Mother Of Slain SEAL Tells Romney To Stop Talking About Her Son
[quote]After telling the story one last time in Ohio, the campaign says it will be removed from the stump speech.
Posted Oct 10, 2012 1:19pm EDT
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — At a town hall here Wednesday, Mitt Romney re-told a story he first revealed earlier this week about meeting one of the Navy SEALs who would later be killed in the attacks on the Benghazi consulate.
Romney has used the account in recent days on the stump to demonstrate the courage of Americans, in particular the troops: Upon hearing that the consulate was under attack, Glenn Doherty, 42, headed toward the action to try to defend it.
It's a compelling story, offering a surprisingly personal link between the candidate and the tragedy in Libya — but it's one the SEAL's mother wants him to stop telling.
Wednesday morning, NBC's Boston affiliate reported that Doherty's mother thought Romney was taking advantage of her son's death.
"I don't trust Romney," Barbara Doherty told WHDH 7. "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."
The story posted on WHDH's website indicated that they had sought a response from the campaign, but didn't get one.
Asked whether Romney would continue to tell the story, a campaign aide told BuzzFeed he would not, now that he knew the mother's wishes.
Kevin Madden added, "Governor Romney was inspired by the memory of meeting Glen Doherty and shared his story and that memory. We respect the wishes of Mrs. Doherty though."
[VIDEO of the despicable Romney at link:]
Awesome mother. It would seem her son took after her.
[quote]"I don't trust Romney," Barbara Doherty told WHDH 7. "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."
I know you divorced and everything, but I think having Seal bumped off was a little extreme, even for a German, Heidi.
So, it's okay for Obama to use these syrupy little stories but not Romney?
Okay, got it.
Sounds like mama has an agenda of her own. I would have respected her more had she made a more blanket statement about politicians using these types of stories. Instead, she showed a partisan agenda.
Sorry bitch, you don't get to dictate who can talk about your son. He was a grown ass man and chose the trash he paled around with. Fuck her. With a stick.
R6 = Ann Romney
He's their commander, r6, and O isn't using the stories to disparage Romney.
R6, since Mitt already USED the ambassador's death for political reasons, no one buys the shit he has to say about anything involving the situation in Libya. He's surrounded by neo con vermin looking for war, so kindly STFU.
We all know there is no depth to Romney.
R7: she can most certainly request that someone stop talking about her son on TV, cable, radio or any other type of public communication. She is free to support any politician she wants to. i would be very upset if someone was using my dead loved one's name for political purposes.
Kudos to her
Wow,r7-her son died serving his country which is more than can be said for Mittens and his five worthless sons who are benefiting more than anyone from that sacrifice.
You and r6 should be ashamed.
Typing lies for a living?
Not much of a job is it, R6/R7?
R6 and r7 are your run of the mill republicant's. Rush Limpballs has infiltrated their narrow minds.
Hear Hear R7! Thank you. Could not agree more. It's not her story to control. If this man met Romney personally, and Romney has a story to tell about that meeting, that's HIS story, not hers.
Breathtaking assholery @ R16.
Mama pissed off the freepers and they just have to come to DL to let her know about it. Name 10 vastly wealthy families like the Rmoneys that have sons fighting in dubya's wars. Go ahead I'll wait....
Our children don't fight wars or get messy. That is why we are hopeful in making the USA a complete slave state. The poor will be glad to fight our wars for us.
[quote]It's not her story to control. If this man met Romney personally, and Romney has a story to tell about that meeting, that's HIS story, not hers.
I almost wish Romney and his band of merry idiots would ignore her wishes and air the ad anyway.
Can you imagine the uproar when the Obama campaign aired her rebuttal saying that Romney was using this story over her objection?