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Fri Feb 17, 2012, 12:42 AM

A pictorial lookback at the schooldays of Willard Rmoney, Michigan's favorite plutocrat

Mitt Romney's early years in his *home state* of Michigan: He attended Cranbrook, the most expensive, most exclusive school in this or any other nearby state. A school with its own art museum. Its own science institute. An endowment fund that'd boggle your eyes.


The full wording of the gate is: "Cranbrook School A.D. 1927." The "Peacock Gate" was designed by Eliel Saarinen. In the background is the Quadrangle Fountain.














Eliel Saarinen: drawing Cranbrook School for Boys 1925


Column Capital at Alumni Court--Cranbrook School (Greek Theme)


That's where Mittens spent his youth.

When he graduated, he was off to Stanford in Palo Alto, CA, never to return.

Here's a few pics of Mitt in college. Note his dress.




That's Willard on the far right in the white slacks.



You can see that Mitt was the typical American college student of the late 60s, a bigtime supporter of the war in VietNam. Yet, he applied for and received a deferment for the draft due to his soon-to-be Mormon missionary status in France.


Yup, Mitt is just another of us Michiganders. He's just like us. That's good enough for me to vote for him in the Michigan GOPer primary on February 28.

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Reply A pictorial lookback at the schooldays of Willard Rmoney, Michigan's favorite plutocrat (Original post)
Bozita Feb 2012 OP
Old and In the Way Feb 2012 #1
MADem Feb 2012 #2
phasma ex machina Feb 2012 #3
jimlup Feb 2012 #4
montanto Feb 2012 #5
Faygo Kid Feb 2012 #6
FailureToCommunicate Feb 2012 #7
MichiganVote Feb 2012 #8
whathehell Apr 2012 #14
pansypoo53219 Feb 2012 #9
jonthebru Feb 2012 #10
caraher Feb 2012 #11
usrname Feb 2012 #12
Bozita Feb 2012 #13

Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 01:05 AM

1. What a guy. This brief bio kind of reminds me of another recent Republican President.

He wore blue jeans, too...just like Mitt. This would make a nice brochure type e-mailer for those that might not know Mitt's background. You could expand to show the rough years living in a Château in France and the job cremating, business breaking years at Bain Capital.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 01:07 AM

2. K/R--very illuminating little pictorial account!

I wonder if there are any pics of him doing his missionary work in the wild and wicked vastness of .... France?

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 01:24 AM

3. "Bibi" Noot's ego needs to consume "Bankster Sock Puppet" Romney and "Stoneage" Santorum. nt

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 06:02 AM

4. I'm already sick to death of his commerical run

I think he's going to fall big in Michigan.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 11:56 AM

5. Just a normal, everyday guy

who pulled himself up by his own bootstraps and overcame the same adversities that millions and millions of Americans do. That's what I see. Yep.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 05:12 PM

6. This Michigander knows he's a joke.

He couldn't wait to get out his "home state," and never looked back.

I love my true home state of Michigan. He knows nothing about Michigan. Another GOP fraud.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 06:18 PM

7. In last clipping he looks like the jerk from "That Thing You Do"

Thanks for putting this together, Bozita.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 09:15 PM

8. Trust fund candidates are a waste of time.

 

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Response to MichiganVote (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 12:51 PM

14. That's actually a great sound-bite for the Dems, "Mitt Romney -- The Trust Fund Candidate".

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 01:39 AM

9. born w/ a platinum spoon.

as well as a fork + knife.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 01:07 PM

10. Darn, a tough choice between...

Mitt and Rick, which clown gets the potty?
Tough choice, I tell you!

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 02:53 PM

11. Hard to imagine Mitt in a picture like this one



He's got the name and the money, but clearly doesn't measure up to his father

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 03:31 PM

12. Dead Poets Society

 

DPS was filmed entirely in Delaware, with St Andrews School as the setting for the school.

Refer to IMDB.

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Response to usrname (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 05:38 PM

13. Thank you.

I should have checked that out before putting it in.

Fixing the OP now.

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