I have read a few who have made disparaging remarks about Romney being a Mormon. This is not the discussion here. What I want to provide is one mans opinion of ONE Mormon, who I knew like a brother.
Robert called me from the Pentagon one day as he had got my name as a POC on IT. He had a question to ask and was being stationed at where I was. Rob was a senior military officer, highly respected, grad from top schools in the US and on the list of MD’s who can perform operations on the POTUS, he teaches, lectures in his field of medicine around the world, been Dean of a medical school.
Rob is a Mormon.
Rob has a wife, 7 kids all girls, Rob and I became great friends, not often a Field Grade like myself gets close to a higher ranking officer.
Rob and I traveled together on business and pleasure many times, he hunts fishes, loves guns and loves computers and with a wife and 7 girls having some male company was a great time. We got together about once a week at least and traveled to a lot of computer conferences together.
Rob was deadly honest, if he had a vice I never saw it in running with him for nearly 10 years. Ohhh we be traveling to a conference and I could every once in a while talk him into ordering a Coke or and ice tea, yea, that was stepping out, no form of booze had ever passed his lip nor any smoke, and or a rare occasion he would drink a coke with a meal…
He was not rigid at all, quite humorous, and we would head out to Boston from where we were stationed a almost 12 hr drive, leaving at 0400 hrs. He was never late, you bank on him for anything. He was my best friend.
We talk a little about Mormonism, wish now I had talked more, he never pushed it or anything of that nature. Those long trips we make of 12 driving hours were fun, a real learning experience about Docs and the medical world and will never forget them. To this day I wish we lived close enough to get together, he heads up a major hospital in another state a long ways from here.
He was a great man by any measure.
Was he a typical Mormon? Got no idea, only one I have known, but I did know him for a long time, and knew him very very well.
Am i saying this is Romney, no, dunno, have no idea.
I will add this: He has brothers, one is an Academy award winning Director, 3 others are renown Doctors, another started a business and is now running a nation wide corp, they are all successful, incredibly so.
His dad and mom, they are retired and live in a condo overlooking the Pacific Ocean…Dad was an elevator operator and hotel clerk his entire life, they all grew up in a 1 room house, all 6 of them. Rob bused tables at a eatery just down from where he went to college, working his way thru school and med school on his own as did the others. Rob went to Harvard, has 2 degrees from there. Each brother shares in the cost of mom and dad to live, drive a car, and have medical ins, a real retirement in Hawaii, because hotel clerks do not have a retirement package.[LEFT][/LEFT]