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Published: Saturday, Nov. 6 2010 12:38 a.m. MDT

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GWB
West Jordan, UT

Mitt Romney has never had a chance to get the nomination for President running as a Republican.

I have said it many times, Mitt's LDS faith will never allow him to get through the primaries in the southern states while the Southern Baptist Convention, who dominates the GOP voters, open discusses the evils of the Mormon cult at least twice a year from the pulpit.

Those voters know that they can only vote for an "acceptable" Christian candidate like Huckabee, Palin, or the 3-times divorce adulterer Newt Gingrich.

However, Mitt would have a chance in the Democratic party where a candidate doesn't have to pass a religious test to be nominated.

A Guy With A Brain
Enid, OK

Rather than claim Romney won't win the Republican nomination because Tea Partiers want a conservative, unselfish politician, why not investigate and see if he's actually conservative and helpful to his fellow man?

Was he selfish when his investment company, Bain Capital, saved thousands of jobs over the years by investing in failing companies? Yes, some jobs were cut but others were saved and virtually every company Bain invested in rebounded and GAINED jobs back. Is that selfish?

Is it selfish when Mitt pledged to serve as our President for free?, literally refusing his $400,000 a year salary?

And claims that Romney is a flip-flopping liberal are nothing more than lies put out by the mainstream media. Any honest person truly familiar with LDS theology/church government knows Mitt is far more conservative than liberal. And, no, Mitt saying that he would work with homosexuals in MA is not him being a liberal sellout. That's Mitt trying to take care of his fellow man like Christ said we should: love the sinner but not the sin.

The mainstream media; if they say someone is bad, that person is almost always good.

2012: Finish The Job!

A Guy With A Brain
Enid, OK

A Romney/Gingrich ticket, with Romney in the top spot would be fantastic!

Why not Gingrich in the top spot? 2 reasons: proven marital infidelity and no executive leadership by Gingrich. Romney has not committed the first and has the second.

A message for conservative Americans:

2012 - Finish The Job!

Esquire
Springville, UT

If the tea party is Romney's undoing, it should teach Republicans not to play with fire by selling out their principles and integrity to the radicals. Do you think McCain will ever shake the tea party off his back after he pandered to them to get re-elected? The GOP will rue the day.

Billcarson
Mattapoisett, Ma

Mitt Romney and Barney Frank made a promise to all the people on the SouthCoast of Massachusetts that the United States would never allow the export of single hull barges out of the United States. Mitt Romney was governor of Massachusetts in 2003. Did they tell us the truth?

On Sunday, April 27, 2003, the Tank Barge Bouchard No. 120 struck rocks south of Westport, MA, when it passed on the wrong side of a navigational marker at the entrance of Buzzards Bay. The resulting 12-foot gash on the bottom of the hull released an estimated 98,000 Number 6 fuel oil in Buzzards Bay.

Fivealarm
Clearfield, UT

The Tea Party doesn't fully understand what they do. The more they undermine the Republican Party the more they empower the Democrats. Now I'm not saying that Reps are better than Dems. Quite frankly they're all crooks!!! But this is the danger of a three party system. A third party needs to take influence from both parties equally.

Demisana
South Jordan, UT

I think Romney would make a good president. I just don't think enough people can get past being LDS. And the ones who make it past that - a large number won't make it past Romneycare. It's just too much associated with Obamacare, only in a slightly more market friendly approach. Premiums in MA have gone up (hugely), and you have a lot of people who get a policy when they get sick, and paying the penalties until then, because it's cheaper than the inflated insurance costs.

Even understanding that his MA legislature was going to pass it anyway over his veto if necessary, and by cooperating with them he managed to fix some of the worst of it, I don't think most people are going to give him a pass. Besides, his successor then proceeded to undo the changes he'd fought for, so now it is the monster they wanted in the first place. And a prime advertisement for why Congress shouldn't have done Obamacare.

Third try screen name
Mapleton, UT

It'll never happen. But it has nothing to do with the Tea Party.
Romney polls well, even among the Tea Party.
He is intelligent and articulate and has a business background.
But he is not electable because of his Mormon faith. He can't do anything about that. Larry O'Donnell ranted about his grandfather last time. How does a candidate overcome that?
What the Tea Party HAS done is shine a light on fresh political talent. I see a political outsider in 2012, like Jimmy Carter in 1976. Let's pray for a better result this time.

T. Party
Pleasant Grove, UT

Romney lost a ton of credibility with me when he endorsed Bailout Bob.

But let's be serious....Romney vs. Obama?

That's an easy decision.

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

Newt Gingritch? I thought the guy was entirely out of politics.

I look at him just as negatively as Nancy Pelosi, an established insider who plays politics over actually representing the people who sent him to Congress.

Huntsman is my pick for an outsider. He would beat Romney head to head in Utah and doesn't have all the negative light to him that Romney does.

If Romney wants a chance at being President, he should pick Huckabee as a running mate.

gadsdengurl
concord, NH

The tea party doesn't like Romney but not because of religion. He is simply NOT a conservative. NH won't accept him.. so he should give up now. Gingrich is long been toast.. no one even considers him a conservative.

We are on to bigger and better things now.

Timp
South Jordan, UT

Mitt is who will hurt Mitt.

He should have had more foresight to stick w/ the middle-of-the-road Republican, w/ strong economic experience - the same image that got a republican elected governor of MA.

Instead, while trying to pander to the south and Huckabee, he flip-flopped like crazy, making him hardly believable.

The Tea Party has momentum, but as seen in NV, if they don't elect a reasonable Republican candidate than it will all be for naught. America might not elect a Mormon, but they certainly won't elect a Sharon Angle type candidate either -

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

Romeny vs. Obama

Yep that IS an easy decision.

Looks like the White House will be controled by the Democrats for four more years.

Question
Cottonwood Heights, UT

There is no Romney chance in 2012. Don't delude yourself.

B
Logan, UT

How about Chris Christie for President; Mitt Romney for treasury secretary? Marco Rubio for Vice President. Christie/Rubio is every Dems worst nightmare.

whoisjohngalt
Holladay, UT

Stop voting for someone because he has the same religion as you or because he has the same skin color as you or same sex. Im LDS and will NEVER vote for Romney. When asked by a Boston tv reporter wheather he believes Mormon founder Joseph Smith actually saw God Romney replied, " I dont recall anyone seeing God." For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ. hmmm... But you go ahead and vote for him.

I stand behind the canidate who defends the constitution. I stand behind Ron Paul!

Still Blue after all these years
Kaysville, UT

Romney does have problems. Mormon. the flip flops, real or perceived. his health plan in Mass. and the tea party, which is only going to get stronger.

Mark B
Eureka, CA

Can you visualize Mitt campaigning in some place like Arkansas insisting that Sarah Palin is just another "elitist"?

John Adams
Miami, FL

Mitt's history as governor speaks volumes. Electing Romney would mean business as usual in the White House.

No, thank you!

John Stewart Pill
Vienna, VA

I agree, his being Mormon will kill him politically. That would be cool if he were to change to a blue dog democrat. He'd be awesome.

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