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Published: Sunday, Nov. 27 2011 12:00 a.m. MST

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windsor
City, Ut

"Romney and his campaign went on the attack, accusing Gingrich of endorsing "amnesty" even though Romney supported immigration reform legislation in 2005 that included a path to citizenship. The contrast between the candidates was dramatic and not favorable to Romney."

Oh Mitt, Mitt!

No matter what political strategists and advisers tell you, attacks on anybody is not the way to our hearts, and to anyone's vote.
Just makes you look small.

Do the right thing--tell us your plans, your fixes--and keep completely silent on all others and their plans.

You are not going to be able to please everybody. Stop trying. Decide your core values, core ideas, core ways to fix problems. Pound on those and only those, and let the chips fall where they may.
Follow Newt's lead and example on his politically inexpedient recent take on immigration: to say what ought to be said and, let the torpedoes be..... and full speed ahead.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Votin' obama.

Furry1993
Clearfield, UT

I don't trust either of them, and think both of them are terrible candidates for the presidency. The United States would be ill-served to have either of them in the White House. We are once again going to have to try to select the cream of the crap, and neither of these guys is the cream. No thanks.

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

Dwight D. Eisenhower quotes true leadership.

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without.

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.

Plans are nothing; planning is everything.

Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich is "NO" Dwight D. Eisenhower.

"BOTH" of them are terrible candidates for the presidency.

There's "NO" Pastel safety net for them, just a "NO" vote come Nov. 2012.

I told you I would tell you the truth Utah. I didn't say you would like it either.

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

Who cares about Newt Gingrich landed the endorsement of New Hampshire's largest newspaper while Mitt Romney earned a dismissive wave?. Both bash Obama all they want, so does DN, but say one thing bad about their poster-boy Romney, and they do this to you. Or the censor moderator will block your post. Like with Tatiana Limanova, an award-winning journalist and host of a news show on the REN-TV private channel, waved her middle finger when presenting a story about the APEC summit in the United States, a moment after mentioning Obama. The video went viral on the internet, with many viewers speculating the gesture had been meant to insult the U.S. president, who met his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev on the sidelines of the summit. "The gesture was addressed to the members of the editing crew, there was no implication of any kind and it had no reference to the information delivered by Tatiana Limanova," a spokesman for the TV station told Interfax. Limanova thought she was reading the news off-screen by the time she raised a finger, the spokesman said. There were no details on how Limanova's duties would change after the incident.

Neanderthal
Salt Lake, UTah

How can anyone be for Gingrich?

He served divorce papers on his wife while she was on her sick bed with cancer. He admittedly committed adultery. He wants to give amnesty to illegal immigrants.

Furthermore, Eighty-four ethics charges were filed against Gingrich during his term as House Speaker, including claiming tax-exempt status for a college course run for political purposes. Following an investigation by the House Ethics Committee Gingrich was sanctioned $300,000. Gingrich acknowledged in January 1997 that "In my name and over my signature, inaccurate, incomplete and unreliable statements were given to the committee".

And worst of all, he is an egoist with a temper.

We don't want or need his kind of ilk in the United States White House.

Conservative
Cedar City, UT

Romney is the worst of the 2 GOP choices. He's a guy born with a silver spoon, draft dodger, self-important billionaire. He's never changed oil, worn a uniform, balanced a checkbook, repaired his old furniture. He never attended public school or rubbed shoulders with anyone but whites. He's so far out of touch with us in the middle that he can't possibly understand.

Gingrich has faults as well, but he has lived in the middle. He has done those things we must do to make ends meet. His faults are personal and self damaging moral stumbling, much like Clinton's.

Given the 2, I'd have to vote for Gingrich, since I'm certain he would represent the middle the best.

Given the choice between Gingrich or Obama, I would flip a coin. I think they both understand us.

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