Comments about ‘Final Republican National Convention night filled with 'Mormon moments'’

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Published: Thursday, Aug. 30 2012 10:13 p.m. MDT

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BobKjar
Humble, TX

What a delightful day this was away from those who demean our nation

J-TX
Allen, TX

I was uncomfortable, as I know Mitt was, with all the references to the service he has rendered as a Priesthood holder. But that is because it is ingrained in us that the glory for serving our fellow men goes to the Lord. We are only in His service.

But I understand the need to let the rest of the nation know what kind of kind man we are electing. And except for Clint Eastwood's somewhat garbled message, I thought the entire night painted Mitt in the proper light.

Mitt's speech was spot on, delivered humanely, but firmly.

Allen#2
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

Agree with Bob. It was refreshing to see and hear different individuals tell us of the compassionate service performed by Mitt Romney...but felt badly when Mitt blamed Obama for the current high gasoline prices.

Someone should have warned Mitt not to use that part of the speech since gasoline prices were almost triple in August 2008 compared to the day GWB took office in January 2001.

However, I plan to vote for Mitt in November.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@J-TX
"But I understand the need to let the rest of the nation know what kind of kind man we are electing."

Actually I think it's worse. It's better in my view for him to be out of touch and not realize his policies harm the middle class and poor in exchange for giving people like him more tax cut than for him to understand what the poor and middle class are going through... and pursue that agenda where the poor sacrifice for the rich anyway.

Truthseeker
SLO, CA

I thought all of those personal stories of Mitt were touching. But, they stand in contrast to Mitt the candidate. I had hopes that a former LDS Stake President and Bishop would inject some honesty and respectfulness into the political campaign. But alas, Mitt has done the exact opposite, starting with his book, "No Apology" where he falsely portrays Obama as embarking on an "apology tour," continuing through his campaign with lies about things Obama has said, and lies about Obama's policies. Examples:

"Under Obama’s plan (for welfare), you wouldn’t have to work and wouldn’t have to train for a job. They just send you your welfare check,"

"President Obama’s lawsuit claims it is unconstitutional for Ohio to allow servicemen and women extended early voting privileges during the state’s early voting period."

"President Obama was saying success "is the result of government," not "hard-working people," when he said, "If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."

Is that the standard LDS people uphold?

Serious
Rexburg, ID

truthseeker:

So, where's the dishonesty? All of those things he said about Obama are true!

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@Serious
Are you serious? Oh, right, you are... but seriously, truthseeker gave three examples that you just ignored that are blatant dishonesty from Romney and his campaign team.

1. The welfare matter... Obama was doing what Romney as governor requested years ago and what Governor Herbert himself requested recently, that states can have more leeway in formulating their plan. In the directive allowing states this it clearly says that the work requirement must be maintained.

2. Romney is portraying this as Obama trying to close early voting for military servicemembers. That's false. Obama's administration is suing to keep early voting as an option for everyone, expanding early voting access, not reducing it.

3. If you paid any attention to Obama's remarks when he said "you didn't build that" he was clearly referring to things like the roads and bridges he noted earlier, not the business itself. Basically it reads as "if you have a business, you didn't build those roads you use to transport your products".

Truthseeker
SLO, CA

re:Serious
You cannot see when you aren't looking.
Where do you go for your information? What sources do you rely on? Do you know their rate of accuracy and reliability?

Did you read the HHS letter to the states (UT) requesting waivers where it lays out the parameters/requirements? Apparently not.

Did you read Obama's speeches to Europe and Egypt? Apparently not.

Did you read about the voting issues in Ohio and why the lawsuit was initiated? Apparently not.

Did you read Obama's speech where he spoke of the federal govt.'s contributions to maintaining roads and helping develop the internet? Apparently not.

If you don't want to take the time and track down the actual information you can easily access politifact and factcheck on your computer.

But my guess is you would rather live with the illusion than the uncomfortable reality that Romney will resort to lies in order to win the election.

So much for all the Sunday and Family Home evening lessons on standing for truth.

Deseret News serves as a conduit for misinformation and runs contrary to the church's claim of political neutrality.

LDSareChristians
Anchorage, AK

Atl134: Basically it reads as "if you have a business, you didn't build those roads you use to transport your products".

No Atl134. Those business built those roads and bridges from the Taxes they paid.

A1994
Centerville, UT

I was going to vote for Romney anyway based on his resume and his plans for the economy. I thought the story's of his acts of service were a nice touch. The difference I see between the two candidates is that Romney seems to have a MUCH better understanding of what the poor and middle class are going through than Obama does. Romney has dealt more personally with the poor and middle class as a Bishop and Stake President than Obama as a community organizer.

To say that Romney is helping 'the rich' at the expense of the poor and middle class is a statement of such economic ignorance. How do you help the poor and middle class by taking more from the rich and giving it to a government agency? The way you help the poor and middle class isn't by taxing the people who own the business for which the poor and middle class work. The left doesn't get this concept.

MoJules
Florissant, MO

So I just watched this inspiring video of these elderly people who had to bury a young son at the age of 15 and how Mitt helped this young man and themselves through this heart wrenching trial. My in laws buried their son when he was 37, it was awful for them and not something that should be made light of. This article is about Mitt's service and compassion, how dare anyone use this as a time to make a political argument. There are plenty of places to act rude and childish, but don't do it here when this is to me a sacred site to honor a young man that died 30 years ago and how Mitt made that easier for him. I wish that DN would have had a link to these elderly parents, I did find it and watched it and it was the most inspiring and touching thing I saw in the convention. And trust me, it still hurts them today to have had to bury that young man and show respect and address the positives that they enjoyed and don't use it for a fight. Either side.

DN Subscriber
Cottonwood Heights, UT

@truthseeker
@Atl134

Sorry guys, you can try to spin things any way you want but your interpretations just do not hold up to scrutiny.

Obama is guilty as charged.

ATwin
RIVERSIDE, CA

I loved Mitt's speech! I think the talks from the convention should be required viewing by all high school students. It was very refreshing to finally listen to truly great Americans who are willing to sacrifice and serve this Country. Thank you to all the speakers! And I laughed my head off at Clint Eastwood. God Bless the USA!

Cats
Somewhere in Time, UT

I love the way these left wingers try to distort and twist Mitt's positions. You guys clearly have NO understanding of economics or the middle class.

This is about his service in the Church which is outstanding.

Southernmiss
HATTIESBURG, MS

This was the greatest RNC I have ever watched! In all my years of watching them I have NEVER seen tears flow... That was a first!! And it was because of the personal stories shared by REAL people who KNOW our soon to be president!

Liberals, get ready...you are about to see a real leader in action! And you will come to respect him..whether you like him or not! He is a man who will work to restore America to it's greatness! And, as a plus, he's a REAL AMERICAN!

I live in an area where there were alot of haters, and it's amazing how they are all on board to support Mitt! They have put up billboards! Their church's have put up billboards...all in his support!

It is time that we stand together and say we're not putting up with any more of this socialist agenda and propaganda being pushed on us by the current administration!

This time the voters will come out...and we will prevail! I look foward to January and the swearing in of our NEW President...Mitt Romney!

Owen
Heber City, UT

Proud to be member of same church as the man they were describing. Embarrassed to be a member of the same church as the man running this year.

Emajor
Ogden, UT

Southernmiss,
Well, this RNC was built especially for you. Running so high on emotion that one ignores the lies, distortions, and cookie-cutter platitudes and vague promises that are unburdened by detail or reality. It's great that you enjoyed it, but as with all partisan party national conventions, it was more a pep rally than a serious discussion. A self-congratulatory ego boost. Standing in front of the mirror & complimenting oneself. It'll probably be the same thing with the DNC.

DN Subscriber,
"Sorry guys, you can try to spin things any way you want but your interpretations just do not hold up to scrutiny."

That's not spin. The three original Romney claims cited by Truthseeker are definitely distortions or outright lies, and it takes very little effort to learn that. Sorry. Get used to it, politicians lie in campaigns. Obama too.

NeilT
Clearfield, UT

The frst thing Romney promises to do is repeal health care reform. I wonder how he plans on accomplishing this with Harry Reid and the democrats in control of the Senate. What plans does Romney have in place to replacwe it with. Right now millions of americas are without health insurance. How does repealing health care reform help them. Our heath care system is a mess. You lose your employment you lose your health insurance. If you are disabled or have a pre-existing condition you can't get insurance. I am not for Obama-Care, I am for health care reform that controls costs and allows people to purchase affordable insurance on the open market like auto insurance. At least Dems tried to fix the health care mess. Republicans did nothing. Those who already have insurance won't support reform because they don't see the need.

Counter Intelligence
Salt Lake City, UT

@Truthseeker

"You cannot see when you aren't looking." or merely watching MSNBC (or NYT, or Newsweek, etc)

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