If the goal of last night’s Republican National Convention was to introduce America to the more human side of Mitt Romney, then leading off the 10 PM hour with Clint Eastwood was a huge mistake. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Romney himself went on to give serviceable speeches, but not letting Ted and Pat Oparowski share their story with more Americans was a big mistake. The Washington Examiner’s Byron York reports:
[The Oparowski's] knew Romney from church, and when their 14 year-old son David was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease in 1979, Romney visited the boy regularly. “They developed a loving friendship,” Pat Oparowski said, recounting the many times Romney came to see her and her son. David Oparowski’s cancer was terminal. During one visit, Mrs. Oparowski recalled, “David, knowing Mitt had gone to law school at Harvard, asked Mitt if he would help him write a will. He had some prize possessions that he wanted to make sure were given to his closest friends and family. The next time Mitt went to the hospital, he was equipped with his yellow legal pad and pen. Together, they made David’s will. That is a task that no child should ever have to do. But it gave David peace of mind. So after David’s death, we were able to give his skateboard, his model rockets, and his fishing gear to his best friends. He also made it clear that his brother Peter should get his Ruger .22 rifle. How many men do you know who would take the time out of their busy lives to visit a terminally ill 14 year old and help him settle his affairs?”

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