Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Ben and Craig Romney's appearance came the morning after their mother, Ann, stole the show Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention.
Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney's sons used charm and family anecdotes to rouse a room of groggy Republican National Convention delegates during a breakfast speech Wednesday morning at Innisbrook. Ben and Craig Romney's appearance came the morning after their mother, Ann, stole the show Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention. "How about my mom last night?" Ben Romney asked the audience. "That was something special for all of us, my whole family. I looked up and down the row and saw a lot of wet eyes. I had to fight it back myself a number of times. I'm just so proud of her. She did such a phenomenal job," he said. Ben, who is a doctor, told the crowd his mother's talent for public speaking comes naturally, but …
Friday, July 20, 2012
The first part in Patch's The Romney Effect series looks at how Mitt Romney and his family appear on social media.
Mitt Romney's Facebook page states he likes "East of Eden," "O, Brother, Where Art Thou?" and Johnny Cash. But you won't find anything about his hometown of Belmont on his 'likes' list. Does that mean Romney doesn't like Belmont, despite living here for four decades? We can't presume to know, but we know that comments or insights, likes (or even dislikes) about local happenings doesn't appear to be part of the presumptive Republican candidate's social media presence. More than 2.5 million Facebook members 'like' Belmont's most prominent citizen. Or about 10 percent of the 'likes' on Pres. Barack Obama's Facebook page. Social media – Facebook, Twitter, FourSquare, Flickr, Instagram and even newcomer Pinterest – have been considered …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
A multi-part Patch series will explore the impact of Mitt Romney and his family on Belmont and the surrounding community.
It's only weeks until the Republican convention. We already know a lot about Mitt Romney, the candidate. But what do we know about Mitt Romney, the local man? For the next few weeks, Belmont Patch editor Franklin Tucker will be looking into what kind of impact the Romneys have had on their local community. We're interested in your thoughts on how the Romneys have affected Belmont and surrounding communities. Do you have a story about dealing with the Romneys or running into Secret Service agents? Tell us about it in the comments section below or email Franklin Tucker. And join us every Friday morning for our latest installment of The Romney Effect.