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Published: Tuesday, June 7 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Kearns, UT

In March 1995, Bob Dole led Bill Clinton 49% to 40% in a similar poll.

It's always easier to be the mud-slinger, than to defend your turf. And Mitt won't even have to wait for Obama to take his turn. Just wait until the rest of the Republican field really gets going after him.

Lindon, ut

Why doesn't MSM ever mention Ron Paul, and why wasn't he part of this poll?
* He has never voted to raise taxes.
* He has never voted for an unbalanced budget.
* He has never voted for a federal restriction on gun ownership.
* He has never voted to raise congressional pay.
* He has never taken a government-paid junket.
* He has never voted to increase the power of the executive branch.
* He voted against the Patriot Act.
* He voted against regulating the Internet.
* He voted against the Iraq war.
* He does not participate in the lucrative congressional pension program.
* He returns a portion of his annual congressional office budget to the U.S. treasury every year.

Research Ron Paul for yourself, RON PAUL 2012!

West Jordan, UT

Dear Republican Party,

Please don't spend the primaries beating each other up. And please, please don't nominate Sarah Palin for anything. Honestly, she is embarrassing.

Thank you.

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

To put Obama in the same realm as Mitt is laughable. o has never really done anything of substance in his life. Community organizer..... teaching a few classes at a liberal university, state senator.... needed to get a jon way back then,US senator for a little over a year and NO real legislation from him with a mostly present voting record. o now has a horrible record to run on. lots of luck. All hat and no cattle.
Mitt.... actually a successful business mind and record.... under his direction pulled off a wildly successful Olympic games, (I was not a fan of getting the Olympics in the first place) amid the terrible way it was run and with the could that hung over it. HE inherited that problem... sounds familiar. Governor of a mostly democratic state with huge problems. He left it with a surplus when he INHERITED a huge deficit. He is a leader, smart, wealthy, I hear he won't take a salary, successful business and family man, does not associate with former terrorists,... Bill Ayers, racial motivated ministers.... Wright, no czars to my knowledge.
o is not in the same league.

South Jordan, UT

Romney is one of the few Republicans with a chance to defeat Obama.

Obama is perhaps the most left of left leaning politicians. And American voters have shown that they love socialism by voting for him.

Romney is also very far to the left. Perhaps not quite as far as Obama, so he has a chance of picking up the more moderate liberals.

No conservative will vote for either of them. Some conservatives may vote for Romney over Obama because he is not quite as far to the left, but it will be a vote against Obama rather than a vote for Romney.

Any conservative does not have a chance in American nation-wide politics. Americans want their socialism. We will only have a choice of two socialists in the final vote.

Gruffi Gummi
Logan, UT

@MonkeySpider: yesterday Rasmussen released a poll, in which Dr. Paul runs second among the Republican candidates. Excluding him from the Washington Post and ABC News poll reported here was clear manipulation, arguably for the purpose of suppressing his views - as you mentioned, he is advocating a small government, WITHOUT EXCEPTIONS, he is also against sending our best young men and women to foreign countries to fight wars started under bogus rationales.

lehi, ut

Regardless who wins the republican nomination, I think Obama will have a really hard time winning the election if the economy doesn't turn around.

Judge Smailes
Cedar Hills, UT

And why is Obama and Romney tied? Have you see the Economy lately? Can't believe that many americans are that stupid to vote Obama again! Mitt will chew em up in the Republican debates! Obama does not want to debate Romney because he can't have his teleprompter with him.

So. Cal Reader
Escondido, CA

Re: Monkey Spider- "Why doesn't MSM ever mention Ron Paul?" How about because he has Zero chance of gaining the GOP nomination. I think perhaps his 76 years of age MIGHT have something to do with it. Come on! Be real. No candidate is picture perfect. They ALL have their worts of various sorts. I'm not enthralled with everything that Mitt has done, but, for me, he IS the GOP candidate I believe is best suited & prepared to give "the incumbent", who will be very difficult to beat, a run for his money ... and Mitt will have no problems producing his birth certificate!

A Guy With A Brain
Enid, OK


- Valedictorian at BYU

- Baker's scholar at Harvard

- Master's degrees in business and law

- enormously successful in private business and now worth between $200 and $300 million (compare this to many of Obama's closest advisers who have never had to turn a profit or go hungry)

- previous executive leadership experience as a state governor, including Massachusetts' Commander In Chief of state military forces

- put aside partisanship prejudices/trash-talk by successfully campaigning/winning the governor's seat as a Republican in a heavily Democrat-controlled state LONG before Scott Brown

- turned a loss into one of the few profit-earning Olympics (Salt Lake) in 2002

- turned Massachusetts' budget from red to black while governor

- volunteer service to community as a church leader (Bishop/Stake President) for well over 5 years

- would give ALL his Presidential salary ($1.6 million total) back to the American taxpayers if elected (yes, he's said this)

- looks, talks and acts "Presidential"

- understands committment (never divorced)

- understands morality (never had an affair)

- understands family (5 kids)

- willing to let all of America see his birth record and school records.

Nope, nothing there that America needs at all.....

Romney 2012

Somewhere in Time, UT

Dear MonkeySpider: Ron Paul is a good man, but he's not really a viable candidate for President for a number of reasons. Besides his age, he takes a number of positions that are just too out of the mainstream. I like him, but I wouldn't be able to support him. He has no chance to get the nomination. He just creates a lot of false hopes and disruption in the party. I know he has a message he wants to get out and he obviously enjoys campaigning. But, it would be better if he would withdraw.

I think it is becoming more clear all the time that Obama is a charming guy with little exerience, dismal judgment and almost no leadership ability. His only response to fixing the economy or government is to raise taxes.

Let's hire a guy with a lot of economic, financial, business and executive experience who actually has a track record of success. Mitt Romney fits that bill and the country is beginning to realize it.

A Guy With A Brain
Enid, OK

I like Romney but Ron Paul is also very appealing. Don't know a ton about him but what I have heard I like most of it. Is Ron Paul for or against making illegal drugs legal? Heard he was for it. Is that correct?

Regardless, Ron Paul is going to recieve a LOT more positive attention this time around.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

Problem is his religion in his party.

Lindon, ut

A Guy With A Brain
What about the fact that doesn't want to abolish the Federal Reserve?? Just another candidate that will continue with the status quo. We need REAL change in this country, and Romney will not be the guy.

Bountiful, Utah

Dear DN, if the church is supporting Romney for the election please be honest and come right out and admit to it. Otherwise, your daily pandering of your poster boy is getting old.

Lindon, ut

A Guy With A Brain
yes he is for legalizing drugs because in our constitution it states that we have the right to OUR Liberties, extreme or not but if someone wants to do drugs its their constitutional right to do so. We cannot let our personal stance on things, such as drugs, get in the way of the constitution. Plus the war on drugs has been an utter failure in which we have wasted trillions of dollars and drugs are now easily available, talk about an utter failure!

Richard Saunders
Provo, UT

If Ron Paul is not a viable candidate, let the people decide. When they just forget him in the poll, people begin to wonder. The reason Ron Paul isn't mentioned is he is a threat to the status quo. Corporations, Wall Street Banksters, establishment politicians all hate him which means he's doing something right. If Ron Paul received the attention from the media that Mitt Romney or Sarah Palin do, and the American people reject him, fine. But when he is not even given as an option, democracy is losing ground in America.

@ A Guy With A Brain
Ron Paul is not pro- illegal drugs, as his opponents would like to paint him. He doesn't want to legalize drugs, only return the decision to the states. As a doctor, he says we should treat it more as a medical issue than a criminal one.

no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

Yes, of course, you are correct, spread the word.............
Mitt Romney, the one and only President for the wealthy and the Elite Power Brokers of America!

Salt Lake City, UT

List of President Obama's Accomplishments:

Ordered the Pentagon to cover expenses of families of fallen soldiers if they wish to be on site when the body arrives back in the US (2009)

Ended the Bush-era blackout imposed on media coverage of the return of fallen US soldiers (2009) * Note: The media is now permitted to cover the story pending adherence to respectful rules and with the approval of the fallen soldiers family

Ended the Bush-era black out policy on media coverage of war casualties (2009) * Note: Full information is now released for the first time in the War on Terror

Ordered better body armor to be procured for US troops (2009)

Funding new Mine Resistant Ambush Vehicles (2009) * Note: The old Hummers were very vulnerable to roadside explosives and an alarming percentage of our soldiers lost in Iraq were on account of IEDs

Working to increase pay and benefits for military personnel (2009)

Improving housing for military personnel (2009)

Initiating a new policy to promote federal hiring of military spouses (2009)

Ordered that conditions at Walter Reed Military Hospital and other neglected military hospitals be improved (2009)


Salt Lake City, UT


Beginning the process of reforming and restructuring the military to a post-Cold War, modern fighting force (2009) * Note: Bush announced in 2001 his intention to do this but backed off the reforms after 9/11, which include: new procurement policies; increasing the size of Special Ops units; deploying new technologies; creating new cyber security units; etc.

Ended the Bush-era practice of awarding no-bid defense contracts (2009)

Improving benefits for veterans as well as VA staffing, information systems, etc. (2009)

Authorized construction of additional health centers to care for veterans (2009)

Suspended the Bush-era decision to purchase a fleet of Marine One helicopters from suppliers in favor of American made helicopters (2009)

Ordered a review of the existing Dont ask, dont tell policy on gays in the military (2010)

New GI Bill for returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan (2009)

Signed bill providing assistance for caregivers of veterans wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan (2010)

Eliminated co-payments for veterans who are catastrophically disabled (2010)

Fulfilled campaign promise to have combat troops (90,000) out of Iraq by August 31, 2010 (2010)


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