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Published: Saturday, Oct. 20 2012 8:15 a.m. MDT

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Owl
Salt Lake City, UT

The article in todays New York Times details Mitt Romney as the type of chief executive that is needed by this country. The unspoken, but obvious, contrast with Mr. Obama is stark. It is someone who makes decisions based on intelligence versus someone that acts on emotion or rigid political ideology.

Mark B
Eureka, CA

So does Owl think that getting bin Laden was a matter of "emotion"?

Phranc
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

@owl
what evidence to you have to support the claim that Obama makes decisions based on emotion or that Romney is any less an ideolog? empty rhetoric is cheap lets see some facts.

Truthseeker
SLO, CA

re:Owl

Did you actually read the article in the New York Times which stated:

"In his approach, there are intriguing echoes of and departures from presidents past. His intensely hands-on style sets him apart from George W. Bush, the self-styled chairman of the board, and Ronald Reagan, who cared only for the big picture and left dirt-under-the-fingernails policy work to his staff. His tendency to immerse himself in the details recalls Lyndon B. Johnson, who closeted himself with Pentagon brass to personally choose targets for American bombers during the Vietnam War. His passion for mastering policy and deliberative decision-making evokes the man he wishes to replace, Barack Obama."

Grammy3
SOUTH JORDAN, UT

So many totally forget that President Obama only gave the go ahead to get Bin Laden it was the Navy Seals who put their lives on the line to capture him not Obama. It was the work by many and first started with President Bush. Everyone who is totally in love with Obama thinks that he and him alone did the job. He has been such a weak President and now who knows what is going on with Lybia. It worries me as I have a couple of children who are now serving in the Military and with what he has done to make sure the he looks o.k. I really think stinks. He is weak with the economy and now he is looking weak with What is going on with the World. I am totally afraid if he gets elected again what he is going to do in his second term. God Bless America

Mad Hatter
Provo, UT

As Mitt Romney prepares for the next debate on foreign policy, the use of America's military should be a central discussion point. The projection of American power into various regions and the possibility of military action is significant. However, it is important to know upon whom the burden of fighting should fall since Ann Romney, the candidate's wife, said in an interview on The View that she considered serving a Mormon mission to be equivalent to serving in the military. Since neither Mitt Romney nor any of this family has served in the military, it becomes even more sensitive to know how he regards those who are called upon to serve.

Does he share his wife's view that a Mormon mission is the same facing down Taliban fighters in eastern Afganistan? It is okay that Ann Romney consider missionary activity as turning her sons into men, but equating missionary life to military service is not the way to gain credibility on foreign affairs.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

Obama supporters have only emotion to base their support of him. Why are Obama supporters so willing to accept the corruption (Solyndra, A123, fast and furious, White House intelligence leaks,the Benghazi coverup and lies and his failures in the economy if not on emotion only? Why do you demand so little of your president and so much from everyone else?

worf
Mcallen, TX

This election is between the producers and consumers. The "makers vs takers".

worf
Mcallen, TX

Wow!

* half our people are to poor to pay income taxes
* two thirds of our children are fed by government schools
* half our people on welfare
* millions unemployed

Let's continue the hope change with another four years? Like people fleeing corrupt governments to the United States, we'll soon be crossing the Canadian border.

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