And so this happened... in 1968
September 27th, 2012
04:17 PM ET
2 years ago

And so this happened... in 1968

(CNN) - While a missionary with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in France, now-GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney had this photo taken for his then-girlfriend, who is now his wife, Ann.

The photo was first published in CNN's sister publication Time Magazine this week.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
soundoff (57 Responses)
  1. truth hurts

    Come on CNN!! Stop portraying Romney as a human being or Sniffy is going to get all upset!!

    September 27, 2012 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  2. Larry L

    Glad to see Romney was having fun in France while I was fighting in Vietnam. The life of a rich, spoiled draft-dodger must be great training to become a chicken-hawk ready to send other people's children to war...

    September 27, 2012 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  3. Latino

    We need Mitt!!! Obama is going to destroy the greatness of this country. Take that to the bank.

    September 27, 2012 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  4. Namejkane sfl a vote for the gop will cut your moms medicare and soc sec .can you afford to pay for them???

    That's nice ,but it won't change anybody's mind about romney son of boss tax cheat . He must have cheated the government out of millions of dallars to get Marriott to hire him to do the same thing but he got caught and cost Marriott millions in fines to the us government,no wonder he won't show his taxes . I guess he can explain it next week in the debates ,or try ,it was a crime and the us government said so !!!!!!!

    September 27, 2012 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  5. Lynda/Minnesota

    Pulling out all the stops to protect the man who wrote off half of the American public, Democrat and Republican, young and old, veterans and disabled, as "I can't help them" freeloading sloths, huh, CNN?

    Can't decide which is worse ... Mitt Romney the elitist or CNN trying to revive Mitt Romney the elitist at the expense of America's best - our middle class citizenry.

    September 27, 2012 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  6. truth hurts

    Larry L - Glad to see Romney was having fun in France while I was fighting in Vietnam. The life of a rich, spoiled draft-dodger must be great training to become a chicken-hawk ready to send other people's children to war...
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    Did you say the same thing about Bill Clinton? Didn't think so. Hypocite.

    September 27, 2012 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  7. Bill from GA

    " While a missionary with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in France ".

    Trying to convert those Catholics, and other Christians, to his religion.
    They (Mormons) can be really rude about it.

    September 27, 2012 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  8. Sniffit

    "Come on CNN!! Stop portraying Romney as a human being or Sniffy is going to get all upset!!"

    I have no interest in characterizing who or what Mittens was in 1968. I am talking about him NOW because THAT is what's relevant. Frankly, it's a nice sentimental photo and it really makes you wonder what the hell happened to the person in it that turned him into the self-serving opportunist plutocrat he is today.

    September 27, 2012 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  9. aalisa31

    This will not change my vote. I am a woman who feels I should make my own decisions. It's great that he loves his wife, and he should. I just don't agree with his policies. It's not whether we think he is human or not.. it's about the policies that he has adopted and unadopted and adopted again... the bottom line is ... HE IS NOT TRUSTWORTHY... maybe for Ann... but not for the American people... point blank!

    September 27, 2012 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  10. Bill

    Romney is a dork. And he will never be president. And @MITT ROBME DRAFT DODGING, TAX EVADING POS – – –
    Agreed, this clown was in lollygagging in France while our boys were getting shot to pieces in Vietnam.

    September 27, 2012 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  11. truth hurts

    Sniffit - Frankly, it's a nice sentimental photo and it really makes you wonder what the hell happened to the person in it that turned him into the self-serving opportunist plutocrat he is today.
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    And you have met him personally and know him well enough to make this determination. Of course you don't. You're just making it up and spewing it just as fast.

    September 27, 2012 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  12. kayla

    is this when he was draft dodging? thought so

    September 27, 2012 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  13. Alan Srout (also a veteran)

    Remind me of Barack Obama and Joe Biden's heroic military service while you're at it Larry. We knew in 2008 that Obama's Selective Service registration was faked. Based on the law, he's not eligible to be a GS-1 clerk, much less president!!

    September 27, 2012 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  14. Critical Thinking

    Yeah,I guess if Obama was born earlier he would have volunteered for armed services, the question is which side would he signed up for....who am I kidding, he would have been a consciencous objector and went to Canada.

    September 27, 2012 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  15. Romney loseing election

    Well Romney dont love 47% of american he hate middle class and poor people.
    I bet he love Cayman and he doing his fundraising in China today.

    September 27, 2012 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  16. HOLY TIGHTY WHITIES WILLARD

    Draft dodging-coward!

    September 27, 2012 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  17. Sniffit

    "And you have met him personally and know him well enough to make this determination. Of course you don't. You're just making it up and spewing it just as fast.'

    Oh go blow it out your navel. His actions and words tell us everything we need to know. The man is a core-less, value-less, principle-less flip-flopping, plutocrat opportunist grifter whose ambition to become POTUS at all costs, no doubt spawned from his pathological daddy issues, drives his decision making and position-of-the-moment policy stances. For someone who runs around with his hair on fire calling Obama a socialist, communist, secret muslim, unamerican, etc etc, not to mention dogwhistling that he's trying to help "his peeps" over white people, you've got some nerve trying to pretend that Mittens' public life hasn't given people enough information to understand what largely makes him tick.

    September 27, 2012 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  18. thetruthandnothingbutthetruth

    @ truth hurts

    keep tryin....it aint workin...but keep tryin!

    September 27, 2012 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  19. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I hope he wasn't lying then, like he is now.

    September 27, 2012 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  20. Pander Bear

    OMGosh he's like so totally cutsie! We should elect him President. *rolls eyes* If the Obama campaign released a similar photo the right wing nuts would be yelling about how this is an attempt to play to the President's cult of personality instead of the hard working 47% moocher class blah blah blah.

    September 27, 2012 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  21. BLKMANinAmerica

    He, robo-Robme is still stuck in 1968 to.

    September 27, 2012 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  22. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I think Mittens is covering up the "I" and the "R." He meant to say he loved Irann.

    September 27, 2012 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  23. km4candles

    Tell me again what miliatary service was Obama in??? Oh that's right, he wasn't. He was a community organizer, now that is a great American call to duty. Now all you people that keep calling Romney an elitist, who do you think owns the companies that most Americans work for? Let's see Southwest, Citibank, CNN, etc. Do you think these owners are middle class folks? Do you think Oprah is just a middle class talk show host? What about Beyonce, just an ordinary lounge singer? No, they are RICH!!! And in case you haven't noticed, so is Obama.

    September 27, 2012 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  24. linda

    Yeah this is what Romney was doing in France when the rest of the REAL MEN and WOMEN were fighting and dying in VietNam.......Romney was dodging the draft.....

    September 27, 2012 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  25. Four and The Door

    MITT ROBME DRAFT DODGING, TAX EVADING POS
    You can see that ugly smirk n Mitt Robme's...just thinking that we all suckers for being patriotic and fighting in Vietnam while he dodged the draft to goof around eating french cheese and writing inanities!!!
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    I served 4 years but don't find much reason to judge people who didn't. But that's just me. You be who you are and enjoy that.

    September 27, 2012 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
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