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Published: Monday, Oct. 8 2012 8:00 a.m. MDT

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ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

it appears to be a no brainer, who could get behind the empty suit know as barry obama?

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Poll Tied...


Even with Florida and North Carolina shifting back to Romney,
Here's the ONLY "poll" that matters:

Obama = 303
Romney = 235

270 Electoral College votes needed to win.

Cache, UT

@ LDS Liberal. Please stay overconfident. It will be your party's undoing.

Hayden, ID

The Democrat’s strategy is to try to assassinate the character of your opponent, not run on your own merits! Don’t believe it? Watch and learn as we approach the election and Democrats begin to panic!

Kaysville, UT

I am glad to see that some people connected with the face to face meeting during the debate.

I cannot see how our country has done as well as it has over the past 4 years of this current President with the type of one on one with a person who has had leadership positions in his lifetime.

Leaders don't always make popular decisions but they make decisions and live with the results and make more decisions. This President avoids making decisions. He gets the Congress through twisting of arms to pass a bill. He then can blame them for any problems as they are the ones that pass the laws, he only signs them.

As we know Speaker of the House at the time said we need to pass it and then read it so that is an indictment that the President can blame, even her, on the failure, if any. She didn't read it so it could have been wrong.

We live in such a world that spins faster than the axis is made to handle. Since 1993, spinning has become a word of what happens in life.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Cache, UT
@ LDS Liberal. Please stay overconfident. It will be your party's undoing.

8:48 a.m. Oct. 8, 2012


I'm "Unaffiliated", but lean Libertarian and will most likely vote for Gary Johnson for President.

Thanks for your wrong assumptions.

BTW - My assuming you are Republican -- Keep seeking for political purity, uber-far-right-wing intolerant no RINO room for Moderates and Independants extremism, it will be the Republican Party's undoing. [Reagan was a RINO and the last Republican the Blue Dog Democrats and Moderate Independants voted for].

Belching Cow
Sandy, UT

Yeah baby! Keep it rollin.

If we have another four years of Obama I'll have to start digging into my kids college money to stay afloat.

Anti Government
Alpine, UT

Barry promised to "reach across the isle and unite America".


He delivered a 100% democratic party-line vote with his "signature" health care legislation. Not a single republican vote because he would not even meet, discuss, or even consider the other parties input because he had the votes.

He promised to cut the deficit in half.


We now have yearly trillion dollar deficits. He of course blamed the deficits on the wars. Iraq has been essentially shut down and he has already announced draw downs and the withdrawal date for Afghanistan....and yet?

Still running trillion dollar deficits. Now the reason is just some other lame excuse.

That is all we get with Barry. We don't need another 4 years of getting the exact opposite of what he promised.

Liar-in Chief is what he has been.

Farmington, UT

Obama supporters! Hurry, get out to early voting - before the next debate in which Romney makes Barry look like a guilty little kid again!

Fitness Freak
Salt Lake City, UT

For the next 30 days the lamestream media will begin to double down on their Obama re-election efforts. Lies, half-truths, and innuendo WILL be the order of the day.

At this point I think they see it as a challenge - namely, CAN they influence the American public enough that they vote to re-elect an empty suit to the White House?

It will be interesting to see if the same bobble-heads that spend "news" time interviewing Kim Kardashian can get the rock star re-elected!

South Jordan, UT

Keep drinking the MSM Kool Aid LDS Liberal.

Portland, OR

Interesting piece...I'm wondering, "Deseret News," where your slant tilts? Hmmmm???

Portland, OR

@LDS Liberal...wow, so there ARE a few of you, "points of light," out there in the dark wilderness...Right On!!!!

Cache, UT

@ LDS Liberal

Thanks for assuming I am a Republican. I am actually independent, but can see that B.O. is leading our country in a lousy direction and am eager to see him out of office.

Gary Johnson? Wow, what a waste of a vote.

RINO- give me a break.

Nice moniker "LDS Liberal". Not confusing at all.

Cedar Hills, UT

Oh boy get ready for the sleaze attacks from team Obama. Get ready for Romney hates children and Romney lied about everything in the debate (never mind no specifics given). It's akin to getting thumped 42-0 in a football game and then crying afterwords saying the other team cheated - somehow. Team Obama has ZERO credibility anymore. People have seen - finally - the two candidate matched toe to toe with no teleprompter and no fuzzy media to bail BO out. Very revealing for 60 million viewers. Expect team Obama to mount a massive sleaze and mud throwing attack - desperate men do desperate things.

American Fork, UT

In a way, I hope romney wins, too. Although the discussion here today tends to focus mostly on how horrible President Obama is, I'm assuming that some people believe romney has a larger agenda than simply not being Obama, although he does pretty good at keeping that agenda to himself. But I am assured that, based on DN posts, republicans have somehow gotten every issue solved in the past few years, and can restore the halcyon days of St. Ronnie, and somehow ignore the existence of bush 1&Jr. So, win mitt, and then fix it. That's what I expect,and nothing less. Fix it. Fix gas prices, immigration, health care, the debt and deficit, all of it. I want a tax break and war in Iran that neither your nor my children have to serve in. If obama could wreck it all in 3 and change years, by the end of the first term it should be 1952 in America again. Anything less, and you shall be a failure.

Portland, OR

DUCKS Rule!!!!!

Pleasant Grove, UT

@LDS liberal

"I'm "Unaffiliated", but lean Libertarian and will most likely vote for Gary Johnson for President.

Thanks for your wrong assumptions"

I am glad your voting here in Utah and completely not wasting your vote.


re:Anti Govt.
"Not a single republican vote because he would not even meet, discuss, or even consider the other parties input because he had the votes."

Nice talking point based on pure fiction.

You obviously were asleep during the development of the healthcare legislation.

Obama repeatedly sought Republican participation. He solicited input from individual GOP lawmakers. He rejected bedrock Democratic positions that would alienate Republicans. He even surrendered authority for crafting the law to Congress, a highly unusual move for a new president.

Congress worked in bi-partisan committees for MONTHS developing healthcare legislation. The resulting legislation was based on Romneycare and previous Republican proposals for healthcare.

Senior Republicans were unified and stalwart. Several health industry officials said they were told explicitly by GOP leaders not to work with the president.

"The Republican Party has changed," said Dan Nickelson, a former lobbyist for the prestigious Cleveland Clinic who worked on healthcare issues in Washington for four decades. "Almost right from the get-go, their tone was so negative. I don't know if there was ever a real chance for bipartisan cooperation."

T. Party
Pleasant Grove, UT

@LSC "DUCKS Rule!!!!!"

At least we agree on something.

My prediction for the next debate: Obama will be coached to "be aggressive" and will overdo it, and will come out the worse.

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