http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/10/...mp-speech-thought-romney-was-pathetic-friend/ Killed former SEAL used in stump speech thought Romney was âpatheticâ: friend The friend of a former Navy SEAL who was recently killed during attacks in Libya says that his friend âwould definitely not approveâ of Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney invoking his name to score political points. Over the past week, Romney has been recalling a chance meeting with former Navy SEAL Glen Doherty years ago to get an edge on President Barack Obama after attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that resulted in the death of the veteran, U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and other Americans. The former Massachusetts governor appeared to get choked up on Tuesday as he told a crowd in Iowa that he had met Doherty when he mistakenly attended the wrong neighborhood party. âWe had a lot of things in common,â Romney said. âYou can imagine how I felt when I found out that he was one of the two former Navy SEALs killed in Benghazi on Sept. 11th.â But Elf Ellefsen, a friend of Dohertyâs, said that the former SEALâs recollection of Romney was not as favorable. âHe said it was very comical,â Ellefsen told Ron & Don radio show producer Libby Denkmann. âMitt Romney approached him ultimately four times, using this private gathering as a political venture to further his image. He kept introducing himself as Mitt Romney, a political figure. The same introduction, the same opening line. Glen believed it to be very insincere and stale.â âHe said it was pathetic and comical to have the same person come up to you within only a half hour, have this person reintroduce himself to you, having absolutely no idea whatsoever that he just did this 20 minutes ago, and did not even recognize Glenâs face.â Although Doherty was a member of the advisory board of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), Ellefsen said that he was non-political and âwould not approveâ Romney using his name. âWhether it be Republican, Democrat, Green Party, Libertarian, it doesnât make a difference,â Ellefsen explained. âBecause this guy is using our great friend, our humble, and honorable great friendâ¦ who is truly larger than lifeâ¦ He has become part of the soapbox routine for politics in a presidential race.â âHonestly it does make me sick. Glen would definitely not approve of it. He probably wouldnât do much about it. He probably wouldnât say a whole lot about it. I think Glen would feel, more than anything, almost embarrassed for Romney. I think he would feel pity for him.â Speaking to WHDH, Dohertyâs mother also called on the GOP hopeful to stop using her sonâs name on the campaign trail. âI donât trust Romney,â Barbara Doherty told the station. âHe shouldnât make my sonâs death part of his political agenda. Itâs wrong to use these brave young men, who wanted freedom for all, to degrade Obama.â Update (2:30 p.m. ET): After Romney told the same story about Glen Doherty again on Wednesday, his campaign promised that the former Massachusetts governor would not mention the slain former SEAL in campaign speeches again.