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Published: Wednesday, Aug. 27 2014 7:29 p.m. MDT

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Jimbo Low
PLEASANT GROVE, UT

If he is not running, why is he everywhere? I would think a Bob Dole like disappearance would be more likely for someone who doesn't want to run.
Don't get me wrong--I would love to see Mitt trounce Hillary in a fair election where only those with IQs over 50 would be allowed in the ballot administration and counting process.
Go Mitt--represent the 53 percent!

FatherOfFour
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

So, if not Mitt who? My bet is that Santorum gets the GOP nomination next (he came very close last time). I don't see Chris Christie getting it because of way too much scandal baggage. I don't see Rand Paul making it through the primary process. Will Newt Gingrich try again? Herman Cain? Sarah Palin, maybe on her own TEA Party ticket? Donald Trump? As I look to the cast of republican leadership and featured CPAC speakers I just don't see who they plan to run next.

OneWifeOnly
San Diego, CA

Hillary hasn't said that she is running either. Seems all politicians think the electorate is stupid.

But Thanks! DN for my daily Mitt fix.

t702
Las Vegas, NV

Just look at the mess this great country is in right now: the economy is still in life support, debt exploded thru the roof, terrorism is much stronger than when Obama took office, we are leading from behind, Russia is rising and does not respect anything that Obama says,and what red line I didn't draw a red line in Syria all thanks to Obama. Mitt should run again this country is in need of his executive experience and business wisdom.

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

Run Mitt Run!

Esquire
Springville, UT

I'm not Mitt fan, and I don't think he is well suited to be President. Nevertheless, based on what I'm seeing, I'm about 90% sure he will run again, especially as the intra-party opposition is pretty pathetic. I think he will see how Hillary does and if anyone in the GOP catches fire (which won't happen), and then he will pull the trigger. "The people want me" will be his argument. Sadly, though, after being so insistent that he would not run, if he does, I'll consider him no better than any other politician whose word cannot be trusted and who lacks integrity. At least Clinton has never said no, just deflected on the topic. So, let's see about Mitt's integrity. And folks, we are talking about his integrity on this topic, so don't go dragging Obama into this as a way to defend or justify Mitt.

boneheaded, but not a smidgen
SLC, UT

there is no one in either party that could do what Mitt could do, but just like last time, there are too many takers, and low information voters to elect someone that really has talent and experience......hillary? clueless and tons of baggage. Heaven help the US.

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

@t702 1:53 p.m. Aug. 27, 2014

. . . this country is in need of his executive experience and business wisdom.

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You mean his "executive experience and business wisdom" driving companies into bankruptcy and sending jobs overseas. No thanks. That's the last thing we need.

True Megalomaniac
USA, MO

Let's not go through this again. A strong candidate and true statesman would more than likely have won the last election. Romney is not a strong candidate and struggles to get the Republican base behind him. We need a true conservative and not someone whose positions on important issues change with the crowd he is trying to please and with the position he is seeking.

FatherOfFour
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

Hillary will run. She has never ruled it out. I hope Elizabeth Warren runs, she would definitely have my vote. I can also see a handful of Democratic senators and governors (Ken Salazar, Bill Richardson) running, so I don't think Hillary will have an automatic lock on the democratic nomination. I also would love to see John Huntsman run, but I highly doubt he would make it through the GOP primary process.

waikiki_dave
Honolulu, HI

You would need an enormous ego to run for President again after losing twice before; hmmm, Mitt will probably try again.

BJMoose
Syracuse, UT

Father Of Four echos my sentiments exactly. Warren would be my first choice. Hillary would be second. Any Democrat would be next. Any Republican with the exception of Huntsman would be last.
For Jimbo Low your comment: "I would love to see Mitt trounce Hillary in a fair election where only those with IQs over 50 would be allowed in the ballot administration and counting process."
First of all excluding a segment of the population as you would like to do based on IQ would be unconstitutional. Secondly how would you expect Mitt to win if you exclude all the Tea Partiers (please reference your statement for explanation.)

A Guy With A Brain
Enid, OK

@ Furry1993 - Ogden, UT - @t702 1:53 p.m. Aug. 27, 2014 . . . this country is in need of his executive experience and business wisdom.-----------------------
You mean his "executive experience and business wisdom" driving companies into bankruptcy and sending jobs overseas. No thanks. That's the last thing we need."

So Mitt "only" drove companies into bankruptcy and sent jobs overseas, eh?

Do the words "honest objective investigation" mean anything to you?

Please tell me why Mitt Romney does not deserve the very thing you would demand if we were to investigate YOUR life.

Uncle Rico
Sandy, UT

@ Esquire

Your argument is poor. You are using his "I'm done" with running, and trying to now use it against him by calling it an integrity issue if he does run again. Thats like saying, I think I'll retire, than if you decide to go back to work, you somehow lack integrity? Where does this type of thinking come from? Last time I checked, we live in America and people are free to change their minds. If Mitt wants to run again, great, why is this a problem. We got a guy in the white-house who tells the Russian Ambassador to "Wait until the election is over" wink wink, Putin thinks he's a joke and ignores Obama and I read your post about Romney losing integrity if he runs again?

Schnee
Salt Lake City, UT

Can we just stop asking Romney, Clinton, etc this question until at least January? They're not going to say yes until they're about to declare it and we don't need a 2.4 year campaign. The last couple were long enough as it is.

Johnny Moser
Thayne, WY

Some people have the knack of bringing the money to the table. Mitt does that better than anyone out there. Whether he is running or not makes no difference if we can out donate and out spend the other team. I wish Mitt was on his second term now but have accepted that we will not even get a first term. My vote is still for Conde Rice if we are going to draft someone for the party on this election.

Kaotic
USA, UT

Why would anybody vote for Romney? He got trounced in his home state in the 2012 election because they knew what he is was all about. No good. He says one thing and does another and changes his stance on the issues like his underwear. He is rather flakey and certainly not a good man to run this country. Do us all a favor Mitt and ride off into the sunset to one of your extravagant retreats and leave the politics and such to people who want to help the middle class and less towards your corporate cronies.

GaryO
Virginia Beach, VA

Uncle Rico -

"Putin thinks he's a joke and ignores Obama . . . "

It's interesting how "Conservatives" are so fascinated with Putin . . . So fascinated that they really CARE about Putin's feelings.

So Putin thinks Obama is joke? How do you know that? And why would you think Romney isn't a bigger joke?

. . . Because Romney would respond with mass force at the slightest hint of aggression?

It sounds like you "Conservatives" want a Fuehrer, not a President.

You certainly don't want the kind of President that would do any good for this nation.

Haven't you learned over the last couple of decades that when "Conservatives" get their way, NO good results?

Flashback
Kearns, UT

Jimbo Low, you can't use the words Democrats and fair election in the same sentence anywhere east of the Mississippi.

NedGrimley
Brigham City, UT

GaryO: "It sounds like you "Conservatives" want a Fuehrer, not a President."

Hey, the Dems are happy with the one in office now, why can't the Repubs follow suit?

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