Mitt Romney donated his inheritance to Brigham Young University to help disadvantaged students pursue higher education in public management and government. He donated his entire salary with the Olympics to charity as well as giving the Olympics $1 million of his own money. During his entire term as governor of Massachusetts, he refused to take a salary. The Romneys give millions per year to their church and other organizations. Now, he is helping bring aid to victims of Hurricane Sandy, and the media expects us to believe this is a campaign stunt.
The Romney campaign has been collecting supplies in Virginia, North Carolina, and New Hampshire, and Governor Romney deployed his campaign bus to deliver supplies to those affected by the hurricane. “Governor Romney’s concern is the safety and well-being of those in the path of Hurricane Sandy,” Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul said Monday morning.
However, there are those who don’t want to believe Romney is simply helping those in need.
MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell asserted that Romney’s act of good will was actually a campaign stunt. Martin Bashir added to this by saying that Romney “spent today going against the guidelines established by the Red Cross and holding a campaign rally in Ohio that was dressed up like a charity drive collecting food and other supplies.” There will always be though who would rather score political points than give the candidate credit.
Why is it so hard to believe that a man with a history of charity work and charitable giving would be doing just that when people are in genuine need? It isn’t a campaign stunt or political move, and that’s exactly why the Left is worried.