The most clear, concise response on here was Clorinda... thank you for doing
your homework and articulating Mitt's positions well...
The LDS Church officially is not opposed to abortion in limited circumstances,
thus Romeny could also support abortion. But, what we do know about
Romney is that he is "flip-flopper" so that is one MAJOR reason not to
support him. As for romneycare. Rep. opposition to Obamacare is not
about "state rights" Rep. opposition to Obamacare is about
"socialism". If Obamacare is socialism, then Romneycare is socialism;
plain and simple. Romney forced socialism on the people.romney's
socialim, is a second MAJOR reason not to support him. romneys
record shows him as an oppurtunistic panderer socialist. do not support romney.
palin is doesn't understand why there is a North and South Korea, so don't
support her either.
Clorinda,What health care is atate-specific? Do some states have different
sicknesses or illnesses?
All I'm saying is that if the Republicans pick Sarah Palin, they deserve what
Mitt has not submitted one new idea that has not already been tried. As far as polls just because Deseret News quotes some out of stater does not
mean in anyway that he leads the GOP vote and in fact the most recent poll shows
Huckaby leading no matter how bad he gets quoted.Here is the kicker
though. Obama has been forced to do interviews sometimes several a day for
years now. Mitt chooses not to, is he going to do the same if elected or will
he then turn into something he is not now?Mitt may well be the best
GOP candidate but reading about him growing up and during his business years, it
has always been about him. He loves to be admired (who doesn't) but he will be
admired no matter the cost. He has never found a camera he does not
like, he has his wife repeat slogans when he is giving speeches. sorry to say
but this man will go crazy if he is not elected president, he lives for power
and the presidential seat gives him what he craves.
capt smashWhat, you don't like BMW's?Romney is so much better than
most in the field, especially Obama. Romney has real world experience and not
in a class room and not community organiizing activism.When Romney changes
his mind about something its called flip-flopping. When Obama changes his mind
about something its called intelligent and measured. Why does the news push an
agenda and brainwash the public into seeing things in a certain way?
MoJules.1st, he has the same stance as the LDS church.2nd, the
people of MA wanted it, and still want it, STATES rights vs FEDERAL rights. 3rd, I am willing to bet the Evos would elect the devil, to prevent Romney
from getting in.
Romney is not my choice. The man who currently holds the office is. There is
not a single politician out there that is better qualified, nor likely to beat
President Obama in the next election. He's still my guy.As for
Romney's past stance on abortion, the far right evangelicals consider the Mormon
church pro-abortion (pro-choice, if you will), because as a matter of policy
(and humanity) there are circumstances where an abortion may be the appropriate
course of action.As a former resident of the state of Utah, I
understand there are a lot of Mormons that simply don't get that.
MoJules, Romney was never "pro-abortion" he simply said he would not
interfere with a woman's right to choose. eastcoastcougs, you are not
listening. Romney has outlined a 64 point plan on what he would do to turn the
economy around, but do you honestly think the press and the media are going to
include his ideas in their news reports? No, because policy is boring, sound
bites zing. To find out any politician's ideas or policy you will
have to do some digging. Romney has explained his position on Romneycare vs.
Obamacare "ad nauseum" but no one is listening because his perfectly
acceptable explanation doesn't fit the current narrative. The day he signed
Romneycare he made it clear that it was Massachusetts solution not to be imposed
upon the rest of the United States. He said every State should come up with a
plan suited to the needs of that State.The reason politicians have
to write opeds is because it is the only way they can state their views and
policies without having them hacked up into sound bites. Why would Romeny give
the Boston Globe an interview?
Mo JulesSpeaking of clarification, do you understand the Mormon position
on abortion and how it differs from the official Republican platform?
@rvalens2: "Huckabee, Romney, Gingrich, they need someone new who doesn't
carry any of the baggage these guys do."If you want baggage,
Obama's your man. He made alotta campaign promises that he has totally ignored
and he has reversed himself on many issues such as the Iraq war and closing
Gitmo. And his government health care is a real killer. Any Republican should
be able to run against him, including Sarah Palin, and win.
The only con that matters. Religion.We can delude ourselves all we
want but religion matters in 12 to 17 states. Romney cannot win the nomination
without the south and midwest. The Evangelicals will never vote for a Mormon
even if it means Obama for another 4 years.
He is just like Herbert you can't trust him he looks like a BMW salesman.
@MoJules"1. As a member of the Mormon church, how could he have
been pro Abortion?"Being pro-choice and believing in adhering
to the law as interpreted by the Judicial Branch doesn't make one pro-abortion.
If the Republicans want to lose the 2012 election Romney is their man. They
don't seem to have learned anything at all from the 2008 election?HuckabeeRomneyGingrichWill all be losers for the
Republican party. They need someone new who doesn't carry any of the baggage
these guys do.I like Palin but feel she would be better off as the
party's VP. My preference would be Ron Paul. He might not have the panache of
the Romney but I have come to trust the man. He reminds me of Harry Truman.
@MoJules:"As a member of the Mormon church, how could he have
been pro Abortion?"It's a sin to bring a child into this world
with serious birth defects such as spina bifida."He feels he
has room to put down Obama care, but Romney care is also flawed..."Government health care is an issue relegated to states to deal with such
as Mitt's Massachusetts. Federal personal mandated health care is
unconstitutional which I'm sure is Mitt's position."Let's hope
that when the Evangelicals come to Utah, they will let go of the religious
differences..."Don't count on it. From prior action they seem
to have a vendetta against Mormons.
I actually think that Romney might not be a bad president. But he has a lot of
explaining to do about flip-flopping.HOWEVER, I think that anyone
who takes the presidency after this is going to have an uphill battle. So much
damage has been done, it's not going to be a quick turn-around no matter who
This article means it must be a slow day at the desk.
Romney is a CFR puppet that does the will of his globalist masters. Mormon in
name only just like Hatch,Reid, and Beck.
Romney is a mystery for two reasons: 1) he has outstanding businessman on paper
but really lacks any SPECIFIC language to describe how and what he would do to
turnaround the country (Newt has better ideas), and 2) his flip flops on social
issues eg. Gay Marriage and Abortion, and his healthcare plan. I can think of
ways for him to explain these but have yet to hear him talk in a way that is
really authentic and thoughtful. The biggest surprise to me was
reading the Forbes article last week about Clayton Christensen who is arguably
the smartest, most objective person around regarding healthcare reform and he
says he has yet to talk to Mitt. WHY???!!!
Is Romney paying the DesNews? This is seriously old. Romney would be a terrible
It seems the Deseret News has a personal interest in promoting Mitt and keeping
him in the forefront of political media. Is this true, or is it just a slow news
Mike Huckabee was the frontrunner a few weeks ago but he keeps putting his foot
in his mouth. He said that the actress from the new Star Wars movies was
glamarizing having a child out of wedlock. Mitt is the favorite but MoJules is
right about the evangelical vote. I will be very surprised if Obama is
re-elected since his administration is "celebrating 8.9% unemployment"
according to Romney's article that talks about the Obama misery index. I'd love
to see Sara Palin run on the ticket but it is still early.
They are throwing everythting AND the kitchen sink at Romney, his hair, his
wealth, he's not wearing a tie, he drove a pick up truck to a fundraiser...He's
the PHANTOM MENACE!
Must we endure daily stories about Mitt Romney for the next year? Sheesh. The
primaries don't start for months, and the election isn't for 19 months.
I really would like to want to vote for Romney, but I would like him to clear up
two things. 1. As a member of the Mormon church, how could he have
been pro Abortion?2. He feels he has room to put down Obama care,
but Romney care is also flawed, he needs to really find out or listen to the
people in his state about that. And he has to be willing to say, this and that
were wrong, if not, he doesn't stand a chance. 3. Let's hope that
when the Evangelicals come to Utah, they will let go of the religious
differences and consider the choice, if Romney is the front runner, they have to
choose between he or Obama. So do I, but I would like Romney to address these