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Mitt would be 'honored' if v.p. choice


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  • Crookston
    April 16, 2008 8:21 a.m.

    The bases would be loaded with M&M, an excellent combo. This idea gets me excited about voting again.

  • Homer
    April 3, 2008 6:17 p.m.

    High School Civic 101: The top man on the ticket has to balance out the rest of the ticket from the opposite end of the party and geograpy. By doing so he unites the party and the base. With that completed,he than can go after the 11 percent of the "Undecided" that elects presidents.

    Sen. McCain is a "moderate, south-west" Republican.He must therefore pick Mitt Romney because he is a "consevative, north-east" Republican. Romney also has excutive experience that the other canidate lack. Therefore only pick for the VP spot in the 2008 election.

  • Ted Bertrand
    March 30, 2008 1:42 a.m.

    M&M is a win. Iam sure of that. Without Romney as McCain VP it appears the ticket will lose. As for myself I was not going to vote unless it was McCain and Romney.It is great for the party and more important great for America.

  • Jim
    March 26, 2008 7:10 p.m.

    In reading some of these comments posted here, I'm curious to know: why wasn't/isn't a bigger deal made of Barack Hussein Obama's religion and birth heritage (Muslim)? It seems that all the media cared about what Rommny being a Mormon. As a Christian, who cares! Romney lives what he preaches: he's a traditional values kind of guy and has been as far as we all a faithful husband, father and grandfather. We could use some intelligence and class in the WH again, after 8 years of Dopey in there. Pres. Bush has done major damage to the GOP. Real conservatives are not happy with having Sen. John AMNESTY McCain as our nominee and if he doesn't pick Romney or somebody very conservative, McCain will not be getting my vote. I have integrity.

  • April
    March 26, 2008 6:58 p.m.

    If McCain has any brains, which so far, I'm not feeling too confident about that based on his liberal voting record, he'd BEG Gov. Mitt Romney to be his VP running mate! Gov. Romney is my former governor and he did an excellent job in eliminating the $3 BILLION DEFICIT the LIBERALS CREATED, all without raising taxes one cent! He's a brilliant businessman and would be the finest vp in US history. It would make a great segway for him to ascend the presidency. He should have been the GOp nominee to begin with if McCain, the GOP and the liberal mainstream media hadn't have railroaded him! ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT IN 2012!!!

  • bp
    March 20, 2008 3:49 p.m.

    I feel both McCain and Romney would be a great team.
    Both have so much knowledge and together that would be a big + for this great nation.

  • ladyblueyes
    March 16, 2008 10:38 p.m.

    I think let's get Condoleeza in there as his running mate. I, myself, would prefer Romney - not because he's mormon, but I like what he stands for. He compliments McCain and I have ALWAYS liked the idea of McCain-Romney. I can PRAY that it will happen.

  • which is it?
    March 16, 2008 9:25 p.m.

    "Im not going to be any vice president to John McCain either, thats not going to happen.
    ~ Mitt Romney, Jan 28, 2008

    "I think any Republican leader in this country would be honored to be asked to serve as the vice presidential nominee, myself included," Romney told FOX's Sean Hannity in a broadcast set to air tonight."
    ~ Mitt Romney, March 11, 2008

    This is the reason that nobody trusts Mitt Romney; he cannot be trusted to express honesty. Look at his own words. No thanks.

  • Cindy
    March 16, 2008 7:11 p.m.

    I would love it if Mc Cain would make Mitt part of his team. I can picture these two men being a good balance of conservatives. As a wife I can tell you that a partnership does not mean that you have to be clones of each other. You can have mixed opinions and still respect each other.

  • Anonymous
    March 16, 2008 1:30 a.m.

    There's no way I would vote fo McCain with Mitt as his running mate. McCain is my kind of republican whereas Mitt "The conservative candidate" is not. If McCain was 60 instead of in his 70's I might more apt to, but there is no way I would vote Mitt into the Presidency and I certainly am not going to invite his inheriting it by voting for a man I already think is a little too old too run and might die while in office. Pass! Sorry, Mitt is a deal breaker for me. I guess that means I am now voting for the more centrist Democrat.

  • US Loyalist
    March 15, 2008 8:47 p.m.

    I was not born in the USA, but I have made my home here. I love this country and what it stands for. When the Pledge of Allegiance or the national athem is played, my hand goes directly over my heart because of my loyalty to this country and its ideals. My point-Obama has not and will not do this. This one visual demonstration of defiance speaks volumes. Trust me. He will carefully lead this country down a road it will sorely regret.
    McCain and Romney would be my choice.McCain, a Washington insider balanced by an outsider who would be great for the economy is what we need. Romney has integrity which is desperately needed and loyalty to his country, freedom, Christian values, in spite of what James Dobson says, knowledge and experience in the economic world, and loyalty to wife and family. What more could this nation ask for?

  • Lynn
    March 15, 2008 1:18 p.m.

    I do believe Obama does not share the controversial views Reverend Wright holds. There is no evidence of that. Read "The Audacity of Hope" if you want to know what he believes. Barack Obama loves this country. How do I know that? He said so. I've prayed about supporting Obama and until my prayers confirm otherwise I will continue to support him financially and with my vote if I'm able. I'm a Mormon, no one is telling us who to vote for.

  • Anonymous
    March 15, 2008 11:53 a.m.

    What the?

  • Mainely yours
    March 15, 2008 11:33 a.m.

    Maine young, middle age and even what would have been Mccain older folks absolutely were delighted
    with Governor Romney. He won here with 52%, Mccain
    22% Ron Paul 16%, and 6% for Huckerbee. He's a proven success in the real world. Honest, great morals, ethical, very smart, great temperment. We spoke to grandson Joe, asked what he thought of granddad, and he said,"Papa's great!!!!!!! Children
    know and they are honest. We all lost hope when the
    dirty politics took him out, so many disheartened
    people. Even WALL STREET SAID, Romney would be better for this country. Sorry, but we think his
    package was too good for the competition. He won
    the last two debates hands down!!!!!So team up,
    after all Huckerbee said he was told it's Mccain's
    turn!!!! Well, they succeeded, our best shot for
    change,honesty and class was gone. Now we might
    have a second chance to have the M&M team,absolutely
    the best of both world's. If Mitt can accept, if Mccain can do what is best for this country, we would be blessed. The common thread is they both
    love America!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous
    March 15, 2008 11:21 a.m.

    Is our constitution hanging by a threat yet? If so, I think Romney will bring us back to what our for-fathers established. A free country where a person has opportunities as they seek them. It is good to take care of one another, but self reliance is key in order to do that.

  • Sandy
    March 15, 2008 9:08 a.m.

    I think McCain and Romney would make a good team together. When you choose a partner to stand beside you, you choose the one that knows the issues and the one who helps get the work moving in the direction it needs to go. Mitt has that experience with the Olympics and his own personal life work. I think Mitt would conpliment McCain. Also I think Mitt would not overpower McCain in his role as president. He knows how to communicate without thinking he has to be on top all the time. He would be a good adviser for McCain. McCain would be foolish to not give him serious thought. I too am a mormon, but that does not reflect my choices in voting. I have voted for a president since I graduated in 1970. There has never been a mormon run for president until now. I have had to choose the one I thought could do a good job. This year is no different. My first choice was Mitt, but now that Mitt might be on the ticket, I think McCain will be my choice!

  • for Romney
    March 15, 2008 8:42 a.m.

    It's disheartening to read blogs from people who know absolutely nothing of the Mormon faith or their principles. I have never heard anyone from the First Presidency down to the Bishop's counsellors ever tell anyonbe how to vote. We are admonished to select very carefully and with much thought when we do vote and that we should vote because it is our right and responsibility to do so.

    As for Harry Reid? I lived in Nevada for 15 years and no decent self-respecting Mormon would vote for him. Not becauswe he is a democrat but he lacks principles and does not adher to what he claims to be. He is in the middle of a corruption scandal in Nevada now but do you hear anything about it? No!!

    As for Obama; if you believe that he has never heard is pastor spewing such hatefilled vitriol in 20 years, I have some ocean front property in Arizona to sell you. In fact, I'll give it to you.

  • Neil G
    March 14, 2008 6:48 p.m.

    I dont care what you say, if America is to get out of all its problems financially, and economically and the great recession I AM WARNING AMERICANS TO VOTE FOR McCAIN/ROMNEY PAIR, coz if you dont Americans will see the consequences it could well get worse than this I promise. Stop dilly dallying about stupid matters and think from your Hearts and dont raise anybody's religion coz great men always came from strong families and remember the strength of a nation depends on the strength of its families. God bless America!!

  • Anonymous
    March 14, 2008 4:39 p.m.

    These are important comments. The reality is that we in America not only have the right to vote for the President of the United States, but we are effectively voting for the President of the World! All eyes are on the most powerful country on the planet to see who we will put into the most powerful office on earth.

    With that in mind, GO TO THE POLLS!

  • Re:anon 1:39
    March 14, 2008 3:38 p.m.

    You've misread me. These were soldiers from Iraq, not American soldiers in Iraq. They had a group of them, 1-2 dozen (small sample I know). They DID ask them if any of them wanted John McCain and they all said "No."
    They said they want democracy in their country, they seemed glad Saddam Hussein is gone and were grateful for what American soldiers have taught them and how they are not as likely to be killed as they were at one time. But life is still very difficult for them and their people, understandably. That being said, they want to see democratic leadership in the U.S. so they can see if they can do a better job than what the Republicans and Bush have done. Is there a law against asking soldiers from another country who can't vote in America what their opinion on the election is? I just thought it was all interesting considering this war is in their country, after all.

  • anon 1:39
    March 14, 2008 2:52 p.m.

    It figures CNN would broadcast something like that. I wouldn't be surprised if they decided not to show anyone who was supporting a republican. I am also pretty confident that I can turn it to Fox news and see a few interviews of McCain supporters serving in Iraq. I love cable news, pure entertainment. I also love how they break the rules or more likely you are lying.

    Whoever, within or without the Armed Forces of the United States, polls any member of such forces, either within or without the United States, either before or after he executes any ballot under any Federal or State law, with reference to his choice of or his vote for any candidate, or states, publishes, or releases any result of any purported poll taken from or among the members of the Armed Forces of the United States or including within it the statement of choice for such candidate or of such votes cast by any member of the Armed Forces of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.

  • Anonymous
    March 14, 2008 1:39 p.m.

    Interesting. I just saw an interview on CNN with Iraqi soldiers who have been working with American soldiers in the war. They were asked who they would like to be the America's next president. Most said they like Hillary Clinton, a few Barack Obama. Not one said John McCain, even when they were asked specifically if they liked McCain.

  • Spankyitis....
    March 14, 2008 12:52 p.m.

    Take a pill and relax hon.

  • Disgusted
    March 14, 2008 12:03 p.m.

    We want the best for America, we don't want racial prejudices, we want all americans to be treated equal and fair regardless of religion or color of their skin, let's treat everyone the way we want to be treated ...Mitt deserves a fair stance whether he is a Mormon or not. He will not bring anything of disgrace to the office of V.P.-- only goodness-- and will bring knowledge and order that we need at this time with the depreciating economy. Give Mitt a chance to help bring America back to good economic standing.

  • Marie
    March 14, 2008 11:44 a.m.

    I believe I saw in one of these comments that the church tells it members how to vote. This is an n absolute falsehood. We are each individuals and vote our conscience. Of course we would have hoped that Romney would have made it. Because us mormons know that principles that he lives.

  • Virginia A.10:03 Mar. 15, 2008
    March 14, 2008 11:12 a.m.

    A Mc/ Mit ticket would be the right way to go. However, I also fear for Mitt. He will run into a mess of political back scratchers, and may have to compromise his standards. No one should criticize a religion until they know more about that religion.

    GO For Mc Cain in 08 and Romney in 12

  • Richard
    March 14, 2008 9:13 a.m.

    To Russ. Russ, for you to allege that mormon.org met with congressmen to discuss legislation makes no sense at all. mormon.org is an INFORMATIONAL website. You assumed that because it had the word mormon in the title that it had something to do with the administration of the church. Wow! That bishop you mentioned should be the one running for office if his mere mention of a candidate's name could influence the entire populace to vote for him. Such unusual power!

  • Spanky
    March 14, 2008 9:10 a.m.


    Yes, the LDS church does tell it's members how to vote. Sometimes directly, most of the time indirectly, but it does tell it's members how to vote. So please, don't insult anyone's intelligence by saying otherwise.

  • russ
    March 14, 2008 6:05 a.m.

    To Richard: For the record, I have heard a bishop tell the congregation who to vote for. They did it this way: they mentioned the guy who was running as a republican, then they mentioned how the people should go to the polls. The bishop never mentioned the democrat. Not once!!!!

    That was my first lesson in how the Mormon organization works. The sheep followed and the guy got elected.

    And so it goes.

    PS -- you did know that the Mormon org. met with the legislature before this session in Utah. I guess it was to discuss... fishing? Hunting? Knitting? Sorry, the facts don't fit your paradigm. We have a story today, today, about how the Mormon org. met with the 11 Mormons in Congress to discuss... fishing? Hunting? Knitting? No, to discuss one of the proposed immigration bills before congress.

    In Iran we call this a theocracy. In Utah we call this... what????????????????

  • Janadele
    March 14, 2008 3:58 a.m.

    Yay for Mitt!! What a great President he would make. But would being on a McCain ticket as VP now, adversly affect his 2012 Presidential chances? Political media rumour maintains it would... personally I cannot see why. Mitt says it would be an honour. So we can surely be confident he knows best... though perhaps he is just saying this, to strengthen the Republican position. Which would be understandable, considering his strong party loyalty. But Mitt has endorsed Senator McCain without reservations,so his supporters need to follow his example,regardless of their own personal opinions,as he would not have given this endorsement lightly. I am an Australian, so am not a voter... but I am certainly a Mitt Romney supporter, and a member of Team Mitt. Who else could even come close to competing with him? As a leader, he sure seems almost too good to true :-))

  • losing ticket
    March 14, 2008 1:24 a.m.

    Mitt doesn't bring anything except a guarenteed loss. Heck Huckabee would be a better choice. At least he can make sure the Evangelicals don't stray or stay home. Sorry guys I just don't see what Mitt brings to the table.

    McCain needs someone who can help him rally and inspire republicans to come out and vote. The republican turnout for the primaries are discouraging. Colin Powell would be great but I think his last venture in the White House left a bad taste in his mouth.

  • Richard
    March 13, 2008 10:46 p.m.

    Most of these comments are favorable to Mitt Romney and believe in the man himself. Others reflect blind hatred toward his religion. When I say blind that should be BLIND, as the comments reflect gross ignorance. For anyone to allege that the church dictates for whom the members should vote shows a total lack of knowledge of the church and its people The LDS people are encouraged to embrace correct principles, based on truth, integrity, and sound judgment, and are encouraged to pray and then vote for the candidate that they think is best qualified. I have been a member of the church for 79 years and have NEVER heard anyone officially advocate one candidate over another. Those of you who are mindlessly critical, if you are sincere, might like to learn some of the things offered on mormon.org. Be fair. Find out what you are talking about. You are invited to learn.

  • Typical Utah Voter
    March 13, 2008 10:25 p.m.

    I really don't know what the Republican party, McCain, or Romney stand for. But everyone else in Utah votes Republican, so I'm voting for Romney/McCain. It's much easier than having to think for myself.

  • Anonymous
    March 13, 2008 10:25 p.m.

    The only way I would vote for McCain, is if Mitt were running with him. I really have a problem with McCain and probably will not vote for him under any other circumstance. Mitt is the one that should have been our next President, but that would be the next best thing.

  • Linda from Kent
    March 13, 2008 10:06 p.m.

    I support Mitt Romney 100%. I feel if he were to become McCain's running mate McCain would definately have a better chance in grabbing the nomination and become a credible president. Mitt is a man with strong convictions and those would be an asset. He is an honorable businessman who knows just how to balance budgets and makes good sense decisions for those he works for and with. We need someone to guide this United States back to the being the great nation we really are. That man is Mitt Romney!

  • Anonymous
    March 13, 2008 9:00 p.m.

    If Mitt Romney were picked to be with McCain, I think the people who are conservative would have a much easier time voting for McCain. It was amazing how many people were disappointed when Mitt withdrew from the race. My only comment is "where were they when he was running.? I didn't see much support for him in the debates and especially in the primary elections. If we are going to have good government we must get behind those who will bring us what is so badly needed at this time in our country. I hope we will be more involved in what is going on and make sure that we have good leaders.

  • T. East
    March 13, 2008 8:39 p.m.

    Yes, I would vote for a M&M ballot, if not I will just write in Romney's name. THe thought did cross my mind as well when Romney dropped out, could he be VP?

  • Mighty and Strong
    March 13, 2008 6:46 p.m.

    Being LDS and Republican, I'm going to vote for the Romney/McCain ticket. I'm not quite sure what they stand for, but that doesn't matter. Mitt is LDS and Republican, and that's good enough for me.

  • Eileen
    March 13, 2008 6:07 p.m.

    I cannot bring myself to vote for McCain unless he chooses Romney as his VP. I think America is in for some rough times with any of the three possible candidates, and I don't want the country blaming it on conservatives or people with common sense. Romney was the only candidate with the integrity and leadership I can trust to do what is best for our country and not for selfish gain. If he is not listed on the ballot, I will write him in. More than any election before, I feel the need to stand with my conscience. I will not hold my nose and vote.

  • NW voter
    March 13, 2008 6:09 p.m.

    McCain and Romney would be a good ticket. The best of both 'sides' of the conservative party. As a team, they would get my vote.

  • Holt
    March 13, 2008 6:06 p.m.

    McCain/Romney would be a good and balanced ticket. As a team, they would get my vote.

  • Flo/ Pappoose
    March 13, 2008 5:20 p.m.

    It seems to me that that Romney would benefit McCain and McCain would benefit Romney....McCain is NOT my choice, however, as he is my age,He needs a younger VP to energize him and humble him. He was a good soldier and Romney is a good Economist. Am from New England and KNOW what Romney did for Mass.; bringing the "2" parties together to bring the State back into the Black....as it was in the RED!! McCain would make a 'wise choice' having Mitt for his running mate. My whole family are of different faiths and even my 101 yr. old Mother was voting for him! How about that!??

  • Re:To Kevin
    March 13, 2008 4:45 p.m.

    I've heard that line about Harry Reid too many times. That's easy. Mormons don't support Harry Reid mainly because he is a Democrat and Mormons won't give the Dem's a first look, let alone a second look. I heard a Junior High teacher talking about how a lot of her students talk about how they will move to Canada if Hillary or Obama are elected when they know nothing other than what their parents have taught them. These same people will grow up and never give their views a second thought because they think their party is the "righteous party." I also know of an teenager who went to a mutual activity and was railed on for wearing a "Mormon's for Obama" T-shirt. He was just showing his excitment for his candidate and was totally persecuted by his supposed friends. Oh and by the way, that Republican you voted for twice and his Republican Congress are the ones you need to look at concerning the tanking economy and John McCain is never going to let anyone whisper in his ear.

  • Orem man
    March 13, 2008 4:28 p.m.

    Mitt reads the Book of Mormon, is LDS, is rich, is Republican. That's good enough for me, I really don't care to learn what he actually stands for. I'm voting for Romney for president and McCain for vice president. Go Mitt!

  • coconutinthemiddle
    March 13, 2008 3:53 p.m.

    Bob G where have you been? Wake-up and smell
    the coffee! Ron Paul is done with, Kapoot! and like most of the wanta-be's in this state, he will soon be a has been, although he never has been.
    Yes, I too would plugg my nose and vote for MCCain
    if Romney were Vice-President. A LOT CAN HAPPEN IN 4 YEARS. GO MITT GO MITT GO MITT.

  • To Kevin
    March 13, 2008 3:37 p.m.

    You don't see us supporting a Harry Ried ticket, do you?

    So, your argument is bogus. Mitt is the BEST for the job. go out, try to buy wheat right now. You can't. Morons are not the only ones who buy wheat, and there's none around! Our economy is tanking. NO ONE has better grasp of the economy than Romney. We need him right now, wispering in mccain's ear. McCain can bury the hatchet. Romney has. Huckleberry is still trying to toss the hatchet.

  • Re: Christian Conservative
    March 13, 2008 3:29 p.m.

    Would you like to explain how members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are polytheist?

  • Pam
    March 13, 2008 3:17 p.m.

    Mitt has SO many positives:economic knowledge and success, moral, hard working, driven, patriotic, great record as Governor, etc.,etc.,etc. I would be more comfortable voting for McCain if I knew Mitt could have some conservative influence on him. Go Mitt!!!

  • MJB
    March 13, 2008 2:49 p.m.

    Seamus, If you think Huckabee ran a clean campaign, I have some great swamp land for sale in the slumping housing market in Florida with your name on it. Just because Huck claims he ran a clean campaign doesn't make it so.

  • Helena
    March 13, 2008 2:48 p.m.

    Unless you know anything about the Mormon religion at all, you should keep your derogatory remarks to yourself as they only show your ignorance.

    As for Romney on the ticket, I'll support it 100%. The M&M ticket could really turn the country around given half a chance providing McCain allows Mitt to do what he's best at - the economy.

    With McCain big on national security and Mitt huge on economic issues, where could we go wrong?

    I left Canada because I didn't want to live under a Clinton/Obama-like socialistic government. Universal health care will destroy the health care in this country as it did in Canada. When you have to wait anywhere's from 3 to 6 months just to get a necessary MRI ...... that's what universal health care gives you. Like Hillary said .."Be careful what you wish for ..."

    So I say, "Go for it Mitt if it's offered to you!!"

  • alice
    March 13, 2008 2:44 p.m.

    The Romneys are a delightful family oriented couple that the US would be blessed to have in either spot.They are Christians of the highest degree and how do I know because my husband and I sat by them in Park City ward for over a year and their actions are the actions of Christians. Look and walk like a Christian , talk like a Christian, act like a Christian and you are a Christian! A devout follower of Christ!!!

  • Yes, let's have Mitt
    March 13, 2008 2:25 p.m.

    So we can *keep* talking about how the missionaries' behavior in CO reflects LDS attitudes about Catholics and people of other religions and how Mitt's sons "serve" the US by campaigning while other Americans die for the country.

    Then let's hear more about how there's no place for non-believers in Mitt's America and how gung ho he is about torture.

    Let's discuss how many American companies Bain downsized and how many American's lost jobs while the tightening economy will be on all the voters' minds.

    Let's have a Dem. White House and both houses of Congress while we're at it. Mitt's the man!

  • Spanky
    March 13, 2008 2:09 p.m.

    I think all right thinking people should vote for the Romney/McCain ticket. Mitt is the man. If Mitt gets in, we'll have more tax cuts for the rich, and I plan on being rich someday, so that's a good thing. I also love how he raids companies, sells off their assets and fires employees who have worked there a long time. He doesn't let having a social conscience interfere with his pocketbook, and that's the kind of guy we need to fight them over there instead of over here. I also like how he fooled everyone by supporting a woman's right to choose, and gay marriage to get elected governor of Massachusetts. He really put one over on them! Ha! He can do those things and it's okay because he goes to church on Sunday and that makes up for what he does Monday thru Saturday. Yeah, Mitt is the man we need in the White House! Vote for Mitt! We need someone to carry on the successful policies of the last 8 years of George Bush, and Mitt will do that.

  • Richard
    March 13, 2008 2:09 p.m.

    The vast number of ill-informed people, regarding Mitt Romney's religion, comes as no surprise. Jesus Christ, whom the Mormons regard as the Son of God, the Savior and Redeemer of all mankind, who lived a perfect life, was crucified, based on the opinions of CLERICS of that time, who regarded Him as a threat to their status quo.
    Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints look upon their critics with a degree of pity, as they only demonstrate their ignorance on the subject of "Mormonism." There is a great need for people to find out about the church. If you really want to know more about the church, ask those dark-suited young men and modestly-dressed young women who volunteer their time, at their own expense, to tell the world the truth about the church. Don't ask the detractors. They only have the negative view, and refuse to acknowledge the truth of the matter. (Incidentally, Romney did NOT change his view on abortion. He did change his view on whether or not the government could forbid it. Those who say he changed his mind about abortion are seriously exaggerating.

  • Re: Spanky
    March 13, 2008 1:42 p.m.

    I have never been told as a member of the LDS church who I should vote for. Get your facts straight before you go public with it. I have always been taught to pray about my choices in order to make wise decisions. That means ask God for guidance, not VOTE this ballot.

  • Kay
    March 13, 2008 1:34 p.m.

    The thing for everyone to do is to study each candidate for president (or VP). Decide who works best for what your ideals are, and if you are a religious person pray about this important decision. I did that and had my prayers confirmed that Barack Obama is the person I should vote for. I'm not saying God is endorsing any one candidate because we do after all have free agency. It just makes me sad that as a Mormon I have been judged by fellow church members for my decision. The Church wants us to be politically active, it's hard for some members to remember that the choice is up to the individual.

  • Anonymous
    March 13, 2008 1:15 p.m.

    Heavenly Father gives divine guidance to everyone who prays, not just Mormons. Comments like this are why people are always getting on our cases.

  • DS
    March 13, 2008 1:15 p.m.

    My comment is directed to all (good?) Christians whose biggest complaint against Romney is his being true to his Mormon faith. Mormons (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)are CHRISTIANS. Maybe some Christians need to reflect on the scriptures and be reminded that it was the Savior's teachings that cost Him his life. With His opposers, His steadfast convictions overshadowed His good works. I don't want to shirk my responsibility to vote but will happily go to the polls if Romney is chosen as a running mate. I am the proud Grandmother of a soldier. I have to care who is Commander in Chief. I don't like wars either. But our freedom has to be protected.

  • Syd
    March 13, 2008 1:11 p.m.

    Once again I am so grateful for the political irrelevance of Utah!

  • mckit_nh
    March 13, 2008 1:08 p.m.

    RE Mark B:

    What do you mean not enough responsibility as VP. The last 8 years our nation has been run by the man behind the curtain, or more plainly spoken, the vice president.

  • Znette
    March 13, 2008 12:29 p.m.

    It would be great for Mitt Romney to be the VP candidate. It was Mitt Romney and all the commotion about his Mormon faith that led me to check out why all the issues and now I have been baptized and confirmed as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and could be more happy with my decision.

    Mitt has all the qualities and divine guidance to be able to lend the values, morals and backbone back to the Republican ticket. Plus he would have a great chance in the future as being the first Mormon President...wouldn't that be awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • California CHRISTian
    March 13, 2008 12:34 p.m.

    John McCain is a politician like all the rest. (He's your 'friend' when he needs you but he'll not hesitate to stab you in the back if you get in his way.) He probably dangled the VP job in front of Mr. Romney to get his endorsement. However, I don't know that I trust McCain to follow through. Too bad that! I'd love to see Romney tackle our economy. (Russ, hope dies hard in CA too!)

    RE: "Christian" Conservative
    When is comes to Mormons, neither you nor Dobson know what you are talking about but, I forgive you both...I really do! :-)

  • Cathy
    March 13, 2008 12:08 p.m.

    I think the 2 make a very good match and would meet the needs of the Citizens. It is important that they not be identical - there needs to be a balance and together they fill in gaps and make a very good fit.

  • RLP
    March 13, 2008 11:53 a.m.

    Mitt Romney went over to the "Dark Side" after he filed his candidacy, and now he wants to be the evil emperor's right hand man. I'm just thankful that Dr. Paul is still a VIABLE candidate, regardless of what the "Dark Side" media and candidates try to assume. (You better believe it.)

  • mckit_nh
    March 13, 2008 11:36 a.m.

    Nothings decided until election day. But if that were today and I had to chose between McCain and Obama... Well it would be Obama; however, Mitt's honesty is what attracts me to him. I know alot of non-listening folks used to call is level of honesty flip flopping on issues, but Mitt wasn't flip flopping, he was just being honest and proving he knows how to chose his battles. I'll concider voting McCain only if his running mate is Mitt. We need a president that will go into every situation with his eyes wide open, not his mind already made up. Which is also what I like about Obama; however, Obama's promises to open up the check book quickly scare me... can you say tax and spend... Obama can bottom line is Mitt always was and still is the best HOPE America has of adverting an all out war with half the world, and at the same time getting the economy back on track. Forget the primary results, Mitt Romney for President.

  • jmons
    March 13, 2008 11:32 a.m.

    People are losing site on the bigger picture. There have been some good comments but I've read a lot of that old junior high school smack talk. This race is not personal people. It's politics!!! We need to win the conservative race if we want to keep our troops, our freedom of choice in health care (among other things), our safety, and need I go on! One thing I know for sure is that if the troops are withdrawn like the "Demiwackos" want to do, we will be attacked. Pulling troops out is like going off of prescription meds. cold turkey. Bad idea. Don't forget about "Hilarycare" and Obama's major lack of experience. We need the conservative vote to survive as a society, otherwise it'll go down the tubes and we'll all be building bomb shelters in our back yards again.

  • Ruth Schreyer
    March 13, 2008 11:27 a.m.

    We live in Switzerland and we would be very happy if Mitt Romney would be the Vize President ! And later the President of the USA. USA and the World would be better with a good and rigt and polite living President. !

  • ello
    March 13, 2008 11:26 a.m.

    Mitt, Mitt, Mitt, Why does Utah have a love affair with you?
    I for one will continue to support the best thing that has come to politics in my lifetime, Obama.

    Utah, It is time to think for yourself, not for a religion. Who cares about what prayer one says before they lay their head down, I am sure that a true God would hear everyones voice the same.

  • Carol
    March 13, 2008 11:05 a.m.

    I'm from Arizona and like a lot of people in our state do not have an appreciation for John McCain. The only way I and many others could possibly cast our vote for McCain would be to have Mitt Romney as his vice presidential candidate. There was an abundance of disappointed people when Romney was not selected as the presidential candidate and this would be the only hope for a more conservative ticket and strength would be added to the Republican party to overcome the Clinton or Obama supporters.

  • Bernie
    March 13, 2008 10:58 a.m.

    I don't know if Romney was saying that "he would be honored to be JOHN MCCAIN'S running mate"; rather, it seems to me that he may be saying, when OUR COUNTRY is in need of our service, ANYONE would be honored to be considered qualified to be VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!

  • please Mitt, join McCain
    March 13, 2008 10:54 a.m.

    Mitt Romney proved that a Mormon cannot be elected at the national level. By joining McCain's ticket, Romney would guarantee a Democrat victory. (Remember Gore/Lieberman losing TN & AR?)

    McCain is right now raising money in Utah. Once he drains the state, Romney goes back to the GOP closet where he belongs.

  • Mark B
    March 13, 2008 10:32 a.m.

    If morality is your priority, then McCain's not your guy. As for Mitt, I doubt there's enough job in the VP duties to keep the guy occupied unless you include "attending funerals" as a duty. It's not as though McCain would simply hand over the economy to Mitt for some hands on management, nor does Mitt have Cheney's talent for turning everything secret while ignoring Congress. I'd be shocked if the two of them hooked up.

  • csm-TeXAS
    March 13, 2008 10:14 a.m.

    ...We as a country obviously cant find a quick fix for the WAR, ECONOMY, IMMIGRATION, etc... I am sadden to read how there is so much bashing going on. For the record I was not TOLD by My CHURCH to VOTE FOR ROMNEY!! That is the beauty of our religion. We Know We Have OUR FREE AGENCY...I just feel like there are some of you people out there who are so narrow minded that you dont get the REAL issues anymore...after the Primaries I was sadden that MITT was no longer an option, but because only because of the knowledge of having the chance to vote for someone who believes in your same standards does give comfort but that did not mean I did not listen to what each and every candidate had to say and their views on how to help our country!!

  • California voter
    March 13, 2008 10:11 a.m.

    Yes, I would feel so much better with Mitt on the ticket. I wish he hadn't dropped out. Mormons are Christians, but definitely. Gov. Romney has the highest morals. Whoever thinks never having but one wife and never played around on her; is honest in his dealings with his fellow man; I could go on and on, but then I guess I understand those who don't like morality and honesty; Makes them feel very guilty when such things are brought up. I sure would not vote a Democratic ticket, but McCain as the only choice leaves me not too happy. So if Romney gets the nod, I'll go to the polls a very happy camper.

  • Anonymous
    March 13, 2008 9:55 a.m.

    To Suggestion Box | 7:18 a.m.,

    Didn't Cain kill Able?

    Then perhaps Hillary is the most able?

  • shmemo
    March 13, 2008 9:49 a.m.

    I was just going to write in Ralph Wiggum, but if Romney is on the McCain ticket, I'll take this election serious again!

  • Tar
    March 13, 2008 9:04 a.m.

    The winner this time will probably be a GREEK named

  • johntvalentine
    March 13, 2008 8:15 a.m.

    Sen.John McCain,choice for his V.P.,his selection being Mitt Romney, would be an answer to this very conservative American. Experience, honor, integrity and MORALITY is everything that America needs to breathe that breath of fresh air. It would show the whole world that America is still that beacon that is so greatly needed. Now I feel good about voting for Sen McCain, as our next President!!!

  • Re: Christian Conservative
    March 13, 2008 7:51 a.m.

    Do you know who James Dobson endorsed? MITT ROMNEY! Guess what other big Christian leader that is anti-Mormon endorsed Romney? Bob Jones III. Mitt will get plenty of support from the Christian right that actually care about this country.

  • Suggestion Box
    March 13, 2008 7:18 a.m.

    McCain should pick the most able. Giving us McCain and Able.

  • sunnykc
    March 13, 2008 7:16 a.m.

    Thanks to the writer who defended Mitt against Kevin. If anything, Romney is SO moral and squeaky clean that people resent this. They equate it with someone who would be judgmental--of them--if given the chance and hence they don't like these ultra-wholesome types. Romney drew substantial numbers and--it cannot be said enough--all those voters weren't Mormon! Most Mormon bashers know very litte about the church--they just know they don't like it. It's that wholesome thing again. Get a life!

  • CA
    March 13, 2008 6:49 a.m.

    I am for Gov. Romney from the very start. I will be helping him achieve his visions for America. I urge Sen. McCain to recognize the greatness of Gov. Romney. The selfless, smart decisions that Gov. Romney had done for the unity of the party. He is still the 2nd in number of delegates and the best in the fundamentals of economy, healthcare, family values and leadershhip experience. We are opening our wallets in this hard time for an M&M ticket. That sounded so good.

  • Augusta
    March 13, 2008 6:42 a.m.

    I would vote for Romney any way I could get him!! If not president, then vice-president. He inspires confidence. The record he set for himself as governor, shows that he kept every commitment he made. People speak of him using the "nickname" of "Mormon", and deny that he believes in Christ...and yet, the proper name of the church he belongs to is:
    "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints". How much more could you announce that you believed in and worshiped Christ than that? It is the same church that Christ established, except it is in the Latter-days.

    March 13, 2008 5:41 a.m.

    Well I only have one thing to say. Romney is the only hope for our great country. GO USA, and GO ROMENY!!

  • Re: Kevin
    March 13, 2008 2:02 a.m.

    Thank You Kevin. it's nice to see a refreshing and INTELIGENT comment!

  • Sinder
    March 13, 2008 1:16 a.m.

    wow, lots of bitter xlds and left wing loons posting. Ok for one Romney is backing the republican candidate...go figure, two if there is a position open where he can change America for the better why not take it. I don't care for McCain much either, but choosing the lesser of the presidential candidate evils seems prudent. Also about McCain voting against the anti-torture bill? McCain spent 6 years as a PoW and I'm sure he was never tortured makes you wonder why he voted against it...could it be the bill was crap? Human rights are for human beings, Al-Qaeda members lost their humanity when they took part in killing and torturing innocent people...why keep catering to the offenders and not the victims?

  • Bookaholic
    March 13, 2008 12:17 a.m.

    I only grudgingly decided I'd vote for McCain after Romney convinced me it was important to do in order to keep the Democrats out of power.

    I would be elated to see Mitt on the ticket. The economic know-how that he would bring to the administration would be profound. We need him right now and badly!

    And after McCain serves a turn, those who feared Romney initially would have had a chance to see him in action. There fears would be found to be groundless, and he would (hopefully) be elected to the office of the Presidency in 2012.

    I think Mitt would make a superb President and VP! I'm afraid McCain is unlikely to pick him--but he'd be smart to do so, and it'd be a blessing if he did!

  • alicia
    March 12, 2008 11:44 p.m.

    Mitt is the right VP choice. Bar none. He is good at the economy which McCain admitted he does not have much knowledge or experience. The two will be a good team, to turn this country around and keep us safe.
    So an M&M ticket is the "dream ticket"
    I will only vote for McCain if Mitt Romney is the VP.

  • Todd
    March 12, 2008 11:10 p.m.

    Romney is an idiot if he's saying this stuff without KNOWING he has a lock for vice.

  • just another person
    March 12, 2008 11:05 p.m.

    I think this would be a great ticket as far as the M&M goes. I, being female, don't think Hillary is the woman for the job, anymore than I think Obama is. Mainly because both are inexperienced. I'm tired of people blaming the Republicans for the mess we're in when the democrats have the majority in the house and senate and they're always overriding Bush and the republicans. No one seem to want to work together no matter what the parties are.

    And it also gets my goats when I hear people say that the Mormon's aren't Christain. Hince the actual name: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints! We so believe in God and Jesus. Isn't that was a Christain is? Why fault a man just because he believes in God, which is what the country is founded upon anyway....free religion!!

    Love John McCain, and it would be awesome to have Mitt Romney as his running mate! Will it happen? Don't know, but it sure would be great. They'll make the best Presidental team we've had in years! If we ever even had one!

  • Spanky
    March 12, 2008 10:24 p.m.

    I believe that everyone should vote for Romney/McCain. Romney is LDS, so he's obviously a good, righteous man, without question. He's one of us, so he has to be a good man. All of us right thinking people in Utah only care if he's LDS and republican. And he is. So therefore he's righteous and we'll vote for him. In fact, even if our religious leaders didn't tell us how to vote, we'd still vote for Mitt. Not only that, if McCain gets in, we'll have more tax cuts for the very rich. And we all know that you can only be rich if you're righteous, so the righteous/rich people deserve a tax cut. Then after they get a tax cut, then can trickle down to us little people. That's how things should be. We right thinking righteous people in Utah also like the idea of being in Iraq for 100 years, and more wars in the Middle East, something that the Romney/McCain ticket would insure. Obama would probably spend our tax money on things like healthcare and education, which is socialism, while spending our tax dollars on war is patriotic and righteous.

  • JAW
    March 12, 2008 9:42 p.m.

    Mitt has been the best man in all areas, and why some Americans are so afraid to elect a good man into office is beyond me. They are truly blind and do not hear!
    I agree with others that if Mitt is McCain's running mate,my husband and I could vote for him for we know this country will be in good hands.
    There is so much broke in our government and Romney is the man who can get others to get things fixed.

  • Spanky
    March 12, 2008 7:25 p.m.

    Go Mitt Go! Run Mitt Run! Run Mitt Go! Mitt is the only man for us right thinking Utah people. He wears the right kind of clothes, has a nice tan, is rich, goes to church. Who cares if he supported the right to choose and civil unions to get elected governor of Massachusetts? He was only flip flopping so that he could position himself to be our chosen one. Look, we people in Utah don't need any outsiders telling us how to vote. Our church leaders in our wards and in SLC tell us how, and that's good enough for us. Mitt is one of us, and we're going to vote for him, so there!

  • Bart
    March 12, 2008 7:22 p.m.

    I can't believe what I'm reading. You talk about flip-flops. Romney is prostrating himself in front of swine. He must really need some leadership office badly to stoop to this level. It won't work for some of us. McBush is "dead meat."

  • McCain Hates Mitt?
    March 12, 2008 6:54 p.m.

    Politics make strange bedfellows.

  • FYI
    March 12, 2008 6:46 p.m.

    For eveyone's information, it is the White Male Vote, that is going to turn the tide of this election. And even though I think there have been great inroads made, in matters of equal rights, I do not think that this block of White Male Votes is going to go for either Clinton or Obama. I still don't think that this block of voters is ready for either a female or an african american president.
    I am a minority myself, so don't even think of calling me prejudice. These are just the facts! The Democrats have really backed themselves into a corner on this one, and sadly they can't see it. They do not have a viable candidate for President this election.
    McCain, and his running mate, will win, and sad to say, it will be because McCain is white. Simple as that! Never mind the fact that McCain is stronger on national defense, has more experience, will probably do a better job on the economy, will appoint better nominees to the supreme court, and probably even ties his shoes better than either Clinton or Obama. McCain will ride the White Male Vote all the way to victory.

  • Anonymous
    March 12, 2008 5:50 p.m.

    Utah blindly supports the Republican nominee in the same way they blindly support the Boy Scouts of America, and for the same reasons: because their leaders do. The Romney, Benson, and many other Church leaders' families have been movers and shakers in the Republican Party as well as the BSA for generations! And the members of the Church so adore their leaders that they follow along blindly.

  • Mormon & Veteren
    March 12, 2008 5:31 p.m.

    Are you really serious? Do you beleive that John MsCain, who served bravely and honorably in Vietnam would choose a draft dodger to be his running mate. Mitt Romney said that service to his country would always superseed obligations to his church. Mitt Romney dodged the draft by going on an LDS mission and then stalling to avoid being drafted.

  • M&M
    March 12, 2008 5:31 p.m.

    I was all set to eat humble pie and make my die-hard, Democrat-loving family ECSTATIC by endorsing Obama, but if Romney is on the ticket, no humble pie for me! McCain, I might actually vote for you!

  • Thanks
    March 12, 2008 4:29 p.m.

    Mitt on the ticket? Thanks. It's been a long day. I needed a laugh.

  • Go Romney!
    March 12, 2008 3:50 p.m.

    Romney is the one to take this country in the right direction, but let's get behind McCain, the best man for the job out of the remaining candidates.

  • Hey Seamus !!!
    March 12, 2008 3:43 p.m.

    You should stay out of this fight. Mitt is pure class and gets things done. He fixes things that are breaking or broken. That is his talent. Now, what if anything could you fix? The country would be in a "fix" were we to depend on your thinking. Please do not post on this or any other site until you have some productive thoughts to share.

  • Tai H.
    March 12, 2008 3:07 p.m.

    If John McCain added Mitt Romney to the GOP ticket, it would be the final nail in the coffin for the Goldwater/Reagan era of Republican politics.

    John McCain is a liberal, and so is Mitt Romney.

    John McCain voted against the Bush tax cuts, and Mitt Romney raised the capital gains tax. Both are examples of the love affair both men have for socialism, and the pure hatred both men have for the taxpayer.

    Clinton/Obama/McCain/Romney = no difference.

    The only conservative candidate was Mike Huckabee, who eliminated the capital gains tax in Arkansas.

  • W. Snitzel
    March 12, 2008 3:04 p.m.

    Re: Who are YOU Kidding...

    That's because a dead cat is better than any pure "bread" liberal. The greatest thing about it all is that all Utahns who vote republican have every right to do so. Just like everyone where I live in Connecticut has the right to vote Liberal. What's the word I'm looking for here.... Oh yeah... It's called Democracy.

  • Roger
    March 12, 2008 3:02 p.m.

    If McCain isn't smart enough to choose a better VP than Romney then he sure isn't smart enough to be president.

  • Who are YOU Kidding
    March 12, 2008 2:46 p.m.

    i love these comments, who does Utah think its kidding, for my entire life they have only voted one way -Republican, end of statement. Good grief if Pluto was on the Republican ticket Utah would vote for him, even former Gov. Spitzer could get elected on the Republican Ticket. I am a pure bread democrat and proud of it and for one I am sick and tired of my vote counting for nothing. Its time we modified the voting law where one vote counted for one individual not a winner take all attitude. Being a NON-Rigth to Work State must tell you somehting about Utah, low wages accross the board and that one you can thank the great Republican Party and Orrin Hatchet Man Hatch. I am glad I moved out of Utah to the real world and now when I vote it counts, I may not win but atleast my vote is not tossed in the garbage like it was when I lived in Utah. Utah would vote in a dead cat if it was on the Republican Ticket.

  • Seattle
    March 12, 2008 2:30 p.m.

    I have my doubts. I dont think McCain will really consider Romney. Besides, when McCain passes amnesty for illegal aliens what would Romney say?

    Romney also has his problems. I am afraid he is the Senator Kerry of the Republican party. Unless he is talking about money he just doesnt come accross as sincere or principled. I dont know what it is but that is how he sounds.

    Romney should have emphasized how the economy is as much a part of the war on terror as war is.

    To McCain, military is always the first option. For Romney, he wants to be tough so he talked about war a lot also. I think he should have emphasized progress n Irag and that he brought other options other than military.

  • Jema
    March 12, 2008 2:18 p.m.

    Ron Paul is the ONLY conservative choice. How can you all live with yourselves voting for the male version of "Hillary Clinton"? McCain is as liberal as it gets. Shame on you all.

  • Re: spanky
    March 12, 2008 1:44 p.m.

    Nobody is being told to vote for Romney. Give it up. You seem to believe that if you post a comment, it's true. Stop spouting false facts.

  • Rick
    March 12, 2008 1:30 p.m.

    The whole election hinges on whether Hillary steals the democratic nomination from Obama. If its McCain against Hillary then the few extra percentage points McCain would get by including Mitt as a VP would help him. However, if it is McCain against Obama, it won't matter who McCain picks as his VP. Too many people hate Bush to want to vote for any Republican, but there are also a ton of people who simply won't vote for Billary. I honestly don't think she can be elected president despite the anti-Bush and anti-Republican feelings around the nation. On the other hand, regardless of whether he's all fluff or not, Obama is considered a fresh face and his nomination would guarantee a Democrat in the White House (not to mention a Demo controlled house and senate). Any Democrat that votes for Hillary isn't using their head. And any Republican that can vote in the Democratic primary would be wise to use their vote for her.

  • LDS Democrat
    March 12, 2008 1:16 p.m.

    Geez Mitt! Aren't you the guy that warned us about McCain being a dangerous old liberal (shudder)? Is there any way the wind might blow that you wouldn't follow? Maybe Obama should consider asking Mitt to run with him. I'll bet Mitt could become a die-hard "conservative Democrat" if he wanted to. He's got more personalities than Sybil.

  • Ello
    March 12, 2008 12:32 p.m.

    All I read and here in Utah is about the "Liberal Media and it's agenda". Are you conservatives that moronic that you don't realize that both the parties have an agenda and a Media market?
    I for one will continue to read the Deseret News for laughs, and i will stick to NPR for my news.
    The beautiful thing about NPR is that they allow the listener to make up their own mind.
    Try it sometime, it is much more liberating than having an idiot like Sean Hannity tell you what to think.

  • W. Snitzel
    March 12, 2008 12:18 p.m.

    Mitt's not flip-flopping by supporting McCain. If any of you watched the interview last night you'd know. He still says that he and McCain disagree on many issues. But McCain is closer on the issues, especially the important ones, to Romney than either of the Chiwahwah's on the left. He and McCain had their issues, but as a true patriot, Mitt acknowledges that our country would be better off with McCain in the White House than either Obama or Clinton. Some of us may disagree with him on that issue, but he's not flopping at all. If you were to ask him when he was still in the race who he'd vote for between McCain and Obama/Clinton, he most assuredly would have replied "McCain".

  • The problem, Joe Moe . . .
    March 12, 2008 11:52 a.m.

    . . . is that you're talking about the pre-2004 McCain (someone I could support at the time). Then, in 2004, he prostituted his political soul to the right wing authoritarian extremists. Now he's just a politician who is channelling little Georgie Bush. Instead of potentially being a solution (as he was in 2000), he now says he just wants to continue the bankrupt policies that caused the problems we now face. Right wing authoritarian extremists have put the USA in the mess in which it finds itself now . . . we really don't need more of the same inflicted on us for another 4 years.

    ANYBODY BUT McCAIN is the correct vote this November. And then, hopefully, someone will be able to clean up the horrendous mess inflicted on this country since January 21, 2001.

  • Re: utah valley resident
    March 12, 2008 11:57 a.m.

    I really could care less if you make over $200,000 a year and your taxes go up. Why should you have a lower tax rate than I do because you are rich? It was COMPLETELY unheard of and irresponsible to lower taxes during a war the way the War and Spend Republicans did. Just look at the national debt. Republicans voting Democrat? It just goes to show that people aren't as conservative as they've been raised to believe they are. I thought the conservatives were the good guys when I first voted for president 16 years ago. The name sounds like they must be the good, pure party, right? That's what I thought as a young LDS girl. Then I started paying attention to the world around me and as an LDS woman I find little reason to ever vote for the Republicans.

  • Jake
    March 12, 2008 11:46 a.m.

    Romney was easily the most politically malleable politician in the 2008 presidential race. At one point in the race Romney referred to McCain as everything that was wrong with Washington and called him a "liberal democrat". Romney's subsequent endorsement of McCain (as well as his suplication to be his VP) either means one of two things: 1) Romney was willing to say whatever to try to win an election or 2) Romney will sacrifice principle for political power. In either case, Romeny has shown that he is a politician par excellence.

  • BobP
    March 12, 2008 11:49 a.m.

    The religious right and the southerners will not vote for a black or a woman. They still feel betrayed by "yankee" Democrats.

    I think a McCain and Romney ticket could do very well. They will not lose the south and they could regain some of the west coast and the north.

  • I'm sorry
    March 12, 2008 11:41 a.m.

    I'm sorry . . . I didn't read all the comments--I felt like I had to add my own first. I love Mitt and voted for him proudly. But now I'm wondering if he really is the flip flopping panderer McCain and the rest labeled him as. After all the fighting, would he really want to be McCain's VP? Why give the crusty old man so many complements? Mitt just wants power.

  • Keith Holdaway
    March 12, 2008 11:30 a.m.

    Who has had the most success and experience in changing that which is broken? Obama is a fantactic public speaker but very poor at being specific at all about what and how he will change things...Mitt has been a master in the private, public (SL Olynmpics) and as Gov of Mass. Actions to me speak much louder than words....

  • Anonymous
    March 12, 2008 11:29 a.m.

    Pretty boy Romney flip flops yet again.

  • "Christain" conservatives
    March 12, 2008 11:24 a.m.

    The CC's insults of Romney are one of his greatest endorsements. If they you can tell a man by his enemies, Mitt is standing on high ground. Put Huckabee on the ticket and Utah will vote for Obama. I will be looking for an Obama bumper sticker. We do not need a red neck VP.

  • hogwash
    March 12, 2008 11:20 a.m.

    I guess dumbbells will always be dumbbells. There is no way McCain will choose Romney. Doesn't matter anyway as the Repugs are going down.

  • Utah Valley Resident (original)
    March 12, 2008 11:04 a.m.

    This political race for president is all about winning for the republicans. Those who suggest they would have a problem voting for McCain even with Mitt on it; or having to hold their nose when they vote for McCain under a no Mitt scenario as V.P. are just out of it. I can't believe that there are any republicans in the country, particularly in Utah would vote for a democrat in the general election, and still say they are republican. That is just crazy. What both Clinton and Obama are saying they would do if they were to become president is just mind boggling. They both are left-wing liberals who want to increase taxes and more control of the federal government over our lives. We have a liberal stranglehold now in Washington....showing an inability to solve the energy problem, the whole array of issues that need addressing. We have a stalemate becasuse of special interests, and crazy ideas that are anti-american. I for one do not want higher taxes and mandates to incumber the American people and the economy as we go forward. We cannot afford to let the democrats take control of the presidency in addition to the congress.

  • Marcus
    March 12, 2008 10:50 a.m.

    So right Jud,

    "Hold your noses and vote?" WHAT?! Here are two guys who thinks torture of human beings is an American thing to do. How far have we fallen?

    Double Guantanamo, Use torture, Enlarge the military, Spend even more on weapons. Isn't half of the worlds military spendings enough?

    The torment of tortured American prisoners are literally fading in and out of the image of people holding "their noses to vote".

    Help us!

  • Joe Moe
    March 12, 2008 10:39 a.m.

    I still, for some reason, am constantly amazed at the level of anti-McCain sentiment on this board. I, as a life-long GOP moderate, have been a fan of McCain since 2000, and I've watched over the years since has his stances on issues have almost exactly mirrored mine. He has practical positions on immigration and taxes, has worked to settle down campaign finance, and (most importantly to me) a has deep-seated disgust with pork-barrel politics and government waste. His "ready on day one" commander-in-chief ability is an added bonus. He'll take on anyone, even those in his own party, when he sees they're wrong. He's a leader.

  • Anonymous
    March 12, 2008 10:33 a.m.

    McSame ChRomney '08!

  • Re: Bob G
    March 12, 2008 10:33 a.m.

    Ok, I'll feed the troll. As stated by others, if you really think that Mitt has no character and just seeks for financial gain, you must have a sad and cynical life. There is and never was any financial gain for someone in Mitt's position to run for president or be the vice president. His net worth is in the 100s of millions of dollars. There's no way being president would have increased his net worth. It's also sad that the one candidate with real character (i.e., Mitt) - although Obama and Paul both have good character as well - is the one whose character was the most attacked. Some people wouldn't recognize character if it picked them up off the ground, dusted them off, bound their wounds, and took them to a hospital. How you view other people's motives says more about your motives than theirs.

  • Mohan
    March 12, 2008 10:08 a.m.

    Funny to think Mitt wants the Oval Office for money. It will be the biggest pay cut of his career. I know you think he is dumb, but please...

    Go Mitt. America needs you.

    March 12, 2008 9:45 a.m.

    None of the presidential candidates are qualified to fix our economy which is the biggest problem our country faces. Mitt can bring those skills needed to do this and makes the ticket much stronger. I have heard over and over that Republicans will not vote if McCain doesn't have a strong economic minded VP candidate. Mitt is the answer.

  • george
    March 12, 2008 9:42 a.m.

    SCAREY !
    how to bring disrepute to a somewhat honorable republican - Let McCain find a good running mate.
    Mr Romney would be another Cheney - just looking at lining his own pockets.

  • Anonymous
    March 12, 2008 9:32 a.m.

    I keep seeing comments about how Mitt can't serve because he is a Mormon... I though we were talking about Vice Presidential candidates, not ministers.

    I know, I know. The Primary experience proved that his religion does make a difference, but remember that in the republican winner take all method of choosing a nominee, Mitt got a lot of votes in the states he lost, rarely losing by more than a few percentage points. He kept coming in second, while McCain, and occasionally Hukster, traded off first, and third. If you put together the states that McCain won, with the states where Romney came in either first or second... the support from all subgroups in the republican party would be overwhelming.

    I know its not as simple as I make it sound, but the point is still on target. together they would have the potential to unite the conservative base with the more moderate part of the Repubs to make a formidable team.

  • Raymond Takashi Swenson
    March 12, 2008 9:26 a.m.

    McCain and Romney together outpolled Huckabee in Southern states. The other leg of the Republican geographic base is the interior West, where Romney outpolled McCain and Huckabee together except in Arizona. Huckabee is definitely not conservative in his economic views.

    How much would religion be a factor for Romney as a VP candidate? Romney received many votes from Catholics and Evangelicals. McCain's endorsement would assuage the concerns of others. Mormons serve in the Senate and in presidential cabinets without objections from Evangelicals. Being VP is a smaller step up from that, and I think there will be fewer concerns about a Mormon VP, who has little independent power, than a president. Once Romney has served as VP, if he becomes president through McCain leaving office, Romney's service will have demonstrated that he is not the kind of threat to Evangelicals that they fear.

    One wonders if some Evangelical opposition to a Mormon candidate is out of fear of retaliation for the anti-Mormon propaganda that many Evangelical churches publish. Psychologically, when people have harmed another group, they need to justify their own actions by painting the group as deserving of discrimination. Discrimination (the action) begets prejudice (the emotion and attitude).

  • RPH
    March 12, 2008 9:21 a.m.

    Dream on people. McCain hates Mitt. Not going to happen.

    It would all be in vain anyway.

    Obama in 2008.

  • Josh R
    March 12, 2008 9:20 a.m.

    I find it amusing when people say that Obama is just a rock star who has no solutions. So let's look at this for a minute. For the last 8 years we've had a Republican in the White House, and a Republican controlled congress, who have brought the US to new all time lows. Republicans have created the mess we're in. And now Republicans complain that Obama has no solutions to the problems they've created? Ok, let's hear it. Bush and the Republicans aren't responsible. Some unseen force is. You know that old saying......."the definition of stupidity is someone who keeps doing the same thing over and over again and expects different results." Well, it's pretty clear that there's a new, large number of American voters who are tired of the same old thing. They want enthusiasm, change, and hope. Obama offers that. And when you have hope and enthusiasm, and the support of the American people, you can solve a lot of problems that old, stick in the mud, do the same thing, afraid of change people can't. So get used to it. Obama will be the next president of the US.

  • Edith
    March 12, 2008 9:16 a.m.

    I will be supportive of McCain should he have Mitt Romney has his VP. The experience that Mitt has regarding finance and respose to crises situations would be most beneficial to the US. Also, I have grave concerns about McCain's age and Mitt would be available to replace McCain with no problems. Then he could run again in 2012 for a second term. The US needs the conservative values that Mitt brings to the office. Go Mitt.

  • Re: Josh Tan
    March 12, 2008 9:12 a.m.

    I think writing a whole book on ways we could improve our country and actually trying to understand the common people of our country instead of just rich, corporate types, then having the last sentence of that book be "I love this country" says affirmatively that Barack Obama's loyalty is with the United States. You have no understanding that it takes more than waving a flag at a Fourth of July parade to show real respect and loyalty for our country.

  • non-southerners...
    March 12, 2008 9:09 a.m.

    ...who have never experienced it have no idea have deep seated bigotry against LDS is. It would be interesting to see if Southern Baptist could bring themselves to vote for a ticket with Romney on it, even in #2 spot. (I think national pundits also don't realize the extent and visceral nature of the loathing some evangelical elements have and it threw off their ability to predict how well or poorly Romney would do in some states. Huckabee was more about spoiling Romney than anything else, the seething resentment was palpable.)

  • Spanky
    March 12, 2008 9:05 a.m.

    I think everyone should vote for the Romney/McCain ticket. All of us right thinking people here in Utah know a good man when we see one. If he's LDS, he's a good man, plain and simple, so we all vote for him regardless of what his political history has been. Who cares about his political history or what he's supported in the past. That's what we're told to do, and that's what we do. Not only that, it would put Mitt 2nd in line for the presidency so that in case anything happened to McCain, who's an old guy, the one mighty and strong could take his place.

  • Re: Re Bob G.
    March 12, 2008 9:03 a.m.

    Here's one example of Mitt Romney's high moral fiber. Smiling as he poses with the lady with the big sign that says "Osama Obama." Totally uncalled for actions in my book. I don't care if Mitt is my religion. I will never vote for a ticket with him on it. How could McCain who is against torture have a big torture fan on his ticket anyway?

  • Christian Conservative
    March 12, 2008 8:48 a.m.

    The Christian right would not endorse McCain or Romney,in fact James Dobson in a newspaper article referred to Mormons as polytheist which equates to paganism in the Christian view.

  • Jud
    March 12, 2008 8:43 a.m.

    So now McCain has decided he's in favor of torture after all (voting against the anti-torture bill in Senate), he and Mitt can be cozy together at the top of the Torture Ticket. They can happily double the size of our concentration camp at Gitmo, listen politely to the screams, plow through our civil liberties, and continue the Hundred Years War together. Let's see all you Republicans hold your noses and vote for that. I will be trying not to throw up.

  • 001
    March 12, 2008 8:36 a.m.

    National Defense and the Economy. Those are the two most pressing problems facing our country. McCain is best for the former, and Romney best for the latter.

    Neither Obama nor Clinton have the credentials nor experience to compare.

    Clinton and McCain represent "status quo" in Washington. Romney represents change - new blood in Washington. There are a lot of people who would vote against McCain just for the sake of change. The problem is Clinton and Obama are not sufficient (or any) change! Romney is the best hope for change... still.

  • Surprize
    March 12, 2008 8:38 a.m.

    Obama has beaten Hillary mostly in traditionaly Republican states that will likely stay Republican in the general election. Hillary has incredibly high negatives, leaving only a few moderate swing votes needed in a few key states for Republicans to win. I like Mitt, but come November, McCain will do fine with whomever he picks (simply based upon the alternatives).

  • Oh Please
    March 12, 2008 8:32 a.m.

    Is there no limit to Romney's pathetic, pandering ego? "Pick me, pick me..."

  • Hardy Har Har Har
    March 12, 2008 8:29 a.m.

    Utah will vote Republican no matter who is on the ticket. The funny thing is that if Hillary wins the nomination she may be the most conservative horse in the race. Romney would have the best hair and tan in the middle of winter since Dan Quayle.

  • Re: Kevin
    March 12, 2008 8:24 a.m.

    Kevin... So there is a double standard. It is OK for some Blacks to rally behind Obama and some Women to rally behind Hillary and some Evangelicals to rally behind Huckabee, but you have a problem with some Mormons rallying behind a Mormon. That to me is curious. By the way a flip-flopper changes his mind and then changes back again. Romney never did that. You could argue that Romney flipped on abortion, but saying he is a flip-flopper is a fallacy. Romney is not a chameleon. He was extremely straight forward about what he would do for the country and outlined exactly what his plans were during the debates. That is how a good leader presents how he intends to manage. How many of our current Presidential Candidates have actually done this rather than making the race into an American Idol contest and spewing mysteries change rhetoric and clichs!

  • Woman who knows
    March 12, 2008 8:24 a.m.

    I think Romney would make an erroneous decision in accepting the VP nomination. McCain is the titanic he will go down. He has more dirty laundry than Spitzer, Huckabee, and Clinton combine.

    Obama in 08 and Mitt in 12

  • Skeptic
    March 12, 2008 8:17 a.m.

    The Evangelicals(good message is Jesus)would consider
    voting for a heart beat away from the(good meassage is the Mormon Church)I doubt it.

  • Hefty Smurf
    March 12, 2008 8:16 a.m.

    The article stated that McCain is unlikely to select a running mate until after the Democratic nomination is final. Regardless of who McCain chooses, what advantage is there to waiting? Anyone? Bueller?

  • Doug
    March 12, 2008 8:22 a.m.

    I would have to hold my nose to vote for any candidate other than McCain. McCain has more actual experience than all of the other candidates put together and he is not a "Yes" man to one political party. I haven't even mentioned his Military experience that should be a requirement to be Commander in Chief.

  • Josh Tan
    March 12, 2008 8:15 a.m.

    If McCain truly loves America as much as he say he does, then he should not deliver the country to the hands on an inept but rock star popular man like Barack Obama. Only Romney can pull conservative, independent and "intellectual" votes for him. Only Romney can silence a less-experienced politician like Barack on all issues particularly the economy. Having Barack for a president is unthinkable not only for Americans but the rest of the free world. His intentions are not clear, neither is his loyalty. He may be a good inspiration for immigrants, but things have gone so bad for the economy that inspiration is good but what America and the whole world needs is solution and Barack just doesn't have it.

  • Paul G
    March 12, 2008 8:15 a.m.

    Kevin, when Romney bowed out, he was ahead of Huckabee in electoral votes, and was behind McCain in total voter count by less than 20%, with over 4 million votes to McCain's 4.7 million. McCain's lead in electoral votes was so large because Republican primaries are winner take all. That means if McCain gets 3 more votes out of 500,000 tallied, he carries all of the electoral votes for that state.

    You make it sound like only Mormons voted for Romney, and we didn't vote for anyone else. There aren't nearly 4 million of us of voting age in the entire country, and I know some didn't vote Romney.

    As for the chameleon jab, is that what you call anyone who changes his mind on an important decision? A chameleon or flip-flopper changes stance depending on the room. Kerry was a master at it, touting his SUV's to one group while denying they were his to another in the space of a week. Romney changed his positions after several years of experience and learning. I defy you to find anyone older than 20 who hasn't done that.

  • Rob
    March 12, 2008 8:07 a.m.

    I think your right MC. I would then vote McCain/Romney instead of Obama.

  • Mc
    March 12, 2008 8:00 a.m.

    I think the only reason Evangelicals didn't come around as a group to support Romney (some individuals never would) is because they had Huckabee to vote for. With a McCain/Romney ticket, the Evenagelical vote would come along with the fiscal conservative vote and the millions who feel like staying home or voting for Obama would come back to the Republican side.

  • Kevin
    March 12, 2008 7:54 a.m.

    It really is curious how Mormons rally around Romney more than any other group of people. Doesn't matter that he is a chameleon, as long as he's a Mormon chameleon it's OK.

    It would be nice if McCain would choose a secular economic conservative for his running mate, though they have all but been run out of the Republican party. I'd vote for McCain.

    But McCain is a flip-flopper too. A McCain-Romney ticket makes me think of pancakes, not M&M's. He was right when he criticized the religious right 8 years ago. Now he so blatantly panders to them. It makes me sick.

    March 12, 2008 7:49 a.m.

    you are too good for this bunch (McCain et al) no matter who wins in Nov 08 Mitt should start running then for 2012. Think Reagan 1976, 1980.
    Go Mitt ! (in '12)

  • Earl
    March 12, 2008 7:42 a.m.

    I wonder what a VP Romney would do once he found out what deep, dark secrets Bush and Cheney have been withholding from Americans. Would he recoil in horror, or would he sell his soul and buy into the idea that the lies are for our own good?

  • Doug K
    March 12, 2008 7:42 a.m.

    Bob G when are you going to nmake up and see the light. Ron Paul is a political hack. Mitt Romney is none of the things you mentioned. He is a proven leader.

  • K-Lo
    March 12, 2008 7:31 a.m.

    I am upset that the "pundits" are suggesting that McCain select a woman as his VP, only because the potential candidate for VP is a woman! Sen. McCain should select a PERSON who is highly ethical, energizing, conservative, and someone who has at least a few accomplishment in bringing about refrom. That candidate is Gov. Sarah Palin (yes I know, Palin is a woman).

  • RE: Bob G
    March 12, 2008 7:25 a.m.

    Bob G. You have a serious lack of character judgment! Where is there any proof of what you are asserting about Romney??? Any nobody can call names and make empty accusations that are simply false liberal propaganda. The majority of what Romney has done in the past and present proofs your claim that Romney "has only his personal financial gain in mind", to be utterly false. Did you forget how much of his own cash he put into his campaign? What about his accepting the position with the Salt Lake Olympic Committee. Not only did he immediately give himself a huge PAY CUT, but also did not want a dime until after the games. Does this sound like someone who only has his personal financial gain in mind??? The American people are starting to realize how phony absurd accusations and headlines are, and are educating themselves about who we want actually leading our country. You should try it! That is, try looking at fact and history. Propaganda tactics by neoliberal nut cases are no longer going to convince the public of anything. Also, Hillary and Obama NO corporate experience WHATSOVER!!!

  • UGH!
    March 12, 2008 7:20 a.m.

    That would be even one more reason not to vote for the ticket. McCain is bad enough, but Romney would make the ticket unbearable. No thanks -- in spades.

  • Seamus
    March 12, 2008 7:13 a.m.

    Romney came out of the race looking like an absolute creep who ran a race of negative tactics. He played everything including the race card (Poor Mitt the Mormon) against Huckabee - who ran a positive campaign.

    Romney as VP, yeah right. I can really see McCain wanting that creep as his right hand man.


  • W. Snitzel
    March 12, 2008 7:10 a.m.

    RE: Bob G
    Ron Paul? Yeah... That would really push the Republican ticket higher than the Dems. Paul was basically laughed off of the stage at each debate. I can totally see McCain (the war guy) placing Paul (who ties every problem in the history of the US to the Iraq war) on the ticket. The only incremental votes McCain would get would be the measly 4% die-hards who voted Paul in each of the primaries.

    I'd like to see Mitt as VP, but I doubt it will happen. I think McCain already signed a deal with Crist in FLA. Crist wouldn't be a horrible choice as he would help secure Florida in the General Election for the Republicans. Like Mitt sain in the interview last night, there is a long list of people that McCain could call that would be great choices as VP. With McCain no doubt owing a couple of favors to Crist, Huckaphonee, Lieberman, etc.; why would he choose Romney? I'll keep my hopes up because it would help shore up the conservative vote.
    Does a VP really add value after the election anyway???

  • DeLaval Milker
    March 12, 2008 7:09 a.m.

    We've long ago concluded that Romney is the 'best man for the job', and any other characteristics, such as his mormonism, merely coincidental.
    Yet here we are, so desperate for a mormon social conservative in the white house we'd vote for Ralph Nader if mittney was on the ticket.

    March 12, 2008 7:03 a.m.

    Pinch me! Am I dreaming?

  • liberal larry
    March 12, 2008 6:50 a.m.

    I think it is a wonderful idea to have Romney on the ticket. That way the evangelicals could stay home and work on attempting to debunk evolution. With out the alternative universe, right wingers voting, Obama-Edwards would be swept into office, leading our country into a new era of enlightenment.

  • Marcus
    March 12, 2008 6:46 a.m.

    Yes, what a great idea!

    Finally a team with power and resolve to press on with the program of eternal warfare and destruction of other nations.

    Let's vote for change, for a change!

  • Anonymous
    March 12, 2008 6:44 a.m.

    This could be good IF Romney is allowed to play an active role in the administration, as Cheney is. Problem: Commenter Steve is right and McCain is unlikely to give Romney much responsibility until he (McCain) gets desperate and needs Romney to save him from his own inexperience.

    Romney is a bigger man than I am, saying he'd be honored. I actually think these two men would have a hard time working together. Things got a bit too testy on the campaign trail, and I know I'd really not enjoy working with McCain under any circumstances. His running mate will have to put up with a lot of garbage and sour temper. But if Mitt wants the job ...

    I actually think McCain will choose someone else, however. McCain, with the liberal leanings he has, is going to be seriously tempted to pick a minority, to balance the Dems, who are going to have a black or woman at the top of the ticket, whatever happens. To McCain, that is going to be much more important than having an executive who actually knows what he's doing.

  • I am Concerned
    March 12, 2008 6:35 a.m.

    McCain being backed by George Bush and more of the same crap
    Romney has been told we do not want him
    I assume he wants to slip in the back door.
    Why do you not understand the Republicans always leaves us in a pile of debt???
    We just have to many stupid people voting

  • LDS in Texas
    March 12, 2008 6:29 a.m.

    This would make it a lot easier for me to vote for McCain, if I knew he had good enough judgement to pick Romney. If it weren't Romney--nobody else as VP could persuade me to vote McCain.

  • justamere10
    March 12, 2008 6:20 a.m.

    McCain should immediately announce Romney as his running mate. That move would appease the talk show hosts and get McCain and the Republican Party the excitement and the rally it desperately needs.

    Conservatives who are now luke warm at best on McCain would awaken and participate again if they knew that a conservative economic giant like Dr. Romney was advising McCain and waiting in the wings should McCain falter.

  • Bob G
    March 12, 2008 6:16 a.m.

    This is a big mistake for McCain and it would cost him any chances of an election. Romney is a liar and a cheat with no morals and has only his personal financial gain in mind. If this joining occurs it will give Hillary and Obama the upperhand and Hillary Clinton is definetly a no choice to be the head CEO of this country. The only real choice america is faced with is the leadership of Ron Paul, a leader who is not a CEO. This country is in dire need of leadership and not corporate management dictatorshiip that Hillary, Obama, McCain and Romney reek of. The U.S. has been at the mercy of CEO government for the last 20 years with the Bush's and Clinton and we can't survive any more of it. A major turnaround is needed with government for the people, not corporations. That only leaves us with Ron Paul who is not at the mercy or control of CEO america, that has managed to undermine and corrupt his campaign by controlling the news media.

  • Steve
    March 12, 2008 6:14 a.m.

    Not enough to make me vote for McCain. McCain's arrogance would relegate Romney to token status and he'd probably be used to host luncheons for the wives of visiting dignitaries. No. I am a man of principle. And my principles dictate that I leave mt presidential ballot blank.

  • Nose Holder
    March 12, 2008 6:05 a.m.

    I would use a clothes pin to hold my nose, but would vote for them as well.

    I think Romney has what it takes to put our country back in the black.. (although it would take time to do so)

    I think McCain needs a young strong VP one that can push his wheelchair around.

  • Stella
    March 12, 2008 6:00 a.m.

    I would vote republican if Mitt were the VP nominee. He really didn't have much time to campaign on the issues as he spent so much of it attacking and defending attacks. When he finally spoke with conviction [at his suspended campaign speech and at the C-PAC speech] he won me over.

  • Tom
    March 12, 2008 6:00 a.m.

    I've never voted Democrat in a presidential election. After McCain's treatment of Romney, I had made up my mind to vote against him, however if Mitt ended up on the ticket I would reconsider.

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  • Ruth
    March 12, 2008 5:43 a.m.

    I am voting for McCain and when I do I will be holding my nose. The smell will not be near as bad if Romney is the VP. In four years Mcain will not run again and Mitt will be in position to become the President.

    That is my hope at any rate.

    Go Mitt.

  • russ
    March 12, 2008 5:33 a.m.

    Hope dies hard in Utah, doesn't it.

  • Fabiano
    March 12, 2008 5:22 a.m.

    Although I am not the biggest McCain fan, I would feel much more secure voting for him with Romney as VP, especially with Romney's ideas about health care reform. So let me heartily say, "Go for the M&M, McCain!"

  • Hopeful Conservative Republican
    March 12, 2008 5:12 a.m.

    The McCain-Romney ticket would heal the "hole" that Romney left when he opted out of the race and help McCain pull all of the parts of the republican party together. McCain has GI muscle to tackle the war issues, where Romney has Economic muscle to tackle the economy and other issues. I think it's a good fit. Here's hoping.

  • Regan & Bush 1....
    March 12, 2008 3:55 a.m.

    were very much the same way. The two of them fought bitterly prior to Bush accepting the VP job.

  • Ronald A. Young
    March 12, 2008 3:11 a.m.

    I like Mitt and all that but I think you would not only have to hold your nose but take a long hot shower with soap as well. The problem is the Re-lig-e-oso, Fund-a mental-ist. Will not vote for him regardless. McCain is 71 years old and people would consider it to much of a risk. Being 1 heart beat away from being President. However then again Nancy Polosi is only 2 heart beats away no matter who wins. That would be a sad and sorry day for America. I think that they would make a good ticket just not a winning one. Hawaii is going to go to Obama Regardless and of course it really does not matter because by then it is all over anyhow. I will Vote because there is so much to do at the Polls aside from Voteing for President. The greatest voter power lies at the lowest leval of public office.Voting for President, Several Million to 1. Voting small twon mayor maybe just a few hundard to 1, School Board perhaps less then that. At large City COuncil Men, perhaps even less. Power is diluted by Number.

  • Eugene
    March 12, 2008 2:43 a.m.

    I've been saying it all along . . draft Mit as VP. I've already e-mailed McCain's web site begging he do it so let's start a movement. With Mit, McCain can be supported by 2/3's of the political spectrum. Without Mit, McCain struggles with conservatives.

    Draft Mit VP in 2008!!

  • Sensible
    March 12, 2008 2:32 a.m.

    If it means keeping the left-wing Democrats out of power then YES any U.S. citizen with foresight and common sense should vote for a possible McCain/Romney alliance. They have valued experience and vast success behind them compared to Obama and Clinton.

  • Aloha
    March 12, 2008 2:03 a.m.

    I think it would balance the ticket. I'm otherwise not a big McCain fan, but this would re-interest me in the race and certainly get me to vote republican. I hope McCain will see the logic of the M&M ticket. VP is the first thing I thought of when Mitt dropped out.

  • Bob
    March 12, 2008 1:38 a.m.

    Finally, a reason to vote for McCain. Now if Sen. Chris Buttars could just get Gov. Huntsman to be his running mate.

  • McCain-Romney
    March 12, 2008 1:01 a.m.

    I would hold my nose and vote for McCain if Romney were the VP. I think that McCain could give Romney some big assignments as the VP. For example,to get the economy back on track, solve the healthcare crisis, and get off of foreign oil...and Romney would find a way to make it happen. Romney is the only politician I know that when he says he'll get something done...he'll do it. He has the track record of success to prove it.