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Published: Thursday, Jan. 19 2012 9:19 a.m. MST

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Swedish reader
Stockholm, Sweden

From Swedish media:

"Conservative activists are finding it hard to forgive that the speaker of the House (Gingrich)'has attacked capitalism' by attacking Bain Capitals, thereby helping Barack Obama write his script for this fall's election campaign."

'Ron Paul is the only rival Romney will have left in a few weeks, and he is guaranteed to come in second place."

Pete1215
Lafayette, IN

As I have said before, the populations of Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina together make up only 2.6 percent of our nations population. If SC decides the GOP nominee, then our system is broken. That the national media is not picking up on this is astounding.

Scott Farcus
Beaver, UT

@Swedish reader

From Swedish media:

Who cares what the Sweeds think! Their as socialist as Russia once was.

Capitalism works, it gives people good moral back bone to work.

Romney will win the GOP nomination and begin his nation wide shut out of Obama's campaign.

Obama, can't run on his record, so he will have to attack Congress and Capitalism.

Sounds like a weal sauce campaign strategy to me!

Romney 2012!

Itsjstmeagain
Merritt Island, Fl

The mornings news are stating Santorium may have won the Iowa Caucaus.

worf
Mcallen, TX

To many people who can't think for themselves, and depend on the media to form opinions. Hard to tell who our next president will be.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

It is really interesting to see one of the most liberal news services, Reuters, speaking about Mitt Romney and the Mormon church now that his 15 percent tax payment is based on his investments. When John Kerry was running for office, his 12 percent payment and his extensive worth from his wife, etc. didnt make the news like this. When Newt said he was going to hold anything back in this battle against Romney, whether Newt was in or out of the race, I guess he wasnt fibbing, that time. Congress and the President determine the tax rates over the decades, not individuals filing taxes. Individuals and businesses dont out and voluntarily pay more in taxes, or that would be considered poor business practices and not in your right mind as an individual. If one did pay extra on their own volition, the IRA may give you a notice but they are looking for shortfalls in payment. For the short-term, South Carolina primary is the goal of this type of news reporting. We have only a 48-hours more to see those results and what tactics Newts campaign will use now with Perry out.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

I am not so sure that Super PACs are not run by the other party so they can get the person that is the worst to run against the other partys candidate, in the long-run. Newt is not conservative and is for big government. I hear how smart he is but I dont think he is. We dont want a President who lacks integrity in his everyday dealings with people. Foreign policy wise, we are in a worst condition today than prior to World War I. We have gone from a nation with respect to a nation that the President tells the world daily that we a bunch of bad people and that the world will be better with him. Newt would not be better than Obama, it would be more of the same with a different spin. He has brought religion into this election campaign and the Obama campaign will capitalize on that and on Republican capitalism. Inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness have changed under a President that is supposedly a constitutional lawyer, but just not a Declaration of Independence man. Newt process will change with Perry in his line.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

If Gingrich never had any of his nasty extra marital affairs I think it would be 50/50 as far as Romney or Gingrich. However the affairs DID happen and they do cast an ugly shadow of suspicion and character over Gingrich even if he has repented of the error of his ways over the past 10 years - which I believe him when he says he has. The problem is that Obama could rightly use this issue against Gingrich during a general election. The ONLY good thing I can say about Obama is that his marriage is solid and he is a good father and husband. He is a TERRIBLE NIGHTMARISH president and leader but a good and decent father and husband.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

I believe there are 4 candidates running for the office of President of the United States of America. As the conversation is heating up by some of the candidates and on the sidelines by some of the news services, it appears the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is on the ballot, also, and not just Mitt Romney. The financial process for both are scrutinized by government and private auditing and there has not been anything annotated by these services to say there is anything wrong with either process. Just because Bain was involved with donations doesn't mean it was just Mitt Romney that was involved in that process. If both the Church and Mitt Romney goes by the law and the percentages that are mentioned is not against the law. If the law is wrong for the past 40 years then the Congress, Senate and President and his agencies have a process to go by. To make this an issue during the election process is not an outsider's problem. It is something that the government should address in their process as many get re-elected this time in November. Ex Post Factor is also a process.

LDSareChristians
Anchorage, AK

He said, too, recently that the $370,000 he earned in a single year from speakers fees was "not very much."

I suspect Mitt was comparing that to the rest of his income, or maybe speaking in general, like where Bill Clinton made 8.2 million last year in speech fees.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

prediction: South Carolina Primary results : Gingrich 35% Romney 29%.
Florida Primary results: Gingrich 40% Romney 24%

Romney bows out after losses in South Carolina and Florida. Gingrich wins the GOP nomination to the delight of the Tea Party and far right talk show hosts Shawn Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck all of whom hate Mitt Romney. Barack Obama wins reelection easily over Gingrich...Gingrich is simply UN-electable. The sad tale - the GOP and far right Tea Party establishment self destruct. Barack Obama has 4 more years in office leading to 15% unemployment and China overtaking the US as the world economic leader.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Sixteen trillion dollar debt and high unemployment is proof of a corrupt government.

An uneducated, permissive, deceitful, and welfare state public will vote in corrupt leaders.

This will be Mitts downfall.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Patriot,

" The ONLY good thing I can say about Obama is that his marriage is solid and he is a good father and husband".

That's an assumption. Obama is good with hiding his past and personal life. Why do they take separate flights when going on vacations? As a father, is it a good example taking money from people for vacations, or telling non-truths during campaign speeches?

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