Am I a terrible relative if I don’t support/vote for them? Mitt Romney is my third cousin once removed.
Mitt Romney’s father George Romney(pictured above) with my great-grandfather Golden Driggs (on left) and Golden’s brother Doug Driggs (on right). This picture was given to my uncle Richard by my grandmother.
Not only were the Driggs boys good friends with Mitt’s father, they were also cousins. My great-grandfather was both a cousin to George Romney and a cousin to George’s wife Lenore. That makes me third cousins once removed through both of Mitt’s parents’ lines. On his father’s side through Parley P. Pratt and through Mitt’s mom’s side through Lewis Robinson. My great grandfather Driggs’ mother was a Robinson and his father’s mother was a Pratt.
Confusing, but it makes sense to me. Thanks to my uncle Richard for this information.
My great grandfather helped George with his campaign for the presidency in 1968 — but it will take a lot to convince me(inheritance, wink, wink) to jump aboard the Mitt bandwagon.