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Published: Friday, Aug. 31 2012 5:00 p.m. MDT

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I'm not politically illiterate. I look at it this way..

If my football team wins and I missed it, I say "Oh man, I wish I saw the game."

If my candidate wins an election, I don't say "Oh man, I wish I saw his speech."

Utah Girl
Vernal, UT

Since I had to work, I just recorded both of them and watched them when I got home. There was much about the Convention that I didn't want to listen to, like all the "talking heads" constantly analyzing everything, so I was able to fast forward through things I was not interested in. Clint Eastwood's speech was a little odd, but I thought he made some good points. Loved Marco Rubio's speech, and the testimonials given by the older couple from Mitt's ward. There were other speeches I would like to have heard, such as the ones by the Olympics participants, but the talking heads were busy talking. I loved Mitt's speech, although he seemed a little uncomfortable and out of his element. He has a difficult time with public speaking, but his strengths in economics, job creation, and other related areas are what we need right now, not a great orator. He does his best work with smaller audiences, and with business conference type settings where he can speak one-on-one with people.

We watched the game last night, and it was great. Looking forward to a good season.

Counter Intelligence
Salt Lake City, UT

"Neither. There are plenty of us Mormons who don't like either one of them"

I am not non-LDS and fine with both (and I don't really get Mormons who think they are hip because they condescend to other Mormons)

West Lafayette, IN

I wish Mormon's wouldn't blindly support Romney just because he is a Mormon. Look at his policies and do some research for yourself. Ron Paul is a defender of the Constitution. He defends personal liberty and is the only one willing to try and make the significant changes this country needs. Romney supports NDAA, the Patriot act, and No child left behind.

West Jordan, UT

People actually watch political conventions? What's the point? 98% of voters already know who they are voting for in the major races.

American Fork, UT

Is there an expectation of political or football allegiance in mormonism?

Sandy, UT

Went to the game and listened to Romney's acceptance speech on my portable radio (ear phones of course).

Springville, UT

Articles like this make me ashamed to be a Mormon.....
It pencils us all as BYU loving, Romney worshiping sheep. I know that the stereotype is largely true but I would prefer our own media outlets not propagate the idea.
I AM AN INDIVIDUAL! I love the Utes, do not hate the Y and I think Mitt is a disingenuous snob. I am an independent that will be voting for the better PERSON. That is Obama.
Please stop lumping us all in together.

Central Texan
Buda, TX

We all know that the technological advancements of our day are often inspired, and of course the DVR was inspired for just such an occasion. Like TheFork, I started recording the football game while I watched the speeches, then watched the game from the beginning, fast-forwarding through the commercials. Beautiful.

Go Utes
Salt Lake City, UT

This story made me throw up a bit in my mouth, but I felt compelled to keep reading. I am simply in awe that this made it into the paper. I guess because they knew masochists like me would read. I also am interested to know the criteria for becoming one of Mitt's "most loyal supporters" as one of the speakers in the article self proclaimed.

No "great dilemma" here. This Mormon took his two daughters to the Ute game. Couldn't care less about the Y game. Didn't hear about the outcome until someone at work mentioned it the next day.

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