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In GOP race, Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Ron Paul are the money men


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  • CougarKeith Roy, UT
    Sept. 29, 2011 11:04 a.m.

    Fact, The more I hear from Cain, the more I like him! The More I hear from Romney the more I like him, and the more I hear from Perry and Paul, the LESS I LIKE BOTH OF THEM! They scare me!!! Looking forward to the NEXT Debate!!!

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Sept. 29, 2011 6:53 a.m.

    Re: owlmaster2 | 7:39 p.m. Sept. 27, 2011
    "Wonder why all these big money men don't hire some folks full time to work on their campaigns that are currently unemployed"

    The obvious answer is they want to spend their money where it will provide them the most value. These men don't owe anybody a living, and they certainly don't owe the bum in the park a 'livable wage'.

  • A Guy With A Brain Enid, OK
    Sept. 28, 2011 4:53 p.m.

    Pretty disgusting that in American politics that the politician that pulls in the most money is the guy that's usually elected.

    Ethics problems?

    Chases women?

    Lied under oath?

    Don't have any integrity?

    Got money?

    No problem!

    What's I'd like to see is every candidate given the same SMALL amount of funding via Federal funds and when it's gone, it's gone. Period. No more private donations allowed, either. I'd like the campaigns to be cheaper, shorter, and to be more about actual accomplishments and character, too.

    Can't have common sense in America, though, can we?....

  • Anti Bush-Obama Washington, DC
    Sept. 27, 2011 10:12 p.m.

    Paul has gotten more donations from active military than any other candidate combined.

  • Morgan_Freeman's_Voice Provo, Zion
    Sept. 27, 2011 9:35 p.m.

    For a job that pays $250K/year, people are willing to spend MILLIONS for power.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Sept. 27, 2011 8:47 p.m.

    They're not even in office yet and they've already been bought.

  • owlmaster2 Kaysville, UT
    Sept. 27, 2011 7:39 p.m.

    Wonder why all these big money men don't hire some folks full time to work on their campaigns that are currently unemployed. Paying them a livable wage would be nice as well.

  • Northern Logan, UT
    Sept. 27, 2011 6:45 p.m.

    If I had to choose between big business or big government. I would take big business any day.

    Big business can truly be boycott or penalized for breaking the law.

    Big government is a bitter yoke to carry, when government abuses power
    or privacy they hide behind the claimed veil of national security or in the interest of terrorism.
    Most of the time receive nothing but a slap on the wrist, or a "well we will never allow this to happen again".

    Why would anyone want big government?

  • David King Layton, UT
    Sept. 27, 2011 5:15 p.m.

    Some interesting facts about the fundraising. According to the Center for Responsive politics, Mitt Romney has earned twice as much money from Wall Street as Barack Obama. $2.3 million for Romney compared to $857,000 for the President. Indeed, Romney does well with that crowd.

    An article in the DN earlier this year stated that "Romney again exhibited an Empire State of Mind with his fundraiser Tuesday in the City that Wall Street millionaires and hedge-fund heavyweights attended in droves." (May 12, 2011)

    Does anyone worry about all this big money? These are the people who benefitted from the bailout. Is Romney impervious from the influence of such large quantities of money? Or a better question, is anyone on Earth?

    Another interesting note is that although Ron Paul is called 'nuts' for his foreign policy, he receives more money from active duty military than President Obama or more than all of the other Republicans combined. You can make empty statements about supporting the troops, but we should ask who do the troops support? When it comes to giving money, Ron Paul outranks them all. It's time to trust those who put their lives on the line.