Published: Wednesday, April 11 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT
I will miss Santorum for just one reason. He was the only Republican pointing
out that working class wages have been in decline for a long time now. The only
one to point out that citizens of Western Europe have more opportunity to
advance than Americans. The only one who seemed to realize that a country can
not be successful if a large part of its citizens are unable to earn a decent
living.Of course his solution to these problems was the typical GOP
trope of cut taxes some more, even though they are at a 60 year low.
"The truth is this election will present Americans with a choice between two
competing philosophies"If Mitt Romney is the nominee, it will
not be a choice between competing philosophies, but factions of the same
philosophy.Consider this:-Neither Mitt Romney nor Barack Obama
has presented or endorsed a plan that balances the budget during the next three
decades. The only choice presented to us would be deficits for military
spending, or deficits for the entitlements.-Barack Obama signed the NDAA
into law. Mitt Romney said he supports it and the power it grants to gov't
to detain indefinitely American citizens without a trial. If you care about
habeas corpus or the right to a speedy trial, you can pick neither option.-Barack Obama signed the Patriot Act extension. Mitt Romney supports the law.
If you care about civil liberties, neither candidate makes a convincing
case.-Both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama supported the bailout on Wall
Street and $700 some odd billion stimulus package. If you don't believe in
bailouts or government schemes of "stimulating" the economy, there is
little space between the two.Yes, Obama/Romney would be a choice,
but only of power, not philosophy.
When Rick Santorum announced that he was suspending his campaign for President,
it must have been a happy day for the Deseret News. Now all we have to do is
figure out who Mitt Romney is, which Mitt will surface, or if will keep being
the pretzel man.
The sad truth is – Mitt Romney can’t even win over the majority of
the Republicans in his OWN party, let alone the majority of the rest of
the United States.Mitt win loose, and it will be Him and his own
Party base who can be to blamed for it.
@David KingAmen brotha, Romney, Obama and Bush. Guess what America, the
only difference between these men is what special interest that they will sell
out to. They will preach that they are different. But at the end of the day
nothing will change. Stop electing the GOP, Stop electing the Democrats. Find a
third party and vote for them. At this point I would rather vote for a third
party to show that I have no confidence in the current parties. Think about it,
what has the GOP done for you conservatives. Gay marriage isn't going away,
abortion is still legal. How many anti abortion or gay marriage bills have
Hatch, Lee, Chafetz and Bishop even proposed? Liberals, the best your party can
pass is a microwaved Republican plan for healthcare reform? Do some research,
find a candidate that actually wants to do the right thing and pull the trigger.
If we really want to take our country back we have to start by breaking the 2
party tyranny. Wake up and smell the roses people.
I won't vote for Romney nor Obama. they are both poisonous to this republic
and i'm going to treat them like poison.
Re: LDS Liberal Farmington, UT"Mitt Romney can’t even win over
the majority of the Republicans in his OWN party"You may
underestimate Mitt Romney but I can guarantee you that Obama isn't. Mitt
is down 7 percentage points in a poll conducted by liberals in a liberal area of
the USA. Kinda like being down 7 points early in a basketball game. A couple
of 3-points and Mitt will be breathing down Obama's neck, waiting for our
economy to take a hit due to gas prices ...... and an Israeli attack on Iran.
You have 2 choices in the presidential election of 2012. Vote for the party who
fights for the middle class, the poor, women, jobs, and the party who has been
trying to fix this train wreck that bush left them. Or vote for the party who
touts tax breaks for the wealthy, ending social security, and medicaid,
medicare, unemployment benefits,denying women their rights to fair pay and
contraceptives, or abortion rights,the party who refuses to do anything to help
fix the mess they created, and taking this country back to the failed policies
of the past. This country has been in decline ever since Ron Reagan began his
attacks on workers rights and unions. Since then, every republican
administration has added astronomicly to the debt, with Democrat Bill Clinton
being the only exception. Look at the facts. Democratic policies work,
Republican policies dont.
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