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Published: Thursday, Jan. 19 2012 7:43 a.m. MST

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one old man
Ogden, UT

The Deseret News says Romney flips again. Isn't it more like "Flops?"

sergio
Phoenix, AZ

surely Romney can reach into his little coin purse and find the change to buy a few more votes.

stgjazzfan
Saint George, UT

Santorum was not given the win by Iowa he was awarded a tie because three presencs tallys were lost and can not be retreved and the number of deligates are being split evenly. But I'm sure there are many who will spin this however they want.

IA Cougar
West Des Moines, IA

The press loves to report this because they do not like Romney. CNN reported this yesterday with headlines that Santorum actually won. Really? With precincts uncountable, the real result is a virtual tie. Iowa's caucus votes and non-binding. In the 2008 cycle, the state went for Huckabee yet cast all delegate votes for McCain. This is really a lot about nothing...but not if you are attracted to negative Romney headlines!

Doug10
Roosevelt, UT

Mitt will be fine regardless.

Mitt maintains he will bring jobs to USA, but in fact he attended Harvard Business school where there is no class on how to develop new jobs. There are classes on how to make a business more sucessful and that is done by cutting costs and increasing output.

That is the job of any business owner and the highest expense in most companies are the employees, so although he maintains he will bring new jobs he has had no experince in that but has had plenty in removing them, getting the work done either by mechanization or by shipping the work overseas to les developed countries.

Business owners are never attracted to more empoyees/overhead but are more likely to cut them whenver they have a chance.

The Romney if elected will again have to flip on what he really is good at doing. He will want to develop jobs but he is much better at cutting and has been abysmal at job creation. I expect that will not change.

worf
Mcallen, TX

The mentality of jealous people.

No wonder we've had leaders causing sixteen trillion debts and high unemployment. Leaders who would rather subject us to middle east oil rather than ours or Canada's. Leaders who take our money for personal vacations.

Our debt, high unemployment, and dependence on mid east oil is proof of a corrupt government.

Let's keep being fooled by class envy and worthless pep rally speeches. Learning is so difficult.

Kathy.
Iowa, Iowa

Here is the problem with the missing precincts. Here is the result from my precinct alone, which was reported. Romney 71 Paul 45 Santorum 39 Gingrich 27 Perry 18 Bachmann 12 Huntsman 1 So if just our precinct was missing it was a 32 vote difference in the race between Romney and Santorum. I have the results from another precinct and Romney won by 34 votes there so if any precincts are missing it makes a difference.

There is no fudging of results as all campaigns are invited to observe the counting of the ballots. We had a committee of 5 people count and recount the ballots.

Personally I believe they should change the process here in Iowa. If you are not in Iowa that night and can't attend that hour you cannot participate.

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

So apparently it isn't just Florida that can't count actual votes correctly. I think Jon Huntsman's analysis of Iowa wasn't too far from the turth.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@stgjazzfan
"Santorum was not given the win by Iowa he was awarded a tie because three presencs tallys were lost and can not be retreved and the number of deligates are being split evenly. But I'm sure there are many who will spin this however they want. "

Why do I feel like you weren't saying that when Romney was claiming he made history by winning the first two staets?

SLars
Provo, UT

Poor choice of headline AP, it was called a tie due to the 8 missing precincts. The only loser was Iowa, that lost some credibility losing eight precincts worth of votes.

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

Mitt Romney will NEVER be a Marco Rubio. Nor will he stand next to Romney.

Romney flip-flops to much.

My views.

Dear Chuck:

On December 17, 2011, the Senate passed a $915 billion spending bill which funds the Departments of Defense, Education, Energy, Homeland Security, Labor, Health and Human Services, Interior and the Environmental Protection Agency, and other agencies for this fiscal year until September 30, 2012. Unfortunately, this bill does nothing to resolve Washington's massive spending habit or our nation's unemployment problem, and is riddled with anti-life provisions and earmarks. For these reasons, I voted against it.



The President recently asked Congress to approve a sixth increase in the debt ceiling. The request is another $1.2 trillion, adding to a three year debt binge that has totaled $4.5 trillion and has enabled our overall debt to surpass $15 trillion. This latest request will push the federal debt limit well above $16 trillion. Instead of making debt ceiling increases a routine Washington exercise, we need to make it routine to actually spend no more than we take in. Until then, I will oppose any request to continue borrowing and spending recklessly.

US Senator Marco Robio

JWB
Kaysville, UT

It is really interesting in the Iowa system that it cannot be certified, really certified until 2 weeks after the vote, especially with their wanting to be the first out of the gate to impact on the election and candidate process. If all those polling places are in doubt, then 34 votes are still in doubt. They just have dropped off the radar of the other states so Iowa will have a credibility problem next time with their system. Does that mean the general election process may have a flaw in Iowa? With polling places with judges, can their system be reliable? Since this is a party thing, the Iowa Supreme Court won't intervene but it will be an impact on Iowa's tourist process in 4 years. Mitt's integrity may be questioned by the media and campaigns but he has always been above board in his life and way of life. He espouses all the characteristics of a person that will always stand tall in this any other event in life. Since the vote is still in question the split delegates is basically still the same. Gingrich may seem smart but that is not what we need, we need HONOR

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

Re: toosmartforyou | 8:46 a.m. Jan. 19, 2012
Farmington, UT
So apparently it isn't just Florida that can't count actual votes correctly.

Reply: Don't blame my State of Florida, blame your looser Mitt Romney that flip-flops to much. As I said, "Mitt Romney will NEVER be a Marco Rubio. Nor will he stand next to Romney."

williary
Kearns, UT

Saturday's vote will be interesting. With Perry/Bachman out, those votes will go to anyone but Romeny. Gingrich has been climbing, while his PAC is spending ridiculous amounts of money. Mitt just can't get out from his shaddy past, and shaddy business record.

If this were a 2-3 person race, and Paul just called it quits, you'd likely see Romney lose the nomination. The Anti-Romney vote is much stronger as a whole than the Romney vote is. If the field dwindles quick enough, the Conservatives who have had some much to say the last 3.5 years might actually stand up for what they believe in and nominate a real Conservative.

skeptic
Phoenix, AZ

% Brother Chuck Schroeder | 8:11 a.m. Jan. 19, 2012
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

Your comment brings one to wonder if you feel Marie Antoninette's offer of cake was a jester of free loader welfare or a provcocation of class warfare. one asks because it seems that when the president or other national leaders make reference of the need for more equal and equitable sharing of the American pie there are shouts of it is taking it from the castle of the rich. If the super rich have taken all the loot and keep it to themselves in their castle; then isn't it a little shallow of them to cry class warfare when others try to level the playing field and improve greater citizen worker participation for a better nation. If it doesn't totally favor the super rich then is it socialism or communism; it seems that is the cake being offered to the masses.

JNA
Layton, UT

Votes have gone missing? And we still allow these clowns in Iowa to be front and center in US Presidential politics...wow

Wldflwr
Lehi, UT

Bro Chuck - so are y0u really saying that Romney lost the precinct votes in Iowa? Hmmmm didn't know they let the candidtares touch those things.

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

Re: skeptic | 9:35 a.m. Jan. 19, 2012
Phoenix, AZ
% Brother Chuck Schroeder 8:11 a.m.
Your comment brings one to wonder if you feel Marie Antoninette's offer of cake was a jester of free loader.

Reply: That's their ReaganBushClintonBush-villes economics. The ones running are nothing more them pure apocalyptic fiction. They are "NOT" qualified in America to run as president of the United States. Wouldn't it be great if a Republican presidential candidate Romney could just buy the support of just about every major conservative talk show host in America? Well, it may not be as far-fetched as you may think. Clear Channel owns more radio stations (850) than anyone else in the United States. Well, it turns out that Bain Capital is one of the primary owners of Clear Channel. Yes, you read that correctly. The company that Mitt Romney ran for so long is one of the "big bosses" over virtually all conservative talk radio in America. So you tell me. Romney owns Clear Channel Communications, Inc. that runs conservative talk shows, why do they, Glenn Beck and Rush want HIM elected?.


Re: Wldflwr 9:58 a.m.

Reply: NOW you do.

ClarkKent
Bountiful, Utah

I am enjoying this -- its better than paying money for a comedy show!

Alfred
Salt Lake City, UT

@Brother Chuck Schroeder:

"Mitt Romney will NEVER be a Marco Rubio."

There's some good news.

"Nor will he stand next to Romney."

Mayhaps he will stand next to Cuba's Castro. He's done nothing about bringing a mondicum of freedom to millions of fellow Cubans.

"Romney flip-flops to much."

Rubio has buried himself in the Congress where the objective is to not take a definitive position on any important issue to avoid even the appearance of flip flopping.

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