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Published: Thursday, Sept. 13 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Casa Grande, AZ

There are over 4000 jobs listed on the DN that need filled.

If you don't like those jobs tell your republican congress to stop favoring companies that move to China. That's been going on for 30 years so ou have a lot of nerve to Blame Obama.

Far East USA, SC

Obama has lots of problems. Without a doubt. (although when was it dream-like?)

The country has lots of problems - still.
Certainly one can make a number of cases for not re-electing him.

2/3's of voters believe that the country is on the wrong track
54% dont believe Obama deserves re-election.

And yet, Obama has a slight lead in the polls.

That says volumes about Americas confidence in the GOP and Romney

Hayden, ID

Is it STILL GWB’s fault?

Cardston, Alberta

The truth hurts! Time for a massive change and get back to the real America.

Springville, UT

I hope you don't think this is in any way a balanced presentation. It is as slanted, partisan rhetoric as it comes. It's not about presenting facts to help people decide, it is an advocacy piece.

salt lake city, utah

"Is it STILL GWB’s fault?"..two unfunded wars, 10,000 dead Americans, 10trillion of the deficit, half of the unemployed, the bailout of the banks..yes sir it is GWBs fault. To Joe Blows point America remembers this and Romneys solution to our current problems is simply to go back to what brought us Bushs' legacy. Interventionist foreign policy, and tax cuts. All too familiar. If Romney had anything new he might have a chance despite is off setting history and personality. But he doesn't. He won't even share the details of tired old suggestions. Therefore he is losing and according to the experts has nearly an 80% chance of losing in Nov.

Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

Obama's "honeymoon" is finally over. Enough people have stopped watching network news and reading "news" magazines, because of their constant pro-obama coverage. The fact is that Americans will not continue to listen to or read the lies, coverups and one-sided reporting.

Obama thought that he could get away with it. He thought that he could control the press. He thought that he could "censor" anyone who spoke against him. Perhaps he has never realized what it means to live in a "free country" where government does not control access to media or the content of the media.

Those who think that Obama is ahead in the polls ignore the news stories that clearly told that Romney is 14 points ahead when Democrats, Republicans and Independents are polled properly. Obama is only ahead when the independent vote is not polled and when the Democrat voters are over-sampled. Maybe Obama thinks that lying about the polls will discourage pro-Romney voters. What he will find is just the opposite. Because fraud was used to create those polls, voters have one more reason to reject Obama.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Mike, what are you going to say when Obama is re-elected?

Moab, UT

4 more years of Obama and number 7 in competivness will look good. We will be right behind Somolia.


a nightmare? Come on DN... WW2 was a nightmare. Sheesh.


"Republicans are solidly united"? I quit reading at that point.

Kearns, UT

What is funny is that even with the Republicans doing everything in their power to make Obama a 1 term president, Obama has managed to implement policies that have caused 34 months of positive jobs growth.

This is after taking over as president when the economy was losing 700,000 to 800,000 jobs per month. I would say that he has done well.

If the Republicans had or would put forth a bill to help the economy without inserting a requirement that tax cuts be extended for everyone, the bill would pass and the economy could get even better.

It is the Republicans that are stopping the recovery from fully working. They control congress with their filibusters in the Senate. They are not helping the economy with their rhetoric, only hurting it because they can control what happens already.

Pass tax cuts for all but the wealthy, they will pass both the House, Senate and the Presidential signature. That stops the Republicans lies of "Largest Tax Increase in History" when it is their own doing. BTW, the coming tax cliff isn't even in the top 5 tax increases in history, let alone the last 40 years.

Salt Lake City, UT

Mr. Obama has brought to the White House his Chicago style politics of winner take all and don't cooperate with the opposition attitude. Combine that with a far left ideology and you have Obama 2012. He is truly in over his head and his hubris does not allow any introspection that tempers his arrogance. The Audacity of Hope has become the hope of audacity.

Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

Ernest T. Bass,

If, after seeing the destruction that the Obama administration has brought upon America, the electorate votes him back in office, then we don't deserve to be a free people.

If he has so convinced the citizens that they must turn to Washington for their food, their aspirin and their birth control, then we don't deserve the blessings of liberty.

If he has so convinced America that the government has the right to seize two major companies and then give those companies to the unions without paying the bond holders, then America no longer exists as anything but a memory.

If we are so spline-less that we allow a President to apologize to heads of state, then we deserve a President who cowers before the world.

I think that we're greater than that.

I think that America still raises sons and daughters who have a backbone.

I think that America does not want Washington to be its wet nurse.

I think that the majority of Americans have grown tired of the circus and its Ringmaster who has danced on the stage for the last four years.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT

Have you seen the most recent figures just released? Our economy is headed into the toilet and the Obama Administration is hiding the real unemployment numbers. The only question now is whether we're headed into another recession .... or fully blown depression?

Denver, CO

Romney is morally superior, intellectually superior (for the job in question) and I trust him.

Interesting how he is vilified for being the son of his dad, yet BHO and even Michelle can't even cite theirs (mother in law in the WH???? what happened to her dad? Has he passed away? Just curious)

I'm still undecided, I guess....going to watch 2016 this weekend...thoughts?

salt lake city, utah

Thoughts?..yea where do you folks come up with this stuff? Seriously. I understand string theory postualtes the exsistence of alternative universes but they're suppose to be invisible..but then those scientist have never lived in Utah.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

I have to wonder why so many make statements which are quick to discredit any achievements.

According to Gallup polls and at the time Obama took office about 10 percent thought we were going in the right direction. In a recent poll it is 30 percent or higher.

The major stock markets have doubled in three years, march 2009 to march 2011, plus corporate profits are stabilizing at very high levels. Historically markets have not grown this fast in such a short period of time. For investors and those with IRAs this is more of dream come true than a nightmare.

Especially in Utah, where unemployment is low, those with jobs will find purchasing a home a lot more affordable because of the low interest rates.

Furthermore a majority of persons polled do not want the affordable health care act repealed. Even within lower income levels more people have health insurance now, providing at least a safety net. This is a dream come true some people.

We can find reasons to be critical but we can also find reasons to be positive.

Mad Hatter
Provo, UT

Those here who are such vitrolic critics of Barack Obama have been vitrolic critics since the beginning. They bought into the Republican strategy of demonizing Obama since before he took office. The story was set out very early to make people not like this man personally and politically. So it is difficult to evaluate their comments effectively because they were biased from the day he took office. Everything he has done, in their minds, has been an abject failure. He continues to be "the other", unqualified for office and essentially "un-American".

So what is new? Conservatives have so worked themselves up about Barack Obama, that they'd rather vote for a child molester rather than for Barack Obama. Never mind that he turned out to be a politician like any other politician with middle-of-the-road ideas and policies. And, although they didn't want him, money eventually bought Mitt Romney the Republican nomination as he morphed into a male version of Sarah Palin where facts don't matter and tax cuts for the wealthy are the solution to every problem and tough talk is the best way to deal with the world.

Far East USA, SC

"the Obama Administration is hiding the real unemployment numbers."

My understanding is this.

The US DEPT of Labor calculates the unemployment numbers. They have been calculated the same way for years and years.

It is a way to compare apples to apples.

Care to explain how Obama is "hiding" the real numbers.

FYI, I am not expecting you to back up your statement with facts. You seldom do.

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