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Stakes are high for Romney in first presidential debate

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  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 3:35 p.m.

    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)

  • grandmagreat Lake Havasu City, AZ
    Oct. 1, 2012 5:11 p.m.

    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.

  • TrevorGowe Ogden, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 1:52 p.m.

    "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.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Sept. 30, 2012 7:30 p.m.

    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.

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Sept. 30, 2012 7:29 p.m.

    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.

  • mightymite DRAPER, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 5:55 p.m.

    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.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Sept. 30, 2012 5:27 p.m.

    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.

  • Salsa Libre Provo, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 5:20 p.m.

    Gr8Dane Tremonton, UT

    OK. 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.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 5:17 p.m.

    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.

  • Gr8Dane Tremonton, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 4:53 p.m.

    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).

  • Salsa Libre Provo, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 4:47 p.m.

    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.

  • Ying Fah Provo, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 4:27 p.m.

    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.

  • Mad Hatter Provo, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 4:10 p.m.

    MapleDon Springville, UT

    Yes. 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).

  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 3:07 p.m.

    To worf 1:35 p.m. Sept. 30, 2012

    Which 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.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Sept. 30, 2012 1:35 p.m.

    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?

  • FDRfan Sugar City, ID
    Sept. 30, 2012 12:59 p.m.

    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.

  • KJB1 Eugene, OR
    Sept. 30, 2012 12:54 p.m.

    A1994

    Are 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?

  • Mike in Cedar City Cedar City, Utah
    Sept. 30, 2012 12:28 p.m.

    "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?

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 12:23 p.m.

    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.

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 11:56 a.m.

    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 Obama.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 10:17 a.m.

    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 boiling.

  • 1aggie SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 9:53 a.m.

    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.

  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 9:30 a.m.

    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.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 9:20 a.m.

    Stakes are high for the President and nation as well. We can only hope romney flounders.

  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    Sept. 30, 2012 8:55 a.m.

    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.

  • NeilT Clearfield, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 7:14 a.m.

    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.

  • apache1 Phoenix, AZ
    Sept. 30, 2012 5:05 a.m.

    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.

  • Screwdriver Casa Grande, AZ
    Sept. 30, 2012 4:34 a.m.

    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!!

  • CP Tooele, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 4:28 a.m.

    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.

  • BarkforSark PROVO, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 3:16 a.m.

    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.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 2:53 a.m.

    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.

  • John Brown 1000 Laketown, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 1:35 a.m.

    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 race.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 12:30 a.m.

    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.

  • mightymite DRAPER, UT
    Sept. 29, 2012 11:58 p.m.

    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....

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Sept. 29, 2012 10:22 p.m.

    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

  • m.g. scott LAYTON, UT
    Sept. 29, 2012 9:53 p.m.

    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 News. OK.

  • Bebyebe UUU, UT
    Sept. 29, 2012 9:23 p.m.

    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 adults.

  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    Sept. 29, 2012 9:16 p.m.

    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.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Sept. 29, 2012 9:13 p.m.

    ‘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...

  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    Sept. 29, 2012 9:03 p.m.

    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 that.

  • m.g. scott LAYTON, UT
    Sept. 29, 2012 8:59 p.m.

    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.

  • Well Read SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Sept. 29, 2012 8:09 p.m.

    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!

  • Mike in Texas Cedar City, Utah
    Sept. 29, 2012 7:51 p.m.

    RH2011. Dream on little dreamer dream on...

  • RH2011 Payson, UT
    Sept. 29, 2012 6:40 p.m.

    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.

  • Igualmente Mesa, AZ
    Sept. 29, 2012 6:39 p.m.

    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.

  • t702 Las Vegas, NV
    Sept. 29, 2012 5:54 p.m.

    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.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    Sept. 29, 2012 5:43 p.m.

    Which romney?

  • I Bleed Blue Las Vegas, NV
    Sept. 29, 2012 4:59 p.m.

    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.

  • Mike in Cedar City Cedar City, Utah
    Sept. 29, 2012 4:26 p.m.

    Romney's candidacy is circling the drain, But he is the one who pulled the drain plug.

  • peter Alpine, UT
    Sept. 29, 2012 4:20 p.m.

    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.

  • RRB SLC, UT
    Sept. 29, 2012 3:13 p.m.

    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.

  • Joey D WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    Sept. 29, 2012 2:47 p.m.

    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 actions.

  • MapleDon Springville, UT
    Sept. 29, 2012 2:26 p.m.

    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 beyond reasoning.

  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    Sept. 29, 2012 2:01 p.m.

    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.