Romney is a silver spoon baby, right? Just another rich guy living off Daddy’s money?
Well, not quite.
Reince Priebus stated something the other night that is common knowledge in my adopted home state of Utah, that Mitt gave away his inheritance:
And that’s what a convention is all about, telling the Mitt Romney story about a good, decent man that gave away his father’s inheritance and everything he did, he did with– to success. And I think that both Republican and Democratic parents are wishing for their kids’ success and the American dream, and not the glass-half-empty America that Barack Obama is trying to sell this country.
You can here the PolitiFact “fact-checkers” hissing through their clenched teeth when they wrote this:
Reince Priebus says that Romney “gave away his father’s inheritance.”
…We find the evidence supports the claim and we see nothing to contradict it. If any evidence emerges, we’ll review it. But in the meantime, we rate Priebus’ claim True.
Romney is exactly what he says he is. He is rich, he did make his own money, he is a principled God-fearing family man, he has helped people with his personal wealth, his time and his influence. He has built businesses and suffered the failure of some.
One of the greatest differences between Romney and Obama is that Romney has put his personal assets and the livelihood of his own family at risk to create value. Obama has never done that. In his adult life, he has never been personally at risk for failure. He has always used other people’s money to prosecute his plans.