I hate politics. Bash the other guy to death then turn around and support him.
It reminds me of the old Saturday Night Live skit where the news anchor goes on
and on and on ranting and raving about something then stops and says... never
mind. Mitt WILL kill Obamacare and isn't that the only thing that really
matters in the end?
Santorum is saying that because Romney is the only things standing between him
and the nomination. He’s using the same tactic Gingrich used at the
debate when CNN moderator John King asked about the allegation that he had asked
his wife for an “open marriage”. It worked for Gingrich; the media
pretty much backed off that issue. Maybe it will work for Santorum. I’m
not saying I’m a Romney fan but I do think there’s a certain amount
of desperation with Santorum as the numbers close in on him more and more.
@patriot"Mitt WILL kill Obamacare and isn't that the only thing
that really matters in the end?"Assuming he's elected and
he has the house and senate and is able to get past a Democratic senate
filibuster (we had to get 60 to pass it, Democrats will sure as heck not let
that get taken away without Romney needing 60).
I understand how we got the Tea Party, but these people are scary: no ideas, no
compromise, just threats and inane arguments. I feel like a lot of former
Democrats did in 1980 - I didn't leave the party, it left me. It's
going to seem pretty insincere when Santorum and Gingrich endorse Romney in 4
weeks. I don't love Romney but I think he could be the perfect
person to look objectively at Obamacare since he understands better than the
others what works and what doesn't work. He also understands how to work
with both parties and diverse groups. What we don't need more of is
politicians who say my way or the highway...
Not yet, but the competition is tough.
santorum is desperate. he stands no chance. Mitt will clobber obama.
A far better question: Is Obama the worst Democrat ever?
Worst - hardly. Working really hard to go that direction, yes. In his former
life, he tried to be a principled leader of all those he was voted to represent,
right and left, without compromising his standards. To become president, he
has had to take silly stands that not only pointless, but things he knows as a
very smart man he will not be able to deliver on.As Patriot says, if
all he accomplishes is repealing Obamacare, he will in fact be one of the worst
decisions we could make. Voting in someone who is simply against something is a
waste of four years of presidency. If Obamacare is wrong for the country, I
want someone who isn't simply against something, but actually brings
something to the table that solves the problem. If Obamacare was the wrong
bandaid for the soar, simply ripping the bandaid off and leaving the soar
exposed doesn't solve anything - it in fact makes the problem worse.I hope to have an option to vote for someone who will actually be
"for" something, not just against something. If Romney is simply
against things, then yes, he could become the worst Republican.
Mitt started out this campaign by focusing on the things he is capable of and
believes in, his strengths and achievements, and what he believes he can
accomplish as President. But over the course of the debates he has been pulled
into negative campaigning due to...mainly...having to defend every little thing
he says, and countering all the charges and accusations made by his opponents.
Perhaps he was a little naive in believing a campaign based on issues would be
successful, but I think that is how it should be. By the time opposing
candidates in any type of election spend all their time and money saying things
about their opponents, we as voters have learned little about the ideas and
views of the candidates themselves. I sometimes go to vote, wondering what a
particular candidate actually believes in, or hopes to accomplish. I support
Mitt Romney, and I hope he is eventually the candidate, and that the rest of the
Republican candidates, and the Party, will support him completely.
I would say the worst republican in my life history is Nixon. The list of worst
democrats would be a long list. NO Mitt Romney is not even close to the
worst. He is a man of honor and integrity. The democrats and liberal media are
doing their best to slam him down. Hollywood moguls and other celebrates are
trying to bash him because of his values. truly not hollywood standards. so Mitt is the best since Bush and Regan ! Our country needs Mitt Romney as
president and Ann as the classy first lady.of course the democrats will do
all they can to knock him down. santorum a man whom would ruin our country
because of his mouthing off gingrich i just do not trust him, paul well he must
be smokin something daily to think he can be a good leader.
patriot ponders "Mitt WILL kill Obamacare and isn't that the only thing
that really matters in the end?"What matters in the end is
finding a solution to rising health care costs. You don't believe
Obamacare is that answer - OK - what is the answer? I haven't heard Mitt
offer any solution to the problem.Curious what makes you certain
that Mitt will kill Obamacare? Because he said he would? Scary thing about
Mitt is he is VERY comfortable with lying. He's hooked you, so mission
When are Republicans going to stop being the "no" party and express some
of their own ideas on to solve the health care crisis in the USA? People are
suffering with the ridiculously high costs.I wish more voters would research
Romney care more carefully instead of just accepting what the "talking
heads" have to say. Romney was in a very heavily democratic state where he
congress overrode his vetoes on Health care.They changed it even more after he
left. Ther is also a difference between a nationwide and a state healthcare
solution. After all, the core idea was conservative in origin! Newt Gingrich and
the conservative Heritage Foundation among many others supported the idea of the
individual mandate in some form.Even Ronald Reagan signed the Emergency Medical
Leave and Active Labor Act (Part of COBRA) that required hospitals to provide
emergency medical regardless of their ability to pay.
Patriot is right on. Aren't we all sick of politics? And to think we have
so many more months to go. Pass the Excedrin. Santorum and Gingrich are
reduced to labeling, name calling, and basically anything else that is
desperate. So much for issues. And Mitt will kill Obamacare because there are
a number of democrats who dislike it also.
Bush was worse.
No not the worst. He lies the most of any GOP candidate I have seen. Most GOP
candidates have the arrogance of never admitting mistakes ever, but Mitt tries
to change his stance and act like it never happened. The ultimate flag pole
politician--changes his stance with the wind of the day.As for
health care, I agree, let's allow the good folks in the health insurance
industry determine what's a favorable price and coverage--it's worked
so well for us now. Repeal Obamacare if you want, but what will you do to fix
the problem? Health Care in my opinion is a fundamental right and people should
not be denied coverage because they get sick and the profit margin isn't as
good. Do private businesses get to control the water prices? No, why should
the human essential of basic health be different. Single payer or government
option should be used. That would allow businesses not to have to provide
coverage for employees and make them more competitive globally.
Santorum is absolutely right!He is right about the media distorting
what he said, and he is right that Romney is the WORST Republican to challenge
Obama on Healthcare Reform!And if you are not going to challenge
Obama on Healthcare, you have a tough battle challenging him on economy, foreign
policy, or even "social issues" (like the "war on women" battle
over contraception coverage).We must face the facts. Romney is a
Moderate Republican, at best. Some people call that a RINO (how Mike Lee can
maintain any sense of integrity endorsing Romney is a puzzle to me). Even Jon
Huntsman is more Red than Romney!So the contrast between Romney and
Obama is just not that great. A vote for Romney is NOT a vote for real change!
And if you don't support real change, then why not just keep Obama in
I supported Romney in 2008. His campaign was focused, intelligent, and generally
positive.This time around, however, he has stooped so low in the mud
to fill his sling, he has lost his own message, and lost track of how many times
he has contradicted himself.That is the result of the "anything
to win" approach he is taking this time.How the great have
NewsFlash: Political Pundits spin the truth! GASP!Ever get the
feeling that a Santorum presidency would be four years of this event...on
steroids?He gets way too rattled. This is not good behavior for Pres. but
great prep for his next gig as the newest member of the Fox News Lonely
Santorum claims to be the most like Reagan. Reagan's 11th commandment was,
"Thou shalt not speak ill of other Republicans." I don't care what
you think about Romney, he is by far and away better than Obama.
@ I M LDS 2I don't get the radical right (or left) thinking and
being a Mormon. If Mitt is a Moderate, then it is "at best" not at
worst. I wish he were more moderate...I guess you haven't been
paying much attention to how deeply the far right Evangelicals hate Mormons.
Big Rich..Excedrin has been taken off the market. That political headache
will need to be treated with something else.
Who came up w/ the headline? Comic book guy from The Simpsons?
I believe Mitt is the best candidate to work with congress. He may not be the
2nd coming of Ronald Reagan that the republican party is looking for, but this
is a different time and we need someone that can work with both sides of the
isle. I believe in Mitt's integrity and character more than any other
People are asking what would we do if we retract Obamacare seem to have short
memories. From the get go, many Republicans brought up two major things that
are driving costs way up. 1) The cost of medicine and 2) the cost of insurance.
For 1), open the borders to allow Canadian meds into the country. We have to
study them to make sure they meet our standards you say? How long have the
Canadians been using the drug? It should make for a short finding mission to
see if it meets those standards. For 2) Liability Insurance for Doctors has
gone through the roof. I have personally talked to some where private practices
are paying way into 6 figures for insurance and that was more than a decade or
two ago. Set limits on what someone can sue a doctor on and their expenses go
down decreasing the cost. California already has this in place.
Folks, in case some of you have forgotten, Romney is a Mormon. The greatest
strength for the Republicans is in the South. Southern Baptist country. Think
for a second. Are those Mormon haters going to vote for a Mormon or are they
going to stay home?Utah is a joke with the minor number of Electoral Votes
it has. You can love Romney but he can't beat Obama. He has stepped on his
tongue so many times that he will never recover.Santorum may carry the
South but he'd never carry the east coast or the west with the exception of
Utah, Idaho and Arizona.And Newt? Newt is Newt and has enough baggage to
fill a 747.I actually wonder if Mormons are ready to face the persecution
that will result in the fall out if Romney were to win. This is going to be a
tough few months for Mormons.I'm betting $10,000 that Romney will be
etch a sketched out in convention.
Re: alt134It still will need funding. That can be stopped. The
majority don't want it.
Re: Owlmaster2Don't forget, the Republicans best campaign
motivation is Obama himself. That should overcome the religion issue.
To Mountainman 3:22 p.m.Is Obama the worst Democrat ever? Not even
close. President Carter holds that position hands down, with LBJ and, perhaps,
Woodrow Wilson being worse. And President Carter isn’t even the worst
President ever. That designation goes to George Walker Bush.
Not sure if he is the worst ever, but...Mitt appears to be a
disappointment to many. He had immense respect of voters as he was "just
different" from the other candidates. He seemed clean and pure, not only
because of his back round, but because of his ideals and his convincing
words.Recently, however, things have gone a different direction. We have
video recordings of him saying one thing, then switching to the opposite of what
he had previously said. He offers no explanation for this. One might think, he
has made a mistake, and misspoke? He again, within a short time, repeats this
type of confusing behavior.He is now being caught in lies. Both the
conservative and liberal media is producing proof of this, again through video
coverage.What has happened to Mr. Romney? Why is he going against his
upbringing and values. Does he think that those who have been such strong
supporters of his campaign do not notice this?
patriot-Obamacare is not the only thing that matters in the end. I
hope you have a more rounded view of politics, because Mitt Romney has great
traits, but he also has some Mr. Hyde tendencies.Mitt Romney is not
a friend to the Constitution. With the support of the NDAA, Patriot Act,
Executive privileges to declare war (which power actually rests with the
legislative branch), among support of other blatantly unconstitutional acts,
Romney doesn't have a sound understanding of our government structure. Sure Romney is a great manager, but we don't need a manager. We
need someone who knows how to downsize.
On the internet site there is an electoral map that shows what states are a lock
for Obama and what states would be a lock for any Republican. Obama has 196
electoral votes and 181 electoral votes for the Republican.161
Electoral votes are considered up for grabs. Some of those states are NV, CO,
NM, MO, IA, WI, MI, OH, PA, VA, NC, NH, FL. 270 needed to win the election.So the big question is this, which of these states Romney more likely to
win vs. Santorum and visa versa. IA was razor thin close between the two. NV won
by Romney. Missouri won by Santorum in a non-delegate event. MI won by Romney,
OH won by Romney, PA likely to be won by Santorum (perhaps), VA won by Romney
but Santorum not on ballot, NH won by Romney, FL (26 big electoral votes) won
big by Romney).Much has been talked about the backlash of
evangelicals if Romney is the nominee putting the some Southern states at risk
but could there be a Mormon backlash if Romney say is dumped at the convention
that would put NV, CO and even FL in the Democratic camp for sure?
Yup, I agree. The press doesn’t necessarily tell the truth.
May I respectfully request that Deseret News take this article and picture of
Mitt Romney off of your website top of the page? It's been there for days.
I'm tired of it, and it annoys me.
Romney is a wolf in sheeps clothing