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Published: Thursday, Nov. 10 2011 9:45 p.m. MST

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Esquire
Springville, UT

The same Mitt Romney who opposed the auto bailouts and said they should be allowed to go out of business. Whoops. Bush and Obama showed leadership on this issue, Romney did not.

Ken
Sandy, UT

It's quite hypocritical when those who slam Romney's statement of allowing them to go bankrupt also slam those who bailed out the autocompanies.

Not very brilliant of these people.

Furry1993
Clearfield, UT

If that was true, he wouldn't have wanted to allow the auto manufacturers to fail.

giantfan
Farmington, UT

Re: Esquire

Romney did not say they should've gone out of business, he said they should've gone through bankruptcy without the help of the government. There's a big difference there.

sergio
Phoenix, AZ

Is this the same Romney who wanted to let the Amercan auto industry fail and by doing so let Japan take over the auto market. How many Romneys are there running for president.

bandersen
Saint George, UT

Partisans bickering will continue until 'the people' realize that government exists only for one reason, to protect me in my unalienable rights. Those 'rights' were specifically stated in the Constitution, something that very few read and understand, as is exemplified by those in these columns who bicker back and forth about things that were settled two hundred years ago. Liberty and freedom can't co-exist with socialism. It's a mystery to me how many people don't understand this!

Vince
the boonies, mexico

Sergio there is "1" and this is his 2nd run at the office. Hopefully it will be his last. He said he "saved" Utah's olympics, but didn't have the integrity to say who really saved them. It was the staff left after the crooks who bid and were running them were run out of town along with many great volunteers who saved the olympics not Mitt. He was merely an administrative replacement of greedy cronies like what we have in todays financial markets and other "big" businesses. To take credit and pat himself on the back as a savior is ridiculous.

Utah Girl
Vernal, UT

@ Sergio "Is this the same Romney who wanted to let the Amercan auto industry fail and by doing so let Japan take over the auto market. How many Romneys are there running for president.?

Romney did not want the auto industry to fail and let Japan take over. He wanted the companies to go through bankruptcy proceedings that would allow them to reorganize and emerge stronger than before. There are many kinds of bankruptcy categories which would have been economically smarter than government bailout, and would have required more accountability. To my knowledge, Ford did not take bailout money, and they have survived. I have not studied it enough to know what they did to keep things going, but they did.

Romney is the best candidate among a very qualified group of GOP candidates. He has the experience and knowledge of the complicated processes involved in solving economic problems. Given the brief time allowed at the debates to explain individual ideas and points of view, it is hard to get a true picture of the depth of knowledge Romney has. I for one would like to give him a chance. It's going to be a tough job!

worf
Mcallen, TX

When Obama bailed out GM, the first thing he did was build a new GM plant in Monterrey Mexico. He's also provided over five hundred million dollars for an automobile factory in Finland. This was done with our money. Yep! Our money.

How about the tens of billions to Brazil for oil drilling. Yes, BO can help create jobs with our money. I just wish it was here.

We're betrayed folks.

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