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Published: Thursday, June 9 2011 12:47 a.m. MDT

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Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

Oh no! This guy makes it sound like Mitt is bad because he won't print money, borrow and spend. Why is that bad? Just because not everyone in this nation would like to become a third world country, it doesn't mean that Mitt is bad.

FDRfan
Sugar City, ID

The problem is that Mitt Romney must run as a Republican politician to get the nomination. If he ran as a statesman who understands the issues, as I believe he does, he would get enough broad support to win the Presidency. But until we throw out the primary system we will get more partisan politics as usual. And he may not even be nominated.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

"Any" Mitt would be an improvement

Independent
Henderson, NV

I guess being reasonable and diplomatic means you are pandering. It also means you are a flip-flopper. It seems that many don't like Romney for the very things that would make him a good president.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

"Any" Mitt would be an improvement' - Chris B | 1:44 p.m. June 8, 2011

Than the current Mitt?

Well, he DID loose the 2008 nomination. Even Sarah Palin got farther...before loosing.

And, he wasn't elected by MA a second time.

I guess I would agree Chris.

Fitness Freak
Salt Lake City, UT

Keep in mind:

The lamestream media is doing ALL THEY CAN to help get Obama re-elected. If one reads these types of articles with a raised eyebrow you can usually see through them.

Whoever is the daily "front-runner" for the Repubs. will receive disparaging comments. Sometimes subtly, sometimes overtly.

The lamestream media likes to report (from whatever source)poll numbers that compliment THEIR CANDIDATE, but be even quicker to report whatever numbers show the Repubs. lagging behind their candidate.

At this point I don't have a particular favorite in the Republican field, but I take issue with those in the lamestream media who purport to know WHICH CANDIDATE is best for me.

Its also interesting to note that they tend to discourage mostly those right-of-center but praise those moderate candidates like Huntsman who are MOST LIKE their first pick - Pres. Obama.

nottyou
Riverton, UT

Swinging both ways should get him a lot of votes.

Madden
Herriman, UT

I agree with the assessment - my problem with him is the inconsistency. Sometimes you have to state your opinion and agree to disagree. He talks too much like the consummate politician. If he would talk openly of his flip-flops, be honest about his opinions, I think he would lose a few hard-core people but win a lot more of mainstream America.

ClarkKent
Bountiful, Utah

Does this fall under that category that any news about him is good news? Just getting his name out there daily?

stubifier
Kearns, UT

Romney's flip-flopping doesn't bother me at all. In fact, I prefer politicians who can think for themselves and change their minds as the situation warrants. But Romney's forceful condemnation of Obama's health care bill, in light of his own experiences as the governor in MA, really turns me off. He uses the same frenzied ideological rhetoric as other Republicans, when I think he would do better to criticize it as a failed bill.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

I actually think Mitt would make the best president by far of any of the candidates but I don't see him getting elected. Too much Mormon hate and scare in the county. Mitt is good and proven with economics and this country is in dire need of strong leadership with our economy not only here at home but globally. Our current green horn socialist president is pathetic and is destroying wealth faster than he can re-distribute it! Heaven help us if we have to endure 4 more years of Obama.... 9% unemployment will be the good ole days!!

Furry1993
Somewhere in Utah, UT

As far as I can see from his record, he's flip-flopper Mitt. We don't need him. We deserve better.

Furry1993
Somewhere in Utah, UT

To Chris B | 1:44 p.m. June 8, 2011

"Any" Mitt would be an improvement over the flip-flopper we see now? Yes, I agree. And "No" Mitt would be even better.

LDSareChristians
Anchorage, AK

Pagan posted: And, he wasn't elected by MA a second time.
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You posted the same yesterday. An irrelevant and deceitful statement.

Your implication is he ran and lost. Mitt didn't run a second time, hence no opportunity for MA to re-elect him. He accomplished what he went in to do (turn MA's debt into surplus) and has since strived to accomplish the same for the good ole USofA.

Go Mitt!

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'Your implication is he ran and lost. Mitt didn't run a second time, hence no opportunity for MA to re-elect him. He accomplished what he went in to do (turn MA's debt into surplus) and has since strived to accomplish the same for the good ole USofA.' - LDSareChristians | 3:23 p.m. June 8, 2011

And lost.

In 2008.

Or was that Romney and Palin running against Obama in 2008, and loosing?

Deceitful, indeed.

ClarkKent
Bountiful, Utah

@Fitness Freak, you said, "The lamestream media likes to report (from whatever source)poll numbers that compliment THEIR CANDIDATE, but be even quicker to report whatever numbers show the Repubs. lagging behind their candidate."

What is your adjective for media you support, which reports poll numbers that compliment YOUR CANDIDATE, even when other pools are reporting other numbers?

davidutefan
Evanston, WY

regadless of what Utahns (and Mormons) believe,the fact that Mitt is a Mormon will come in to play. I lived in the Biblr belt for two years and learned first-hand how much Mormons are disliked and distrusted by evangelicals. They generally believe that Mormons are Pagans and cultists and that a Mormon candidate is likely the AntiChrist. I don't believe that most of them would vote for a progressive but, they certainly will not show up at the polls to vote for an LDS candidate.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

Yes Mitt is a flip flopper and I challenge any one to find a president in the past 100 years who wasn't a flip flopper at some point as a governor or senator. Flip flopping isn't so bad as long as the man ends up learning from it and changing his position for the right reasons. Everyone in leadership makes a mistake in policy and has to change however there are those who change just to satisfy the current political winds blowing at the time (Clinton) and then there are those who are stuck in their ideology and will never change (Carter and Obama). Mitt has flipped over gay rights and abortion and health care but as far as I'm concerned he is right on the money on all of these important issues now which is all that really matters.

the truth
Holladay, UT

RE: Furry1993

Could you show us how he is a "flip-flopper"?

I just do not see it.

HE changed his stand on abortion ONCE as he gained more information and maturity, NOT a flip flop.

(are you telling us one should keep the same stupid or wrong stand after gaining new and more information?)

He supported state health care, but was against FEDERAL healthcare, different animals, again not a flip flop.

Again how has he flip flopped?

Romney has not gone back and forth on an issue, like many liberal and rinos for popularity (tell one thing to one group tell another to another group) and political expediency, that is the true definition of a flip flopper.

So, again, how has he flip flopped?

Apart from being a little silver-spooned I believe he would make a very good president.

greenman108
Petaluma, CA

I notice comments about the current 9% unemployment. That is going to get much lower, now that states are making it a requirement to check whether a would-be hire is a citizen. The unemployed will fill the jobs that the illegals leave open.

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