There is a scandal surrounding Mitt Romney. If Newt Gingrich had done this, it would be headline news. If Herman Cain had done it, it would be headline news. If Michele Bachmann had done it, there would be calls for her resignation.
What is it?
As Mitt Romney was leaving office in 2007, he and his team took very elaborate steps to make sure that there would be no email record of what happened during his administration.
First, from UPI:
E-mails from Mitt Romney's term as Massachusetts governor have vanished from public records in the state, interviews and records reveal.
The Boston Globe reported Thursday that just before Romney, a GOP presidential candidate, left the governor's office in 2007 and first ran for president, 11 top aides purchased their state-issued computer drives.
Romney administration officials had remaining computers in the governor's office replaced before Gov. Deval Patrick's staff took power in January 2007, leaving no electronic record of any Romney administration e-mails, Mark Reilly, Patrick's chief legal counsel, said.
The Globe said Patrick's office has been deluged with inquiries for records from the Romney administration.
"The governor's office has found no e-mails from 2002-2006 in our possession," Reilly said in a statement. "Before the current administration took office, the computers used during that time period were replaced and the server used during that time period was taken out of service, all files were removed from it and it was also replaced."
From the Boston Globe:
Top aides to the three Massachusetts governors who preceded Mitt Romney - all of them Republicans - said yesterday they know of no instance when state employees purchased their computer hard drive as they left the administration, as 11 of Romney’s aides did in 2006 as he was laying the groundwork for his first presidential campaign.
The aides from the administrations of William F. Weld, Paul Cellucci, and Jane Swift all said they were not aware of such purchases being made previously.
“I don’t remember anybody buying their hard drives. I don’t remember anybody buying anything,’’ said Stephen P. Crosby, who worked for Romney’s two predecessors and handled the transition between Jane Swift’s outgoing administration and Romney’s incoming one, and who was also co-chairman of Governor Deval Patrick’s budget and finance transition team. “I can’t even remember anybody discussing it. It certainly wasn’t [standard operating procedure] in any way. That’s almost unthinkable. It seems inherently a bad idea. You almost think you’d want to have a record of everything going on for the public.’’
Terry Dolan, who worked in six administrations and handled office transfers for many of them, said it was rare for departing employees to purchase state property - and unheard of for them to purchase computer equipment.
This scandal, and there is no other word for it, is beyond belief. There was a conspiracy among Mitt Romney’s top aides and probably Romney himself to make sure there was no record of the Romney administration that could be used against him when he decided he was going to run for President.
Romney was governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007. Half way through his first term, he decided he was going to run for President and elected not to seek reelection as governor. It was during the last half of his term that some of Romney’s major liberal accomplishments took place, including Romneycare.
Romney has made claims about his positions regarding Romneycare and other issues. IT would be very interesting to see the inside thought processes of his administration, but that is not possible.
Why would Romney and his team wipe out all records?
It is obvious Romney did not want anyone to see what his administration did.
It is very simple. Mitt Romney is a fraud. He is the worst form of politician. He will do anything or say anything to get elected. In 1994, he ran against Ted Kennedy as a liberal, promising to be more liberal than Ted Kennedy.
The Romney campaign, at least as of the time of writing this piece, had not answered the allegations. Instead, they issued a silly statement blasting the Obama regime for being preoccupied with secrecy.
The question everyone needs to start asking Romney is what did he feel was so important to cover up that he had all of the emails from the Governor’s office deleted.
What did Romney cover up and why did he cover it up?
Real Americans want to know.
I'm not sure how we all get on the same page when selecting our Presidential Candidate, but I do know we need to continue theses open table discussions until we can collectively agree on the man or woman we will back. To me this can't be decided by throwing out negatives all of the time - I think we need to see who actually has the best qualifications. Why don't we weigh positives pretty soon and see what we come up with...
Sounds clever to me. You know darn well that if our fair and free press found so much a a misspelling Romney would be cast as a person of below protozoan intelligence.
Romney is the one and only hero of the MSM, on the GOP side. He'll not be attacked.
Mitt Romney is a Blue Blood left wing plant.Thats why the msm dosent go after him.The only difference between Mitt and
Barry is skin tone.
No, Romney has better hair.
Judson, my mind is made up - I've said Newt and I intend to stick to that decision. We do need a bulldozer right now and I think he fits the bill.
I don't know about you but I am searching for a Presidential Candidate that will give me confidence in their integrity. Someone I can believe in to turn this country around. Vetting is a very important step in the selection process. If that means exposing the truth about something in a candidate's background that might alter my vote for that candidate, then, so be it.
We bought a "pig in a poke" when America elected Obama. That should teach us a lesson not to allow that to happen again, even if it's one of our own. Though no one is perfect, we need to know the strengths and weaknesses about the candidate we choose to go up against Obama. If allegations of wrong doing turn out to be true we need to know about it to determine if the information would lead to a second Obama term.
Now, with the above said, I have a few words to say about Judson's "hit piece" on Romney. Judson has chosen to support Gingrich some time ago. It's one thing to propel allegations against one of "our" candidates, it's another thing to propel allegations against one of "our" candidates (that might go up against Obama) without first getting his or her side of the story. If Judson had personally reached out to Romney with no redeemable response, then Judson should report that fact to the Tea Party Nation members. It is not only wrong to call Romney a fraud, without a Romney personal response, it is damaging in our effort to defeat Obama. To attack Romney in this manner is contrary to President Reagan's endorsement of the Eleventh Commandment: "Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican."
Why do you have to personally contact Romney to determine wheather or not he is a fraud? Just look at his record, his past vote for Democratic senator Paul Tsongas, his positions when running against Kennedy and the Governorship, etc....
Just read his wiki page, that will summarize everything you need to determine weather on not he is a position shifting fraud... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitt_Romney
He did a magnificent job upon leaving. All over the country we see signs that say "Leave no trace." Quite commendable indeed. /s