By Kyle | April 11, 2012
I think it’s kind of genius that Mitt hasn’t talked up his considerable achievements in the field of random acts of kindness and altruism. The fact is, the media (eventually) get tired of reporting the same story over and over again, so you won’t to get the bad stuff out of the way fast. This stuff is still fresh because it hasn’t been publicized. I suspect the campaign has been saving all this for the general election, on the theory that people don’t really pay attention until after Labor Day and anything before then is essentially for fund-raising purposes. Says the WaPo:
By now, many voters have heard that Mitt Romney once put the family dog, Seamus, in a crate and strapped him to the roof of a station wagon. But far fewer have heard that Romney and his sons once raced across a dark, placid lake on Jet Skis, “Baywatch”-style, to rescue strangers and their dog, McKenzie, after their boat capsized.
Or that Romney once temporarily closed the Boston headquarters of his private-equity firm to round up his co-workers, accountants and lawyers and fan out across Manhattan to search for Melissa Gay, his Bain Capital partner’s missing 14-year-old daughter.