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Published: Wednesday, May 29 2013 7:16 p.m. MDT

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Pragmatic
Salt Lake City, UT

Perhaps there time would have been better spent running a winning campaign; not a losing campagin. This is water under the bridge. How ridiculous to write a book about something that never happens? Silly!

fowersjl
Farmington, Utah

@Pragmatic, do you suppose the Obama campaign had a readiness plan for the first 200 days? Doesn't appear to me that they did, but rather "fly by the seat of their pants" was about what they planned. The Romney campaign did not lose the election, rather the millions of voters that would not vote, either because Romney wasn't the right religion or didn't fit the exact libertarian idealogy desired. Another problem in this country is exactly what Mitt alluded to in his famous 47% comment: too many people would rather sit and let the government take care of them, and those folks will never vote for a Republican. It's a sad day to think we could have had a man who was actually planning to improve things like the tax code, Medicare, etc. Instead, we are going to reap the whirlwind as Obamacare starts to really take affect. Know so many small companies who are reducing their numbers, making full-time workers go part-time, etc. It's going to be an interesting time ahead. Start storing that food!

Janet
Ontario, OR

@fowersjl: "The Romney campaign did not lose the election, rather the millions of voters that would not vote, either because Romney wasn't the right religion or didn't fit the exact libertarian idealogy desired." Seriously? Good grief. How's the weather on your planet?

Maudine
SLC, UT

@ flowersjl: When Obama was elected in 2008 he didn't take advantage of a law that was passed in 2010?!?! What a slacker!

And how sad that so many people think so poorly of Romney that they feel the need to repeatedly offer the same disproven reasons for the outcome of the 2012 election instead of allowing him the dignity of owning his errors and his loss.

Marian
Salt lake, UT

We are so lucky this team did not win the election.

David
Centerville, UT

2nd terms are notorious for scandal, abuse, & investigations. It looks like Obama will not disappoint.

It would have been a breath of fresh air to have a Romney presidency.

eastcoastcoug
Danbury, CT

If Romney and Leavitt had published this book 60 days BEFORE the election, it would have been more useful...as someone who likes Romney and read/watched much of the election, I still had a hard time understanding the specifics of how Romney would govern other than that he was "not Obama". What a frustrating election since we wound up exactly where we were after months of campaigning and hundreds of millions spent!!

TMR
Los Angeles, CA

Memo to D-News: the election is over; time to move on.

Filo Doughboy
Bakersfield, CA

Look at the grief and pain he's saved himself.... Except for the millions he spent on losing two campaigns.

NorCalCougarFan&Alum
Elk Grove, CA

I think it would've been a closer race if Romney thought things through before he spoke. Two things hurt his campaign. First, he tried to shift further to the right during the primaries after having been a centrist governor. When he tried to move back to the middle during the general election, too many people thought he wasn't sincere or very disingenuous. Second, he never thought before he spoke. He did a great job of antagonizing 47% of the population who receive some sort of federal assistance. The 47% included the elderly and married enlisted military. The Republican Party would have been much better off going with Jon Huntsman. Huntsman was the real candidate the Obama campaign feared would win the Republican nomination. As long as the Republican Party insists that their candidates be to the right of Attila the Hun, the Democratic Party will continue to win the presidency for the next couple of decades. The Democratic Party is salivating and hoping that some wing nut like Michelle Bachman, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Rick Perry, Rand Paul, or Sara Palin gets the Republican nomination. The Democrats will be able to call it a day on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

Geez Louise, DesNews, give it a rest. Mitt lost, and the country won as a result. Let him return to the obscurity he so richly deserves.

JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt
Beverly Hills, CA

Mitt Romney was on the record as saying he would have ADDED 2 TRILLION dollars in defense spending on top of Department of Defense's requested budget. Now tell me how fiscally ridiculous that would have been with Republicans barking about the debt. Republicans talk about cutting spending that helps the poor and needy buy love to help their contractor buddies.

Blue
Salt Lake City, UT

I see that the Republican addiction to self-delusion and sour grapes continues unabated.

That's unfortunate for all of us.

Esquire
Springville, UT

Replace the ACA? With what? All these years now and I have yet to see a comprehensive proposal from the right wing that addresses the issues. Actually put a concrete plan on the table, which the GOP has never done, and then let's talk. The Romney campaign was nothing but weak platitudes and talking points, and never gave us, the American people, a reason to vote for Romney. It was all about "Obama bad, me good." All without a vision nor a sense that Romney stood for anything but himself.

Pa. Reader
Harrisburg, PA

For $16.19 (on Amazon) you can escape into the fantasy world of the Romney presidency that never was.
I suppose that's no more delusional than escaping into the alternate realities that are carefully constructed 24 hours a day on Fox News and MSNBC to entertain their respective followings of faithful idealogues.

higv
Dietrich, ID

Bad thing about Oboma winning is more people expected something for nothing. Now Obomacare is forcing many businesses to hire more part time workers, and raise prices. So how does it work now? Minimum wage raising will also raise prices too.

OnlyInUtah
Cottonwood Heights, UT

I agree with a lot of what fowersjl said. One thing I will say... my company of 45 has eliminated 12 employees since the election due to economic conditions brought on by new government regulations since Obama took office. Knowing Romney's position and keen economic experience I would not have let those employees go if he had been elected.

Electing and then Re-electing Obama is the biggest mistake the American people have ever made.

one old man
Ogden, UT

We dodged a real bomb when Mitt was defeated. His election would have been a national disaster far greater than the ones when President Cheney and his little friend slid into the White House.

Barb Wire
USA, UT

We would be in the same or worse shape we are in now. At least the middle and lower class. Get over him. He lost big time...

Star Bright
Salt Lake City, Ut

That most of you just spit out the dem line in the face of all that is going on is pathetic! People's lives are being ruined by this administration & you think that's funny. This administration will be proved by time to be the most criminal that has ever held the office.

And no, I read everything, not just right wing info. Please tell me what you read?
Do you not understand that if another administration, not on your side, gets in and does the same thing to the progressives you will scream like a stucked pig.

The IRS, Fast & Furious, Benghazi, AP, Rosen - all have to be investigated.But everyone in the admin "knows nothing, underlings did it!" Get a clue!

This has got to stop and civility and honesty has to return to politics.

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