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Romney tries to seize mantle of change, hits Obama for 'can't change Washington' remark


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  • sg newhall, CA
    Sept. 24, 2012 5:54 p.m.

    Reading these comments makes me wonder if Utah has become a communist/socialist state. Why anyone would support the failed policies of the socialist/democrat party is beyond comprehension. I'm for Romney because at least we know more about him than about the occupier in the WH. Be honest, how many really know obuma? He is a walking lie. He lives a lie. He fabricates his own history to fit the moment. For him, the murder of an ambassador is a 'bump on the road.' The reckless spending of this guy is astounding. His placating to terrorists is a sign of weakness. This is the best the community organizer will ever do and yet we the people are foolish to believe in his rhetoric. He's not even one of us. We have a socialist/marxist as president. Our Founding Fathers are shaking their heads in disgust.

  • RandomTraveler Livermore, CA
    Sept. 23, 2012 5:01 a.m.

    Furry 1993: Go do some real research and reading instead of just spouting the stuff produced by liberal press and the Democrats. Try reading some articles by Thomas Sowell on Taxes and what has historically repaired a sluggish economy. The presidents that were responsible for healing a sick economy were Calvin Coolidge, John F. Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan. Some of the other presidents including Franklin D Roosevelt, and other Democrat presidents have harmed the economy because they tried to micromanage it. Coolidge, Kennedy, and Regan had great success with getting a sluggish economy going by NOT micromanaging it. FDR actually prolonged the Great Depression by trying to micromanage and provide more government handouts. Mitt Romney has the best qualifications for the job, unlike the current president who is an Amateur.
    Mitt Romney just posted the last 20 years of taxes and Punk'd the liberal media and the liberal administration and Harry Reid in particular. Find the following article: "Democrats, Media Get Punk'd: Romney Releases Tax Returns" about how much taxes and charitable contributions Mitt has paid over the last 20 years. Have you noticed how quiet the liberal press is about the release of Romney's tax information?

  • louie Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 21, 2012 10:16 p.m.

    Romney is the last person who can find fault by any statement of any candidate, since he, himself has taken both sides of every known issue.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Sept. 21, 2012 3:56 p.m.

    Lost in DC
    What do you say to someone who has read the Romney/Ryan plans and concludes the "math" does not add up and the results would make matters worse? They don't provide details that support their assumptions. The Devil's in the details. There has not been a Republican since Nixon that knew how to run the goverment like a business and balance the books. Regan was just as bad as Obama when it came to spending money. I fear Romney/Ryan would be worse than all of them based upon the plans and policies they said they would pursue. Don't we all wish Clinton could serve another 8 years to clean up this mess?

  • WHAT NOW? Saint George, UT
    Sept. 21, 2012 3:40 p.m.

    "...After Romney focused on the "can't change Washington from the inside" segment of Obama's remarks, the president's campaign countered quickly by noting that Romney said exactly that in 2007, when he was running for the 2008 Republican nomination: "I don't think you change Washington from the inside. I think you change it from the outside...".

    In private enterprise, there are seldom tapes of something the CEO said which people then replay to let the CEO know she was a liar.

    romney seems to feel safe with saying anything that comes into his mind...

    romney has been quoted as saying he didn't know what he said but whatever he said he stood behind it.

    Voters are receiving daily clarification of what romney really meant to say.

    After 8 years of campaigning, it would seem romney might have an understanding of what he really means to say.

    Time is running out.

  • Linus Bountiful, UT
    Sept. 21, 2012 1:32 p.m.

    "Grasping for a way to right his campaign . . . ." Don't you all just love the way so-called journalists choose to shape public perceptions. "Grasping" is a word full on negative connotations, mostly implying desperation and panic. "To right his campaign" says that his campaign has been wrong or capsized.

    If I were making any attempt to appear unbiased, I would have written instead: "Romney challenges Obama's position that Washington cannot be changed from the inside." I'm really tired of watching the Deseret News printing such partisan position papers against one favored so widely among its readers.

  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    Sept. 21, 2012 12:58 p.m.

    Has anyone else noticed that "real research" is when you agree with what someone else believes?

  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    Sept. 21, 2012 12:54 p.m.

    Here's a novel idea: Obama/Romney! They both think alike - Romneycare/Obamacare, can't change Washington from the inside, but from the outside, etc. That way, since Mitt can't seem to remember what he says and flip-flops about, he could come out of the closet and let us know who he really is, and we could get rid of Biden in the process.

    Obama/Romney 2012!

  • CottageCheese SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Sept. 21, 2012 12:15 p.m.

    Deregulation and bad mortgage incentives began back in the Clinton era folks.

    All you people saying that the same things that got us into this mess that are "Republican" or "Conservative" ideals are W.R.O.N.G.

    Do some real research and quit spouting off mainstream media talking points.

  • CottageCheese SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Sept. 21, 2012 12:13 p.m.

    What we saw yesterday in the Univision interview is what happens when B.Obama does not have a teleprompter or script and gets asked REAL questions.

    He lied, flailed, avoided, dodged, and distracted.

    His answer regarding security at the Libya embassy? L.O.L.

    His answer regarding Eric Holder and Fast/Furious. F.O.L (Flat out lie)

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Sept. 21, 2012 12:07 p.m.

    I have yet to hear Romney call for a return to the non-traditional mortgages barney frank forced on fanny and Freddie. THAT is what got us into our current mess. There you are untruthful when you say he wants a return to the practices that got us into this mess. I suspect you also use MSNBC as your main source of disinformation and therefore did not hear Romney when he said the wealthy would continue to bear as large a portion of the tax burden as they do now.

    The problem with raising the level of income taxed for SS is that the concomitant benefits are also increased, so SS’s obligations increase. I do not know if there is a net gain by raising the income level. Reagan and Tip O’Neal extended the life of SS by gradually raising the eligibility age.

    I guess you missed the plans Ryan and other conservatives put out, only to have them twisted and lied about by the dems and their lap-dog media. To say they have presented no plans is untruthful.

  • JimInSLC Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 21, 2012 11:55 a.m.

    The last persons that tried to change Washington got killed for it. Unfortunately, the same fate likely awaits anyone that tries to do the same. Democrat or Republican, two side of the same coin, we're not going to see much change regardless of who is elected. Obama, who was elected on the promise of change, just gave us more of the same and made the problems worse.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Sept. 21, 2012 11:21 a.m.

    to the libs that can't think straight, romney is an outsider, barry is not. he is the president. duh.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Sept. 21, 2012 11:15 a.m.

    Star Bright said: When you think of this man refusing to meet with Netanyahu because he doesn't have time.
    or ..or.. maybe he's tired of Netanyahu (Nutty Yahoo) calling everyday telling him what America can do for Israel.

    The rest of your post is just radio parroting which has already been addressed multiple times.

  • Screwdriver Casa Grande, AZ
    Sept. 21, 2012 10:23 a.m.

    Recording devices continue to be Romney's greatest threat. I bet you won't hear Romney's quote in 2007 on FOX.

  • Screwdriver Casa Grande, AZ
    Sept. 21, 2012 10:16 a.m.

    Wait for it....and flop.

    Back in 2007, Romney agreed that change does not start in Washington.

    ROMNEY SAID, “I don’t think you change Washington from the inside. I think you change it from the outside,” he said on December 30, 2007.

    Now that = the white flag of surrender? !

    I will never vote for a dishonest mormon for president. Never. That's the last thing I want representing my faith.

  • non believer PARK CITY, UT
    Sept. 21, 2012 10:13 a.m.

    So this is a statement from Romney in 2007
    “I believe that at this time, to change Washington, it would be helpful to have somebody who comes with more private sector skill, experience outside Washington. I don't think you change Washington from the inside. I think you change it from the outside," Romney said in late 2007
    Talk about being a Hypocrite!

  • Star Bright Salt Lake City, Ut
    Sept. 21, 2012 9:47 a.m.

    eastcoastcoug: and of course you dems never do that! Right?
    When you think of this man refusing to meet with Netanyahu because he doesn't have time. Yet, the leader of the free world has time to schmooze with Jc etc, and appear on letterman where he doesn't even know the amount of the national debt when he took office or now.
    The middle east is on fire & our paper tiger missed security briefings both before & after the murder of our ambassador. In fact missed a huge amount of briefings. Don't try to tell me he read them on his ipod, that pix was staged after the fact.
    When exactly does he have time to work with his cabinet (not this whole year) or to sit down with his jobs council (again not at all). Thank goodness for Univision at least they had some real reporters to question our (cough, cough) dear leader.?
    WE need a real leader who will spend time doing the country's business, not out playing golf all the time.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Sept. 21, 2012 9:35 a.m.

    Hey Mitt...47%!

  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    Sept. 21, 2012 9:35 a.m.

    Mitt Romney continues his comedy of errors...

    So where is the actual "news"?

  • IMAN Marlborough, MA
    Sept. 21, 2012 9:26 a.m.

    I love it when Mitt speaks. Mr. Obama's approval rating increases everytime he does.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Sept. 21, 2012 8:46 a.m.

    since obama hasn't ever carried the mantel who will be handing it to Mitt? Biden, Hillary, Nancy or Harry? Stunning lineup.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Sept. 21, 2012 8:08 a.m.

    "The Conservatives are run today by...."

    Eastcoastcoug. You forgot Grover Norquist who has backed the majority of the Republicans in Congress into a corner. Including Mitt and Paul Ryan

    238 Representatives and 41 Senators have signed the pledge.

    Funny how the pledge allows for spending increases but not tax increases.

    How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?

  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    Sept. 21, 2012 7:21 a.m.

    The problem with Romney and frankly with the whole Conservative movement, is that they just react and jump on whatever Obama is saying, instead of charting their own course for the country. Reagan talked more about Conservative ideas and how he would change Washington and the country. He was far less negative and reactive than this campaign. The Conservatives are run today by Limbaugh and the looney Religious Right, who still haven't decided on Romney. I say forget them, since they have no choice who to vote for and go after the moderates in the middle who will decide this election.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Sept. 21, 2012 7:18 a.m.

    Romney said Thursday. "...... Republicans and Democrats will come together." "

    Good luck with that. Much easier said than done.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Sept. 21, 2012 6:47 a.m.

    Social Security is going to be looked at for a reduction of benefits. The shape of the Social Security fix will depend on who is elected in the coming elections.

    Currently Social Security tax applies only to the first $107,000 of income. Any money that a person makes at their work over $107,000 is not taxed by Social Security. One possible way to fix Social Security would be for the tax to apply to all earned income above $107,000. Another possible fix would be to reduce the Social Security benefits.

    The fact is, Republicans are most likely to reduce Social Security benefits, and continue to not tax earned income above $107,000. Democrats are most likely to begin to tax income above $107,000 and not reduce Social Security benefits.

    When you go to the polls you should keep this in mind. Can you afford to get less in Social Security than you are planning to get now? If not keep this in mind and vote accordingly.

  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    Sept. 21, 2012 6:45 a.m.

    Yes, Willard wants to change things. Change things back to the policies and practiccs that caused the mess we're in now. Change things to make the uber-wealthy even more favored and protected. Change things to make the remainder of the people even more burdened. That is NOT the change we need. No thanks.