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Published: Friday, June 29 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Clearfield, UT

Not just Utahns -- average people in all states should matter to Romney. BUT they don't. He doesn't give a fig for them. He cares only about the megal-wealthy -- the upper 1% -- and has affinity for nobody else. As it stands, the US Constitution is hanging by a thread, and Romney and his ilk (especially those on the far right) are trying to cut that thread. Romney is NOT the person who should be elected President.

BTW -- I don't like Obama either. I keep hoping that a truly qualified candidate will come along.

Mike in Cedar City
Cedar City, Utah

Romney does not care aout "Average Utahns" or any other average U.S. citizens. He is the candidate of Wall Street, the very wealthy, and the Corporations. Look where his money is coming from (if you can).

one old man
Ogden, UT

Excellent letter.

Burke, VA

Webster's Dictionary defines the term Freudian slip as "a slip of the tongue that is motivated by and reveals some unconscious aspect of the mind."

I'm thinking that the comment highlighted in this letter is just that. Regardless of the outward statements of the Romney Campaign, sometimes their spokesmen just can't help themselves. Something to think about come November.

Clearfield, UT

Average Utahns do not matter to any presidential candidate. We are so Red that it is an assured victory for the republicans and an assured loss for the democrats. Neither will waste any real time and resources campaigning here. Sure, they'll take our money, it spends the same as everyone else's.
For a real eye-opener, visit a large swing state during a presidential campaign season. You will see that compared to them, there is no presidential campaign here.
If we did away with the electoral college, every vote would count and entire states, like Utah, would not be written of and ignored as either unwinnable or unloseable.

Eric Samuelsen
Provo, UT

I have no intention of voting for Governor Romney, but I do reject the idea that he doesn't care about poor people, that he's some odd amalgam of Richie Rich and Scrooge McDuck, rolling in a bank vault full of gold. He's a decent man, and a compassionate one. I also think he genuinely believes that money trickles down, that what's best for the investor class will ultimately benefit America.
He's just wrong on that point. I don't oppose him because I dislike him, or because the slips of the tongue he's prone to suggest some inner malevolence. I oppose him because he supports policies that have a proven track record of failure.

Ultra Bob
Cottonwood Heights, UT

The unfortunate fact is that Romney will be representing only the business interests of Utah and the other states if he is elected president of the United States.

Irony Guy
Bountiful, Utah

He's right. No average Utahns were there as guests. The average folks were getting up really early, cleaning the toilets of the Rich Republican elite, cooking and serving their food, parking their cars, worrying about their kids, hoping they don't get sick, etc., while the Rich Republican Elite meets behind closed doors to mock the average folks and figure out how to deprive them of more and more benefits so they (the RRE) can hoard more $$$ for themselves.

Murray, UT

Went to a pancake breakfast with some wealthy people.
They were having problems making enough pancakes, and where putting them out as soon as they were cooked.
Standing in a line with five other men. They bring out six pancakes; guy in the front takes five pancakes, leaving one for the other four of us.
Made me think: yeah, they pretty much shows you what rich people are like hoard things when there are limited resources.
Later I watched as the man threw three of the pancakes in the garbage.
Trickle-down economics would say give the man all the pancakes and he will pass out what he is not going to eat.
Trickle-down economics does not work if it is the rich people that have the money.
Or pancakes.

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

Average Utahns should matter to Romney?. NOPE.

Let's break it down.

#1 Republican distortion: "The President promised he wouldn't raise taxes on the middle class by a penny with this health care law. Well, that's been proven false now."

The facts: President Obama has cut taxes by $3,600 for the average middle-class family over the last three and a half years, and the Republicans fought him nearly every step of the way. From cutting taxes for every working American through the Making Work Pay and payroll tax cuts, to the American Opportunity Tax Credit which gives up to a $10,000 tax credit to help families pay for four years of college, the President has put more money in the pockets of middle-class Americans.

Here's another fact: Obamacare includes the largest middle-class tax cut for health care in history. According to the independent Congressional Budget Office, 19 million people will receive tax credits worth an average of about $4,800 each to help afford health care. These tax credits will finally put health insurance within reach for millions of American families. In short, Obamacare cuts taxes for middle-class families. Period.

Centerville, UT

Also, the average folks were getting up really early, cleaning the toilets of the Rich Democrat and liberal elite, cooking and serving their food, parking their cars, worrying about their kids, hoping they don't get sick, etc., while the Rich Democrat and Liberal Elite meets behind closed doors to mock the average folks and figure out how to deprive them of more and more benefits so they (the RDE) can hoard more $$$ for themselves. Something like they the common folk "cling to their guns and bibles" as they speak to the rich and famous liberal elites. How many fund raisers for Obama have the common man attended other than as the help?

Salt Lake City, UT

Agreed, who does Romney think he is, Obama?

South Jordan, UT

Governor Romney's statements and platforms has convinced me that he cares only for the wealthy. He will put millions of people out of work, decrease taxes on the wealthy, decrease services for the sick and the poor, and put our country in economic peril when he attempts to balance the budget without having wealthy corportations and taxpayers pay their fair share. He will increase the tax burden on the middle class and the poor. He is not the answer to the nation's problem. As a life-long Republican, I will be voting for Obama.

Mike in Cedar City
Cedar City, Utah

Eric S. Its a bit Pollyannaish for you to think that Mitt Romney or any other Republican really believes in so called "Trickle Down" or Supply Side economics. Not even its first Republican Budget director, David Stockton, still believes in it. And Bush41, years ago called it "voodoo economics".

No sir, "Trickle Down" is just a convenient Republican talking point used to justify the greed of the very wealthy -- people like Mitt Romney. It's just a con job phrase promoted to justify an enormous and continuous transfer of wealth from the poor and middle class to the the so called "one percent". Just cut taxes for the very wealthy, and bye and bye this wealth will trickle down in the form of more and better jobs for the masses. Look at the Bush tax cuts and see what has happened to job creation since they were enacted.

Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

Every person who has ever walked past a person in need is doing exactly what they accuse Romney of doing.

If you've got a dime and someone is destitute, YOU are the rich guy that has the means to help.

Until you help those within your reach, don't condemn Romney for not doing what you are unwilling to do.

Salt Lake City, UT

I'm amazed by all the "whiney-whiner" comments to this article. What do you expect from Romney or any other candidate? Compassion? A pat on the back? A kindly smile? Or, do you expect them to reach out and hand you a big, fat check out of their personal bank accounts? Why don't you all quit complaining and "get to work." No one is stopping you from being successful. Improve yourselves; learn a new, better-paying skill or trade; improve your creativity; make yourselves valuable to your employers. Romney and Obama can't and won't do it for you. Comments like these show how truly reactive (as opposed to proactive) many Americans are. Their failure is always someone else's fault. They fail to note their own failure to take advantage of America's opportunities to learn, grow and innovate, in contrast to what both Romney and Obama accomplished.

Wally West

per VIDAR @ 11:07 a.m. June 29, 2012

It's my understanding Mitt likes waffles.

Clearfield, UT

To Wally West 7:07 p.m. July 1, 2012

per VIDAR @ 11:07 a.m. June 29, 2012

It's my understanding Mitt likes waffles.


That wouldn't surprise me. Mitt shure "waffles" enough -- all the time, in fact. Or, to put it another way -- See Mitt flip. See Mitt flop. Flip . . . flop . . . flip . . . flop. Typical Mitt.

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