Chris B, relax, the Olympics were not in a "shambles", the bid team had
a scandal doing exactly what every other bid team had done for years, it would
have blown over no matter who was at the helm. The influx of federal money is
what helped the Olympics be a success. Yes, Mitt did a good job hosting an
international sporting event. He also had the help of many good people and also
took over a SLOC that was functioning relatively well. But Mitt took all the
credit, as he does. This article is interesting in that it gives
hardly any credit to the people that actually were in charge of the security of
the Olympic games. It mentions the military, a major factor in security, only in
passing. No, Mitt had very little to do with the actual security
plans of the Olympics. And that's fine. The profesionals dealt with that
aspect, as it should be.
I am impressed by Gov. Romney's actions on Sept 11. That kind of
uncertainty is hard to deal with, but it appears he did a pretty good job.
When Obama ran the first time I looked up his past experience and activities. I
found a lackluster state legislator who voted here 51% of the time,here, instead
of for or against legislation, was connected throughout his life to antiAmerican
groups and causes and had never held a real job or met a payroll. His actions
for over the past three years confirmed my research. He has proven to be
unethical, socialist and a wanton spend thrift. When I compare that with
Romney's record what a difference, He has proven to be an ethical, problem
solver who pays his own way and creates jobs. The choice is clear, a loser,
Obama or a winner, Romney.
How did Mitt handle a crisis? He played politics, and extracted a bundle of
money from the federal government. I don't see that he did anything for
anybody in the process (except building up his own credentials, of course). No
First--getting an opportunity isn't the same as getting a handout. Yup,
some people need help because of things beyond their control. But once those
things are accounted for, the opportuntity is theirs to take or mess up quite by
themselves. Some of us older folks are before those tweaks, and are glad others
get their opportunities. But we do the best we can. Second, it sounds like Mr.
Romney's getting excuses made for him, and 11-year-old ones at that. Hey,
he and I are the same age and I was better at stuff I did eleven years ago, too.
I was even better when I was fifty, and I'm sure Mr. Romney was, too, if he
can remember what he said and what he positions he backed when he was fifty!
When P.M. David Cameron said re. the Salt Lake Olympics being in the "middle
of nowhere", he failed to connect the dots. Romney was chairing the 2002
Winter Olympics when 9/11 took place. Romney was in Washington, D.C. when the
Pentagon was attacked, in the middle of the worst attack on the United States
since Pearl Harbor. His immediate concern, after his family and the families of
Olympic workers in Salt Lake City, was for the security of the Olympic games
only six months away. Romney managed everything precisely. Perhaps London
officials should listen to him instead of chortling about a supposed gaff.
@one day...we shouldn't be looking for hand-outs from the the
President. He needs to make America great. We make our own lives great. I
don't want a president that wants to fix every little issue that we go
through everyday. That's NOT his job. That's your and my job. He runs
the government. He makes sure that this country is on good footing. But he does
not pay my bills, he does not and should not be expected to take care of every
individual person the way you suggest. The President of the United States looks
out for America, the country and what it stands for. And then, in the process
are we the people edified. Not the other way around.
Chris B.Heaven knows I absolutely despise you on the sports page,
but when it comes to politics, you say it the way it should be said. Bless you
my friend.My wife and I made $13,700 last year. 8K went to school.
2K went to our church and other charities. We paid about $1,500 in taxes. Do
the math on what we lived on. We made it. It was tough, but we did it. Not one
single hand out. Not one single food stamp. Not one single PENNY from the
government. I couldn't care less how much Mitt pays in taxes.
It's because of people like him--who have to pay millions in taxes--that
the rest of us have what we have. While my taxes paid for a few bullets, his
paid for a few tanks. I'm grateful to people like him. I have a safe
country because of him. It reminds me of the movie "A Few Good
Men" when Colonel Jessop says, "I would rather you just say thank you,
and be on your way. Either way, I don't care (edited) what you think you
are entitled to." Thanks Mitt.
ute alumni -- exactly right. But when did Mitt become a liberal? Aren't
you describing him and his corporate buddies here?
The last time Romney held office was 2007. I have no interest in
what Romney has done almost 11 years ago. Since 9/11 took America
into not one, but two pointless wars under previous Republican leadership.
One day.Get over it.Take your pick.Obama or Romney Pretty simple.
to Chris B...I'm not an Obama supporter, but you like many
others are so blind with Romney, a business man will what is best for those on
the top, make more money, for us it will be the same. NONE of them is good to
run this country!
truthseekerwho does the fed get the money from?.....clue the %51 of us
that federal income tax.libs just don't get it. always wanting a hand
out and the government should do everything for us with our own money.
So, Romney wrote a book falsely saying Obama went around the world apologizing
and then proceeds to offend London officials and citizens with comments about
their Olympics. Way to lead Romney! Re;ChrisBFYI, the UT Olympics were a success, in part, due to a record amount of money
sent from the federal govt. to UT. The overall federal cost of the 2002
Olympics has been estimated at about $1.5 billion. Romney later touted his
efforts in his book about the Winter Olympics, “Turnaround,” writing
that he directed his chief Washington lobbyist “to bring in more federal
funding than had ever been appropriated for any Olympics, summer or
winter.” And he made his success in doing so a selling point when he ran
for governor of Massachusetts in 2002. “I was successful in organizing the
Olympics, got record funds from the federal government," he said then.
@chris Bbecause everyone knows Obama has done noting over the pst three
and a half years that has kept us safe from terrorist right? oh wait.
Chris b.You have brains.I thank your parents for giving birth to
P.S.Mitt,It's your fault I'm not rich. I paid
like $5000 in taxes last year and you paid many millions. Even though you and I
drive on the same roads, rely on the same military, and use the same police and
fire departments, you need to pay a lot more because I don't want to.If you don't, your selfish. I don't care how many millions
you paid in taxes, until you're as poor as me I won't be satisfied.
Sincerly, the left
The economy is in shambles. The Olympics were in shambeles.We can
choose 1) A guy who has a lifetime proven record of taking things in
financial shambles and making them not into financial shamblesor2) A guy who is likeable(aka he'd be fun to hangout and play