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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 4 2012 8:13 a.m. MST

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Furry1993
Clearfield, UT

America won nothing in this vote.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

I would not expect Fox News to have fair coverage of Romney:

*'Fox News host: Romney not Christian' - By Hal Boyd, Deseret News - 07/17/11

Or, ANYONE for that matter.

*'Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Thinks Obama Is Muslim, Survey Shows' - By Lauren Green - 08/19/10 - Fox News

Reality:

*Obama, family attend Christmas church services By Julie Pace AP Pulibshed by DSNews 12/25/11

They can't even get the FACTS right:

*'Walgreens Corrects Fox & Friends: We Don't Offer Pap Smears' - Media Matters - 04/11/11

On Saturday's Fox & Friends, co-hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade attempted to dismiss the importance of Planned Parenthood funding by claiming that services like pap smears are available "at Walgreens'. In response to an email about the segment, a Walgreens spokesperson told Media Matters that they do not offer such services.

SuperArcher
Lehi, Utah

This is a three way tie: 7 delegats each. Not a "huge" win as Romney would want us to beleive.

SandvikSwede
Vermillion, SD

I'm writing as a faithful LDS in Ohio. Just curious, can Mitt do anything to win over more of the born again Evangelicals?? It seems like their preachers would rather have an unethical jerk (Newt) or a dangerous isolationist (Paul) or an extremely right-winger with little experience (Santorum), rather than a candidate like Mitt who shares Most of their values, except for the fact he is LDS.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@SandvikSwede
"rather than a candidate like Mitt who shares Most of their values, except for the fact he is LDS. "

It's not just that he's LDS. They don't like Romneycare and they don't like the pandering/flip-flopping he's done over the years. They don't trust him and maybe that makes him come across as a sleazy salesman to some of them.

Anti Bush-Obama
Washington, DC

I guess Republicans like to bash socialist healthcare but they don't appear to hate it that much if they are willing to elect the man that wrote the bill.

Do you guys honestly believe he will keep any of his campaign promises? Mitt is as real in his patriotism as professional wrestling. If you guys think Obama is bad, Romney will be even worse. He will be Obama on steroids.

President Hinckley named two things that played a major factor in the downfall of the nephite civilzation. Uneseccary wars and burdensome taxes. Both of which exist today.

Beware of wolves in sheeps clothing. By their fruits ye shall know them.

Anti Bush-Obama
Washington, DC

Correction, Facism wins. The Gadianton Robbers win. The funniest thing is that people actually believe they have a real choice. Gadianton Robber (Romney) vs Gadianton Robber(Obama). I think I will vote for Donald Duck.

Anti Bush-Obama
Washington, DC

I will support the radically dangerous idea of supporting the constitution.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'I guess Republicans like to bash socialist healthcare but they don't appear to hate it that much if they are willing to elect the man that wrote the bill.' - Anti Bush-Obama | 11:44 a.m. Jan. 4, 2012

Don't forget the people who run for office JUST LONG ENOUGH to take advantage of socialized healthcare.

As exampled by:

*'Controversial Sen. Chris Buttars announces retirement at end of legislative session' - By Dennis Romboy and Amanda Verzello, Deseret News - 03/11/11

Castlepath
South Jordan, UT

"Mitt Kardashian.
He does nothing, talks a lot, relies on his looks, but can't deliver anything of substance.
So sorry that people are falling for his nonsense.
Newt was right about him."

This sounds more like a description of Barack Obama to me....

Castlepath
South Jordan, UT

"It's not just that he's LDS. They don't like Romneycare and they don't like the pandering/flip-flopping he's done over the years. They don't trust him and maybe that makes him come across as a sleazy salesman to some of them."

It's mostly because he's LDS though. Show me a politician that doesn't flip flop...obamacare is pretty sleazy in my book...and Obama is the epitome of distrust.

Mike in Sandy
Sandy, UT

The ultimate blessing is that America is fed up with the rich helping each other out, sweeping the small guy under the rug after taking all his tax money, and this whole "Occupy" movement will push the vote in the direction of the incumbent.
There isn't a republican in the mix that will beat Obama.
Not a chance.

And they know it.

You can tell by the smear campaigns, rather than telling us what THEY will do. Not a word.
Sorry, silly GOP.

BlueShirt
Voyager, Ut

To "Mike in Sandy | 1:51 p.m." all the Republicans need to do to beat Obama is play his interview where he said that if the economy hadn't turned around after 3 years that he should be a one term President.

In between using Obama's own words as to why he should be a one term President, you can then start showing Obama's record on everything from raising healthcare costs, to passing laws that allow the indefinate detention of US citizens, to the fact that he increased the debt in 3 years more than Bush did in 8, to backing Al Qaeda in Libya, to most anything in Obama's record as President. Obama could be defeated by a kid in highschool if you bring up Obama's record.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'Obama could be defeated by a kid in highschool if you bring up Obama's record.' - BlueShirt | 2:51 p.m. Jan. 4, 2012

Promise:
*'Obama HRC Speech: "I Will End Don't Ask, Don't Tell," Says President Obama' - By CHRISTINE SIMMONS - Huffington Post - 10/10/09

Delivery:
*'Obama signs 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal' - By Pauline Jelinek - AP - Published by DSnews - 12/22/10

Promise:
*'Obama to pull combat troops from Iraq by August 2010' - CNN - 02/26/09

Delivery:
*'Last U.S. combat brigade leaves Iraq' - By Rebecca Santana - AP - Published by DSNews - 08/19/10

*'Obama announces total Iraq troop withdrawal' - By Ben Feller - AP - Published by DSNews - 10/21/2011

*'Osama bin Laden Killed: 'Justice Is Done,' President Says' - By DEAN SCHABNER - ABC News - 05/01/2011

What 'kid in highschool' are YOU talking about...? :)

More platetudes from the Right:

Obama lies!
Obama has a HORRIBLE record!

Without mention...

as to WHAT the record has been, to date.

Better than Republican leadership:

*'Cost Of Wars In Iraq $3.7 Trillion' - By Elise Foley - Huffington Post - 06/29/11

*'U.S. Military deaths in Iraq war at 4,485 - AP - Published by the DSNews - 12/20/2011

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, Utah

"Cost Of Wars In Iraq $3.7 Trillion"

Cost of Obama: $4+ trillion

Which cost America more? Not to mention that unlike Obama, the wars in Iraq brought about positive changes to mankind.

"More platetudes from the Right:

Obama lies!"

Promise:
"I'll make our government open and transparent so that anyone can ensure that our business is the people's business... when I'm President meetings where laws are written will be more open to the public. No more secrecy. That's a commitment I make to you as President."

Delivery:
*'Obama Reneges on Health Care Transparency' - CBS News - 1/7/2010

Promise:
"When there's a bill that ends up on my desk as President, you the public will have 5 days to look online, and find out what's in it before I sign it"

Delivery:
*'Obama Signs Health Care Overhaul Bill' - NYTimes - 3/23/2010
Note that this is less than 2 days after the House passed the bill (passed Sunday night, signed Tuesday).

And for more kicks and giggles:

"We have to pass the health care bill so that we can find out what is in it" -Nancy Pelosi

Is it fair to call Obama a liar? Let's see.... Read the above quotes and the answer is yes!

Aggielove
Junction city, Oregon

Mitt is saying what he needs to get into the white house.
Then he willsow some right wing views.
At least that would be my plan.

Arm of Orion
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Ron Paul people I have asked this many times on many different sites and have yet to recieve a good answer. Can you please tell me what it means to be a constitutionalist and to go back to the constitution? It would be greatly appreciated if you scholars would explain this to me.

M. Matchette
Syracuse, Utah

No DN, "America Looses" with Mitt... Stop telling people how to think!

worf
Mcallen, TX

"Would I like a Mormon president? Sure, but only if he is elected by an educational vote and not on religious biases."

Was Obama elected by an educational vote? He won because of two words (hope and change) with just pep rally speeches. A hidden past with no birth certificate at the time, and he wins. You can't even get a job in the military, police, FBI, etc without the birth certificate. How did BO do it as a Senator and US president?

People with a high school degree and not taking government handouts, should be the only ones voting. Period!

Tony12
PAYSON, UT

If you want someone that can beat Obama, you have to go with Ron Paul.

How did Obama win last election. Because he had the support of the independents and the youth. In the Iowa primary, Ron Paul got 45% of all the independents and 50% of all the youth. Any republican will get the republican base, but only Ron Paul can cross party lines. There are many democrats that have switched republican just for this race just for Ron Paul.

The nation still has a bad taste in their mouth from Bush. Romney is just a typical republican establishment candidate to the rest of the country; another Bush. If we want to beat Obama, we must elect Dr. Paul.

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