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Published: Friday, Aug. 19 2011 12:55 p.m. MDT

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Virginia Hurley
CAYCE, SC

Mitt Romney gets my vote. I believe he can and will turn this country around from
the disaster obama has created. 4 more years of obama will be soooo disaterous and it amazes me that some people can't see that. obama makes no decisions, he lies every time he opens his mouth!!!!!! If not Romney, Perry one of those two hopefully will knock obama off the mountain.

danaslc
Kearns, UT

I am comfortable the way I see Romney now. I know that we won't see a book, Sins of My Father and Mother, or a rolled joint hanging out of his mouth. What we have seen of Obama so far has been ugly and totally embarrassing for this nation. Mitt Romney is a breath of fresh air.

elle76
san jose, CA

Pagan,

You've been brain-washed by the media, if all you do is quote all of them. Please read about Mitt Romney and do your own research. Coming from Utah yourself, what a shame!

What do you think comprised of a corporation? How do you think goods and services flow in this country? Who do you think provides services to people?
Come on now! Think!!! Of course, corporations are made of people like you and I. Only stupid people who would excoriate Mitt for comment like that. You have to do a lot of explaining in order to be understood. I agree with Mitt Romney 100%! Corporations are made of people. It wouldn't exist without people. Hello! Where do you think you get your wages? Please don't demonize companies/corporations because without them, we'll all be starving and homeless. The government can't feed us all. We have to work in a corporation and get paid, in order to live. Get that!

kargirl
Sacramento, CA

I, too, am LDS, and let me say it's refreshing, as a voter, to know there are some candidates who can have their bios read by my grade-school-age grandchildren. That said, it does not follow that the former Governor will receive my vote. Not because of his hair, lack of jokes, or other inane externals, but because I don't agree with his platform as a candidate. Pure and simple. Should his platform become something I feel comfortable with, and should I feel that he is sincere about doing all he can to move it forward if elected, perhaps I may change my mind. It is, after all my vote, and a secret ballot. No one will--or should--ever know.

elle76
san jose, CA

Mitt Romney is almost perfect. They can't find faults in him personally, so they label him flip-flopper. Why are you hard on Mitt when most of the politicians changed positions all the time? Look at Obama and the rest of the them, yet you don't label them flip-flopper, do you?

This flip-flopping thing is kind of old. Why don't you do your research on the man and I'm sure you'll change your mind. I did mine. Look at me! I'm not even a Mormon. I'm Catholic and I have a lot of faith in Mitt Romney. He is the only out there who can turn around this economy. You better start believing in him, otherwise, we are all in the same boat. If this economy continues to nosedive, prepare to be laid-off and homeless. Many people are being laid-off as we speak. Don't ever think that you are safe. You better be on the side of who can fix our broken economy. Vote for Mitt Romney!

elle76
san jose, CA

If you are not a Romney supporter now, you better be. Don't wait till your wallet hurts because soon it will be. Not only your wallet hurts but your family will be separated due to financial crisis. Don't wait till you lose your house, your pets, your dignity, your friends, your health, and your sanity. We are on a crisis right now. It is just a matter of time before anarchy sets in. If we don't turn this economy around, we are all screwed! Even our life will be in danger when it becomes survival of the fittest out there.

You see, this is no joke. This coming election, our choice is between life and death. It is very important that we choose someone who can stop the bleeding. Our major problem is the economy right now. Mitt Romney is the only one with smartness and experience who can turn this thing around. He is a proven turn around king. You're familiar with the olympic mismanagement scandal, right? He turned it around and made our country proud. Add to this the state of MA. He saved MA from financial disaster. Vote Mitt Romney!

Wastintime
Los Angeles, CA

The same charges of "stiffness" were launched against Al Gore.

If the "stiffness" is reflected in an inability to relate to people in lower socioeconomic classes, then it's a problem.

But Mitt is a huge disappointment. He's revealed ignorance at times, and of course, he supports Republican economic policies. He's proven himself to be a chameleon and therefore inauthentic on many issues--even going so far as joining the NRA claiming he likes to hunt--squirrels(?)

Will he be able to win the primaries when Romneycare provides state funding for abortions?

dlw7
LOGAN, UT

Mitt Romney came to Utah prior to the Olympics of 2002. He took an organization that was deeply in debt,had major problems with venues being finished, no sponsers, etc and pulled it out. The Olympics made money, lots of money. In fact enough that some of the venues received residuals for a few years later. Maybe he can do that for the United States of America. For sure, he can't do any worse than our present President. It appears that the Democratic Party will be stuck running Obama in 2012 and this country CANNOT survive another 4 years like the last 4 years.

Tyler Ray
Taylorsville, UT

@LValfre

I'm a little tired of people blaming his LDS faith for his decisions. Wouldn't any religious President follow the values he's been taught? And by the way there are millions of non-LDS, even non Christians who are against gay marriage, abortion, etc.

SUNNY ALL DAY
Saint George, UT

The only problem voting for Mitt is you never know which Mitt you're voting for.

Tax/Mass. Mitt?

Olympics Mitt?

DC Mitt?

T-Party Mitt?

The Mitt who served in the Military?

Sorry, that's right. He did not serve in the Military.

Trust fund Mitt?

East Coast elite Mitt?

Corporate welfare Mitt?

The point, of the election, was to get a different guy in the WHITE House?

The more things are supposed to change, the more they end up staying the same.

George
Bronx, NY

Ahh is the poor young man having the same thing done to him that they did to Al gore, Bob Dole, Kerry etc......

christoph
Brigham City, UT

Mr. Romney will make a great president------and yes I do believe he will uphold Obamacare. Our great country will keep the good parts and throw out the bad in Obamacare and it will stay in tact. If states can do a better job with healthcare, Mr. Obama has already said they can do their own thing.

morpunkt
Glendora, CA

As a convert to the church since 1975, I myself, sometimes to this day, still feel somewhat put off by certain members of the church who appear so "perfect", because they strive to keep up the Father Knows Best appearance. Let's face it, most of us don't look like Ward Cleaver and Donna Reed.
However, if you have a long LDS family tradition of this, then it seems normal.
To the comedians and public at large, (including myself), it appears otherwise.
That's just a fact, that I find many people in the church, particularly in Utah, as well as others outside of the state, with that long LDS tradition, manage to maintain.
It's not a bad thing. It's just a fact.

ECE
Ferron, UT

I have always said if the people who are unsure of Mitt could actually meet him the chances of him earning their vote would increase ten-fold. In my experiences of engaging with Mitt and his family they are incredibly cordial, personable and genuine. He is actually a pretty funny guy, hes not afraid to crack a joke or tell a story if the occasion permits.

Mitt Romney is a man of Integrity and anybody who has actually met him on a personal basis would have a hard time saying that isn't true.

Oh, please!
Saint George, UT

@SUNNY ALL DAY Saint George, UT
The only problem voting for Mitt is you never know which Mitt you're voting for.
Tax/Mass. Mitt?
Olympics Mitt?
DC Mitt?
T-Party Mitt?
The Mitt who served in the Military?
Sorry, that's right. He did not serve in the Military.
Trust fund Mitt?
East Coast elite Mitt?
Corporate welfare Mitt?

The point, of the election, was to get a different guy in the WHITE House?
The more things are supposed to change, the more they end up staying the same.
____________________

BO: just a community organizer
BO: communist/socialist
BO: Muslim in Christian clothing
BO: verbally shuns intelligent/"rich" people but vacations with "them"
BO: never had a real job, met a payroll, managed anything
BO: never served in military
BO: degrades the US at home and abroad
BO: bows to foreign leaders
BO: hobnobs with Chicago elite
BO: talks but does nothing
BO: promotes cradle to grave entitlements
BO: won't release college info
BO: collegiate peers never met him
BO: surrounds himself with radicals
BO: abstained from many Senate votes
BO: added trillions to debt

Some people never will change.

NEXT election: get someone DIFFERENT in White House!

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