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Published: Monday, Sept. 24 2012 9:49 a.m. MDT

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JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

Thinkman writes

"Mitt will win by at least 5 points and will carry Ohio, Florida and possibly Pennsylvania and even may pick up New Mexico."

May want to change your moniker to Hopeman or OptimisticMan.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Perhaps he should spend more time talking with the poor and the needy, the sick and down-trodden, rather than bashing them at $50,000 a plate dinners.

We all know how Great God is,
Maybe Mitt should be spending more time listening to Him and what he told us to do [i.e., feed the hungry, heal the sick, clothe the poor, ect.] rather than listenig to his political handlers and uber-wealthy donors...

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@Thinkman
"Mitt will win by at least 5 points and will carry Ohio, Florida and possibly Pennsylvania"

He currently trails by 3.7 nationally (RCP average) and is losing those three states by 4, 3, and 8 respectively.

I'm pretty sure we've reached the point where asking God for a Romney win would qualify at putting the Lord to the test.

Truthseeker
SLO, CA

In an interview with Diane Sawyer about Libya, President Obama said he does “a lot of praying,” every night before he goes to bed.

“I am praying that I'm making the best possible decisions, and that I've got the strength to serve the American people well,” he said.

At the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington last month, Obama described how the shooting tragedy in Tucson, Ariz., had deepened his faith and how watching his daughters grow up makes him lean on God a little bit more.

"My prayers sometimes are general: Lord, give me the strength to meet the challenges of my office," he said. "Sometimes they're specific: Lord, give me patience as I watch Malia go to her first dance. Where there will be boys, Lord, have that skirt get longer as she travels to that dance."
(ABC news March 2011)

Belching Cow
Sandy, UT

@LDS Liberal
"Maybe Mitt should be spending more time listening to Him and what he told us to do [i.e., feed the hungry, heal the sick, clothe the poor, ect.] rather than listenig to his political handlers and uber-wealthy donors..."

Mitt has given millions to help feed the hungry, heal the sick and clothe the poor. How much have you given?

Fitness Freak
Salt Lake City, UT

@LDS liberal When did Mitt Romney "bash" anyone?

When liberals don't tell the truth, they lose credibility. Even on this forum.

Instereo
Eureka, UT

I'm glad he prays for wisdom and understanding. I just worry that the answers he receives to increase his understanding of things he says he doesn't understand are answers that benefit people like him and not people like me. He says in public he's concerned about 100% of the people in our country but in private he discounts 47 % of us. His platform also hurts many citizens in our country. I hope the God he prays to answers his prayers for all of us and not just half of us.

O'really
Idaho Falls, ID

To all of you who just can't give up the "47%" thing, why are you so insecure and offended? YOu are all acting like helpless victims. Did he mean you? Is there a reason for you to be squeemish about it? or are you just parroting tired old rhetoric. Honestly, if you can't see that statement for what it was, something meant for those on the inside of his campaign that have a high stake in it and interested in voting numbers, then you're getting distracted from the real issues. The left wants you to be hurt, offended and distracted from Obama's lousy record as president.

Are you sure Mitt really doesn't care about the poor and needy? He gives 4 million to charity in a year and only made that public because he was forced to. He buys milk for a veterans home for years out of his own pocket. He gives his own time helping victims of a wildfire WITHOUT one single media camera around.

I'm certainly grateful he prays because he'll need all the help he can get fixing this country when he's president.

Pa. Reader
Harrisburg, PA

After headlining Mitt's piety through his prayer ritual, you unearth an irrelevant onservation from an obscure blogger to portray the president in the most negative way possible.
At least you could be just a little more clever in your shameless promotion of Romney.

MoJules
Florissant, MO

@LDS Liberal, my you are popular. Now remind me, with taxes and charity, what percentage of Mitt's income did he give away? He didn't have a choice where the taxes went to, probably some teacher making $75,000 a year, not wanting to be evaluated. And the 20% of his income, I am sure half of that went to tithing, but the other half probably went to disaster aide, wounded soldiers and maybe even horses for those who have MS. Let's talk about his wives horses, my closest friend really was helped with her MS by using horses, just yesterday my heart broke when I saw a family friend who could hardly walk with her MS. Sure I would love to have a few thousand dollars handed out to me, but I also would love to see those who are hurt by disasters, disease and a dying economy to be helped out. I get people knocking on my door for donations to things, I tell them that I give to the charities that I wish to give to, how blessed we are to be able to do that. No one is forced where to give, TOTALLY!!!

Getting it Right
Sunnyvale, CA

Our Nation is at the period of the cycle where people are prideful, prosperous, fearing of men than God and worldly . You know what comes next... Destruction! God forbid. Imaginary friend? Get back to me when you are in your death bed or in a foxhole.

A1994
Centerville, UT

I believe the God of Heaven has a very keen interest in this particular nation. He has protected it and shaped it from the beginning. I have no doubt that the people will get the leadership (or lack thereof) we deserve.

I cannot imagine looking at the past several years and thinking that this is the best we can do. Rather than just asking, "Are you better off than you were four years ago?" people need to look at the current administration/national situation and ask, "What if this is as good as it gets?"

xscribe
Colorado Springs, CO

@A1994: If there is a God, hasn't he/she/it done the same thing with all nations? Or are you insinuating that he/she/it tends to favor America over all other nations that came before it?

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

O'really
Idaho Falls, ID

Are you sure Mitt really doesn't care about the poor and needy? ...He buys milk for a veterans home for years out of his own pocket.

[He also deducted it from his taxes...probably puttting him is his own 47%.
And just to keep things in their proper perspective, saying Mitt Romney is a nice guy for buying milk for a veterans home is like saying I'm a nica guy for buying a ONE gallon of milk for kindergatern party. He makes 1,000 time more than I do, so singing his praises for a $1,000 gift is like singing my praises for giving $1 to the panhandlers at Temple Square. Perspective -- you people just can't seem to realize how insanely wealthy the wealthy really are. Where much is given, much is expected.]

MoJules
Florissant, MO
@LDS Liberal, my you are popular. Now remind me, with taxes and charity, what percentage of Mitt's income did he give away? 20% ...I am sure half of that went to tithing,

[wrong, read his 2011 return. Mitt Romney gave $1.1 million to the LDSchurch...out of $13.7 million in earnings]

NeilT
Clearfield, UT

I wonder who he prays for. The 53 percent of the 47 percent that he considers freeloaders. That would be senior citizens collecting social security benefits, and relying on medicare. Or would the 47 percent include veterans going to college on the GI bill or getting healthcare at the VA hospital. Or maybe college students receiving some form of financial aid. Just wondering. If Romney had said I want to get people off welfare, food stamps and unemployment and back to work I would have applauded his comments. Unfortunatley that is not what he said. All his supporter can do is claim he was misquoted. Really.

Shaun
Sandy, UT

Why do republicans say you are responsible for your economic situation when a republican is in office but when a democrat is in office it is the presidents fault?

BYUalum
South Jordan, UT

I, too, hope Mitt Romney and my prayers are heard and answered. He's a great man and will make a wonderful president of the United States.

God bless America! Romney-Ryan 2012

Shelama
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Is there any evidence-based data on the effectiveness of prayer by candidates for influencing election outcomes? I'm personally kinda thinking that She doesn't pay much attention but I don't have any real evidence. But considering that She's black, I have to wonder if She's not smiling on Obama.

Susan in VA
Alexandria, VA

hmmmm... not a very balanced article is it? I have come to expect more of Deseret News and I'm very disappointed.

Esquire
Springville, UT

In the same interview, he said that anyone without health insurance could just go to the emergency room. This man is appalling. And quoting Jennifer is akin to quoting Rush Limbaugh. The writer of this story is as partisan and in the bag as they come.

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