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Published: Friday, Feb. 10 2012 7:44 a.m. MST

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Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

If he changes policy based on Constitutional principles, he will be doing the right thing. If he changes policy based on public pressure, he will continue to tilt at windmills.

When a man has taken an oath to uphold the Constitution, he has no business worrying about what some people think of his decision.

Doing the right thing for the right reason shows integrity.

Doing the right thing for the wrong reason shows that the man has no integrity.

m.g. scott
LAYTON, UT

Just a question, I wonder if Obama would have done this if he were in his 2nd term and not facing re-election? Hmmmmmm...

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'If he changes policy based on public pressure, he will continue to tilt at windmills.' - Mike Richards | 8:04 a.m. Feb. 10, 2012

So, this is 'bad', right?

**'Mitt Romney steers clear of Ohio health, union issues' - By Dan Sewell - AP - Published by DSNews - 10/25/11

Then:

**'Mitt Romney reverses himself, supports anti-union law' - By Philip Elliott - AP - Published by DSNews - 10/26/11

'FAIRFAX, Va. A day after he refused to endorse an Ohio ballot measure that limits public employee union rights, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he is "110 percent" behind the effort.' article

Time elapsed?

24 hours.

Result?

**'Ohio voters reject Republican-backed union limits By Julie Carr Smyth AP Published by Dsnews 11/08/11

Are you going to support Romney...

Mike?

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'Just a question, I wonder if Obama would have done this if he were in his 2nd term and not facing re-election?' - m.g. scott | 8:09 a.m. Feb. 10, 2012

Ok. That's a question.

What facts did you present?

Here's one:

**'...Romney Maintained Massachusetts Contraception Requirement That Mirrors Obamas Rule' - By Igor Volsky - Think Progress - 02/07/12

'In 2002 the very same year Romney campaigned for governor of Massachusetts the state enacted a contraceptive equity law that REQUIRED insurers that provide outpatient benefits to cover hormone replacement therapy and ALL FDA-approved contraceptive methods.' article

Romney signed almost the EXACT same requirement for birth control...

in MAssachusetts, in 2002.

m.g. scott
LAYTON, UT

Re:Pagan

So if your point is that politicians play politics, I agree. And I assume that you agree that Obama will play politics too. I just wonder though that if he does get re-elected, will he then proceed to change the policy to what he wanted it to be in the first place. That is something the voters who strongly object to the policy need to consider, and a good question to be asked of the President by the press or in debates.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'Re:Pagan
So if your point is that politicians play politics, I agree. And I assume that you agree that Obama will...' - m.g. scott | 8:30 a.m. Feb. 10, 2012

Ok. If you agree that politicians will be political....

why are you ONLY finding fault with Obama...

through hypotheticals?

I have GIVEN an exmaple of Romney changing his stances on issues.

While you, present zero information on 'Obama policies.'

Here's one:

**'Obama marks Iraq wars end with salute to troops' - by Erica Werner - AP - Published by DSNews - 12/14/11

This, is also....

what the voters, need to consider.

xscribe
Colorado Springs, CO

Backs down again! Amazing! Did he not think religious entities would have a problem with this in the first place? M.G. most likely has it right: This could be a political disaster for reelection, so better to flip or flop than to stick with a position.

Ultra Bob
Cottonwood Heights, UT

This is not a victory for religion, not a victory for Catholics, not a victory for the American people, this is a victory for business.

And another nail in the coffin of the United States of America.

If a business can exempt itself from law by pretending religion, if corporations are people, if business is able to elect people to government to remove regulations and rules for business, the American experiment is dead.

Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

Pagan,

Mr. Romney is not the President. He has NOT signed into law anything that is unconstitutional. He has NOT violated his oath of office to uphold the Constitution. Mr. Obama has. That is the issue.

Until Mr. Romney takes that oath of office, he can do anything he wants. He can say anything he wants. He, just like you and me, has that right. He is not bound by an oath of office - yet. When Romney IS President, we can discuss his performance. Until then, Mr. Obama is the man that we need to watch.

m.g. scott
LAYTON, UT

Re: Pagan

I don't only find fault with Obama, it is just that he is the current President, and I will be voting against him. If I had been posting when Bush was President, you would have read a lot from me about how misguided I thought his two 10 year long wars were. Particularly Iraq. Once we secured the country from WMD, we should have left. One of the things that I thought was going to be good when Obama was elected was that we would get out of the Middle-East wars. He waited too long on Iraq, and still has us in Afghanistan. And he has not closed Gitmo, like he promised. I frankly think Gitmo needs to remain open to keep the bad guys there, but Obama did promise your side he would close it. How's that worked out? Maybe you don't take as critical a look at your guy as you do our guys. Or, do you think Obama has done everything right?

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