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Published: Tuesday, Nov. 6 2012 9:59 p.m. MST

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Darrel
Eagle Mountain, UT

I hope now we can unite as a Nation and solve the problems that loom over us. I pray we can end the partisanship and focus on solutions, not blame.

1conservative
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

I hope Obama is grateful to the lamestream media who swept ANYTHING negative about him under the rug.

The media SHOULD be ashamed of themselves.

But I doubt it.

Phillip M Hotchkiss
Malta, Mt

I find it sad the people in the usa . Romney is a honest man who gave i guess america don,t want honesty. Romney was going to try to get people jobs. But america people want food stamps instead. We need to stand on our own feet and not lean on the goverment. If i did not have a good job. I would take anything before being on food stamps including doing dishes as i have in the past. My we all wize up and figure out the govermemt can not
answer all of quest . With costing money or freedom

I Bleed Blue
Las Vegas, NV

I hope the republican party learned something this evening. The 47 percent that Mitt wrote off is greater than the 2% base the tea party represents.

CHS 85
Sandy, UT

I look forward to the Republicans blame everyone but their own candidate for the loss tonight. It should be entertaining.

ImaUteFan
West Jordan, UT

Has Russ Limbaugh's head exploded yet?

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@I bleed blue
unfortunately we can already see that is not going to be the case in Utah.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

This is a very positive development. I am sure we will have opportunities to discuss this in the coming days.

Emajor
Ogden, UT

I feel for the conservatives who undoubtedly feel frustrated, betrayed, and dismayed by the result of the election. Take heart, I never thought I would survive 8 years of George W. Bush and somehow I did. But do it gracefully. Already people are blaming the media, blaming fellow citizens, ringing the alarm bells of imminent destruction, claiming as always that the country is on the edge of a knife and will teeter off if the opposing candidate wins.

It looks like this race was decided by less than 1% of the popular vote. Something to think about. Seeing how the country was so evenly divided on their choice of President, I really hope the Executive and Legislative branches can manage to find some common ground and stop the gridlock.

Ying Fah
Provo, UT

What happend to the euphoria that graced these pages only two days ago? Conservative voices expessed their firm commitment that Romney would win, that he had it "in the bag".

Now it's blame the media. Soon it will be blame the candidate. It is sincerely doubtful that there will be a serious analysis of strategy, the contradictions and distortions of fact which impacted the Romney campaign. Perhaps if Romney had portrayed himself as a moderate Republican prior to the first debate instead of pledging loyalty to the Tea Party and Far Right by becoming "severely conservative", he certainly would have performed better in the general election. However, he would not have been the Republican candidate.

The Republican Party is an ananchronism in today's world. It is irrelevant and the American people see it as extremist and out-of-touch. The Party need to re-think it policies, emerge from the mid-20th century, and move forward. America is a diverse and multi-cultural nation. Until the Republican Party can appeal to all Americans as a moderate, center-right Party, it will continue to diminish in influence. More red states will shift purple in the coming years.

worf
Mcallen, TX

A battered wife will hold on to her abusive husband, and so will our country with its president.

Hurricane Obama care, and bankruptcy will soon hit us like a storm. Obama now has more flexibility.

Pat
Sandy, UT

Maybe now that the election is over we can learn the truth about the Benghazi mess.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

If Obama wins Florida Nate Silver would have a perfect electoral forecast map. Guess the polls shouldn't have been dismissed after all. Plus 3 states approved of gay marriage for the first time ever. Great win tonight.

Ironhide
Salt Lake City, UT

I was going to refrain from criticism of BO, but I would hope if Romney was elected, people would continue to think for themselves. So I'm hoping Santa brings BO a spine and a boat load of courage. I love what I bleed blue said about the 47%. Mitt said something behind closed doors that is true, and since Americans are so sensitive, they got offended. All BO did was pander to get a vote since he had no record to run on. One party gives people a free ride and the other extends some help with expectations. Who would give up a free ride? Uninformed citizens follow the free stuff and the hand that gives it out. My favorite moment of the election was when BO slung a "zinger" at Romney concerning the "horses and bayonets". It went viral, everyone thought it was so clever. Then when the truth came out that bayonets are standard issue and training today, the silence and embarrassment was deafening. So we get a short termed senator/community organizer for our leader and expect him to do it well. Sound reasoning for sure

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@worf
the reason Romney lost is that the vitriol of the far right hurt him with everyday Americans a lesson that is clearly lost on you.

Built2Last
Provo, UT

Hard to believe there are that many ignorant fools in this country. According to the AP, it appears that Obama was able to convince the uninformed that after 4 years of failed policies it is still Bush's fault. Congratulations, Mr. President. Four more years of fiddling while Rome burns. Can't wait.

Blue Bolshevik
Salt Lake City, UT

I almost voted for Romney, but I flip flopped.

md
Cache, UT

wow. Here goes... 16,000,000,000,000 and counting. Here we come France, Greece, etc. The United Socialist States of America are headed your way. There will be many regrets about this vote in the future. Glad I had nothing to do with it. Except...I am one of the many who fund all of these failed policies so that the entitlements can continue to pour in to those who do nothing.
Shame on America's people who can't see past their own prejudices to realize that they have elected, again, the worst president ever to occupy the office.

KJB1
Eugene, OR

worf:

The best man won. Stay classy.

The Deuce
Livermore, CA

The map referred to by CNN tonight paints a picture of an America that has changed greatly in values and priorities that made this a once great nation. We as a country are divided to the point that we reward less than average performance with 4 more years. If a CEO of any major company in the US had a track record of Pres. Obama, he/she would be shown the door. We have a financial crisis that has not been addressed over the last 4 years. We have immigration issues that have not been addressed in the last 4 years. We have a jobless rate that has not been addressed in the last 4 year. We have a President that all he can say is he inherrited all of this. Well, it's 4 years later and you cannot use that excuse anymore. I also agree that the Republican party has not offered anything better. We are in a questionable sitiation with less vision and less leadership than at any other time that I have seen in our nation.

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