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Published: Tuesday, Dec. 6 2011 8:54 a.m. MST

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Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

"He has proven over and over again that he is a leader," Quayle wrote.' - Article

I, disagree.

And before people claim I 'hate' Romney because of his faith...

let's look at his choices.

*'Mitt Romney steers clear of Ohio health, union issues' - By Dan Sewell - AP - Published by DSNews - 10/25/11

*'Mitt Romney reverses himself, supports anti-union law' - By Philip Elliott - AP - Published by DSNews - 10/26/11

'FAIRFAX, Va. A day after he refused to endorse an Ohio ballot measure that limits public employee union rights, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he is "110 percent" behind the effort.'

Another example:

*'Mitt Romney pledges opposition to gay marriage' - CBS News - 08/04/11

Then:

'It's also notable because Romney was not always such a strong opponent of gay rights. In 1994, he sent a letter to a gay Republican group saying he would be a stronger advocate for gay rights...' - Same Article

Leadership means making the tough choices.

Not making the tough choices...

and then going back on those decisions.

Vince
the boonies, mexico

Quayle endorsement? Someone that unqualified for anything is like recieving a sentence not an endorsement. Wow!

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

Also, let's look at some claims:

Like job 'creation.'

Mitt Romney on Job creation:
From 2003-2007 job growth....0.9%.
In rankings with the rest of the country...MA was 47th in Job creation when Mitt Romney was there.

*'Mitt Romney as job creator clashes with Bain record of job cuts' - By Lisa Lerer, Bloomberg News - Published by DSNews - 07/20/11

'Employees who lost jobs at Bain-controlled companies more than a decade ago say they still hold Romney responsible.
"I would not vote for him for anything," said Phyllis Detro, 68, who lost her job...'

*'Let Detroit Go Bankrupt' - By Mitt Romney - NY Times - 11/18/08

Estimated job losses?

*'How Many Jobs Depend on the Big Three?' - By CATHERINE RAMPELL - NY Times - 11/17/08

'In both cases, there would be major short-term shocks to employment; depending on which scenario you use, a contraction of the Detroit Three would result in direct and indirect job losses of 2.5 million to 3 million in 2009.'

3 million American jobs...

lost.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'He (Romney) is strong on national defense and has a deep love of the principles that make America great." - Article

I can see national defense...

*'GOP contenders argue on Iran' - By Kasie Hunt - AP - Published by DSNews - 11/12/11

"If we re-elect Barack Obama, Iran will have a nuclear weapon. And if you elect Mitt Romney, Iran will not have a nuclear weapon," vowed the former Massachusetts governor.'

Because, that worked so WELL last time...

"The Iraqi regime . . . possesses and produces chemical and biological weapons. It is seeking nuclear weapons.' - George W. Bush - Ohio Speech 10/7/2002

*'US gives up search for Iraq WMD' - BBC News - 01/12/05

'Mr Duelfer reported last year that Iraq had no stockpiles of chemical or biological weapons at the time of the US-led invasion nearly two years ago.'

Result?

*'U.S. Military deaths in Iraq war at 4,485 - AP - Published by the DSNews - 11/22/2011

I do NOT support yet ANOTHER war that can cost America $3 TRILLION tax dollars and...

over 4,000 American lives.

Based on the fiction of 'WMD's'

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'...and (Romney) has a deep love of the principles that make America great." - Article

Oh...

*'Romney campaign battles Dems, Press over issue of transparency' - By Barrett Haake - NBC News - 11/17/11

'There it was this morning, on the front page of the Boston Globe, a headline no campaign ever wants to read: Before leaving office, Romney staff wiped records.'

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

'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...'

I don't know about that.

*'Mitt Romney raises $18.25 million, but Republicans worry it might not be enough' - By Jamshid Ghazi Askar - DSNews - 07/07/11

*Firm dissolves after giving pro-Romney PAC $1 million' - By Ken Thomas - AP - Published by DSNews - 08/04/11

7 days later....

*Mitt Romney: Corporations are people...my friend - By Phillip Elliot - AP - Published by DSNews 08/11/11

no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

As the Parade moves through the towns, one of Mitt"s favorite stories has to be how he erased any record of his Massachusetts governorship from all the computers.
These proven facts are again coming to the forefront.
How does one research the way Romney ran the government when he has taken the computer hard drives home with him?
How can voters learn how Romney governs if he is wary(and annoyed) of giving interviews, or sharing his history in Massachusetts government? What is he afraid of sharing with the citizens of our country? Why does he get so "testy" when asked questions during an interview?
A scary individual running for the President of the United States!

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

I told you I would tell you the truth's DN, I didn't say you would like them.

HERE WE GO AGAIN with another "DNews Parade of Romney stories", for their icon "poster boy". All because, (one that came back from the dead), Former U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle endorsed Mitt Romney. I guess Quayle did that because of the OWS groups and Russia's 'Arab Spring'? Clashes break out in Moscow, and he thinks they'll riot soon here to. DAN QUAYLE DESERVES POINTS for audacity only. In modern America taking on a popular TV character, even a fictional one, is politically more precarious than taking a clear stand on a substantive campaign issue. And yet the Vice President dared to argue last week in a San Francisco speech that the Los Angeles riots were caused in part by a "poverty of values" that included the acceptance of unwed motherhood, as celebrated in popular culture by the CBS comedy series Murphy Brown. The title character, a divorced news anchorwoman, got pregnant and chose to have the baby alone without a father. It's all about "Family Values".

Back in 2008 Romney was afraid of sharing with the citizens of our country.

Cats
Somewhere in Time, UT

The record sweep was completely legal. I don't see why internal communications should all have to be subject to public scrutiny. It's getting so that elected officials and their aides are afraid to even communicate with each other.

Also, as one who has spent a lot of time in Washington, I would strongly state that Dan Quayle has been very unfairly attacked and characterized as less than. It is totally unfair and totally untrue. Even Ted Kennedy came out and defended Quayle and stated how unfair it was. Dan Quayle is actually a very smart guy and it is really unfortunate the way he has been treated.

FDRfan
safety dictates, ID

Romney has been a closet conservative for most of his political life."
I just don't get why some view this as such a badge of honor. What are the differences between progressives and conservatives? Child labor? Labor conditions? Environment? FDA? Social Security? FHA? The list can go on and on. These are from progressive ideas won begrudgingly from conservatives. Laissez faire and caveat emptor are conservative ideas. The move away from these are liberal ideas. Exploiting the weak and ignorant and profit above all else are conservative ideas. Proudly call your self a conservative if you want but I just don't get it.

Hawkeye79
Iowa City, IA

Hi Pagan,

There you are again with your copy/pastes as usual.

By complaining about a candidate because he opposed the automaker bailouts, is it now safe to say that you are a firm supporter of corporate bailouts?

Amazing isn't it? Policies that help corporations can also benefit people. I'm glad you recognize this fact.

RanchHand
Huntsville, UT

Quayle endorses Romney? Now there's a kiss of death.

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

Aaaaah yes, Dan Quayle and Mitt Romney again in another DNews Parade of Romney stories about "Family Values". I just read a story about a "Atheist display: Skeleton Santa nailed to a cross." Seeing Santa is not God, Jesus Christ or the Holy Ghost, it don't really matter what a Atheist would do. The skeleton in a Santa suit didn't survive for long outside the Loudoun County courthouse lawn, but it generated plenty of controversy in Leesburg, Va. The skeleton was nailed to a cross by a mother and son associated with an atheist group, one of the nine approved displays for the Christmas season. But the macabre Kris Kringle was not standing for long. Someone tore the skeleton down, sparking a debate about free speech. The display was discussed at a Loudoun County Board of Supervisors meeting, where it was labeled "provocative" and "obscene." In the meeting, some suggested a complete ban of public displays in front of the courthouse. So if there is (from this act) a complete ban of public displays in front of the courthouse, will they remember to always keep Christ in Christmas?. After all he's a good man.

Quayle President, Romney veep?.

Vanka
Provo, UT

Very appropriate that Quayle should endorse Mitt.

Mitt is like Dan Quayle, who is a closet Christian Dominionist, and thinks this nation should be governed by Christians using Christian principles.

Mitt Romney's wife alluded to a similar sentiment when she told Mitt: "...that I [Mitt] have a responsibility to serve...[a] sense of duty".

That is my concern: that she and Mitt believe they are "called of god" (so to speak) and have a "duty to god" to lead this country in a way "approved by god".

Furry1993
Clearfield, UT

Parade Magazine did its best to whitewash Romney. I didn't see anything there about how he harmed the workers of companies taken over by Bain Capital so Romney and its rich investors could further enrichen themselves or how he changes his opinion to match the opinions of anyone to whom he is speaking or his statement that the auto industry should go bankrupt (bye bye jobs) or how he claims to be a job-creator when in fact he is nothing more than a job-destroyer or the myriad other things that show he is absolutely not worthy to be president. How about some BALANCED reporting, Parade??!!

williary
Kearns, UT

Sorry Mr. Quayle, the only thing Mitt Romney has proven he can turn around are his stances on important issues.

Hunstman has ran some ads recently doing a terrific job of trying to figure out which Mitt Romney you'll see today.

The guy flip flops more than John Kerry.

And then he flat out lies about changing positions.

At least be a "leader" as you wish to be as President, and give voters reasons why you have changed positions on Abortion, Climate Control, Auto Bailouts, Stimulous, Health Care, etc.

Mitt has swung back and forth from one end of the spectrum to the other on each of these issues in just the last 6 months.

Not the leader I'm looking for.

But just like Kerry, he does LOOK like a President doesn't he!

Irony Guy
Bountiful, Utah

Dan Quayle supports Mitt? Well, that decides it for me . . .

ClarkKent
Bountiful, Utah

no fit in SG | 10:02 a.m. Dec. 6, 2011
"As the Parade moves through the towns, one of Mitt"s favorite stories has to be how he erased any record of his Massachusetts governorship from all the computers.
These proven facts are again coming to the forefront.
How does one research the way Romney ran the government when he has taken the computer hard drives home with him?"

@no fit in SG: It isn't a problem. If you read the boards all that seem to matter to many is that Romney saved the world (the olympics in SLC) so that makes him more eligible than any candidate to become the President of the US. His political past apparently has no relevance on his political future (to some people)!

JWB
Kaysville, UT

As I read the comments on this article, I thought that readers would add thoughtful comments expressing a point of view politely and concisely and not just cut and pasting from prior DN articles. Some must have read the comment instruction as they know they are limited only four comments and eat up a whole page of quotes with very little thoughtful comments from the commenter. It has become almost a blog for some who try to dominate a single conversation in exactly 200 words. Again, this forum for thoughtful commentary intended to enlighten fellow readers with additional insight or counterpoints not just quoting from 10s of articles from previous DNs. This is meant as a constructive criticism as we are to treat other readers as they would like to be treated while speaking to each other from a microphone, looking them in the eyes, then passing the microphone cordially to the next contributor. Constructive discussion in print from the individuals mind is much better than trying to throw opinions from other people who are not involved in the process, at this time. We should be discussing the current article to become better listeners and readers. Thank you

SLMG
Murtoa Australia, Victoria

I am laughing, I mean really laughing! Why would anyone want an endorsment from Dan Quayle?
One of the few vice presidents that is remembered at all and one for all the wrong reasons.
Dan Quayle was a joke while in office, I doubt he has changed much. Romney should run as fast as he can away from Dan Quayle.

FDRfan
safety dictates, ID

My opinion of Dan Quayle plummeted when he arm twisted Asian countries to allow advertising of American tobacco products over the protests of their health ministers. Advertising that was prohibited in America.

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