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I cannot tell you how many times I have shown up at events with a couple of cameras around my neck, a gadget bag full of odds & ends and a lighting kit and have been asked that question. If it happened once every few years, that would be one thing. But it happens a LOT. It's like getting pulled over by the police and he's standing there with uniform, gun, flashing lights and asking him "Are you a cop?" I would love to come back with a witty reply, such as "No, I am Jesus. Don't you recognize my beard?" However, I cannot be that rude.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Mitt Romney In Syracuse

MThe days are decidedly shorter here in northern New York. I got up in darkness at 6:00 AM. I am posting today a photo I took of Mitt Romney a couple of years ago when he visited Syracuse, N.Y. to campaign for Ann Marie Buerkle.

Mitt Romney 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 have five children.

Mitt Romney Religion:

Mormon - The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints

Mitt Romney 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.

 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%.

 I cannot understand why anyone would knock a person for being wealthy. Immigrants from all walks of life have come to this country for the very reason that one can rise from poverty to wealth. Start with nothing and create something and make something of his or her self. People are free to excell or not. What's wrong with that?

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