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Published: Thursday, Nov. 8 2012 1:32 p.m. MST

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raybies
Layton, UT

I tried to explain my chagrin this way, "The nation picking Obama was a bit like when you tell your kid you'll take them ANYWHERE for their birthday dinner, and they choose MacDonalds. You can't blame the kid, they don't really know that they're missing out, but you know there were so many better choices out there. Happy Birthday America, though i was hoping for filet mignon, here's your Happy Meal. "

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

Partly true.

The very wealthy would have gotten filet mignon. Much of the rest of the nation would have gotten mac n cheese, and begrudgingly at that.

nonceleb
Salt Lake City, UT

You have got to be kidding Lara Marriot! Romney is a political chameleon who was all over the map and at the location best for him at any given time. He was moderate in liberal Massachusetts and tried to sound as conservative as possible for the Tea Party Republicans in 2012. He changed his positions on the coal industry, global warming, the health insurance mandate, abortion, contraception and revised his meaning on the auto bailout. Did anyone get a feel for what he really believed? He would say whatever he needed to appeal to the constituency he was trying to win over at the time. Being Mormon was the MAIN REASON Utah voted for Romney by 73% (McCain got 62% in 2008).

pmccombs
Orem, UT

Raybies,

I'm certain that a great many people view your analogy in just the opposite manner; that America avoided the Happy Meal and got the filet mignon.

In my view, it's Happy Meals regardless of who wins. When was the last time we elected a president and everything was suddenly so much better for everyone? Never.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

The best Mormon is still the highest ranking Mormon in U.S. Government --

Senator Harry Reid.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

I am a Democrat.

I disagree many stances of the LDS church.

That said, Let me be clear...

John Huntsman was the best chance the GOP had to win the 2012 election.

And they blew it.

Extremism has it's risk. Mitt Romney flip flopped on every issue, was divisive towards minorities like women, Latino's, LGBT and 47% of America.

Blacks denied priesthood until 1978, Prop 8.

The Mormon church will have to kick start it's image of acceptance into hyperdrive in order to stay relevant.

Otherwise, it can look forward to more loses in the future.

Igualmente
Mesa, AZ

Raybies is right, America just took a pass on someone who could have brought fiscal discipline and led us out of economic malaise. But America has chosen to let the gravy train keep rolling, as it slouches toward Gomorrah.

Gildas
LOGAN, UT

I cannot say which candidate "America chose" at this election. It was close and there were very questionable things going on in the election process.

I didn't care for either candidate but, just as the Democrats may have fixed things "a la Acorn techniques", and some interesting new ones, in certain "swing states", so the GOP had disabled Ron Paul delegate power at Convention as they had delayed and, imo, fixed the results in certain GOP presidential primaries.

America is politically corrupt; yes that is what I am saying, and this corruption will likely remain until the people generally become more honest and decent in their dealings with their fellow man.

Having said that what "Mormons" think politically is not monolithic; individual members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints obviously differ.

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

The greater irony for Latter-day Saints in this election is that Mormonism was more of an issue for Mormons than it was for the rest of the country.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Igualmente
Mesa, AZ
Raybies is right, America just took a pass on someone who could have brought fiscal discipline and led us out of economic malaise. But America has chosen to let the gravy train keep rolling, as it slouches toward Gomorrah.

6:42 a.m. Nov. 9, 2012

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I wish guys like you would stop trash talking the country I love.

Even though you lice in AZ,
I'll evoke the old Utah motto;

If you don't like it, leave.

junkgeek
Agua Dulce, TX

There's no evidence that Romney would have done anything he claimed he'd do.

I M LDS 2
Provo, UT

Raybies' comment is just her own personalized form of Romney's "47%" put-down of everyone who is not like herself.

How pathetic that such hateful rhetoric lost the election, but persists in their minds and speech.

southmtnman
Provo, UT

Mitt the Happy Meal... Yeah, that's about right!

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