Politics is the art of accomplishing the possible...not the perfect. In the
liberal state of Massachusetts, that's what Romney did.Romney would
be much more likely than any other candidate out there at effectively steering
our country back somewhere closer to the right direction. Massachusetts would
have done something much worse with health care and their economy without
Thank goodness for the Eyres. I would not know how to even think without their
This is in fact an endorsement.The authors have used their column in
this paper for political purposes before. Would you like me to point it out,
DN?I know the Eyres and Mitt Romney are favored in the DN community,
but at least try to be balanced. I guess it is OK to mix religion and politics,
all in the goal of making money....
You have got to be kidding me. I grew up in Michigan and although I had high
hopes for Mitt, he is nothing like George. You say it in our own article -
George said and did what he felt was right. He did not pander to groups to try
to fit in or say what he thought they wanted to hear. If you were around
George, in addition to stating the Vietnam war as it truly was, you know then
that he fought for civil rights at a time when it was not popular among
Republicans to do so. He made Michigan one of the first states to rewrite its
constitution to include civil rights. He personally investigated instances of
racism or prejudice in things as small as apartment rentals. George was an
unprecedented three-term governor who was considered a hero by all, both
Democrats and Republicans, in Michigan. It's a travesty that the American
people were so blinded at the time that they caused one of the greatest
potential presidents to withdraw from the race. I highly doubt Mitt will ever
be considered the man George was by those who knew both.
I liked this article because it shows that contrary to the way politicians are
demonized in the media, they can be very nice down to earth people. I'm an
optimist, and I believe this to be true of most people, regardless of their
political party or opinions.
I liked George Romney even though his "I was brainwashed" comment was
very offensive to me after it was spoken by George. I admired George for
infusing life into the Rambler and American Motors. He was a visionary before
conservation of energy became popular.Fast forward many years and we
now know that George Romney was one of the few politicians that told the truth.
Mitt is blessed with great leadership abililty but is too much for Big Business
with very little compassion shown for the poor and the needy, the sick and
afflicted. I strongly disagree with the presumption that "Like father, like
To "A Scientist | 9:45 a.m." um...Romney belongs to the LDS church.
They believe fully in equality for all gay people. Any Gay man can do exactly
the same things that a straight man can do.The LDS church believes
that sex before marriage is wrong. There is no stipulation about it being a gay
or straight commandment. They also believe that marriage is between a man and
woman. The man and woman, gender based, so it is equal for all.Please explain how the LDS church "denies equality to gay and
I went to the Romney website where it says this: "Our next president must
repeal Obamacare and replace it with market-based reforms that empower states
and individuals and reduce health care costs. States and private markets, not
the federal government, hold the key to improving our health care
system."??? Idealized market models don't match up with health care
realities. So unless some of you are Romney insiders, my question will remain
The only question I have about Romney right now is this - if he is elected will
boomers like myself have access to health care? Anybody care to predict?
Mitt's particular expertise in business doesn't really lend itself well to
building an overall economy...
Nice to share a similar history as Richard Eyre. George Romney was my Stake
President and Govenor in Michigan. Years later when my own family moved to
Massachusetts, our first church meeting was a Stake Conference where Mitt Romney
was presiding. I walked into the meeting and my past flashed before my eyes as
I saw George Romney in the form of his son standing at the pulpit; they looked
so much alike. Mitt later became our Govenor. In my scrapbook, I have an
invitation to both Romneys' gubernatorial, inaugural balls. I was a
"Romney Girl" for one of his campaigns in the late 60's and at the
time, we had to make or have made our own dresses in royal blue. I remember
Lenore Romney giving me the pattern. Thanks for the walk down memory lane. I
was also a freshman at USU in 1967 but transferred to the University of Michigan
to complete my undergraduate degree. I hope my comments translate to an
endorsement of Mitt Romney for Govenor! I have lived under Mitt Romney as a
Stake President and as the Govenor of Massachusetts when his entire legislature
was one party, Democrats. Small World!
I have to agree with the comments that he "flip-flops" on his opinions
and he satisfies to whomever he speaks. I'm sure he's nice, but you are not
going to please all of your constituents - have an opinion and stick to it, I
would respect him more.
The father failed to win the Republican nomination because he was a member of a
Church that denied equality to blacks, and because he claimed to have been
"brainwashed" by the military, and falsely claimed to have
"walked with" Martin Luther King, Jr..The son failed to
win the Republican nomination once already, and will probably fail again because
he is a member of a Church that denies equality to gay and lesbians, and his
brain is still in the "flip-flop" washing machine, and he claimed he
"saw" his father "walk with" MLK.Yep. Like
father, like son.
To put it bluntly, the father had honor and integrity and the son doesn't. The
son shifts to satisfy whomever to whom he speaks. That's not what this country
What has become ittitating to me are the huge egos of most politicians. I
desire to pull back from most of them.I want to like the Romney,
(honestly I do), but his desire to please everyone bugs me. Mitt is
compassionate almost to a fault (if that is possible). That is how Romney-care
got started in Mass. However, that compassion has been manipulated by the dark
side to lead those good-intentioned ideas to a liberal state legislature that
was intent on controlling and manipulating them into coercive, progressive laws.
And the subsequently subtle (yet longer term and damaging) liberal agendas. I
am afraid that he will compromise too heavily with the enemy. This and a few
other snafus will be the fodder for the democrats. Their intent is to so blind
the potential voters with character trivia, that they will dismiss the other
many good, efficient and better whole true leadership that Romney has to offer.
Mitts biggest strength is turning businesses around (and subsequently the
economy). Sad to say the USA is an economy.
I assume this is the Eyre's column for the week, but it says "by
Reporter" whatever that means. Maybe I am just reading it on line early
and the paper has not yet attributed it to the Eyres. Oh, now I got to the end
of the article and notice that it is the Eyres.Anyway, loved the
piece! When it comes right down to it, it's not what a candidate says that
ultimately matters--it's who he is! Mitt is who he is partly because of the
great family he was raised in, and the family he and his wife Ann are raising
now says more about the man than words ever could.I deeply and
profoundly hope he is our next president!
Mitt has a very solid campaign structure right now. He has the financial
backing. He is leading the polls of the Republican field. The No. 1 topic on the
minds of voters right now is the economy and jobs. There is no better right now
to lead the nation than the turnaround artist. Now is the time to show Mitt your
support and get out there and participate.Mitt 2012