Published: Sunday, Dec. 11 2011 12:00 a.m. MST
Good for you. Now we can include you in the 25% of Republicans who like him.
"I am confident that he, better than anyone else, can turn our economy
around."Statements like this worry me, because many seem to
believe the President runs the economy, or that only government can create jobs
or prosperity. Blame or give credit to Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank, the bank
bailouts, the stimulus bill, the loose monetary policy of the Federal Reserve
for the state of economy, but the President doesn't deserve as much credit/blame
as we are prone to give.Certainly Romney has admirable qualities,
but there are concerns. These are mine personally:-shifting
positions on several issues, at politically expedient times (abortion, gay
rights, individual mandate, climate change, bank bailout)-his top donors
are banks and Wall Street types (money is powerful, will he be strong and stand
against another bailout if he's been paid off by the bankers?)-talk that
would likely lead to a trade war with China-talk that will almost
inevitably lead to war against Iran (we have neither the money nor the man power
for another war)
Well good for you. And because he is a fantastic role model and is actually
solving enormous problems dropped in his lap by the Republicans, which everyone
knew approaching the 2008 election, I'm supporting President Obama.
Thanks for the laugh, Kathryn. Your description of Romney is amusing, and a
good joke. You clearly have "bought" the package Romney wants to
sell; unfortunately that's not the real Romney. The REAL Romney cares for, and
works for, himself only. He will say and do whatever it takes to get what he
wants, and has shown that he will say the exact opposite with the next person or
group to whom he speaks for the same reason. He's a politician -- nothing more,
nothing less. And if you want to know how "good" he his for people,
just ask the people who worked for companies taken over by Bain Capital (people
that he harmed in the take-overs and their aftermath where his wealthy sponsors
profited and the "little guys" suffered). The idea that he can turn
around the economy is laughable at best.I love my country and want
the best for it. That is definitely NOT Romney. I wouldn't support Romney for
any office. He would just make things worse. No, thanks.
Your argument was great. It makes me want to vote Obama.
Role models don't devastate thousands of American families by eliminating their
jobs so that the "role model" can make his hundreds of millions of
So I'm curious. . . if not Romney, who? Obama. Really? I'll personally take
Republican X over Obama any day.
To goatesnotes | 9:48 a.m. Dec. 11, 2011 the only Republican worth
beans is Huntsman. The rest would just make things worse than they are now.Personally, I'm planning right now on voting for my border collie,
Jillyan. She's a far better candidate, and far better for the country, than any
of the others.
Mitt Romney has many serious flaws. He lacks morels, he is less than honest and
he is quick to pull the trigger. He may serve on the cabinet, but he should
never be allowed to serve as president in charge of the controls. He would
damage the United States and many other countries.
Kathryn, which one?
When I read Furry's comments, I thought it was Furry just being Furry.Then I looked at my puppy and suddenly realized Furry is onto something.My puppy is loyal, caring and giving.She is a job
creator.When someone is talking she looks and listens.She is a proven problem solver.Just as Republicans love the mantra
"anyone but President Obama", the same thinking can be applied
perfectly to the shrinking list of Republican hopefuls.
I'm for Romney moving to La Jolla, California. He can help the economy by
continuing to enlarge his, already, large home. The construction industry will
be forever grateful. I'll "bet" he buys lots of groceries for his
large family, and is an overall hefty consumer of many California services. They
will love having him there!
Cool story!But as Hunstman said, Romney is nothing more than a
panderer, who will say ANYTHING to be elected.No thanks! I don't
want that as President!
@David King:"-shifting positions on several issues, at
politically expedient times..."Then you certainly wouldn't want
to vote for either Obama or Gingrich, who've switched positions as many times on
serious issues you claim Romney has."-his top donors are banks
and Wall Street types..."Gingrich was paid $1.6 million by
Freddie Mac for absolutely nothing of value in return. Called graft and
corruption. So, you wanna vote for him?"-talk that would
likely lead to a trade war with China"Here's the Gingrich
position on China: 'supported GATT and WTO, which allowed China to import
slave-labor-made goods resulting in a $273 billion trade deficit with China
which cost millions of U.S. jobs.'"-talk that will almost
inevitably lead to war against Iran..."Everyone running for the
White House maintains severe that sanctions against Iran for its nuke program
are required... which is the truth.Fess up, you hate Romney for
other reasons that you'd be embarrassed to list.
@Ok:"Mitt Romney has many serious flaws. He lacks
morels..."Lacks 'morels'? Are you saying he lacks
mushrooms?If you want moral flaws try Gingrich:He
admitted to adultery while his wife was on her sick bed with cancer... Adultery
with... (I'll give you two guesses who).He had to pay a $300,000
fine for misconduct while in the Congress.He was paid $1.6 million
be Freddie Mac for financial advice... as a history professor??!! Give us a
break!There's you some 'morels.'"He may serve on
the cabinet, but he should never be allowed to serve as president in charge of
the controls."Sounds like you're talking about Gingrich, right?
Except Gingrich should serve no place in government. He needs to go back to
his teaching profession in some high school someplace.
@The Real Maverick: "But as Hunstman said, Romney is nothing more than a
panderer, who will say ANYTHING to be elected. No thanks! I don't want that as
President!"You'd prefer an adulterer, then? Or, a guy who had
to pay $300,000 in fines for misconduct in the US House of Representatives?
Think about it.
Romney honest? I dare you to google "Fact-check Romney" and then come
back and rewrite your letter with explanations about why he said what he did.
Obama will win handily.
The anybody but Obama crowd has ended up with an anybody.
@Mr. BeanI'm not a Gingrich or Obama supporter, so I stick to what I
originally wrote. There are more than two candidates in the race, and I happen
to support one of the others. Ron Paul has been consistent, married to the same
woman for 54 years, and always adhered to Constitutional principles. I'm not
embarrassed to list any reason why I wouldn't vote for Romney. If you think
it's a religious thing, you should know I'm LDS and love the LDS faith. My
problems with Romney are entirely political, and nothing to do with his personal
To make a meaningful bet, shouldn't Romney had bet 10 million instead of a
paltry ten grand since he is in the top .01%?
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