Deseret News editors,I understand the Romney-centric reporting.
Romney is followed closely here and it's frankly exciting to watch him do well
as part of the overall question of anti-Mormon bias within parts of country and
party.But many of your readers also follow news about Ron Paul. I'm
one. I'm LDS but I feel that Ron Paul represents what I want in a President
much better than any of the other candidates. There are many local "LDS
for Ron Paul" and "Utah Grassroots for Ron Paul" and
"Campaign for Liberty" groups here in Utah. You see Ron Paul bumper
stickers and signs -- even here in Utah -- more than you see advertisements for
any other GOP candidate -- more even than Romney and Huntsman. There's a story
there and it's news that's least at worth discussing.There's a
reason that -- besides Mitt Romney -- only Ron Paul will be on the ballot in
Primaries in all 50 states. And that only Ron Paul has comparable fundraising
and widespread support.Please consider running some Ron Paul News.
It doesn't have to be the 3-5 stories per day like Romney. But a story now and
then would make sense.
Deseret News articles posted with Romney in the title: 100+ (3-5 a day is not
unnatural). Most of these articles are Romney-centric.Please,
Deseret News; we ask for a more rounded coverage of candidates and the election.
Ron Paul is the only honest, consistent constitutionalist. Please check him
out. He has been warning us for the past 30 years about the very things that
are happening. He is the only one that will restore America. Lets get back to
honest money and a foreign policy that the scriptures, prophets, and book of
mormon support. Any other candidate other than Ron Paul will be just like every
other republican and democratic president weve had for the past 100 years. More
taxes, more regulations, and more government. Give me Liberty or give me
Death!!! Ron Paul 2012!!!!!
Gingrich sure has a distorted view of history: (Quoting from the article)"Paul Tsongas - the most liberal candidate in the 1992
election"---Definitely not - Bill Clinton, Jerry Brown, and
many others were far more liberal. "Three out of four
Republicans rejected (Romney's campaign)"---By that standard,
even more voters - 7 out of 8 - rejected Gingrich's campaign."Gingrich ridiculed Romney's Iowa win as weak, saying he barely improved
his vote total from four years earlier."---Keeping the same
level of support when the votes were split among several more candidates is
actually a great showing! (unless Gingrich is saying that Romney's current
opponents - including Gingrich himself - are weaker than his opponents in 2008).
I listen to radio talk shows quite a bit as I travel 40,000 miles a year going
to work and back. I have noticed some shows don't like to talk about Mitt
Romney over the past 4 years, even though he is the only one from that election
that continued his efforts for those 4 years since. I know that Rick Santorum
working for Radio Salem but didn't know he was paid $83,999 to serve as a guest
host on "Bill Bennett's Morning in America" radio show. Rick Santorum
said he quit doing the 3-hour in the July - August 2011 timeframe due to
potential FEC conflicts. I would picture FOX is also biased with Santorum
getting that very high amount from FOX. Fair and balanced - NOT. It will be
interesting to see how Newt and Rick blend in during the next 5 days before the
New Hampshire primary. A Senator and Speaker of the House working together to
take down a Governor that has been vetted for 5 years, plus. A candidate should
go through their own vetting process with family and friends to help eliminate
the bad exposure. The problem is, people don't realize their shortcomings
Santorum has 21% in a Rasmussen poll released today, the first time he's been
above 5% in any poll in months. Romney needs Perry and Gingrich to stay in as
long as possible before Santorum absorbs the rest of their backers but I don't
expect Perry to last after South Carolina and Gingrich almost seems to already
be on Santorum's bandwagon.
"Unfortunately this nation has gotten so far away from the Constitution
that someone like Ron Paul looks extreme."A1994... at what
point in time would you like to role outselves backward to? The mid
1900's when ethnicity determined ones rights to vote, where you could eat, live,
work and pray?The early 1900's with prohabition and your wives and
daughters were not allowed to vote and in same states own property?Or do you want to role all the way back to the early days of the constitution
where to vote and be on a jury you had to be male and a land owner (remember
land ownership was relatively low compared to today), or when 8 of our first
presidents actively participated in the practice of slavery?What
constitutional timeframe are you referring to?
I don't think the "not the Romneys" have much of a chance, with the
Evangelicals split between Santorum, Gingrich, and Perry. I think the way is
being prepared for the "Mormon Moment".History in the making?
@Happy Valley HereticAnd do you think that America is going to buy
more 'Hope and Change'? @David KingI couldn't agree
with you more. But Ron Paul isn't going to happen. Unfortunately this nation
has gotten so far away from the Constitution that someone like Ron Paul looks
extreme. (I do think his head is in the clouds about Iran.) Joseph
Smith also said that IF the Constitution is to be saved that it would be the
Elders of Israel. (House of Israel for those not familiar with the prophecy.)
Romney isn't the perfect candidate by any means, but he's the best
in the field. Republicans need to circle the wagons around him soon. One thing
that we can all agree on is that Obama doesn't care about the Constitution as
evidenced by his recent recess appointments. (And yes, I know Bush did the same
thing. I didn't support that either.)
I didn't know much about Rick Santorum until this week when I checked out his
career bio. He practiced law and lobbied for professional wrestling before he
was elected to Congress at the young age of 32. He served in Congress for 16
years until he was defeated in his US Senate reelection bid by an 18 percentage
point margin. After his defeat, he stayed in Washington as a
lobbyist and consultant. In 2010, he earned nearly $1 million from his
political connections. Unfortunately, it appears Santorum has received his
paycheck over the years directly from the government or indirectly in the form
of government contracts. He appears to be a Washington Insider who is part of
the problem--not the solution.
Huntsman attacking Romney, a fellow member of the church. Forget national
politics, I'm sick of these guys having bad things to say about each other all
the time. McCain lambasting Romney four years ago, not lining up
with him...Its all pretty sad. Obama wanting to cut hundreds of
billions from our defense? Who is going to stand up against that?
Anyone? Quit fighting each other and fight the man bent on destroying America!
Mountanman the article was all about the republicans eating their own, nowhere
did it mention Obama other than the usual vague insults from the republican
candidates. (It must worry you so, to realize that the republicans could
have all the money in the world and still won't be able to sell crazy to the
Mountainman - the RNC chief was on TV last night bosting they had more money in
the bank then did the Democrats.... so you all need to get together to sort out
your numbers. And those points you pointed out in the NDAA are just
continuations of policies signed in during the early years of the Bush
administration. Not saying they are good, I don't approve of inderterment
constudy nor rendition, but these are practices that have been going on for more
than a decade as authorized by the Patriot Act.Your raise some good
questions though.... worth being answered.But what caught my eye was
Mit is wearing jeans... I didn't even know he owned a pair (just kidding - sort
A question to Mitt Romney supporters who happen to be LDS (I assume there are a
few that read the Deseret News, I could be wrong):Members of the LDS
church know that we have strong belief in the U.S. Constitution as part of our
doctrine. Joseph Smith called the document "a heavenly banner."
Gordon B. Hinckley said "[The Constitution] is the keystone of our nation.
It is the guarantee of our liberty. That original document, with the Bill of
Rights, constitutes the charter of our freedom". Thomas S. Monson has
stated "our belief that the U.S. Constitution is an inspired document"
and that consistent with that belief, this paper, owned by the Church,
"will defend and promote the principles of the Constitution."Last week, Congress passed and the President signed the NDAA (National Defense
Authorization Act) which allows for indefinite detention of American citizens
and the elimination of due process.Why has Mitt Romney not opposed
this? Why has he not spoken against wars not declared by Congress, as the
Constitution requires? Is it even important? Or do we live in more
'enlightened' times? How would a President Romney keep his oath to defend the
The Democrats have much more money than Republicans to campaign with. And all
the time we are told Republicans are the party of the rich?