Mitt Romney’s Tumblr is so, so bad. I follow it out of morbid curiosity, and it’s clearly run by people who don’t understand what the “social” in social media actually means. Obviously I am biased in favor of my #1 guy President BO, but his digital media staff is savvy and ENGAGED, and his…
So, I went… I followed links and this is what I found - “7 Incredible Personal Stories”
1) Mitt Romney saved the life of a 14year old girl: Imagine what it would be like if we could have this kind of decisive people-centered leadership in the White House..
In 1998 the 14-year-old daughter of one of Romney’s partners at Bain Capital, Robin Gay, had disappeared after attending a rave party in New York City. The distraught father was beside himself with terror of what may have happened to his little girl.
Upon hearing of this, Romney stopped all operations at Bain and flew himself and all of the company’s employees to New York to conduct the search. Using his contacts with establishments in New York that did business with Bain and anoutlay of cash, Romney led a search for the girl from a command post he had set up in the LaGuardia Marriott that involved a private detective, Bain employees and customers putting up posters, handing out flyers, and interviewing prostitutes, drug addicts, and other street people in New York, and coordination with the New York Police.
A break came, after media publicity of the search, when a teenage boy called a tip line asking if there was a reward. He hung up, but not before the police traced the call to a home in New Jersey. The girl was found in the basement of the house undergoing withdrawals from a hit of ecstasy.
Romney, through his efforts, had saved the girl’s life.
“Gay says Romney helped “save” his daughter, though previous reports have differed on the condition she was in. The line in the retelling now circulating — that doctors told Gay she might not have lived another day — comes from a Boston Globe report in 2002.
Newsday, for its part, reported in July 1996 that “Melissa’s parents said she was physically unharmed though she appeared ‘very fragile.’ The family’s doctor had examined the girl and pronounced her in fairly good condition. …”
“She was not harmed,” Robert Gay said at news conference after she was found, according to the New York Daily News. “She was in tears. We just gave her hugs and brought her back home.”“
“Another childhood friend, speaking anonymously, was more blunt. “I think the ad is incredibly misleading. Dishonest is the word for it,” the friend said. “She wasn’t saved, she ran away to go to a rave, and got lost and wound up in New Jersey. She paged a friend to come get her.””