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Published: Sunday, Jan. 29 2012 2:00 p.m. MST

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Las Vegas, NV

A week ago today, Mitt was down, now he's back. No weak person succeed in business. Go Mitt!!

Holladay, UT

I don't know why voters respond well to attack ads and bickering. I actually thought Santorum came across looking the best in Florida because of the fighting between Romney and Gingrich.

Mike in Texas
Cedar City, Utah

Birds of a Feather flocketh together. The end does justify the means.

Roosevelt, UT

4 weeks ago Newt and Mitt promised neither would degrade themselves with mud slinging in their campaigns.

They seem to be on the same level as far as keeping promises.

deep in thought
Salt Lake, UT

The political races these days are complicated. People don't value strong ethics, moral values, and a gentle hand. I watched the South Carolina polls all week before voting. Romney was way ahead until Gingrich slammed the moderator with a fury that would make a linebacker shrink when he asked about his ex-wife.

I'm sure his ex-wife thought she was going to ruin Gingrich politically by saying all of those horrible (but surely true) things. Nobody even cared. They wanted a bloody fist fight and they got it from Gingrich that night at the debate. He was an instant celebrity and his poll numbers nearly doubled in the matter of a few days.

It reminds me of that old movie Gladiator with Russell Crowe. Everybody is sitting around waiting for a big bloody battle. Gingrich gives it to them and despite all of this baggage, everyone cheers and props him on their shoulders. Shocking to some people, like myself.

I am sorry it has gone this way, but I assume Romney will go back to being the same stable genteel person he has been in the past. Gingrich on the other hand would continue on shocking people around the world with his continuing penchant for the "wild and woolly" as he likes to call it.

We live in an American Idol society and people find themselves competing in American Idol ways.

Spanish Fork, Ut

Don't kid yourself. No one goes after Santorum because he isn't much of a threat. If he were tied with Romney or Ginrich in the polls, he'd be right in the thick of things. He's no boy scout either. I don't like the negative stuff either but once one side starts to do it, the other side is virtually compelled to get into the thick of it or wilt. This is American politics now and we'll just have to live with it and no, it isn't solely a Republican thing (remember the nasty attacks back and forth between Obama and Hillary?). In the end, they'll all kiss and make up - at least in public.

Kaysville, UT

President Obama has already started his campaign ads against Romney prior to Florida. He is also beefing up the government ads in all departments to influence people that the government is there to take care of them, one way or another. The President's stress is showing up with the finger pointing at him for berating the Governor of Arizona over her book. If we don't watch it, anyone who writes about him will be put on a terrorist list. That is the way it is in many countries and due to 9/11 an agency can almost use that weapon against citizens, congressmen for thwarting his goals. What I am still amazed out is when his wife mentioned when he became President that she finally felt good about the USA. What a shame with all the help they got from the system when they went to high rated and expensive schools/universities. They couldn't be too down trodden if they got to their status in life without too much of a problem. People in other countries see what they have been able to do and want that same experience for themselves and their families, just not to be President

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

If they cannot take it from each other, they will be in completely over their heads in the general election when the BO administration, DNC, NYT, NBC, HBO, and most major newspapers (the dems' lapdog media) launch into them. MSNBC already has.

No, it's best to get all the accusations out now so they can be answered so there's no October surprise.

Salt Lake City, UT

How we miss Jon Huntsman!

no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

Mr. Romney, for years, has run on the premise that he was above such garbage tactics.
How does he explain this change in his upstanding moral character?
Might he change on other issues, as well?

opinion 47

Apparently the Grinch under-estimated Romney. Egg on all the faces in South Carolina, you will break your streak of picking the next US President... Go Mitt!

spring street

Mitt i simply showing his true colors, he will say and do anything for his own self glorification.

Salt Lake City, UT

All this superpac money being spent to attack each other. Is there going to be anything left to challenge Obama when they're done bludgeoning each other? After all both had favorability ratings below 35% in a recent poll.

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

Romney 2012

I am glad that Romney joins rival Gingrich in the viper pit, and it's working.

Liberals are the ones trying to block VOTES this Tuesday here.

I think we all know by now what's happening on Tuesday -- Republicans are heading to the polls in Florida.

And if you're sick and tired of all the negative ads and false attacks on the President's record, here's your chance to do something about it:

As Republicans vote in their primary, President Obama's supporters are organizing events -- from phone banks to voter registration drives -- across the state to make sure we're ready to take on whoever the other side picks.

There's an event happening in Saint Petersburg -- can you make it?

Here are the details:

What: Day of action event in Saint Petersburg

Where: 951 Central Ave Saint Petersburg, FL 33705

When: Tuesday, January 31st
4:00 pm

Whether you're new to organizing or a veteran volunteer, this will be a great chance to build up our ground game in Florida -- as always, a critical state in this election. You'll meet other supporters from your town, pick up some new organizing skills, and to get ready for the fight ahead.

Colorado Springs, CO

Does Mitt not believe in wearing a seatbelt while riding in a moving vehicle?

Kaysville, UT

The main thing the President and DNC are doing is using the data, questions and demographics against, Romney. The President doesn't have to do that for Gingich as Gingrich is his own worst enemy. He has no empathy or sympathy for anyone. When he sat out for those months doing his vacation, buying jewelry for his wife and not signing up for the Virginia primary, etc, he must know he won't be able to get very far down the pike. I guess that is why he wants to go to the Moon and set up his own colony and sell blonde wigs to the people that live there now. He is very interesting to do that kind of pandering at the NASA site and trying to woo those federal employees and contractors to his side so they can keep their salary and contracts.

Temecula, CA

Everyone of these candidates has a right to defend themselves and attack as well. Gingrich cried and cried about the attacks until all of a sudden one guy in Vegas dumped 5 million into his PAC:then it was ok for his PAC to attack! Gingrich cries and complains while doing his own smear campaign based on missing facts! Mitt Romneys team has no choice but to stay on the offensive. Just today on Sunday FOX news Gingrich was on for at least 4 hours of air time. 4 Hours! Again, not one time did FOX disclose the tight relationship it has with Gingrich as a ex-employee or his personal friendship with most of the staff including Anchors and Show Opinion Anchors! What a farce to say your fair and balanced. This network is the go Gingrich network. FOX gripes about the "Main Stream Media" taking sides and being in for the Left but then turns around and takes sides! Hippocrits up and down at FOX. Fair News reporting: fair and Balanced? Where? Its the Gingrich lies network. They continually gloss over gingrich's Anti Republican, Anti Business attacks! Hannity and Susteran have him on a few times a week. There is no fair and balanced straight up news station anywhere! Mitt Romney has been extremely successful yes, but is that not better than a President with little if any executive experience in any area? Gingrich claims Romney carpet bombs but that is just deflecting the fact that Gingrich is the one who THROWS BOMBS! Nearly every major Republican who served with Gingrich in the nineties has attested to that fact by endorsing Romney or even speaking out against Gingrich. Just ask Bob Dole!
Were all tired of the slime, but if the Democrats were fielding 7,8, or 9 candidates like last election cycle nothing would be different. Just look at their history too! All who claim it does not happen are not genuine in their remarks and that includes every single network!

Kissimmee, FL

Joins? Romney started the attacks.

Huntsville, UT

What is Jason Chaffetz doing in Florida? We're not paying him to stump for Romney, we're paying him to sit in the halls of Congress.

Ningbo, ZheJiang

In SC it felt that Romney was playing "not to lose" rather than playing to win. I hope he continues to become less scripted and controlled, allowing the media greater access to him would be a great start.

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