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Published: Tuesday, Sept. 25 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Ogden, UT

George Romney was an honest and ethical man. It's too bad that his son isn't the man his father was. George Romney would have been good for the United States. Willard Romney isn't.


"“Dogmatic ideological parties tend to splinter the political and social fabric of a nation, lead to governmental crises and deadlocks, and stymie the compromises so often necessary to preserve freedom and achieve progress.."

(George Romney, explaining to Barry Goldwater why he didn't support Goldwater's candidacy)

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

The 1st thing patriarch George Romney will do on the otherside will be turning Mitt over his knee and giving him the spanking of his eternal-life!

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

In the 1960s, George Romney was ahead of many Democrats in supporting the cause of civil rights and equality for blacks. The support he enjoyed among blue collar union members was uncommon for a Republican in Michigan.

That was back in the era when progressive Republican Governors included Nelson Rockefeller and Bill Scranton. In the Senate, there was Margaret Chase Smith, Pell, Claiborne, Brooke, Javits, Percy, Hatfield, and Packwood. The GOP had a strong and viable progressive wing back then. Today, that wing of the Republican Party could hold its convention in a telephone booth.

upland, CA

I have been dissapointed in the way Mitt Romney has steered himself so far to the right to appeal to the tea party and other right wing republicans...if elected, to save face and keep to what got him here, he would indeed cater to that small minority of his party...I might have voted for George but not for Mitt...he's nothing like his father and he does not represent me or my church.

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