An interesting program. I wanted to ask why Romney limits his comments on big government to size of the budget and not to the size of the control over people's lives as suggested by his stance on abortion, gay rights, women's rights, etc.
Mitt Romney was of draft age, yet he skipped out on the Military.
Mitt Romney's 5 sons have never served in the Military.
Why didn't Mitt Romney serve in the Military, he was of draft age?
Mitt Romney's 5 sons have never served in the Military either.
Obama Life story
Born in either Honolulu or Nairobi to a slut.
Fathered by either an African Anti Colonialist/Commie or an American Communist
Mother married moved him to Indonesia where he registered for school under the current MFER's name.
Studied Islam, ate dogs and snakes
Mother dumped his miserable ass on her parents in typical coward, cop-out, spoiled brat fashion.
Obama looked at his grandmother as a typical white person while learning communism and deviant sex [practices with a black traitor
Then it gets worse....there's a movie about this low life. Too bad they didn't have Sam Jackass, Danny the fat, stupid slob who kisses Chavez butt or better yet that pervert banana man to play Obama.
It was fair with sticks to the eye i wish they would do to Obama vs love fest. If you based it of what the do to support Obama. It is unfair and biased because it not a level playing ground.
For CNN I have to say they did a pretty good job. I cant wait to see Mitt Romney as our next president and Ann Romney our next First Lady , both a class act.
I was planning to vote for Obama (reluctantly), part of the reason being that I don't really know much about Mitt Romney. As I watched this program I found myself liking him more and more. What's not to like? Good family man who has always worked hard, faced and overcame challenges, and always found time to 'give back'. He seems like the kind of man I'd be proud to see my son grow up to be like. If anyone can help dig us out of the financial mess we are in as a country, it's Mitt. His wife is also an amazing woman, and would make a wonderful first lady.
Thank you CNN for helping me get to know the Romneys!
If this had been about Obama 90% would have seen bias. I thought they actually tried to make Romney look good. Most was taken from Romney and family or close allies of his like his chief of staff. I would say it was biased in favor of Romney. His detractors got no real time in this video his defense of the few far more time.
As a member of the Mormon church, I'd like to point out that Dushku's statements are both misleading. She claimed she was fighting for women to hold positions of authority in the church and for women to give sermons.
The first claim is partially wrong because women do hold many important positions of authority in the Mormon church. While they are never called as bishops or branch presidents (similar to pastors or other clergy), they do teach Sunday school, work closely with the youth, and even oversee the welfare programs of the local congregations (just to name a few).
The second statement is completely false. Women give sermons (talks, discourses, speeches, addresses, whatever you want to call them) almost every week. I have spoken in church several times. Twice a year church officials speak to members worldwide in a satellite broadcast and women speak at these broadcasts as well.
For the most part this was a good piece of work. There were some things that I believe were not fairly handled but coming from very progressive/liberal CNN it was without the "flaming liberal bias" that most conservatives have come to know and dislike. As a Mormon, phrases that referred to him as "a rising star in the church", rankled because that is not how we think. As for the woman that was the ERA supporter and a Mormon...sour grapes. I remember those who had her attitude and they were often the "all or nothing" group and nothing would have satisfied them except completely acquiescing to their demands.
Finally, in the final moments, the piece referred to something like, any presidential nominee would have their history/background searched out etc. It actually highlighted the glaring absence of any searching, like what was done here, in the case of Mr. Obama. This kind of a piece on Mitt Romney would have been much more acceptable if CNN had bothered to do the same with our President.
I now know more about Mitt Romney, who he associated with, what formed him, and his heart. That's more than anyone knows (or is willing to reveal) about Obama.
This is what should have been done in 2008 - i.e. 2016 is 4 years overdue - and the MSM should have made it!! (CNN - are you listening?! Nah.)
Note to CNN:
Here is some info you may want to include when you 'reveal' Obama:
I'll take my chances with Romney any day of the week!!!
This was probably as "fair" as any of the networks will ever get, but even the title smacks of inherent bias. "Faith, Family and the Road to Power". Gee, what kind of title could they dream up for an expose on Zero? I'm not holding my breath for that "special report".
I had a really hard time watching it to the end. I hope the average viewer will be able to sift the wheat from the chaff, because even with his flaws he is certainly more aligned with the average American than the current pres.
It was somewhat biased. Big surprise. Some good things also. Mitts Mormonism could be a problem for him though. Christians may be able to get past it though considering the Muslim currently residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. When this election really starts to hit the media will really point out some of the crazy doctrines of this religion.
Wow. Thank you for posting this. What a beautiful family! I think that line near the end about him being more of a pragmatist versus an ideologue is a GOOD thing. America would be nuts to not elect this man. He will be vastly more effective than Obama. Romney in one word: winner. The man knows how to win. He has lived his life with purpose and with discipline. He doesn't quit. He learns from his defeats. That's a rare man. He may not be the conservative that right-wingers are looking for, but I think he'll make a fine president. The attacks against him are unfair for the most part and quite vicious. The stuff of losers and cynics. There is so much negativity out there today, a positive guy like Romney reminds me very much of Reagan. It's strange, Obama ran on "yes, we can" but in fact he really is a "no, I can't" guy. When faced with loss and DC opposition, he hides. Romney is actually a true "yes, we can" guy. I could see him getting things done with a divided congress.
It's tough to rate a story like this fair or biased when I come into the story a bit biased myself toward the right. Having said that, and knowing that Gloria Borger is a CNN hack who once said Paul Ryan was a 'polarizing figure' because the left made an ad showing him pushing grandma over the cliff, I have to say the piece was slightly biased in ways that only the media can be. It's all in the way they ask the questions or word the answers that puts a slight lean to it one way or another.
This entire story is full of little digs, starting at the very beginning stating he was a man 'born to wealth, privilege, and politics'. Well, that may be true, but when your first statement sets the tone for the entire article, you may actually miss what he's done in his life - and why.
Talk of his 'childhood pranks' used only the one haircutting incident. His anti antiwar protests boiled down to him not serving himself (not surprising, seeing he was in college at the time). With his Mormon missionary outreach in France, they attempted to protray him as losing and rejecting his faith (when, in fact, he took that over and made the mission successful after his accident). The 'brainwashing' comment made by his father made Mitt out to be overly cautious (rather than showing that he can learn from both his mother's and father's political mistakes).
They tried to portray his wedding and Ann's conversion to Mormonism as being controlled by and overshadowed by his father. His childhood 'friend', Philip Maxwell, had absolutely nothing positive to say (I don't have any 'friends' like that). The differences between him and Dushku over the 'Woman's rights vs Mormonism' issue gave no back up testimony and when they claimed Romney was bearing a grudge toward Dushku, it appeared that it was actually the other way around.
Getting involved in business through Bain Capital was described as 'knee deep in it'. Well, we all know what being 'knee deep' in something means. The they questioned whether he was in it to create jobs or make money for his investors. Duh, one leads to the other, they aren't necessarily mutually exclusive.
Onward to politics against Ted Kennedy. Who do you suppose they used to describe the situation? Yeah, you guessed it, Ted's own son (who actually said the two were total opposites, which countered Borger's comment about them supposedly being the same).
Talking about Ann's MS just had to have some digs in about going to Utah to run the Olympics (as if he couldn't take care of her while working?) and, of course, the dig whether he actually left Bain Capital or not. Top it off with proclaiming that he 'overstated the problem' with the Olympics for his own personal gain, using a guy who apparently opposed Romney in the effort (I'd assume this guy, Bullock, was a part of the initial problem), and you paint a dreary picture of Romney without actually saying it. Typical media.
Lastly, his run for Governor and his two runs for President can be summed up by their statement, "there is doubt about his conviction'. Are you kidding me? I just watched an hour video displaying his conviction for his family, his faith, and his politics. Where did that all go? Using phrases like 'he crawled across the finish line' in the primary and the question asking 'why you can be trusted' are not statements made in showing the life and times of a man.
I have to say I liked the video, even with what I saw as media bias, because it showed a side of Romney's life that I did not know about and it helped me to understand the man more now than I did an hour earlier. But I vote bias and I'm not surprised.
I can't bring myself to click on CNN - I just can't. Thanks for all the comments from people who were stronger than I.
I voted biased because there was just an overall theme of him being power hungry. I think its funny that CNN put in the credits that they got information from the Obama campaign for the documentary.
Omitted was the fact that Romney gave away his inheritance. I was hoping to learn more about that. Ah, that's CNN for you.
That would run counter to the talking points they receive from El Presidente's media henchmen. It doesn't fit into the "evil rich people" and "the wealthy need to pay their fair share" narrative.
Can you imagine what the government would have done with George's money and the benefit it gave to some idiot bureaucrat phoney job compared to actual disbursement to the poor college student? The government would have taken the usual 40% and wasted it on the huge bureaucracy that is the government and left 60% to give to lazy bastards that won't get off their duffs to work.
the lighting was awful, making it look rather shady, yet when his opposers spoke the lighting seem to be better, but i guess this is objective for ccn
I have to say it was biased, even though it actually made me like him better. The reason I believe it was biased is because I saw nothing from CNN with the same critical eye on Obama back in 2008.
Throughout the entire thing, the tone was like that of a true crime program, sprinkled liberally with cautionary type questions and thoughts posed by the CNN interviewer. You'd never haven see that done if CNN this had been about Obama back in '08.
I voted it was "not fair" because the option of "somewhat biased" was not there; they left what I think is one of the most revealing parts of Mitt Romney's life. When Romney's father died he inherited a fortune and Mitt gave it all to charity. That tells you something
Yep, all of it. They lived in a cheap basement apartment that had no carpet and she bought carpet samples, sewed them together for the floor.... he's a good man and will spend YOUR money wisely.
it is. it was about a million bucks and he gave it to a college for kids who couldn't pay their way through. plus, he refused pay from the olympics and the governorship of ma. one of those last two may have also gone to charity as well.
nope they did not include that into this somewhat biased coverage, I was waiting for it and when his father died didn't even make it to the segment. And yes he gave it all to charity and everything he has he has made it on his own.
Wonder how many malcontents they'll dredge up from Obama's past, giving them a chance to further inflate their own self-importance.
Oh, that's right, Zero doesn't have a past, does he? Think we'll see his
Indonesian madrassa clerics? His college pothead associates? Anyone like Ayers, Dohrn, Farrakhan, Jackson, Rezko and the rest? George Obama, the brother who has to rely on Dinesh D'Souza to pay for his kid's hospital care, because there's no-one else he can turn to?
After the 39 minute mark it became more of an undisguised hit against the few positives they chose to mention about the man. Every achievement was cast in doubt, including the Olympics, and of course Bain. On balance, no, not fair.
They're hoping to remind conservatives why they don't like him. Consider the alternative. 'Anyone But Obama' is an imperative, not just a point of view.
I only made it to the 25 min mark before I couldn't take anymore. I tried, I really, really tried... but just couldn't to it.
I did watch the mini "interview" on Fox today with Chris wallace. I thought Gov Romney came off well. It showed him making pancakes (he puts peanut butter on his, not syrup). Showed his "chore" wheel for the kids, grandkids, and it generally just showed them at home relaxing and enjoying the family.
One thing that we noticed, it looked like they had three or four washing machines.
Oh, take away from interview, Ann Romney loves Costco!
I concur. I laughed at some of the things they did. HA. The chore wheel was so funny. AND ironing his own shirts. Awesome. My husband hasnt done that in years. ( note, either have I!)
I watched as well. Loved, loved, loved every minute of it! What a great husband, what a great wife and what a great family! Won't it be fantastic when we bring back our founding values to our great nation? Mitt has honesty, integrity, great love for our country and proven leadership skills. Who could ask for more?
There's a lady in that with the last name Dushku, Eliza Dusku's mom? She went to Mitt's ward I believe.