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Sat Oct 13, 2012, 11:53 PM

As governor of Massachusetts, Romney was often missing

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/14/us/politics/mitt-romney-often-away-when-he-was-governor.html?ref=politics

BOSTON — When the ceiling collapsed in the Big Dig tunnel here, Gov. Mitt Romney was at his vacation home in New Hampshire. When the Bush administration warned that the nation was at high risk of a terror attack in December 2003, he was at his Utah retreat. And for much of the time the legislature was negotiating changes to his landmark health care bill, he was on the road.'

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Reply As governor of Massachusetts, Romney was often missing (Original post)
amborin Oct 2012 OP
Booster Oct 2012 #1
courseofhistory Oct 2012 #7
MannyGoldstein Oct 2012 #2
amborin Oct 2012 #3
MannyGoldstein Oct 2012 #4
Rosa Luxemburg Oct 2012 #5
tarheelsunc Oct 2012 #6

Response to amborin (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 11:58 PM

1. He doesn't want to be President, he just wants the title. Never worked a day in his life.

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Response to Booster (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 12:09 AM

7. This is exactly what

I've been saying and has always been my impression of him. He's an opportunist--nothing more!

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Response to amborin (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 11:58 PM

2. He was almost totally gone the last 2 years

Flew in for a few hours every 2 weeks for photo ops with anti-gay groups.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 12:00 AM

3. yes, more here

From the article:

'During Mr. Romney’s four-year term as governor of Massachusetts, he cumulatively spent more than a year — part or all of 417 days — out of the state, according to a review of his schedule and other records. More than 70 percent of that time was spent on personal or political trips unrelated to his job, a New York Times analysis found.

Mr. Romney, now the Republican presidential nominee, took lengthy vacations and weekend getaways. But much of his travel was to lay the groundwork for the presidential ambitions he would pursue in the 2008 election, two years after leaving office.'

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Response to amborin (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 12:03 AM

4. Which is one reason why we in Mass. dislike Romney more

than folks in any other state.

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Response to amborin (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 12:04 AM

5. Seems to be his thing avoiding things like the draft

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Response to amborin (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 12:04 AM

6. Just like his policies: He's everywhere except where he should be

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