Published: Tuesday, Jan. 17 2012 12:00 a.m. MST
A very quick fact-check will show that Romney is not above telling outright lies
to disparage our fine President Obama. In my opinion, most Utah voters will
roundly dismiss the lies since Romney is a Republican. I find it repugnant.
Funny, he has the opposite effect on me.
Running a country is not the same as running a corporation.In the
corporation all you need to worry about is profits. Fire a few million workers
to boost your bottom line.In a country, you worry about your
citizens. Firing them ruins your bottom line.Romney doesn't
understand the difference.
If Romney weren't Mormon, would you have still found him inspiring? How many
other Utahns would feel inspired by him?Despite all this inspiring
nonsense, what about substance? That's what I want out of a President. We don't
need Dr. Phil. We need Bill Clinton. Someone that actually knows how
to get the economy moving (like he did after Bush I killed it) and balance a
budget. Romney? What does he stand for? Guess it depends on the
week... Flip Flop....
What would be inspiring is for someone to run for office where it is evident
that they value principals above the glamour that comes with the office they
seek.In addition what would be inspiring is to find a Solomon who is
known for their far reaching wisdom and in whom you could have confidence would
make right decisions.
Mitt Romney is like an old sea captain. He know which way the wind is blowing
and he frequently changes his course to compensate for the wind. Unfortunately
the job of president requires more than a person who can flip flop to the wind.
Mitt just doesn't have what it takes to lead a great country out of economic
"The Real Maverick" has a good point. But for being a Mormon, how
many of you would support a fairly liberal Massachusetts politician, raised in
wealth beyond the dreams of most Utahns and has been a corporate raider, who was
on record of supporting abortion rights and gay rights, and who is one of the
most notable flip-floppers in U.S. political history? Are you voting for the
man, or are you voting for the religion (as long as it is associated with the
"right" political party)?
So what is this letter writer suggesting?That Federal Employees work
for Free? Volunteer their time? Work for Kudos?I'm sure
Romney's Fired, laid-off Employees don't share your feelings of inspiration.Go ahead Mitt -- Inspire us.We're still waiting to hear ONE idea,
suggestion, or plan of HOW he plans to do things different.The
Republican mantra of "but, I'm not Obama" means nothing to intelligent
voters.Substance, not slogans.
@ LDS Liberal. I think you are right! "Intelligent voter" should vote
for a man who has never had any leadership experience, who never had to run a
company, never had to make payroll, never had to succeed against all the
government's regulations. That way he can "lead" us to becoming just
like Europe! Now that's real "substance".
Being an LDS member, I want a president who respects the office. The way Romney
trys to degrade our wonderfull president is not of the Jesus I know. Huntsman
was the one who had honor. Tearing down our president for reasons that are not
true, does not look like honor to me. Romney has ideas that will work for the
benifit of all Americans? Then why doesn't he bring them forth?
Embarrassed Utahn: "our fine President Obama"... Funny, he has the
opposite effect on me....
Which Romney is inspiring? The liberal Romney of the 90's? the moderate Romney
of the early 2000's? or the hard core right wing Romney of today?
Romney owns Clear Channel Communications, Inc. that runs conservative talk
shows, why do they, Glenn Beck and Rush want HIM elected?. Forget kissing
babies on the campaign trail. The millions of dollars worth of political
advertisements airing before the early primary elections are turning out to be
money well spent for K Street and Wall Street money, GOP deregulations that say
it's ok, keep it, get filthy rich off of it, stuff it in off shore tax safe
havens, don't use it to create jobs, we want Obama to fail, and they go along
with the Koch Brother's wishes that feeds them. They can spend unlimited
amounts of cash to influence elections, and are poised to remake presidential
politics this year. it's about these cafeteria style Constitutionalist that
uses their political theories if and when it fits them and when it effects them
alone, with a no waiting staff table service, in their private Patroit
restaurant or within an institution of the Tea Party. That's what they think
is their "Constitutionalist Platform" is to spout off about. That
crashed America. Are you ready for that again?. "HEY", the rich get
richer, we get poorer. ReaganBushClintonBush-villes economics. My
The fallacy of the world is that business experience prepares a person for
government leadership. It is more likely that just the opposite is true. Government is about people, business is about wealth accumulation. The
two are mortal enemies in the struggle for survival. Barring a few exceptions
that sometimes occur, this is the rule and the history of civilization so
far.If there is to be a government of the people, for the people and
by the people, business must be controlled to do the will of the people and not
the other way around. Business like fire must be controlled or it
will consume not only the world of people but itself as well.So when
we elect a business oriented person to govern us, we are donating our lives and
futures to someone not having our best interest.Even so, business is
not an option for civilized society it is as necessary as the air we breath. It
provides the necessary products and services that we cant or dont want to
provide by ourselves. But like the fire and its service, business must be
controlled to the wishes of the people.
Look at Romney during the debates. He has a smirk on his face. He is
condisending to the other candidates. He changes his opinion like the wind
changes direction. The only thing he inspires in me is to see Obama reelected
Mitt's a good guy with a lot of fine qualities, but "inspiring" is not
one of them. He's a hard driving, single minded numbers guy -- a common Harvard
biz school phenom -- but not the person to bring a tear to the eye.
Citizens for Tax Justice a few months ago estimated that Mitt Romney, due to
most of his income coming from investments, pays a tax rate of around 14
percent, a far cry from the 35 percent top income tax rate. Romney then
confirmed that the bulk of his income does, indeed, come from investments (and
is thus subject to the top capital gains tax rate of 15 percent).During a press conference, Romney said that he only makes some income from
speakers fees, but not very much, which is money that would be taxed at normal
income tax rates. From Feb. 2010 to Feb. 2011, Romney earned $362,000 in
speakers fees.On the other hand,Romneys tax plan would double
the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, while increasing taxes on millions of middle
class families, including half of middle class families with children.
Romney's core strength is electability. His voters are, for the most part,
completely unenthused. In fact Santorum led a recent poll with 29% saying he's a
true conservative. Romney was down with Gingrich at 15% and 14% (they may have
been reversed, I'm not sure). However, Romney led in that poll. There's this
massive reluctant support for Romney, that's why for 7 months despite Romney
floating around 20-25% the whole time nationally and in Iowa, conservatives
tested half a dozen candidates. 6 different people led Iowa polling and a 7th
person was just 8 vote shy of winning it. Really Romney's strength is he's
running against loons. I kinda wonder what would've happened if Pawlenty stayed
in the race.
Come back to this inspiration thing after Romney "resets" the economy.
1.4 million Michiganders are greatful he didn't get the opportunity a couple of
Mountanman | 8:33 a.m. Jan. 17, 2012 Hayden, ID @ LDS Liberal. I
think you are right! "Intelligent voter" should vote for a man who has
never had any leadership experience, who never had to run a company, never had
to make payroll, never had to succeed against all the government's regulations.
That way he can "lead" us to becoming just like Europe! Now that's
real "substance". =================== Like I
already said,The Republican mantra of "but, I'm not Obama" means
nothing to intelligent voters.A couple other things Mountanman:They are both running for the President of the United States, not CEO of
America, Inc.Like Terrorists who don't recognize the State of
Israel, we have those Americas who don't recognize who the current sitting
President of the United States is.and I'd reckon that actually being the
President of the United States for the last 4 years trumps never ever being the
President of the United States in the "experience" category
everytime.FYI -- Your Bush/Cheney Patriot Act Anti-Government eyes
are watching you...
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