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Published: Thursday, Feb. 23 2012 10:50 a.m. MST

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ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

say it ain't so Rick. You might want to start writing your new book and adjust you speaking fees. Your time and surge is over.

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

So Romney charges Santorum compromised his principles, what, that Romney's a mormon?. Well guess what Santorum. Your other boy is also one. Quick: What religion is the son of Cuban exiles?. Answer: Roman Catholic, right? Right. And also Mormon?. That's right, Marco Rubio, the conservative senator on everyoneâs short list for vice president, was a member of the LDS Church in his youth. When Rubio's family moved to a suburb of Las Vegas, near cousins who were Mormon, many in his immediate family (but not his father) converted, including Marco. Rubio was baptized in the church when he was 8 and enthusiastically participated in the religion. "Rubio's steadfast participation in the Mormon church continued for several years until his parents decided to move them to Miami." "He left the church when he was 11 or 12, he received his first communion in 1984 when he was 13, and they didnât move back to Miami until the next year, in 1985."

You may now adjust you speaking fees.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

Romney noted that during Wednesday night's heated GOP debate the former senator said he had voted for President George W. Bush's No Child Left Behind education bill because "sometimes you take one for the team."

"I wonder which team he was taking it for?" Romney asked... Article

2 points:

1) No child left behind is another example of failed Republican leadership:

** Run like the mob': US school cheating scandal details emerge' - By DORIE TURNER - AP - Published by MSNBC - 07/16/11

Romney could just focus on THAT and have no issue.

But no, Romney has to bring up #2

compromising Principles:

** Mitt Romney steers clear of Ohio health, union issues' - By Dan Sewell - AP - Published by DSNews - 10/25/11

Then:

** Mitt Romney reverses himself, supports anti-union law' - By Philip Elliott - AP - Published by DSNews - 10/26/11

Time elapsed? 24 hours.

When Romney brings up examples of 'compromise', people will look at Romney's own, ever-chaning stances.

And that will harm Romney's image, as well.

To be fair, I never thought any of the GOP canidates had a chance to beat Obama, save John Huntsman.

And he is no longer running.

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

All that needed to happen to avoid the auto industry bail-out was for Mr. Obama to ask the citizens to please consider buying their next car from an American manufacturer. That's all that was necessary. And "cash-for-clunkers" shouldn't have been available for any car that was manufactured by a foreign company. American consumers sent literally hundreds of millions of dollars to Japanese companies because of their long-held bias against American vehicles, and it was tax-payers money; talk about being un-American!

Instead of trying to help Americans, the current administration only apologizes to anyone who will listen as they try and bring us closer to being European Socialists.

People in Washington have gotten onto this bandwagon, too, and they all need to be dumped from office. "One-and-Done" ought to describe the Obama administration's future.

Howard Beal
Provo, UT

Though I prefer Romney over Santorum I doubt that Romney, if in Santorum's shoes, on the issue of the No Child Left Behind Act, would have voted differently. Let's be honest. Ron Paul held to his Libertarian principles but every Republican and a lot of Democrats as well, jumped on this bandwagon. Of course, it was a knee-jerk reaction of mostly wanting to blame teachers and schools for the ills of education, and of course, it predictably failed to produce the results desired. In fact, the damage of the NCLB Act may with us for generations as it probably hindered education, creativity in the classroom and destroyed teacher morale (as did other things). Of course Romney was lucky not to be in the public sector at this time, but I feel pretty comfortable he would have jumped on board on Bush's educational bandwagon like every other Republican save Paul and a few others.

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