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Published: Wednesday, March 7 2012 3:29 p.m. MST

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ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

evangelicals must want obama back in office as their boy, santorum doesn't have a chance. good luck to those that vote based on religion.

UtahBlueDevil
Durham, NC

HE may have "raked in delegates", but he sure left a lot laying around for others to rake up too. The over enthusiasm of the DN is comical. By every measure, Romney under achieved yesterday. I still think he will win the nomination, but he is leaving the door wide open for hard core conservatives to not support him. The south, which usually tilts elections one way or another has not gone will for him - and the mid west isn't supporting him either. He will still win, but he will have a tough job keeping "conservatives" motivated in the fall while not being able to angle to the middle to pick up the needed moderates.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

re:ute alumn

good comment

SammyB
Provo, UT

Utah Blue Devil,

Your statement is over the top. Romney did fabulously yesterday, especially in Ohio and Oklahoma where so many Democrats crossed over, according to CNN polls. How telling that the media refuses to give more than a mere mention to the amazing wins in 3 states where he won by far more than 50% of the votes. The enthusiasm is downplayed or hidden and the media pretends it is Romney's fault for not finding a way to win over the anti-Mormons. People are finally waking up to the unprecedented media bias against Romney. This is just reality, no spin.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

This really isn't Mitt's problem - it's the RNC. If evangelicals want to sit on their hands and sulk this fall if Romney is the nominee then let them do it - but PLEASE no complaining about 4 more years of OBama from these people. I have to second the motion to Glen Beck and Rush Limbaugh who also hate Mitt. These ultra-right conservatives have to float back to earth from OZ and understand that Ronald Reagan has been dead for 15 years and there is no "purist" conservative out there - certainly NOT Santorum or Gingrich. Perhaps evangelicals prefer the 2 time adulterer Gingrich? Ann Colter makes a great point about Mitt - she said Romney will govern VERY conservatively and she is right on. Ann is one of the few far right pundants that has their head on straight and understands the big picture.

coleman51
Orem, UT

So what this is really saying about evangelicals anti-Romney vote is that it is not so much that they disagree with his policies, but his problem is that he is a Mormon. What a sad indictment of the evangelical electorate. I guess they pick and choose what parts of the Constitution they want to believe in.

fowersjl
Farmington, Utah

My evangelical friends happen to like Mitt, and voted for him in the primary. Let's hope there are more like them out there, who are acquainted with Mormons, and even admire them. Mitt can win the nomination without the evangelicals, but not the general election, so we hope those folks in Tennessee, Oklahoma, South Carolina, etc. get it figured out before we go over the cliff.

tyndale1
Pullman, WA

Many evangelicals have demonized Mormons for so long that now they can't vote for one. Even though Mormons share or exceed evangelical family and christian values, and actually lead out in the fight for Proposition 8 that they all care so much about, still they say they don't know what to expect from a Mormon. I would say it is just this particular Mormon that they do not trust, but in reality it is Mormonism So visit our websites. Attend our meetings. Get past the detractors. You will like what we stand for.

David King
Layton, UT

@coleman51
"What a sad indictment of the evangelical electorate. I guess they pick and choose what parts of the Constitution they want to believe in."

Unfortunately, we LDS could say the same for ourselves. Mitt Romney supports the Patriot Act, the NDAA, and presidents declaring war instead of the Congress, as the Constitution requires. Where do you find in the Constitution permission for the federal government to mandate insurance coverage, which Mitt Romney advised should be a part of national health reform? Where in the Constitution do you find authority for bank bailouts, assassination of American citizens without a trial, or TSA pat-downs or body scans? Yet, whom do we LDS overwhelmingly support? Mitt Romney. Before we look at the mote Constitutional issues of the Evangelicals' preferred candidate, we should examine the Constitutional beams in the eyes of our candidate of choice.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

If you're going to let religion in the door, don't be surprised if it bites you. It has no business in politics.

barbara
Carlsbad, CA

I don't think I would stick my neck into the political arena at all, even if I had brains enough to do it. And if I had brains enough, I wouldn't do it in the first place. Who needs mountains and heaps of second-guessing critics piling it on day after day?
I applaud anyone who has the guts and ambition and the money to throw themselves willingly under the bus, because that's what politics is anyway.

UtahBlueDevil
Durham, NC

SammyB.. I am not sure where you get your media from, but here in North Carolina the media hardly is anti-Romney". In fact they are decidedly por Romney....not as over the top as is the DN, but absolutely pro Romney. In fact I challenge you to find a " liberal " major media outlet that hasnt been predicting Romney as the heir to the Republican nomination.

Romney does have an Evagelical issue.... But media problem.... Nope.

Simple Man
Riverton, UT

Typically, I believe that for someone to get elected president, there needs to be a passion for electing that person, similar to what Obama enjoyed last election. That passion to elect someone is what gets the fringe voters and fence sitters out that would otherwise not vote.

I doubt that the majority of people will have that passion for electing Romney because of, among other reasons, religion.

If Romney wins the presidential election, it will be because people have wised up to Obama and have a passion about getting Obama out of office, in spite of their religious bias against Romney.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

Evangelicals don't like Mitt but Mormons don't like anyone but Mitt. When Romney's winning 80-90% of the LDS vote... that's the most one-sided winning of any demographic by any candidate.

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

Mitt Romney

2012

I like trillionares.

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Bloodhound
Provo, UT

The main reason Romney is having problems with the Republican base is his past history of being a liberal/moderate New England Republican. The base doesn't believe Romney is a real conservative. I predict he will eventually win the Republican nomination. However, he will lose to Obama in the Fall.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

"My evangelical friends happen to like Mitt, and voted for him in the primary. Let's hope there are more like them out there, who are acquainted with Mormons, and even admire them."

fowersjl,

I'm sure there are. The article mentions that some states had a large percentage of evangelicals, such as Tennessee (with 76 percent), yet Santorum won by about 19 or 20 points. That means that certainly not all evangelicals are voting for Santorum, and I'm sure a fair amount are voting for Romney. I believe in the end their wisdom will get the better of their religious prejudice and they'll vote Romney over Obama in the end.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

"Evangelicals don't like Mitt but Mormons don't like anyone but Mitt. When Romney's winning 80-90% of the LDS vote... that's the most one-sided winning of any demographic by any candidate."

atl134,

You should check the percentage of blacks who voted for Obama. You'd be amazed. The difference is that knowing someone is Mormon gives you an idea what his values and beliefs are. Knowing someone is black shouldn't make a difference unless there's racism involved.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@Riverton Cougar
"You should check the percentage of blacks who voted for Obama. You'd be amazed."

Yes but make sure you compare apples to apples. For instance, Obama was pulling over 90% of blacks against a Republican so it was mostly a Democrat/Republican thing (especially since Kerry did almost as well among black voters). Romney's pulling 80-90% in a Republican primary. So the comparison would be Obama's numbers in the primary against Hillary(I'l consider Santorum + Gingrich + Paul to be one Hillary though we should expect more vote splitting when there's 4 options instead of two) and Obama was only getting 70-75% of black voters (he was getting lower percentages earlier in the campaign). Okay that's still a large amount, but it's a better comparison to Romney to use primarys result.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

Bigotry is alive and well in the good ol' U.S. of A.

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