I think it's common knowledge that Mitt Romney is quite wealthy. It's also fairly well known that his dad was very successful. I suspect most people assumed, as I did, that Romney built his wealth using "family money" as a stepping stool as it were.
However, that doesn't appear to be the case at all.
LAMB: By the way, why did your father not give you any of his inheritance?
ROMNEY: Well, he didn’t have as much as I think some people anticipated. And I did get a check from my dad when he passed away. I shouldn’t say a check, but I did inherit some funds from my dad.
But I turned and gave that away to charity. In this case I gave it to a school which Brigham Young University established in his honor, the George W. Romney School of Public Management.
How is this not being shouted from the mountain tops? Romney gave away his inheritance? He passes it off as it if wasn't a big thing because his father didn't have as much money as people think. That may be so, but still, how many people would really do this?Doesn't this make Romney MUCH more likeable? I don't understand why someone, the RNC maybe, isn't pounding this drum like crazy.