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Published: Sunday, Jan. 26 2014 12:00 a.m. MST

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Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

Apparently the documentary is already on Netflix. Whatever you think of Romney as a candidate, he is certainly fascinating to watch in the film. He is surprisingly even-keeled during the ups and downs of the campaign.

G L W8
SPRINGVILLE, UT

I'm amused at the number of comments that say "wish Romney would just go away," yet they continue to multiply the number of comments on Romney-related articles way beyond the average DesNews posts. Fact is, there are enough supporters of Romney in America to guarantee him a place of influence on the political scene, whatever that may be, for years to come.
As to the film, we really need this type of work on more former presidents--Herbert Hoover comes to mind--to paint them properly as dedicated Americans who made positive contributions to our country's heritage, in spite of being caught in circumstances that placed them in the negative limelight. If you want a better picture of Jimmy Carter, for instance, look at his work with Habitat for Humanity. If you want a better picture of Herbert Hoover, plan a trip to his Presidential Library & Museum at West Branch, Iowa. (If room allowed, we could list examples of others who lost election, or had short or negative presidencies, who also made significant contributions to America.)

Dr. Thom
Long Beach, CA

Hmmmmm, 2016 is looking better all the time.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

I, too, am amused at the number of comments that say 'wish romney would just go away'. None so far. That's because he's not news. If an old, religious white guy loses the election, does anybody hear? No, because that's also who won. Except not in this case, and we're quite capable of pointing that out, but not so good at accepting it.

EdGrady
Idaho Falls, ID

Romney needs to get a job.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

@ EdGrady. Thanks to Obama and the Demoborrowers, there are very few jobs available in America! The reason we often read about and see Mitt Romney in the news is because most Americans have severe buyer's remorse about the man who got himself elected with lies, distortions and promises of more free stuff, which we can not pay for. That explains why in polls, if the last election were held today, Mitt Romney would win the election!

MAYHEM MIKE
Salt Lake City, UT

@ EdGrady: "Romney needs to get a job."

Ed, because Romney was talented, hard-working, ambitious and successful--a true embodiment of the "American Spirit" of entrepreneurship--he doesn't NEED a job!

GZE
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

I thought one of the proofs that President Obama is not a good president is that he spends time with "Hollywood" people.

Esquire
Springville, UT

I am intrigued with Romney showing up all over in the media lately. The movie may be about him, but does he have a stake in it? Why is he promoting it? What is his next step? Is he raising his profile for a reason?

By the way Mountanman, the jobless rate his improved a lot. YOur buddy Bush left a really big hole to fill, and Obama is doing it well, especially in the "stop everything" environment that the Republicans have created. The cause a huge mess, and then fight efforts to clean it up. I guess party and power come first, over the interests of the people.

Objectified
Tooele, UT

@ Hutterite and bungalow:

Don't you understand the irony? You and others like you keep complaining about articles about Romney not being news worthy and that nobody cares anymore. And yet you keep reading and commenting about his articles.
If not newsworthy, then why do you keep reading them?
If nobody cares, then why do you keep both reading and commenting?
You've given evidence that your own assertions are false.

Romney is one of the most fascinating people in America. Nearly half the voters in American voted for him just over a year ago. One can only imagine how much better America could've and would've been following his moderate and proven political agenda instead of the extreme liberal direction the current administration is taking us.

He's a perfect example of why America is so great... making himself a mufti-millionaire and living the dream we would all very much like to live.
It seems plenty evident that most of his critics (like yourselves) are jealous... pure and simple.

If interest keeps maintaining (actions speak louder than words), then we can keep enjoying this kind of news instead of things like rumors of spoiled Hollywood stars.

md
Cache, UT

@Esquire Still Bush's fault. That argument is way beyond lame.

Your president, BO, is the cause of the greatest American collapse since the great depression. He has lied so many times that it is getting to be the norm. He bypasses Congress, any chance he gets, because he "has a pen" with which to write executive orders to achieve his socialistic goals.

Tators
Hyrum, UT

@ Esquire:

If you do further research you would discover 2 primary things about the jobless rate you mentioned:

1) The jobless rate is going down because the number of part-time and temporary jobs have been increasing.

2) People who have run out of unemployment benefits and so are then categorized as no longer looking for employment are no longer counted in the unemployment numbers. If they were, the unemployment rate would still be very high... perhaps even double the number reported.

Bonus statement: The average family income is still on the decline in America. It's now over $4,000 less than when president Obama took office. Further proof that we are losing well-paying manufacturing type jobs and replacing them with low-paying service industry and part-time jobs. Certainly nothing the democrats can or should brag about.

FDRfan
Sugar City, ID

There are a lot of great candidates for 2016, and I'll be supporting the Republican nominee 100 percent."

Will the legacy picture of Mitt Romney be as a cheer leader for the Republican Party?

Star Bright
Salt Lake City, Ut

So you don't bother to read the article, that might inform you, but you are ready with your comments.

Romney can't win, if he says he's not running for office, than he should just go away, but you don't believe him. BTW, he is not the one who lied to gain the votes.

riverofsun
St.George, Utah

We must wonder why Romney has not started a foundation for less fortunate, but gifted, hard working young people?
He could teach them all he knows about business, and help them to prepare themselves for a proper career in finance, technology, education, etc. He could share his secrets!
There are numerous very successful Entrepeneurs, and others who have made great fortunes in America. These individuals have taken it upon themselves and are using their own millions and billions of $$ to help our country through difficult times.
Mitt does not have to be President to do this.
These generous individuals are making a difference.
"60 Minutes" featured this Sunday evening.
That would certainly make for more worthwhile news articles concerning Mitt Romney!

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

Bungalow:
So it's not newsworthy, but comment worthy? Got it. Lol

I think Mitt would have done some good things had he been elected, but realistically how much could he have done with a liberal senate that's about to become even more liberal because of the great divide in the GOP between RINOs and tea partiers? I don't agree with all of Rodney's political views either, but the GOP better gain some solidarity or the likes of BO, Reid, and Pelosi will continue to burn America to the ground. The GOP needs a strong charismatic leader to unite them and get our economy back on track. And to those saying it's getting better, it isn't. Part time and internship employment have risen dramatically, and the gulf between higher and lower SES has never been wider since the Great Depression...all under BO's watch while he soothed people with lies and false promises. And of course...even after 6 years, it's still Bush's fault. Give us a break.

Gildas
LOGAN, UT

I saw the movie too.

While Mitt is seen, accurately I think, as a basically good man, with some humility, a family man, sincere Mormon, with some good ideas, an appreciation that he is, as he put it, "Standing on his father's shoulders", I could not connect with the man.

Mitt seems very much to represent his own social group and his Party. With the best will in the world his background insulated him from the struggles of everyday folk. His education was apparently among his social class, he served, presumably, in the Church, in a rather "nice" neighborhood and stake.

Obama too is insulated from ordinary Americans and does not sympathize either. He attended Harvard, for pity's sake, and I understand privately educated before that. He mingled also with political types usually unfriendly to the United States culture.

My overwhelming impression, after seeing the film, was that the presidents that we keep getting just "complete the Plutocracy", as most "representatives" and senators are millionaires. The people don't buy it; they know and feel the contempt that the folk they vote for, once in office, have nothing but contempt for them.

Esquire
Springville, UT

All the Obama haters. You refuse to acknowleldge the progress made since January 2009 when he took office. Things were a mess. We were in a deep hole. Things have improved, but you won't give him credit. You want to blame him for all the bad that happened before he took office. You twist your facts, rationalize, justify, parse, and pursue other tactics to avoid being fair. You can't have it both ways, giving him all the blame and denying him the credit. You just can't accept the fact that he is President. Guess what? He is, elected by bigger margins, both times, than the guy before. Deal with it. I suggest something else. Stop trying to tear him down. It only weakens America. Put forth your constructive ideas for a change. Give us solid reasons to support whomever it is you want in the next election. You didn't last time. You put up a guy who couldn't hold to a position and whose whole reason to vote for him was he wasn't Obama. That's a flimsy basis for any candidate. So in 2016, do it differently. I dare you.

Billy Bob
Salt Lake City, UT

Esquire,

I will be happy to give Obama credit when it is due:
He seems to be a relatively good family man for a politician
He does pretty good on his NCAA Tournament Bracket yearly
I'm sure his golf game has improved since he became president
He is a pretty good speaker... when he has a teleprompter.

In your first comment you say that the "jobless rate has gone down". That is not true, as the jobless rate is different than the unemployment rate. There are two ways for the unemployment rate to go down. First, the good way, is for more people who are in the workforce to get a job. Second,the bad way, is for people to get discouraged and leave the workforce, lowering the labor force participation rate. The latter one is the one that has contributed most to the lowering of the unemployment rate during Obama's presidency. Do you really think it is a good thing that the job market is so bad that people are giving up?

As for constructive ideas for change, I have those, but I am just about to my word limit, so that will have to wait.

FT
salt lake city, UT

Looking forward to seeing the movie of our local icon. Hopefully it turned out better than his run for President or his one term as Govenor.

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