Despite different paths, candidates' fathers shaped where they arrived
June 17th, 2012
07:21 AM ET
6 years ago

Despite different paths, candidates' fathers shaped where they arrived

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney worshiped his father. Barack Obama barely knew his.

In the nature-versus-nurture debate, psychologists say fathers play an important role in the men their sons become. And the two presidential candidates' relationships with their fathers offer insight into the men they are today.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
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  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Comparing grandfathers is interesting as well. Mittens' grandfather renounced his American citizenship and took his 4 wives to Mexico to live, and Obama's grandfather served with Patton in world war 2 to protect the American way of life. Elitists like Mittens have little to offer our country.

    June 17, 2012 07:31 am at 7:31 am |
  2. Gurgyl

    My vehement support to Pres. Obama.

    June 17, 2012 07:48 am at 7:48 am |
  3. Marie MD

    Let's see one man from the middle class and was mostly raised by a single mother and his grandfathers.
    The bishop was raised by a man who couldn't be president, because he was born in Mexico, and now he is trying to make up for what daddy couldn't do himself. The bishop doesn't want to be president because he cares about US. He wants to be president because he wants to show his church what it feels like to have real power so that when they reach their planets, in their magic underwear, they know what to do.

    June 17, 2012 08:28 am at 8:28 am |