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Pro-Romney group co-opts Mormon slogan ‘Choose the Right’

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  • zoar63 Mesa, AZ
    Aug. 10, 2012 3:57 p.m.

    Hollywood celebrities are one of Obama’s biggest supporters and contribute a lot to his campaign at the same time condemning American capitalism. Yet it was this same system which they condemn that made them their millions they all enjoy. Now if that is not the ultimate in hypocrisy.

  • Aker Greenwood Village, CO
    Aug. 9, 2012 8:28 p.m.

    As an LDS Church member who happens to be a Democrat I'm not sure I like this phrase being used for political purposes. No thinking person seriously believes one political party has a monopoly on being 'right' anyway. Still, I'll support this group's free speech rights to use whatever phrase they'd like.

  • freedomingood provo, Utah
    Aug. 8, 2012 5:07 p.m.

    Is nothing sacred? As if the mormon church really endorces the right wing? People are making a lot of assumptions.

    I'm sure Christ will come soon with his plan to concentrate wealth in the hands of a few.

  • AreaReader Suburbs, PA
    Aug. 8, 2012 5:07 p.m.

    I'm not a lawyer or an elections official, but it sure looks like this group is violating all kinds of election finance laws.

    Furthermore, they seem to be altering the Romney campaign's trademarked logo. The Romney campaign should be sending them a cease and desist letter.

    Hope the Choose the Right people have some good lawyers.

  • antodav TAMPA, FL
    Aug. 8, 2012 4:55 p.m.

    Or in Mitt Romney's case, Choose the Slightly Less Left of Center. :-P

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Aug. 7, 2012 8:43 p.m.

    Mtt Romney doesn't get all his choices for who supports him and that isn't all that bad. It give people an opportunity to see what other people, not from the specific campaign are thinking and saying. This is a free country and free speech is a blessing as well as a hindrance for some people in and out of politics. We need to be willing to let people bring this flavor into the campaign. I see the Chicago group spending millions with the old Obama crew from DC trying to spin unworthy items into the news arena. They are fearing their Democratic Convention and the reality that they have a candidate that spun the spin on them 4 years ago. I know Mrs. Clinto is probably cringing everytime she thinks about giving up four years ago. She would have done a better job than this President as she has had some experience with the Oval office. This President could have had good people in his administration but he chose people with an agenda against the policies of Presidents and Congress for 200 years. They wanted a wholesale change after his 3 1/2 years in office of CHANGE.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 7, 2012 12:45 p.m.

    @Riverton Cougar
    "Has anybody noticed that now the anti-Romney comments are becoming less and less supportive of Obama, but rather simply being anti-Romney? "

    Polling shows that Romney supporters are the ones much more likely to be anti-other-guy voters than Obama supporters. This is an article about a pro-Romney group so it's not surprising that the comments are more pro or anti Romney whereas articles about Obama are more pro or anti Obama.

    @A1994
    "Tonight, while the unemployment rate is at 8.3%, while the economy languishes, Barack Obama is at Harvey Weinstein's place in Connecticut for a $35,000 per plate fund raiser. "

    He's doing that because Romney out-fundraised him the last three months and this wouldn't be a problem at all if it weren't for the Republican massive load of super-pac money. Do you think Obama's supposed to unilaterally disarm? Fundraisers wouldn't be so necessary if we got big money out of politics. Besides, Congress has to pass the bills for him to sign.

    "Can you Obama supporters point to even ONE thing"

    We've gained private sector jobs 29 straight months.

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    Aug. 7, 2012 12:18 p.m.

    To "Furry1993" what in Romney's past would suggest that he will simply give money to his cronies? Assuming there is some evidence to support your accusations, how is it any different than the record of Obama? Remember Solindra was filled with Obama cronies. The Keystone pipeline's demise means millions for Soros. There are companies like ECOtally, Abound Solar, Nevada Geothermal Power, Ener1, and Amonix all were given millions of taxpayer money by Obama, and the only people who benefited were the owners, many of which are strong Obama supporters. What about the billions given to the UAW in the form of Chrysler?

    If you are against crony capitalism, why are you only against it for Republicans while supporting it when it comes from Democrats?

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Aug. 7, 2012 7:51 a.m.

    holly56 said:
    This is so wrong. Don't use a widely used and accepted religious slogan for political reasons. You're tainting its meaning...

    I agree and think it's injecting the LDS church into political filth.

    This will backfire if mit doesn't shut it down.

    ...and I have no affection for mit or the church.

  • holly56 LOVELAND, CO
    Aug. 7, 2012 1:58 a.m.

    This is so wrong. Don't use a widely used and accepted religious slogan for political reasons. You're tainting its meaning...

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Aug. 7, 2012 12:25 a.m.

    I volunteer to be the one to remind Rick that one candidate in this election TAUGHT Constitutional law. It wasn't Mitt.

  • annewandering oakley, idaho
    Aug. 6, 2012 9:45 p.m.

    How offensive. Every day I grow more disgusted with people insisting on making Romney the Mormon choice. He is a political candidate, nothing more and I, for one, do not appreciate my religion being drug down in the political dirt.
    Hopefully Romney will disavow this overly rambunctious group or at least rein them in. Is this slogan copyrighted I hope?
    I know I will never use it again.

  • Rick2009 MESA, AZ
    Aug. 6, 2012 9:31 p.m.

    I think that this group may know about the Constitution than Romney does. He is not a student of the constitution, but hopefully more than our current president.

  • yarrlydarb Ogden, UT
    Aug. 6, 2012 9:09 p.m.

    You could vote for Romney and you'd be choosing the "right" but it would be wrong.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 6, 2012 7:55 p.m.

    Re: Mark B Eureka, CA
    "I think I prefer the slogan used by an old SLC car dealer - "Come to Zion"."

    Choose The Right is a catchy phrase, will resonate with the vast majority of active Mormons, and certainly beats Obama's slogan which is: "Gimme 4 More Years And Maybe I Can Do Something About Our Unemployment Problem".

  • ironmania San Diego, CA
    Aug. 6, 2012 7:02 p.m.

    Waste of money. The only ones who would be persuaded by such a slogan are LDS, and they are already effectively a voting bloc in favor of MR.

    Their money and efforts would be better spent going out to swing states like OH and PA and helping the campaign with old-fashioned voter registration and get-out-the-vote work.

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Aug. 6, 2012 5:14 p.m.

    I think I prefer the slogan used by an old SLC car dealer - "Come to Zion".

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Aug. 6, 2012 5:00 p.m.

    @Riverton Cougar

    "Has anybody noticed that now the anti-Romney comments are becoming less and less supportive of Obama, but rather simply being anti-Romney?"

    Yes. When GDP grows at 1.5% and unemployment is over 8% for 41 straight months, then you start to hear talk of Romney being a felon, Romney not paying his taxes for 10 years (some guy said) and Romney beating up gay kids.

    Here is the fact. Tonight, while the unemployment rate is at 8.3%, while the economy languishes, Barack Obama is at Harvey Weinstein's place in Connecticut for a $35,000 per plate fund raiser. (Most 'working Americans' can afford $35,000 a plate, right?)

    I am so sick of the hypocrisy of the American left and the uneducated comments that attempt to make Romney look like he broke the law. There is NO plan from the Democratic Party. Nothing. Can any one of you Obama supporters point to even ONE thing that says another four years is going to make the country and the economy better? Even ONE thing?

  • LValfre CHICAGO, IL
    Aug. 6, 2012 4:54 p.m.

    @Riverton Cougar

    I never liked Romney and I don't like Obama either. I felt Ron Paul had the best ideas to get this country back on track financially and civilly. Romney is just as sketchy to me as Obama and I don't necessarily trust either. Plus, they both seem okay with more violence and wars which I'm completely against. Get our troops home (save lives and gain foreign respect again), cut our expenses substantially (especially give-aways and war ... we'll save trillions there alone almost immediately), give American's their freedoms (gay marriage, marijuana, whatever .... are we a free country or not?).

    Am I the only one who feels that the "Spread of Democracy" and "Operation Iraqi Freedom" as we call them are just modern day crusades again from a Christian superpower nation? And you wonder why we're hated!

  • Aggielove Cache county, USA
    Aug. 6, 2012 4:52 p.m.

    Would you rather see, choose the wrong?

    Chris B, your choice of people to hang with, is a bit odd.
    If your going to choose a Demmy to hang with, at least choose Clinton.

    Obama, would be like hanging with the kid who can't make a free throw, or get a hot date!

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    Aug. 6, 2012 4:41 p.m.

    As silly or lame as the slogan is, it is accurate. Has anybody noticed that now the anti-Romney comments are becoming less and less supportive of Obama, but rather simply being anti-Romney? It's because Obama is indeed a poor choice for the upcoming election. Don't buy into the "created jobs" lie. If it weren't a lie, the private sector might actually be doing fine. But it's not.

    Romney is the way to go. You may not like him (listening to too many lies from the left), but you have to admit that our best hope for this country is to vote for him.

  • LValfre CHICAGO, IL
    Aug. 6, 2012 2:15 p.m.

    @toosmartforyou

    "(Can't wait to hear the howling in November should Romney win........)"

    You won't have to because he won't. Not that Obama's any better ...

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 6, 2012 2:08 p.m.

    @toosmartforyou
    "Toooo funny....no matter what he chose you'd find fault with it."

    This wasn't a Romney campaign decision, it's something made by an outside group that supports Romney so he didn't choose this.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Aug. 6, 2012 1:06 p.m.

    Com-mon, anti's----why don't you blame George Bush for the slogan you don't like??? Toooo funny....no matter what he chose you'd find fault with it. How many people really know thing one about the LDS religion, let alone what CTR means?

    This is better than "Change you can believe in" which bankrupted the country and kept unemployment way off the charts------but that was George W's fault too, wasn't it? Have you heard Harry's false rant about Mitt not paying taxes? I wonder where is his outrage against Timothy? (Oh, he's a Demo so it's ok I guess.)

    (Can't wait to hear the howling in November should Romney win........)

  • Schwa South Jordan, UT
    Aug. 6, 2012 1:05 p.m.

    Be careful about how much you actively inject your religious views into the campaign, or you set yourself up for becoming a target.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    Aug. 6, 2012 12:58 p.m.

    @ute alum

    "better than choose the left. keep drinking the obama kool aide"

    it is that type of brilliant retort that will win Obama the campaign, great use of your free speech, keep up the good work.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 6, 2012 12:35 p.m.

    @Chris B.
    "A guy who is very cool to hangout with and is "almost breakeven" on jobs during his presidency after having spent trillions to fix the problem."

    Actually Romney said that a new president should get 6-12 months of leeway in order to get their policies in place. That's his excuse for his being 50th in job creation his first year as Governor and then increasing after that. If we apply the 6 month standard to Obama he's actually +3 million private sector jobs. +4 million if we give 12 months of leeway.

    @Craig Clark
    "My guess is that Team Romney is grinding its teeth over this one."

    Absolutely. This group just screams "I'm voting for Mitt because he's Mormon". It's just a good thing that Rafalca isn't a white horse or else it'd probably get worse.

  • Furry1993 Clearfield, UT
    Aug. 6, 2012 12:22 p.m.

    To ute alumni 11:49 a.m. Aug. 6, 2012

    furry1993,
    better than choose the left. keep drinking the obama kool aide

    -----------------------------

    Are you claiming my border collie is "the left"? As I have said on many occasions, that's for whom I'm planning on voting -- Jillyan B. (for Border) Collie will be my write-in vote.

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    Aug. 6, 2012 12:08 p.m.

    "Choose the Right" is certainly catchier than their first choice which was
    "If You Could Hie to Kolob."

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Aug. 6, 2012 11:49 a.m.

    furry1993,
    better than choose the left. keep drinking the obama kool aide

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    Aug. 6, 2012 11:44 a.m.

    Choose the Right has an LDS hymn book meaning and a political meaning Romney is trying to distance himself from to capture the ideological center he needs to win. My guess is that Team Romney is grinding its teeth over this one.

  • Furry1993 Clearfield, UT
    Aug. 6, 2012 11:41 a.m.

    I will be choosing the right. That's why there is nothing that could convince me to vote for Mitt. Mitt acts only to rake in money for himself and his cronies, to the detriment of the people he has to walk all over to get that money, and everyone else can go hang. That is NOT what this country needs.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 6, 2012 11:33 a.m.

    Lame slogan. However, our choices for president are:

    1) A guy with a proven 30 year history of making unprofitable things profitable

    or

    2) A guy who is very cool to hangout with and is "almost breakeven" on jobs during his presidency after having spent trillions to fix the problem.

  • Moderate Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 6, 2012 11:32 a.m.

    Sounds like a group encouraging Romney to honestly move to the right - to walk his talk.

  • non believer PARK CITY, UT
    Aug. 6, 2012 11:32 a.m.

    Choose the Right, well that is certainly a stretch!

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Aug. 6, 2012 11:28 a.m.

    how often does obama bring up his religion?........... that's what I thought. This election is NOT about religion, it is about the economy and obama's terrible financial policies.