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Romney, Obama teams prepare for transfer of presidential power, just in case

Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt leads Mitt Romney's 'Readiness Project'


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  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 29, 2012 11:33 a.m.

    Re: Emajor Ogden, UT
    "I can always count on a conservative to counter an argument with an irrelevant one-liner dredged from recesses of political memory."

    The presidential electoral count on the morning of Nov. 7 will make for some real one-liners. The liberals should do their laughing now ..... while they still can.

  • Emajor Ogden, UT
    Oct. 27, 2012 11:21 p.m.

    I can always count on a conservative to counter an argument with an irrelevant one-liner dredged from recesses of political memory. You didn't even address the main point of my comment. And you're missing a key difference here. I may be a supporter of a presidential candidate, but unlike many on these boards, I am not an evangelical believer in one. Do you understand the difference?

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Oct. 27, 2012 7:09 p.m.


    "He is not a savior, he is not a deity..."

    Said the supporter of the man who once accepted the nomination in front of Greek Columns.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Oct. 27, 2012 5:34 p.m.

    I recall that Obama chose John Podesta in 2008. Podesta led the Progressive Movement before staffing the White House. It shows.
    As for Leavitt, I guess it'll be back to early morning seminary meetings.
    (Sigh) Those wild and crazy politicians.

  • Emajor Ogden, UT
    Oct. 27, 2012 1:42 p.m.

    Liberal Ted,
    This Romney campaign sounds like it has become a bit of a religion. How is it you can get so excited and evangelical about a politician? He is not a savior, he is not a deity, he's a politician who is saying whatever he needs to say to get votes. I'm voting for Obama, but you don't see me invoking deity and being a cheerleader. Let's get a grip here.

    God bless Barack Obama!
    God bless Barack Obama!
    God bless the Democratic Party!
    God bless my politicians' empty promises!

    Oops, sorry, apparently it's catching :)

  • Phillip M Hotchkiss Malta, Mt
    Oct. 26, 2012 8:50 p.m.

    @ Hutterite why trash Presedent Bush? I for one thought he was the best man for tbe job at the time. Just as I think romney will be the best now. During fhe 9/11 did you not see the emotion Bush showed when he was speeking to the firefighters? He showed human compation. What emotion did obama show 9/11/12? Presedent Bush had tears in his eyes on live tv.o abama had a smirk on his face. I want a presedent who cares for the people of this nation as much as he cares for the nation. And Presedent Bush did. And i think romney will

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 26, 2012 8:35 p.m.

    Could not be a better person to lead the transition team to help the nation, economy, security, defense and homeland we all love.

    Life goes on and Governor Romney is prepared in his business and government dealings.

    Buck up, people. The Constitution of the United States will live on as the people vote for HOPE and CHANGE and not for Obama's failed promise to every citizen of our country which he has had control of for 4 years.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Oct. 26, 2012 6:01 p.m.

    President romney of the future is like president bush of the past. A myth

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Oct. 26, 2012 5:37 p.m.

    I thought that's why the Election was held in November, and the innaguration was a full 3 months later.

    Besides -- Romney's spent his lifetime dreaming about this, and has already had full 6 years of planning for this.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Oct. 26, 2012 5:00 p.m.

    Let us all pray that Romney is elected to save this country from economic disaster. Let the bleeding be stopped. Common sense, principles, values...all the things that really count for all Americans. It will take our vote for Romney-Ryan and the hand of Providence!

    God bless the United States of America!

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Oct. 26, 2012 4:28 p.m.

    The right wing told me that Obama was a marixst and a muslim. Why is he planning to transfer power?

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Oct. 26, 2012 2:28 p.m.

    Talk about pay back leavitt gets a job from mitt after mitt swoops in to save leavitt from complicity in the Olympic scandal, so he could put it all on walsh.

    The same Mike Leavitt who runs the health care consulting firm Leavitt Partners, which advises states on how to set up the insurance market exchanges in the signature Affordable Care Act.
    Profiting from Obama care, the sky is surely falling now

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 26, 2012 2:13 p.m.

    I can't wait to get rid of this regime and replace it with a real President.

    Obama lied and while Americans died in Benghazi. How could they not send in reinforcements? They begged for assistance, while the so called "commander in chief" watched our people get slaughtered. You'll notice he doesn't take credit when his so called leadership thinking fails. But, he's all on board with Seal Team 6 that he claims he personally led, trained and killed osama all by himself.

    President Mitt Romney would have sent reinforcements in. He would order an air strike. He wouldn't look to slap these murderers on the wrist, but, bring them to swift justice. President Romney would not take credit for the actions of our brave men and women. President Romney wouldn't claim that troops fight only for him, but, rather for the United States.

    God Bless the United States of America! God Bless our brave men and women that protect us! God bless Mitt Romney!

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Oct. 26, 2012 1:49 p.m.

    I'm gald that he is preparing as obama needs to return back to his chicago roots asap.