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Published: Friday, Dec. 2 2011 12:00 a.m. MST

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Mad Hatter
Provo, UT

But core Republicans don't like Romney. Why, with everyone else out of the Republican field, he only polls at 21-26%.

Part of it is fundamental dislike for his religious beliefs among evangelical Christians. However, the major feeling centers around his sudden change of views (shift Rightward from positions maintained for years prior to his losing the 2008 Republican nomination for president and seeing a need to make the necessary adjustment to win the support of Tea Party zealots) and the fact that most conservatives think he is phony and can't be trusted.

To most conservatives, Romney is basically a Right-of-Center Obama. They cite his service as governor of Massachusetts and his recorded statements that remain avilable to all. In many ways it is interesting to watch the fight erupting between the Establishment and the Fringe of the Republican Party as they risk losing out once again to Barack Obama.

This is particularly of note because the dislike of Congress is go great, voters may choose to put people in who will actually work to get the nation's affairs in order. It may mean giving Democrats control of the House as well as a necessary super-majority Senate.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

But, except for here, gingrich is perfectloy entitled to continue a long battle against the fair haired candidate.

1conservative
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

I couldn't get past the first line of the article - "the romney camp is worried"!

How does the author KNOW that? Did the Romney campaign tell him that or is the reporter just making up things for his paper in an attempt to be as unreliable as the NY Times? I suspect the latter.

"mad hatter" "With everyone else......." Has someone dropped out of the Republican nomination process that I don't know about? Last I checked there were 7 other candidates so getting 20-25 percent of the nomination votes is still pretty good numbers.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'How does the author KNOW that?' - 1conservative | 9:47 a.m. Dec. 3, 2011

Wait.

Do we CARE, about the facts now?

Claim:
*'Trump on Obama's Birth Certificate: 'Maybe It Says He's a Muslim' - Fox Nation - 03/30/11

While Obama is Christian:
*'Obamas to attend church for Easter Sunday' - By Philip Elliott - AP - Published by DSNews - 04/11/09

Claim:
*'President Obama's purported 'weird'-Mormon strategy against Mitt Romney will backfire, pundits say' - By Hal Boyd, Deseret News - 08/10/11

While Fox News, NOT Obama attacks Mitt's faith:
*'Fox News host: Romney not Christian' - By Hal Boyd, Deseret News - 07/17/11

And:
*'First Romney TV ad blasts Obama' - By Mercedes White, Deseret News - 11/22/11

Mitt Romney taks Obama's quote...
about John McCain!

It appears that in that instance, Obama was quoting an aide to then-2008 opponent Sen. John McCain (sic) That might be beside the point though because...' - Same article!

And moderator, this was from your OWN paper!

Herbal Tea Partier
Taylorsville, UT

Ron Paul went after Newt Gingrich pretty badly in an internet ad. Maybe Ron Paul could do Mitt Romney's dirty work. It appears Gingrich is quite the flip flopper. And he was having an affair while accusing Bill Clinton of the Monica Lewinsky affair. So he's also a hippocrite. But I'm not condemning Gingrich or Clinton. I think Gingrich has repented and has been helped by the 12 steps. And whatever Clinton does is none of my business.

I really don't think Gingrich is going to make it much further. If he does, it will be a shame. Just like it was a shame that McCain was the 2008 nominee. And of course it was a shame that the most radical and least experienced candidate in history was elected president in 2008.

Obama is such a weak and harmful president, that he makes Clinton look like George Washington.

I like how Mitt Romney is running a nice campaign. And he's tough when he needs to be.

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