November 25th, 2007
08:01 AM ET
7 years ago

A bite-size Romney works the crowd

Romney with his grandson, Parker in New Hampshire.

NASHUA, New Hampshire (CNN)– ­ Parker Romney is a natural. Campaigning with "Grandpa Mitt" Saturday, grandson Parker, who is only 18 months old, greeted hundreds of voters at a Granite state winter parade.

Parker, who is still learning how to speak, mimicked his grandfather–shaking hands and chirping in his tiny voice "Hi!" to each person that approached the former Massachusetts Governor.

Parker's father, Craig Romney (Mitt Romney's youngest son), called his son a "future politician in waiting."

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Filed under: Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • Race to '08
soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. RGR, Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Aa a Canadian, I'm shocked that any American would beleive that Bush is the reason why the world is growing tired of America. America is the butt of jokes because of so much of your bigotory. Only is America would it be an "issue" if someone of colour, a female, or someone that's a differenat religion would get attacked. Grow up.

    Like hundreds of millions of others outside of the American bubble, I am HAPPY to see Hilary, Obama and Mitt running! It is also fantastic to see a person like Mitt brining his grandson along. Clearly the Romney's have the family that most wish they had or envy him because he and his wife made a upstanding family.

    Isn't it great as an American have the CHOICE to serve in the military or not. Mitt's career isn't politics, he's donating his presidential salary to charity. What a different world we'd have if people of character choose to serve their country out of a sense of duty than a paycheque.

    November 26, 2007 12:53 am at 12:53 am |
  2. Reality Check

    Although I find it particularly alarming how much negative posts there are regarding this cute little story about Romney and his grandson Parker, I find it much more alarming how ignorant some posters (Judy to be specific) are. If you just do about 5 minutes of fact finding, you will find out how wrong you are in your "facts".

    To think that I have an equal voting power as some people makes me shutter. We should assign voting power based on intelligence and ability to reason.

    More specifically to Judy: Mormons are in the military, check your facts. Mormons defend a constitution and freedoms for others that weren't given to them a short 150 years ago. If anyone has honor, courage, patriotism and dedication, it is the Mormon military folks.

    I find it odd that you (a woman) would be so willing to dismiss people because of a belief (that we are all entitled to). You do know that only a few short years ago, you wouldn't get to vote, hold a title to a car or house, get an education, etc. Ignorance wasn't much fun when you are on the losing end. It's time to be enlightened and get rid of some stereotypes.

    November 26, 2007 01:38 am at 1:38 am |
  3. Ryan VanReenan

    I saw this picture and thought about Sheen at the end of that movie "The Dead Zone". Cruel I know, but it's Romney we're talking about. The flimsiest sleazeball next to Rudy.

    November 26, 2007 04:37 am at 4:37 am |
  4. Alice Newman Center Harbor NH

    "Romney like all Mormon young men that choose to serve a mission do that at age 19-21. Romney can not help that he was this age during Vietnam."

    .... no, but he could have make a choice when he finished his mission ...and his choice was "let's make money! Vietnam is too dangerous! Helmets mess up my hair." his sons don't have to serve in the military ... but they are working to get their father elected so he can send other people's sons and daughters to war ... voters notice.

    November 26, 2007 05:19 am at 5:19 am |
  5. Concerned Cape Coral FL

    Garrett from Provo.

    You said that Mormons believe in the right to choose explaining Mitt's sons'
    refusal to serve in the Military. Why doesn't that same right to choose apply to women who cannot support an unwanted or dangerous pregnancy?

    November 26, 2007 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  6. Todd, Highland UT

    Concerned,

    Choosing for oneself whether or not to serve in the military, particularly when one is not drafted, is not quite the same as choosing to kill a defenseless innocent unborn child.

    November 26, 2007 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  7. summus

    Oh thank goodness there are other Romneys out there to pick up the mantle and carry it on to save civilization. I was worried that Mitt was the last one.

    November 26, 2007 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  8. Carol, Boston,MA

    "Romney like all Mormon young men that choose to serve a mission do that at age 19-21. Romney can not help that he was this age during Vietnam."

    …. no, but he could have make a choice when he finished his mission …and his choice was "let's make money! Vietnam is too dangerous! Helmets mess up my hair." his sons don't have to serve in the military … but they are working to get their father elected so he can send other people's sons and daughters to war … voters notice.

    Posted By Alice Newman Center Harbor NH : November 26, 2007 5:19 am

    GREAT POST, ALICE NEWMAN! IT IS TRUE. Everyone is attacking poster Judy, but she should have posted "If your name is ROMNEY you are too much of a coward to serve!"
    Parker as a "politician in waiting", Craig??? HARDLY. He will be just another Romney who never served our country. Do not kid yourselves, Romneys, you are NO political dynasty-far from it!

    December 2, 2007 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
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