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Published: Saturday, April 9 2011 10:53 p.m. MDT

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AT
Prospect, KY

Um, Lisa, a picture is worth a thousand words. Why didn't you just include a small chart or graphic showing the results? We could have quickly seen the results and then read your commentary. As it is, I'm still not sure what the poll results really were.

USA
Salt Lake City, UT

Donald Trump, the Silvio Berlusconi of American politics.

one old man
Ogden, UT

The only thing more frightening than Donald Trump for President would be Donald Trump with Sarah Palin as VP.

ric2012
Mesa, AZ

Why is it that LDS people are so hung up on Mitt Romney for President? I and many of my friends are active LDS and we will never vote for Romney for President. He has denied any one receiving revelation since the time of Moses and the burning bush and he supported, though he knew it was wrong, a State sponsored socialist health care plan in Massachusetts. He DOES NOT support the CONSTITUTION, and he should.

FDRfan
Sugar City, ID

Are LDS politicians ready to govern the nation? I have my doubts. Please let me explain. Go back to the days of Senator Garn. A more decent and competent man you could not have found in government, yet the Garn- St. Germaine Act was a disaster. The Savings and Loans were in deep trouble and in need of re- regulation but not DE-regulation. Senator Garn assumed that all were as decent and honest as he and those who attended church with him. But instead the Vernon Dixons, Richard Keatings and others were just licking their chops. Read The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One by William K. Black. If business owners were a fraction as good as Huntsman then Mitt Romneys faith in business would be justified. But that just aint so. The country needs a Teddy Roosevelt more than someone who is willing to trust in the invisible hand of unfettered capitalism.

truthtrekie
Mesa, AZ

I find it appalling that so many LDSs, including Mitt Romney, are unaware of their divinely mandated obligation to defend, uphold, and abide by the principles of the Constitution of the United States that the Lord and the American Founding Fathers intended us to live under. So much of Mitt Romneys political career is an example of this failure. But what can one expect from a man who cannot even defend a major tenet of his own faith.

attentive
Salt Lake City, UT

If he runs against Obama, I'll vote for him.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

This surprises nobody. I mean Mitt got about 85% in the primary against a full field of candidates to choose from. The only one that can make a dent in his power in utah is Huntsman.

"Are LDS politicians ready to govern the nation? "

One of the top three ranking leaders in the nation right now is LDS.

As for president, Huntsman would do a good job I would think (I'd still vote for obama since I refuse to let someone rubber-stamp this crazy republican congress). Since I'm progressive and think that that means he doesn't stand a chance in a primary for anything unless it's "Democratic" and "Utah state senate". Speaking of which, Huntsman... please take Hatch's senate seat.

JeanPierre
Mesa, AZ

Mitt Romney's statement on an TV interview to the effect that the last time he knew that God spoke to man was to Moses at the bush shoule raise a red flag for all LDS voters in the United States. His demonstrated disdain for certain principles of the US Constitution we can excuse since that allegiance to the Constitution seems no longer to be a principle of the Mormon faith.

ric2012
Mesa, AZ

I can't understand why LDS in Utah or anywhere else are so quick to support someone who doesn't support the Constitution, even if that person is LDS. When are we going to wake up and do what the scriptures ask us to do? How can we support anyone who supports a socialist state sponsored health care plan?

MoJules
Florissant, MO

I like Trump, he of course is a successful business man, but he also is tough and he would not put up with things from other countries. Do I think he can win, probably not, but I hope that by his running, he can help toughen up the republican candidates that will be the front runners. More then anything, I will vote for the person that I think could beat Obama.

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

Utahns are so quaint in their belief that the world revolves around them. Even the Gentiles among us are rooting for Huntsman, the Moderate.
There's a wide world out there with good candidates who aren't Mormons. Go figure.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

"Mitt Romney's statement on an TV interview to the effect that the last time he knew that God spoke to man was to Moses at the bush shoule raise a red flag for all LDS voters in the United States."

Wait he said that? That's not even the last time God spoke to man in the bible. Come on Romney pander correctly.

Esquire
Springville, UT

I still don't think Trump is serious. He's doing a publicity stunt. Why else would anyone be as foolishly outrageous in the political arena.

RRB
SLC, UT

I would not vote for any of the three.

FarnsworthPMacGillicuddy
Layton, UT

Missed the "poll". I would no more vote for Mitt Romney than I would Harry Reid. Same type of "political leader". Both appear to be completely self-serving.
Trump can at least run a business well and profitably. Oh,but "Mitt saved the Olympics". Sorry,the Olympic Games and being President of the United States have as much in common as being a "community organizer" and President of the United States. I am active LDS, consider myself a true conservative-NOT a "Utah Republican-tax and spender" like those calling themselves conservative here in Utah.(they are neither fiscal or political conservatives at all)
Trump would be far better than Romney,Reid, Huckabee, Palin, etc. I would favor Huntsman at this time over any other Republican candidate, so far.At least he could communicate first hand with the largest holder of US debt, noting all of the subtleties of the Chinese language syntax.Mitt would try to make a "deal", because that's all he knows how to do. Mitt Romney is no "Savior" of the United States at all.I believe in prophecy, not in Mitt.

KM
Cedar Hills, UT

Whats with all the Romney haters from Mesa Arizona? Its hard to believe that Romney is LDS, yet doesn't belive in the revelations of Joseph Smith. I think this is just another smear job by the media - taking things out of context.

atl134 - thank you for letting us know who you are ... a "progressive." Did anyone ever doubt it? Its not hard to be an Obama fan when you are a progressive like he is. Lets redistribute boys.

I would vote for Trump above most candidates, especially Obama or Hillary.

MAYHEM MIKE
Salt Lake City, UT

Listening to Bill O'Reilly interview Trump on Fox, one thing was apparent: Trump blustered and pontificated, but, when asked HOW he would accomplish solutions or solve specific problems, had no specific answer. All talk, all publicity stunting, no real substance.

oldschool
Farmington, UT

What a one-sided story. Jowers is quoted as saying the only thing Trump has done is bring up the birth certificate issue. False. Trump on Friday on national television brought up at least a dozen issues that almost any true-blue conservative would want. Whoever gets the Republican nomination will get my vote over any liberal Democrat. And there's no chance that any conservative Democrat will get his/her party's nomination. In fact, most of the conservative Demos have left the party because it has been taken over by socialists and extremists.

anti-liar
Salt Lake City, UT

Sorry, but after the uncannily timely Dan Jones poll that "showed" that 70%+ of Utahns favored the 116 amnesty/"guest worker" bill, I don't give Dan Jones even a bit of my attention.

Besides, he didn't ask me.

And how fascinating that Trump supposedly is pulling a "publicity stunt" to "promote himself," but of COURSE none of the other candicates would POSSIBLY do such a thing.

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