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Published: Monday, Oct. 1 2012 3:00 p.m. MDT

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Ali'ikai 'A'amakualenalena
Provo, UT

kathyn Salt Lake City, UT

"I stand by my remarks"

Yes, we understand. To summarize: "You don't like Obama, period!"

"Open your eyes and You must see that our country is in the biggest mess ever"

By "ever" you are including the Civil War, the Great Depression, and the Second World War just to mention three events from the past 150 years.

Assuming you are white with a European heritage, you must be leaving out slavery and native genocide as severe problems in this country.

Not having a grasp of American history does help focus one's attention on selective "mess" and, depending on one's attention span, allows casual use of terms like "ever" some relevance.

"Nero fiddles (plays golf) while our country burns!"

Are you Bay Buchanan's best buddy? On last Sunday's Meet the Press she insisted that Obama was ruining American with the typical hysteria of the wingnut fringe while the other Republicans around the table hung their heads in embarassment. David Brooks just wanted to to be quiet and get real.

By the way, where is America burning? Aside from the fires in the West, are you speaking allegorically?

Brigham City, UT

Few people read Time magazine anymore; few people read anything anymore.

Ying Fah
Provo, UT

If elected . . .

Will Mitt Romney be having Mormon missionaries to the White House for dinner once a month? Will he have visiting teachers come and invite selected staff for Church lessons? How will he put his imprint on the activities at the White House. Will he refuse to serve alcoholic beverages at State dinners. When he speaks of American history, will he incorporate the Mormon view into this remarks?

Or will he just remain quiet and try and avoid offending his evangelical, socially-conservative base who held their nose while choosing him over someone they simply hate?

There is still much about the Mormon perspective which will remain out-of-sight so not to stir the animosity of the Religious Right. And if Romney is not elected, it may be the Democrats turn to find a Mormon candidate since Republicans have move so far to the right that they may never nominate another.

Provo, UT

UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC

There is absolutely no comparison in the histories of African-Americans and Mormons. Just as there is absolutely no comparison in the histories of Jewish-Americans and Mormons.

To equate the treatment of Mormons to the treatments of Jews and/or blacks is obscene.

Farmington, UT

There are plenty of silly posts to this news story. My goodness, people, I hope the sun still comes up tomorrow if Mitt is elected.

There didn't seem to be any problem when Ezra Taft Benson was Secretary of Agriculture in the Eisnerhower Administration. And the only time Mormonism has reared its head in a negative way lately is when Harry Reid took it upon himself to judge Romney's brand of Mormonism. That was a piece of work---Harry lecturing Utahn's about Mormonism! I'll pass the opportunity to lecture Nevadan's about Harry, thanks anyway.

Lots of thoughts without knowledge have been expressed on this story.

Orem, UT

Automatic Debate Losers
When I judged high school debate years ago, I used to tell the debaters: the firt person to bring up Adolph Hitler or to assert that their opponent's plan will lead to global thermonuclear war, automatically loses the debate. I would do the same now with "drinking the Kool-Aid". A cheap, meaningless toss-off phrase that does nothing but halt actual communication in its tracks. If I read your comment and you accuse someone of "drinking the Kool-Aid", I stop right there. You just lost!

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

Up to this time, the Liberal media has had no time to explore Obama's time in his Chicago "church" or to find out many other things about our President. I am guessing that this article was written months ago just waiting for the right time to launch it in order to provide an excuse for questions from Democrats in the debate tonight. The media in this country should be ashamed of the way they do their jobs.

Wasatch Front, UT

Does anyone know when this issue actually hits the newsstands here in Utah?

Has anyone seen it on the rack anywhere yet?

Anyone know where TIME is actually retailed along the Wasatch Front?

Portland, Oregon

@FDRfan - Mormon was the name of one of the last prophets on this continent. Briefly, he abridged the writings of his predecessors into a volume which has been give the name "The Book of Mormon" which tells of the peoples who lived on this, the American Continent and their lives and visit from the Savior after his resurrection, and their eventual downfall.

One hopes that Mr Romney clings to his beliefs in times of difficulty and turmoil as well as times of positiveness. One also hopes that Mr Obama tries his best to do what is right for those he is representing.

To vote for someone simply because of their membership in any organization is wrong. What one must do is examine the fruits of THEIR labors - not those as a result of political or social ineptitude on the part of others.

Regardless of whom one votes for, it is incumbent upon us all to pray and ask God to bless them to lead our country forward in a positive manner toward its inevitable destiny.

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