Obama v. Romney: The Real Wimp Factor
In a nod to environmentalists, Newsweek (yes, they are still in business) recycles the old “Wimp Factor” shot at Romney.
Let’s take a look at the Adonis that is Barack Obama in action.
Love the fist pump at the end there.
And no, that wasn’t a one time thing.
I can’t find video of Romney throwing out a first pitch, perhaps the crack staff at Buzzfeed can take a break from rooting for Obama to find one. But here’s a story you may not have heard about that would make you think twice about calling him a wimp.
Mr. Romney said that one of his partners, Robert Gay, came into his office at Bain Capital one day to say that his 15-year-old daughter had gone into New York City to attend a party without permission, and had never come home. She was lost, Mr. Romney remembered.
“And so I said, ‘Let’s close the firm, let’s close the company,’ ” Mr. Romney said. “ ‘Let’s all of us fly down to New York and try to find her.’ And so we closed the business, we went home and packed our things, we got a hotel near the airport where we all went to, we set up a headquarters, we met with the detectives with the New York City Police Department, we hired a private investigative firm to help guide us through this process.”
At the time, Bain was an investor in Duane Reade, a major drugstore chain, and Mr. Romney said his team printed out fliers of the missing teenager, and had all the stores pass them out to customers as well.
“And so there we were, a bunch of folks in suits walking around in the parks of New York and in the streets and showing pictures and saying when we saw teenagers, ‘Have you seen this girl?’ ” Mr. Romney said. “There were all these guys walking around asking kids if they’d seen a picture of this young lady, guys in suits and briefcases, and it made some big item in the news and we got a call into our hotline.”
They finally found her, Mr. Romney said, in a basement of a New Jersey home. As he finished his story, a murmur of approval rippled through the crowd.
PS- The gold standard for presidential first pitches is of course, George W. Bush in NYC for the 2001 World Series.