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Published: Saturday, March 3 2012 9:24 a.m. MST

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Gramajane
OAKLEY, ID

Makes sense to me too .

justjoe
henderson, nv

WHAT A SURPRISE.

Dennis
Harwich, MA

There are two things that over the years seem to stand out about Utah opinions. When religion or politics is the subject, keep it to yourselves.

Fitness Freak
Salt Lake City, UT

Its not only Utahns, the whole country understands that Romney can/will win the presidential election.

The only thing Romney must overcome is a lamestream media highly biased against ANYTHINNG Republican.

Without going into details concerning the poor leadership we've had the last 3.5 yrs, lets just say Americans will have a choice between a non-Washington insider who built, and built, and built, all kinds of organizations, and a "community organizer" who doesn't handle other peoples money very well.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

I suspect a majority of utah voters believe Romney is capable of miracles. The coverage of this guy in Utah has elevated him to almost cult leader status.

Ares
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Oh course Utah polls show that... he is Mormon. They would say David Archuletta could beat Obama.

JBQ
Saint Louis, MO

I am a Romney supporter. However, I am uneasy about the way that his campaign is being run. A good part of the problem is the "scorched earth" policy of his rivals. However, Mr. Romney has to be more definitive in his statements. Maybe after Super Tuesday, he will do this. There is no doubt that the key to the election is shaping up to be women. Mr. Obama appears to have done his "dying of Easter eggs early" and put all of his eggs in one basket in regard to the Contraception (abortion) Mandate. Mr. Romney has to respond to this one issue or it will become the "albatross of the 'Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner'".

Esquire
Springville, UT

Hardly surprising that Utahns think Mitt is the one. Who else would they pick? But it's all moot. President Obama should be re-elected. It's pretty simple. We really can't afford another run by the GOP. The last time they nearly killed us off.

David B.
Cedar City, UT

I'm a conservative and I'm very skeptical of Romney. The only real difference is color. Romney came out with Romneycare and other harmful things and Obama? Well we all know what he's all about that's for sure and thats not being an American leader. I wish we had John Wayne here in this case because he's the Real American,the standard of butt kicking you know putting boots to butts.When are these people in Washington going to realize that lip service doesn't cut it anymore and we're ready to hold all of them accountable.

RE
Kaysville, UT

I want my free contraception and cell phone from Obama. What else can I get?

no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

As we watch Romney make gaff after gaff, one wonders if there is a really giant mistake brewing on his horizon. As the other Republican candidates find it impossible to keep up with Romney's 2012 Election Bank Account, and fade into the back round, things will change. There will be less or no spotlight on Sandorum, Gingrich, and Paul. All the attention will be on Mitt. The pathetic misspeaking and confusion Mitt is so famous for, will be multiplied, replayed over and over, and brightly displayed for all the world to giggle at.

deep in thought
Salt Lake, UT

for all of you who say Utahn's will only vote for Romney because he is a Mormon - and I knew there would be several comments here before I even clicked on comments...consider our options.

Rick Santorum - Does NOT believe in separation of church and state, can't speak for 5 minutes without bringing up HIS religion, does not believe in birth control, thinks feminism is at the root of all evil, and thinks that colleges are liberal indoctrination machines. Obama would pulverize him like his Democratic opponent did last election. Republicans have certain "off limits" attack subjects like women's rights, women working, and birth control but the Democrats would nuke him to Newt's moon colony.

Newt Gingrich - Past ethics violations, history of volatility, people who worked with him says he is crazy.

Ron Paul - Great guy but people worry about his National defense stance.

Mitt Romney - Turned around Olympics, made millions in private sector, was a great Governor of Massachusetts, has impressive organizational ability.

The reason more people aren't behind Mitt Romney is because he IS Mormon. Utahn's can simply look past his Mormonism and see the clear picture. Let's all be honest with each other.

cjb
Bountiful, UT

The ideal canidate is one who doesn't want the office they are seeking. What they want is to serve well, they have something in mind they want to accomplish.

Romney has changed his position on many things, each change would make him more popular with the republican base, assuming people believe him. Doesn't anyone find it suspect, that he has made no change in his thinking that would have the effect of making him less popular, but one he made anyway because that is the way he really feels?

xert
Santa Monica, CA

Thank you, President Obama for restoring honor and the worlds respect to the Presidency and for getting one Mr. Bin Laden. Is our nation ready to go back to the Bush era? By the looks on the faces of the 1200 people at Mitts visit to Ford Field (cap. 60,000) and the voices of the people who utter phrases like "I guess I'd just hold my nose and vote for Romney, if it came down to that), it doesn't seem like even Republicans can get excited about a Romney candidacy. Instead of holding our noses and holding back our country, let's give this flawed (but purty derned awesome) president a congress he can work with and four more years. He has succeeded in getting so much done with road blocks every step of the way--I believe he'll do even more, with or without a majority, but it would be rather coolish to see him gain one and a couple of more Supreme Court nominations. OBAMA BIDEN 2012---Bin Ladens Dead and GM is alive. (Best quote evvvvverrrrrr.....)

Gildas
LOGAN, UT

Yes the polls show that most UTAHNS say they BELIEVE Romney is the only Republican presidential hopeful that can beat Obama. But that tells us nothing to the point:

Polls that compute actual levels of support for the four candidates in the scenario where each candidate was up against Obama, show that the BELIEF of most UTAHNS is unfounded.

Ron Paul is shown, in a poll where he is pitted against Obama, to be victorious.

I couldn't help but reflect, also, that most Utahns have been counseled in scripture to elect "good, wise and honest men" and to uphold the Constitution of the United States which imo is a far different thing than voting for either Romney, Santorum or Gingrich.

homebrew
South Jordan, UT

Utah also voted for and supported George Bush.TWICE!! Utah doesnt pick presidents. Thankfully, Obama will be re elected in 2012 The reason our problems exist, is because of republican administrations. Democrat Bill Clinton is the only administration to balance the budget in the last 30 years. Lets not go down that path again.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@deep in thought
Romney has called himself a progressive, said he was more liberal on gay rights than Ted Kennedy, had previously sought support from Planned Parenthood, and oh yeah there's that Romneycare thing, his total out-of-touch nature that reminds me a lot of John Kerry (who incidentally failed to beat a weak incumbant due to the meh feeling among his party base about him). Yes some people aren't voting for Mitt because of Mormonism, but if you think people aren't seeing the light that is Mitt Romney ONLY because of it... you're just as biased as the Ron Paul fanatics.

Anti Bush-Obama
Washington, DC

I will not sell out my freedoms by voting for Romney or Obama. I'm too good for that and this country is too good for that.

Doug10
Roosevelt, UT

It is nice for Utahans to choose Mitt and I will vote for him if he will help the country financially. I would also vote for Pres Obama if he would help the country financially. The party colors matter less to me now the country is in such a poor state.

Mitt is promising lots but has yet to hit the unmovable Congress so his promises might be short lived, the same problem the current president ran into. The problem is that if Mitt Romney followed his recently released program the country accrues 2.1 trillion in debt over the next decade.

How does this help anyone? Why don't these folks get it?

It would be nice for the American public to see a light at the end of the tunnel where we could see our way clear to paying down the deficit.

I would not care if Romney and Obama were on the same ticket, if they would fix the debt problem I would still vote for them.

I know Mr. Romney is a nice man, a loving husband ,a wonderful father, a successful businessman, a proud grandfather and he saved the Olympics but his plan, not his party's plan but his plan, will increase the debt and deficit. He brings no light at the end of the tunnel.

Today I will vote for the person with the tough plan, it is not enough to be a good business person, or a person who saved the Olympics, we need a person who will make the tough call.

Entitlements programs have to be cut back, government employees need to have a 4-6% wage cut for a finite period of time, military needs to get ratcheted down, overseas spending needs to be cut by 35%, healthcare cuts are needed, and every penny of those savings needs to go towards the debt.

The person who runs on that or a similar idea will never in a million years get elected but that is what it will take to get the country back on track.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

"Oh course Utah polls show that... he is Mormon. They would say David Archuletta could beat Obama."

In fairness, David Archuletta would probably do a better job than Obama.

"We really can't afford another run by the GOP. The last time they nearly killed us off."

Yeah, I know what you mean; all that debt that Bush put us in nearly killed us! It's a good thing we ended up with someone that stopped taking us down that path of excessive debt and trimmed government spending, or else there would be no hope left!

But seriously, guys, what did Bush do that "nearly killed us off"? And what is Obama doing differently? If you mention the wars, then why did the wars nearly kill us off? How does not being at war with terrorists in Iraq put us in a better situation today than we were in 2008? Why do you guys credit Obama for the death of Bin Laden and then ignore Bush's action of Saddam Hussein? (Personally I believe each president should get a small, tiny portion of the credit; the military did it, not the presidents).

I think the reason people say Bush nearly killed us off was because of the debt he added. So how does that make Obama better? Bush can start two wars and put us in debt, while Obama ends the wars and STILL adds MORE debt in a SHORTER period of time! (Less than half the time!) How is this better!?

Let's not even go to the destructive Healthcare bill that was shoved down our throats, breaking almost every campaign promise he made in the process.

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