Romneys drag out the home videos for Father's Day
June 17th, 2012
09:53 AM ET
8 years ago

Romneys drag out the home videos for Father's Day

(CNN) - Mitt Romney’s five sons – four of whom are fathers themselves – marked Father's Day Sunday with a web video using old home video footage of childhood shenanigans with their dad.

“My dad didn’t have a playful side…I’m just kidding,” Ben Romney says at the beginning of the spot.

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All five of the GOP presidential candidate’s sons – Ben, Tagg, Matt, Josh and Craig – make appearances in the video, reminiscing about their father’s playful side.

“Oh my gosh. My dad has legendary pranks,” Ben says.

Craig says his dad is known as the “Great Entertainer.”

“Whenever people are around he wants to make sure people are having a good time,” he says. “‘You need a soft drink? You need something to eat? You guys okay? You having fun?’ Like, he wants to make sure everyone’s having a good time and he seems to take that approach with everything in life.”

The Romney sons also point out their father’s caring side, saying his commitment to helping people was constantly on display when they were children.

“He loves to help people and he does it in a very unassuming, very anonymous way,” Josh Romney says.

Tagg adds, “It’s just a part of who he is and I think it’s been a part of who he is for a long time.”

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. RS, CA

    President Romney will be awesome!

    June 17, 2012 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  2. chuck weidemann

    Very unassuming and anonymous!!! Just on television!!! Ever get the feeling we are watching the perfect man......trouble is this is real life and the perfect people are the ones to be careful of. Give me the man or woman who wears their humanity on their sleeves,who's awareness of their failures and success's give them perspective and compassion and humility!!!! This does not describe Mitt Romney.....

    June 17, 2012 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  3. Marie

    Too bad... There will NOT be a president Romney!!! Obama/Biden 2012...

    June 17, 2012 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  4. Four more years of THIS?! NO WAY!!

    Raising 5 successful children, just one of the many success stories of the Romneys. They are good people and competent in everything they do. They are truly role models for all.

    June 17, 2012 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  5. g

    willard the robot

    June 17, 2012 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  6. Irma in North Carolina

    you mean to tell me that the rich Rommey clang actually has a father a rich one who actually cared for his children giving them all the money in the world, that is not the average kind of father.

    June 17, 2012 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  7. Romney is a fraud !

    Why doesn't he post a video of the father's he put out of work during his vulture capitalism day's at BAIN ! I'm sure he ruined Father's day for many of them ! OMG this guy is so phony , he makes me want to hurl !

    June 17, 2012 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  8. Four more years of THIS?! NO WAY!!

    Why doesn't he post a video of the father's he put out of work during his vulture capitalism day's at BAIN !
    These people were going to be unemployed whether Romney tried to help or not. THEIR COMPANIES WERE FAILING. At least Romney TRIED to save their companies and everybody knows (except liberals and leftists) that success is not guaranted in business.

    But would you settled for a video of the tens of thousands that DO have jobs because Romney and Bain were able to help save their companies, that subsequently went on to thrive and create MANY MORE JOBS?

    Honestly, only clueless liberals and leftist would be spewing nonsense like the statement of this ROmney hater. The American people are not stupid and know that what Romney did was good. To spout that it was bad only shows how clueless you are in the ways of the world and the ways of business. You actually HELP Romney so please keep up the good work. We appreciate your support.

    June 17, 2012 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  9. Rupert Murdoch = Josef Goebbels

    I wish all children could have such fun-loving, caring, and RICH dads. Unfortunately, many children rely on govt programs, like WIC, "section-8" housing, foodstamps, the public education system, and use emrgency rooms for routine medical care, because people like Romney "don't care about the very poor (because they have a safety net)." A safety net that people like Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney will gut if given the chance.

    June 17, 2012 11:34 am at 11:34 am |