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Survivors recall tragic car crash in France with Romney
By Michael Paulson
Published: Sunday, June 24, 2007
BERNOS-BEAULAC, France — The mission car was packed that day.
The president of the Mormon mission to France, H. Duane Anderson, was eager to get out to visit congregations after a difficult May in which travel in France had been severely limited because a general strike had caused a gasoline shortage.
There were six people in a car that would comfortably seat five, but otherwise it was an ordinary drive that happened to turn tragic.
On the way back from Pau, the car was hit head-on and Anderson's wife, Leola, was killed.
Anderson's driver, a 21-year-old missionary named Mitt Romney, is now a leading candidate for the Republican nomination for president of the United States, with the June 16, 1968, accident one of his rare dark moments.
Romney, who was seriously injured in the crash and was momentarily feared dead, has long said there was nothing he could have done to avoid the tragedy.
"Mitt was just coming out of his coma, but his face was all swollen, his eye was almost shut, and one arm was fractured," Robinson said. "We didn't have CT scans or MRIs in those days, but we got what tests we could to show that he was OK, and that he was certainly going to survive, although he probably came within a hair of not surviving."
But Robinson said Romney recovered quickly without surgery, benefiting in part from his youth and general good health.
One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was astonished and followed the beast.
reply to post by signalfire
Residual brain damage (a coma practically guarantees it) would explain his apparent inability to 'remember' the bullying in high school, and maybe his seeming total lack of real compassion and his flat personality.
Originally posted by hadriana
What I'm wondering is.....WHy does France need missionaries?
That doesn't make any sense to me.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 — In December 1968, Mitt Romney returned home from a Mormon mission in France to find a changed country.
Originally posted by michaelbrux
is Romney brain located near his privates?
Originally posted by snusfanatic
reply to post by signalfire
Yea I was waiting for something like this. Seems like every candidate has some Loser faux psychologist waiting on the Internet to "diagnose" them with "totally accurate and probable" mental problems based on nothing but deluded partisanship. Have you ever met the guy? I'll answer this for you "no but..." ok then shut up, and stop using disability as some kind of weird passive aggressive weapon. It's pathetic.