He might run against Matheson for Congress
Doesn't matter, I would vote for a Romney before I see Matheson in there again.
Don't you people know that our governmnet is so corrupt, do you know that Social
Security for our old folks is getting the shaft. Vote Matheson out.. get someone
who isn't corrupt out. Call or write your congressmen to fix social security, as
it is because of them that it is broke. They kept barrowing and spent it all.
Sounds like sour grapes! McCain is the Republican canadiate the lies have not
changed that. Your family and father know about lies. Put your energy into
being pro active by showing the maturity and integrity of a young man who wishes
to change the country and enter into politics.I am saddened that you say you
cannot support John McCain. Who will you be supporting Obama? Hillery? Maybe
your family ideals are closer to democrats in theory they we all thought. and
that's ok too I appreciate your desires to run for congress, we need men of
integrity and faith, not one who needs to put others down to climb the ladder,
but one who can stand on his own merits. The LDS community need men and women of
higher standards of positive action. We have been taking a beating for our
attitudes of belonging to some exclusive members only club, where our ideals and
values are the only way. Not our fathers plan. Young Romney you can change the
path and take the one less traveled by most politicians. Love and Respect for
all is the answer!!! We can find a moral common ground to build upon in
Anonymous, you are impossible. I do think McCain is a hero, however, I am not
believing that qualifies him for the job as president!
In fact ... I completely discount any military service. It's not important.
McCain gets no consideration from me for his POW status.
You are not an army of one, many of us have served and distinguished ourselves
in military service to our country. I do not think it is a requirement for
political office, but I do think it is a good reference of ones patrotism and
self sacrifice to our nation's interest. In the early years of our republic many
of our presidents served: Washington, etc. Today too many of our polititions are
just that, tin horn opportunist. Semper Fi. And thank you for your service.
I know how Joke feels. I can't believe that anyone, including democrats, could
support the inexperienced, vacuous minded Obama.
Wow bhparkman, I am not sure what you are trying to say there buddy. The
Romneys are a great family and they don't consider themselves royalty or
nobility or whatever. They are actually just regular people who want to serve
their country. I pray they get the chance some day. I agree with Todd. I hope
the same thing. I may hae to do a write in because there are such slim pickens.
A person has to vote their conscience and my conscience just doesn't seem to
like anything I see in the present arena. Oh well. write in perhaps.
Just great... another dynasty to mess things up.I guess I'm not
really part the local society. I don't care what your name, family history, or
the appearance of nobility. WE ARE SOVEREIGN! WE HAVE NO ROYALTY OR
NOBILITY!!!If this Romney guy wants my vote, he'd better prove he'll
be a good temp employee. And I want some sort of collateral to keep him in line.
I've lost all trust and respect for these Huntsman's, Matheson's, Cannon's, and
the rest of them.
I would hope that everyone who gripes about the Romney sons not serving in the
military are themselves enlisting and making sure their own sons, husbands,
brothers, nephews, etc. are right alongside them. HOWEVER, it's most often just
blowhards with nothing better to say and no action behind their words.
I hope Mitt Romney re-enters the race as President or even as Vice President.
The candidates that are still in the race are not real options. It makes me sick
to know that all three Presidential candidates fall into the amnesty boat.
As someone who hopes to make it big one day I really am sick of the ignorant
people of the world who see someone like Mitt Romney or his kids who has have
made something of themselves and feel it their calling in life to act as if they
are unworthy of what they have and that they are just some spoiled rich kid. It
is these type of jealous bigots that tend to drive the truly hardworking
Americans away from the Democratic party since people don't work as hard as they
do just so they can be taxed to death and have their money given to others who
aren't willing to put in the long hours. Time and time again the Democratic
party tries to create entitlement programs but then fails to address the fact
that luxuries like cable television aren't a right and if you have financial
problems then maybe, just maybe, you shouldn't be spending your money on luxury
Thanks Dianna. It is good for people to talk about the good things. It is
about time something good was said about a really good man and his family.
There has been an effort to dominate this board by whiners, complainers, bad
sports and jealous people. Mitt Romney was and probably is a great hope for a
great many people. I for one don't even know what I am going to do come voting
time. There is not alot out there for me to choose from. Oh well. I still
pray for Mitt and family.
Go Josh Go. You have the birth right and your influence will make a difference.
The constitution is hanging by a thread and representatives like yourself are
the hope for the future. Go Josh GO.
Who determines if comments are abusive, offensive, off-topic, misrepresentative?
I have read a lot of those. Why are they allowed?
To TripTake back those lying words. You don't have a leg to stand on and
don't know what you are talking about. Mitt Romney closed his business and took
his volunteer employs with him to New York to search for a friend's missing
daughter. They found her too! Mitt Romney and some of his sons traveled all
the way to California to help fight the fires that were burning homes in the
southern residential regions last summer. They dug dirt with shovels to create
fire breaks. Did you do that? Mitt Romney and his sons served 2 year missions
in areas where they served people on a daily basis, some of them on foreign
soil. I know what that is like. I have 2 sons and a daughter, all who served
foreign missions (Venezuela, Japan, Mongolia) and I know how they sacrificed and
worked for the good of the people there evidenced by the love they have for each
other. That is better any day than having to kill in war, but if they are
called to do that, they will. You just don't have a clue about what you are
gosh Trip and John Huntsman, you sound like little spoiled children. SO they
are rich, big deal? You guys need to get a life, grow up and find a way to work
and play well with others. Otherwise, you will just continue to be pathetic.
I for one am capable of respecting hard work and success. Get a
Trip- If you have served in the military you are entitled to say that,
otherwise, do not make such judgments.
John Huntsman has been the best Democrat governor this state has ever had. I am
pleased to have this "really a democrat" politician in office.I
don't like Josh Romney...he has had a lot handed to him on a silver platter.
The Romneys are the leaches of this world they never give, no military service
or any other patriotic contribution that others are expected to serve. The
Romneys are takers, they are the bad seed of democracy.
Go Josh,go for it !
It is NOT the better part of wisdom for a 32 year old man with a wife and three
children to enlist in the war when plenty of other single, younger men are
available--I don't care who you know who's done it. And YES being on the
campaign trial is a valuable experience--it puts you in touch with the
people--their opinions, their wishes, their needs. Many politicians have run
for office with less relevant backgrounds. You go for it, Josh!
I wish Josh Romney would run for governor. He'd get my vote. I voted for John
Huntsman, jr. but won't again. I'm sure he's a very nice man, but as a governor
he's a huge disappointment. I'm not sure what his vision for UT is, but I
haven't agreed with much of what he's done yet. His apparent softness on
immigration is appalling. I think he puts a wet finger up every morning and
sees which way the wind is blowing. I'm beginning to wonder if the man actually
has a back bone or an original thought.
Alot has been said about the "Politician's" children or grandchildren becoming
politicians and how that is wrong and to much like "Royalty". I don't understand
how people can sling so much mud with no reality check. How many Plumber's
children - become plumbers? How many Plant workers children - become plant
workers? How many Teacher's children - become teachers? Do you get the picture?
Nothing is wrong with any of that. How hard is it to understand that alot of
people "become" what they have seen and experienced growing up. How many of you
have the guts to get out and do something, instead of griping about it not being
done? I would say not many. The people that make things happen don't just
talk... they DO. If you want change - then YOU help change it instead griping
and wanting someone else to change it. Why can't you "Gripers" give your
children a better legacy and "Do" instead of "Gripe"?
In respects to earlier comments, Go Josh, Go... Don't let the comments keep you
Josh exemplifies all of the qualities that we right thinking mormons hold dear.
He is rich so he must be righteous, he doesn't work much, his daddy is rich, he
goes to church regularly. He's one of us, so we all, as right thinking people
should vote for him. I don't see how anyone could not vote for Josh. He's a
Romney, he's LDS, he's republican. What more could you want in a leader?
Why all the hubub, he is a good man and that should be recognized. Josh served a
mission, is active and Utah can relate and rely on that background. He is an
ideal candidate and for those who cannot accept or at least take a look at him,
you are clearly bigoted against the LDS church.In the end it wont
matter as the LDS voting block will deem its will upon Utah and I am proud of
the majority that will make that choice.
this blog is getting the devil out of some of you who lost a great, great, great
man just recently. Don't lower yourselves because he never did! Just looking at
this blog and the sports blogs doesn't lend honor or justice to such a great
I will ask you that same question only a little difference: So you need to be
LDS to run for office in Utah? What is that got to do with serving
in the government office? Learning how to fight your enemies? Strategy to
balance the budget? Enact or approve laws? Absolutely nothing but it
seems to an overwhelming factor in being electable.
So you need to be in the military to run for government office? What is that got
to do with serving in the government office? Learning how to fight your enemies?
Strategy to balance the budget? Enact or approve laws?
This young man has great LDS values and those who have commented on his
character are clearly incorrect. You would be well served by this fine
upstanding LDS man and should strive to emmulate his values and fine family.
If this turns out to be a duplicate post, I am sorry.this is to
Hater and to MichaelHater: Your letter was rediculous. Of course,
I have supported many candidates that were not LDS. I was NOT raised in Utah.
In my view your judgements are unkind from one who doesn't even know him. AS for Michael: Talk about your bigotry. my my. You took one
afternoon to convince yourself that Joseph was not a prophet. I am sorry you
were not desirous to spend more time in your research. I have spent my entire
adult life studying the life of Joseph Smith, early church history and the
scriptures in depth. It takes much more than a cursory afternoon. If one does
not wish to know the truth, any lie will do. If all else fails, one
can always try the Lord's formula and search, ponder and pray. You read and
study. You think analytically and with an open mind and heart. Then, you
humble yourself before God on your knees and ask. It is a great experience.
Anyone reading this, know I have done this. Joseph Smith is nothing less than a
prophet of God. Great joy!
To hater,I sure would support someone raised in Massachusetts.
Regardless, it is usually identity politics, not bigotry that causes someone to
support "one of their own." For an accurate portrayal of bigotry, read the post
below yours by "Michael" at 3:58 PM. That is bigotry.
The best part of this guy is his experience....or the lack thereof. Except for
running a campaign that failed.
We,Christians,already know about Mormon teachings.Don't blame Huckabee.
It's not un-American that they did not want Romney because of his religion.
Mormonism was the brain child of Joseph Smith and there is plenty of evidence to
prove it's just another cult. It only takes one afternoon of good research to
see that.I can't support a president who fell prey to a big fat lie
because it shows he does not have good common sense and does not research
something before he follows it blindly. We need a leader who considers
everything carefully and does not just jump into something without careful
research.Of course I doubt you will show this on your site because
you are probably just as biased as the so called un-Americans that did not want
Romney and you filter out the stuff you don't want due to politics.
re: IndianaTypical knee-jerk defense of one "of your own." Did I
pretend to "know" anything in my post? Re-read it and see if you can discern a
statement of fact from a question. I am sure they are "wonderful people" as you
say. I don't want him to represent me - plain and simple. You and many others
are religious bigots without even knowing it. You accuse many of not supporting
the Romney clan based on their religion. Problem is, their religion is the ONLY
reason you support them. Ask yourself honestly, if Mitt and his kids weren't
Mormons would you really support a non-native Utahn raised in the hotbed of
liberalism (Massachusetts)to be your president, governor, or US representative?
Of course you wouldn't.
Why aren't the the Romney sons over in Iraq doing their patriotic duty or should
just poor Americans die over there. Another Mormon in politics....just the same
old Mormon agenda
Romney for VP or replacing McCain. Please.I live in Massachusetts,
in the community next to Mitt's.What a fake he is, a conservative.
Come on.He says he's pro life but in his Massachussetts health care law he
pushed in 2006 it requires Planned Parenthood to be on the policy board. Why did
he allow that? Hmm. Any Mitt supporter's want to answer that?Mitt is
a RINO in conservative sheep's clothing. And now he wants to take McCain's
place because of lies in the NYT? Sorry, that's not going to happen.
LOL....Mormons in Utah complaining about religious bigotry is tooooooo funny.
Hater: You may have aptly named yourself. You have also made some judgements
that you know nothing about. How do you know he doesn't know how to pay bills?
When I had a chance to listen to him, he was very respectful and concerned
about the daily struggles of regular every day people. Once again, you "haters"
just throw out unsnbstantiated junk that has no bearing. You have a lot of
nerve if you ask me. I think that is the problem with alot of these
comments, they are written by a limited number of people that need to put some
other things in their spirits besides hate. Learn about these guys. You are
just out there slinging stuf you know nothing about. These are
wonderful people and many of you are doing nothing more than bearing false
witness about people who do NOT deserve it. Shame on you. God
bless those of you who really do your homework and try to find out about the
candidate and the issues and then be supportive. Good things should happen.
Campaign experience is not the kind of experience we need. Has this privileged
kid ever wondered what it was like to worry about paying the bills? Has he ever
thought twice about the daily struggle most Americans engage in to make ends
meet. He has no clue. Neither does his flip-flopping father. I hope he wastes
more of the family money in a futile attempt to unseat Matheson. The sooner the
money is gone, the sooner this family becomes irrelevant.
I looked up Mitt Romney's Blogg and I saw Josh Romney for Congressman. I am not
living in Utah, but I hope he will success there. I heard Mitt Romney is in Deer
Valley in Vacation home. I am sure of lot of stress about his campaigning. "Mitt
Romney understands of Reality of situation and can take a very unemotional
approach." "Not winning isn't the end of the world" I do understand him very
well. Lot of people against "Mormon"...? People doesn't understand
America!!!"Believe" what? I want this country to Lead the country and to the
world. We don't believe on "FAME" only. Who will build this country is the "BEST
thought". It is politics are tough world...best wishes to Josh Romney. from Mike
"For all you "Patriots" out there, why should a Romney join an army that has
invaded Utah to occupy Mormon property on several occasions? This may be ancient
history but some Mormons don't forget how they were treated in the east or the
west. "After reading comments like the one I have quoted above, can
anyone really claim to be shocked that a large segment of the population would
never vote for a Mormon.This is almost as absurd as the Muslims who bring
up the Crusades to justify their hostility towards Christians now.
The whole chickenhawk argument is so utterly absurd, it rebuts itself. We have
an all-volunteer military in this country for a reason. Do the "geniuses"
making this argument think we should get rid of civilian control of the military
in this country also? If not, why? I mean, according to your "argument" only
people in the military should be able to make decisions concerning the military.
Good thing a majority of the population during WWII and the Civil war didn't
take this asinine view, unless I missed the part in the history books detailing
Lincoln's and Franklin Roosevelt's glorious military service.
The GOP proved in the Primary that being a Mormon is a kiss of death if you have
ambitions to be President. Your Dad was cheated by James Dobson and pals.Become a Conservative Democrat, we need them and there are no limits on
what you can achieve.
The only thing Barack Obama understands is how to pander to as many people as
possible to get elected. The man is as far removed from poverty as Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney could have had it all. Most of the Baptists we know were really
behind him (most of them knew of Huckabee's secret liberal ways and ethics
violations) until he started wavering from one position to another. The excuses
didn't matter; "situational ethics" are just that.If he had just
stood up for his beliefs, and been true to his religion (re gay marriage,
abortion and stem cell research), he would have had almost ALL the
conservatives' votes and Huckabee would be a dim memory.PS. Guess
what? Huntsman and Matheson may be big potatoes in a little field there in
Utah, but nobody we know here has ever heard of them! Go figure.
Evidently St. George does not hate the fact that a Democrat is their congressman
enough to have voted against him. The person with the most votes wins in Utah
I was strucken by the obvious anti-McCain bias in the artice. "pundits" are
suggesting the disreputed NYT article opens an opportunity for Romney to reenter
the race? Maybe in Utah, but the rest of the country has moved on.
Character makes the man and you'd be hard pressed to find people of better
character than the Romneys. Josh should not be blamed for being a son of
priviege just as one shouldn't be blamed for growing up poor. To many people
seem to be jealous of successfull people and thats to bad because thats what
America is about. As far as Mitt for president, I'm not electing a preacher,
but rather a president. Mitt of all the candidates was the most qualified to
hold that position and thats an obvious observation. srs
Gosh, I guess anyone who is not a Christian is evil.You people are
morons. and WOW I'm a Republican. God forbid someone has a different religion
than you. Forget freedom of choice.
Caleb,A Satanist? Seriously? Is one running somewhere? Considering
they represent the antithesis of everything this nation was founded upon, yes,
it would be a problem, bigotry or not. The rule is not defined by the extremes.
An atheist can be very open about the rights of religious people to exercise
their First Amendement rights, so atheism per se should not be a
disqualifier.Mormonism is well within American norms, whatever the
anti-Mormon publishing industry may try to foist upon the public. I would
encourage people to find out more.I suppose I will have to grapple
with my own anti-Satanist bigotry. Honestly.
Rather a clean living mormon (I'm Baptist) that keeps his family and business
(employees)a success than these 'public servant'leeches who have never competed
in the marketplace or had to write paychecks for others.America will
get what it deserves we the choses we have left in the presidential race.
I never served in the military, but I have the utmost respect for those who
do.I also support the war because I believe it is a noble cause and
what is best for our country. I do not support it because I am a war mongering
chicken hawk. Those who are participating in it deserve our respect
and one way we can serve our country is to make sure they are taken care of when
they return from the theatre of combat.If idiots want to say you
MUST fight in a war if you think it is an important cause, then they should take
a look at their lives. Never drive a car again if your are an
environmentalist. Quit your job if you hate capitalism.
Pay more taxes yourself if you want socialized medicine (yes, the gov't will
take your money).See how stupid that it? You can support causes
without taking the most extreme measures.Just as we send letters and
care packages to the troops without fighting, you reduce your emmissions, but
you don't stop driving.People should use their brains sometimes to
think these things through instead of just insulting others.
He'd get my vote should he run!! Go Josh!!!
Would it be bigotry to vote against a candidate who was a Satanist or atheist?
Religion (or the lack thereof) does matter.
RE:Peter Boyce ClarkDear mr. clark. Mitt Romney supported abortion
rights when he wanted to be elected governor of the liberal state of
Massachusetts. Maybe his son has daddy's values. Is Josh really a closet right
to choose supporter? He could be. It was only after Mitt decided that he wanted
to become president and get the conservative vote, that he had a very dramatic
change of heart about his stand on abortion. Oh well, Mitt's a Mormon Republican
so we can forgive him his flip flopping, even on abortion. Maybe Josh will do an
opposite flip flop when he decides to move onto the national political scene? At
least Pelosi has been consistent in her beliefs on the matter. Mitt flops around
like a fish on dry land.
(Mormonism) just what is it? and what does it stand for? you may know what it is
but let an open minded intelect (ability to comprehend and reason)look at it
with an open mind and you will never get the votes you need to be the president
of this great country. MAY GOD BLESS ALL THE MORMONS
His opponent would not have to "paint him as a priveleged silver-spooner". He
is one. A home in Millcreek and a vacation home at Deer Valley at age 32. That
is pretty good. There is a villa open next to ours on the French Riviera.
We'll be in touch Josh.If he had done anything on his own, ever, I
might vote for him.
democrat or mormon?hmmm... Neither please.
Josh isn't going to run but if he did he would win.
It is bigoted to vote against someone based solely on his religion. It is
identity politics to vote for someone based solely on his religion. Identity
politics is a problem when the group is the majority, as in Utah or the South.
Bigotry is a problem when it rears its ugly head anywhere.
Even if Matheson is a Conservative Democrat he still is a Democrat. We need to
win the house back and if Romney can help it is a good thing. Democrats back
their leadership when they go to DC. A vote for Matheson is a vote for Nancy
Can anyone say "carpetbagger"?
We can see that the a good part of the Chickenhawk Brigade is out in support for
a Romney to avoid the nasty work of actually fighting for something they say it
so vital.Didn't Mitt also do everything he could to avoid answering
the call from the United States when it was his chance to serve?I
remember that Mitt said his sons were serving their country - not in the
military - but by working on his campaign. But now Mitt's campaign
is ended.If Mitt can't convince even one of his son's that this Iraq
War is worth their time - he never had a chance of convincing anyone else.Sad, sad, sad...
Josh Romney has bravely served his father,and thus the US, by driving a van
around Iowa. Well, maybe he didn't drive it, but hey. As our fearless President
says...."That's hard work!". Some of you people have no idea how difficult it
is, say, when you get a flat tire in the middle of a cornfield in Iowa and you
have to get on your cell and call some road service to come out and change it
for you. It's very irritating and inconvenient. Believe me, it's every bit as
irritating as being shot at in Iraq, risking your life on a daily basis, serving
your country. Josh has shown that he can stand that kind of irritation and
inconvenience, which would make him one fine Utah elected official. He also
understands, that by serving his daddy, who is Mormon by the way, that he's
actually better serving our great nation than by enlisting, because we all know
Mormons have the only true religion and everyone should be Mormon. So go for it
Josh! Run Josh Run! You may not be the one mighty and strong, but you are close
to it! You have my vote!
$$$ ?- Why do the "have-not's" hate the "have's"? What worries me
is that so many posts complain that these people (whether Romney, Clinton or
Obama) have money. Those with money create jobs in the US and every time we
pass tax increases that take away money from them, we shoot ourselves in the
foot by taking away OUR jobs and our kids jobs. Those posting comments against
"the rich" are the people that would rob the rich to feed the poor. We are well
capable of taking care of the poor ourselves in this nation and don't need the
government to do it for us.Josh has the name recognition and has a
vibrant personality to allow him to make for a great run against Matheson that
John Swallow didn't. It is a shame that in the reddest state in the nation, we
support Abortion activist, house leader, Nancy Pelosi, by voting Jim into
Congress. Jim is a good man and not even a bad politician, but he does not
represent the views of his constituents in southern Utah. We need to wake up
and get someone to run against him who can win regardless of net worth.
Mormons complaining about bigotry is awesome irony. Cry us a river.
I don't know if Josh Romney is qualified to replace Matheson. He has very young
children. Maybe he should focus on raising them and gaining personal success
before running for public office.The talk about enlisting is absurd.
I support the war, but I also have three kids, so I would not enlist. If I was
drafted, I would willingly serve, and I am pretty sure Josh Romney would too.
The anti-war socialist libs that believe that you can not support the mission
and the troops without forcing your kids to join the military are hyprocrits!
What they are ostensibly suggesting is that there be forced national service or
a draft to make it "fair." The logic of these anti-war liberals is the logic of
a spoiled brat child. Well I say, you should not be able to criticize the war
effort unless you went to Iraq, Afghanistan, Phillipines, etc. How do you like
that logic? It makes as much sense as your logic.
for all the people suggesting that Josh enlist to show his support. No Need!
Like almost all good Utoids, he has the yellow magnetic ribbons on his mini-van
and an American Flag lapel pin.That is support enough for any good
Run Josh Run!
and Romney brings what qualifications to the table? Oh yeah, he is Mormon,
Republican and his name is Romney.There is still hope in Happy
Valley that the Constitution will be saved.
sorry, I meant that Jim Matheson got in office on his father, Scott
Matheson's coat tails.
By entering religion into the equation he is way ahead of the political game.
Maybe he should convert to Judism and call himself Rabi Romney or he could
become a Judge with the nickname Robonna Romney. Don't step on the tail.
All of you who are saying that he should join the military instead are truly
ignorant. It is a volunteer military, no one is required to serve in the
military. Serving as a congressman is also a service to the country. He is 32
years old with 3 kids and a wife, he is beyond the age when most people enlist.
I doubt that half of you that say he should enlist would even consider
enlisting, even if you agreed with the war. You're just a bunch of hypocrites
that try to think of a clever line, but it just comes off as ignorant
I did 20 in the Navy. I never served with anyone who did not want to be there.
In fact, each man/woman made their own choices about serving. Some had kids old
enough to enlist. But many of these kids did not enlist. Why? because they made
the decisions that were best for them. I would be proud if my sons
serve in the miltiary, and proud if they decide not to. I like Jim
Mattheson. He's been pretty level. But, this is not about Jim. It needs to be
about Nancy P and her ruling class in the Congress.
I'm sure if Josh Romney were to post his resume it would be more impressive than
that he went to HS and college on his daddy's dime. The Romney's are a great
family who support a great platform - values based for once. Scott Matheson got
into politics on his daddy's name if you remember. I hope Josh
runs. He would do the office honor with his morals and values. Everyone has to
start somewhere and he has the support of many who associate him with all that
is good and righteous (rare individuals) and he has the name recognition that is
a big part of the battle in any political race in Utah. A huge
minus for Scott Matheson is that he has bought into the biggest scam in history
- global warming caused by greenhouse gasses. That is a fear-mongering piece of
work by those with ulterior motives. One would do well to look into the
"science" Al Gore used.
To enough:Can you explain how Garn's daddy got him involved in
As a Republican residing in the most Republican of Iowa's 99 counties, I can
definitely say that Mitt's Mormonism had a LOT to do with his not winning the
Iowa Caucuses. It's a shame. I felt he was the best of all the Republican
candidates, and the underlying bigotry put a black eye on the Iowa Caucuses.
The USA is fighting to preserve our way of life, that of a democratic republic.
The only way to have a democratic republic is to have a healthy capitalist
society, without regard to religion, color, or gender. Capitalism means that
you are free to compete for business. Business means you can support yourself,
your family, and provide jobs for others so they can do the same. During this
campaign it has become obvious that an awful lot of Americans hate capitalism.
Many want to be taken care of by government and are hell bent on electing
someone who intends to do that. Problem is if you kill the rich, you kill
business. Then no one can work. Then no one can pay taxes. Then everyone is
poor. Wake up. The best thing for this country is someone who understands the
economy and knows how to increase global business practises. It is too late
this time, but it will become pretty clear to you soon enough when taxes are
increased, more businesses fail, more people lose their homes, and jobs and more
successful people are punished for being smart.
Let me first comment that I am a Mitt supporter (I will be writing his name in
in the November election) but it always amazes me when I visit family in Utah
the blind following that Mitt has in Utah. I'm sad to see that there are
several people on this discussion board who are willing to transfer that
blindness to Josh ("If" he decides to run). What qualifications does he have?
Yes he did graduate from Harvard Business School, but that was only a few years
ago and last time I checked, they don't teach classes on being a public servant.
Voting for Josh would be about as bad as Massachusetts (and Rhode Island and
Connecticut) residents voting for Kennedys
I guess it's possible that his mormonism affected the election, but I really
don't think so. In the South, being a Catholic or Mormon might have hurt him,
but he couldn't win the northern states.What hurt him? He came off
as arrogant and smug. He said "economics" is in his blood. I took that as
saying, "I was born with money, a silver spoon...."
To everyone who said that military service is the choice Josh should make to
show his patriotism: How many, if any, of you served in the military to show
your patriotism. I didn't see any of you mention your valiant service.
personally I served in the Marine Corps and would be happy to support Josh who
is a patriot even though he has not been in the military. He is certainly not
like another non military man who did some very embarrassing things while
serving as President and I would like to know the military background of
Representative Matheson, a Republican when he is in Utah, a Democrat when he is
Hello,Right or wrong, whenver I hear negative comments about Mitt
Romney, it is usually because "he changed his set of beliefs to meld with the
base of people that he wanted to vote for him." I do not usually hear anything
about his Mormonism.Our family really like Mitt Romney and felt that
he was treated unfairly by the media. We were very disappointed he did not win
the nomination, but being the nice fellow he seems to be, we feel that he has
escaped the intense warfare, backbiting, scrutiny, and maliciousness that the
office of President receives. He should count his blessings that he is out of
the muck and mire.In my humble opinion, if Josh is going to run as a
public servant, he would be well served to choose his set of beliefs (hopefully
Godly and constitutionally) and stick with them. I greatly admire a principled
man--always will. In our present age, these men are far and few between.
Wow!! Utah really is isolated. FYI....it's a Mormon thing. The rest of the
country ain't ever gonna get over it. Deal with it. Be grateful you control one
state and continue to believe you are superior. Cheers.
"Only a few times, he said, did he hear voters say they couldn't support a
Mormon candidate for president. "I said, 'That's a very un-American thing to
say.' I mean, this is a country that based on religious freedom," Josh Romney
said."Un-American? For Josh Romney to accuse someone of being
un-American because he can't support a Mormon is to deny THAT person HIS
religious freedom. I can choose, based on my religious preferences, whether I
want to vote for a Baptist, Catholic, Muslim, Jew, atheist, or whatever. That
is exercizing MY first amendment right.
my2cents, The Obama's went to Princeton and Harvard. I would
assume that would take any of us 15 years or more to pay that off.
Don't paint them as "someone who truly understands poverty and discrimination"
UTAH IS THE EMBARASSMENT OF THE UNITED STATES, NO ONE OUTSIDE OF UTAH TAKES UTAH
SERIOUSLY. EVERYONE KNOWS THAT UTAH WILL VOTE REPUBLICAN SO CANDIDATES DO NOT
EVEN BOTHER CAMPAIGNING THERE.
Mitt,Your religion reallly didn't have anything to do with it. I lost you
when you couldn't make up your damned mind. Flip Flop Flip Flop. that's what did
you in. You sir were your own worst enemy. Run for Congress that is a body of
idiots selling their souls for the next election. What next blame
God? Stop it. Your enemies are always there and God and Religion is not one of
Mitt Romney's wealth should be considered an asset, not a negative. The country
is a business and should be run like one. As far as his child running, thats
fine I don't see a problem with it, but he better run in Utah where he might
actually have a chance. As far as him needing to serve in the military, that is
a load of crap. Now if they were attacking his age, that would be one thing,
life experience is important. I am close to Josh Romney's Age, and I certainly
don't believe that serving in the military should or should not bar me from
entering politics, or my validity if I did enter. I am not saying that I
disagree with people being in the Military, because I am not. If I was going to
base my choice for president based only on business aspects, I would have
definitely cast my vote for Mitt Romney. While I do have a hard time trusting
anyone that is fervently religious to hold up the constitution, Mitt Romney
is/was certainly a better choice for president that Mike Huckabee (who is
i think him talking out of both sides of his mouth is what deemed him
I can't uderstand what out west see in his father or for that matter his son.What I saw was a polotican that mimicked was the polls. Every way wind
blow he went. One day he for aboriton next he againsted. On day he for Gov
managed care and then run for president he never heard of Mass Health which
pushed. Then run for president and taxes are bad. In Mass raise those taxes and
fees as high as you can. Another tax and spenderIf his son is same
look out Utah you have fake. Rommeny no thank you, you keep em.
Josh should become a conservative Democrat. It is painfully obvious that the GOP
will never allow a Mormon to be President. The "Christian Right" of the GOP does
not trust Mormons.If Mitt were a Democrat he would have won the
Run Josh....and to Mark 3:27 a.m. Campaign Experience: Give Josh a break....he's
probably had more experience in the last year than Patrick Kennedy congressman
from Rhode Island has had.....(read his bio)........Also, for Mit Romney....hope
you get in there somehow.....there is not ONE person on either side of this
campaign that I like since you suspended your campaign....Have a good day to
Let's see: Matheson is effective and a democrat. The democrats are predicted to
add to their majority this coming fall season. So he will be able to present
and represent Utah even better than before. Probably get a couple of plum
committee chairmanships.Josh is a very young guy, rich too, wife, 3
kids. But wrong party for the next 4-X years, and has no proven leadership
skills except that he drove a van in Iowa. Did his RM work where? Does being
an RM make you a candidate to lead others? Is this the best Utah's
conservative wing of the party can offer up? The mountains are
crying.The Shadow Knows.
Lee (12:49 a.m.) wrote "Could Josh bring his dad here and have him run for
governor against Prince John? It would be great to have a governor that wouldn't
threaten to veto immigration bills that the majority of Utahns support." Whose
Prince John? Let me see if I can work out who this is with some logic. If Josh
Romney were to bring his Dad Mitt Romney to "run for governor against Prince
John" I take it that you are referring to Jon Huntsman or if you wish Prince
Jon. I understand that ignorant people don't know their own Governor's name and
constantly refer to Jon Hunstman as "John" Hunstman.I would consider
this to be just a typo if it were not for the number of ignorant people making
this mistake while still being able to type everything else without a problem. I
find it interesting that the people who know Jon Huntsman name are those who
oppose repealing in-state tuition and want to study the issue so that the
majority can make an informed decision while a handful of vocal bigot can't get
his name right.
Since when is John McCain's campaign "faltering"?
If those who vote against Romeny because of his faith are bigoted, isn't the
same true for those in Utah who voted for Romney because of his faith?
How is the McCain campaign Faltering?
I am so sick of people disqualifying somebody for office in this country because
they don't have prior military service.We would have a pretty small pool of
prospective office holders if we did that.What gives you people the moral
certitude to suggest that if someone doesn't sign up they can't legitimately
support the war.Seems like something else is going on here-like envy,or maybe
just religious bigotry.
Ohhh dear Gosh no. I am Mormon, but Romney doesn't represent my views of values.
Who does this kid think? I mean, being the son of billionaire doesn't make you
a true champion of the people at heart. Matheson has done nothing to impress me
since he got into office, and I am not even a democrat.Please Utah,
don't tell me we have fallen so low in our political standards. It is scary how
similar to modern Russia we are with these faux democracies.
I really don't get republicans. And it will be nice to see a Democrat in the
oval office very soon. No way a Republican will win. hahaha. I am going to
rub it in, too.
"Porter | 3:54 p.m. Feb. 25, 2008For all you "Patriots" out there,
why should a Romney join an army that has invaded Utah to occupy Mormon property
on several occasions? This may be ancient history but some Mormons don't forget
how they were treated in the east or the west."Well said! And the
rest of us won't forget this little gem of yours! With that attitude, why would
we want a Romney to be Commander-In-Chief of our military? In fact, why would a
Romney even want to have to be Commander-In-Chief of our Army if they agree with
you?That little Romney fella should just stick to what his Daddy
does; buying out companies and laying off their workers for a dime. Ka-ching!
Now that the Democrats have captured the House, Senate, and soon the Presidency,
It might be wise to keep at least once Democrat from Utah.
Three things a candidate should have:1. Strong values2. Ability to
communicate those values3. Sincere desire to serve his/her countryJosh has demonstrated the above criteria and would be a tremendous asset
to Utah. Come on, Josh, jump in!
Josh,no offense, but I think I speak on behalf of most Utahs who live
outside of Utah. Please don't run for office for a few years. We are all
Romneyed out. Your dad's a great man and everything but we just need to catch
"Gary" must have a huge chip on his shoulder that he can't shed. He reminds me
of one of the "mormon haters", who don't have any idea what they're all
about.He calls Josh Romney arrogant, yet I didn't read one thing in
this whole article that gave me that impression. And I can't help but wonder if
"Gary" even knows what 'neophyte' means. As for matheson 'smoking'
Josh in a congressional race? I think the only 'smoking' is what "Gary" has
Smart move. His Morman religion will work FOR him in Utah, not AGAINST. I would
like to see him win. Geo. Romney was my horse in the race all along.I am a
Catholic.I share his family values.
Glad to hear this, and I hope Josh does well. I certainly hope that his father
does get back in the race if McCain continues to falter. He should've been our
candidate all along!
Seems to me it makes little sense ousting an effective congressman like
Matheson. This Romney kid sounds nice but I'd much rather have someone who
actually delivers as a representative to his constituents.Until
Matheson proves otherwise we should keep him in there - he's done a lot of good
for the second district.
Seriously Josh, run for Cannon's or Bishop's seat. Matheson represents his
constituents, and has done an incredible job bringing federal money into the
state. He has worked up his seniority, all the while refusing to sell out to
Pelosi. Can anyone honestly say it is essential we keep Cannon in office? I'm all for youth and a fresh perspective, but we shouldn't sacrifice
Utah's most capable and effective representative (at least in the House) in
pursuit of those qualities.
I'm from VA...and I was so looking forward to voting in our primaries until Mitt
dropped out. Me and my whole family had planned on voting for him. Instead, we
ALL stayed home!!! We just couldn't bring ourselves to vote for McCain.I sure wish Josh Romney the best of luck and wish I could vote for
him.On another note...why should he be experienced at caucassing? I
think we need some young fresh blood in both houses of Congress...and as far as
that crack about dynasty creation, and family money...um, wasn't it old Joe
Kennedy that started that kind of crap...and we still have that old fart Ted
Kennedy in the Senate. Jeez, I wonder what kind of REAL job he had before he
snagged that seat based on sympathy from his brother being killed.You democrats sure have a short memory.
An RM and an impeccable family; he has a shot to beat the liberal Matheson. Josh
has my vote now will the rest of LDS stand up against the bigots that have
posted negative comments on this page and stand up for your Brother. CTR
The only way the USA can be defeated in any conflict is through the loss of
political will. It is becoming more apparent that we need more individuals
engaged here in the home front active in supporting the victory in Iraq. Josh
Romney needs to stay here in the United States and make it very apparent we will
be victorious in Iraq and any other action our military needs to take in the
future. The psychological warfare thrown at us by the left needs to be
countered. Successful and accomplished people like the Romneys are in a perfect
position to act as a counterweight that will bring a political victory to our
soldiers. For Josh to join the military as it has been suggested would be
great, and absolutely noble, but for victories sake we need many people to hold
back and shore up our home front political battles.
Hey--the DOPES are out tonight! Little normal conversation, instead a lot of
stupid, inane comments worthy of a fifth grade bigot. Grow up, libs!Josh Romney is smart, moral, and educated. It's a free country. He can run if
he wants to. I'd like to see him beat Matheson because we need all the
Republicans in Congress that we can get. It sounds like Scott's son has a lot of
support, so Mitt's son may have his work cut out for him.Still, he's
a very personable and thoughtful young man. I would definitely give him a good
look and listen were he to run.I am still hoping McCain chooses Mitt
as his VP, as unlikely as that may be. I think he was the best candidate to come
down the pike in a long time.
People posting here appear very sheltered. Regarding military service, the vast
majority of service personnel are married and have several children. Ergo,
young Mr. Romney's family situation places him squarely in the normal life
situation range for military service people. Let's have the big war fans
enlist and serve combat tours.
I am an evangelical in Tennessee but my President doesn't have to be the same
religion as me. I have no idea what Mormons believe and have no desire to
learn. I spent a year learning about the Koran after the towers fell and I
don't want to now have to learn about Mormom beliefs.That said, I
did vote for Mitt. I agree with his conservative views and back him 100 percent
on most of it. Personally, I don't think we need more HB-1 visas but for the
most part he was the best. I spent a lot of time admiring his family at the
website. That spoke volumes to me about the way they live their lives and the
morals guiding them. I hated it when Mitt got out. I wonder if he regrets that
the religious bigot mike huckabee joined the media elite in attacking romney's
religion.the media seemed unconcerned that harry reid is a ormon and
romney's father ran for president as a mormon and that jimmy carter's opponent
in 1976 presidential orimary mo usdall was a mormon and that the senatorial
candidate for the democrats in NM might be a mormon.
Young republicans would love to have Josh run here. Then they can serve their
country campaigning for a Romney rather than serving in the Iraq war they adore
so much, just like Josh and his brothers did! Run, Josh, run!
Go Josh,We conservatives need you and your type!I would donate to
your campaign just as i did for your father.FGM
Matheson would smoke this arrogant neophyte in the 2nd district. Traveling
around lying for his dad doesn't constitute experience. This puppy needs to get
A lot of hater and anti's out there. Keep it commin cause the truth we know will
never let your insults effect us. Josh Romney seems like a good enough guy and
his family looks great, something we should all strive for. We need new decision
makers and from what I have read he would have my vote. Good on him and I hope
he makes the run. CTR
I hope Josh wins. I was hoping he'd run for governor instead though. Either
way though, Huntsman the Younger and the Mathesons got to go. I'll be happy if
he beats either of them. I just hope and pray someone will run against
Huntsman. He is a murderer in his heart. And Utahns had better wake up to
him, and fast! If anyone reading this has the time and money, you need to run
Lie #!-Joseph Smith more important than the SON of God=WAY wrong. Not a single
mormon believes that. Ask any of us.Lie #2-Joseph Smith fascist,
pedophile, charlatan? You forgot Horse thief, used car thief (which a lady on
my mission told me), gold digger, murderer etc. Lie #3-Elohim lives
NEAR the planet Kolob (please, at least spell it right). Lie
#4-lying (who's the one telling lies here?), soul-less (everyone has a soul),
drones, brainwash kids (no-educate our kids from day one). Mock Christianity?
(no-pure Christianity). I hope you don't understand your
Christianity as well as you understand "The Church of JESUS CHRIST." Why don't
you tell us a better way, and maybe we'll see the light you see, rather than
attack in a satanic hate diatribe?
Linker said, "Mormons have no allegiance to the United States." (Never
mind the fact that thousands of Latter-day Saints have served in public office,
or have worn the uniform of the United States military, including many who serve
today) "They report to Joseph Smith and to "Elohim" who lives on the
planet Colob with his many wives." (Report to Joesph Smith? Right out of Ed
Decker's books, and we all know what a valuable source Decker is. By the way,
you spelled Kolob wrong)"They are lying, soul-less drones who
brainwash their children from day one..." (Why is it when Mormons teach
their children about Mormonism it's called brainwashing, but when others teach
their child to hate Mormonism, it's called love?)"Mock Christianity
in the most open and brazen manner." (I don't remember any Mormons
protesting at the funeral of a U.S. soldier killed in Iraq.)"That
they call themselves Christians is an ugly ugly joke that thankfully any
intelligent person can see through very quickly."(Any intelligent person
can quickly see that when it comes to those who bash the LDS Church, ignorance
is bliss)Keep those idiotic comments coming. It only makes Mormon
bashers look dumber and dumber.
Comparing a two year paid religious holiday to serving in the military is
ridiculous at best. No wonder the rest of the nation calls LDS people sheep who
blindly do what their religious leaders tell them to do. And for that reason,
there will NEVER be a Mormon president. Oh, let little Josh run in Utah using
his religion, his daddy's fame and money to get him elected. You get the
government you deserve, and it appears that people from Utah don't deserve much
If Mitt was movie star would everyone be as jealous of him? He sings too.
Mitt Romney believes that Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism is a prophet
and more important than The Son Of God. Joseph Smith was a fascist, a pedophile,
and a charlatan. He was a corrupt, evil liar who controlled people by using
fear. He wanted to build a government within a government. And look at Mormons
today, getting into the FBI and the CIA and into high government jobs so that
they can have access to confidential material. They have been taking that data
and giving it to the church in Salt Lake for years. Mormons have no allegiance
to the United States. They report to Joseph Smith and to "Elohim" who lives on
the planet Colob with his many wives. They are lying, soul-less drones who
brainwash their children from day one, and mock Christianity in the most open
and brazen manner. That they call themselves Christians is an ugly ugly joke
that thankfully any intelligent person can see through very quickly.
Why is it that when a family works hard, makes money, and reaches a certain
status they are attacked for it? However, more so if they are Republicans. There
are plenty of very, very wealthy Democrats whose children have never worked
while going to HS or College and have used their daddy's name to get elected.
Does the name Al Gore ring a bell. The impressive resume could also be from
anyone of the Kennedy's. And the Mormon thing. The Kennedy's used the
religion card when it benefited John. Fast forward about forty years and his
brother Teddy attacks Romney for his religion. How come Harry Reid, the Democrat
who happens to be Mormon, never gets media attention for his faith? On the
flip-flop thing with Romney. He's not the only politician who does this. Isn't
it better to have someone change their minds on a topic then to stick to one
opinion despite what others around you say. Remember what Colin Powell said
about the war. If a certain someone had changed their mind maybe we would
not be in the mess we are in now.
This is a country with religious freedom and I have to say I'm glad I'm free to
not vote for a man to run our country who believes the devil is Jesus Christ's
brother, that God the Father was once a human being, and whom believes he (Mitt)
will be a God with his own planet one day. Thank GOD for religious freedom.
Wow I have never even heard of Josh but he seems to be getting great praise and
defense on this post. The d-news must have called the ward and told them he was
going to be featured. People seem to know this onscure person on an individual
level so it must be something along those lines???Lets get back to
real politics Utah keep a man that has held his own. Re-elect Matheson, at least
we know this man.
I think it's a good sign that someone with strong religious ties does not get
elected. What Mormon's believe is --well, hard to believe. A president with
those beliefs would scare me to death.
If Mitt was offered the VP slot (which I highly doubt would happen) I don't
think he would take it. After all McCain teamed up w/ Huckabee to bring him
down in WV. Yes he was disliked by all the candidates, but I think some of that
was because he told the truth concerning their records. As for those people
saying Josh should enlist to show his support for the troops grow up! There are
numerous ways one can support troops w/o enlisting.
Yes, I'm sure he could buy a seat in Congress. Buying the Presidency is a bit
more difficult as Daddy learned. Mitt Romney gave me the creeps.
Please keep the comments coming. The more attacks come in, the more the people
of Utah will want to elect a Romney just to stick it in your faces.The man has a wife and three children at age 32. He has served his God and his
church for two years. We could use more such good examples for our teenagers to
Man, some of you people should read your posts before you hit the submit button.
You sound so petty and immature. It is heart breaking really and if I was your
parent, I would give you a good swift kick in the backside and tell you to get
over your snideness, your hypocrisy and your petty natures. Strap yourselves up
and figure out that it is ok to work hard/smart and be rich. Mitt used most of
his own money for his campaign, a thing you should respect if only because he
used so little of yours!!!! But you cannot as you would rather gripe. Buckup
and get a grip you gripey, whiney spoiled children. I hope Josh runs, he is a
great guy and really has a wonderful message if you could shut your nasty mouths
long enough to hear it.
Some of you that complain about the attention that Josh Romney would get because
of his father, must have forgotten that this is how Jim Matheson was first
elected. Remember he campaigned as the son of the well liked Governor Scott
Matheson? What is the difference? His interest it seems, is making the
democrats that read this paper (I didn't know that there were that many)
To those of you do not believe Josh Romney has sacrificed or given back to his
country--- His pappy donated million upon million of his own dollars to the
economy in his failed campaign for the presidency. Many millions probably came
out of poor Joshs trust or endowment fund. Poor Josh he has suffered with the
rest in this down turn of the economy.I pity Josh and may now
campaign for him on pure principle.
Wow, a small article in a (relatively) small newspaper and it generates over 220
comments and it seems at least half are baseless, idiotic attacks on a man who
is the SON of a former Presidential contender. Sheesh! So just how
long do you "anti-Romneys" think you can keep up your rabid hatred of things you
don't understand nor want to understand? And do you really think you can go on
hating something you don't understand without your hatred and contempt
negatively spilling over into other areas of your life? Your hatred is a cancer
that harms the carrier the most and since when is "just a little cancer" a good
thing?I find it incredible that likely 99% of you who scream for
Mitt's sons to join the military are probably a)not in the military yourself or
b)wouldn't join either because you don't want to risk getting shot or killed.
Yet, rest assured my fellow American, your criticism carries much weight as you
sit on your couch and flip between re-runs of "Friends" and "ER".Major Dan MaloyUSAFVance AFB, OK
I hope he runs. matheson is nothing but a sheep in wolves clothing. he can
always be counted on the lick the boots of pelosi and what ever leftist group
needs him to
That is the biggest load I ever read. Success in life doesn't equal ability to
lead a nation. Moral character doesn't equate to ability to lead. By your logic
only the morally sound, rich and successful people have what it takes to lead
our country. I am sorry that you are so shortsighted and have an inability to
look past the image a person throws at you. Next time listen to the whole man,
meaning what he is saying now, what he said yesterday and ask yourself if he is
sincere or just playing politics.If the penniless bum had the
qualifications and was the best person to lead our country then yes, I would
vote for him. I spent 10 years in the military, I have seen kids come from
extremely poor families who have impressed me with their leadership, integrity
and character. I have been blessed to have served with and learn
from great leaders and had the honor to lead some of our countries finest. I
don't think for one second that I am a bad judge of character. But I can already
tell that you are you.
Nice article and even a better family portrait of the Josh Romney family in the
kitchen. Based on the picture he already has captures the vote, heart and minds
of Utah county.I cant predict the future but would bet my existence
on the Deseret News endorsement for this young man if he chooses to run.. or
then again was this article the endorsement?
I too think that taking 2 years out of your life to try to bring people unto
Christ is a great service. If more people listened and came along, there would
be a lot less need of ugly wars and ugly hate filled comment boards. Those of
you/us who are praying people might consider that now is a great time to fast
and pray for our country and that this election can have a positive outcome.
Thank God for people like the Romneys who really do know the meaning
of "sacrifice" contrary to what those of you who will not even lay your hate on
the sacrificial alter can understand.
I really don't know why everyone is so shocked that Utahns voted overwhelmingly
for Mitt Romney. After all, the religious right tells Latter-day Saints they
belong to an evil, satanic, brain-washing cult. The liberal left tells
Latter-day Saints they're racist, hate-mongering, homophobic thugs. Then, all
these people have the dumb nerve to act shocked when we decide to vote for one
of our own for president.Truly, hypocrisy at its finest.Oh by the way, I don't even like Mitt Romney, but he was a lot better
candidate than the other jerks and bigots out there like McCain and Huckabee.
Is Ron Paul still running?
The Romney boys have served. The boys served the Church and Heavenly Father on a
mission. Now how many young men have been willing to take two years out of there
life for that. It is good enough for me and based on that the Young Mr. Romney
will have my vote.
I think it would be a great race....DO IT!
How about serving the military first? Waiting for one of Mitts five military age
sons to sign up, now that their Daddy's campaign is over.
Best news for America would be for McCain to drop out and have Mitt Romney
Hey Freedom Fighter, your absolute political correctness to the point of no free
speech has much more in common with fascism than anything else. Having served
myself I have earned a right to an opinion. So blow that out your pie eater!As for Gabriel, what does Josh stand for?At this point, not
a thing, other than his family name. Besides those who know him personally, Josh
has never said where he stood on so many issues: Immigration; debt; keynesian
economics; social security; land use; medicaid; CHIP; tax reform; Socialized
medicine; unitary president; fast track authority; NCLB; Iraq; Iran; Nato;
ASEAN/China/Pacific Rim policy; Global Warming; cap-n-trades; etc, etc, etc.Josh has not publicized a position on any thing! Not ONE thing!And you are going to vote for him?!And to think that he is just
like his father. Great, which one? The one who Governed Mass? Or the one who ran
for President? Those are two wildly different men.If elected, what
will Josh do? And please, the moment you tell me he will be a great Congressman
is the moment you lose all credibility. You have no possible way of know how he
Josh, Good Luck, we wish you and your family the best!!! Karen, my wife
followed you dad around NH when he was running in the primary. Glad he got the
Silver but he is a Gold Medal winner in our hearts. We like the Romney family
and your beliefs in family values, stategy on the economy, immigration, and
middle income tax structure. Karen & I would like to volunteer for your
campaign, keep in mind we are on the east coast. GO JOSH!
It would be political suicide for Josh to run against Matheson. Matheson has
great support among Republicans and Democrats. I'm a Rep but would vote for
Matheson over Josh, the reason: Matheson has experience and consistently votes
his conscience (often Rep)...I trust that Matheson's position will stay
constant. Matheson is the only Congressman that I would want to stay in office
(get rid of all the other establishments). Josh, run against
Cannon. He's the worst of them all.
Good looking, rich and LDS. He obviously must be living righteously. Having the
Romney name wellBINGO!Please escort me to the lever labeled
Republican because hes got my vote!Stances and political views don't
much matter but Josh sure does have the pedigree and surely based on that would
make a great Utah representative.
I agree with Robert Forbush. Romney is still the best candidate out there.
It is a sad thing that he "suspended" his campaign. I wonder if it was
premature, but I am not is his shoes and doing whatever it is he does to make
decisions. He is a wonderful, great man and America will be worse off with him
not in there. There are not alot of choices out there. Such a sad day.
Go for it Josh. Of course you're young, but you'll vote your values on
legislation. This'll be 100% better than any "experiencede" democrat. I think
you'll win in a landslide.
Mitt Romney was and is the best candidate for President. If you think otherwise,
you are a bad judge of character and ability as well. Forget about his religion,
he has what it takes to be successful. It looks to me as if people are jealous
of his success. What does it take to impress? Would you be happier with a
penniless bum off skid row? Right now, you have three wanna bees running, and
none of them actually have the ability, the moral character or any other of the
many characteristics it takes to be a whole man. I guess you have never heard of
the whole man concept. We will all be the worse off for Romney having failed to
stay in the race.
Matheson is one of the best congressman in the nation. He doesn't vote strictly
party lines, he is what he was elected to be - a REPRESENTATIVE. Cannon and
Bishop can't say that much. Matheson actually likes the people he represents, I
heard him speak two weeks ago and he was all but bragging about the
accomplishments made in his district, especially the improvement in schools. If
Romney Jr. runs, much less wins, he is doing the state (especially the people in
the 2nd Congressional District) a great disservice. Matheson makes it clear that
he represents his constituents, not his party or special interest groups. If
anyone doubts that you need to look at his voting history. More Congressmen need
to follow his lead. Losing Jim Matheson would losing the only Representative
truly in touch with the people in Utah. Not that Josh can't handle the job, he
just wouldn't match Representative Matheson. All I can say to Josh is, if you
want to run, wait for Matheson to take Hatch's seat in the Senate when he
retires, then run for the House. Otherwise, do Utah a favor and wait!
This is a young man to admire and vote for. He has principles and he believes
in the right things. Those of you who are hate-filled, are very
OK I have been waiting for this for some time and now I feel sickened that it
could actually happen. The republican handlers have seen that Utah
is sadly a superficial state when it comes to voting. Please tell me
what this young man has accomplished in his life that the privileges of wealth
have not accounted for. Ill then compare my accomplishment against his based on
circumstance and you guess what---- I think Im the better man to run for office;
unfortunately I cannot waste nor have millions of dollars to campaign.It is sad but our political system is becoming a semi-monarchy. We have the
Kennedys, Bushs, Clintons and newcomers Romneys. Please folks look at where we
are heading and the common mans opportunity to legislate.He may be
rich and LDS but that doesnt account for good leadership or the ability to
This is some garbage journalism. The author makes assertions that are clearly
dated and inaccurate. Not moving to a real paper any time soon.
Anonymous 7:35That was a completely provocative remark designed for
nothing more than to cause an inflamed argument. That is disgusting. His
family was completely out of that ordeal and you know it. You just want to make
people mad and you probably have gotten to a few who are really fighting the
temptation to bring the failings, proclivities and preoccupations of that
particular Presidential Administration into the conversation. But I
Any state would be lucky to have any of Mitt Romney's sons represent them at any
level of government. They are moral, well educated, and interested in the
political process. They had wonderful grandparents and have wonderful parents.
They are ideally suited for government service. I live in MA and wish more
Romneys would run for office here.
You people that have such hate for anyone that has made money are sick. Stop the
class warfare. All men in this country have an equal chance. The poorest person
can rise to any height if he works hard. If an American is honest,
faithful to wife and family, works tirelessly to make America a better place,
loves his country, and is one of the most talented and intelligent men to run
for office in many a year, that person should be revered not put down with such
vile words.Your comments say more about you than they do about Romney.We would have been very fortunate indeed to have had Mitt Romney as the
POTUS.It is our loss that he will not be elected this time. I pray that he
will have another opportunity.
So Josh wants to fight the war on terror in Congress? I say go for it. If more
young men like him had been willing to stand up to Saddam Hussein he never would
have attacked on 9/11.
I have read all of these posts. A lot of anger.To you have to be
kidding: You are silly and seem bitter. Nit picking with not a lot of
critical thinking other than just being critical. The Romneys are really good
Wow if he is going to run, let him run for his home state--the only reason he
would run in Utah is for the blinded vote of the LDS faithful.Personally I thing it is dead wrong as this young man has not proven anything
in life other than being raised by a weathly and because of weath has an
influential family and thus many of the LDS faith thing he must be a true a just
man.Good luck my friends in creating a birth right in order to run
for polical office. I would expect if you choose to vote for Josh on polictal
influence and family profile then Chelsey Clinton would be highly popular in
Utah as well. Think about it folks and if Josh is desirable but Chelsey is on
the outs then people are right---Mormon+Republican=Yes. Add in a little media
hype and the LDS are all over it. Good Luck.
What we have here is a bunch of jealous yahoots who should join the service
themselves. It's always easy to be a critic. Mitt would of made a good
president, better than what we have to pick from.We have too many immoral
people in command.
Amen and thank you so much Freedom Fighter.
Good, lets get rid of Matheson who is nothing more than antoher Democrat illegal
alien amenesty hack. He is on both sides of the issue, we need an enforcer.
I've fought in the war on terrorism. If you havnt that shut your mouths. All
of you telling him he needs to enlist. I provided him and his family the
opportunity to lead a life back here in the states to do as he pleases, The same
for the rest of you. He has my full support for congressman and his dad for the
whitehouse.Freedom isn't Free. Quit being the whipped Americans of the
2000's and learn something from your grandparents about being the generation
that did what needed to be done and defeated those that wish us harm and in the
process liberated a people that don't know what true freedom tastes like.
My my such vitriol from so many of you. Someone said this has just become a
liberal blog or whatever. Sad but seemingly true. The Romneys are
very good people. Too bad there is such an all out effort to villify them and
demonize them. It should not happen to good people, but it does. I
love and respect Mitt. I fully support him and if his son decides to run, I
pity him. Just the experience on this board is terrible for him should he read
it. Can you imagine it if he did actually run. They would do to him what is
still being done to his dad, they hate and fight, demoralize, villify, demonize
etc... tragic for those of you that allow your self to be an instrument of
BAWK! BAWK! Chickenhawk!Enough of these rich guys who grab onto rich
daddy's coat tails, have never worked a day in their lives, never served, but
Hey Bill, we do believe that Jesus and Satan are spirit brothers which is a
gross oversimplification of the subject. It even talks about it in the
Bible.I ask all of you who are hung up on Mitt's flipflopping to
tell me one political candidate that has run for anything that hasn't changed
their position on an issue. If Mitt truely has had a change of
heart, then he didn't flip flop. Ronald Reagan used to support abortion. He
said that his worst mistake was signing that abortion bill that was passed in
Kalifornia while he was governor. Since he flipfloped on a very significant
issue that is dear to the heart of all conservatives. It didn't seem to hurt
Reagan at all.If Mitt's son wants to run. Fine, let him. I wish
he'd move to Kearns and run against Cannon. I think Matheson has everyone
I am still a huge supporter of Mitt Romney and would love if he would either get
back in the presidential sweepstakes as a frontrunner or again in 2012. Until
that time comes, I would love to see another Romney in Washington. God bless
you Mitt Romney, and sons. Run, Josh, run!!
The jealousy and envy displayed by the majority of contributors on this page is
pathetic and sad. Almost every posting belies a hatred for a wealthy family.The suggestions that Josh Romney run down to the recruiter and enlist
belittles the military.In fact, this seems like a blog site for
If Josh Romney is serious about running against Jim Matheson, he will have to
explain to voters the important differences between himself and Matheson.The strategy District 2 Republicans have used in the past boils down to
the statement, "A vote for Jim Matheson is a vote for Nancy Pelosi and Ted
Kennedy."Clearly, this strategy has failed and will fail again
unless Romney can bring much more substance to the argument. Josh
Romney's name might help him earn a few more votes, but if he wants to go over
the top, bumper sticker platitudes won't cut it.
Diana is a bigot. Not all Americans are Christian, Diana. You are a horrible
example of Christianity.
So it's OK for Mormons to vote for a guy because he's Mormon, but if non-Mormons
do the opposite they are bigots? Personally, I would call racism up until 1979
(many years after Civil Rights) bigotry. I have in laws in Utah, have been there
many times, and to claim bigotry is a bit of the pot calling the kettle
black.Romney wasn't a bad candidate and, had I never been to Utah
and experienced "Utah Mormonism", I might have voted for him. Myself being
Catholic and from Chicago, I can't imagine using "oh, he's Catholic" as a
criterion for selecting a candidate. Utah Mormons (yes, you are different from
the others across the country) need to read the Constitution and understand that
you don't need to pass laws against anything and everything you disagree with or
don't participate in. Utah is somewhere between mainstream USA and Saudi
Arabia.If Utahns truly want to succeed, they will stop encouraging
their teenage sons to mission and daughters to become impregnated while their
American counterparts go to college. Also, not giving preferential treatment to
other Mormons in business situations helps too.
I would love to see someone run against Matheson who could actually beat him.
Josh could very well be the guy. Go Josh! I will be in your corner all the way
I believe that Mitt Romney was the only candidate for the Republican Party. We
now have absolutely no hope. I would not doubt it if Conservatism as we know and
love it, is on its way out forever. God help us all. We are in the worst shape
going forward possible. We are faced with a choice of which Liberal to choose. I
do not even think the choice of a good VP will matter, unless by some chance too
much damage isn't done in the next four years.
Josh must be joshin'. His Dad is "someone whose principles I line up with
almost entirely" but he "can't say the same thing for Sen. McCain."First, which of his Dad's principles is he referring to? Those he held for
political advantage in Massachusetts or those he switched to for political
advantage when he ran for President.Second, is one of McCain's
principles that he doesn't line up with serving your country in the military in
time of war?
Did any of you complain about Clinton never having served? He sent Americans off
to war, remember? Those of you that are complaining (whining) about his money,
do you complain about Kennedy's money? Or Gore's money? Or Kerry's money? No,
probably not. Stop revealing yourselves with such abandon. The hypocrisy is hard
Josh Romney would probably have better luck in Massachusetts or Michigan than
running against Congressman Matheson who has a proven record serving Utahns
versus the bird droppings shelled out by Teflon Mitt. If McCain dredges up
Daddy for V.P., and I pray he's too smart to pick Ole Flip-Flop, I'd vote for
whoever might be the Democrat.
Oh, my, I apologize. I forgot that this was an LDS newspaper. That's right,
you don't allow any freedom of speech on here! No problem, I don't want to be
on this site anyway.
I'll say it again and if you remove it, I will sue you for stopping my rights to
free speech. Utah can have Romney and his sons. Utah deserves them! America
was not and will never be ready for a Mormon anything. They need to stop
pretending they are even Christian. Pitiful. Maybe Romney's son could spend a
little time in our military! Out of five sons, one at least honoring our
military would be great. They are the ones pouring their blood out for the
freedsom that allow these types to even run for office.!!!! Legal here, don't
remove my posts!!
Mormons are a strange breed; they believe in baptism after death
Please not another good mormon with Daddy's and the churches blessings, enough
The article states: "some suggest, the party's nominee if the campaign of Sen.
John McCain, R-Ariz., continues to falter." How is McCain's campaign
"faltering?" How does the writer figure his campaign is "faltering?" Over that
absurd New York Times piece which was nothing more than a gossip column
masquerading as investigative journalism? Sorry, but McCain's campaign is hardly
"faltering" and 2 new polls show McCain now ahead of the King Cult Koolaid
Purveyor, Barak Obama. This just goes to show how only journalists can take one
another seriously. No one else does.
Josh,your dad din't lose because he was Morman. He lost because he was not a
faithful Morman. I am a Morman and I saw all those You-Tube videos of your Dad
saying "he supports Gay Right's" and "he supports the right to an abortian" Why
did he do that??? He let himself down...and made us look bad. All so he could
win the liberal state of MA. Next time Utah..let's send a Man that is JUST.
Let's see: There was religious bigotry against Mitt which helped his ooponent
win, but the same article claimed 90% of Utahns voted for Mitt. No Mormon
bigotry there, I guess.
It's great that Josh Romney has the ambition to run for Congress. This Country
needs Moral leadership NOW as well as for the future. Go Josh!Using
religion has cost us the loss of the best, potential President. I grew up in
Michigan, where Mitt Romneys Father was a several term Governor. I had no idea
he was Morman. He was a great Governor and that should be the most important
point. I'm horrified that this country would be so harsh on a certain type of
the Christian Faith. Mormans are hard working, moral people. I hope Mitt
becomes one of our Countries leaders. We need him and his sons to help
continue the fight for the Moral Right.Amen to the Romneys!
Captain logic, there are MANY alcohol-restrictive places in America, and the
vast majority of those places have nothing to do with Mormons. I doubt they have
anything to do with Fascists either...
I read this article on the Drudge Report and am a conservative from Virginia. I
became a supporter of Gov Romney during the campaign after careful analysis of
all the Republican candidates. I was shocked and disappointed that he dropped
out and was perlexed by the reasoning. After reading this article now I can
understand why Romney dropped out. I now understand that Iowa and New Hampshire
could have established momentum...but did not. This was very informative. Thank
I am one of those who would not vote for Romney because he was Mormon. Of
course, I was also not for him because his political experience is from Mass.
But saying someone like me is un-American for that choice? First, I am a
veteran. I am Caucasian, middle class. Not really religious. I don't really
care what the Mormons believe or don't believe. That is their business. My
distrust of anyone who is Mormon is based on experience. I lived in Utah for a
while. Every time I tried to get a job, I would have a good interview up to the
question, what ward was I a member of. Once the interviewer realized I wasn't
Mormon, it was over. Time and time again. I do appreciate that I experienced
discrimination from the Mormons there, it taught me what that really feels like.
A valuable lesson I have carried my entire life. I have had
similar negative encounters with Mormons in the work place outside Utah. I
don't see how I can trust them. That affects my opinion for whom I would vote.
That is experience, ie negative, that helps guide me.
He didn't say it was un-American to vote against a Mormon. He said it was
un-American to vote against someone just because they are Mormon. By no means
was he saying that, in order to be American, you must vote for a Mormon. Please
don't willfully miss-characterize what Romney said. It makes you sound
Josh will have my vote once he improves his bonafides. Specifically, he will
need six children by election day to be convincing. Go Josh!
The Romney family wishes to inform that enrty to the military is below their
dignity. But they are ready to send others off to serve in military
I'm no big Jim Matheson fan, but I'd discourage Josh from taking on the
Congressman who, according to this paper, is Utah's "Most Popular Politician"
(Bernick, 16 Nov. 2005). For the record, in that Nov. 16 article
Rep. Cannon's and Rep. Bishop's approval ratings (50% and 49%, respectively)
were more than 25 points lower than Rep. Matheson's (78%). Don't we want to
keep politicians with that kind of approval in office?Also, while
Matheson is well-connected and privileged, his financial endowments pale in
comparison to that of a Romney (or a Huntsman for that matter). If Matheson is
to be condemned for his status as a "favorite son," critics would do well to
choose a different opponent than Josh Romney.I'm not trying to make
any grand defense of Rep. Matheson - but his critics frequently miss the point.
But hey, if Josh Romney is the best Utah republicans can do (and Smith, Swallow,
and Christensen set the bar pretty low), go for it. I would say he's a bit late
but I guess he won't need to fundraise...
I hope he's not a liberal as his dad.
Mitt Romney's candidacy was the worst thing that could have happened to the LDS
church as it brought scrutiny on a religion founded on fraud and whose beliefs
are so ludicrous that only someone brainwashed into the religion could possibly
believe them. The fact that Romney dropped out of the race is the best thing
that could have happened to the Mormons as the extra scrutiny that the church
would have received if he were a candidate in the general election would have
set the religion back to the stone age where it belongs.
If he is anything like his father and gradfather, he is a patheitic liberal who
advocates global communism.Don't blame me - I voted for Mike
He's like Cheney. He has other priorities.chicken hawk and carpet
Go for it Josh, keep your name in front of the press. Your family is a very fine
Well, well, I feel I have to jump in here. First for those of you
saying rude things about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I am
sorry you have a huge misunderstanding of the Church. WE believe in Jesus
Christ as the Saviour and redeemer of the world. We believe in continuing
revelation. We do believe that God loves His children as much today as in days
of old and continues to send us a prophet to direct and support us. We believe
in the Holy Spirit to bless our lives with personal revelation and guidance.
I do not believe in anything weird. Many of my friends and family
are LDS and they are not "nuttier than a fruitcake". We love and live just like
you. As for Josh and his dad. NO where is it written that you have
to serve in the military to be a good servant of any kind. They are very
principled people who love the Lord, their family and their country. We do live
in a time where criticism is the new blood sport and many of you are the lions
and are definitely out for blood.
I don't necessarily agree that Josh should join the military just because he and
his father and all his brothers are so willing to commit the miltary to the Bush
war in Iraq. But I did find it really insulting when Mitt said that his kids
were performing a more important service to the country by working for his
canidacy. I am quite tired of the chicken-hawks of Bush- Cheney and Rumsfield
being so trigger happy with our soldiers. By the way, I did not serve in the
military, but my older brother did- and so did my father.... and so did my twin
brother.I have no problem with Josh running for Congress- it is a
free country - everyone should have the right to run. I probably wouldn't vore
for him- but he is not in my district- if he were, I might vote for him- I would
ceertainly look at him- he might be better than Bishop.
I love how people complain about religious intolerance and then support a
candidate because he comes from your same religion. How many sides out of your
mouth can you speak? Is it simply a coincidence that Mitt received 90% of the
vote in Utah?
i say good for you Josh, you run, never mind these jerks and their comments
about being from a rich family, its just plain jealous remarks, we can't help
who our parents are, as for yours your mom and dad seem to be okay. good luck
to you Josh.
Boy, there are some pretty aggressive and offensive supporters of Josh on this
group.On the military thing, ten years myself. Does my opinion count
on the subject?As for the Josh never having served, settle down and
think about this.In Iowa Mitt was asked if any of his sons served.
Mitt said two things: One, No. Two, they're serving their country by helping me
get elected.The moment he said that he irritated of all those
annoyed at another politician good enough to serve over us, never good enough to
serve with us.From that moment on, like it or not, being annoyed at
their 'getting Dad elected is good enough' attitude really grates people. Mitt should have just said No.As for service counting, it
does. Certainly not the whole picture. What are you willing to do for your
country? Are you willing to sit in 2' of snow 15 below freezing, pulling an
LP/OP for 4 hours while the rest of the company is stuck in snow drifts 5 feet
deep? How about putting in 22-23 hour days in 118 degree temp in the deseret? I
did.Oh, driving a Winnebago. The two are not equal.
The divine will of God is that godly people would be sought out to lead the
nation and world in righteousness. The power to be that leader is found in the
solutions God has in His word to solve world problems we created by ignoring His
wisdom.Some candidates have said their religion would have no affect
on their decisions in the White House and I have watched them lose ground
immediately.. It is not money or experience in government that will win this
election, it is God with that candidate and a people wanting God to govern by
His word.We are not looking for mans wisdom; God said that will
fall. When? It will fall when we realize that the goal is not employment; the
goal is retirement in a garden paradise with edible landscaping and useful pets
for healthy foods and healthy bodies. A retirement lifestyle of beautiful
useful gardens is the only solution to global warming, energy crisis, pollutions
etc.. and gardens will make all our wisdom seem foolish. Any
candidate with dedication to use the word of God will be lifted on high above
all nations. It is the divine way.
Deseret News sensors the opinions of people. Full and truthful statements
critical of Mitt Romney and his religion are not allowed in this site. Good job
hiding your head in a pile of sand. You are as bad as the New York Times.
Matheson votes the party line, liberal. He should be voted out of office. If
Josh is a conservative he should run or we should find someone who is.
Mitt Romney is a deceitful lying Mormon who was pro-abortion in Mass, and
suddenly became anti-abortion when running for Pres. Mormons are scam artists
and professional deceivers. They are taught how to lie before going on their
mission, and they become experts as they grow older. No Mormon should be allowed
in government. They can run in Utah if they want to, but the national political
theater should be off limits to these conniving two-faced liars who can invent
their opinions on the fly and never answer questions when they are asked.
Granted, many politicians are scoundrels, but dealing with Mormons is like
dealing with horse-thieves and snake oil salesmen. Mitt Romney is a LIAR even if
he has 5 billion dollars. No amount of money can cover the fact that he is lying
scum and a danger to the US. Thankfully no one outside of Utah voted for him,
which comes to show who supports him.
Good thing he doesn't come across as a sore loser. Oh wait...
Go right ahead Utards.Mitt screwed Massachusetts BIGTIMEHave his kid
do the same for you...US Politics are the worlds JOKEand the romneys
are the jesters
At last the Utah Reds that say they could not possibly vote for John McCain, now
have a third choice, they can vote for Ralph Nader and save there write in vote.
He is neutral so at last you have a choice and not feel you have to vote for a
Democrat instead of McCain. To even things out you have Josh Romney to vote
for, so all is not lost for your Republican vote.
The whole tone of the article is delusional. McCain's campaign is not faltering.
2 polls released today have him leading both Obama and Clinton in the general
election. The NYT smear was a huge flop and backfired. The whole idea that
Romney still has a chance to be President is insane.Mitt Romney had
a million flaws as a candidate. His Mormonism was not one of them. Why not try
to focus on the real flaws and try to improve them for next time? The denial
will not help anything.Good luck to Josh if he runs. I wish he would
lose the indignant attitude first though.
yes, Mitt fizzled as a candidate because he's a mormon. Most people that have
met mormons understand why. I spent about 10 weeks out of the past year working
in salt lake on business and was astonished at how many aspects of daily life
there are dictated by morman-based laws. the alcohol laws being one of the most
obvious. mormons are overzealous when it comes to spreading their faith and
drafting legislation that is based on their faith... Fascism is the word that
you start to think of after spending time in SLC!
Good for you, Josh Romney! Those of you adding comments about JR enlisting, the
military is not for everyone. My family is a military family. From my grandpa in
World War I, my dad WWII(my dad-in-law WWII), my cousin was killed in Vietnam.
Six of my seven nephews have served. My son-in-law did 2 tours in Iraq & South
Korea. I have two sons, one is in the military and one son who prefers to enlist
in the military. It's not for everyone. God bless America. I'd like to add. Go
Gov Mitt Romney in 2012.
The problem with electing any Romney is the public display they make of their
religious beliefs. One's religion (or non-religion) is a private and personalmatter that is best left out of their public and professional lives. I
certainly do not want my life impacted by someone that ignores history, logic
and scientific inquiry.
As a military spouse, I am offended when anyone says you have to enlist in
the military to show you support the military. Does that mean that everyone
else in the country with no military ties is unpatriotic? No way, no how!
Showing your pride in your country by serving in a political office in an
honorable way is great Josh!!!!!Run!
Ok, there are about 50 comments saying "I don't see why you criticize Josh for
not serving in the military. I'll bet none of you criticizing have served
either."Use some reason. I am critical of Josh for not serving in
the military. I do think he and his dad expect the lower class to serve. And
NO, I MYSELF HAVE NOT SERVED. So do I have a right to be critical of the
Romneys? YES!! I would never serve for an immoral war that has cost the lives
of tens of thousands of people simply so the rich oil companies have a friendly
regime in control of oil-heavyweight Iraq. If I ever supported this war and
hadn't served, then I could be called a hypocrite. But if politicians want to
insist on using all my tax dollars and putting my children and grand children
into debt to attack a country out of aggression, then those politicians better
be willing to send their own children to prove to the lower classes that this is
a war we should actually support.
I was kinnda hoping Daddy would run as governor in Michigan to fullfill campaign
It's not un-American to choose to vote against a Mormon. Isn't that what freedom
of choice and the freedom to vote is all about?Using little Romney's
logic, in order to be American, you MUST vote for a Mormon?Theocracy
- no thanks, and this coming from a committed Christian.Thanks but no
thanks, I will continue to vote against Mormons, nice people, but not who I want
"if the campaign of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., continues to falter."Continues to falter??? There must be some bad crack out there in SLC.
For all you "Patriots" out there, why should a Romney join an army that has
invaded Utah to occupy Mormon property on several occasions? This may be
ancient history but some Mormons don't forget how they were treated in the east
or the west.
Only if you believe that Father in Heaven is the father of all his children, we
are all brothers and sisters, and that Jesus Christ and Lucifer were also his
children...then you can believe that they were brothers prior to the "fall".
They then became opposing forces. If you can't believe that...then obviously
you can't believe that they were brothers. Doctrine of the gospel requires more
than cursory study.
any man who has five sons who have never considered military service should not
even be considered for the position of commander in chief...i would never vote
for mitt or any of his sons who consider themselves above the average voter...
I was a bit surprised to see the number of dim bulbs opining about Josh and his
brothers not serving in the military. Then again, sometimes these national
posts disappoint with the lack of intellect and the pure emotional drivel.
Hey, you who keep bringing up enlisting thing. THERE IS NO DRAFT AT PRESENT. Get
a valid gripe. And please, don't you enlist, we don't need another Abu Gharib.
to Jon: I have been in the military. So I will critize Josh. I find it smelly
and repulsive that one of Mitt's five alive guys runs for office as if it is
theirs for the taking. Seems like Utah is actually a southern plantation where
the massa tells the other folk what to do and when to do it.Since
when did Utahns give up the right to think? This guy Josh has done what?
Fathered some children? Driven a van in Iowa? Sells and does some magic in
real estate?Too old to be in the service? Yes. Now. Today. But how
about when you were younger? Too much of a sacrifice? Too much mingling with
the lower caste?Come back when you have done something, something
for the people. Come back then and get re-examined for an office that is for
the people and by the people. Go earn it.
Romney is being quite the nice person when addressing the prejudice that was
obvious in the newsmedia. AOL, and most major news networks said and reported
things that they would never report or say about a Jew or a Muslim. I am not a Mormon. However, I was ashamed of the newsmedia in relationship
to the spreading of hate. And I do mean the major news outlets. I suggest if
you doubt this go back and look at some of the stories from 4 to 6 months ago.
Substitute another religion in place of "Mormon" and see how it sounds.Shameful. I'm sure if Obama were a Mormon it would have been very different.
Immigration Sense--I agree with you that we elected Gov. Huntsman to lead, but
that certainly is not what he has done. When he should have led, he has wavered.
If he has led Utah at all, it has been towards a cliff (i.e. in environmental
policy, education policy, and economic policy). As sad as it is to
say, I think it would be great day for Utah if John McCain became president and
appointed Gov. Huntsman to a cabinet position. This post has little to do with
the article, but then again neither do most of the posts on this message board.
Most seem to be about people's personal issues about the war in Iraq, Utah
voting practices, etc.
The one thing I don't like about the Des News forum vs. the Trib, is that here
one person under multiple different "handles" can dominate the conversation.
They can even carry on a dialog back and forth with themselves, and the rest of
us are clueless. Of course, they do leave a few telltale signs. If you look back
through this thread, you'll notice quite a few posts from the same person,
beating their own dead horse about how Romneys need to enlist in the military.
Step away from the computer and let someone else talk!!
For all those that say the Romney boys should enlist in the military, "Because
they support the Iraq War", I have a question. Do you support your local police
force? Do you support your local Fire Department? How is it that you didn't
join up to be a voluteer Fireman or become a Police Officer? Those people put
themselves in harms way, why shouldn't you. There is no difference. You are
just voicing a tired argument.
Even the reporter is in the tank for these losers "McCain campaign faltering"
explain that bias to me
Jim, you are "lazy"! You "think" you work as hard as him! Then "you" have
A fine man from a fine family. Mitt Romney would have made a great President.
I wish he would move to Nevada and run against Reid. He's the one who gives
Mormons a bad image. Young Romney has just as much experience as the Kennedy
boys who ran and won with only the families political expertise.
Huckabee didn't knock Romney out of the race. He asked a question which we
should be able to answer simply, yea or nay. The truth m'friend, always the
truth. And Huckabee, considered liberal by his own denomination, is not getting
the Baptist vote as much as the vote of those who can't stand the others.
Heh Spanky, and it didn't cost "us" a dime!
doesn't anybody agree that mormons are weird?nuttier than a
fruitcake?believe in pretty bad stuff?Only redeeming
feature is that the girls are stunning who knock on my front door. I invite
them in, but only to leer!
Your father wasn't successful in this election due to his mormon religion. He
was unsuccessful due to his changing stances on many issues, coming across as
insincere and distant, and spending way, way too much money to get that job. I
just couldn't find any way to trust this guy.
Of Josh Romney, the article says: "... he's been approached to run ..." Really?
By whom? We know he's never deigned to wear the uniform of our country. (Too
dangerous!) Why would anyone think a 32-year-old who has achieved nothing
beyond procreation make a good member of Congress? The Romneys, all of them,
should limit their procreation to two children apiece.
"Re: DBLYou have to read between the lines to find out all of young
Josh Romney's accomplishments, all of the hard work he's done, and all of his
experience. Let me lay it out for you.1. Went to HS, but didn't have
to work because he has a rich daddy, like his daddy before him.2.
Went to college on daddy's dime and didn't have to work, like his daddy before
him.3. Drove around Iowa in his daddy's van trying to get people to
vote for his daddy.4. Is now using his daddy's name and influence to
get into politics without ever having done one day's actual physical labor in
his entire life.Pretty impressive resume. "How is the
devil do you know that??? You have no idea...
Just as an aside to the reidiculous comment about the aurge "working". Well of
course it "worked. If you put more people anywhere of course thinsg will get
better. That doesnt mean the war was good to begin with.. just because of the
surge.Thats like saying hey lets invade Saudia Arabia with 100,000
troops. And then a year later put in 200,000 and say well we were right.. see
how much better we are doing.We shouldn't have invaded to begin with
and lost 4000 american lives and THOUSANDS of injuries. But not only that it
was recommended that we go in with more troops and Rumsfeld and Bush ignored
that.So now you want a good old pat on the back because 5 years
later you do a troop surge to clean up your mess? I dont think so
Josh, Mitt, Hillary, Obama, McCain, it does not matter. Unfortunately it took
segregationist Governor Wallace to reveal the truth that "there's not a dime's
worth of difference between" Republicans and Democrats. The Democrats willingly
went along with the War in Iraq, suspension of Habeas Corpus, detaining
protesters, banning books like "America Deceived' from Amazon, stealing private
lands (Kelo decision), warrant-less wiretapping and refusing to investigate 9/11
properly. They are both guilty of treason.Support Dr. Ron Paul and save
this great nation.
Little boy Josh Romney needs to enlist his candy a$$ into the military.
Romney family has never lived like the Huntsman family. If you want to say that
Josh never had to work because of his rich family, why has it not been said much
about Gov. Huntsman. I don't know who I would rather have replaced by a Romney,
Rep. Matheson or Gov. Huntsman. But please some good change would be nice.
There is one point that has been totally ignored...when people talk about the
Romneys money. Look at the amount of money that they personally put into the
economy and the jobs that that created. They are great Americans! An economic
So many of the people on here would be downright hilarious if not so scary.
Let's see: you can't be president if you are rich (there goes George Washington)
or haven't served in the military (there go John Adams and Thomas Jefferson).
What a bunch of bilge! People are so bigoted, angry and invious. I do not care
about the military service nor the money but about the character and the views
of any candidate. Even rich guys like Romney, Clinton and Obama can serve. The
mote in the eye is so big that many of you can not see your own faults.
A Republican version of the Kennedys. Never mind what he believes. If he's
Mitt's son, he's got to be a viable candidate. Disgusting.Disgraceful waste of space. If Utahns elect him, heaven help you all...
Unfortunatley most of the people running for congress today are political hacks.
Anyone that thinks that our congress is full of former war heros is sadly
mistaken.For all the comments mocking the Romney family's wealth:
Get over your own personal failure. The sooner you accept the fact that you are
a bunch losers the better.
His dad failed because he is a quitter like his grandfather did in 1968.The
Mormon thing only stopped those that believe it to be a cult
To those who criticise Josh, you should know that all the battles are not fought
on the battlefield.As a Vietnam Vet, I am aware that the war was lost in
Congress, not in SE Asia. With more supporters of North Vietnam in Congress they
were able to defeat a military that would have been unbeatable otherwise.Josh can do more for the war on terror in Congress than he can in uniform.
Quick - let's take a poll. How many of believe that families with more than one
child should "give" one of them to the armed services? Anyone? How about YOUR
family? Have you assigned one of YOUR children to enlist? How exactly would
you make them do that? Oh, I see...this guideline wouldn't apply to YOU. Just
to politicians who support the war. Uh-huh. Let's make it retro-active then.
YOU go sign up and represent YOUR family.
Best of luck to you. I voted for your father, I hope he is willing to run again
in 2012. This country needs a man like him in power to clean up the mess we have
I'm getting tired of family nepotism in politics. I can understand and respect
a family for having a long tradition in the military, but a family tradition in
politics smacks of royalty.
Two Words: Magic Underwear. 'Nuff said.
Matheson is twice congressman you will ever be
Just have your Dad buy this office for you..Or call Elder Hales to clear the way
for you to run.You will not need any qualifications.
You served in Vietnam as a volunteer enlistee? Shut your trap. If Josh had been
drafted, he would have served too.And the rest of you idiots calling
for Josh to enlist. I notice none of you are in Iraq...bunch of sorry
I am a vigiliant GOP Catholic woman from South Florida---I am so sorry Mitt is
still not in the race. And everyone I talked with was supporting him too. The
Mormon Factor---- I put it aside- although many people see Mormonism as a cult
because of its secrecy--- and a very Strange Church. That is what probably
sold the deal..Sorry -- but thats reality.Too bad- Mitt was and is
the best candidate to come down the pike in years hands down.I hope
he runs again- and next time I will really support him and be more active. Our
loss.If Mitt was not Mormon.... he would 100%+++++ be our next
President--- ABSOLUTELY.Mitt---- might you convert - to your wife's
religion she was raised in?????? Pres? Lutheran???
I live in Florida/voted for Mitt, Would work for Josh From here. He would be
great. Mitt for vp or president !!!!!!
The Wyoming GOP will support Josh across state lines. He is a quality young man
with a strong work ethic. He stumped for his dad in Cheyenne, Douglas and
Casper in January. The Rocky Mountains is "Rommey Country," whether it's Mitt
What a great waste of time. I'm sure he got a lot of great experience driving a
motorhome around Iowa. To all the people that forwarded this article
to "everyone in your ward" - I think it's time to move to Missouri. Or perhaps
you can do us favor and hold your breath until Mitt is offered the VP ticket or
even better, hold it until this article suggests Mitt somehow wins the GOP
nomination. DUH.Drink the kool-aid, drink the kool-aid.
I think that we need more troops in Iraq, now that your Dad's campaign is over
and your "service to the country" has wound down.
I really enjoy reading comments from those who feel so passionately that Mitt's
sons should immediately rush out and enlist, simply because the support fighting
terrorists in Iraq. I supported the war from the beginning too-guess I should
rush out and do so as well. But wait! I am in the military already. Guess that
option is out. I wonder how many expressing this opinion have themselves served
in the armed forces? Incidently, not everyone can serve. The
military is not that large. A good 40% of 18-24 year olds are unfit for military
service for various reasons. While it is true that some older folks have joined
up since 2001, there haven't been that many, and most signed up for Guard or
Reserve; not that there aren't plenty of Guard or Reserve members serving or who
have served in Iraq. Those belittling Mitt's kids about not serving,
why don't you grow up, get a life, and find something else to complain about?
Better yet, why not do something constructive yourself?
Since there are so many dopes that are asking for Romney to join the military,
which arm of the service did Matheson serve and is this the only criteria that
you need to get elected? If so Obama and Clinton lose.
I'm not sure what world the author of this article is living in, but to think
that McCain's campaign is faltering and that Mitt Romney has a chance to insert
himself back in the race and take the nomination is delusional. That NY Times
article was bogus and extremely lacking in the facts and authority for anyone
else in the mainstream media or blogosphere to take seriously. McCain isn't
even being challenged by Huckabee (who is actually still in the race, yet
mathematically out of contention). I hope Josh Romney makes it into Congress,
but someone needs to inform the author that his dad's presidential dreams are
I was also disappointed that Mitt did not make it-He is a very smart and
intelligent man when it comes to business. Imagine someone who would encourage
more people to become self-sufficient instead of depending on the government to
take care of them. We already have enough people that are dependent on freebies
and consequently their offspring will do the same.His wealth was self-made and
if people are jealous of this, get out and try to do the same.His son should run
for political office, if he wishes. He comes from good stock- good family man,
etc.I agree we need new blood in Congress and the Presidency.They're all stale
and professional politicians, who also have made plenty of money while in
office.Let them spend their own money for once to buy their own healthcare and
pensions. Too bad for Mitt- I will go vote even if it means for McCain. ABC
(anybody but Clinton or Obama)
Josh Romney needs to enlist in the Army. Mitt Romney will never be choosen as
VP under McCain, since the Huckabee, Dr. Dobson, and Pat Robertson will raise
their bigoted heads and complain.
He is a likeable enough guy...he seems a bit phoney/plastic and my last reason
is very un-american but his jesus is not my Jesus, that is why I can not vote
Do Mormons believe that Jesus and Satan are brothers?
Don't kid yourself; Huckabee played a role in the anti-Mormon prejudice that
surrounded Governor Romney's campaign. The sly "Eddie Haskell like" crack about
Jesus and Satin being brothers. He could have done much to temper
the anti-Mormon bias. Sadly; it is my opinion that he encouraged it.
I really liked George Romney back in the day/
I do not understand why everyone gives the Romneys so much grief about the kids
not being in the military. That is rediculous to expect his kids to be in the
military to qualify for office. If you think it is such a great idea, why dont
All this talk of serving gives me an idea. I think only those that serve should
be allowed to vote. After all they have contributed. I think this will clear
out some of the issues dont you?
Why doesn't this coward enlist along with his brothers.
Mitt didn't lose because he's a Mormon. He lost because he was too slick, and
because his newfound conservatism was found to be inconsistent with positions he
occupied as recently as 5 years ago.Pandering never wins in the long
SPANKY: It is envious people like you in our country that really gripe me. So
what if Mitt worked and strived to build his own business to the extent of being
able to send his children to any school he wanted to! Right now, Michelle Obama
is making 400K a year.....do you think her children will be going to the schools
of their choice and will probably never have a job? Please give me proof that
Josh did not work to earn his way. You sound like a really bitter person! You
are probably living off the government!
If Obama loses will he say it was because he is black?If Hillary loses
will he say it was because she is a woman?If McCain loses will he say it
is because he is 71?Romney did not lose because he was a Mormon. He
lost because sometimes he was, and sometimes he wasn't, at least when it comes
to Mormon moral beliefs. Each of the above, if they lose, will lose
due to their own personal faults, and not their age, race, gender or religion.
Just another sign of whining.
This is one Mormon who knows that Mitt Romney flip-flopped on his positions,
doesn't like that fact. . . and yet thinks he is the best of the major
candidates who are or were in the race. Rudy Giuliani? John "I'm only winning
because Rudy stayed out of my way and Huckabee wouldn't get out of Mitt's way"
McCain? Mike Huckabee? Hillary Clinton? Even Barack Obama, who seems like a
generally nice guy, is even more liberal than Hillary, so he is out. No, I'm
not crazy about Mitt Romney, and have seen other candidates in the past who
would get my vote instead if they were able to run. But his experience both in
business and as a governor leaves him as my best choice out of a poor field.
Josh Romney is a father of young children and to ask that he join the army is
stupid. This war is justified and we will win with McCain and lose with Obama or
Hillary. Mitt Romney will be chosen as VP much in the same way that George H.W.
Bush was select to be VP after that nasty primary between him and Reagan. Just
like Dole picked Kemp in 1996. They recognized their weakens and picked up a
strenght. Romney will be a great VP for the next four years and then after
McCain retires (he promised to serve only one term) Romney will make a great
I'm one of those pockets of bigotry Josh is talking about. After living in Utah
for two years, I would never, ever vote for a Mormon or any party. I just don't
trust you people.
I guess if Hillary had legs like Obama, she'd wear a dress once in a while.
Well, if anyone wants to run against Rob Bishop in District 1, I would be happy.
I can't as I am a federal employee.
For Romney to complain about voters being "UnAmerican" for voting against a
Mormon is absurd. In Utah he will count on people voting against anybody who is
NOT mormon. What goes around comes around.....
Just what the country needs, another political dynasty family. We have the
Kennedy's,the Bush's,the Clinton's, the Dodd's, the Bayh's, the Cuomo's and I'm
sure many others. What makes any of them uniquely qualified to assume the reins
of power other than being their father's sons or husband's mate?What
makes Romney's young son believe that his recent experience supporting his dad's
election efforts bestows upon him the wisdom, relevant experience and
intellecutal fortitude to do anything other than conduct a political campaign
for office? It does not.One of the reasons that this country is not
moving forward on important, substantive issues is that the thinking of our
"leaders" in government is a re-hash of all of the old partisan ideas that their
fathers' or husband's had before them. Even worse,once elected (God forbid)
there is so little time spent by them on activites not related to re-election
that the business of intelligent direction and guidance of our nation is severly
short-changed. Sometimes, like now, to our evelasting detriment.It's
time for leaders who put the country's best interests first, and not the
furtherance of a family political dynasty.
I was just wondering...How many of you recommending enlistment in the military
are veterans? My guess is few or none. So, unless you've been there...shut
For the people mad about Iraq, that one is almost wrapped up now. The surge has
worked and things are a lot quieter now. Especially as more Iraqis are stepping
up and taking roles, now that they know the US has their back they are taking it
to the bad guys. I've heard Democrats say that Romney's Mormonism
hurt him but not many Republicans. With Republicans I think what happened was a
fractured field on the conservative side. Romney did OK but couldn't catch
McCain. I wish him the best, he got my vote in the primary here in New Jersey.
Why do we keep electing these Huntsmans and Mathesons and now Romneys who were
all born with silver spoons in their orifices? What qualifies them other than
accident of birth? Matheson's done nothing. Huntsman's scorecard is empty --
what has he actually achieved? These are just pretty rich boys married to
various Barbies who consider high office their personal sandbox. Can't we find
someone who can actually do something?
FOR Josh, if he were running against Hatch, I think it's time for him to go.
We're "Romneyed out" as it is. Enough is enough.
Too bad Josh Romney ended his interview with a weak attack on Senator McCain.
Perhaps he would have a different opinion of the good Senator if he had ever
served in the Nation's defense. Senator McCain beat your father
fair and square. And, if you did some serious research, you would learn that
your Father (a very good man also) and Senator McCain share most policies in
common. What happended to good polite Utah conduct. Shame on you
Josh. I know that I would not vote for you.
heres a key line from the story:"Josh Romney told the Deseret Morning News
that after a year of campaigning across country for his father, he's been
approached to run as a Republican against 2nd Congressional District Rep. Jim
Matheson, D-Utah."he was asked to run by an operative who obviously
thought he could win. Why don't you ask him what his positions are, maybe
you'll like him?
What is this envy of Romney's wealth? I'm hardly wealthy (I'll be making a car
payment today, 25 days late) but I'm tired of such pettiness. Why is success a
bad thing? Or is it just easier to attack a minority group (the wealthy) since
they will always be a small number?
According to the article, "Only a few times, he said, did he hear voters say
they couldn't support a Mormon candidate for president. "I said, 'That's a very
un-American thing to say.' I mean, this is a country that based on religious
freedom,"What kind of person calls someone else un-American for
expressing their sincerely held views? It's not the kind of peron who will get
my vote. I think Mr. Romney needs to apologize for his comments. I too am Mormon
and I don't like it when people express their view that they can't vote for a
Mormon but it's their right.It's as much their right to not vote for
a Mormon, as it's to not vote for any person for any reason and it is more
un-American to call someone un-American for choosing to exercise their right to
vote as they choose than it's un-American not to vote for someone based on your
opinions of a person's religion, lack of religion, or their position on moral
issues such as same-sex marriage, abortion or the countless other factors that
caused many people to vote for Romney. So Josh Romney needs to get a
clue and stop the double-standard!
I wouldn't vote for him. Why should I?I work just as hard, probably
harder than him. I worked my way through college, and now I'm working hard by
day, including nights and weekends, and I'm still poor as dirt. I look for jobs
and go to work. I pay taxes. I could never be congressman now. I don't have any
coat tails to ride like Romney Jr. What I do know, however, is that if I
get laid off, the Romney's think I'm poor because I'm lazy and the government
shouldn't help me.Keep the incumbent in office. We don't need more
spoiled rich kids in Washington.
Hopefully some of Romney's sons can sign up for the war that their father and
they support - apparently - as long as others actually do the fighting.Why should he sign up? Simple - it is easy to be a cheerleader while nice and
safe - its another to be a supporter and actually be willing to put one's body
on the line for the belief.If a war isn't worth the effort of even
one of Romney's sons, the family should really review their priorities regarding
the importance of the war in Iraq. After all there are plenty of soldiers in
Iraq who have children back here in the states.
"faltering McCain campaign?" Huh?
personally I dont see what the big deal is by not voting for someone who has a
certain religious belief, so his comment to the person who said he could never
vote for a Mormon was off base. I am sure there are plenty of religions people
follow that would preclude someone from voting for them. Would all of you vote
for a Muslim? A Scientologist? Someone who practices witchcraft? Im an athiest.. do you think Josh would be able to overlook that religious
freedom and vote for me?? Of course not. It was a silly comment showing his
naivete.Religious freedom means that we all have the right to
practice or not practice our religion. It does not mean we have to vote for
someone if we do not believe in their religion if we dont want to.
*McCain's campaign has been hurt by a report that implied he had an improper
relationship with a female lobbyist.*Hurt? You gotta be kidding. The
NYT did McCain a big favor with that piece of tripe. You're letting your liberal
flavor show a bit too much in this hit piece.
"If John McCain's campaign continues to falter..."What? Because of
the Times story? Right. I'm sure the LDS bias of this paper, plus the liberal
wack jobs in New York would LOVE to see Romney become the nominee IF McCain
continues to "falter." There is only one problem...Republican primary voters
already spoke. They didn't choose your guy. Its called democracy and it works.
This story is a fluff piece and more nothing but more sour grapes from the
Romney camp. Get over yourself Mitt and Co.
Josh is talented. He can drive a van. Host a party. Have children. And get
into real estate development.Good enough for me, and the other
Did anyone not see this coming?Only the deceased missed this one.Will he make it? Yes.Yes, because of the name. Nothing
else matters.His record? ha ahha haha ahahh ahahhah a real estate
development dude. 3 kids. a wife. Oh, did I mention his daddy's name? Again,
no military service. so what... look at my name everybody!!Who
could have missed this one coming?The Shadow Knows.
I wish Josh would tell us what Mitt Romney's principles are, and why he thinks
they're so different than McCain's. His dad didn't do a good job of explaining
them. I'm sure Romney has principles, however he ran as a conservative, but
promised a multi-billion dollar bailout for Michigan, farm subsidies for Iowa,
he ran to McCain's left on prescritption drugs in Florida, and his health care
plan is a proposal for individual mandates that it basically what Hillary
Clinton is proposing.Does Josh like the National Review Mitt Romney,
or the Massachusetts "I Don't Want to Go Back to Bush-Reagan" Mitt Romney.
Something in between? I honestly don't know. Some people act as though they
know Romney's principles with certainty, and I honestly don't see how they know
this. Maybe they know that he's a Mormon Republican and that's good enough."we elect people who are good at campaigning vs. those who are good at
leading and governing."Exactly.
Josh Romney would be crazy not to run. He has the campaign issues, the slogans,
the money, the connections, and a population that went 94% for his dad in the
Republican primaries. Matheson is winning by cross-over votes -- Republicans
voting for him. Josh could squash Matheson. Try running without money and
connections, it won't get you far. The chickenhawk argument won't fly in Utah.
If we are to succeed in the war on terror, it will take civilian support here at
home. Learning on the campaign trail is extremely valuable as well. He will not
have a better opportunity that this one now. He can achieve what has eluded both
his father and grandfather: federal elective office. Opportunities this good
don't often return. Seize the day, Josh! ;)
I'm quite tired of the Deseret news running any story with the name Romney in
It is a sad state of affairs when we have to get all our worms from just one
Why cant a privileged son of a wealthy, well-connected politician join the
military? Im tired of these hypocritical Republican hate mongers that waste our
tax dollars on needless oil wars in the Middle East.
Mitt just spent 40 million dollars to go from an unknown to a household name.
He also won a record 90% of the Republican primary vote. If Josh has a fraction
of the business sense of his Dad, he won't leave money on the table.The reality of modern politics is that this is the kind of capital you need to
get elected. Would Jim Matheson have been elected if dad Scott hadn't been the
governor? Sen. Bennett also exploited his family's name recognition as have
dozens and dozens of politicians in both parties.For the whiners
complaining about it--this is America--go get rich and famous and then run
yourself, otherwise button it.
Another person running on the family name. Seems to be the trend these days.
Mitt Romney to some extent ran on his father's name, particularly in Michigan,
the only significant state he won. Of course then there's the Bush family, the
Clinton family, the Kennedy family, the Huntsman family, the Matheson family,
I would suggest that Josh Romney first run for school board, city council, or
some other entry-level position so he can learn about working with people at a
local level on real problems. Then he can look at the possibility of the state
legislature and, after that, representing hundreds of thousands of Utahns in
Washington. Driving a Winnebago in another state is not preparation
to represent Utah, anymore than being married to an office holder prepares
someone to parachute into a state in which one has never lived, in order to run
for the Senate. Campaigning for a relative has little to do with the actual work
a legislator does. Do some real community work in your own community first.
The discrepancy between the number of critical comments posted and the votes in
support of Mitt Romney in the recent primary reflects that this is not a
representative sample of voters. We have had an all-volunteer
military for 35 years since Congress decided to make military service an
attractive career rather than a form of minimum-wage involuntary servitude. If
you had to prove your bona fides as a patriot by military service, why even
allow non-veterans to vote or run for office? Does someone who
supports an effective police force have to be a police officer? Does someone
who wants effective medical care have to go to medical school? Does someone who
wants good schools have to get a teaching certificate? Do you have to graduate
from law school before you criticize the courts? Should you live overseas before
expressing views on foreign policy?The answer is no. Your right to
run for office is part of your heritage as an American citizen.I am
a Lt. Colonel, an attorney and prosecutor, a college instructor, and worked in
Japan. I'm more qualified than most of you on many topics but I don't try to
shut you up on that basis.
I'm not a quitter...I'm still holding out for Mitt as VP or even President
depending on McCain's outcome. McCain is not complete without a guy like Mitt
who can handle what McCain cannot.
Anybody looked at the founding fathers lately? Hmm, plantation owners,
gentleman farmers, wealthy businessmen... yes, some of them worked hard for
what they have - many started out with inheritences. They expended that wealth
establishing our freedom, but also in the education and study that created our
Constitution and the institutions that supported it. Wealth isn't the enemy
people, it's the means required for many great enterprises. How many of your
children would have college loans, if you had the means to pay for their
education? I keep reading people call Romney's kids "trust babies" - hmm, they
don't ACT like trust babies. They all have educations and careers and stable
families. They are all clean cut, hard working, scandal free. What evidence do
any of you have that Daddy did anything other than normal support for college
Oh god, not another one.
I am so excited I forwarded this story to all my ward members! St. George has
been waiting for someone strong to run against Matheson, and Josh appears to be
our man!!! He went to Harvard and is now a successful real estate executive,
not to mention he has been around politics his entire life, and after helping
run his fathers campaign probably knows more about the our country's issues than
Matheson hands down.As soon as you officially file Josh you can
expect a check from me and my husband!
He graduated from BYU and earned an MBA from Harvard-not an easy accomplishment!
Josh is a great guy and has my full support.
Unlike you, I served in the military for 20 yrs. I'm now 'retired' and raising
my family. I support the war on terror. I also support children who are
adults, make their own decision if they should serve in the miltiary or not.
Obama never served. Hillary never served. Huckabee never served. Mitt never served. Don't see
why it's a big deal. If my sons want to serve,and they are adults making big
boy decisions about their lives, then I will support them. These men and women
who serve are NOT Childen, but adults, who think for them selves, and sign the
paper and raise their little hands all on their own. At least respect their
RE: Some of you are real ignorantMitt and his sons came out in favor
of the war in Iraq. If you're in favor of a war, then you better be willing to
fight it instead of having "the little people" fight it for you. In other words,
if you support war and violence, then being non-combative isn't an excuse for
being a war promoter, while being unwilling to serve. That's what people refer
to as a chickenhawk. And, if young Josh wants to be in the political limelight
and run for office, then it is VERY MUCH every voters business.
Back in the day, where there was not a choice and young men were drafted, my
brother was drafted. He is a very sensitive and non-combative person, lucky for
him he didn't go to Nam, he was stationed in Germany and that caused him to have
a nervous breakdown. They had him living off the base and gave him an
assignment as a cook assistant, that was the only way he could survive where he
was without killing himself. We do not force every 19 year old boy in the LDS
church to serve a mission and like the LDS church, our country right now does
not force every man to enlist. It is a personal and private matter about who
chooses to enlist, it is none of any of your business, so give it a rest. It is
your business who you choose to serve as your political leaders, there you can
take the pros and cons of each person, even the things that have nothing to do
with the job and vote. I do not agree with trying to force a young man to serve
his church or his country, so let them all choose for themselves.
The majority of Utahns do not favor the current immigration legislation anymore
than they did vouchers.In any case, irresponsible legislation should
be vetoed by any governor worth his salt. We elected governor Huntsman to lead,
not simply to rubber stamp bad ideas supported by a small but vocal minority.
I am sure Josh is a good man with a bright future--not because he is Mitt's son
but because of his own intellect and capabilities. But to think that he is
better prepared to represent us in Congress than someone with more life
experience, i.e. experienced tough financial times, raised a family and built a
successful career is insane. I don't know who that person is that can run but it
is certainly not someone who can only cite campaign work as his experience. That
represents what is wrong with American politics--we elect people who are good at
campaigning vs. those who are good at leading and governing. To have both is
great but in choosing one over the other, I will always choose the latter. Of all people, we ought to look at the substance of a man rather then be
awed with superficial elements. Too often we elect people who have the highest
ambitions and not the ones who have the highest qualifications.
Re: DBLYou have to read between the lines to find out all of young
Josh Romney's accomplishments, all of the hard work he's done, and all of his
experience. Let me lay it out for you.1. Went to HS, but didn't have
to work because he has a rich daddy, like his daddy before him.2.
Went to college on daddy's dime and didn't have to work, like his daddy before
him.3. Drove around Iowa in his daddy's van trying to get people to
vote for his daddy.4. Is now using his daddy's name and influence to
get into politics without ever having done one day's actual physical labor in
his entire life.Pretty impressive resume.
my2cents,The Obamas may paint themselves as poor, however, they had
all the priviliges afforded Americans. Michelle grew up in an middle
class neighborhood in Chicago. Barack's grandparents lived in an upper middle
class neighborhood in Hawaii. He attended Punahou Prep School. Michelle
made approximately 400K last year with her salary and being on the board of a
corporation. the comment about just paying off their student loans shouldn't
impress you. She was probably investing the money elsewhere, like on their 1+
million dollar home.Furthermore, how does someone who understands
poverty make them a great president? If so why not get an impoverished person
from South America and make them President.
No member of the Romney clan will ever have to buy campaign ads in Utah as long
as The Deseret News promotes them and their cadidacy(ies) for nothing. It did it
for the Mittster, now it's doing it for the youngster. Objectivity??? Hah!
Congress needs all the new blood it can get. He'll definitely have my vote.
Amen to comments by Lee & Anonymous.
Just so you know, both Michelle and Barack Obama came from very humble roots.
Michelle's father worked for the city of Chicago--even after he was diagnosed
with Multiple Sclerosis. And Barack was the son of a single mother, when he
father left them, when he was two years old.Michelle made the
comment at the Salt Palace that they had finally paid off their student loans, a
few years ago, once Barrack wrote a best-selling book; but it shouldn't have to
be that way. I agree.Barack also lived for a time with his paternal
grandmother in Kenya, in a hut with no running water. Do you want a president
who needs advisers to explain to him what it's like to live in a 3rd World
country, or one who has actually lived it?If you want someone who
truly understands poverty and discrimination, I'd go with the Obamas.
Matheson is the best congressman Utah has. He is smart, pragmatic and has done
more for this state then the other two congressmen conbined. Move to Utah County
and oust Cannon if you want to run for Congress.
Isn't he one of the Romney boys that are for the war in Iraq but have better
things to do than fight in it? Yeah, that's right, he is. Isn't he one of the
Romney boys that when Mitt was asked why his sons aren't fighting in Iraq Mitt
said...."they're serving their country by helping me get elected." Yeah, he is
one of those Romney boys. Well, we've had enough of people of privilege who
expect everyone else to do the dirty work, running this country. And we've had
enough of chickenhawks running the country for the last 8 years. If young Mr.
Romney supports the war in Iraq, let him run down to the nearest recruiting
center and sign up, or shut up.
The truly striking thing about this article is that it doesn't list a single
accomplishment in young Josh's life other than campaigning and skiing. Matheson
had at least built up a small business in environmental consulting. I'm not a
big Matheson fan - though I think he's been a decent representative - and he's
mostly a DINO (Democrat in Name Only), but young Master Romney had better come
up with something better than a name and a thorough knowledge of Iowa geography.
I know you are a wise 22 year old. But you can enlist as a 32 year old with
kids. My neighbor's husband recently enlisted as an officer and he is pushing
40. It's never too late to support a cause you so passionately believe in.
Does your last name have to Hatch, Matheson, Garn, Romney, Huntsman, et al to
run for elected office in this state. Does Daddy have to pave the way for every
politician? Or is it the "family" business, politics? I have voted against
these guys just because I am tired of family domination that seems to prevail on
the national level as well. I always seem to end up supporting the person that
does not have a "Utah Family Political" name.
This is one Republican that will not vote against our best Congressman, because
he is a Democrat.
My father served in WWII(Phillipines),While I was guarding airplanes in the
jungles of Vietman and Thailand,Mitt was in Paris,my son-in-law was in Iraq.This is what patriotic Americans should do by nature.I was an average
guy with a m-16. John McCain is an American hero in the warrior tradition. I am
a member of the VFW,for the Romney's that means Veterans of Foreign Wars.
People hate Josh becasue he has a rich dad.
Josh, stay home and earn an honest living without money from good 'ol dad. I
don't know why people are criticizing those who say they would not vote for Mitt
because he is Mormon. Most of the people who support the Romneys in Utah simply
do it because the Romneys are Mormon. What is the difference. People in Utah
have such tunnel vision it is scary. Josh stay home, please.
support still does not address the issue that it is not necessary to serve in
the military to be a true American. It is perfectly acceptable to fight for the
values we hold dearly in other areas on our own home soil. As a former military
and father of military sons, I sure do want good, upstanding people providing
for those of us on the front lines. Military service is only ONE way to support
This is the perfect opportunity that we as Utahns have to stop whatever liberal
agenda the Democrats will try to implement: electing Republicans to Congress.
Although Matheson has done well representing his district on many issues, he
falls short in some critical areas. (Voting green too often, supporting Speaker
Pelosi, etc.) Josh would be wise to run on his father's platform. Along with
90% of the Republicans in the state, I voted for Mitt because of that platform.
If he carries that same number of Republicans in the Second District he could
win it. I will certainly be one of the first to start making phone calls once
he starts the campaign. Go for it Josh. Those of us who helped your father
will be here to help you.
Matheson is sweating, and I love it! This is great news for the Republican
party, possibly the only congressional seat that the GOP can gain this coming
election. This is BIG news and great for our great state.
I love that people are tossing Mitt's name around for the VP slot: don't you
people read any press other than FOX news? All the other Republican candidates,
including McCain, HATE Romney, and it has nothing to do with Mormonism and
everything to do with the fact that they all thought he was a jerk on the
campaign trail. He's not going to get a VP nod from McCain. Especially because
if he did, McCain would know that Mitt would just be campaigning for himself for
the whole 4 to 8 years to succeed McCain. Forget about it people.
Go for it Josh! Probably 3/4 of the people asking about your military service
haven't done so either. There are more ways to serve a country than the
military. Josh you have my vote!
Support,Also the Obama's and the clintons and the huckabees are also self
serving. Did you know that the Clintons are Rioh too? Did you also
know the Obama's are not living in a Rose Park type area? Yea, they've got some
cash too. It's not JUST a Romney who has money. Clintons got it, McCain's got
it, Huck takes it from his church goers and Obama's have it. Middle class for
any of these folks? Phffftt.
I can't express enough the alarm this causes me!First, we have
entire blocks of Utahns that completely ignored the reality of Mitt Romney's
voting and leadership record of two plus decades. Think about this.
For Mitt's entire life he was pro-choice. He wants to be President he concocts a
story about a Harvard scientist (the scientist completely disagreed with Mitt's
version of what happened) and suddenly Mitt is pro-life. Of course right before
he wants the nomination.Mitt was completely Open Borders on
immigration with plenty of evidence. He wants to be president, bingo...he is
tough as nails.I could go on, and on, and on.And Utahns
in record numbers bought the flip-flop. Holy cow!And now, let me
see. The very people whinning about Huntsman are about to do it again? With Huntsman you bought into someone who had never accomplished anything,
outside of what his Dad gave him. His Dad gave him money, name recognition,
connections, and the chance to win. The GOP recognizes in large part that
Huntsman is a flop.Now you are going to take the exact formula and
give another son who has done nothing the keys our lives?!? Snap-out of it!
LOL there is many a family man in this war, why should a ROMNEY with kids not be
included. The Romneys support the war, that is not supporting the troops. I
find too many Utahns support the troops in words only and rush to send their 19
year olds of on mission like they did during Vietnam -- sorry if you support
the troops and have kids of an age the put your son/daughter where your mouth
is. ROMNEYs are self serving people --
Are you kidding me?? One year on the campaign trail (must not have real job)
and he is not ruling out running for congress????Has this guy even been to
a local caucus meeting?What scares me even more is how people have said
they will vote for him.
To Mitt:P-L-E-A-S-E do NOT campagne for McCain.
Josh, please run against Cannon. Matheson represents his Utah constituents very
well. Cannon is out of touch.
I'll bet Josh will stand in line at the recuriters, right behind Ms. Chelsea
Clinton. After all, her mum voted for the war, before she was against it before
she was for it...oh darn. What's her position today? Chelsea is much better
positioned to be recuited. She's single, likes to party and is younger than good
old boring, stable Josh.
Republican power players tell anybody who will listen they should run against
Matheson. Especially at the time when ones father may have become the Republican
nominee. Come on! Stick to spending the trust money on "real-estate
development". Is it me, or is the job description of all trust fund babies
Nuts? LOLOLOL. What? you don't want to work for what you have either?
Huntsman sr. wants to die broke. Who gives a fig. If Josh is right for the
job, it's up to the people to elect him. Personally, I would hope that Mitt is
the veep nom, and not that bigot Huckabee.
Josh, I would think that one of the Romney brothers would want to serve their
country in the military. I support you enlisting in the military and showing
that you're willing to be authentic with your desire to serve. If you're so
willing to send young men and women to fight Bush's war, then I'd encourage you
to show your committment by fighting for this country in a war that your dad so
wanted to continue fighting.
There are so many people who are envious of the Romney money. Money is not a
bad thing--most of us could use a little more.
There are enough morons here in Utah were they would vote party before the
person, so trust fund Josh may go somewhere.
A "nut" doesn't fall far from the tree. Go, Josh, Go.Spend more of your daddy's money and your brother's inheritance.
He's young, but not recruiter's office young. Why must a 32 year old with 3 kids
run down to the recruiter's office and enlist to prove he's a supporter of the
troops and/or American values? Many true blue Americans do their part in battles
that need to be waged without guns on our own soil and in our own home towns. If
he were 18-24 and unmarried, that would be a great time for him to enlist. But
now? Let him prove his support in other ways.
To the two people that are asking for Romney to enlist because he supports the
war on Terror. Grow up, please. He is 32 years old, has several kids and a wife.
He is in no position to enlist.As a 22 year old mulling over whether
to enlist and with what branch this year, I would say to you that your words are
vile with the way you trivialize the decision of enlisting. Might I also add
that you are lucky there are people in this world willing to put their lives on
the line so you have the freedom to say such disgusting things.And
as to this young Romney's candidacy, I would welcome it with open arms. To see
Matheson, another one of "Utah's favorite son's" be knocked off his high horse
would be a sight indeed.
Maybe I'm a different kind democrat, but I have always voted for people based on
what they stand for or stand against. I was hoping that Mitt would end up as the
Republican nominee, and supported him. Not based on religion, party, or anything
else other than issues and what he did and didn't do. I would think that if Josh
ran, there would be other people who would also vote for or against him based on
his platform rather than name, religion, or party.
Run, Josh, Run!
You're right, you are young. I hear they need a few good young men in that pesky
war in Iraq that your old pops supports. So why don't you prove you support the
troops and go to the nearest recruiters office today!
Matheson is the best Republican we have in Congress...it would be a major
mistake for Josh to run against Matheson.
If the war on terror was the number 1 reason that Mitt dropped out of the race,
why doesn't Josh show how determined he is to help win the war by enlisting?
More action, less talk.
I am so excited! Ever since Romney dropped out I have been so depressed that
there is no one I am looking forward to voting for this November - UNTIL NOW! I
promise the do all I can to support Josh, I shook his hands at Pres. Hinckley's
funeral and I could tell he was a good man with a political future, his good
looks, money, and great family assures him a poltical future - maybe HE will be
the Romney to finally land the white house one day
I would definitely vote for Romney Jr., as would almost every person I know in
St. George that hates the fact that a democrat is our congressman
Let him have Cannons job in the third.
Lee, you are right. That immigraton bill should pass and not be vetoed, and if
Huntsman does veto it, I hope we get a "Mitt" for governor rather than another
four years with Huntsman.
OK, so I'm not sure what experience prepares one to be a good congressman, but
I'm pretty sure "campaign experience" isn't the quality I'd look for first.
Could Josh bring his dad here and have him run for governor against Prince John?
It would be great to have a governor that wouldn't threaten to veto immigration
bills that the majority of Utahns support.
Should Run, Right to the nearest recruitment center to show he is will to fight
for what he belives in.
If Romney decides to run I expect the Democrats and the press and all the
state's leftists to make much of the fact that Josh Romney is nothing more than
the privileged son of a wealthy, well-connected politician who has, himself, not
done much to demonstrate his commitment to the people of Utah.Because Jim Matheson was not at all like that when he first ran.Just the other day I was talking politics with a friend and stated that, given
his performance in the last election, Jim Matheson is probably
Congressman-for-life. Well, maybe not anymore. Thank goodness.