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Published: Wednesday, Nov. 7 2012 1:47 p.m. MST

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CPA Howard
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Mission President?

no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

Mr. and Mrs. Romney are extremely fortunate individuals. They have resources only very, very few are privy to.
Imagine for Just a moment, what is possible with the Romney family retirement package and fortune. Additionally, a great deal of money is available to share with less fortunate folks.
Not the same pretty picture for many who have lost their livelihood in recent years, and are on the precipice of retirement.

xscribe
Colorado Springs, CO

The guy has $225 million. I'm sure he'll find something to do!

MoJules
Florissant, MO

CPA, you took my idea :) I think he and Ann would make fantastic Mission President and Mission Mother. Maybe their time and season is now for the church, it has been in a way, they have brought a very positive light to the church.

Bored to the point of THIS!
Ogden, UT

re: xscribe

I'm laughing! That was funny! My feelings exactly!

Pack
Layton, Utah

Out of obscurity.

worf
Mcallen, TX

I'm not worried about Romney. He'll be fine.

I'm not worried for the takers in America, they'll continue with the handouts till things explode.

I worry for the working man/women who'll be taxed, and brought to their knees, until they come to subjection of government. After all, they don't build businesses. The playing field will be level, and money will be redistibuted.

This is what our people have been begging for.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Today the stocks took a dive. Enthusiasm for Obama.

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@worf
I am one of those "working people" that pay a much higher tax rate then Romney and you need not worry about us we choose a president last night that understands that people like himself and Romney need to stop taking handouts. you however may wish to rethink the rhetoric you have been using for the past four years as it clearly has failed you.

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

That's right everyone. The first time bo was elected things just became better. Now with a second term he has more time to finish his deals with Russia and other dictators.

After the second term when things aren't better, where are all of the folks that support him now? Will they still stand with him and his policies? Will they be willing to give more of their paychecks?

Anti Government
Alpine, UT

Truth be told, Mitt is probably lucky he lost.

We the People on the other hand are not so lucky. He doesn't have to fix the mess that BO got us in but we all have to endure 4 more years of damage and "europization".

Yes that would be the same Europe that is Greece and the other socialistic cesspools that are not far behind it.

TOO
Sanpete, UT

Obviously there is no way of knowing, but I feel Mitt has too high of popularity and status to be a mission President. It would be hard.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

I listened to some of the AM stations last night that normally spew right wing at vitriolic levels. They were apoplectic, blaming everything from candy crowley to the weather. But a lot of their vile was pointed directly at mitt.

Grover
Salt Lake City, UT

Everyone in Utah know what will happen...when a politician is defeated he goes to the mission field to get a fresh start. Hey if they sent Lavell to New York, that would be a perfect place for Willard. He could bring the faith to Wall Street Bankers and Hedge Fund managers!

PS. Worf, Lib Ted, and Anti-Gov : the topic is Romney not the bile in your stomach.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Tolstoy,

Taking hundreds of millions for vacations after telling us to tighten our belts is really cool.

Increasing the debt by six trillion then seeing unemployment spiral is also cool. Of course that was Georges fault.

There's the Embassy, and fast and furious.

You, like so many others, have chosen wisely. We should follow the opinions of the crowd.

JayTee
Sandy, UT

Sad ending for someone who would have been so good for the country and the free world, and turned things positive in a dramatic way. He couldn't always articulate his message and talked a lot in terms that many outside of business couldn't understand or relate to, but he knew he could do the job and meet the challenges, and leave the country in a far better position. But now we'll never know just how good it could have been with Mitt as a leader. We're subjected to at least 4 more years of abject failure and absurdity, and further proof that big government and socialism don't work, never have worked, and never will work. But will a nation with so many parasites even know the difference?

Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

No one has ever paid a higher tax rate than Mitt Romney. He was taxed twice, once when he earned the money and again when the money earned interest. The political bigots who tell us that he didn't pay his fair share don't understand the tax laws.

Americans used their agency to give away that agency as they demand that government pay for their aspirin and birth control pills. They forgot that tens of thousands of valiant men and women are buried all over the world who paid the ultimate price for freedom. All they want is for someone else to pay their way through life.

We get the government that we deserve. When Obama knocks on your door and tells you that YOU are the rich guy, don't be surprised. That was his plan from the beginning.

We missed a great opportunity to have a real leader who knows business help us out of this mess. Americans chose - now we'll all suffer because of that choice.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

The 47 percent were swinging and having a ball last night knowing the payday has come again. Maybe with the $16T debt doubling in 4 more years with more flexibility we will have a greater future for our great to the 5th grandchildren to maybe pay off 10 percent for the excesses of this administration's vacation and jaunts around the world spreading their type of good cheer to our world leaders and especially the dissidents that dislike America.

We definitely need to increase our prayer levels as more and more social ills become the norm now that the economy wasn't the main issue of the campaign since people elected the person that didn't even change course of spending.

Being the CINC for another 4 years while the ex-CIA director is leading His military to new levels of old equipment while cutting out more dollars to that could have given improvements to equipment that will not be mission ready, when needed.

Mitt Romney has had a plan of "Doing It" his whole life with a purpose for what his father showed him by example and by studying and practicing what he learned with high degrees and abilities.

Thanks for serving.

SS
MiddleofNowhere, Utah

To all of you democrats, can the Republicans take your game plan in four years and say, "It's Obama's fault" in answer to every problem?

Mike Johnson
Stafford, VA

I was thinking a Seventy. In have wondered about that for some time now. While I wanted Romney to win, I did ask my mother a few weeks ago whether she thought the Lord wanted an LDS member in the White House or an individual that had achieved a high profile public persona for people throughout the US and throughout the world in some capacity in church leadership at the general level or an Area Seventy in the North America Northeast Area (which includes DC, Massachusetts, and Michigan).

On the other hand, I heard rumors in the federal government today--probably based on Obama's victory speech about reaching out to Romney about how the two of them could work together to solve the economic problems--that Romney would be asked to run a new executive department on Business Development. Now, that would be a twist--a president appointing the nominee he defeated to his cabinet. Almost too absurd to consider.

Like others have said, the Romneys will be fine, even if they walk off into obscurity. But, I think they may be in a great position to do some good in the world and I hope they do.

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