Soldier's Widow Loves Romney References

But mother of former SEAL wants him to knock it off
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 10, 2012 4:26 PM CDT
Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign stop at Bun's Restaurant, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, in Delaware, Ohio.   (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

(Newser) – Mitt Romney has been telling the stories of two slain servicemen on the campaign trail of late, and the families' reactions could not be more different:

  • Chris Horton: The sniper was killed in Afghanistan, and his widow, Jean, loves that Romney has been talking about him. "I'm not a super emotional person but it brings me to tears," she tells ABC. She adds this kicker sure to please the campaign: "One of the last things my husband said to me before he was killed, when I would ask him, 'Chris, what do you need over there? What can I send you?' he said, 'I need a new president."

  • Glen Doherty: The former Navy SEAL was killed in the consulate attack in Benghazi, and Romney has spoken of meeting him. Doherty's mother, Barbara, isn't happy, reports BuzzFeed. "I don't trust Romney," she said. "He shouldn't make my son's death part of his political agenda. It's wrong to use these brave young men, who wanted freedom for all, to degrade Obama." A Romney aide says the candidate will respect the wishes of Doherty's mother and stop bringing him up.
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