Comments about ‘'A woman who. ...': Mitt Romney's stories court females’

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Published: Tuesday, May 22 2012 1:31 p.m. MDT

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Furry1993
Clearfield, UT

If he wants to be believed, he will need to prove who these women are.

no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

He has shown us his awkwardness and discomfort with sincerity......
Yes, Mitt Romney looks, talks, and walks exactly like those who we have enjoyed on Hollywood's big screen. After all, he is vying for the part many human beings see as the most important individual on the planet.

neptronix
Salt Lake City, UT

Politicians in the two parties will say whatever they need to in order to get elected.

It's like watching professional wrestling, it's all a fake, and you know what the guy really stands for *after* you elect him..

Vote 3rd party.

LValfre
CHICAGO, IL

Vote Ron Paul. Romney's a joke.

RandomTraveler
Livermore, CA

For many years I have looked at candidates before an election and they only things I looked at were the qualifications for the job - the resume - and I always vote for who can best do the job. Party has had nothing to do with it. That is what needs to be looked at in this and every other election. Too many of you are jaded by politics and need to focus on who can best do the job. The current incumbent has shown he is not capable of doing the job as president and in fact his agenda is to destroy this country from within. Being a community organizer left the current president poorly equipped to handle the job. Four more years of his administration will wreck this country.

Kami
Bountiful, Utah

I'm an educated, single woman with a professional career. Mitt Romney wouldn't even be able to begin to understand women in my situation. There is no way he would ever get my vote. And I'm a member of the same church he belongs to -- so this has nothing to do with mormon bashing.

Getting it Right
Sunnyvale, CA

And the women in general thinks that BO cares for them? BO cares for certain people but not the people in general and certainly not the country as a whole.

LValfre
CHICAGO, IL

@Kami,

No, no he wouldn't have a clue what life is like for you. And that's without the long-standing notion that LDS women should be housewives and men should be bread makers.

Hinckley - "Women have their place" ... ``When all is said and done, there's no substitute for having a woman in the home. . . . If you ask our women, you'll find them happy with what they have."

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@RandomTraveler
"The current incumbent has shown he is not capable of doing the job as president and in fact his agenda is to destroy this country from within."

I took you seriously until you suggested that the president wants to destroy this nation. Goodness, I'm very liberal but I don't think Republicans want to destroy this country. I think their policies mostly stink but to think they actually want to destroy this country is ridiculous. Nobody wants to destroy America, particularly not politicians who I thought only cared about being re-elected (destroying America is not exactly a good way to win re-election). Besides, he's doing a lousy job of destroying it since we've gained private-sector jobs something like 26+ consecutive months.

my two cents worth
Ridgefield, WA

@RandomTraveler

You say that Obama's "agenda is to destroy this country from within." Now just why would he do that? What benefit is that for him or his family? Your statement makes no sense. And just where did you hear that?

You have the right to disagree with his policies, plans and actions but telling us that he has an agenda to destroy our country goes beyond the pale in plausibility!

atlcoug
Atlanta, GA

Those of you who say vote Ron Paul, vote 3rd party, are wasting your votes. Whatever point you want to make will be lost. You have no chance to win, so why not use the vote to choose between the two who could win. Some day there may be a strong third party to consider, but today you just take away a potential winning vote from whichever candidate you feel is more closely aligned to the platform you would like to see enacted.

williary
Kearns, UT

This is a big hurdle Mitt will have to overcome, or at least make a dent in, if he wants to win in November. Latest NBC/Wall Street Journal showed about the same gender split for Obama.

I've heard this comparison from a few different women, and it says a lot about Mitt. They see him as the "country club" man. The country club who excludes women, where men go to joke about women, and where the men pretend to understand women by telling them what they are allowed to understand.

That might be as far from the truth as you can get for the way Romney really is, but his words meant to appease the right-wing base fit pretty well with that comparison.

staypuffinpc
Provo, UT

Kami, I'm sincerely curious what makes you think Romney could never understand you? What would one have to do to understand you and your situation?

Kami
Bountiful, Utah

LValfre
CHICAGO, IL
@Kami,

Hinckley - "Women have their place" ... ``When all is said and done, there's no substitute for having a woman in the home. . . . If you ask our women, you'll find them happy with what they have."

Haha LValfre .. great quote ... "our women" oh I love that one. Try asking one of "our woman" who has found herself divorced with no job skills how happy she is with what she has! That HUGE issue just isn't talked about ...

Aggielove
Cache county, USA

+1 staypuffinpc

Ethel
Home Town USA, UT

How can anyone not see the truth in what is going on in the economy to say it is not being destroyed from within? The Trillions of debt is a good place to look. The borrowing of money from foreign countries is another example and the debt is passed down to our grandchildren. It is no way to prosperity either. If you take out a loan, that doesn't make you any better off, the debt has to be paid back. That is NOT prosperity.

The interest alone is another way to destroy future prosperity on the money borrowed from foreign countries. The in essence own us. Turning down the pipeline project is another reason, for oil to the U.S. from Canada nixed millions of jobs that could be from that project alone. The Environmentalist hold a financial piece to get donations to the incumbment's campaign.

This country could very well be on its way to prosperity and enjoying a turn around with someone in the White House that knows how to generate jobs and uphold the Constitution. A law degree and an MBA is a plus in my book for a Presidential candidate.

When is enough enough?

Furry1993
Clearfield, UT

To Kami 4:32 p.m.

Beautifully put, and very close to how I feel. I will borrow your words, with one change, to state my feelings:

I'm an educated, married woman with a professional career. Mitt Romney wouldn't even be able to begin to understand women in my situation. There is no way he would ever get my vote. And I'm a member of the same church he belongs to -- so this has nothing to do with mormon bashing.

There is so much in my life tht backs up that position. Examples -- The Elders Quorum President asking my husband how he could "let" me go to law school (after Heavenly Father told us to do that). The Counsellor in the Stake Presidency, at a recommend interview, asking me who was the temporal head of our family and not understanding when I said that our family was headed by a partnership made up of my husband and me. Further, that if we didn't agree on an issue, we found a way to compromise instead of my husband just deciding. There are more.

I was lucky. Mitt wouldn't understand any of that that.

Aggielove
Cache county, USA

Furry, sometimes if we are looking for issues, at church, we shall find them.
It's all in the outlook.
Perhaps, your living in the wring state.
I couldn't live there either.

the truth
Holladay, UT

RE: Furry1993

Why wouldn't he be able to understand?

What makes you so speciallly different or difficult to understand?

It is painnfully obvious you are an extreme leftest and rigid leftest ideologue who would not vote for him anyways.

Obama certaily doesn't listen or care about anybody.

High energy prices, High gas prices leading to high price for everything else. Obama does not care how that effects the poor or middle class,

he certainly doesn't care about this country or the constitution or the rich.

He seems to only to care about inflicting his own views of how this country should be governed, and they are radically leftest views at that.

I believe Romney actually cares about this country, and the women therein.

Whatever you allow the federal government their fingers or noses into, they ultimately totally and tyrannically control, that is what government does.

Do you want the government at the table involved in every decision you personally make as a women including healthcare, diet etc?

Or do you want federal government out of the way so you can make your own choices, without limit, mandate, or regulation?

Who's creating a bigger overreaching governmemt?

peter
Alpine, UT

If anyone ran their household or business like Washington runs this country, he/she would be set for life--in prison. Obama and many other politicians in D.C. don't understand the principles of a free market or a free nation, or the honesty it takes to win the trust of good, hard working people. Most currently serving in Congress and the White House need to go. Unfortunately, there aren't great choices to replace current politicians with, but they are still better choices than what's occupying the sewer district now.

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