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Published: Thursday, Aug. 30 2012 2:48 p.m. MDT

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Counter Intelligence
Salt Lake City, UT

"Republican Mitt Romney is stepping up for the most important speech of his life, to an audience of millions"

If only he can get that message past the thugs in the media who select and distort what they want people to hear in an ongoing effort to protect Obama.

Mad Hatter
Provo, UT

Well, so does the opposition. It's just that they have a different approach. Each side in this partisan bickering argues that they have the answer, but usually it takes cooperation to achieve a workable solution.

Saying the "other guy" doesn't believe in America and is essentially anti-American is like a high school football rally, to get the crowd excited and pumped-up. Nothing more because their is no truth to the comment. We often say the opposing group is no good until we need them. What if they had a war and only Republicans were asked to fight? Probably, Republicans would more than happy to have the greatest share of the fighting handled by Democrats (as a concession for bipartisan cooperation?)

So the question remains. What exactly will Romney do as president? According to him, we have to wait and see and take his word on it. That's not too encouraging when he will need the opposition's cooperation. And if he takes a pragmatic approach, that will really get the Right-Wing ideologues angry since he promised that he is one of them this election cycle. But again, he can change . . . again.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

"We believe in America, even though..." I have moved all my personal assetts, holdings, and Corporations into Foregin Banks, Foreign Trusts, Foreign Accounts and Foreign Companies.

Show me, don't tell me.

LDSareChristians
Anchorage, AK

Mad Hatter: According to him, we have to wait and see and take his word on it.

Knowing Mitt's track record, I'll take his word!

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

LDS liberal..Success is a good thing! I know your liberal mind has been trained to distrust anyone who has succeeded in life, but trust me; we need more success in American, not less! Unsuccessful people do not pay taxes, they don’t hire people and they don’t produce anything! Only successful people do that!

worf
Mcallen, TX

LDS Liberal,

What a terrible thing Romney has done. A great intellect like you should be mad.

I'm sure liberals don't look for tax loopholes, and probably pay extra.

Didn't Obama pay taxes on the millions he took from us for vacations? What about the Pelosi flights? Harry Reid didn't use any loopholes either?

Your wisdom is flawed.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

"We believe in America, even though the last four years have been full of difficulties and disappointments, doubt and despair,

Why is it the republicans only mention the last 4 years, oh yeah, their guy caused many of the disappointments and the despair, but if we just give a little more money to the wealthiest folk they will make it all better.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

My advise to Mitt ---

Please don't get up in front of millions of Americans tonight and simply repeat "Vote for me, I'm not Obama" with an occasional "and the failures of this administraion" for 45 minutes tonight.

It's all you've said for the last 6 years....
You won't sway a single one of the 42% of the Moderate or Independant American voters.
We want to hear something tangible and with substance,
not a silly bunch of campaign slogans and pep-talks.

The Skeptical Chymist
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

What really got to me in this article is the statement that Ryan is a "deficit hawk". During Mr. Bush's presidency, Ryan voted for two wars without securing funding for them, he voted for the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit without paying for it, and he voted to reduce taxes, especially on those in the top bracket. All of these actions increased the deficit. Why is he only concerned about deficit spending when there is a Democrat in the White House? He is a hypocrite whose only concern is making sure that the Republicans win back the White House.

LValfre
CHICAGO, IL

@Counter Intelligence

"If only he can get that message past the thugs in the media who select and distort what they want people to hear in an ongoing effort to protect Obama."

Kind of like the thugs in the GOP who told Ron Paul he can only have a speaking spot if he fully endorsed Romney ... even though he's a competing candidate?

@Mountanman

"I know your liberal mind has been trained to distrust anyone who has succeeded in life, but trust me; we need more success in American, not less!"

I agree with the success bit but the low blow about liberal minds is insulting. Mods can we please remove this comment? I've had enough of the derogatory generalizations on this board.

Things aren't black and white, not everyone is liberal or conservative, democrat or republican, LDS or not ... their are shades of grey guys.

louie
Cottonwood Heights, UT

How come I can not trust the rhetoric about cutting deficits and creating jobs, as if it is like turning on a light bulb. Guess what it isn't that easy. Romney's policies are not significantly different than Bushes.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

@ La Valfre. Well, I only see one party attaching success (unless its one of their own-Gore, Carey, Pelosi and rich actors). What other conclusion can we come too?

worf
Mcallen, TX

Did Al Gore pay taxes for his successful creation of the internet.

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