@ UtahBlueDevil | 1:12 p.m. Jan. 9, 2012Wow, UtahBlueDevil, you are
clueless.Romney didn't turn Massachussett's budget from being in the
hole to having a surplus? Romney went to Standord and not Harvard? His
volunteer service for 9+ years as a bishop and then as stake president was only
"community activism as a bash against Obamaa"? Say what?Enjoy the liberal koolaid.....
Dude with a Brain - Warren Buffet and Bill Gates are two of Obama's financial
advisors... what part of these two look unsuccesful to you. These two have
pocket change in their couches that is more than Romney is worth. Please stop with the silly statements.Romney didn't turn a Red
budget to a black budget - MA is a state that requires a balanced budget. He
just did what the law required, like those before him, and those after him.Romney hasn't posted his birth certificate nor his school records...
until he does, stop making that claim.And Romney may have in the
past dumped trash talking and partisan talk, but just yesturday he said he would
never serve under a president of the other party like Huntsman (and Gates by
extension)... that is pretty partisan amigo.What you call volunteer
service for Romney, you and your peers call community activism as a bash against
Obama.And you forgot that Romney did terrible in high school, and
equally bad at Stanford. But like many, he grew up on his mission, and did much
better afterward.And yes, Romney did amazing things for the
Olympics. For that gets big ata-boys.
Romney:- Valedictorian at BYU - Baker's scholar at
Harvard (go look it up)- Master's degrees in business AND law- enormously successful in private business, now worth between $200-$300
million (compare this to many of Obama's closest advisers who never had to turn
a profit or go hungry)- previous executive leadership experience as
a state governor, including Massachusetts' Commander In Chief of state military
forces- put aside partisanship prejudices/trash-talk by successfully
campaigning/winning the governor's seat as a Republican in a heavily
Democrat-controlled state LONG before Scott Brown- turned a loss
into one of the few profit-earning Olympics (Salt Lake) in 2002 -
turned Massachusetts' budget from red to black while governor-
volunteer service to community as a church leader for well over 10 years (Bishop
and Stake President)- would give ALL his Presidential salary ($1.6
million total) back to the American taxpayers if elected (yes, he's on record as
committing to this)- looks, talks and acts
"Presidential"- understands committment (never
divorced)- understands morality (never had an affair)-
understands family (5 kids)- willing to let all of America see his
birth/school records without a fightNope, nothing there that America
needs at all.....Romney 2012
You want contrasts between Romney and Gingrich?OK, here it is....Romney is the adult in the room, while Gingrich is simply the repeat
adulterer in the room.There's no other way to say it.Is
Gingrich intelligent?Yes.Is Gingrich passionate?Very.Can Gingrich be forgiven of his errors?Yes.Is he trustworthy to lead America?No.While Gingrich can be forgiven, and therefore eventually be trusted again (and
that's the key word, "eventually") there simply isn't enough time for
Gingrich to build up the level of trust between himself and the average America
citizen (whom Newt has most likely never even met and never will meet) in order
for Americans to say "Yes, I trust Newt Gingrich without hesitation."
One confessed session of adultery is serious enough, but two??
Apparently many Americans think adultery can be forgiven as easily as telling
your wife you forgot to gas up her car when you borrowed it and that it should
all be forgiven in the length of a 30-minute sitcom.That line of
thinking is sheer madness. Plus, Gingrich's recent spate of anger
towards Romney simply highlights the fact that he (Gingrich) is, sadly, a small,
Don't believe all the claims of Romney flip-flopping. He has said
MANY times that he has always been personally opposed to abortion except in
cases of rape, incest or the health of the mother is clearly at risk (and BTW,
MANY Christians, Mormon or not, believe the same thing). And, any Mormon
actively participating in their religion can tell you that Romney DID in fact
have these personal beliefs and the proof is in the fact that he served for over
10 years as a 'bishop' and then later as a 'stake president'. Any bishop or
stake president who counseled his members contrary to those positions would have
been immediately removed from those leadership positions. So, Romney HAS been
personally opposed to abortion. He is on record as saying that he changed his
opinion on the role of government involvement in abortion. That is all. As for 'gay marriage', when Romney campaigned in MA, 'gay marriage' was
not even an issue; this wasn't yet being crammed down everyone's throat like it
is today. And, yes, Romney is on record many, many times as saying he opposes
he homosexual 'marriage'.
Proof is in the pudding and life will go on for Mitt Romney, a man of
principles. He and his wife will continue to bring a breath of fresh air to the
campaign. That is what is needed for our nation to take the deep breath and get
back to business. We have been living in a world of attacks on character and
integrity since the 1994 time of Newt Gingrich and his new America. You don't
make back room deals, you have open discussions about what you are going to do
for and to the country. President Clinton and Newt have some common case
history in their moral values. Real integrity and moral values are important
for our nation to survive. When all of the values of our founding fathers go by
the wayside, then what do we have to live for? We should be the light of the
world. People try to emulate most of our values. When our image is portrayed
and shown to others around the world as something less than we were given by our
forefather's courage and upstanding nature in the community, then we have
stooped low. We need people with real values.
"Newt Gingrich attacks Mitt Romney in ad, as promised"Turning his back on his promise to stay positive, which wsa apparently a
political ploy.Ask Gingrich's wives about the worthlessness of his
Which of these two candidates is going to shrink the government?Which of them is going to bring jobs to USA?Which is going to be
able to cut fat from useless federal programs?Which one has an
effective plan to address national deficit/debt?Which of them plans
to abolish wasted spending by the military?Check their websites and
you will see neither has the action plan in place to help the country. They
just want to be elected.Pres Obama wanted to make the changes but
has been unable to accomplish them. Take away the party colors and these two
are the same, good men with good intentions but neither of these two nor the
current president have the backbone to tackle the fiscal problems of the
country.This country is looking for and demanding real change. I am
still looking for the candidate who will work with the elected officials and
make the difference.
JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt--"You Obama haters can't criticize him for
running with anti Mormon strategies, that has been the mainstay of the Perry and
Gingrich camps." Many Democrats don't mind (and won't mind in
the months to come) sharing those strategies.
@ Rutland vs. MedfieldYup--you got it. Sarah Palin's plan was to
milk the limelight for all she could. Newt is too.
@indycrimsonI liked your comment about Mitt's temperment. During the
last campaign, 4 years ago, I recall a former business associate being quoted
that "you don't work FOR Mitt, you work WITH him". (Emphasis mine)
You Obama haters can't criticize him for running with anti Mormon strategies,
that has been the mainstay of the Perry and Gingrich camps.
I worked for a Bain Capital owned company a few years back and it was clear to
me that Mitt was the smartest person I had, met to date. But his temperment
made you feel welcome around him. I hear that Newt is unhappy when he is not
acknowledged as the smartest person in any assembly. He does seem
to pout when he does not get his way or is not celebrated...bad omen for a
leader...watch him when he speaks, he gives every statement he makes, the
opportunity for a cheer or gasp of amazement...when it does not happen he seems
to pout.Not sure which GOP candidate can beat the current
disaster...but whomever it is...be slim shady and "please stand up"
Pot calling the Kettle black. Both inconsistent in their views, double-tongued
in their philosophy, and lacking in Constitutional fortitude.The
Constitution is close to be hanging from a thread. We need to elect a
Constitutionally-based candidate.Ron Paul is our best hope.
Newt Gingrich appears to be on a self-destruct mission as he is doing nothing
more than helping President Obama. We can't afford this President's power to
continue with this type of philosophy. He said today, "I firmly believe,
and I think the American people understand, that we can keep our military strong
-- and our nation secure -- with a defense budget that continues to be larger
than roughly the next 10 countries combined," he said. Newt will help
drive our nation to another 4 years of this destruction of the military. Newt
knows how he tries to defend himself (not very well) but he doesn't have a
thought for our general welfare and common defense. His choice of cabinet
members who would put up with his ranting and raving as he did the other night
when he took 4th place in Iowa was embarrassing for our nation. A person that
held one of the top positions in our nations elected officials acting like a
second grader in front of international news media threatening, not life
threatening, but still threatening another candidate, whether he stayed in the
race of not. His political negative campaign shows his disdain for common
Tony12Romney balanced a terrible MA budget. Romney believes in a
free market, understanding that job creators help the average American. He cut
the fat in his own business Bain, then restructured to create lots of jobs for
Americans. Romney believes in states rights according to the
Constitution. He is adamant that each state make its own determination for
health care.Romney was pro-life because he held the libertarian
position that each person should have the right to make their own choices, right
or wrong. Once he became governor and an abortion issue hit his desk, he
researched, and realized that this was an issue that involved another life who
needed consideration. He, like Reagan, changed his mind and has remained firm in
the face of opposition. He has reasoning powers.
Mitt Romney is one of the most liberal republican candidates, and a big flip
flopper. He was pro-life, pro-government mandate for health care, supported
climate change, and worst of all supported the TARP bailouts. Ron
Paul is the only conservative in the race and the only one that will actually
restore America. He's the only one with a perfect voting record against big
government, against more taxes, and has never voted for anything not
specifically outlined in the constitution. He's the only one with a foreign
policy compliant to what the prophets, book of mormon, and founders teach.Let's put an honest person in office for once. I'd rather have Obama
again than Romney. At least Obama admits he's socialist. Romney parades as a
small government capitalist, but will still act as every past republican and
democrat puppet has. At least with Obama, socialism will get blamed, not
capitalism.RON PAUL 2012!!!
Dirt? Wait until the Obama sycophants get geared up. The president cannot run on
his record and the only option is to throw dirt on his opponent. Try doing it in
reverse and you will be labeled a racist. That's politics, folks.
Newt has come out of Iowa looking petty, bitter and small. He has no one to
blame but himself for the negativity. You can't claim that morals and integrity
are important and prove to everyone that you don't have any and not have any
notice the hypocracy.
Talk of flip flopping--Pagan endorses Mitt?
Lol, this is spin at it's finest. Most people with opinions probably haven't
seen the ads since they are not included with the news report spin. What a
pillow fight.First, what attack ads by Romney? If Romney
denounces the Super-PAC ad it will look like Mitt initiated it and that Romney
can't control his campaign. Don't fall for this trap. Besides the one ad isn't
that bad and according to factfinder.com the ad is mostly true about Gingrich
although a little mean spirited since Gingrich said he has since changed his
opinion on global warming. Can't a guy change his mind Mitt?Second,
what attack ad by Gingrich? Gingrich set us all up after Iowa as if
he would really go after Mitt...probably so we would watch his ad. The new ad
makes Romney seem "Timid". wow. That doesn't seem like a dirty attack
to me. LOL
At the end of the day (Nov 2 2012) the "hot candidate" is going to be
ABO - Anybody But Obama! Seriously, both conservatives and independents as well
as a good number of disillusioned unemployed democrat's are going to enter the
voting booth with 4 years of penned up anger and frustration to simply vote
Obama OUT!!! It happened in Nov of 2010 and it will be even bigger in Nov 2012
regardless of how much trash talk money Obama has. People have seen more than
enough of the "empty suit" in the White House and they are ready for
change with ABO as the leading candidate.
"Massachusetts moderate and a Georgia conservative"? Gingrich is
evidently delusional and thinks there are two more candidates in this race than
there are. As far as I can tell, the only conservative in this race is from
Texas and everyone else is a big-government liberal.
Anyone can sign up to be President without very many qualifications. The
President just came out with the Department of Defense Strategic Plan of 2012
just in time to cut the military to bare bones. The military have almost sacred
values they go by with slight variations for each service, agency such as:
Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal
Courage. These and other values should be part of the process for the
Commander-in-Chief or he/she is part of a farce that we cannot have for 4-years.
It is hard to believe that Newt would attempt such a feat. We have too much at
stake to gamble with his character, even though he may be "smart".
Our country lives for and thrives on good people at all levels of government.
We have allowed some of the government to be lower level than we would expect
for businesses. That doesn't mean business owners and corporations don't have
problems as we have seen in the past 3 years. We need trust and the values
listed for government, financial systems, owners, and everyday people. We
cannot afford to have our country become a place for low quality
I am a dual citzen.My personal political position is somewhat the
right of Atilla the Hun.I don't want Canadian medicare either. We
can't afford it.
It's a good strategy for Newt. There is nothing positive to say about himself so
why not try to trash the opposition? His "leadership" in Congress was
a disaster and it is inconceivable that he would be any better as a president. I
cringe when Gingrich speaks
@BobP in B.C.I'm not sure where you are getting your news and info
about the American Politics. Gingrich, Santorum OR Romney could beat Obama.
Obama is presiding over one of the worst economies since Jimmy Carter. We
Americans aren't accustomed to 8-9% permanent unemployment. The Canadians
obviously have figured it out. Your Prime Minister is quite conservative and
lo, and behold, Canada has done quite well during this economic storm. (We
still don't want your healthcare though.)
"We're going to have a great time with Romney in New Hampshire. He'll win,
probably, but it will be much more interesting than he wants." ... his
immature reaction and apparently nonexistent self confidence is overwhelming ha.
Well said Newt, You've got my vote! haha
I would love Newt to debate Obama, but I would still not vote for him. Obama
needs someone to point blank challenge him on all his lies during the last
campaign and all the lies since he has taken office. He just needs to be humbled
down to his knees.Mitt is the one to turn this country around. It is
really tiresone to hear all these people talk about all the job he
"lost" at Bain Capital, but fail to mention all the jobs he created by
restructuring. Here is a clue....sometimes you need to do that to create more
jobs. Obama's restructuring is just plain crazy and it has shown itself with
higher unemployment and everyone freaking out. Four more years of him and we as
a country are really sunk.
Let these bunch of goofs running as candidates tear each other apart, because
"none" of them qualify for anything other than being a side show in
the carnivals. What a disgusting bunch of nothings! Greedy liars, cheats and
more baggage than a freight train could haul, and they want to be president of
what? After what Bush-Cheney and friends did for 8 years do they think we
citizens want seconds? Unbelievable.
Please we just don't need another adulterer in the office who refuses to live up
to his commitments at the alter. That says mountains about his integrity.
The real Newt is coming out. His idea to bring federal judges before Congress
based upon whether or not whomever is in power at the moment likes what the
judges are doing.... completely turns the Separation of Powers and Balance of
Powers doctrines on their heads. If he weren't so "brilliant," it
would be completely stupid!No, the more I see of Newt, the less I
like. He's far from the senior statesman, smart grandfatherly type. He's mean,
vindictive, and has some pretty strange ideas.I'd vote for Perry,
Santorum, over Newt.
Ever the devotee of Machiavelli, Gingrich has at last revealed his true colors.
Did anyone who knows his vindictive, take-no-prisoners style as House leader
really think he would conduct a positive campaign?
From an earlier comment:Newt Gingrich does not WANT to be president.
Becoming president will only interfere with his business enterprises
of selling his and his wife's books, his videos, and his "consulting"
business of peddling his status as a Washington insider to corporate
interests.His campaign tactics (lack of organization,
"campaign" stops at book signings and video screenings in non-early
primary states) illustrate that. His sole purpose is to build future business
and the actual presidency will be bad for business.That said, he is
still Newt and will go nuclear on those he perceives to be his enemies (just
like he did as House Speaker). In that regard, Newt is the 2012
version of Mike Huckabee--someone who has no chance of becoming president, but
who will stay in as long as he can for no other reason than to tear down Mitt
Romney while building for his financial future.
Ahhh let the insanity begin! I'm so looking forward to watching the
Republican candidates fight their war of words against one another. In one
corner you have a man who preaches morality and honesty then cheats on his wife
and in the other corner you have a man who takes every opportunity to bash our
current President for not creating jobs yet in his quest for wealth has
purchased, dis-mantled and dissolved numerous companies at the cost of thousands
of American jobs, not to mention the numerous jobs he has shipped off to foreign
shores and cheaper labor. In other words, your candidates stink!
They stand no chance of replacing Barak Obama as President.Republicans should stick to what they do best, chasing false birth
certificates, worrying about what everyone, other than them selves of course,
are doing behind closed doors and re-writing history. Let the big boys who have
better things to do with their time worry about running the Country.
Ron Paul has had many more ads that were direct attacks on Gingrich's record but
Newt is almost completely ignoring those. Romney does not have the legal right
to interfere with the ads by a PAC. Yes, he could make a public denouncement of
them, but guess what? They are simply revealing Newt's record which speaks for
itself.In interviews on Tuesday, Gingrich personally attacked Romney
with no facts, just general slurs. He went on to say he can now go after Romney
because he will simply be telling the truth. Well, that is all that the ads were
doing. Gingrich is very embarrassed by his record to get this upset.His actions are all about rage and vengeance on a personal level. He is making
accusations without any specific details. Very unprofessional.
Gingrich, Santorum, Romney, even Sarah Palin would be better than Obama.
On Nov. 30th, Gingrich responded to comments by Romney that Gingrich said were
attacking. The press reported that this was Romney striking the first blow. In
truth, two days before this, Gingrich made a few very negative remarks towards
Romney in a Reuters piece by Jeff Zeleny. The press has been pretending that
Gingrich is just the victim here and so has Gingrich. Here is an excerpt of
Gingrich striking the first blow: I dont claim to be the perfect
candidate; I just claim to be a lot more conservative than Mitt Romney.He
added, I wouldnt lie to the American people. I wouldnt switch my positions for
political reasons. Its perfectly reasonable to change your position if facts
change. If you see new things you didnt see everybodys done that, Ronald Reagan
did that. Its wrong to go around to adopt radically different positions based on
your need of any one election, then people will have to ask themselves, What
will you tell me next time?
It appears that loser Newt is flailing in the wind. Incidently this is his
third marrage. He dumped on two previous wives.
A pure pro wrestling attack. The establishment doesn't care who is president as
long as it isn't Ron Paul.
Gingrich promised to not turn negative, but, now he's negative. Would that be
flip flopping?Gingrich promised his first wife to be faithful, and
wasn't. Would that be flip flopping?Gingrich promised to not
entangle himself with the far left, and instead made a commercial with pelosi.
Another flip flop?He doesn't have much to go on.I like
Gingrich, but, stick with the issues. You have enough baggage. We are aware of
your baggage, so, just tell us what your plan is to fix the obama nightmare
(which means obamas ideas to clean up all of the other messes).
I noticed on the CNN/MSNBC live coverage in Iowa on Tuesday, that Newt is not a
gentleman. He should have listened to his mother or Thumper, "If you can't
say something nice, don't say anything at all." Newt loses his temper and
displays it in public. He tries to cover up his shortcomings, errors or
mistakes by blaming the other guy or trying to bring the other guy down to his
level. We can't have a President that acts like that, no matter how smart he
thinks he is. Advisors can help make a President great but if he throws a
temper tantrum in public, before cameras, that would be disastrous. After
living in countries where losing face is a big deal, this is a big deal for
diplomatic relations. A candidate can lob weapons at a foe but weapons in this
context are words. A candidate's actions speak for themselves and Mr. Newt has
spoken for himself for decades and has shown us his personality and character.
We don't need to analyze him as he has been a public figure and on the media's
radar for years. His hair color may show some sage but not wisdom.
if they cannot handle dirt from their opponents, they'll have no chance once the
DNC and their lapdog media open their sludge hoses in the general election.
Romney has shown he can take it, Newt has shown he cannot.
Someone already splashing around in the gutter does care if you splash them
back. They are already wet and dirty.
A prominent financial journalist says a single event (which is likely to take
place in the next year), could spell the end of the GOP/Tea Party for good. No
more sitting on the sidelines. Now is the time to act or get stuck with a bland,
boring, career politician who will lose to Barack Obama. Mitt Romney has
campaigned in for over four years. Romney, who was considered the Iowa
front-runner, faces a daunting challenge as the GOP primary calendar unfolds.
He pulled no more votes in 2012 than he did in 2008. He has spent more than $15
million between both races to win Iowa forking over $500 a vote for the past two
elections combined. Gallup tracking poll had Romney at 24 percent and Gingrich
at 23 percent, a neck-and-neck race. Santorum pulled only 6 percent in the
Gallup poll. If the eventual GOP nominee is going to beat President Barack
Obama in November, surely he will have to excite more conservative activists
than that. Some Republican consultants see the glass as half full for Romney.
Like in 2008 with McCain / Sarah ticket. Jerry Springer for
President, HE'LL "GIT-R-Done".My views.
the time for attack adds is over. Time to put up your plan and let voters decide
who can best lead us out of the Obama-abyss. Gingrich said he was going to focus
on the positive a few weeks ago so I'm confused why he is reverting to negative
now. Romney needs to cool it as well with the negative adds - put your plan up
and convince why your plan is best and not try to throw dirt on the other guy.
Throwing dirt is easy and is usually a bunch of half truths mixed with political
I wish Mitt Romney were even half as moderate as his opponents would have us