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Published: Monday, July 28 2014 1:32 p.m. MDT

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Objectified
Richfield, UT

What a great idea and way to teach an extended family about their personal heritage and how and why we should all be more appreciative of the modern-day conveniences we usually take for granted. Feeling genuine gratitude is one one of the quickest ways of becoming personally happy... at least for me it is.

It would be great if more national leaders of the stature of Mitt Romney had a deeper appreciation for our American heritage and the traditional things that have made America great. In spite of his great personal wealth, Mitt regularly finds ways of keeping his life and personal priorities in proper perspective. Very admirable.

Every time I read another article about Romney, I can't help but think of the ever-growing number of people who have since suffered genuine voter-remorse since the last presidential election. Obama has since shown more of his true character which has driven his popularity poll numbers to all-time lows.

Except to hardcore left-wing liberals who remain skeptical of traditional reality, there's no longer any doubt things would turn out much differently if the presidential election was re-held today.

ThornBirds
St.George, UT

No.
Thinking Democrats, among others, remain extremely skeptical about Mitt Romney.
The rest of our lives are quite similar to yours.

Objectified
Richfield, UT

@ Thornbirds:

You do realize that "Thinking Democrats" is getting to be a fairly small group... nationally, but especially in Utah.
And who are the "among others" you refer to who are supposedly skeptical of Romney? Obama has given multiple times more reasons to be more skeptical of him and his policies over Romney and what he advocates. Our country's current situation, domestically and regarding foreign policy clearly bears that out.

I've spent a lot of time studying Mitt Romney's life along with his extensive private and public service histories. I no longer have any doubt that he would be an exceptional Commander and Chief. Would he be perfect? Of course not. No one is. But he undoubtedly would be much greater than any other president we've had since Ronald Reagan.

Liberal Democrats gnash their teeth at that statement. But it's the absolute truth. I've found that most of Romney's critics actually know very little about him beyond the outright lies and half-truths that were continually spewed by team Obama during the last presidential campaign. When anything is repeated often enough, people start believing it, regardless of whether it's true or not.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

@Objectified,

Enjoyed reading your comments.

Specifically the following:

"...When anything is repeated often enough, people start believing it, regardless of whether it's true or not...".

Excellent point.

You do realize Thinking Republicans represents an oxymoron.

To verify, ask Roger Ailes, at Fox News, whose credo is...We report it, you fall for it.

I'm sure Mitt Romney is a fine fellow.

His father was a remarkable politician.

Voters always knew what George Romney was all about and trusted his integrity.

One problem voters had during the election was trying to determine which Mitt Romney would receive their vote.

Voters never had that problem with his father.

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

@There You Go Again 10:55 p.m. July 28, 2014

Voters always knew what George Romney was all about and trusted his integrity.

One problem voters had during the election was trying to determine which Mitt Romney would receive their vote.

Voters never had that problem with his father.

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Actually they didn't have that problem with Mitt Romney either. They looked at him, evaluated him, dug through his flip-flops and etch-a-sketches, saw the truth about him and what he was (and is), and realized that he was by far the worst choice in the election field. They (rightly) chose the least worse alternative. Voters never had that problem with his father, who was truly a choice act.

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

I agree that polls are showing that in hindsight that many wish they had elected Romney instead of Obama.

However, had Romney won, I would bet that the polls would now be showing that people wished that they had elected Obama instead of Romney.

Typical buyers remorse. And very common for a second term president.

Not exactly the ringing endorsement for Romney that many make it out to be.

Flashback
Kearns, UT

Thinking Democrats? That seems like an Oxymoron. I've never heard those two words used together.

CHS 85
Sandy, UT

@Flasback

Kind of like "Compassionate Conservatism."

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

"Thinking Democrats? That seems like an Oxymoron. I've never heard those two words used together."

"Kind of like "Compassionate Conservatism."

"You do realize that "Thinking Democrats" is getting to be a fairly small group"

"You do realize Thinking Republicans represents an oxymoron."

Enough already people. This is our problem and the reason our congress cant work together.
There are smart people and good ideas on both sides. In fact, we need both sides to create balance.

It is not black and white. At least it didn't used to be that way.

Those who despise and view the "other side" with complete contempt is what is wrong with this country.

Objectified
Richfield, UT

@ There You Go Again

I originally wrote "Thinking Democrats is a oxymoron" because that is becoming more and more obvious to more and more people around the country.

But I decided to rise a bit above what others might view as contempt for the other political side and therefore changed my comment to be less offensive to liberals. I was sad to see that you stooped to doing it, except against Republicans.
You aren't as original, nor as bright as you seem to think regarding trite sayings. However, I'm glad you enjoyed my comments, as I also enjoyed yours... until I got to that part.

As you said, Mitt's father, George, was indeed a fine person of high integrity. In our current highly charged political climate, it's too bad more people can't see that the fruit doesn't fall far from the tree. Nor did it in this case.

In the ugly world of national politics, Mitt is an exception who actually uses personal scruples. Sadly, that bothers liberals because it makes Republicans in general look good and therefore empowers them.

I've studied Mitt's life in detail. He's the real deal.

Jamescmeyer
Midwest City, USA, OK

Objectified, thank you for your comments.

People have voter's remorse because every few months something Romney spoke out about turns out to be the case. They have voter's remorse because they're watching the things happen that educated voters already saw coming. Mitt Romney is, all things considered, a fantastic presidential candidate, period.

Get passed the election buzz, it's not 2012 anymore, and start looking at things the way they are. Study his actions, history, positions, and writings. Study Obama's, for that matter; of everything that's gone on, none of it is a surprise. Study upcoming candidates; don't dismiss Fox news for being too conservative while gluing yourself to CNN, MSNBC, CBS, or NPR.

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