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Published: Tuesday, May 31 2011 8:00 p.m. MDT

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Sorry Charlie!

with the highest person polling only 18 percent of likely republican voters I would say its more like doldrums and discontent hover over unsettled GOP field.

liberal larry
salt lake City, utah

Republicans have gone so far to the right that they have stretched out the list of acceptable beliefs from mainstream moderate, to libertarian followers who want to legalize prostitution, and heroin. With such a wide range of view points conservatives have lost all notions of what they truly believe. You can't run a country on right wing litmus tests, and ill advised policies that simply advocate privatization, and tax cuts. After the reckless partnership with the far right, the GOP will eventually come back to the center, work with independents, moderates, and yes even Democrats, to get things rolling again.

Richard Saunders
Provo, UT

This article mentions those polling around 7th or 8th but cannot bring itself to even mention the name of the man consistently polling third, and second if you count declared candidates. That's not journalism, that's advocacy. Please end the media blackout against Ron Paul. He's raising good money, polling better than he ever has, and more and more Americans are waking up to his message. Ron Paul predicted the failure of Freddie Mae and Fannie Mac, along with the bursting of the housing bubble. It's time to give freedom a chance.

Richard Saunders
Provo, UT

re: liberal larry 8:11 A.M.
"the GOP will eventually come back to the center, work with independents, moderates, and yes even Democrats, to get things rolling again."

What has the collusion between the two parties done right in the past 15 years? The bi-partisan record of Congress is clear: wars in the middle east, a predictable cycle of bubbles and then recessions, the Patriot Act, nothing being done about the National Debt, and an ever more progressively sized government while maintaining a conservative tax rate. Their numbers don't add up. There should be more civility in Congress, but how much longer can America afford the compromise of not cutting spending and not raising taxes?

liberal larry
salt lake City, utah

re: RS The country was in decent shape when Bush took over. He squandered the "peace dividend" on two ill advised wars, he cut taxes which increased the deficit, and he pushed through the prescription benefits for the elderly, which also increased the deficit. Clinton, worked well with the House, and Senate, to pass respectable budgets, reform welfare, and keep us out of war.

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