this presidency is a misque
To "Mike in Sandy" Romney was honest. You seem to have missed the video
where he explained that the 47% who pay no income taxes don't really care
about lower tax rates.His statements on foreign policy must have
also gone by you. You have missed where he states that he will stand by Israel,
and that he won't tolerate terrorist attacks.
If Romney can for ONE MINUTE be honest, and I know it will be difficult, when he
gets asked about his foreign policy, he should reply: "Well MY foreign
policy is to stash my money in foreign countries, so I can't get taxed on
When people mention President Obama picked up or inherited the economy, he knew
exactly what he was getting into. He came from Chicago and was a U.S. Senator
with inside information as to the direction of the economy as his Legislative
body, the U.S. Senate and House were controlled by his party and he wanted the
power of President. He promised all U.S. Citizens he would fix all the things
wrong in his first term or get out and not run again. With his other comments
and failures to fix almost everything he touched, he should take his promise and
not run. He didn't promise Hope and Change this election as that would
make him say he didn't meet that goal.He sugar coats everything
to our Citizens but tell the international community how much we have failed in
the past, not currently, though as he is the cure all for us. I don't
think he really knows what the office of the President of the United States is,
but of course he does, as he is a constitutional law person but not a real
professor and let his bar expire.Mitt for President.
Based on the comments here, it seems there is a small possibility that Mr.
Romney will win Utah :)So much negative passion against President
Obama. Unbelievable!I would think that the Saints would pray for the
President and those who rule this country. Unfortunately, I doubt your prayers
can be sincere with so much hatred.I hope Mr. Romney and the
President of the U.S. do their best in the debate and present their positions in
an honest and clear manner.I pray I can listen with an open,
objective, rational mind. Please join me.
@Mark BThe Koch brother are extreme libertarians NOT republicans,Andthe money they have donated to political causes pales in comparison
(about 30 times less) to the rich democrats and leftests donations.IF you want to worry about a rich person how about billionaire George
soros?Who made his billions putting governments in disarray and
deroying the value of their money.And the political organization he
has created and money invested or donated in political activism make the KOch
brother look like amateurs.IT is amazing how little the left knows
about Obama and his cronies and hopw believing or supportive they are of thier
lies and secrecy, how thew media is in his pocket, and worst his exception al
ineptness, in the econouy and foreign affairs.How Obama
'fiddles" (plays/parties with the rich and famous, with hollywood,
fundraising and and vacationing,) while the world burnseither that
or they are just living in denial.Hopefully Romney will expose him
in the debates.
Debating skills are overrated when it comes to being an effective president.
What we really should want is good, consistent decisions. Will the Koch Brothers
make the next decisions on war, taxes and health care? And who decides the
future of casinos? Anyone who has already put $70 million into the campaign,
that's who. The only debate will be over the question "today..or
@MapleDon"Obama did inherit a huge debt (approx $10 trillion).
But rather than reduce it, he nearly doubled it ($16 trillion)"Your math's a little off there MapleDon. Fortunately you're not
running for presidency. When does a little over half become nearly double?"Yeah, I'll take the person who worked his way to the top over
the person who is driving us into the ground."Again, a little
off. Worked his way to the top? He was born at the top.I'm
not for Obama or Romney but like to point out the ridiculous bias and
miscalculations of others. Unbelievable.
Okay, before anyone catches my error in mathematics, $16 trillion + $6 trillion
is only $22 trillion. After another four years of Obama economic policy our
personal share of the national debt will only be $70,200. Whew! It's not
as bad as I first miscalculated.
His whole record is a miscue. How does he avoid that? By the way, any Obama
supporters care to weigh in on why there were so many different stories about
the Libya attack on Sept 11 from the administration? How can we trust this
administration? They are covering up something.
And romney's not...
Everybody wants a better America, but nobody is willing to sacrifice
"what's mine" for the good of cause. People want a better life,
but "don't take my grant. Don't take my food stamps. Don't
take my welfare." As long as the other guy is willing to give, that's
all that matters, right?
At the end of Bush's presidency the national debt was approx. $10 trillion.
Each man, woman, and child citizen of the US personal share of that debt was
approx. $31,900. At the end of Obama's first term, the national debt
increased to $16 trillion, each citizen's share is now $52,000. Given
another four years Obama will likely tack on another $6 trillion bringing the
national debt to around $24 trillion. Children born today, and for the next 4
years, will come out of the womb owing and estimated $76,000 of the national
debt.A question for all those that plan on voting for Obama, Sure he
is a likable guy but would you pay $24,000 to have him as president for another
4 years? Personally, I do not care for Romney, but I think that he does have a
better intellect for business and economy. There are other candidates running,
but then a vote for them is a vote for Obama. I'm starting to feel
@middle classJust like the media, you left out the fact that those
people who raised and tutored Obama ("Christians" you called them--how
did you come up with that?) were radicals and communists. Further, through the
ensuing years, Obama has continued to surround himself with radicals and
communists. Just a minor point.Do you disdain capitalism and people
earning the fruits of their labors? That view was held by those who raised
Obama--and many of his advisors today.Yeah, I'll take the
person who worked his way to the top over the person who is driving us into the
His speech writers and handlers have a catalog of responses they will put up on
the teleprompter. He last thing they want him to do is speak for himself.
That's when his whining voice takes over, "you didn't do
that...." comes out and his hatred of for those who worked on their own for
success will show through.
Mitt vs. Barack.Mitt born into wealth. Went to elite private
schools. Part of the elite LDS heritage. Never even heard of worry over money,
worry over a medical bill, worry over what to eat, how long will the 15-yr old
car last. His inner thoughts about the 47%. 4 mansions. 6 houses. Money stashed,
etc.Barack born into a fractured family. A minority. Criticized all
his life for being black. Spent his early career working in tough neighborhoods.
Helping downtrodden. Having to prove his birth. Cheerful, even with his sorrows.
Great father even without the role models. Optimistic even against great
opposition. Loving even when hated. A faithful Christian even when wrongly
accused.I respect charity, integrity, character, endurance.I question inherited wealth, elitism, someone with dark views of others. And a
mindset of Mormon as victims. I, too am an active Mormon. But, I'll
I'd bet mitt is also writing lines over and over again on a
chalkboard..."I will not mention 47 percent in the debate"
Middle class,According to the Energy Information Administration the
average amount for a gallon of gas when Obama took office was $1.84. The
highest average for the Bush Admin came in 2008 at $3.055 per gallon. The only
year that the average went above $3/gal in 8 years. The average for 2011 was
$3.155. 2012 average so far is $3.56, well above 2011. It has been above $3
for two of the four years Obama has been in office.GM and Chrysler
went bankrupt. Chrysler was purchased by Fiat. So much for the private
companies not wanting to invest in them. The Nations Debt is almost
$6 Trillion more than when Obama took office. Lowest Labor
participation rate in 30+ yearsHighest number of people living below
the poverty line since they started tracking it 50+ years ago."he has the potential of being the best president in many years"It makes one think what on earth people could possibly mean by statements like
these. Everybody has potential, that doesn't mean everyone will be
successful. If, after 4 years, we are gauging Obama on potential, then he
hasn't done much.
I expect to hear the off screen commentators speculate on whether Michelle and
Ann picked out their husband's neckties. If they don't, that will be a
@middle classHave you been paying attention the last 4 years? The cost of
living is sky rocketing and wages are flat lined or declining. 4 years ago I
had enough money to put aside for my kids college, retirement and other things.
Now I'm just lucky to make it from payday to payday. Best president in
many years? That's the silliest thing I have ever heard.
@middle classPlease get your facts straight, rather than repeat the
mantra (as Liberal Ted pointed out).Obama did inherit a huge debt
(approx $10 trillion). But rather than reduce it, he nearly doubled it ($16
trillion)--and didn't even know the number when asked recently by David
Letterman. Oops.The housing crisis was underway in 2008. Why? Mainly
due to banks being forced (through government regulation) to lend to millions of
individuals who otherwise would not have been found financially able to borrow.
Thus, when it came time to pay, they couldn't. Thus, prices drop.Gas was at approximately $1.80/gallon when Obama took office. It's now
nearly $4/gallon. During the past four years, Obama has made clear his intention
to shut down our accessing domestic energy resources (including coal). That
drives prices up. Duh!Two wars? I concur on Afghanistan.I also agree that he has done a marvelous job of destroying our nation. But
for that, he gets anything but my respect, gratitude, or vote. If you want four
more years of this, you must like pain. Obama will never be regarded
as a great president. Jimmy Carter will rank higher.
@Caprice"I'm sorry, but the American people have no idea just who
Brack Obama is. He is our enemy pure and simple."Watch that 2012
movie huh? Funny how some people will let information in so easily and let
other information not get calculated.
I am looking forward to this debate.It will be good to see the
candidates face to face and without the support of their aids to come to their
rescue.Our country deserves a great president. President Obama has
done a fantastic job under severely adverse circumstances and I hope he wins.If Mr. Romney is able to produce a valid strategy, explain it to the
people and sound as someonewho knows what is he talking about. Well, I'm
sure he will preserve his base and may be add others.Personally, I
will listen to Mr. Romney, but if he mentions:- He will abolish the Health
Care Plan- That he will fight for DOMA- Favorable taxes on those
who are holding their money and not investing in the country- That he will
stand against Same sex Marriage- Cuts to students loans and military
benefitsThen he will just lose.President Obama promised
change and many, many people are better off because of his policies.If Mr. Romney is going to offer the same failed strategies of Ronald Reagan
and the Bushes... Then, I'm sure he will have four more years of President
Obama to finish his job.
@Caprice, What exactly is the war on terror? Are you under the impression that
terrorism can be beaten? Or that crime can be beaten. When will crime end? When
will the war on drugs finally be won?As long as there is people
there will be conflict, but we could help ourselves out if we stayed out of
other peoples lives and stopped trying to make everybody like us.
President Obama inherited huge debt, a housing crisis underway, an international
string of market failures, GM and Chrysler facing bankruptcy, gas at $4/gal, and
a myriad of other serious issues. Not to mention 2 very wars with marginal
chance to win anything.He has done a marvelous job getting us back
up to where we are. He deserves our respect, gratitude and vote. And 4 more
years. He has the potential of being the best president in many
He needn't worry.He's going up against the worst public speaker
ever to run for pres. Romney hasn't a clue about anything of
note...foreign policy, tax reform, funding education.He will get skewered
in this debate.It's over for Romney...this will just cement it.
barack will be allowed to make all of the errors that his incompetent mouth will
utter. Thanks to having rich backers that own the main stream media that will
filter out errors, flaws, mistakes, misquotes, bad numbers, bad policies....he
shouldn't have a problem.Mitt on the other hand could have a
perfect performance, and the media will state that he is a failure.
They'll find something wrong with him. He had a hair out of place, he
didn't smile enough, he waved too much, he made too much sense, too rich
(how is that a flaw?), not caring enough, murdered people (indirectly), could
have given more to charity....Yep, Mitt was right. There is a
certain percentage of people that have their minds made up. No matter what
happens. They will follow their leader off the cliff, "Forward!" he
yells and "Forward" the lemmings chant. Followed by "yes we
can, yes we can, yes we can" and "hope, change" "hope,
change" followed by "free obamaphones" "free healthcare"
"free mortgages" free foodstamps" "more welfare".....
I'm sorry, but the American people have no idea just who Brack Obama is.
He is our enemy pure and simple. His refusal to meet with foreign leaders is
based on his deep contempt for their theologies. His lame handling of the
assault on our embassies, not to mention the cruel murders of our Ambassador
Chris Stephens and the three other diplomats ought to be a huge red flag. Why
was he determined not to call a terrorist attack a terrorist attack? He
doesn't want it to appear that the war on terror is not over, as he has
claimed. But the liberals prefer to pretend that all is well and that their
dreamboat is going to make it all right in the end with more "free
stuff." Dream on! America is in real crisis and Obama is the reason! If
the true facts of Obama's agenda are revealed in the debates, wise
Americans will not vote for him. Sadly, that means he could still win. Wake
up, America, and educate yourselves on what is really at stake here. Our very
existence as a free country depends upon it.
The headline should read, "Obama hopes to avoid discussion of his miscues in
upcoming debate." Unfortunately (for the American people), the press
(including the DesNews) refuses to accentuate how poorly Obama has performed in
his first--and hopefully only--term in office.It has been a horrible
four years. Let's not make matters worse.
After the whole Joe the Plumber thing I'm sorta expecting Romney to
namedrop Thurston the Venture Capitalist.
I'm sure our president will do fine. In 2008, President Obama had to
debate with a very talented politician who knew a lot about foreign issues, who
was great presenting specifics about his plans, and wasn't just focused on
getting a narrow percentage of people voting for him. President Obama came out
ahead when he had some talented competition, so, there is definitely nothing to
worry about this time around.
. . . you know, other than coming into it with such miscues as Obamacare, one of
the most corrupt administrations in U.S. history, and a $16 trillion debt.