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Published: Tuesday, Jan. 24 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

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Salt Lake City, UT

Hear hear!

Irony Guy
Bountiful, Utah

Apparently, Cynthia, it is too much to ask. It was a disgraceful spectacle for McCain to parade around as the candidate of the "family values party"; it's downright nauseating to watch Gingrich rising up to play the same role. Is the Republican Party really so hypocritical down to the core? Excuse me while I throw up.

Salt Lake City, UT

Cain's strategy of denial didn't play as well as Gingrich's strategy of confession, apology, and (alleged) repentance. Of course, Gingrich couldn't really deny his missteps because they were so well documented. Apparently Republicans are willing to forgive and forget rather than question a person's real character as reflected in his past history -- except when it comes to Romney's flip-flops on health care, abortion, immigration, etc.

embarrassed Utahn!
Salt Lake City, UT

And a very quick, cursory fact-check on Mitt Romney will answer the question: "will we have someone conservative, decent and honest to vote for?". The answer is an unequivocal NO!

Huntsville, UT

Conservative, decent and honest are three words rarely found in the same sentence, much less in the same person.

Good luck finding that person (he doesn't exist).

one old man
Ogden, UT

Decent, Honest candidate?

Not in any of these debates.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

Complain to your GOP! They're the ones deciding this.

For once, the repubs can't blame their horrible candidates on the liberal media. The repubs are digging their own graves here. They're the ones giving Newt new life.

When the repubs lose this next election badly, they don't need to complain about the liberal media "mudslinging" but merely look in the mirror.

Provide America with someone good folks! It's not that difficult.

Star Bright
Salt Lake City, Ut

Funny though, where have all these women dissappeared to who accused Cain? They seem to have crawled back into the msm's shadow. It makes you wonder just how far they would go to discredit a black (as he refers to himself), conservative man!

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Excuse me, but you had someone like that with Jon Huntsman Jr. --
but you guys threw him under the bus.

How about you give it another go in 2016

Salt Lake City, Utah

Unfortunately that "conservative, decent and honest" candidate is not Mitt Romney. Too bad Jon Huntsman dropped out.

Salt Lake City, UT

Let's see Newt's first wife got dumped (in favor of a mistress) when she had cancer. Wife number two got the same news when she was diagnosed with MS. Message to Callista: Don't get the Flu!

David King
Layton, UT

Ron Paul has been married to the same woman for 54 years. Has served in the Air Force. Delivered over 4,000 babies as a doctor. Ran his own medical practice where he had two rules. They would not perform abortions, and they would not accept federal money. Instead, they would give free or low cost services to struggling patients.

I'd call that decent.

Ron Paul hasn't been known to change his words to fit the crowd he's speaking to. He doesn't take part in the lucrative Congressional pension program. Terry Holt, who worked on George W. Bush's campaigns, and a former Republican staffer, said this:
"He has never been someone who was interested in being co-opted or in trading and dealing...There was nothing he wanted that we could offer him in exchange for his vote."

I'd call that honest.

Based on statistics collected by the American Journal of Political Science, Ron Paul has the most conservative voting record of any congressperson since 1937. If you define conservative as limited government, adherence to the Constitution, a foreign policy that first defends America...

I'd call that conservative.

Mark B
Eureka, CA

Cynthia isn't being held back from supporting anyone she likes, but that person just may not be a Republican. It's pretty hard to see a hero coming from the filibustering, oppose-Obama-at-any-cost, tiny-tent cabal that is today's GOP. I don't know just what Cynthia prefers in a candidate, but the meaning of the term "conservative" appears to change every day.

Ultra Bob
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Sorry Cynthia, that combination of qualities does not exist in any known human being.

The problem for us is that all the candidates are members of the cult of commercial business and as such are even more so deficient in those qualities.

The phony nomenclature of democrat, republican, liberal, conservative dont really have the breadth to describe the true nature of business minded people.

Most all authoritative positions in government are held by businessmen.

Most all government actions are taken in the interest of businessmen. Even those laws that secure our rights and freedoms.

Candidates seeming invest much more money in getting elected to the position than the position itself pays. The truth is, the profitable gain from private sources is the real motivation.

Personal qualities like morality and honesty are far overcome by the need for personal profit.

Springville, UT

Obviously the conservatives cannot deliver, and the Republicans have driven out sane, pragmatic candidates (Huntsman and Pawlenty). I guess that leaves President Obama.

Salt Lake City, UT

**'Romney campaign battles Dems, Press over issue of transparency' - By Barrett Haake - NBC News - 11/17/11

"There it was this morning, on the front page of the Boston Globe, a headline no campaign ever wants to read: Before leaving office, Romney staff wiped records."

Anti Bush-Obama
Washington, DC

The decent honest candidate (Ron Paul) is under attack by the mass media because he is not anti-constitutional like these other candidates are.

Anti Bush-Obama
Washington, DC

Huntsman is not honest at all. His campaign makes a racist video and blamed it on the Ron Paul campaign. This was admitted. Now tell me how that is honest?

CHS 85
Sandy, UT

@David King

Ron Paul has been in Congress off and on since the 1970s. What has he accomplished? What has he led the charge on? What major, far-reaching legislation has been sponsored and gotten through committee, voted on and signed into law by the President.

I'm not electing a doctor-in-chief, but a President who can lead and get things done. Ron Paul can talk the talkd, but a little skimpy on the walk the walk.

Actions speak louder than words.

Salt Lake City, UT

'His (Huntsman) campaign makes a racist video and blamed it on the Ron Paul campaign. This was admitted.' - Anti Bush-Obama | 11:43 a.m. Jan. 24, 2012

When, where, by whom?

I love all these 'quotes' from conservatives...

that don't have dates, times, sources!

THIS, is a quote:

"The Iraqi regime . . . possesses and produces chemical and biological weapons. It is seeking nuclear weapons.' - George W. Bush - Ohio Speech 10/7/2002

Sound familiar?

**'Mitt Romney, Rick Perry slap at Ron Paul on Iran issue' - By Philip Elliott - AP - Published by DSNews - 12/28/11

"You don't have to vote for a candidate who will allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon to wipe Israel off the face of the earth. Because America will be next..." Article

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