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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 2 2012 8:00 a.m. MDT

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Mike in Sandy
Sandy, UT

Of COURSE he's saying that! Because it IS!
I can't believe a thing this guys says...because he'll change it soon enough.

Mitt offers nothing of substance. The rhetoric, lies, and fluff he spewed at the GOP convention are one thing...All his minions lap it up, and flock to hail their idol.
(Are any of them rich enough to benefit from his plans?)

But against an intelligent, informed, logical and truthful President Obama, that won't work.
He will be exposed.

He has only one core belief. and that is that he believes he should be president.
Sorry..that isn't enough.

I M LDS 2
Provo, UT

The debate - and the election - are not about winning or losing for Mitt.

Hmmmm. That seems strange. What is this campaign, an item on his bucket list?

Millsap fan
Taylorsville, UT

President Obama admitted recently that Romney was the better candidate at debating... I believe the President is correct on that one.

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

I do NOT understand how anyone can believe anything Romney says. Once again he shows a deliberate and strong inclination to deviate from the truth. Pants on fire again Mitt.

FT
salt lake city, UT

Can the Koch brothers get a refund on all the money they've poured into his campaign?

Mad Hatter
Provo, UT

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Debates don't matter. Polls don't matter. The media favors his opponent.

The conservative media will say that Romeny won the debate regardless of what is said and he will accept that as a positive sign. His people will put up new ads saying "Romney Wins First Debate!" Also new, "adjusted for bias" polls will show Romeny with a lead in all the Swing States. And he's not talking about the conservative media (print, electronic, and surrogate interviews) which are in his corner.

It's a circus and many political operatives understand this except they won't talk about it because this his how they make their money. It's all flim-flam, smoke-and-mirrors. Republicans are masters at this; Democrats need to pay attention because they will learn something: A negative story appears, the candidate complains but we never know who made up the story. Was it the opposition? Or was it a carefully-crafted piece designed by the candidates own strategical team to work up the base and create sympathy for the candidate for the "unfair" nature of the story?

How I wish I could take a workshop from Karl Rove.

skeptic
Phoenix, AZ

One thing that is for certain and that is that Romney will dodge and duck and talk over the subject and never give a direct answer or details, and after the debate voters will still not have any specifics to help make the best choice.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

I suspect Mitt will win the debate by any measurable standard. I truly doubt - however - it will have much impact on the election. I think the fix is in and more Americans want free stuff ... healthcare, education, etc.... compared to those who understand how unsustainable and insane this direction is for the nation. It seems like the majority of Americans just want to ask "what can the US government give me" and Obama's reply is "plenty". I also think the majority of Americans want to take money from the wealthy - all of it if possible - and could care less of the ramifications. The ignorance of America is at an all time high and Obama is taking full advantage no question. How long can the Obama 'give-a-way' last? Well as Prime Minister Thatcher once said "Socialism is great UNTIL you run out of other peoples money". Greece ran out and so will America very soon. I really think if we all could look ahead two years and see the coming fiscal implosion in America it would scare even the most hardened liberal to death.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

here's a prediction ...

Most will agree Romney won the debate but the polls show Obama increasing his lead. In other words this election is over.... and probably was 4 years ago. We are going to get our "historic leader" for 4 more years because he is "historic" and for no other reason. What a sad place America finds itself in. 4 more years of Obama will pretty much doom this country beyond repair which means our kids might as well adjust "their American dream" drastically downward. 20 trillion in debt by 2016 will produce a financial tsunami that makes what happened in 2008 look like a bump in the road.

skeptic
Phoenix, AZ

Patriot, I regretfully wish to inform you that you do not know Americans at all. You need to get out in the country and see for yourself what a wonderful, brave and serving nation we have of some of the best people in the world. We have a lot to be proud of and to be grateful for our beautiful nation and great citizens and patriots her serve her..

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

@ patriot
We survived 8 years of President Cheney's dream of privatizing a couple wars for profit. (corporate profit)

Outside of AM radio there is Hope!

Wonder
Provo, UT

@skeptic -- I'm with you. Conservatives are people who are positive that everyone but them is worthless pond scum. That's almost the definition of the word conservative any more. Liberals have confidence in the goodness of their fellow man. I prefer that mindset to the angry, bitter mindset of the modern day tea party.

RedShirt
USS Enterprise, UT

Unless a candidate comes out and steps into the spotlight and stands their like a deer caught in headlights, the winner of the debates will not be determined until election day.

As another article pointed out George Stephanopoulos declared Democrat victors in 8 of the last 9 debates. The winner is subjective to your personal biases (with the exception of total participant meltdown), and as such, the winner cannot be declared until the votes are in.

To "FT" will Soros and Buffett get a refund for all the money they spent on Obama?

To "Wonder" with attitudes like yours, it is no wonder that the liberals are known as bitter hateful people. You should open your mind and actually look at conservatives without your media matters filters on. You would find that the conservatives are kind and want to lift everybody who wants to be raised.

To "Happy Valley Heretic" those 8 years were much better for the US than the last 4 have been. Tell us, what has all of the socialization done for us? We have $6 Trillion more debt, high unemployment, and billions of dollars lost on bailouts.

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

To Wonder 5:24 p.m. Oct. 2, 2012

@skeptic -- I'm with you. Conservatives are people who are positive that everyone but them is worthless pond scum. That's almost the definition of the word conservative any more. Liberals have confidence in the goodness of their fellow man. I prefer that mindset to the angry, bitter mindset of the modern day tea party.

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I would ask that you don't confuse TRUE conservatives with the far right extremists who have hijacked the label.

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To RedShirt 9:43 p.m. Oct. 2 2012

To "Happy Valley Heretic" those 8 years were much better for the US than the last 4 have been. Tell us, what has all of the socialization done for us? We have $6 Trillion more debt, high unemployment, and billions of dollars lost on bailouts
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You forget that it is because Bush/Cheney tanked the economy and required Obama to take draconian means to reverses the damaged they caused that we have $6 Trillion more debt, high unemployment, and billions of dollars lost on bailouts. Put the blame where it belongs -- on the people who caused the mess, not the person who has had to fix it.

RedShirt
USS Enterprise, UT

To "Furry1993" if you want to blame somebody, you can blame the Democrats who created the Federal Reserve. The only blame Bush/Cheney get is they didn't fight hard enough to get banking regulations in place to cut the number of sub-prime mortgages.

You should be talking to Barney Frank and Chris Dodd, they were the ones who lied to congress and said that the federally backed mortgages were fine, 3 months before everything blew up.

Candidate Obama was in Congress, and voted for the initial bailouts and even consulted with Bush during Bush's final months to get what he wanted in place.

Obama was not required to take out any extra debt for the US. He chose to do so to fund his social welfare programs that have resulted in high unemployment. Had Obama done what every other previous President has done during a recession, the unemployment problems would be gone and the $6 Trillion in new debt would not exist. Obama should have followed JFK who cut taxes and cut spending. That has historically lead to a fast recovery.

Why should we re-elect somebody who can't learn from history?

metamoracoug
metamora, IL

Here's some interesting news regarding Presidnet Obama:

In a short memo released Friday, President Barack Obama announced that he would waive economic penalties for certain countries employing child soldiers, citing “the national interest” in doing so. The memo stated that all sanctions imposed under the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008 would be waived for Libya, South Sudan, and Yemen, and portion’s of the law’s requirements would be lifted for the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The exact national interests requiring these waivers was not stated.

It is reported that this is the third year Mr. Obama has waived penalties under this act.
Jesse Eaves, the senior policy adviser for child protection at World Vision, said the president was trying to maintain good relationships with the countries to ensure security assistance, but called the move “bizarre” because of how strongly Obama has come out publicly against precisely this kind of child exploitation.

the truth
Holladay, UT

@Furry1993

TH Economy did not tank until the democrats took control of congress. (perhaps to use to help win the 2008 presidential elections.)

I think you need to re-examine the timeline and who was involved in the vary aspects.

An honest person would find A LOT of democrat involvement.

Until there is motre objectivity we can not have an honest discussion.

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