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Published: Monday, Sept. 3 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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UtahBlueDevil
Durham, NC

First, let me state I love Clint Eastwood films. And as an actor, I think he is great.

But to put Eastwood on stage, to introduce the "family values president", you put on stage a man who has fathered seven kids by five different women, this made sense to someone? Are you kidding me!?! It just put another nail in the coffin of being able to run on a higher ground than Obama. Why would the Romney campaign give up this position in such a visible - and often disjointed way.

The other thing it says is that character doesn't really matter. Sound bites. Snappy Rhetoric. Demeaning zingers... all important. Demonstrating that you are a person of integrity, honesty, and transparency... the American public no longer demands this of their candidates. It is sad to see the bar being set so low, and both candidates trying their hardest to dive even deeper.

Eastwood.... family values. Good grief.

Hellooo
Salt Lake City, UT

Really Jay? Eastwood was hilarious, and the crowd loved his "schtick".

Joan Watson
TWIN FALLS, ID

Oh Jay - please. Eastwood's rare slap stick comedy performance did and would produce laughs - whether in the Republcan camp or in the Democrat camp. To us oldies it brought back memories of vaudiville performances - minus song and dance. As for Paul Ryan - the contrast between he and potty mouth Biden, could not be more evident.

David King
Layton, UT

I've thought a lot about why people like Mr. Evensen feel the the need to claim Ron Paul and his faction is completely irrelevant but go out of their way to make fun of them. I feel bad for them in a way. Here they are, supporting Mitt Romney, and somehow they have to try to defend someone who has changed his position on nearly every issue under the sun. Deep down, while they may not agree with Ron Paul's politics, they wish that Mitt had that sort of record of consistency. They wish Mitt would take a stand and say what he truly feels instead of the bland generic statements about "belief in America" that poll so well. They hear Dr. Paul and consciously decide to misunderstand him, because it's so much easier to believe that our only problem is President Obama, and never question how Mitt Romney will fix everything Obama has done when the two agree on so many issues. The delicious irony is that had Mitt Romney been denied a speech at the convention by last second rule changes (or cheating, as some call it) this paper would have been outraged.

FDRfan
Sugar City, ID

At a recent meeting where Norquest was featured, he mentioned Paul Ryan 33 times and Mitt Romney only 3 times. When someone pointed this out to him he smugly shrugged his shoulders. Mitt Romney needs to pluck the tail feathers of this strutting peacock.
Michelle Bacheman is still ranting about Obamacare and holding Romney’s feet to the fire about its repeal. She needs to realize that the egg she laid was a dud and she should stop cackling.
The Republican platform about banning abortions in all cases including life of the mother, incest or rape dose more to hurt their cause than to help.
My question is: Will such extremists prevent Romney from getting elected or, if he does, will they allow him to preside?
He needs to start showing who is boss. He is the nominee. We need to know who will be President if he is elected.

Esquire
Springville, UT

Sad when you have to bring in a tired old actor to boost your candidate....

Ultra Bob
Cottonwood Heights, UT

As a long time fan of Clint Eastwood, it was sorely disappointing to hear him buy into the republican lies.

Emajor
Ogden, UT

"Really Jay? Eastwood was hilarious, and the crowd loved his "schtick"."

I feel sorry for conservatives if that's what they think hilarity is. I've always thought you guys needed to develop a sense of humor. Right now all you have is Rush Limbaugh's xenophobic impressions and Dennis Miller's bitter political commentary. And an elderly movie star stumbling his way through an unscripted monologue.

Howard Beal
Provo, UT

I would have loved to have Dennis Miller do his thing. Hopefully he could have kept it clean but his humor, wit, knowledge of pop culture, along with a voracious vocabulary make him a rare talent.

Jamescmeyer
Midwest City, USA, OK

"Sad when you have to bring in a tired old actor to boost your candidate.... "

... Like Bill Clinton?

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