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Published: Sunday, Nov. 20 2011 12:00 a.m. MST

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Irony Guy
Bountiful, Utah

Thoughtful, well-reasoned piece. Romney's machismo is troubling at best. "No apologies" is a bully's motto. And somehow it all seems phony--sounds like Romney is putting on a persona that doesn't really fit him. Is he going to play war games with our country just to prove he's more rightwing than thou?

techgalt
SAN ANTONIO, TX

Romney is better than Obama, anyone is. Defense spending doesn't translate into military expansion. Why not believe in America and tread lighty and carry a big stick? Deterrence will always be stronger than anything in our arsenal be it diplomatic or militarily especially with such rogue powers as Iran. Romney has stated that not just military strength but economic strength make America strong, but of course this article leads you to believe otherwise. This article sounds great but primarily is a bunch of campaign rhetoric from a candidate who for all his strengths only strengthens Obama's message with thin and unsubstantiated claims and who is statistically tied for 0% of the primary vote.

Invisible Hand
Provo, UT

This piece hits the mark. I think Romney has the best chance to defeat Obama, but these foreign policy statements have me thinking Huntsman may be a better candidate. If only we could combine Romney's money and connections with Huntsman's foreign policy experience and "reasonableness".

BobP
Port Alice, B.C.

Obama has waffled on nearly everything of importance. He seems to ignore the one major point in today's world of war and insecurity. What has been called "Islam's bloody borders" (Huntington). Romney recognizes this error and the bold projection of US power is essentital.

newintown
WOODS CROSS, UT

I wonder if anyone ever reads the bylines of such pieces? I realize this is an oped page, but really, a political hack job by a Huntsman staffer. Consider the source and the intent before you drink the coolaid. And I'm not even a Romney supporter. Reasoned? C'mon irony guy. Only to the extent that it makes Huntsman seem relevant.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Romney would be only slightly less worse than Bush. It will take decades for the US to recover from Bush and Romney isn't going to progress in that regard.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Huntsman is the best option, by far, but the repubs aren't smart enough to get behind him. They deserve what they get.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

Romney has a ton of Bush's neocons on his staff. Small wonder he seems to be sharing their views when it comes to war.

Truthseeker
SLO, CA

Romney first revealed his total ignorance of foreign affairs during a 2008 debate when he stated weapons inspectors weren't in Iraq prior to Bush sending troops there.

Romney merely repeats the favorite GOP line about Obama apologizing for America, when actually he didn't.
(Now Romney's new line is that Obama called Americans lazy).

Huntsman most definitely is the strongest in the GOP field when it comes to foreign affairs. But they are all wrong when it comes to economic policy

Screwdriver
Casa Grande, AZ

Ya why aren't you conservatives supporting Huntsman? I could be torn enough to vote for him. No way I'm voting for Romney, I could never know what to expect from him. He has a propensity to not tell the truth.

KM
Cedar Hills, UT

Irony Guy

Romney going to play wargames like Bush and Obama? I think not!

Steve C. Warren
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

Although I plan to vote for Obama again, I thought this was an excellent, well-thought-out article by a Huntsman supporter. Romney has few original thoughts. He merely panders to the views of others.

To tell the truth, I believe Huntsman is the only one in the Republican field who stands a chance against Obama, so, although I think Jon might be a pretty good president, I'm cheering for the other Republicans. That way, Obama's margin of victory will be huge, and the House likely will go back to the Demos.

Monsieur le prof
Sandy, UT

I think the Republicans have several people who would be better than Obama. Almost anyone would be. I'm not sure which among them could win however, seeing the various gaffes that each has (supposedly) made. Romney is an honest man with administrative experience and would win my vote. I think anyone who runs for a political office has to be someone of a panderer to get elected. It's part of the game.

Huntsman is a RINO and a waffler on his religious views. I don't want another liberal in office who wants to spend other people's money on his socialist philosophies.

Kiyo
Washougal, Washington

I'll defend Mitt Romney...... Many here are willingly being played like a fiddle by media polling. Maybe the country will go down the tube, but why lay down and give in for next to nothing. If a moderate-McCain-like candidate is nominated again the conservatives can sit out the election and give the left exactly what they are asking for. I say let Michelle Bachman or Mitt Romney clean their clock.

Ranch
HUNTSVILLE, UT

There are many more reasons to pass Romney up. This article just lists a few of them.

Castlepath
South Jordan, UT

Barack Obama has been a dis-service to our country. Somehow I'm o.k with Mitt Romney.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Are there ANY other candidates, or have we pretty much given in to romney mania?

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