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Published: Wednesday, Oct. 10 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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American Fork, UT

That's good. Even an Iota of complacency is too much.

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

I'd like to see the President leave the negative attacks on Romney to surrogates an concentrate on emphasizing the economic upswing.

Colorado Springs, CO

I typically vote democrat, and I called this three months ago. Obama is ready to be finished and hand the country over to Romney, so let's hope Romney can do what he says he can do. Again, it's one thing to say you're going to do something; it's another to actually accomplish it, just as most conservative posters are so quick to point out with Obama.

Farmington, UT

As Abrham Lincoln reportedly said "You can fool some of the people all the time, and all the people some of the time, but you can't fool all the people all the time." After 3 1/2 years of "It's George Bush's fault" people are starting to see that "Change you can believe in" really was a bad plan for the American people. Being a great orater and being a new, refreshing face that historically broke a racial barrier, was what people wanted, but now they are going to vote with their pocket books and their children's futures so Obama is one-and-done.

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

Americans should be on edge that this empty suit could be re-elected. Not likely, but possible. A nightmare

Anti Government
Alpine, UT

The reality is that Romney has been winning for a while.

The polls are just so disparate now that even the democrat-heavy skewed sampling can't hide the facts any longer.

Most polls have been using "modeling" that mimics the demographic turnout of 2008. Who believes all those same usual non-voting groups have the same enthusiasm for a now proven failed leader?

They won't turn out in record #'s nation-wide like they did. The newness has worn off. The horrific economy and trillion dollar annual deficits have not.

The other factor is the "undecided" voter. Uh, who do you think the majority will vote for if they haven't already decided to vote for the president whom they have seen in action now for almost 4 years? Clearly if they are undecided this late that means they are unhappy with the president and still getting comfortable with Romney.

Undecideds will break Romneys direction when it comes time to vote. Romney will get the majority of them.

Mark my words, the liberal media will act stunned when the numbers are tallied.

metamora, IL

I find it interesting that one of the charts indicates that Illinois will go for Obama. In the 2010 election, incumbent Democratic Governor Quinn retained his post by winning only three counties out of 102 -- two poor western counties and Cook (Chicago). Every other county in the state voted overwhelmingly for his opponent by 55-75%. I'm absolutely certain the results in the presidential election will be the same. The only difference may be that after four years of poor economic performance, Cook county voters may be more apathetic than in 2008. I can only dream and pray that downstate can make its voice heard over the Chicagoland political din.

middle class
Cedar City, 00

Who is Mitt Romney? What does he think? Why does he want to be President? No one seems to know the answers to these questions.

Obama has done an admirable job stabilizing America after a near-epoch tsunami of economic and housing collapse. It has been long enough that many have forgotten what happened 48 months ago.

Obama's steady hand has been stabilizing.

Romney is an enigma. He changes positions so fast no one can define his beliefs!

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

middle class
your comments are laughable, steady handy? that's a first. sorry your boy will be out in january, but it is for the best of the country to see the community organizer go back to planning picnics and hanging posters on lightpoles.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

It's a little hard to argue a bankrupt politcal philosophy and perverse economic policies, so look for an October surprise to change the losing narrative. Hope the American people are finally awake and get rid of Obama and company.

salt lake city, UT

For those of you who wonder who Mitt Romney is the answer is simple. He's George Bush. Look at his proposals and he'll pursue similar policy changes. If elected, he'll be similar to GWB2 in popularity, arounda 25% approval rating. Those that don't learn from history are damned to repeat it.

That's A Good One
Meridian, ID

middle class @ 11:28am "Who is Mitt Romney? What does he think? Why does he want to be President? No one seems to know the answers to these questions."

Huh? Like him or not it't hardly accurate to say that no one seems to know the answers to your questions.

More accurately, following the 1st debate, the questions that need to be asked are "Who is Barack Obama? How does he operate without a teleprompter? Why is it that following that debacle last week his only response is to churn out 'Big Bird' TV commercials (commercials which Sesame Street is now decrying)?"

The answers are quite simple. The "Bush's fault" excuses are worn out, the newness of 'change' has gotten old, the economy isn't much better now than it was 4 years ago, etc.

Again, you may not like Romney but he's a proven commodity when it comes to finances and economics, America's biggest single need RIGHT NOW.

Furthermore, if you think Democrats were embarrassed after the first debate, wait until after the VP debate this week. You'll likely think President Obama's performance was stellar in comparison.

That's A Good One
Meridian, ID

FT @ 11:45am "He's George Bush"

Man, I wish I had a dollar for every time an Obama supporter has said that. I wouldn't still be fearing for my self sufficient economic life and worrying every day that Obama's continued policies would result in nationwide dependency on the government for survival.

But then, when you have no record to run on after 4 years you resort to saying "I guess we need to change the topic" during debates when you perform like a train wreck, or repeating the phrase "7 trillion dollar tax cut for the rich" enough times that you actually start to believe it as truth yourself. Or, your spend millions turning out 'Big Bird' TV commercials because you have no real argument of substance that can hold water.

Obama is not cutting it and needs to go back to Chicago where he can be quite successful at organizing community events for Rahm Emmanual.

South Jordan, UT

Desperate times for desperate people. The pointing, snarling image of Obama is appropriate. If he can't glare, act mean, and make unreasonable promises, he might as well drop out of the race.

Hey, that's a good idea!

West Jordan, UT


"If he can't glare, act mean, and make unreasonable promises . . . "

Isn't that what Romney did during the first debate?

Las Vegas, NV

Since the debate debacle the only thing Obama talks about is Big Bird - need we more evidence that BO is clueless? There are countless issues, ie jobs, economy, debts, the foreign policy disaster in Libya, etc ...and Big Bird is the "Big" issue? What a classic show of incompetence, November doesn't come fast enough!

salt lake city, UT

That's a Good One

Romneys' tax policies are similar to GWB and the differences we are not sure about, because he does not provide any details. Just as you can only judge BO by what he's done and said, we can only do the same for Willard. Willard has been an elected public servant once, Govenor of Massachuetts. He left office after only one term with a 35% approval rating. Massachuetts had one of the worst job growth rates in the coutnry during this time. The budget was a mess and people overwhelming viewed Mitt unfavorably. Fast forward to this election. His proposed policies mirror those of GWB. So, as an independent I have to view him on his record as a public offical and what he is proposing. I am doing the same with BO. To me they both have serious faults. I wish Clinton had a third term, but unfortunatly he does not.

Belching Cow
Sandy, UT

@Craig Clark
"I'd like to see the President leave the negative attacks on Romney to surrogates an concentrate on emphasizing the economic upswing."

Uhhh..what economic upswing? I'm sure not seeing it.

Whoa Nellie
American Fork, UT

Craig Clark - What economic upswing?

Salt Lake City, UT

Romney throws out all sorts of nonsense about how his tax plan doesn't cut revenues but refuses to name a single loophole he'd close to balance out what otherwise would be a 5 trillion dollar tax cut. That's not a comprehensive tax plan. That's a "vote for me and you'll find out what I do later" plan. Romney says he's the guy for deficit reduction but all he says he'll cut is Obamacare (which is something paid for with medicare cuts and taxes, getting rid of Obamacare in its entirety actually increases the deficit) and getting rid of funding for PBS and Planned Parenthood. That's not a balanced budget plan. That's a "vote me for and you'll find out what I do later" plan.

The question that should be asked is how. How are your plans actually going to create jobs? How are your tax plans going to do what you say they'll do? How are your plans for addressing the deficit actually going to reduce it substantially? If voters don't do due diligence and ask how, then they deserve to be blindsided by surprise changes in February.

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