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Published: Thursday, June 23 2011 11:17 p.m. MDT

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Cats
Somewhere in Time, UT

Go Mitt!!!!

OgdenJohn
Ogden, UT

Normally Romney would not do any campaigning in Utah, but now that Huntsmann is in the race it is a race for the LDS endorsement.

FDRfan
Sugar City, ID

Politico: Tea party dilemma - What about Mitt

FreedomWorks, which had a $14 million last year, signaled it will mobilize tea party voters against Romney in states holding presidential primaries after New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation contest.

Does this drive in serve tea?

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

If the United States wants a future we need Mitt Romney as president. We can't afford 4 more years of irresponsible fiscal insanity.

Get me a president who can motivate and encourage job growth! Give me a president that believes in this country! Give me a president that's not afraid to cut programs! Give me a president that believes in freedom! Give me a president that believes in less government and more personal responsibility!

Bankshot7
Clearfield, UT

When Utah legislators (Mormons) pass alcohol related laws that are considered inhibiting compared to other states, it resonates in the press. When tourists come to Utah and are subjected to laws that are seem designed to move your actions and morals toward becoming a member of the state majority it is relayed to their fellow friends and neighbors upon their return to reality back home. It is considered normal for adults to drink alcohol, coffee, and tea. When they are considered less than first class humans here in Utah for doing the same, it resonates. A Mormon president is impossible to consider when the impression has been instilled that he will lead all of Americana into the land of Zion and we will all be forced to bend to the will of the LDS doctrine and Word of Wisdom. That concept is unfathomable to those of other faiths or even no faith. This opinion is so well in-trenched that there will never be a LDS president until it can be trusted that the LDS religion can stop thrusting their morals onto the general public. In other words, Live and let Live.

UgottaloveMaxie
SLC, UT

@OgdenJohn - Mitt already has the Mormon vote. He's coming to Utah because there are rich people to give him money here and he needs their support for further fund raising. It's all about staying relevant. He'll get Utah not matter what, but just needs to spend some time with people here. It'd be ungrateful to not visit the town who has the highest percentage of it's residents giving to your campaign. Huntsman is a non issue in Utah. Mitt is their guy here.

WHAT NOW?
Saint George, UT

Ogden John:

Thank you for your thoughts on why Romney would "campaign" in Utah.

I always thought "campaigning" in Utah meant Romney was simply stoping by to pick-up the "donation" checks. Having a Romney "campaign strategy" for Utah seemed a little political overkill, but the fact that there will be another guy competeing for those "donation" checks should make for great political theatre.

Liberal Ted:

I agree with you.

We cannot afford 5 more years of the irresponsible fiscal insanity we saw from 2001 through 2006.

And not one exclamation point...

Amazing.

79Ute
Orange County, CA

Liberal Ted: Just give me a root beer freeze, a Big H, and fries!

NWCL INDP
Murray, UT

Of course Romney has Utah sewn up. Huntsman isn't vying for the Mormon vote, he is talking to the moderates and independents. Utah, South Carolina, and Alabama are definitely not moderate or independent - they are far right. This is where all other (R) nominees will be hunting for votes.

Huntsman will plan on doing well in any bluer (purple) or independent state (New Hampshire, Florida, Colorado). It is an interesting strategy, but may carve him out a niche as the rest of the candidates have moved far right / tea party right. If he could make it out of the (R) process, he'd have the best chance against Obama. Moderates & Independents are stuck each year with far left and far right candidates. It is very refreshing to see someone so independent.

bikeboy
Boise, ID

I wish I were half as excited at the Romney prospect as Liberal Ted.

Romney's history paints him as a "moderate" at best. And that's how he seems to be campaigning. It troubles me that he says he supports ongoing ethanol subsidies, for example. NOT the philosophy of somebody who believes "small government is good government." Particularly when corn doesn't need propping up; it's selling at record-high prices.

That said... if the names on my 11/2012 ballot are Obama and Romney, I'll vote for the moderate over the liberal/socialist in a heartbeat!

VST
Bountiful, UT

@FDRfan,

You "selectively" missed one of the most important facts brought out in your referenced Politico article, which further stated, "And Romney's supporters also point to a recent poll showing him with high favorability ratings among self-identified tea partiers."

In that NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, among tea party supporters, his net positive rating is at +40 percent. It was 53 percent positive (which by the way is a majority of all self-identified tea partiers), with just 13 percent negative.

UtahVoter
Spanish Fork, UT

Interestingly, I'm not so certain Mitt has Utah "in the bag" this time. He'll certainly get the big donors and high profile endorsements. But I don't think he's going to sail to 90%+ primary rubber stamps.

Romney has no foreign policy credibility. His foreign policy is exactly the same as Obama's and Bush's -- ie 'let the biggest warhawks in my cabinet push me around into committing our volunteer troops into optional wars and perpetual conflicts and then quibble back and forth with generals who believe that their mandate is to beat an entire region into completely unrecoverable submission (including the majority innocent civilian population). Bush deferred to Cheney until his last months when he kept us out of an unnecessary war with Iran, Obama has blatantly snapped years of empty promises and shown no leadership whatsoever on the issue, and Romney is poised to simply do more of the same.

In 2006 an AP news article quoted Mitt on his father's (George Romney) imploded 1968 lead for the Republican nomination when his Dad started asking reasonable but verboten questions about foreign policy. Mitt quipped that even in 68 it was too early to "be right" on those issues. Yikes.

goatesnotes
Kamas, UT

What else can you conclude? That man knows his burgers and fries!

Aggielove
Junction city, Oregon

Fdrfan. How many college graduates come from sugar city?

CaliforniaCougar
Lake Elsinore, CA

Jon Huntsman is down 28% in his own State.

Save your time, Jon. Utah belongs to Mitt ... just as the Republican polls show across the other 49 States.

Mitt 2012

jp3
Salt Lake City, UT

I won't vote for anybody who is a multi-millionaire, period--regardless if he debases himself to eat at a common hamburger joint.

michaelitos
Salt Lake City, UT

Love Mitt. Love Big H burgers and root beer freezes. Great combination!!!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

build wealth

vs

spend others money

mitt

vs

barack

JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt
Beverly Hills, CA

He'll end up changing his mind and go to In N Out Burger.

Politicallyminded
Spanish Fork, UT

I would prefer to have an individual who look at the issues, think about it, perhaps have a change of heart, and then decide he has a different viewpoint, than someone who always believes that his first opinion was right. Think about that. Sometimes we have an opinion on something, and then something happens and we have an experience with that particular thing that enlightens us. It changes our perspective. Should we keep our old opinion or admit that perhaps we didn't know everything in the first place? We cannot have another four years of Obama on the job...or should I say Obama pretending to be president?

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