@DeltaFoxtrot "I'm curious... what can Romney fight Obama
on?"How about the economy? The question is, "What can
Obama fight Romney on?" Even Ann Coulter, whom I would consider to be
pretty far right, has only glowing things to say about Mitt Romney.It seems like we always ask, "Why can't we get anyone good to run for
office?" So here comes a guy that has a law degree AND an MBA from
Harvard. He has real experience in the private sector. Of all the other
serious candidates (sorry Jon Huntsman) Romney is the ONLY one who hasn't spent
more time in office than in the private sector. He has proven that he can turn
things around. He has morals, is active in his church and has served as a
leader in the church. He even LOOKS presidential. And we are listening to Rick
Perry and Newt Gingrich???
I deeply admire Jon Huntsman's father; however, I can't even feign the same
sentiment for his son. Both Huntsman and Gingrich exhibit an elitist and
arrogant demeanor and exude a sense of entitlement that is, unfortunately,
common in most politicians. For all their intelligence and experience these
"entitled elitists" still do not understand it is the public they
serve and not the public that serves them (or their ego).
Ref:deep in thought | 8:02 p.m. Jan. 10, 2012 Salt Lake, UT I
do read Tribune along with DN plus 8 other newspapers, many news shows on TV and
blogs on the internet. I like to keep well informed and not depend on only one
news source for what is happening on the political scene.
deep in thought | 8:02 p.m. Jan. 10, 2012 Salt Lake, UT There
are several anti-mormon, anti-republican trolls that just have to get in their 2
cents on EVERY stinking political story. I wish I could choose to block them
since it's always the same peeps. I wonder if they've ever heard of the Salt
Lake Tribune, it's more liberal and I think they would enjoy it more. As for me,
I say .... Go Mitt 2012! Recommend Recommendations:
21I am Mormon and not anti Republican, but it is very disturbing to
read your comments and see 21 people recommended it. The last time I checked DN
was a public newspaper which I believe anyone, regardless of religion or
political persuasion are allowed to read and make comments. It would be totally
unamercan to block anyone. I am an independent voter and became one after
seeing what a mess both political partys are and the narrow minded people that
back them. I much prefer to do my own research and vote for the candidate that
will best serve my family and my values regardless of what party they belong to.
I'm curious... what can Romney fight Obama on?Job creation? No.Healthcare? No.Taxes? No.What's his platform going to be?
re:Marine Corps VetYou need to do more reading. Bain did not
always/mostly buy companies that were failing, they bought/invested in companies
that were undervalued. Several/many companies INCREASED their debt burden AFTER
Bain invested in them and were providing direction. Even the companies that
failed were moneymakers for Bain. While it may be true that some companies
would've failed without Bain's involvement, it can also be said that Bain
perhaps hastened their demise, took their profits while leaving the workers
without their pensions or healthcare.
re:Christy"Is a President who is humble, thoughtful,
respectful, and all-inclusive"..Seriously Christy put aside
your liberal blinders for the moment and review the past 3 years of Barack
Obama. Obama has been THE most arrogant, name calling, dividing president in the
past 50 years. One minute he is giving a speech to congress and telling everyone
to be more civil and the next week he is giving a speech somewhere else trashing
Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor, The Tea Party, and those repulsive people in the country
who "cling to their guns and religion". The man is a total hypocrite!!
Also as far as independents running back to Obama is like the freed Children of
Israel running back to the slavery of Egypt. I don't think so Christy! Check the
polling on independents regarding their DISPLEASURE with Obama and outright
contempt. Remember the 2010 elections Christy and the GOP land slide?? 2012 will
be even worse for your dems. Finally, Romney is no different than any other CEO
who takes over a corporation. Yes there are layoffs and that is a simply fact of
business.. if the business is to survive that is.
His winning is not due to his religion. He is the best qualified to win the
election and attempt to change the influence of the Congress and even the
process for the Supreme Court over time. Governor Romney has a proven track
record in the variety of jobs and positions he has held in the past 45 years.
He is a pragmatic person that can deal with all kinds of people around the
world. He has been fair in his business dealings that Newt Gingrich has never
dealt with. Newt would be another Obama without experience in business and even
though he thinks he is smart, he is not business smart. We don't need another
President at this specific time that hasn't had tests of time and that doesn't
have moral values our country's founders possessed and espoused for us over two
hundred years later and beyond. It is amazing to see that approved budgets
really haven't flowed during the past 3 Obama years. Congress and the President
have duties to include budget formulation. The President couldn't even do that
with a Democratic leadership in both houses of Congress. His staff are in a
rotating door, coming and going, gone
Christy; I must take exception to your words wherein you refer to Romney as a
Capitalist/Venture Vulture, though I do recognize the political rigor in your
words. I choose to see Romney as Capitalist Entrepreneur wherein his company
buys one that is failing, whose debt burden is so great and productivity so low
that surely the inevitable will be foreclosure resulting in the laying off or
firing of 100% of their employees, OR being bought out by another company with
the idea that through better management, infusion of cash and conceptual
redirection they may become financial solvent thereby securing the future of
many/most/all of their current employees or, heaven forbid, as happened many
times with Bain Corporation, creating additional jobs and aiding our faltering
economy and pathetic unemployment. See, I can paint it "half-full" as
easily as you can paint it "half-empty".
my wife had never heard Romney speak before and after last nights acceptance
speech - she was impressed! Honestly this was a GREAT speech from a guy who
already looks the part of president. To me it was going to one doctor who tells
you that you are really sick and you will have to learn to just live with the
pain... but hey you could be worse!!! Then you go to another doctor
who also tells you that you are really sick but then tells you that there is NO
REASON for you to have to continue to live with the pain and he has anti-biotics
and other therapy that will make you completely better ..so you can start
running marathons again and enjoying life to the fullest!! I think I like the
second doctor better!! For nearly 4 years we have been told by the
QUACK in the White House that yes the economy is really bad but it could
be worse and you might as well adjust your live styles to live with less. Of course getting completely well also means winning back the Senate and
getting rid horse doctor Harry.
Game,Set,If Mitt wins in South Carolina, it is "Match!"
Under a Romney presidency, most of the current tax system would remain intact,
although he would permanently do away with the estate tax and lower the
corporate rate from 35 percent to 25 percent.He would also make
permanent the Bush tax cuts that are scheduled to expire at the end of the
year.While millions of households would see tax cuts, thousands of
poor Americans would see their tax bills rise, by an average of $1,000, because
of changes to child and earned income credits.Those making more than
$1 million a year would get a tax cut of about $150,000 -- amounting to about
half of the total tax cuts he proposes, according to Howard Gleckman, a fellow
at the Urban Institute and editor of the Tax Policy Centers budget policy blog,
Apparently state funding of abortions is not a deal breaker for Republicans.
If Romney is capable of uniting the country, he needs to demonstrate that skill
with his own party. Let's see if he can unite the GOP as a test of his ability
to unite all of us as our president.
Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina only make up 2.6 percent of the nation's
population. If the issue is decided by then, our system is broke.
Romney's spokespersons decried the followingGingrich's criticism of
Romney's business methods, which they call Fomenting resentment at success Meaning: We in general and Republicans in particular must admire people
who make money, because they are successful and made money. We cannot second
guessing the ethics of how they went about being successful and making money.
They also say it is important to have a candidate who supports free
enterprise and does not condemn it like President Obama does Meaning, when one has made money, we have to admire one and like it, no matter
what. To make a huge fortune, typically one has to break laws and break ethics
and then one spends the rest of one's life living with the consequences and
rationalizing and justifying the methods. He doesnt need a bunch of poor
whiners complaining about his methods no matter how egregious. Besides,
America is bankrupt and has to downsize, so we need someone who has experience
in taking an organizational wreckage and reaping profits from it.
This is the 4th comment I've attempted in 2 days. I wonder why such vile
comments are permitted about President Obama, but I can't say this?Can someone explain these comments to me?"Romney has the
dignified demeanor and refinement that is so lacking in this Chicago-style
administration and conducts himself in a manner that will once again make
Americans proud of their president." What is Chicago-style about our
President? He is Al Capone? Or is he a 'community organizer'? Make up your
mind. Is a President who is humble, thoughtful, respectful, and all-inclusive
not preferable to someone who will take us back to a place where we're the bully
of the world in the name of oil? Romney welcomes a conflict with Iran. Because
we're 'exceptional'. Obama was always against the Iraq debacle, and he is not
looking to take us into Iran. Here is one American who is proud of her
president.And what does this mean? "If a candidate
is faithful to his wife, children, beliefs and proud of his country, he is a
pretty good fella!!" You just described our president.Yes, regardless of Newt's kidney punch-attempt to take Romney out of the
race, Romney will win the nomination. But thanks to Newt hitting Romney so hard
re: Bain and Romney being a true vulture capitalist, a real 1% guy - taking over
companies, breaking them up, selling them off, putting thousands out of work -
thanks to Newt highlighting this predatory behavior, rational independents will
flock to Obama, ensuring his reelection.
Time to restore our country.
@ There you go again.You Liberals need to work on your logic.You would have to see data that showed Romney was the LAST choice for
the remaining 75% to establish your premise.I'm pretty sure they
don't cast votes for second or third choice in NH.
awesome win Mit! one step closer to sending BO back to Chicago for good.
@There You Go AgainRight, but the same can be said for EVERY
candidate in EVERY race. What's your point? Romney won big time in New
Hampshire. Nobody has won both Iowa and New Hampshire in at least 35 years.
And now Mitt is ahead in the polls in South Carolina. As for your earlier
point: Do you really think that if Romney wins the nomination that all the 75%
that voted for someone else in the Iowa caucus will continue to vote AGAINST
Romney? That's why I say your point has no basis in logic.
Hold on to those congrats, Folks!Not even one of the other Republican
candidates in calling it quits so Willard can gain his crown. Now how come
they won't gather around ol' Mitt and work for the best of the Republican
party? What do these other candidates know that many of the DN readers
cannot comprehend?Why don't they like me???
So there you go again does that mean Ron Paul had over 79% vote against him in
Iowa and 77% vote against him in New Hampshire, or do you suppose all the other
candidates votes would have gone to Ron Paul, which is of course completely
reasonable to someone lacking in whole reasoning department. Or Santorum who had
90% of the people vote against him in New Hampshire. Please show a little
Go Mitt Go!
a1994Logic?When you receive 25% of the vote, 75% of the
voters, voted against you.
There are several anti-mormon, anti-republican trolls that just have to get in
their 2 cents on EVERY stinking political story. I wish I could choose to block
them since it's always the same peeps. I wonder if they've ever heard of the
Salt Lake Tribune, it's more liberal and I think they would enjoy it more. As
for me, I say .... Go Mitt 2012!
He sure is consistent. 2008 Romney beat 2012 Romney in Iowa by 6 votes and at
the moment 2012 Romney is on pace to beat 2008 Romney by only about 500 votes in
@There You Go AgainCan you tell me the last person in either party
to get over 50% of the vote in their party's primary in any state? That's why
they call it a primary. To say that 75% voted against Romney is kind of a joke.
By your logic, 63% of Iowans voted against Obama in the 2008 democratic caucus.
Good for Mitt, he has my vote. The only thing Jon Huntsman has accomplished is
leveraging his family name into a governorship and an ambassadorship...not
really a presidential resume!
Sorry, I had a glitch with the t-prompter...Oops!Congratulations Mitt.Only 64 % voted against you in New
Hampshire.Much better than the 75% who voted against you in the Iowa
Republican Caucus.Much better...
Congratulations Mitt.Only 64 % voted against you in the Iowa
Republican CaucusMuch better than the 75% who voted against you in
I use to say "anyone but Obama" in this presidential race. Now, I
have to say anyone but Obama and Gingrich. He's switching gears and starting to
talk like a left-wing liberal in an attempt to smear Romney.
If a candidate is faithful to his wife, children, beliefs and proud of his
country, he is a pretty good fella!! Yea, Romney!
What I think is really interesting. Is that 53% voted for Mormons. rom early returns: 36% Romney 17% Huntsman = 53%If Mitt can get
that same 53% nationally, later, it'll be a win.
I may not agree with all of Romney's positions; however, I do believe this
country desperately needs someone of his caliber to restore law and order in
this country. Just as it was with Reagan, politics aside, Romney has the
dignified demeanor and refinement that is so lacking in this Chicago-style
administration and conducts himself in a manner that will once again make
Americans proud of their president.
Romney is the only logical choice for a GOP candidate. May as well end the
primaries and nominate him now.
Really, never saw that coming!!