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Published: Thursday, Feb. 23 2012 2:00 p.m. MST

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Mcallen, TX

This looks good.

Grand Forks, ND

Everytime Santorum does poorly he claims some sort of Romney conspiracy. If he gets sick anytime soom I'm sure he will blame it on the Romney camp.

Farmington, UT

Since there's not enough news to report, let's invent some. That's job security for pundits and journalists. Hey, maybe they have an unspoken deal going........


Then again it could be as simple as Paul knowing he won't get the nomination and preferring Romney over Santorum because of a better match-up in November with Obama. There is no conspiracy to that--just being pragmatic.

Bountiful, UT

It is not an alliance. Paul simply does not NEED to waste valuable time and money attacking Romney when EVERYBODY else is doing it for him. Romney has been attacked constantly since the minute he stepped into the ring. The others are virtually ignored until they appear to contenders. They are the only ones that require additional attacks.

Romney has been contantly attacked by:

-Main stream Christians insisting he is not a Christian at every opportunity.
-Gay marriage proponants who likewise oppose his religion.
-Obama and the white house--including direct referances in the State of the Union address to Romney comments.
-Liberal pundits and democratic committee people.
-The liberla media (also focusing much on slandering his religion).
-Every Republican opponant, especially Newt and Santorum who can hardly be interviewed without attacking Romney.
-Most Fox News programs, who do not let a day go by without decieving the public into believing that nobody supports Romney's policies or qualifications. Accordig to them, ONLY the so-called "establishment" Republicans support Romney and that is ONLY because they assume he is the inevitable candidate or the only one that can beat Obama. (except in Nevada where Fox says they support him ONLY because they are Mormons.)

All Paul needs is to knock out the runner ups to Romney. Everyone else will take care Romney for him.

Roosevelt, UT

Mitt really could use some help. He would like the country to vote for him but this weeks budget he put forth has little thought put into it for the average American.

A report released Thursday by the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, however, projected that Romneyâs plan, adjusted for the lower tax rates announced this week, would add $2.6 trillion to the national debt over the next decade.

What doesnt he get?

Kaysville, UT

Last night's debate showed to me that even though these divergent men have their own beliefs, their principles sort of came together. However, Santorum would have been sunk without the evangelical support that came to him fortuitously due to Parry backing out at the time. Santorum never was in the evangelical camp but politics makes strange relationships happen.

In the debate last night, Mitt appeared to have more responses directed toward the Tea Party than Santorum did. Santorum was defending his actions for non-Tea Party actions he did as a Senator and Congressman. Ron Paul knows what it is like to be a Conservative at least in some of his beliefs. Republicans are not just one size fits all. That is good but the Democrats want to polarize everything to make it a one size fits all for their policies. People aren't that way. The Republicans accept more diversity, in actuality, than the Democrats. Democrats want a square peg for a square hold, etc. That is why there is a problem with the process for the last 3 years as this President doesn't realize the United States of America has citizens and others from all nations of the world. When we lived in the Philippines we had a person visiting and she heard that we eat with spoons, forks, and knives. That night when we had hamburgers from the grill, she tried eating her hamburger with a fork as she hadn't been around Americans. There is variety and healthcare and bailouts of companies is not normal, sort of like eating a hamburger with a fork. You can't force some things on people, even if it is for their own good. With our form of government, it can take years to do something. However, with the bailouts and healthcare bill, those types of things the President wanted in 10 minutes or less. He put too much pressure on Congress and the Senate to do their part in such an intricate procedure that affected hundreds of millions of people, now and the future.

Mitt is striving to show the Tea Party conservatives that conservatives come in a variety of packages, not just evangelicals, constitutionalists, economy and education conservatives, etc.

Kearns, UT

I had to chuckle- I just don't see Laura Ingraham and Rick Perry as a "meeting of the minds."

Syracuse, UT

Forget about the Romney/Paul alliance. How about the Obama/Media alliance. That deal is anything Obama says it good for the country and if there is anything negative then just don't report on it.


How about the lack of Ron Paul media? Vets marched on DC the other day and nobody has covered this ... saw the video on youtube but not on a news site yet.

Ron Paul doesn't need Romney .... he's WAY above Romney.

one old man
Ogden, UT

It's a lot of fun watching these people cannibalize one another.

But in the end, there's not one of them worth voting for.

blue springs, MO

ron paul, well his position in the photo pretty much shows he should be licking his wounds and going home. gingrich is a volcano ready to erupt, santorum not enough experience and doesn't know when to smile and stop talking. romney is the leadership our country needs. obama has twisted our mighty country into a pretzel and we are crumbling.

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

For better or worse, the Magic 8 Ball has made more decisions for more people than the president and congress combined. Days away from a must-win primary in his home state of Michigan, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney did not turn in a strong enough performance during the Republican presidential debate Wednesday to sway the vote, now RNC/GOP skeptics holding out for late-entry hero to save 2012. Obama's 2013 budget is a proposal to triple the tax rate on corporate dividends which now stands at 15 percent, a move that would have a severe effect on retirees. Obama is proposing to raise the dividend tax rate to the higher personal income tax rate of 39.6 percent, according to the Journal. The rate jumps to 41 percent with the planned phase-out of deductions and exemptions and then hits 44.8 percent with the 3.8 percent investment tax surcharge in RomneyCare-Obamacare. Of course, the White House wants everyone to know that this new rate would apply only to those filthy rich individuals who make $200,000 a year, or $250,000 if you're a greedy couple. You know thereâs either a spoken or unspoken deal between Romney and Ron Paul ). This is the sort of thing nobody in the media likes to talk about in Utah but everybody in the game knows is going on.

deep in thought
Salt Lake, UT

Shocking that a candidate would dare attack anyone but Romney. Either you are against Romney or you have a "secret pact with him". Lame stream media scores another brilliant discovery.

Iowa, Iowa

What about the Obama Santorum alliance they seem to be ganging up on Romney?

Gingrich and Santorum alliance? Gingrich is pulling back in Michigan to try and put Santorum ahead.

If Santorum can't play with the big dogs he better go home.

Gary Moore
Bountiful, UT

The essence of Ron Paul is the reconciliation of two philosophies that aren't always that easy to reconcile, social conservatism and libertarianism. Mitt Romney is weak as a social conservative, and is the polar opposite of a libertarian. Alliances require some common ground, and there is absolutely none between these two men.

Kansan by choice

As long as it is NOT a Romney/Paul ticket

Centerville, UT

"Ron Paul doesn't need Romney .... he's WAY above Romney."

Apparently not. Paul has a sizable number of supporters, but he is the only one who has not won a primary or a caucus. I wouldn't be completely opposed to a Romney/Paul ticket. In fact, Paul could pull Romney back onto the strait and narrow conservative path when he starts to go down the forbidden paths of big government, and Romney can keep Paul's feet on the ground when he start floating into the stratosphere of foreign policy.

Either way you look at it, it's a lot better ticket than a community organizer and a court jester.

Holladay, UT

Romney needs Ron Paul to win.

If no accommodations are made for Ron Paul, Romney loses the election against Obama. The Republican party has been sufficiently cracked with Ron Paul Republicans that could swing third party.

Republicans, time to understand what the Federal Reserve is, what monetary policy is, and start becoming literate in the works of Locke, Hayek, Von Mises, and Austrian Economics. If you continue to not bend on the issues, the Republican party will continue to fall.

Time for some real change.

What in Tucket?
Provo, UT

IF this is true it is good. Paul has a wonderful domestic agenda and obviously he and Romney are not at odds with it.

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