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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 9 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Spanish Fork, Ut

Dumbest dumbest dumbest letter I've read in a long, long, long time in any newspaper. If this is indicative of the liberal mindset, heaven help them.

Salt Lake City, UT

VST, you are right, the low information voters are Romney's supporters. Shame isn't it.

It's unfortunate that republicans have no core. They will sat and do anything to win. Makes me a bit queasy to watch them. For instance Romney very clearly changes his position to only gain political advantage. Like his own people refer to it: an etch-a-sketch, shake it and start over. And that's his own people saying it.

It's telling to watch the videos that are coming out now with Romney debating Romney. And the Republicans lap this stuff up, they love the flip flops, even to the point if pretending it isn't happening. They make every excuse imaginable why it is okay for Romney to have no core believes.

And the Republicans embrace the low information voters, they have to, they need them. Its their base.

Mad Hatter
Provo, UT

Let's not have any lame excuse. I get tired of the spin-meisters explaining what the candidate "really said", and I cannot accept that Obama's weak performance (although adequate) was a happy sight. There was much to counter with regard to Romney's statements, and the Republican surrogates were relieved that he wasn't taken to task. Is this the victory?

Romney was, well, Romney. He changed his message to suit his audience and we will have to see how it plays out. The rush to declare a victor is nonsense. Just because Obama did not rebut Romney's bizarre change of position on ideas he has been promoting for the past six months, it is not realistic to believe that Romney was, therefore, being honest in his statements. Even his campaign people corrected his "mis-statement" about healthcare and pre-existing conditions.

Not being caught in a untruth is not the same as making that untruth suddenly true. Romney's tax plan to reduce taxes on the wealthy remains the centerpiece of his campaign. His desire to eliminate Obamacare in all its parts and disassemble Medicare while significantly changing Social Security remains in place.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: Hutterite American Fork, UT
"I don't want to make excuses for President Obama. Romney's a lightweight and the President should be able to clean his clock."

The fact that Obama got his clock cleaned dumbfounded and shocked those who worship him. Their only defense ...... attack Romney.

Here's a little advice for Obama. Next time you show up for a presidential debate bring your A-game and leave the valium home.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

Fox spin? You can do better than that lame old foil.

Are you actually saying he DOESN’T spend time on The View, Letterman, SNL, and Leno?

Are you actually saying he HASN’T been campaigning ever since he was inaugurated?

Sheesh, I know you’re a BO apologist, but I have come to expect much better of you.

You can’t be serious with your comments about biden and ryan, can you? biden, with a vocabulary that doesn't extend beyond a couple F-bombs; and ryan, who has actually put together a budget.

LDS Lib,
I guess you are unaware of the tens of thousands of banking jobs lost during the current misadministration, thanks in part to dudd-frank, which did NOTHING to end too-big-to-fail.

Low informed voters, you mean the same ones who had BO in the lead by 8 points pre-debate? You had NO problem with them then, did you?

There are plenty of very smart people on both sides of the aisle; too bad your typical leftist intolerance blinds you to that fact.

Christian 24-7
Murray, UT

I know that liberals think the federal government is the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus and should bestow gifts on all the deserving people, but if the federal government were funding the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus, they should be on the chopping block too. Thank goodness the we haven't funded them yet.

Ogden, UT

Obama has had more than four years to prepare. He's been president, for heaven's sake. And as such, has been in the mix all that time.

His problem is, he's is under the delusion that the media was supposed to protect him.

And he's making the mistake to listen to the Democratic talking points about Romney... all of which are easily refuted lies.

The Psalms writer has advise for the American voter... "Let his days be few; and let another take his office." (109:8)

Ogden, UT

"... he would cut Big Bird from the budget."

Not only Big Bird but Bill Moyers as well. Good move.

"A whole 0.012 percent."

A fair start... Compared to Obama's adding billions.

Salt Lake City, UT

"Low informed voters, you mean the same ones who had BO in the lead by 8 points pre-debate?"

Nope, lost, I mean like these:

“Except that he DOESN'T do much with those duties he's assigned.”

“However, in actuality, he has spent his time fundraising and appearing on talk shows like The View instead of actually doing the job he was elected to do.”

“the mad scramble to cover it up and lie about it.”

“he tried to bully both Jim and Mitt into giving him more time to ramble on”

“Obama's version of "Truth": "My mother was denied health coverage as she died of cancer" "I will cut the deficit in half by the end of my first term" "Obamacare is not a tax" " Oil production is the highest it has been in years" "Solyandra was not our program per se" "Since I've been president spending has risen at the slowest pace in 60 years" "Fast and furious was begun by the previous administration" "The Libya attack was spontaneous" "Romney is a liar"”


Salt Lake City, UT

“The fact that Obama got his clock cleaned dumbfounded and shocked those who worship him.”

“Are you actually saying he HASN’T been campaigning ever since he was inaugurated?”

“biden, with a vocabulary that doesn't extend beyond a couple F-bombs”

“I know that liberals think the federal government is the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus “

“His problem is, he's is under the delusion that the media was supposed to protect him.”

“And he's making the mistake to listen to the Democratic talking points about Romney... all of which are easily refuted lies.”

Now that's what I call low information voters.

Salt Lake City, UT

Is that why our president is flying around in Air Force One to many fund raisers in New York, Hollywood and elsewhere? If he is so engaged, he has an inside track on the answers. His handlers do the preparation. There is a reason Mr. Obama does not look presidential.


The only thing Romney has unequivocally stated he is going to cut is funding for PBS. Can't even name a single tax loophole he would recommend eliminating. He's just throwing red meat for the low information masses, who see everything outside Fox and conservative programming as a threat.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT


thanks for proving the final statement of my previous post

Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: mark Salt Lake City, UT

The liberals have grown so used to blaming Bush for Obama's failures that they were at a loss as to how to explain his dismal showing in the first presidential debate. They got to blame somebody, blaming Bush isn't an option, so the only thing they can do is blame Romney for not standing there and taking it on the chin like Obama apparently expected him to do.

Salt Lake City, UT

MSNBC blather does not pass off as truth.

Eric Samuelsen
Provo, UT

Lost in DC
Where to start?

Has Obama appeared on The View, Letterman, SNL, and Leno? Yes. Right there, you're talking about four hours of his time. Maybe five, counting travel time. It's what Presidents do. Roosevelt gave radio addresses. Current Presidents make their case on television. Part of the job of being President is using the megaphone of office to make your case for certain policies. You say President Obama isn't doing his job. I say, you don't know that, you don't know what his days are like, you don't know how hard he works. But his daily schedule is made public; he works his butt off. Occasionally, he plays golf. Bush did, Clinton did. The job is hard enough that a little R & R is a crucial. He certainly doesn't spend half his time clearing brush at his Texas ranch.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT


See, I KNEW you could do better! Why didn't you say that in the first place?

Now getting back to the original topic. Tell me why, after three years on the job, was he so ill-prepared for a discussion about

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maybe because he is not qualified for his job.

He may be "doing his job", but he's not doing very good at it.

Salsa Libre
Provo, UT

With all the confusion that abounds on the Internet and the extent of commentary on these threads, it becomes difficult to make any assessment of the accuracy, truthfulness, and honesty of some of the comments made here.

There is a definite possibility of tolls and sockpuppets writing comments which subtly take a specific position with the intent of casting doubt to that position and invite flamers to descend giving the impression that a comment is "real" and deserving of derision.

This letter may be such an attempt to confuse the dialog. Also, the number of critical comments attacking Obama's so-called "lack of preparation" suggest that this letter is a plant with the sole purpose of developing ridicule.

Personally, I believe that this letter was written by an anti-Obama shill trying to make a silly case of "lack of preparation" and give nonsensical excuses for the President's performance. It seemed to be a carefully-developed ruse to make Obama appear unprofessional and incompetent, perhaps by someone in the Romney campaign outside of Utah in the style of Lee Atwater and Karl Rove.

Unfortunately, you can't protect against such letters/comments, only be aware they exist.

Tooele, UT

That's so lame of an excuse for Obama. The fact that he eats, sleeps, and drinks politics for his job and the fact that he knows (or should know) everything from insider knowledge means he should be the most prepared person on the planet for a debate, and should need zero time preparing. Ouch. Makes him actually lamer than I thought when you think of it that way. And that is the correct way to think about it.



"Mark, is that the reason why Democrats are now focusing their campaign strategy on talking about "Big Bird" rather than some of serious issues of the day"

I believe it was Mitt Romney who interjected Big Bird into the national conversation rather than explaining how he could enact $5 trillion in tax reductions and not increase the deficit. Defunding PBS seems to be one of the few things he could name toward decreasing spending to pay for his tax proposals.

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