Romney Actually a ... Hero?
Campaign presents stiff, all-business image, but gentle, heroic Mitt exists
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 11, 2012 8:44 AM CDT
Mitt Romney holds a town hall-style campaign event at RC Fabricators April 10, 2012 in Wilmington, Delaware.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – To hear the Washington Post tell it, Mitt Romney has played the hero on more than one occasion: He has, with sons in tow, sped across a New Hampshire lake on jet skis to rescue capsized boaters; he shuttered his Boston office and took his staff to NYC to search for a missing 14-year-old, who was ultimately found in a New Jersey basement thanks to a hotline he set up. If you're surprised by the revelations, blame his campaign, says the Post.

It reports that his advisers purposefully pushed aside such anecdotes in favor of drilling in his economic message—sticking him with what it calls "a caricature of a stilted, distant multimillionaire." Quips his lead strategist, "This is not a Seinfeld race. This is not a race about nothing." What it is, however, is a race in which President Obama—who sings the blues and does push-ups in public—is registering as more likable by 38 points. The Post reports that Romney plans to start getting more personal now that it's essentially a two-man race, and may even sit for major magazine or TV network interviews.

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Apr 11, 2012 9:44 PM CDT
He's a hero. A hero to rich white people who hate having a black president, don't particularly care for women's rights, want to emulate his sleazy business practices, want to keep the poor poor while making as much money as humanly possible while paying no taxes, want an uneducated, god fearing electorate that can be manipulated with buzzwords like socialism and communism, and want to deregulate business at the cost of the environment/ the health of the American public/ the economy for the good of the 1%. I guess if your that kind of person, you could consider this man a hero.
Apr 11, 2012 6:55 PM CDT
Good for Mitt. Not quite the same as shooting hoops or photo ops gardening, but what the heck. Maybe if he hired the Obama Spin Control Crew he would be photographed diving into the Hudson to save a poor, minority, blind, veteran mother on food stamps. Oh shit, now that I printed that the Obama Spin Control Crew will have either Barry of the Biden perform the act. They can probably get someone from ACORN to play the victim. You will know it's a fake if they silence the mikes when Biden jumps in.
Apr 11, 2012 6:23 PM CDT
Look in the sky; It's a bird, It's a plane, no it's super underpants.... Fighting for.... Truth ...(well not exactly).... Justice (well there are degrees of justice for the rich and poor)... And The American Way ...( First you low-ball the purchase of a productive American company... Second, you outsource any job that can be done for a lower wage, while the company is profitable... Third, you borrow every possible nickel against the company's hard assets.... Fourth, you pocket the cash... Fifth, you fire sale the now debt-strapped company.... Sixths you make a hefty deposit in you offshore accounts)....