@ B | 7:28 a.m. June 3, 2011 "And now we are back up to 9.1%
unemployment. Bye bye Obama. Romney is the guy."The guy? Sounds
like a Paul Reiser stand up bit.
re: Cats | 11:11 a.m. June 2, 2011 "Go Mitt Go! You're the most
qualified and experienced guy out there. We need a great turn around artist like
you."Would he be doing 360's w/ the statusq quo?
re: Sutton | 11:25 a.m. June 2, 2011 I disagree. Mitt was a Venture
Capitalist and will probably continue to let Wall St continue to fleece the
masses and then bail them out when they get to greedy.Ron Paul, on
the other hand, would love to end the Fed. Care to rethink your assessment?I do agree about your opinion about MB & SP.
Re:J-TXYour assertions are incorrect regarding the TX flag and the
"legality" of TX being able to secede due to treaty issues. It took
me 2 minutes or less to debunk.Re: Obama's purported
"apologies": Principle 3: Talk about your own mistakes before
criticizing the other person.Any fool can try to defend his or her
mistakesand most fools dobut it raises one above the herd and gives one a
feeling of nobility and exultation to admit one's mistakes."Dale
Carnegie "How to Win Friends and Influence People"
@ B;9.1% is only the official unemployment rate. But as the
definition has been doctored since Reagan / Bush, and again with Obama, the
actual rate is closer to 17%. You have to include the
"functionally unemployed", the "underemployed" and the
"disenfranchised", which are no longer a part of the
"official" number.Official or not, one in 6 available
workers are not working. And without their taxes, how can we pay for stimulus
and healthcare for all?
Sutton, those are pretty funny, but to be fairon the democrat side
we have had...Bill Clinton: who was more interested in monkey
business.Al Gore: who is nothing but show business.Joe
Biden: who is all funny businessBarack Obama: who believes your
business is his business
I have thought long and hard on this and I believe Mitt would be a great
president. Economically we need him now. I am still open to other candidates
though and have not made up my mind yet.
@ cjb | 6:24 a.m. June 3, 2011 Look up the other definitions of
apologist. A political apologist makes excuses for his organization while
undermining it, as has done B.O.
And now we are back up to 9.1% unemployment. Bye bye Obama. Romney is the guy.
It will be interesting to watch Romney get whacked over the head constantly by
the quitter Palin. She is already starting her routine on him with the Mass.
health care issue. It is only going to get worse for Mitt.
@ Mike in Texas | 3:04 p.m. June 2, 2011 - My neighbor!While I do
not like Perry, his "cesession" comments are not treasonous. You
might want to take a look at your history. Texas joined the Union via treaty,
not acquisition. As such, there are certain unique rights retained:1) Texas has the right to separate itself from the Union under that treaty.
(Probably would never happen, but it would be legal.)2) Texas' is
the only state flag allowed to fly at the same level as the USA flag.So, while I disagree with Aggielove on Perry's fitness for POTUS, I disagree
with you about his comments being treasonous.
@ aljmac | 11:21 a.m. June 2, 2011 Yes, the bad economy and tha wars
pre-date Obama. While I think he has done OK on the terror front, his policies
took a bad economy and made it exponentially worse.@ Aggielove |
12:45 p.m. June 2, 2011 If you want a laisez-faire President, then
by all means get behind Perry. He will take more vacation days than Obama has,
and likely right during a crisis. Plus, he has a long history of not listening
to citizens and doind whatever he wants, so he seems like presidential material
on that count....
When Mitt Romney announced, all he could really do was criticize President
Obama. Romney basically said he was the guy to fix all of the problems caused
by President Obama, but was quite vague, avoiding any real details.The GOP needs to weigh its options carefully, because running the "Anyone
but Obama" campaign is not a winning strategy, and that's what you have
with Romney. He doesn't have his own plan (or one he's really willing to share)
except for "I'm the guy who will fix it." That in itself is naive
because the U.S. political system, even in the best of worlds is designed to
move slowly.Simply put, you cannot win an election by trying to get
people to vote 'against' somebody. People have got to want the other person.
That's why Reagan won in 1980---he got people to like him, and it's why Kerry
lost in 2000---he could not.I don't think Romney can get people to
like him enough to overcome the incumbent momentum which President Obama has.
"Economists are bracing for a disappointing jobs report Friday."News like this is only going to help Romney. People at the ballot box
won't support Obama if he can't get our finances in order. Maybe higher taxes
would do the trick.
Romney makes a big deal about President Obama apologising for the United States.
I am not aware of any specific apology, but assuming he did, isn't that a good
thing?I've always been taught if you do something wrong, apologise
for it. It makes peace with potential enemies, it makes up for wrongs and it is
a show of honor and strenght .. not weakness.I ask Romney why is an
apology wrong? I also ask, to whom did he apologise and what did he say?
The mormons lousy track record of separating church and state will make Romney
an easy target....thank Zeus.
Mr. Flip Flop has joined the Presidential race. I am sure all of American is
breathing a collective sigh of relief!
No one is better qualified to turn this country around than Mitt Romney. With 25
years in the private sector dealing with real people and real situations, along
with the executive experience as governor of Massachusetts Mitt is the Man for
I really hope he can get past the primaries and then choose the right running
mate. He has my vote at this point, but I'll wait to see who he teams up with.
All I know is I can't vote for Sarah Palin and Obama's got to go. Good luck,
Mitt! You're in my prayers....
Mitt is going to have a very difficult time making it past the primaries. Just
wait until the debates and he has to defend his healthcare plan. What is his
plan for creating jobs? What is his position on extending the Bush tax cuts?
What is his plan for Medicare/Medicaid? Does he favor oil subsidies? So who is Romney's biggest threat?
He has my vote.
Mitt will provide us with sanity, calmness, and loss. What a shame. He shows
little fire in the belly. I wouldn't follow him to a good fishing hole, even if
he brought the worms.
1992: We elect a governor from a small southern state who has serious infidelity
issues and moral flaws.2000: We elect a governor from a big southern
state who is a recovering alcoholic and is an owner of a baseball team.2008: We elect an unknown first-term Jr. Senator with no experience running
anything and who attended a church for 20 years where the minister is
horrifyingly un-American.2011: We are wringing our hands about a
candidate who has impeccable morals, has an MBA from Harvard, has successfully
saved and run a business, saved the train wreck that was the Salt Lake Olympics,
and also has experience in the public sector. We are so concerned
that either he is too Mormon, not Mormon enough, too liberal, too conservative,
or that he just doesn't have charisma. Get a grip. We had huge unemployment
and the nation is about to have it's credit rating down graded. Who do you want
in the oval office for the next four years?
I was watching Romney with Hannity tonight and listened to most of his
announcement earlier. Romney is NOT an entertainer (like Huckabee)
or a cheerleader (like Palin)or an orator (well, reading from a teleprompter
even in a 6th grade class is a lame "orator")............but that is
NOT what we NEED.We NEED someone that 1)LOVES and is NOT apologetic
for the US. 2)Has had a real job OUTSIDE of the government or the academia
world and therefore, can relate to REAL people. 3)Has a CLUE on how to
CREATE/encourage jobs (but I don't think BHO's problem is that so much....as
that he/they are more interested in more on the gov't dole and overwhelming the
system). 4) Has a strong record of ECONOMIC successes, both private, gov't.
and public (Olympics). He will be "boring"
perhaps..........but I am gaining more and more trust in his ability to help the
country we love!
Romney hasn't changed his mind on MA healthcare--which includes state-funded
abortion services. Apparently Utahn Republicans are willing to set that issue
aside when it comes to Romney, despite it being a litmus test for everybody
else. Other than that, he's flipped on everything.
Finally.No more announcements.The DAY had arrived...Willard Mitchell Romney "announced" he is a candidate...His big day was strangely "preempted" by the Sarah and Rudy
shows.It won't be the last time MITT gets "thrown under the
The ones in Utah that love to hate him, the latest video from the DNC hits RINO
back-burner icon Mitt Romney where it hurts, OUCH, in the flip-flops, with DN's
push on Illegal Immigration in Utah. The Donald has spoken out about his pizza
and politics summit with Sarah Palin. She wants him to run for president. Trump
also had some tough talk for the GOP leadership, saying they seem to be setting
themselves up to lose the next election and get Obama (that can be beat) get
re-elected. I am looking at the Republicans and I am seeing things, they have a
death wish, Trump said. Whether it's the Ryan Plan which is a death wish, why
does he have to come out with a plan?. He is a nice guy and all that stuff but
that's irrelevant. The fact is whether you agree with the plan or not, his
timing was horrendous. You don't come out with a plan, have all your friends
vote on it and now half of those guys are going to lose their elections. He's a
bad chess player and killed the GOP. My views.
I'm beginning to get a picture of Utah that makes me wish my grandchildren will
get out of that state. I see the responses and recommendations. I note that
Senator Bennett was rejected as being too liberal. I see that the worst curse
word in Utah is Harry Reid. Mitt Romney will probably not win in Utah. Two words
jump out at me-Pharisees and Sadducees.
I wish all those who continue to call Romney a flip flopper would study the
issues and see that all candidates change their minds. I would really prefer a
candidate that changes his mind when he sees he is wrong. Remember Ronald Regan
was once a democrat. Did he ever change his mind? As for running
articles about Romney or Huntsman in the Deseret News, can't think of an area
that would be more interested. I'll bet the same attention is given to
Pawlenty, or others on their home turf. Thanks for the articles Deseret News.
Mitt understands basic economics. Barak clearly doesn't. Nothing personal or
vindicative towards the president, but he and his progressive counterparts in
Congress have a false sense of what government can and should do.
"It is high time to have a person to run for the white who really "Heh, I believe that should be saying White House. Though who am I to
talk, just I think two days ago I typed Western European healthcare injures
everyone while I meant to type insures.
Want a change for the better for our economy? Elect a man who has proven himself
in the private sector by turning failed businesses to show a profit, Mitt
Romney! Even if this were the single best reason for him to be president, it is
enough for me. This country is going bankrupt, and Obamacare will speed the
process and completely ruin the greatest medical treatment in the world, the
USA. I personally like the way he is calling out and challenging
Obama! Someone needs to be bold, hold him accountable, and tell it like it is!
We've got huge problems in this country and around the world. We need a strong,
prepared leader. Enough of lavish vacations and daily campaigning of the
president.Mitt Romney for president....I think he'll be great!
mike in texas. tell us what type of comments perry states that would be called
treason? i am not doubting you, its a strong statement though.
"I believe this is the 3rd or 4th story about Romney from the DSNews,
today.Don't be so obvious DSNews."Pagan:This is nothing as compared to the liberal left wing media who is completely
in the tank for Obama and any other liberal. I guess you take what
you can get - right?
It is high time to have a person to run for the white who really had to make a
pay roll, run large companies, and create jobs in the private sector. No other
GOP president candidate can say that. Except Herman Cain!
Aggielove, You obviously don't live in Texas or you would not be interest Perry
the secessionist. (his comments border on treason) Also, anyone who lives in
Texas knows the the Governer in this state is not much more than a ribbon
I hope the Republicans can do alot better than Bush, Dole, McCain, or Romney...
Fasten your seat-belts folks. This is going to get ugly - and that's just from
Republicans. What Romney has never figured out is that friends come and go, but
enemies accumulate. He's got a lot of them from the last time he ran. I just
hope this time around that my LDS friends don't take it personally. This isn't
about Religion, its about Romney and how he campaigns.
Meanwhile, today's Gallup poll has President Obama with a 53% approval rating
and a disapproval rating down to 39%. Good luck with all that,
Mitt. At least you've got Utah's vote...
I hope Mitt can step up and do well in this race. I think he has all the right
tools to be president, Obama is nice guy but has not done anything to get
America back to where it should be. I disliked Bush also for starting this whole
mess. I will do research this coming election year, this country needs help.
Is he just a younger, better looking, appeasing John McCain? He is not tough,
while Donald Trump, is a conceited self promoter, he still had the right
stratedgy of ferociously going after the Great Condescendor, Obama....I feel
like Romney, like Romneycare, does and signs whatever it takes for him to
win.We need a man or woman with stronger principles and a tougher
DSN articles will be biased tours the LDS personalities, although I don't know
where are the Harry Reid ones :-/ .. but anyhow. Obama has been the extension of
the Bush dynasty, and even though Mitt Romney it's quite the Flip Flopper, I'd
vote for him, because he might just flip flop to other policies that I supported
him for back in the day. That might just happen. At the same time, Mitt Romney
it's a lot more liberal than the Democratic Party in Utah, yet he still seems to
get everyones attention there... an observation that tells how people would
follow one of their own even it means been less conservative or more.
Maybe third time will be a charm. Don't see a win this time around.
I don't know who puts me to sleep faster him or Tim Pawlenty? Jeez they are so
boring I would rather watch fake press for Donald and Sarah Trump.. Now that is
a strong marriage!
I am looking to see Rick Perry get into the ring.
With all of these articles focusing on Mitt Romney, does this mean the church is
endorsing him cause it is kinda looking that way to me.
Romney is the one! He's the only best qualified candidate to be President.
Let's get America back to her glory and prosperous days! Go Romney!
Mitt is the only person that can save this country now. God bless.
Ohhhh Nooooo it's none other then DN's icon, the Flip Flop Mitt Romney again.
Romney wants to provide tax subsidies to individuals who buy insurance to give
them parity with those who get it from their jobs. This is a fine idea, but
expensive. I have no idea how it would be paid for without the taxes or spending
cuts that Romney seems to dislike. Then there's Romney's contortions on
Obamacare health care. Where's the ad's on DN about this?. Mormon Mitt Romney
Flip-Flop on Abortion. The Utah DNC Is Selling T-Shirts Accusing Mitt Romney of
Being a Flip-Flopper. Mitt Romney presumably supports President Barack Obama's
decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed at Guantanamo Bay. Romney Flip Flops on
Auto Bailouts. The ones that love him, the latest video from the DNC hits
Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney where it hurts, OUCH, in the flip-flop.
Immigration. In a November 2005 interview with the Boston Globe, he described an
immigration overhaul advanced by John McCain as "reasonable." He now
denounces it as an "amnesty plan." In December 2006, he signed an
agreement authorizing state troopers to round up illegal immigrants?.
Mr. Romney, I would like to see you win. I dont agree with all of your
Republican ideas but you have shown that you can admit that you are not perfect
yet and can make amends. But when you make this statement: The last two years
have not been the best of times, I have to ask where in Hades have you been for
the last 10 years? Dont gift wrap fodder to MSNBC and dont play just to FOX
viewers. You are running for President of the United States not the leader of
the Paul Ryan gang. By election time there could be a bounty on these people.
O.K. Good enough for me. I know who'll have my vote .... and it's NOT the
"incumbent", nor will it be the "Utah guy" how struggles to
define his religion; however, he does look good on a motor cycle!! Go, Mitt!!
ok, on the republican side we have...Mitt Romney: who will run this
country like it's a big business. Ron Paul: who wants this country
to be nothin' but big business.Tim Pawlenty: who wants this country
run by big business. Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin: who have no
business running this country.it would be funny if it weren't so
@byronbca, I kind of get the same impression. I like Romney, but unfortunately,
it feels like he's picking up where he left off last time: clueless how to get
his message across. Attacking Obama? Why? The bad economy pre-dates
Obama. Same with the wars in the middle east, etc. Talk about how you're going
to change the culture in US government, not how you're not "the other
guy." People will see right through that, IMO.He's qualified
for the job, but he has a heck of a time passing the interview with the American
people. I'm afraid this will be "deja vu all over again."
no to o. let's hope anybody but o gets elected. I'm surprised to see pagan
respond so quickly.... Some must have a notice anytime o or an opponent's name
Go Mitt Go! You're the most qualified and experienced guy out there. We need a
great turn around artist like you.
Please no. He can't shine Ron Paul's shoes.
obama is the last person that should be president.Run Romney Run!
If Mitt can stick to the economy, jobs and reducing government spending he will
I really liked Romney as a presidential candidate before he became one 4 years
ago, but now I'm not so sure. It seems like his platform is that he's not that
'evil' Obama.I'm sick of his propagandistic attacks on the
president, what I want to here is how he plans on changing things like the
deficit. If his platform continues to be 'vote for me because I'm
not him' I think I'll pass.
'Romney making 2nd presidential bid official' - Title That's because
he lost the president bid to McCain in 2008. Who lost the
presidental run to Obama, in 2008. I believe this is the 3rd or 4th
story about Romney from the DSNews, today. Don't be so obvious
Romney is the LAST person we need as the Republican nominee.