All I can say is if America is dumb enough to re-elect Barack Obama they deserve
what they get. Ronald Reagan couldn't win today because this is a lesser
country and lesser people today compared to 1980 and the entitlement mentality
is set in stone. I have to wonder who and what American's are going to
blame after our debt hits the tipping point which causes unemployment to jump
into the teens? The response from the White House will be "well this was
really an 8 year job to fix the broken economy" and unfortunately many
Americans are dumb enough to buy it. I have to think China is going to pass
America in the next two years GDP wise and militarily soon thereafter. Then
what??? "What me worry?" (Alfred E Newman)
I am sure that many of you that have written todate in regard to the upcoming
election, do not have a lot of years behind you. However, for those of us who
have actually cast a vote every election since we became old enough to vote ( 60
years or so) hopefully, we oldsters can set the proper example and actually use
a little common sense in casting our vote. My family has been involved in both
parties, sometimes they voted wrong, but to my knowledge we have never had such
a wide example of the kind of man that should be leading this country. I am
praying for Brother Romney, and hope my prayers are answered in the affirmative.
"The only reason this president has a prayer of a chance for a second term
is because the media controls public opinion."And the church
controls yours. Romney doesn't have a prayer.
Furry1993,It was Clinton who got us into outsourcing with NAFTA.Obama outsourced our stimulus money to China, Japan, Australia, Finland,
Mexico, Brazil, Egypt, Pakistan, and others.Romney hasn't been
president, therefore judgement is made up.
If Romney's such a great manager and decision maker, then why has his
campaign been so bad that even Republicans are shocked with its ineptitude? At
least GWB ran a campaign that got him into office, although the good times
lasted less than a year. Obama's campaign outlasted Hillary Clinton, who
had more money and staff from Day One. Mitt had half the money on the planet,
and it was all he could do to overcome Rick Santorum, a guy whose last election
had been a 16 point loss. You want evidence who'd make the best president?
It's right in front of you.
The picture attached to the story is all to telling. Would you trust or even
befriend this smug guy? He is a joke and as unlikable as they come. He is
running jsut for power not to govern -- Mitt is a bad choice.
Furry 1993 said:"...In other words he is going to have to lie
through his teeth ..."Like your boy Obama has lied through his
teeth with no shame.
Gr8Dane Tremonton, UTOK. Romney and Ryan are trying to lower
expectations. They continue to "insist" that they will win, but they
sense that not all is well.It will be very interesting how you and
others will respond if Romney loses after being so sure that he will win. Will
it be 2009 again with the hostility and anger vowing to, in Rush Limbaugh's
words, " . . . make Obama a failed president"?It's an
option you need to accept within the realm of possibility even though you are
quite convinced that the polls are wrong and your guy is a winner. What will
you do? Blame the media for swingings the vote against you? That could be an
accurate statement if you consider the SuperPACs and their hundreds of millions
of dollars being spent on this election to be a big part of the media since
their political advertisements are essentially "media".Or
will you do your best to work towards solving problems and not undermining the
efforts of others?Just be prepared.
When I see that Mitt Romney gets criticized for working in his life and making
decisions everyday and the President who was a law review editor didn't
have too much but community work. When you make a lot of decisions
in 40 years that affect companies and jobs, it is not easy to have everything
work out the way you planned.However, since the law review
didn't affect many jobs and the community action process was run by a group
of people with government money, it is not quite the same nor impacting the
same. Government type programs keep on going and are not necessarily based on
performance. The country and the budgetary process is a bigger
process. President Obama has some very qualified people in his administration
but they need a real leader not just David Axlerod who worked for both President
Clinton and Obama.Companies run on budgets and performance. The
country needs a budget and a way to make the economy profitable with all their
various programs and high paid consultants, Secretaries, Czars and personal
assistants. We need a President that understands providing for the
common defense of our nation, economic, military, and commonsense.
Stakes are High for Barack Hussein Obama as well... although you wouldn't
know it reading the headline, or the coordinated media "spin" in favor
of Obama.The sand is shifting under their feet and they don't
like it. Romney is on track to pull off a victory...don't believe the
"cooked" polls.How can an incumbent president be comfortable
with tied or polls that (when averaged) are within the 3 point margin of error?
(And yet the media had Romney suddenly losing and beyond hope as of two weeks
ago...Ridiculous, and Scandalous).
John Brown 1000 Laketown, UT The only poll that matters is taken on
election day.Political polls are extremely complex and nobody has
the perfect procedure. Questions can be confusing, answered in multiple ways
depending how the person understands the question and is thinking at a
particular moment, reflect the bias of the person doing the interview, and very
dependent upon the nature of the population selected for the interview. And
people don't tell the truth for whatever reason.A poll is more
like the wet finger stuck up into the air to sense the prevailing breeze. It
does absolutely no good in a hurricane.So quote Rasmussen all you
want. It makes no difference to those who understand the problems in the
process and the ways statistics can be manipulated for favor a particular
position. You can ask 10 people a single question and get the same response
from all 10, a different response from each, or some combination along the
range. This is why the current fight over 47%, 43%, and the remaining 10% is so
bogus. Except for the ideologues (and I'm not all that certain about
them), people are fluid and like to change.
It's obvious that the posers on this thread who shout "Anybody but
Obama" and say that he is "destroying America" must know what
hyperbole is and they are playing the game, not to convince, but to overwhelm.
They're like first-year debating students who learn to argue any side of an
issue depending upon which side is benefits themselves the most.So
much anger. So much hate. So much incivility. So much that runs counter to
the American character. It's almost like they want another American Civil
War to erupt so that they can alter the results of the first civil war. They
don't know history, otherwise how can the make statements like " . . .
he's the worst"? It's all for shock effect!For them,
defeating the opponent is more important than finding solutions. This must be
because there is a lot of money (i.e. power) at stake. Republicans use social
issues and a contrived narrative to protect the interests of the wealthy. They
specialize in fear and anger and have moved to the extreme Right. Democrats
have been pulled into the place previously occupied by old-style conservatives
leaving us with little choice.
MapleDon Springville, UTYes. Yes. Yes."Left Wing
Media."It's so funny. "Left Wing Media" is any
media operation conservatives don't like. It is not an evaluation of
reporting/news analysis. It is only a question of "do these guys reinforce
my views/prejudices!" Even "politically neutral" news sections of
the major newspapers get criticized for what stories they run and how the basics
of news reporting are handled. Where there is no bias, conservative readers
want bias toward their personal perspective, otherwise it's another
"left wing media" hatchet job.So, conservatives prefer to
listen to "Right Wing Media" for their non-information regarding issues
and events. Wingnut talking heads on Conservative Radio. The lucrative print
media of conservative books and newsmagazines. It's a big business and
many have found money to be made catering to the conservative mind even unto the
most extreme views. Even with so much right-wing opinion out there, to many
conservatives, there isn't enough. One might think they want a government
Ministry of Propaganda to make sure that no one would be able to escape their
message (and the opposition could be shut down).
To worf 1:35 p.m. Sept. 30, 2012Which candidate can take a little
and grow the country back to prosperity?-----------------Certainly not Willard Mitt Romney. His experience is in taking over
companies, over-burdening them with debt, raking off exhorbitant management fees
for company executives (to the detriment of the company), and then putting the
companies into bankruptcy. The workers lost their jobs, or the jobs are
out-sourced overseas during the time before the company is closed.A
few companies didn't suffer this fate, but this is generally how vulture
capitalists like Romney and Bain work. Too many did.That is NOT
what this country needs or deserves. I really don't want Obama to be
re-elected, but he is not even close to being as bad as Romney would be. I
really wish that the Republican base had shown some comon sense and selected
Huntsman. He is competent, qualified, moderate and he is just about the only
prospective candidate this year who had/has a chance of beating Obama. Of
course he wasn't enough of an extreme far right radical to satisfy that far
right base. That's sad.
Amazing how a little seed can take root and grow into a large tree.America took from little, and grew to the greatest country in history, but is
now choking from the vines of debt, and corruption.Which candidate
can take a little and grow the country back to prosperity?
What I hope to see in the debates is that Mitt Romney's concern for us all
is unfeigned and without guile. The tapes have to be overcome in that respect.
A1994Are you really still on the teleprompter kick? Yes, Obama uses
one. So does Romney. So did Bush. So do the General Authorities who will
speak at Conference next Sunday. It's part of public speaking.And based on his "why don't airplane windows roll down?"
comments, I'd say that Romney has more to fear from debating. It's
not enough to just bash Obama; he has to give specifics. Can he?
"Anyone who wants a handout will vote for Obama." "Let's see
if America has the good common sense to vote coreectly." BYUalum. BYUalum.
What did you major in? Right wing talking points?
We all have to remember President Obama doesn't go by the rules. He plays
street basketball with his cronies from Chicago. Chicago was a good place for
President Lincoln and is a good place for the President to Retire and teach the
real Constitution of the United States of America. He can fool us once but
should not have the opportunity to fool us again with Hope and Change.
Unless David Letterman and the ladies of The View will be moderating these
debates, it seems like the stakes are MUCH higher for Obama. He might actually
have to defend his lousy record without the comfort of his teleprompter.
Imagine that. Real questions and no written script. That is Kryptonite for
Mitt Romney can do well and is the most qualified to be President and win the
debate. The media will find anything wrong with his message, tactics and
presentation and will even say his shoe laces are not tied correctly.People are the Jay Leno in the street people that don't realize what is
happening to them. It is like putting the frog in cool water on the way to
The stakes are equally high for BOTH candidates in the debates. This is one
more one-sided article written by the politically prejudiced DN. I
hope each time Mitt answers a question, the panel or the President points out
that he has given the exact opposite answer before.
Bark,I agree with your analysis, except for your overly- optimistic
view of the debates. Based on Romney's and Ryan's "not-ready for
prime-time" performance so far, the chances are slim to none that they will
be able to miraculously give us hope enough to earn our votes.
Stakes are high for the President and nation as well. We can only hope romney
You guys crack me up. Mr. Romney has been a disaster the republican policies
are a disaster, and yet they continue to blame the media. It would seem that
you are saying that if (when) Mr. Romney loses its because the American people
are not smart enough to see through the evil liberal media. I prefer to believe
in my fellow Americans, and their ability to to make an educated choice. I have
watched this political season carefully, I am a registered republican, and I
have not seen Mr. Romney give me a reason to vote for him. He is all over the
map every time he opens his mouth. But at the end of the day he continues with
negative campaigning to appease the tea party. I could vote for Governor
Romney, not to sure I can vote for the Presidential Candidate Romney.
Blaming the so called left wing media for Romney's failure to connect with
voters is lame. Rmeney governed MA as a moderate. Now he is trying to run for
president as a tea party conservative. I am dissapointed in Romney. Still
respect the man. I don't think he has a clue as to what it is like to be
poor or even middle class in America. I don't see how writing off half the
voters as government free-loaders is a good strategy to win an election. Reagan
and Clinton connected with voters. Romney appears determined to prove his
detractors correct, that he is an out of touch elitist.
I am convinced that it is going to take a mirace to get Mitt elected, he has my
vote, but if he does not do well in the debates he may be finished. The media
has made it clear that they want Obama re-elected and are doing everything they
can to make sure it happens. I see him starting to slide in the polls and I
wonder how much is really accurate, will the American people buy into the
distortion and the lies? I fear greatly for this nation if Obama should be
re-elected the future will be very different and our feedoms will be in grave
danger, hopefully the American people will make the right choice. I have hope
that come November 6th we may see a mirace unfold, before it is too late.
The best thing Romney could do is let those rich people keep their $50,000 a
plate. Romney will be squarley debating himself and his past self. Obama
couldn't have asked for someone better to run against. He just implemented
Romney's former policies. Like bailing out the olympics with federal tax
dolars and forcing Massachucheians to buy healthinsureance.Election
2012 Romney vs Romeny!!
I have to agree with MapleDon, the media isn't telling everything. The
media is not being honest about what the people really think about the
incombent. They flatter Obama, but they really don't tell the truth and
unfortunately many are believing that "all is well with these United
States"..well it's not OK. Obama is in the hot seat. Obama has trashed
the economy, and it makes me afraid for my children and grandchildren..the
damage that has been done in such a short time by this president. He has no
international experience and that has been shown with what has happened at that
U.S. Embassy and with the death of the U.S, Ambassador, he doesn't know
what to do! IF Obama is elected for four more years..I dread to think what will
happen to the economy, our healthcare and our freedom.
I think you have to throw out precedent when analyzing this election
cycle's presidential debates. Our economy is so horrible that it's a
completely unique situation. I don't have any figures to back this up, but
I would be willing to bet that there is a large number of people who don't
want to vote for Obama, who can't bring themselves to vote for him, but who
also aren't convinced Romney is the answer and are therefore likely to just
sit the election out. This is where the debates are huge. If Romney and Ryan can
own the debates they can give those people the incentive to feel good about
actually going to the polls and voting for them. I really think nobody except
the hardest of hardcore liberal actually wants to vote for Obama. So it's
all about Romney being able to get his message out and providing himself as a
solid alternative. At the debates he can do that.
When a person is a leader, mistakes are going to be made as they are leading the
way. Mitt Romney has had experiences over the past 40 years to help in his
judgement relating to business and with government. Government is a service
industry providing citizens of states and nationally with utilities and
transportation access. It also provides for the common defense, domestic and
internationally. Over the years, the United States of America has become bogged
down with social and individual entitlements that our ancestors did not deal
with at the same level. President Obama's didn't have
business or real government experience leading anyone. Joe Biden still has to
be led by the President in his limited ability. I cannot see anyone
believing that we are better now than we were 4 years ago unless there are
shaded eyes and coverings. Even the cabinet members are stymied in their
actions as they don't have an approved budget. They just keep on spending
what they don't have. They have expanded programs which rob from other
programs leaving those entitled people grasping at straws for what they believe
is theirs forever. This debate will be interesting for both.
First, Romney's campaign isn't sinking. The RCP average and recent
polls are crock because the vast majority of those polls have weird sampling
that skews heavily Democratic instead of reflecting the current electorate;
they're also mostly of registered voters instead of likely ones. Second, Rasmussen Reports is using a sample that actually reflects the
electorate and uses likely votes.Third, national polls don't
matter. What matters are the battleground states. Fourth, using
current Rasmussen polling, today Romeny would probably take Colorado, Missouri,
New Hampshire, and Iowa. Obama would probably take Wisconson. That would bring
Romney to 225 and Obama to 247. Ohio, Virginia, and Florida are the last 3
battleground states. The candidates are 1 point apart in each, way too close to
call. Romney would need all 3. Obama would need 2. Romney's
campaign isn't sinking or even close. This is going to be a very tight
We laugh at the thought that everybody knew for certain that the Earth was flat.
We laugh at some scientific attempts to do what we know is impossible. We
laugh at Prime Minister Chamberlain who exclaimed that he has made peace.If we reelect Barack Obama, people in the future will laugh at us. I
want everyone in the future to know that I was not one of the people who was
fooled into believing Obama's lies, and I was certainly not foolish enough
to vote for somebody who has proven to be a failure.As bad as Romney
MIGHT be if elected, there's almost 0% chance he can possibly be any worse
than Obama has been.
What a waste of money Romney keeps going though in this campaign.. He keeps
talking about economics but is out of touch in spending (or taking in) millions
in a losing effort. Is this the leader he wants to be seen as? He is done, I
wish the GOP voting bloc was smart enough to see this a few months ago -- but
you got what you voted for....
Mitt Romney is the best qualified man in the running. His resume knocks the
socks off BHO who had zero experience coming into office, still does, and is
only good at campaigning. Anyone who cares about the economic growth of this
country and a hand up (jobs) will vote for Romney. Anyone who wants a handout
will vote for Obama. I vote for the growth of this country and a proven leader.
We are headed down, down, down with BHO as we have been for the past four years.
It's a no brainer. Let's see if America has the good common sense to
vote coreectly. It's very clear to me.God bless Mitt Romney in this ucoming
debate, and God bless America!Romney-Ryan 2012
If the point that many of you seem to be making is that there is NO media bias
toward the Democrats, then I don't want to hear any complaints about FOX
It's amusing the way Romney supporters whine about bad press and how mean
the media is to Mitt. If he can't take the American press he should go
back to the the car elevators and dancing horses and leave the governing to
Okay, Folks, the liberal media argument is getting a little old. Bush won two
terms, despite the "liberal media." I think Romney will win the
election, but it will not be won or lost by your so-called liberal media. For
those of you who argue that point, it is just a copout for not believing enough
in your candidate.
‘Stakes are high for Romney in first presidential debate’at first I thought it said;‘Stake President Romney is high
for first debate’my bad...
Reading these comments, it is apparent that De Nile is also a popular place in
Utah...But that's OK, just blame the "liberal media"
instead of taking a good hard look at yourselves. The rest of the citizens of
the US are wrong, and you few are right... sure... just keep telling yourselves
The vast majority of the voting population have not really seen Mitt Romney.
Most did not watch the convention, most have only seen a few seconds of ads or
news media soundbites. When Mitt stands up there with Obama, most of America
will really for the first time see a President Romney. Romney has everything to
gain in the debates because he will for the first time have the attention of
America. As for Obama, everyone knows him. He will come off as old news. And
with the domestic economy still worse than when he came into office, combined
with the foreign policy mess, Romney will have too much ammo to use. Obama will
be on the defensive for the debates. People will finally see the old news
president as the failed old news president.
It is crazy for people to blame the media because Romney is behind in rhe polls.
Those of you who think that thee media is biased stop and look closely at what
you are saying.Romney seems to put his feet, both of them, in his
mouth almost every time he speaks. He sticks his finger in the wind to see which
way it is blowing before saying anything. He has not given any
clear details about what he plans to do if elected to solbe the nations
problems. He picked or he was picked for him the most right wing
person that could be found and then wonders why those who are not in favor of
the T party have turned against him.His gaffs have been to numerous
to mention. I do not have the space. The media did not make all
this up! Romney and the republican right have done it to themselves! For all
of Obama's presidency the republicans stated goal was to deny Obamma a
second term. From day one this was their goal. The republicans and
Romney have done it to themselves without any help from the media!
RH2011. Dream on little dreamer dream on...
If we have to have Obama re elected; we need a Republican Congress that is veto
proof, so that Obama gives clear meaning to lame duck and he will get upset and
resign from office.
No up-side to participating in the liberal media controlled debates. Besides,
independents and undecided voters at this stage do not exist, they are liberals
who just want to make hay. If you are on the fence, or so unaware of the
consequences of this election, our nation truly is in peril.Let's hope that there truly is a huge groundswell of disenfranchised
democrats who will poll as with Obama, but in the voting booth vote Romney. The
novelty has worn off with trillions in spending, bypassing congress with
creation of czars and thousands of new six-figure government jobs, and
by-passing congress with executive orders, etc.
Despite the efforts of the liberal media in trying to make you think that Obama
has won re-election, it ain't gonna happen. Mitt will be president...just
watch Mitt destroying Mr. No-experience on Wednesday night.
The only way Romney can win is to not open his mouth and say something he will
later regret. Oh oh, that's asking for the impossible.
Romney's candidacy is circling the drain, But he is the one who pulled the
Looks like the perfect storm is coming, precipitated by a dumbed-down electorate
prejudiced by a media and education system that are in bed with obama and
progressives. Mapledon is right. People love to be swayed by glib tongues
without scrutinizing one's record. I asked a sixth grader who he wanted
for President. He shyly said, "obama." I asked why. He said ,
"Because he won't raise our taxes." I then educated him on the 20+
taxes hidden in Obamacare, including the youth tax, and others which will hit
the middle class and medically burdened.Don't forget, in 1980, the
polls had Carter up by 10 points one month before the elections.
Obama's jobs program was for foreign citizens. America's youth should
flock to Romney for a future. Competition with 11.5 million more people will cut
your wages and force you to pay higher taxes. The people won't
decide this election, the media will.
Would seem the stakes are much higher for Pres. Obama defending his record over
the last four years, not to mention the constitutionality of many of his
Why are the stakes high for Romney?Because the left-wing media will
tear him to shreds and only dish out praise to Obama. Same goes for the DesNews,
which has to-date refused to post a single article critical of him or his
administration.The crazy thing is that Obama should be on the hot
seat.Our nation's economy is in the toilet, the Middle East is
on fire (and focused against the U.S.), ambassadors and other U.S. personnel
murdered, gasoline prices more than doubled, coal and energy facilities being
shut down, unemployment at depression levels, national debt growing at an
alarming rate, food stamp enrollment doubled, the real estate markets still in
the dumps, borders left open, health care on the brink of government takeover,
on and on.The only reason this president has a prayer of a chance
for a second term is because the media controls public opinion.And
it seems to me the American people haven't had enough pain. I'd say
they like it. How anyone could vote for someone with this bad of a record is
To make any type of a iffeence, Romney is going to have to pretend that he cares
about, and will work to impove the lot of, people who are not in his affinity
group -- the mega-wealthy. In other words he is going to have to lie through
his teeth and make it sound like he isn't prevaricating. I don't
think he's that good an actor.