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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:14 AM

Romney Fails to Mention Inspiring 'Truck Driver' Is Billionaire Super PAC Donor

Mitt Romney says he's been encouraged by all of the regular Americans who have pulled themselves up by their bootstraps that he has met while traveling across the country stumping to be the next president of the United States.

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"I go to various parts of the country and I'm just inspired by what I see," Romney explained. "Met a guy named Harold Hamm. Harold Hamm is a truck driver for 10 years, saves his money driving trucks to get an education, gets a college degree in geology. He happens to look at maps of the United States and concludes that there must be some energy in the mountains of North Dakota and so he goes up there and starts drilling for oil."

"First well, nothing. Second well, nothing. Sixteen straight dry holes, gets nothing. I'm told that a dry hole costs about $5 million. I can't imagine where he got the investors to give him that kind of money. On the 17th hole, they got their return because they hit that black gold known as oil. Now, it's estimated that in this Bakken range there are about 20 billion barrels of oil!"

The candidate added: "Harold is doing just fine, by the way."

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Forbes puts Hamm at number 36 on their list of billionaires in the United States. Earlier this year, he complained to Businessweek that he had not gotten enough attention from President Barack Obama during a White House meeting last year.

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Reply Romney Fails to Mention Inspiring 'Truck Driver' Is Billionaire Super PAC Donor (Original post)
kpete Jun 2012 OP
Marrah_G Jun 2012 #1
onethatcares Jun 2012 #2
rurallib Jun 2012 #3
onethatcares Jun 2012 #4
Lara_P Jun 2012 #5
aint_no_life_nowhere Jun 2012 #6
jmowreader Jun 2012 #7
LuvNewcastle Jun 2012 #8
Divi east Jun 2012 #9
uppityperson Jun 2012 #10
aurea.henry.me Dec 2012 #11

Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:17 AM

1. This needs to go viral

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:36 AM

2. yep, most truck drivers I know

go to school, get geologist degrees, and have people just waiting to give them millions to drill for oil.

that is after they get done feeding the kids, paying for school clothes, making sure the electric doesn't

get turned off and all those other myriad things that go on in day to day life.

Harold is doing just finer than most,that's all folks.

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Response to onethatcares (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:49 AM

3. well but see he was able to save money from his pay

saved enough to pay for school and drill 16 dry wells at $5 million a hole.
All I can figure is that he must have been a Teamster, cause those unions people get paid so much.
So the lesson I take from this is join the union.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:22 AM

4. you are so right,

with Montana and North Dakota being such heavily unionized states he would have been living high on the hog.

I bet he even had union furnished healthcare insurance.

Now excuse me while I pack for the upper mid west, (cue the beverly hillbilly theme)

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:34 PM

5. Just Fine Indeed

Just when I thought Romney couldn't say ANYTHING more stupid....I don't know why I am still surprised. I think everyone needs to learn who the super donors are, both for Romney and Obama. It should be mandatory.

The largest super PAC contributors (overall)

and the largest Mitt Romney and Barack Obama campaign contributors

Yeah, Harold's doing just fine. UGHHHHHHHHHHH.

**EDIT: Okay this is a very good source (it looks like) for the Super Pac donors

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:39 PM

6. The guy is worth $11 billion - just your typical struggling truck driver

The 76th richest person on earth.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Hamm

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:25 AM

7. Romney is even more full of shit than you can imagine

http://www.forbes.com/profile/harold-hamm/

Harold Hamm, it turns out, is a high school graduate. He doesn't have a college degree in ANYTHING.

And according to http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2111975_2111976_2112007,00.html, Harold Hamm started a wildcatting firm (they explore for oil) and built it into Continental Resources, which was one of the pioneers of working the North Dakota oil fields.

Which makes me wonder: since Harold Hamm is good at finding oil, and the company he runs is also good at finding oil, did they really punch 16 dry holes? Or did Mitt W. Romney make that up too?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 03:26 AM

8. The Big Lie

See, this guy became a billionaire and you could be a billionaire, too, if you just worked a little harder. If you're not a billionaire, it's your own goddamn fault. You must be lazy or defective in some way. Quit waiting for the government to solve all your problems and start drilling holes! Vote for me and we'll gut the environmental laws so that everyone can have his own oil well in his back yard. We could all be rich and successful if that damned government wasn't there, holding us all back.

I think (I hope) that people are finally seeing the Big Lie for what it is.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 09:30 PM

9. Yep, once a trucker...

He actually started out pumping gas. This was a big step up for the son of a sharecropper who dropped out of high school to pick cotton. (look it up)

His dry holes story is true and almost cost him his shirt.

His degrees are honorary since he dropped out of high school and took night classes in geology for college level learning.

The wealth he's generated came from careful risk and determination.

He started in wrenching poverty and chose to earn and create wealth rather than expect others to provide for him.

He's also very humble and well grounded and a superb leader. I know because I work for him.

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Response to Divi east (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 09:40 PM

10. Are you supporting him for President? You seem to like him and respect him a lot. Tell us more?

Or did you mean Hamm? Please clarify. Thanks.

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