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Emailed Biographies of Governor Mitt Romney-Unofficial!

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Emailed Biographies of Governor Mitt Romney-Unofficial!

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Emailed Biographies of Governor Mitt Romney-Unofficial!

Summary of eRumor:

There are various forwarded emails alleging to be biographies of Massachusetts Governor and Republican Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney circulating the Internet.
 

The Truth:

We have gotten a few submissions, which we have included below and although they appear to contain some correct facts about Governor Romney they are not official biographies of the Presidential candidate.   We have also noticed that these contain commentaries  comparing Governor Romney to  President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.  No official biography that we have seen in our investigation makes any such comparisons.

An official biography of Governor Romney can be found on the candidate's web site: Click here for official bio.

There are also biographies of Governor Romney posted at Fox News , USA Today and U.S.Politics About.Com.

updated 08/28/12


A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

Version 1:
Mitt Romney:

After going to both Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School simultaneously, he passed the Michigan bar, but never worked as an attorney. As a venture-capitalist, Romney’s first major business deal involved investing in a start-up office supply company with one store in Massachusetts that sold office supplies. That company, called Staples, now has over 2,000 stores and employs over 90,000 people.

Romney or his company Bain Capital (using what became known as the “Bain Way”) would go on to perform the same kinds of business miracles again and again, with companies like Domino’s, Sealy, Brookstone, Weather Channel, Burger King,  Warner Music Group, Dollarama, Home Depot Supply, and many others.

Got your calculators handy? Let’s recap. Volunteer campaign worker for his dad’s gubernatorial campaign 1 year.

Unpaid intern in Governor’s office 8 years.
Mormon missionary in Paris 2 years.
Unpaid bishop and state president for his church 10 years.
No salary as president of the Olympics 3 years.
No salary as MA governor 4 years.

That’s a grand total of 28 years of unpaid service to his country, his community and his church. Why? Because that’s the kind of man Mitt Romney is! And in 2011 Mitt Romney gave over $4 million to charity,  almost 19% of his income….Obama gave 1%.

Joe Biden gave $300 or .0013%.

This is real character vs….well you know what!

Romney may not be the best representative the Republicans could have selected. At least I know what religion he is, and that he won’t desecrate the flag, bow down to foreign powers, or squander our money on family vacations. He, if anyone, has the experience needed to turn this financial debacle that the “Spending President” has gotten us into. We didn’t know that when Obama said he’d give us change, he meant nickels and dimes, and he and his cronies would get the big bucks. We won’t like all the things necessary to recover from this debt, but someone with Romney’s background can do it.

But, on the minus side, he never was a “Community Organizer,” never took drugs or smoked pot. Never got drunk, Did not associate
with communists or terrorists, Nor did he attend a church whose pastor called for God to damn the US. And….he was born in the U.S.A!!!!

If you agree with me on this, please forward it to all your friends, so we can save our country!

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Version 2:

Records since birth! You may not like/approve the data, and that’s OK, but at least they are available. A refreshing concept.

Personal Information:

His full Name is: Willard Mitt Romney

He was Born: March 12, 1947 and is 65 years old.
His Father: George W. Romney, former Governor of the State of Michigan
He was raised in Bloomfield Hills , Michigan
He is Married to Ann Romney since 1969; they five children.

Education:
B.A. from Brigham Young University,
J.D. and M.B.A. from Harvard University

Religion:
Mormon – The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints

Working Background:
After high school, he spent 30 months in France as a Mormon missionary.
After going to both Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School simultaneously, he passed the Michigan bar exam, but never worked as an attorney.
In 1984, he co-founded Bain Capital a private equity investment firm, one of the largest such firms in the United States.
In 1994, he ran for Senator of Massachusetts and lost to Ted Kennedy.
He was President and CEO of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
In 2002, he was elected Governor of the State of Massachusetts where he eliminated a 1.5 billion deficit.

Some Interesting Facts about Romney:
Bain Capital, starting with one small office supply store in Massachusetts, turned it into Staples; now over 2,000 stores employing 90,000 people.
Bain Capital also worked to perform the same kinds of business miracles again and again, with companies like Domino’s, Sealy, Brookstone, Weather Channel, Burger King, Warner Music Group, Dollarama, Home Depot Supply, and many others. (The negative things that you’ve heard about Bain Capital happened after Romney left.)
He was an unpaid volunteer campaign worker for his dad’s gubernatorial campaign 1 year.
He was an unpaid intern in his dad’s governor’s office for eight years.
He was an unpaid bishop and state president of his church for ten years.
He was an unpaid President of the Salt Lake Olympic Committee for three years.
He took no salary and was the unpaid Governor of Massachusetts for four years.
He gave his entire inheritance from his father to charity.
Mitt Romney is one of the wealthiest self-made men in our country but has given more back to its citizens in terms of money, service and time than most men.

And in 2011 Mitt Romney gave over $4 million to charity, almost 19% of his income…. Just for comparison purposes, Obama gave 1% and Joe Biden gave $300 or .0013%.

Mitt Romney is Trustworthy:
He will show us his birth certificate
He will show us his high school and college transcripts.
He will show us his social security card.
He will show us his law degree.
He will show us his draft notice.
He will show us his medical records.
He will show us his income tax records.
He will show us he has nothing to hide.

Mitt Romney’s background, experience and trustworthiness show him to be a great leader and an excellent citizen for President of the United States.

You may think that Romney may not be the best representative the Republicans could have selected. At least you know what religion he is, and that he won’t desecrate the flag, bow down to foreign powers, or practice fiscal irresponsibility. We know he has the ability to turn this financial debacle that the current regime has gotten us into. We won’t like all the things necessary to recover from this debt, but someone with Romney’s background can do it.

On the positive side, He never was a “Community Organizer”, never took drugs or smoked pot, never got drunk, did not associate with communists or terrorists, nor did he attend a church whose pastor called for God to damn the U.S.

We need to know the difference between the men running for America’s top office.