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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 28 2012 9:00 p.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT

Ann Romney did a great job reading from the teleprompter. Interesting - if you read an exaggerated story (i.e. the fictional story about Bain) from a telepromter, are you a storyteller, or is it the teleprompter's fault?

Temecula, CA

Certain Individuals huff and puff and blow about Bain no matter what! Here are facts from Annual
Reports(SEC Filed)and other direct source material on Bain Capital(Mitt Romney)involved companies.
Company #Locations Revenue/Value Employees/Jobs
Staples 1575us 24.5 Billion 90,000
Dominos 9000 1.5 145,000
ToysR Us 1600 13.7 70,000
Guitar Center 223 1.8 10,000
Dunkin Brands 16000 7.7 260,000
Hopital Corp 275 32.0 168,000
HD Supply 680 13.0 14,000
Burger King 12000 2.5 39,000
AMC Theaters 5300 scrreens 2.5 21,000
Burlington CoatF 450 3.0 28,000
Michaels Arts-C 1180 4.0 13,000
Sports Authority 450 1.1 9,000
Bain Invested in these companies when they were smaller weaker or near or in bankruptcy. This totals
48,643 properties paying taxes, 112.8 billion in value and 867,000 jobs and represents 12 companies.
Bain has interest in 144 others! Not all investments
succeed. Bain invests 66 Billion in private capital much from accounts held by retirees. These
companies returned 10.7% average last year! Just countering Moderate's fictional story on Ann Romney!

Mcallen, TX

A re-election of Obama would be the greatest shame, and tragedy over the past two thousand years.

Cedar Hills, UT


...and your point is???? Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't EVERYTHING that comes out of the mouth of Barack and Michelle scripted on a teleprompter? Barack is the king of the teleprompter - correct?? Everyone that gives speeches at conventions is on teleprompter. Did you LISTEN to anything Ann said? Obviously not. Too bad - you missed a GREAT speech!!! The bottom line from Ann's speech - her husband is a PROVEN problem solver from Governor to the Olympics to business ... success after success after success.Contrast this to Michelle's husband - failure after failure after failure. Actually you have to actually DO SOMETHING before you can even fail at at which is also a problem for the Obama's.



Romney was still privileged. He was raised in top schools and had all the advantages one could ask for. I'm not holding this against him and I praise him for his accomplishments. I'm just saying the way they try to paint his picture as if he's just like any other middle class born American is a falsity.

Ann's speech was very moving and I'm sure he's very proud of her.

Mike in Sandy
Sandy, UT

"At every turn in his life, this man I met at a high school dance has lifted up others."


Except for the gay kid he and a gang of his cronies forcibly pinned down and and cut off his hair.

And the thousands he sent to the unemployment line when he sent their jobs overseas.

And the lower and middle classes that he wants to have pay his taxes.

And the elderly that he wants to ruin by killing off Medicare, and offering "vouchers' that won't cover escalating health care costs.

Yeah...Mitt's a real peach....a man for the people...What crap.

"Anne again:
"This man will NOT fail"

True that, Annie baby.......he won't fail the oil companies, drug manufacturers, and the super rich.

Mike in Sandy
Sandy, UT

He won't fail the filthy rich.


The parts Ann Romney left out:

Mitt and I attended private prep schools with other children from wealthy families.
Mitt and I paid our expenses selling stock that Mitt's dad had given him.
George Romney gave us money for our first house while Mitt was attending Harvard.

Romney was reluctant to head a new company for Bain, until Bill Bain guaranteed Mitt that if the experiment failed, Mitt would get his old job and salary back, plus any raises he would have earned during his absence. When Romney still hesitated Bain promised that, if necessary, he would craft a cover story saying that Romney's return to Bain & Company was needed because of his value as a consultant. 'So,' Bain explained, 'there was no professional or financial risk.' Finally, Romney said "yes."

Mike in Cedar City
Cedar City, Utah

But what will his success be? What will he do to Medicare and Social Security? We know he will kill the "Affordable Healthcare Act", which will make a whole lot of freeloaders and Insurance Companies happy. But what about people with pre-existing health conditions, seniors with drug assistance who are in the "Gap". What will he do for the 40 million people who can't get or afford health insurance?

Romney's certified success, may well lead to increased suffering for all but the rich. Mrs Romney was not talking about Mitt's success for the common man, but she was speaking to those in her wealthy circle, persons of extreme wealth and privilege.

Far East USA, SC

Ann Romney did a good job. It was a good speech.

What is so hard about saying that.

Of course "She will say and do whatever is necessasry to get her candidate elected,"

As would most spouses.

Of course she used a teleprompter?

Big deal.

I am not a Romney supporter, but I feel that the typical petty snipping comes from the Right.

Lets keep it that way.

She gave a good speech. She is a good person, wife and mother.

Lets leave it at that.

Mike in Texas
Cedar City, Utah

A1994 "Nobody is trying to suppress votes simply by asking for a picture ID"

How about this guy? Republican House Leader Mike Turzai of Penn.

Asking for a Picture ID is not the problem. The problem is Obtaining a VALID picture ID.

Farr West, Utah

What a tremendous speech! Looking at all of the comments - and especially when you hear the mainstream media - why do people think you are "phony" if you haven't screwed up your life? The Romneys have had their share of challenges and have overcome them through determination, hard work, and standing by their values.

Sandy, UT

I thought Ann gave a wonderful speech last night and was very sincere in what she said.

Provo, UT

I decided to read these comments because I couldn't imagine people disrespect such a warm and sincere woman. Civility is dying in America. Even if we disagree with each other, can't we try to have a discourse with respectful disagreement?

GK Willington

re: worf 7:34 a.m. Aug. 29, 2012\

She had plenty of time to practice.

Anywhere but, Utah, Utah

Tell that to the republicans... they are the ones lambasting Obama for bringing us out of the great republican recession. Things have gotten better people not worse. It seems every republican seems to get amnesia when talking about the economy. We are lucky to be where we are at now no thanks to the "just say no" republican party. Pathetic really.

Provo, UT

Whether or not you think Ann Romney gave a "sincere" speech is irrelevant. Are we Republicans really going to elect a President because his wife says he can do it?

Try having your wife write you a letter of recommendation when you apply for your next job! See how that goes for you!

Let's focus on the ISSUES:

The GOP Platform has become increasingly radical and extreme. Although I have been a Republican my entire life, I cannot support it. It goes too far! And it goes too far because Mitt Romney has cultivated and embraced the extreme positions that have been infiltrating the GOP for the past couple of elections.

The Grand Old Party has been hijacked and turned into the Ghastly Offensive Party!

Temecula, CA

So Romney was lucky enough to grow up in a family that had gone from nothing to something. Were supposed to be jealous of that? Why? Because his dad and mom worked hard and were smart enough to send him to a good school? So What! And Mitt Romney made the most of it. But, there are those who are jealous of his success in passing his classes, earning his degrees, raising his family, starting his business, and building dozens and dozens of other successful businesses that have led other people to building fortunes, sending their kids to good schools and buying homes.

That does not sound evil to me and being jealous of his success is petty! Plain out right petty!

You condemn Romney for being successful,and others like him, but then come calling everytime you want more taxes. The government(Democrat Party) condemns him and other wealthy people until wanting more. See Obama at his fundraisers.

My Grandfathers and Grandmothers had nothing. My father had a highschool education and military experience. He parlyed that into a business, a family and sending his kids to great schools. He earned his success and so did Mitt Romney!

Obama Failed!

Provo, UT


You just nailed the major problem. Some people on the right have become disrespectful and hateful but they feel they have the 'right' to do that in response to the hatred on the left. The same is true for the left. Many of them say hateful things and make personal attacks and they sincerely believe they are only defending their positions. You don't even recognize the fact that you are just as guilty as the right.

It is very hard when you get punched verbally, to not turn and smite that person back. Pride cycle at work. At times I find myself doing it and then I clear my head and step out of the boxing ring. We don't stand a chance as a country until civility returns.

Mike in Sandy
Sandy, UT

He will not fail the rich

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