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

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ECR
Burke, VA

It seems as though Mr. Romney blew a chance yesterday to show just how he would react if he were president. As America lost four valient public servants in Libya, including our universally admired embassador, Mr. Romney chose not to mourn their loss and call for justice to be done, but instead he chose to use this occasion to form a convoluted accusation claiming the president somehow apologized for America's values. Apparently Mr. Romney feels the makers of a disgusting film produced in America depicting the Islamic prophet as a baffoon and a creep represented American values. What else can we conclude after he condemned the statement from the Egytiam Emabassy denouncing the film which apparently was the cause of the unrest there/

I continually here the call echoed in this letter to "Give Mitt Romney and chance". Well he got a chance yesterday and he failed the most basic test of any president - to use common decency to form your actions rather than always turning every event, regardless of how tragic, into an opportunity to criticize those who disagree with you.

RanchHand
Huntsville, UT

Not a chance. You couldn't PAY me enough to vote for Romney.

Obama has a clear, well defined plan.

Romney's plan is "trust me", I'll tell you about it after I'm elected. Um, no!

Esquire
Springville, UT

It sounds to me like you were describing Romney when you said he lacks a "clear strategic plan, and his agendas seem to lack any basis." Romney keeps refusing to give us any proposals, ideas, game plan, vision and leadership. He has been given many opportunities in direct question to say what he would do, yet he not only refuses, he changes his mind on a daily basis. Attacking the incumbent and saying "I would do it differently" is not a good reason to vote for Romney. I makes him seem like it is just about him, not the American people. Voting for Romney would be voting for nothing of substance, the great secret unknown. Voting for Romney would be taking too big of a chance.

pragmatistferlife
salt lake city, utah

Give Romney a chance to do what? Just last Sunday, he was asked three times what taxes would he cut in order to reform the tax system and he refused to given even one..not one..example. Yestery what he did was show that if he were the boss and trouble started, at the first sign of the trouble he would start to blame everyone under him before he knew what was happening or who was involved.

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

I see no reason to trust Willard. His flip/flops and lack of veracity, together with his inability of unwillingness to tell the people exactly what he intends to do if he ascends to the White House, make him entirely unworthy of trust. No thanks.

Roland Kayser
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Both the crime rate and the illegal immigration rate are at multi-decade lows. I don't necessarily think that President Obama deserves credit for that, but if your going to oppose him, at least have a valid reason, not one you just made up.

JoeCapitalist2
Orem, UT

Wow, the partisan liberals are quick to get on these forums to condem anything Romney does and express their support for Obama no matter how much his policies hurt the country.

Someone outside the state stumbling onto this forum might get the impression that the majority of Utahns are liberal due to their dominance (which might be the point) here.

The reality is that most people in Utah are conservative and tend to vote Republican. It doesn't mean we are mindless sheep and follow everything the party dictates as some liberals insinuate. But it does mean we are far more likely to relate to the policies espoused by Romney, Ryan, and the rest of the Republican party than we are to the leftist policies of the Democratic party.

Henderson
Orem, UT

We've already given him a chance... It's called the Bush Presidency. And it failed miserably.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Yes, I am a Mormon. And yes, I am a Man. Yet, I will not vote for Mitt Romney this year. Romney promises everything to everybody and flip-flops on just about every single issue. He does not have a clear strategic plan, goal or objective on ANYTHING and his agenda seems to lack any basis other than to make the rich even richer.
In Utah we experienced a rise in crime and illegal immigration due to greedy businesses hiring illegal immigrants – which was against the law. I feel Romney lost any credibility and lost ALL integrity when he himself hired illegal immigrants another example of flip-flopping of his values – proving he has none.
I would give Pres. Obama 4 more years to continue fixing the mess the GOP left him.

Kent C. DeForrest
Provo, UT

Yes, I too am a Mormon. And yes, I am a man. And no, I am not a Republican. I am also not a Democrat. I, like many Utahns, am unaffiliated. But I cannot in good conscience vote for Romney. He seems to not believe in anything except what will get him elected. His two campaigns this year (first for the nomination and now for the presidency) have made me weary of his willingness to say anything to please certain groups of voters. His jump to the far right has been as disingenuous as anything I've seen in a long time. This behavior, which has been going on for decades, makes him a total unknown and a danger (see his response to the Libyan crisis). If you want some good entertainment, watch the Youtube video clip of his debate with Kennedy during his senatorial campaign.

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

I also am a Morman. I am a 60-ish woman. My husband and I are registered Republicans. We cannot in good conscience vote for Romney due to his mendacity, his dishonesty, his two-faced modus operandi, his flip-flopping, his refusal to share how he intends to handle issues if he is elected, etc. He will do or say anything he believes it will take to get himself elected, even if he does or says the exact opposite to the next person or group of persons to whom he speaks. He would be an absolute disaster for the United States and its people.

As I have said before, I will be voting for my dog Jillyan B. (Border) Collie for President with Jack B.L. (Black Labrador) Retriever as her vice president. They are FAR more qualified, and far better for the United States, than Romney and Ryan could ever dream of being.

ugottabkidn
Sandy, UT

@Mar Nagel, "by the fruits of the labor" and that is exactly why I cannot vote for Romney. Starting from the colorful language he hurdled at an Olympic volunteer, his record as governor and Bain with his dubious resources of income. His agenda is so secret, even he doesn't know what it is. Sorry Mar, but though I will be in a minority in this state I will vote for the person that has accomplished quite a remarkable amount considering that he has had an unprecedented obstructionist Congress.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Sorry. I'm sticking with Obama. Barack, with one R, Obama. Because we haven't experienced a rise in crime or illegal immigration. Crime and illegal immigration still exist, of course, but the 'be very afraid' part, that's pure AM radio.

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

I gave Willard a chance right after the Olympics, at a time when he had done everything necessary to establish himself as a Utah resident (including taking a resident excemption on the property taxes for his Park City "home") so he could run for office in Utah my husband and I were two of his backers at that time). Then I saw him decide he'd rather run for Governor of Massachusetts, and proceeded to lie through his teeth to undo everything he had done here so he could claim that he was still (and always) a rseident of Massachusetts so he could run for office there.

I discovered that he couldn't be trusted to tell the truth when it would impact what he wanted to do. I discovered that he would do whatever he had to do so he could do what HE wanted, and to heck with honor and honesty in the process. I discovered that he is NOT what this country and his citizens need. No thanks.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

An opportunity to abandon the federal government to hedge fund managers...again.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT
An opportunity to abandon the federal government to hedge fund managers...again.

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Agreed.

How many times did Bushh/Cheney try to get all that Social Security dumped into the pockets of WallStreet?

Nope -
Never gonna support Republicans...

Mike in Cedar City
Cedar City, Utah

can't vote for a dishonest man. Mormon or not.

BYUalum
South Jordan, UT

I cannot believe the vile, ugly remarks on this site. Shame on you! I am surprised that the DN would allow these attacks!! Mitt Romney is a wonderful man. He is the best chance we have of turning this economy around. He will repeal Obamacare which will destroy our healthcare as we know it today if left unchecked. His solid reputation in the workplace will restore our country's economical growth. The choice could not be clearer. Four more years of Obama will bankrupt our country if it continues the way we have gone the last four. Our country cannot sustain itself under his helm.

Considering some of these coarse negative comments, I have decided to go volunteer at the Romney call center in Midvale and do my part as a Patriot in securing our freedom and liberty.

Proud to be an American. God bless the USA. Romney-Ryan 2012

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

To BYUalum 2:43 a.m. Sept. 16, 2012

I'd be curious to know why you think telling the truth about Willard Mitt Romney is an "attack." I know people want to see him through rose-colored glasses, and buy into the myth he has created for himself, but that myth is not him and it is not accurate. He's not a "wonderful man" -- he's just one more dishonest, mendacious, manipulative politician who wouldn't recognize the truth if it reached up and bit him on his backside. Believe what you want; what I said is the truth.

bandersen
Saint George, UT

The delusion here is remarkable. To actually think that Obama had a plan, other than to make fools of those who voted for him, is quite humorous. To think that Romney is going to wave a magic wand over a welfare electorate to make them less entitled is even more humorous. Partisanship happens when ignorance is valued over the truth! Our problems will not be solved politically, no matter who is in power. What a joke!

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