Romney and Palin lead GOP field


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  • skitarghee Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 31, 2011 5:59 p.m.

    Letter to Mitt Romney. I like you. You were valedictorian when I was an underclassman at BYU. You helped rescue the SLC Olympics. You are a proven manager. But forget about managing the federal bureaucracy. Reagan was successful because he took on battles he could win. He kicked out the Cubans from little Grenada, he slowed the growth of government. He bluffed the USSR into thinking we could shoot down their missiles with "Star Wars". Please, Mitt, realize how much you can't do and think more like Reagan, knowing that domestically government is rarely a force for good, and you will gain my vote.

  • Don Barsell Ben Lomond, CA
    May 31, 2011 7:46 a.m.

    The military-industrial complex, corrupt politicians, global bankers, Wall Street insiders, the FED, the biased media, the waterboarders, and the IRS dont like what were doing.
    But every good American (and liberty-loving, law-abiding person of the world) is applauding us, and daring to hope for a better future.
    President Ron Paul 2012

  • one day... South Jordan, UT
    May 30, 2011 5:46 p.m.

    Palin is a JOKE! please we need serious people! not tv wanna be divas!

  • Christy Beaverton, OR
    May 30, 2011 1:29 p.m.

    The GOP is toast in 2012. Better start thinking about 2016 since Obama can't run for a 3rd term.

  • Richard Saunders Provo, UT
    May 30, 2011 10:30 a.m.

    Let's see, the article mentions the 1st, 2nd, 6th, and 8th place finishers in the poll with not one mention of 3rd, 4th, or 5th place in the poll. Media establishment candidates, anyone? As much as Sarah Palin complains about the 'lamestream' media, it's obvious she doesn't realize they are the only reason she is polling as high as 15%. Please end the media blackout against the so-called second tier candidates. Let Americans decide for themselves and give freedom a chance.
    Ron Paul 2012

  • MoJules Florissant, MO
    May 30, 2011 10:29 a.m.

    As much as Palin annoys me with her snide comments, cause I don't like it from Obama either. But I would actually prefer her over Romney, I just don't like his past and that he doesn't address it. To me abortion and gay marriage are very serious issues and I don't take it lightly to embrace those in order to get elected to a liberal state. Hard for me to respect him and harder for me to trust him. So I am going to really be watching and learning to see who is really who they say they are. And that means doing some research, nice to have the internet to help with that.

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    May 30, 2011 9:24 a.m.

    How about Gingrich and Palin? Now where might we see those glorious poll numbers!
    I know she would love that large Tiffany's account.
    I am really saddened! My hopes disappearing................

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    May 30, 2011 9:10 a.m.

    Please please please let Palin be the nominee. Please repubs, nominate Palin.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    May 30, 2011 9:08 a.m.

    Man, Leonard, if you think Romney will be the greatest President since St. Ronald, we are in big big trubble.

  • Arizona Reader Gilbert, AZ
    May 30, 2011 8:58 a.m.

    Far too early to tell. I think both will fall off within a year.

  • LeonardL Sandy, UT
    May 30, 2011 8:41 a.m.

    I find Sarah Palin, a very like able person, very smart, and I agree with he most of the time. She might do a good job as president but I am really not sure. However Mitt Romney, knows what he is doing, he made a few blunders but government is not an exact science, I do however feel confident he can do an excellent job in The White House, perhaps the greatest president since Ronald Reagan.

  • ER in EUR Belgrade, Serbia
    May 30, 2011 8:32 a.m.

    AZ Dad, I disagree 100%. There are many things wrong with the small-minded, short-sighted semi-ex Gov from Alaska. She is ignorant, dull and uninformed. She is linked to the Tea Partiers which is another death-knell for her. If the article is right that she will actually help Romney, then I welcome it. If not, I wish she would just stay out of adult conversations.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    May 30, 2011 8:25 a.m.

    How do you write a complete documentary on a job that was only half done. I present that as a statement and not as a question because it's a fact. The word "half" is quite significant...especially in Sarah Palin's case since she resigned as Gov of Alaska halfway through her term. She was also half of a losing ticket that was going nowhere to begin with in the Last Presidential Election. She's not only thought of publically... but has herself proven on occasion after repeated occasion to overwhelmingly be a loose cannon. She repeatedly has caused significant collteral damage to the Republican party...and how anyone can overlook that is amazing. Her powder is definitely half wet and and half dry because when she's loading up for a volley no one knows whether or not she's going to go off half cocked. Sarah Palin deserves a second look...but only from as far away as any sensible voter can get to escape from.

    Fool me once...then shame on you...Fool me twice then shame on me.

  • bgl Santa Monica, CA
    May 30, 2011 8:19 a.m.

    Romney and Palin Lead GOP Field
    Boy, when Barry gets this news I sure hope he doesn't spend the day quaking with fear. Tee hee.
    Seriously, GOP--ya did it to yourselves.

  • ArizonaDad flagstaff, AZ
    May 30, 2011 8:16 a.m.

    There is nothing wrong with Sarah Palin.

    It's just that Mitt Romney is the right person to be running the country.

    It's time to put the grownups back in charge for a while.

  • JNA Layton, UT
    May 30, 2011 7:55 a.m.

    As a Republican, I can say yes to Romney but to Palin...no no no no no no. Please GOP, I am begging you. If we are stupid enough to nominate Palin, then we might as well give the election right back to the Worst President to ever sit in the Oval Office, Barack Obama. Please please please please, Palin will never win the general election. No to Palin, get it out of your system.

  • Jonathan Eddy Payson, UT
    May 30, 2011 7:53 a.m.

    Americans are basically uneducated and weak and almost always vote with their eyes, not their heads. Romney looks the most presidential. Romney will win the White House. I just hope he can be a true leader and not a corporate lackey.

  • Springvillepoet Springville, UT
    May 30, 2011 7:39 a.m.

    I've said it before, but voting for a candidate from one part as a vote "against" the other candidate is never enough to win an election. That was proven as recently as Se. Kerry's bid for the Presidency. As long as the GOP can't find a candidate to get everyone behind, it it will lose to the Dems. Further. if the GOP can't find a strong candidate this time around, win or lose, it may fracture the party beyond repair.

  • Itsjstmeagain Merritt Island, Fl
    May 30, 2011 7:15 a.m.

    (Deseret. I made an error in my last submission. Palin made the comment yesterday, not last week. Please substitute this correction)

    Sara Palin rode into DC yesterday, on the back of a motorcycle. Flush and all smiles, she repeatedly stated this is the day to thanked the veterans for their service. We should thank our veterans every day for their service, but Memorial Day is a day set aside to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
    Will someone please educate this person? Her ignorance is a disservice to all families who lost someone in a war.

  • RagnarL4 Tupelo, MS
    May 30, 2011 6:48 a.m.

    Awesome headline!!! It reads like an epitaph for the GOP.

    Romney and Palin lead GOP field.

  • DC Alexandria, VA
    May 30, 2011 6:44 a.m.

    Romney bets his campaign on the economy. Palin will bet her campaign on ignorance...and unfortunately it may work.

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    May 30, 2011 6:37 a.m.

    Romney and Palin 17% and 15% together aren't enough to win,

    Palin is another Trump..all sizzle no steak

  • yarrlydarb Ogden, UT
    May 30, 2011 6:16 a.m.

    Prospects of President Palin?

    Are you kidding me?

    I'd 1000% rather vote for Dan Quail!

  • JoeBlow Miami Area, Fl
    May 30, 2011 6:03 a.m.

    Romney is a serious and viable candidate. You may disagree with him on some issues, but one cannot discount his abilities and capabilities to run this country.

    Palin is the complete opposite. She spends her day beating down the other side. The base of the republican party loves to bash the democrats with petty issues and insults. Palin delivers on every occasion.

    Unfortunately, that is all she does. She never takes a position on an issue. She only appears on Fox, where she is treated like a child.

    Most of Moderate America are thinking people who will never vote for someone who deals only in emotion and petty snipping.

    The party should be ashamed that she is at the top of the contender pack.

  • Hubble65 Sandy, UT
    May 30, 2011 5:59 a.m.

    Palin has as much chance of winning the White House as a snowball does surviving on a hot Fourth of July celebration. Too much baggage, too many ineptitude comments and a failure to complete her term as governor. If she is the candidate for the Republicans, she will ensure that President Obama has four more years. The Republican candidates so far are not very promising.

  • one day... South Jordan, UT
    May 30, 2011 5:29 a.m.

    Palin???? are you kidding me? again??? please stop the circus...bad for Romney!

  • Elcapitan Ivins, UT
    May 30, 2011 4:17 a.m.

    Must have been a slow news day in USA TODAY.

  • Fairenough4U Draper, utah
    May 30, 2011 2:33 a.m.

    Palin will make an excellent Presidential candidate!
    Self goal in 2012!