The Things You Didn’t Know About Mitt Romney

The Things You Didn’t Know About Mitt Romney
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As we all know by now, Mitt Romney is the Republican presidential candidate and is coming for the throne. We also know through excessive media coverage that he has tons of money and is Mormon.

However beyond this our generation does not know too much about the man who very well could be our next President come November.

Here are the things you didn’t know about  Mitt Romney.

Elite.

  • 10. Mitt Romney once suffered broken ribs, a fractured arm, a concussion, facial injuries and accidently declared dead, after being in a head on auto collision in France.

  • 9. Mitt and Ann Romney are a devoted couple who will be celebrating their 42nd wedding anniversary this coming March 21, with their 5 sons, 5 daughters-in-laws and 16 grandchildren.

  • 8. Mitt Romney was named after the hotel magnate J. Willard Marriot, also a Mormon and his father’s best friend. He was also named after his father’s cousin, Milton “Mitt” Romney, a quarterback for the Chicago Bears from 1925-1929.

  • 7. Romney’s great grandfather Miles Romney was a polygamist who left the U.S. for Mexico in 1885 when the LDS Church came under attack from the U.S. government about polygamy. Miles had five wives. Dozens of Romneys still live in Mexico.

  • 6. Romney’s net worth is between $190 and $260 million, which would make him the wealthiest president ever elected. Obama reported assets between $2.8 and $11 million, mostly from book royalties.

  • 5. Romney created controversy when it was discovered that in 1983 he had strapped the family dog, Seamus, an Irish Setter, to the roof of the family station wagon for a 12-hour drive from Boston to Ontario.

  • 4. In 1965, Romney was arrested for sliding down the slopes of a golf course on large blocks of ice.

  • 3. In 2009, Romney’s 70-year-old cousin, Meredith Romney, was kidnapped in Mexico and held for ransom in a cave for three days.

  • 2. The Romney family can be traced back to 17th-century Great Britain to William Romney, who served as lord mayor of London.

  • 1. Mitt Romney’s favorite foods are hot dogs and meatloaf cakes.

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