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Published: Thursday, Oct. 11 2012 5:00 a.m. MDT

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middle class
Cedar City, 00

As an independent, I have not firmly decided who I'll vote for. I am becoming more convinced that Mitt is a political moderate.

A few other beliefs: He is not a partisan politician. He will not rescind or substantially change ObamaCare. He will be aligned with the LDS stand on abortion (none except for health of mother, incest, rape). He will not lead a comprehensive immigration policy, but would beef up border security. He may increase military spending. He is not likely to raise taxes on the wealthy. But he will soon find that increased military spending along with no new taxes will increase the annual deficit along with the National Debt.

In general, he does not have an inclination to lead in a partisan fashion. He does have an inclination to work with both parties to reach compromise.

As a very wealthy person (in top 1% of American income), he does not know much about how lower and middle class Americans live.

Ying Fah
Provo, UT

My goodness! Having to meet your soon-to-be father-in-law with Sean Hannity running his mouth in the background! Good for them. For me, it would have been, "Thanks, but let's not have politics in this marriage." Just for my own sanity.

Just listening to the Fox News blather just makes my skin crawl. And if the father-in-law was listening to Rush Limbaugh, I would seriously wonder about my judgement. I would insist on a "politics free" zone whenever we visited the in-laws, and hopefully I wouldn't say anything that would lead to a divorce within the year.

The good people I know who have extreme views know not to express them when I am around. Otherwise, I just leave. This would really make the holidays difficult. But, if I don't make noise about my liberal views, I should hope they would show the same kindness and not subject me to their conservative views. There's enough that we can discuss and agree on without having to mess things up.

Salsa Libre
Provo, UT

middle class Cedar City, 00

So you are in full agreement with Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum?

How did Mitt Romney convince Republicans that he was "severely conservative"? For the past year he has been telling us one thing and now you say he is not what he said. This really creates confusion, particularly for those who voted for him in the Republican primaries.

Lasvegaspam
Henderson, NV

middle class: As an LDS bishop and a stake president I can guarantee he knows a great deal about how all classes of people live. Also, how would any of us know the financial conditions of Ann's siblings and their families, or of the families that Mitt's daughters-in-law come from? Just because one is wealthy you can presume nothing about how their own extended families live.

mohokat
Ogden, UT

My advice to her is dump him. And for all of you Mitt is this and Mitt is that. Mitt isn't this and that. What Mitt is, he ain't Obama. Thats all you need to know.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

mohokat
Ogden, UT
My advice to her is dump him.

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Telling someone to get a divorce over different political views?

You are one pretty extreme individual.

My advice is to keep out of it, it's none of your business...

Salsa Libre
Provo, UT

mohokat Ogden, UT

"What Mitt is, he ain't Obama. Thats all you need to know."

That statement pretty well sums up the conservative position. No need for facts. No need for vision. " . . . he ain't Obama."

mohokat
Ogden, UT

@ Salsa No need for Vision? Would that be from Obama? No thank you I have read Karl Marx! Having the two choices Marxism or Capitalism I think I will choose capitalism and I know Obama is an expert on that.

Danny Chipman
Lehi, UT

Well, one person in that household will be happy after Nov. 2, at least...

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