Mitt Romney Continues Tradition of Charity with Hurricane Sandy Relief, Despite Media Claims of Campaign Stunt

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.

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  1. Ed Stone says:

    It is reported that the Romney people were so worried their “relief rally” would be a dud they ran down to the local Walmart and spent $5,000 on goods to fill out the tables. Some of the stuff was given to people who showed up empty handed so they would have something to “give.” It most certainly was a campaign stunt, and yes, the Red Cross asks for donations of money rather than goods. The last people in the disaster area need is buses full of stuff driving in when they are trying to get debris off the road.

    1. Gayle says:

      If the Red Cross asks for money and not goods, why are Wal-Mart and other retail stores asked to donate goods to the Red Cross whenever there is an emergency? You really don’t know what you are talking about. Besides which, it is not like the Red Cross holds a monopoly on charitable giving in times of emergency. Move along to the corral. That’s were all the other sheep are.

    2. Bob Boing says:

      Ed, it’s sad to think that someone trying to help people like Mitt Romney did gets this kind of response. It’s sad to think that helping someone is considered a “stunt”. And it’s sad to think you vote, Ed.

      1. Lori G says:

        Thankfully Mitt is known for this kind of ‘stunt’ even when his isn’t running for office. The people in these areas are going to see it for what it is…….. genuine care and if the rest of us are lucky, they’ll vote accordingly.

    3. Steve says:

      @ Ed Stone. “It is reported”, you say. Vague BS as usual. Hey, guess what? I’ve heard reports that Ed Stone is a total jerk.

    4. Rick S says:

      Bs, red cross wants cash because well because its cash. Ive worked with these non profits for seven years, i know how they operate. In fact im doing work for them as we speak.these organizations are all operated by money. It is all about the money. And since when did the red cross attain the status of non profit grand poohbaa? Who is the highest paid ceo? Do a little research you’ll be surprised.

    5. Becky says:

      Except, the Red Cross is handing out milk and cookies, according to news reports, and the people are furious. So much for The Cross. It’s all about politics for you libs…isn’t it? The victims be damned!

  2. Carl Buccellato says:

    Some people just seem incapable of seeing truth..They see , hear , and speak only along the party line. Perhaps it is a reflection of thier own short comings and lack of charity.

  3. Daniel Asamota says:

    What is a so-called liberal? Somebody who believes in liberty, justice, and equity for all people. What is a right-wing jerk? Somebody who feels only a certain segment of society should enjoy success, wield power, and have no impediments to their rakish desires and no checks for their power so they can use it however they want to step on people! Trust me, if Mitty-boy is giving one dollar it’s because he looks to get one thousand back!

    1. Gayle says:

      Why should I trust you? You sound like one of those right wing jerks.

  4. Lowell Fitt says:

    Red Cross? The reason they don’t want goods is because they can’t pay their overhead costs and leadership salaries with cans of soup, coats or blankets. Ask the RC if every dime donated because of this disaster will go to the needy in this disaster. The question has been asked before and the official answer on record is no. Every dime donated to Romney will go to those in need. This is a carry over from his church experience. There, every dime donated to the Mormon Church that is earmarked for charitable purposes does go to those that need the help. All, and I repeat ALL administrative costs are covered by the general funds of the church. Ever wonder how much the big bosses at Red Cross make? I am sure they are not part of the suffering middle class – some sites have the head honcho “care giver” making more than a million a year, with some managers scraping by on a paltry $100,000. Then again, they need to eat too. You can donate where you want to, even if part of your charity goes into the pockets of the 2%, but I will also donate where I want and feel good that every penny will go directly to those who need the help.

    Get real

  5. Doug Wotherspoon says:

    I did not know there was a law saying that redcross was the only organization in the world that could distribute water, food, clothes, etc, during a crisis like this. Romney has told people to donate $10 to the redcross. The redcross in general pisses me off when you think of how much money the people in charge of the organization make. They could do a lot more if they didnt pay out millions in salary. So now you want to bad mouth a man who has a history of donating money, time and resources to those in need. I dont hear you saying one word about the fact that obama has contributed nothing except to say the government will give you money and loans to rebuild. Wow, the government has done that in every disaster. This just shows me which one of these two candidates actually cares about the citizens of the United States. Romney is the clear winner on that one. People lost everything, have nothing and he is sending food, water, clothes, diapers, etc. People will be happy to get those supplies no matter who it came from.

  6. Dave says:

    I can not believe the ‘balls’ of some people…. What is the problem with humanity??? You think every single Republican sucks? Just because of what they believe in? There good people out there, both republican and democrat. Just as there are bad ones… Can you see that Romney just happens to be a good one? Or…is it that our lame President hasn’t got off the bus yet? Romney is using his OWN money…. not borrowed Chinese money like BHO would do. BHO has lied..and lied. About green jobs, about Benagazi, about Fast and Furious..and about Obamacare. Frankly, I feel Obamacare is an Oxymoron.. Because, after I heard what he told the the Russians, he don’t care.

  7. Chris says:

    Sadly, liberals always look for a way to make the conservatives look bad. Let’s all be rational, if someone does good and then runs for office, what makes you think that they won’t continue doing good?

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