’m posting this as someone who couldn’t stand Mitt Romney from 2008 through the day he became the Republican nominee here in 2012. I freely admit I was blinded by my intense dislike of some of the people who worked on Romney’s 2008 campaign here in Chicago, including an ex-boyfriend who is a big Romney supporter (and a major jackass, though in his defense he did smell like vanilla cupcakes for some reason); what I did is called “transference” and it was not fair to Governor Romney that I transferred my negative feelings for the “Romney Guys” in Chicago to Romney himself. I bet if given the opportunity that Romney himself would scold most of these clowns for behaving the way they do (in short, they’re the overly ambitious, line up behind the candidate who is next in line and work campaigns to get ahead instead of believing in the candidate-types of 20-and-30-something Republican males I detest).
I first accepted Mitt Romney as the nominee. Then I grew to kind of like the guy, the more I learned about him. I was at first still scared he’d be another meek and mousy John McCain but he stunned me by aggressively clobbering Obama day after day in much the same fashion he went after his Republican challengers for the nomination. Picking Paul Ryan as VP, instead of a milquetoast buffoon like Tim Pawlenty, proved Mitt Romney wanted to not only win this race but actually save the country. He went all-in. I love people who put all the chips on the table with the intent of bringing down the house. These are the types I gravitate to not just in politics, but in my personal life too. I count amongst my friends the brassiest, brashest, most take-no-prisoners risk-takers I’ve ever met…and I love that. I love them. And dare I say it, I’ve actually come to love Mitt Romney.
Every day I hear another story that proves to me this is a remarkable man who’s answered the call to duty and is suited up in shining armor prepared to battle all the powers of Hell the Left engages against him in this election. He is unafraid. He’s determined. And he is going to WIN and win BIG, too.
Today in my email box I received a message from a good friend asking me to read a story about Romney that I probably had never heard. I did some digging and I believe every word of what follows is true. Please read this…because it is excellent insight into the man who will soon be elected the 45th President of the United States and whose presidency will work hard every day to undo the damage done by Obama and the Left for the last four years. Read this story and please tell me in comments if you don’t get a sense of Ronald Reagan in this. Reagan was a decent and kind man who treated others well and lived his life in an affable and positive way free of enemies’ lists, laziness, or spite. Reagan understood duty and knew how to treat people with dignity and respect. This is the picture being painted of Mitt Romney to me from people I know who’ve had dealings with him through the years.
This is the real Mitt.
And folks, he’s the real deal indeed.
Just read this and see for yourself and tell me if this is not the sort of person you want to be your President:
NOTE: This is a letter circulating by email that you should share with all your contacts. It seems to have originated with Corinne and Hal Prewitt, the people who bought Mitt Romney’s Park City, Utah home several years ago. This is where the Romney family lived while Mitt was saving the Olympics from disaster back in 2002. The letter can be found at the Prewitt’s site and details what it was like to buy a house from Mitt Romney and deal with him on a person-to-person basis as strangers who entered into this personal transaction with the man.
Ours is a factual story that provides a rare glimpse and insight into the real Mitt Romney. Does he really relate to the average American? As President, would he impose his beliefs on others? Is he really Christian?
When you buy a home and its contents from someone you really learn a lot about their true character, values and beliefs. And rarely does anyone have the opportunity to learn how a politician acts out of the public’s view and when they are not running for office. Well, this actually happened. When? Only a few years ago, in spring of 2009 when we bought Mitt Romney’s Park City, Utah, home. His family lived in this home for about ten years. Because our deal included most of the contents, we gained a unique and unusual perspective of him and his family of which most Americans are completely unaware. What we experienced was not what we expected–not the stereotypical actions of a millionaire and more importantly not the image most Americans have of Mitt Romney.
When most of us buy a home, the real estate agent or seller hands over the keys at closing and then as buyers, we are on our own. Not this time. We met Mitt Romney by himself at the house. He spent as much time as we needed showing us around, answering our questions and explaining how to use and service the home’s equipment. And when he was done, he gave us his direct contact information should we have problems.To move, if we can afford the cost, most of us would hire movers with a team of workers. To save money, many of us are the do-it-our-selves types. Which did Mitt Romney do? Like many of us, on his own he rented a six-wheel truck and moved himself. He drove to the local Home Depot and purchased wood to build whatever he needed for the transport. Mitt moved his family’s clothes, his family’s photos, his family’s mementos, his grandchildren’s toys. With the help of a friend and family, they loaded the truck. Then, after answering all our questions, Mitt Romney said his goodbyes, climbed into the truck, and began the long drive to his new home by himself.The Romney Park City home, which they designed and built, and its contents had much to say. Having raised a family of our own, we saw that the home was built with a focus on his family. No swimming pool, tennis court or movie theater. There are no maid, butler, or nanny quarters. Clearly Ann and Mitt raised their kids. No gold faucets, no fancy silverware. The kitchen was simple and typical of an average three-bedroom home, very much like those in which we were raised. We were struck by the discovery that most of the art, furniture, and all the curtains were made in America and many by local craftsmen. Most of the linens were of good quality but not what is found at very high end, exclusive stores. The master bedroom pillows had tags from the average American’s most popular discount store.In the most honored place in the master bedroom hung a painting of Jesus Christ. Most Americans know little about Mormonism and we didn’t either. Mitt Romney clearly had a home of faith and family just like the rest of us.One of the most interesting questions many have asked is, “As president will he impose his beliefs on others?” Many claim that a President Romney would take away rights and impose his beliefs on all Americans. The Romney home contents gave us insight into this question. One of the strongest Mormon beliefs is the prohibition against drinking alcohol. We were surprised to find a small supply which we were told was available for guests, not for the family. Mitt Romney had a respect for his guest’s wishes. By not imposing his beliefs on others even within his own home, then clearly a President Romney would not take away rights and impose his beliefs on all Americans. Those making such accusations should stop. The facts do not support their claims.It is amazing what can be learned about someone from observing the smallest details. In the Romney’s family mud room where the boots and outdoor clothing were stored, we found the Governor’s ski gloves. One of his son’s apologized for his dad’s lack of concern about his appearance when Mitt went skiing because the gloves would surely be noticed. They were worn out and had holes in the fingers. Mitt had gone to the garage tool box and wrapped them with duct tape. Thrifty? Yes, and the repair provided an immediate practical solution rather than traveling to the store to buy a new pair. His indifference to appearance demonstrated his confidence, true character and priorities. Good qualities but easily misunderstood because they are quite different from those displayed by many famous people and certainly politicians, who highly protect and prize their appearance.As you have read, our story is not about a wealthy man’s nice home or its beautiful contents. It is about the story they tell and how our experiences with him showed the real Mitt Romney. How his family truly lived is a real indication of their values and beliefs. There is more we could tell, but hope we have provided enough facts to answer some key questions on many voters’ minds. Mitt Romney is very different from the man that many of us have been led to believe. Clearly he is more like most Americans than not. We learned many things about Mitt Romney that contradicted what we have been told. He is not aloof or out of touch. He is a man of faith, family and American values. A guy who is well-grounded. It is not beneath him to roll up his shirt-sleeves and get the job done. The fact that he has allowed this to be kept so very private is a true testament to his character and shows how different he is from many other politicians.Who are we and why are we speaking out? Growing up in Florida and Pennsylvania, we knew little to nothing of Utah, Mitt Romney, his family or values, beliefs, religion and his capabilities. We were amazed by what we learned. We want nothing more than for our fellow citizens to know what we know. We are not part of any campaign, not Mormon nor religious activists. We have voted for Democrats and Republicans and were not Governor Romney supporters. Hal is a farmer, race car driver and retired after creating a number of successful businesses. Corinne is a retired government employee. We do not come from wealthy families. Our parents worked average jobs. Our fathers were a mailman and an engineer. Our mothers were a nurse and a housewife. We struggled, worked hard and are grateful for having been rewarded over the years. We have never given up on achieving the American dream. But the story we tell is not about us.As Americans, we depend on our press to provide us with factual and unbiased information. We hear politicians sometimes misspeak and others take their statements out of context. Many times it is hard to tell what is fact and what is fiction. Over the past few months, we have noticed how different from reality some of the public perceptions and media presentations of Governor Romney are. Unfortunately, some political opponents spread false information and misconceptions. This is wrong.This injustice and the value of our story has led us to speak up and provide these facts. No one can say with absolute certainty what kinds of decisions a president will make while still a candidate for that office. To predict, we only have access to their words, history and if available the most useful facts of all, how they acted out of public view and when they are not running for office. This is why our story is so important, valuable and must be told. No doubt some will want to dismiss our story, argue that it is not newsworthy nor relevant and possibly subject us to an undesired spot light. However, we hope the American people are given the opportunity to hear the truth, especially when the facts directly contradict what many people think to be true.
Corinne & Hal Prewitt
© 2012, Kevin DuJan. All rights reserved.
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