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Romney to pull story of slain
Navy SEAL from campaign speeches

The Hill [Washington DC], by Justin Sink

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Posted By:JoniTx, 10/10/2012 3:42:19 PM

Mitt Romney will no longer reference having met one of the former Navy SEALs who died in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi after a complaint from the slain soldier's mother, the campaign confirmed Wednesday. On Tuesday, Romney began telling the story of a chance meeting with Glenn Doherty, the former SEAL, at a Christmas party in San Diego. Romney told the story again Wednesday during a town hall meeting in Mt. Vernon, Ohio.(Snip) But Tuesday night, Doherty's mother complained to the NBC affiliate in Boston that Romney was politicizing her son's death.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: snapper451, 10/10/2012 3:44:51 PM     (No. 8923655)

This is what a classy, honest person does. Can you imagine how Barry would have handled this.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Photoonist, 10/10/2012 3:49:16 PM     (No. 8923667)

It's not that the story is untrue. It's just that it upset the mother to hear it repeated. Meanwhile, the 0bama campaign uses any story it wants repeatedly despite complaints or outright theft.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Nimby, 10/10/2012 3:49:30 PM     (No. 8923668)

Compare and contrast!!!!!! This is a class act by Mitt!! Unlike the Wone, who says he will not pull out big bird from his ad.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Stlouislaxbros dad, 10/10/2012 3:51:42 PM     (No. 8923679)

Read the comments after the article.

There are some really messed up liberals out there.

Romney will not mention him again.

Fine... his Mom can vote for the other guy..the guy whose administration failed to help her son when help was sought. Sounds like a pretty bad choice.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: pomom, 10/10/2012 3:57:54 PM     (No. 8923689)

I will bet my next paycheck that MSNBC will have no trouble repeating this story ad nauseum. Talk about politicizing it!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bassman, 10/10/2012 3:58:16 PM     (No. 8923690)

#2, the only reason the mother is upset is because she's a democrat.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mickturn, 10/10/2012 4:04:57 PM     (No. 8923701)

Hey would you rather Obie talk about it?

I agree in not politicizing it but do you think that if Obie thought for one second he could get some positive traction he wouldn't use it? On the contrary, he caused it!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 10/10/2012 4:07:27 PM     (No. 8923710)

Romney decides not to use the topic anymore.
Obama has a movie made about his 'big' part in it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: shepsmum, 10/10/2012 4:11:01 PM     (No. 8923715)

...and the SEAL's sister has no problem with it. Guess which opinion will be the only one anyone knows about?

But Romney did the right thing.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: killerbee, 10/10/2012 4:11:25 PM     (No. 8923716)

If asked about him again, Romney should just say that he stands by what he said, that it was an honor to meet him. But it causes the family (well, some in the family) pain to hear about him.

The criticism of the Libya debacle still stands. Odd how the day it really hits the fan in the media, and they have no choice but to report it, some little affiliate manages to get some unflattering quotes about Romney.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: sinic, 10/10/2012 4:18:48 PM     (No. 8923736)

#6 is right...when you read the article, you can't help but get the impression it's all about politics to her.
When she states "I don't trust Romney. 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." it pretty much confirms it.
Sorry about his death...but it could have been prevented Mr. Doherty. If only they had listened.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Mai Bad, 10/10/2012 4:37:22 PM     (No. 8923786)

Yo...yo...Maybe Liawatha will stop by to comfort Mom??

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Reply 13 - Posted by: turninggrey, 10/10/2012 4:37:46 PM     (No. 8923787)

God Bless this poor woman. It is sad that now her Son's death will be exploited by the liberal media, and that is more to her liking. Forget the wishes of her son, a Navy SEAL, who was more than likely as disgusted with Obama as the rest of the SEALS. Its all about her.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: oriton, 10/10/2012 4:37:55 PM     (No. 8923788)

Some people just don't understand the SEALs, even family members.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 10/10/2012 4:42:48 PM     (No. 8923802)

The SEALS mother sounds like Cindy Sheehan. (Who now resides under a bus somewhere.)

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Reply 16 - Posted by: lala, 10/10/2012 4:46:09 PM     (No. 8923807)

Well, a grateful nation most certainly thanks her for her family's sacrifice. No mother should have to lose child, especially in such a senseless act of violence. But now, instead of quietly asking Mitt to drop it, which he no doubt would have, she has put herself in a position to allow the Dems and the lib media will politicize her son's death.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Judith, 10/10/2012 4:51:49 PM     (No. 8923825)

Romney should really have known better. He lived with these lunatics for four years.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: dwa, 10/10/2012 5:06:04 PM     (No. 8923869)

It is a shame her son had to die because of an incompetent administration. However, this woman is making it political, not Romney. Romney was honoring his service, she is detracting from it by making it an issue because she supports Obama. Would be interesting to know if her son supported Obama.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: JAN, 10/10/2012 5:23:51 PM     (No. 8923912)

Romney was referring to the SEAL murdered in Benghazzi.

The mother who complained had a son murdered in Afghanistan.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: nigella, 10/10/2012 5:26:48 PM     (No. 8923918)

Yes the Mother did make it political. So sorry for the death of her brave son, but there is something entirely wrong with a mother who uses this to attack Romney. She should be blaming the person whose administration allowed these deaths to happen. Barack Hussein Obama...

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Reply 21 - Posted by: butch, 10/10/2012 6:27:56 PM     (No. 8924034)

The fallen Navy SEAL's mother got more respect from Mitt Romney, who had only kind and respectful words for her brave fallen son, than she ever got from "Commander in Chief" Barack Obama, who sent her a form letter of condolence.

Mitt Romney = Class Act

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Reply 22 - Posted by: 4Justice, 10/10/2012 6:27:57 PM     (No. 8924035)

#19, I think you are mixing up different stories. This woman was the mother of the slain retired Marine killed in Benghazi. And yes, she is the one turning it political.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: michellewsc2, 10/10/2012 6:28:29 PM     (No. 8924038)

Typical liberal, she wasn't to upset to speak to the media about Romney. Perhaps she's already gotten her just deserts (and don't care if that sounds mean I'm sick of liberals)

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Reply 24 - Posted by: athina, 10/10/2012 7:25:59 PM     (No. 8924150)

Well, especially since his death is so recent, I think the campaign should have asked the family if they minded if Romney told this story, in the first place. That would have been the proper thing to do. It is a political campaign speech, after all, not a Memorial Day speech or something of that sort.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: TXknitter, 10/10/2012 7:54:46 PM     (No. 8924223)

#6 is right. Most grieving mothers would have very much appreciated the honorable way Mitt spoke of her hero son. For Democrats, politics trumps everything sometimes.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: lil dotty, 10/10/2012 8:10:46 PM     (No. 8924242)

The fallen SEALS wife was honored the Gov. paid tribute to her husband. In fact, he called HER to ask if he might recount the story. That he called to ask permission makes him a first class guy in my book. The mother was more than like po'd she did not receive a similar call...so she did what she did. What else would one expect from a liberal? Jealously on the mothers part....JMHO

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Reply 27 - Posted by: bighambone, 10/10/2012 8:41:57 PM     (No. 8924288)

#25, it has been reported in the media that someone in the Romney campaign did talk with the guys' sister and she had no problem with Romney mentioning her brother. Obviously the guy's mother thinks differently, and Romney did the right thing by honoring her concern by just not talking about his meeting with the guy anymore.

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