If you watched the Republican National Convention on C-Span or maybe Fox News, you are familiar with this testimonial to Mitt Romney's time as a bishop in Boston.
I relate the story for a political purpose, of course. This is a political column.
But as I heard the story, I was struck by what Democrats have said about Romney and what the man really is.
A presidential race necessarily involves questions about both candidates' values.
There has been a lot of effort made to call Romney's into question.
The Oparowski story leaves me more impressed with how Romney has conducted his life — and less impressed with those who debase themselves by sliming a good man.
This was not the only testimonial about Romney's good works that night.
The miracle of David Oparowski is that he lives on 33 years after his death at 14.
How much do you want to bet that his boyhood pals still have his skateboard, his model rockets, and his fishing gear?
He lives on because his bishop used his hands, his feet and his legal pad to serve Christ.
This true story may not change a single vote.
But maybe it will make Democrats pause before they slime Romney and his wife again.
Surber may be reached at donsur...@dailymail.com.