Comments about ‘Mitt Romney's 'common sense' vision would serve Utah well, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says’

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Published: Friday, Oct. 26 2012 12:20 a.m. MDT

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Mark B
Eureka, CA

What a scoop! Cantor backs Romney! Whoda thunk it? BTW, did Colin Powell say anything today?

Ali'ikai 'A'amakualenalena
Provo, UT

It's fascinating how a Republican candidate for office from any state gets to Washington and no longer is a representative from that state but instantly becomes another cyborg drone in the Republican machine. It must be something unique to those people who become Republican to suddenly see themselves as suddenly something larger than their campaign promises to represent their constituents.

Of course, there is the argument that merging with the Republican body politic is the same as representing one's constituency in Utah, but it's weird that these candidates lose regional autonomy for the sake of Party. Maybe this is why Republicans are so disciplined in coalescing around Party ideology, essentially voting as a bloc on various issues or obstructing certain issues that the Party hierarchy had decided upon, rather than represent people.

With the rise of the Tea Party as the influencial core of the Republican Party, it is understandable that a candidate in Utah, graced with Tea Party support, would, eventually, become another in a line of worker bees in the national conservative movement. And in Utah all Republican candidates must have the approval of movement conservatives if they want to enjoy a political career.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

It is good to see that Representative Matheson has a couple of supporters but just as he does in Congress, they are out of his district and can't vote for him.

That is the problem for Matheson is he chose to be in the district he doesn't live in. If he sold his home and moved, then people may choose to vote for a person that lives in their district. It is sort of like a carpetbagger from Arkansas moving to New York and due to name recognition becomes a U.S. Senator for awhile.

The Democrats want to win the House back and put Nancy Pelosi in, if nothing else as an irritant for Romney if he wins or push the agenda, hidden but now written in 20 photographic Presidential pictures for 3 million people's library as a limited edition. I don't know if he signed any of them to make money as a collector's item. However, he chose not to accept $5M for his favorite ACORN charity.

Mia Love will do a great job in Congress but it is hard for a freshman to make very many big decisions as elections are quick.

WHAT NOW?
Saint George, UT

Can't(or)/obstruct has been a disaster for America.

He's been wonderful for repubs.

Majority Leader in a House with a single digit favorability rating...

Marvelous.

UTAH Bill
Salt Lake City, UT

The irony (read: hypocrisy) is Mia Love is not even a Conservative - though she claims to be. She balanced her city budget not by cutting government, but by raising taxes - three times! It continues to amaze me people are taken in by what she says and don't look at what she does. Actions speak louder than words.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: Mark B Eureka, CA
"What a scoop! Cantor backs Romney!"

When Mitt Romney said goodbye after the 2002 Winter Olympics were over he left $100 million in the bank. How many hundred billion is the state of California paying interest on? (Answer is $617.6 billion plus or minus a few odd billion.)

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

Marky,
Who is Colin Powell?

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

The tea party common sense that wants to trash the economy and obstruct to assume power? This radical right wing agenda will be the downfall of Romney.

Thinkman
Provo, UT

Mia brings in the NFL and Matheson brings in the 2A.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

ute alumni said: "Marky, Who is Colin Powell?"
I see your adhering to the Republican strategy of quickly forgetting there last administration ever existed, bush who? colin powell,

Funny how quickly conservatives institute revisionist history.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

When I hear people say or indicate that the Tea Party will bring the downfall of what our United States of America standard of the Bill of Rights, Constitution and Declaration of Independence means to the world, it is amazing that people can think that. Those people haven't read any of those documents, if they believe that way.

Government is for the people and by the people. It is not just our leaders we elected. The leaders we elect raise their hands and swear that they will uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America. The Tea Party people have seen a President that supposedly has an advanced degree in Constitutional law. If he does, he has used that degree to bend and get around the principles our forefathers espoused. He has put several people of his choice on the Supreme Court who listens to him and obeys him. He will put several more on that highest court of our nation if elected again.

The Tea Party people were upset with what they have seen from this President. He wanted Governor Romney to put out his plans so he could attack them like he did BinLaden.

Mark B
Eureka, CA

Hey, Alum - Who's Meat Loaf? PS - Just how do you get someone on the Supreme Court to "obey" when the appointment is for LIFE?

Thinkman
Provo, UT

Mark B,

Apparently you haven't read or been taught to understand the US Constitution.

I suggest you read it first before making any comments on the Supreme Court.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

Thinkman said: Mia brings in the NFL and Matheson brings in the 2A.

So in your world little to no experience as mayor of small town = NFL
The professional with experience and a proven record of voting his conscience = little league

I totally get it now man?

With analogies like that it's no wonder the radio can mislead you.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Romney's vision is sharper then the Solyndra president.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

I may have been mistaken but there may be unhappy or dissatisfied people that came to Utah from either Arkansas, New York, Oklahoma, Hawaii, Idaho or Iowa, I am not sure which place.

If these people are dissatisfied, it seems like they wouldn't have moved to Utah, which is such a good place to live, with family oriented neighborhoods, activities of all kinds for families, most of the land in Utah being owned by the federal and state government and people sworn to protect our land, plenty of places to worship and meditate and find joy and happiness.

There are a lot of people in other countries who would love to have just one percent of the peace and tranquility that we enjoy in Utah.

I am glad Governor Romney helped Utah's common sense in his life outside of Utah and he will hopefully become our President of the United States of America.

Thank goodness for good people who will share their desire for defending the Constitution of the United States of America. Even though he wasn't in the military, he has done a lot of good for our country, nation, and world by being in dedicated.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

"I see your adhering to the Republican strategy of quickly forgetting there last administration ever existed, bush who? colin powell"

At least conservatives can admit when they made a mistake (I don't think Bush was as bad as people make him out to be, especially when compared to 4 years of Obama). Democrats, on the other hand, still support Obama (at least in part).

Who is more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows him?

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

"Mitt Romney's 'common sense' vision would serve Utah well, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says"

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Really?
Which one(s)? -- He has a completely different one everyday.

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

Of course Cantor would say that. He's a Republican campaigning for another Republican.

BUT that doesn't make what he says true.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

President Obama's campaign has painted their opponents with all different magical paint that makes the opponents look evil, disgusting and distasteful to people that appeal to Obama.

Obama did that with Hillary, his chief rival in the Democratic field. She finally gave in to his tactics after having gone through that with her husband. After a month of the Benghazi incident, she finally said she was responsible, the day before Obama's 3rd debate.

It is not only Republicans he paints differently to make him look good and unreproachable.

He did that with one of our most dedicated and distinguished military POWs and a serving Senator John McCain in 2008. John McCain should have received respect from a fellow freshman and very junior Senator. Obama's method is as if he is playing street ball where there is no diplomacy.

He attacks our country with words and deeds when he visits foreign nations. He joins in with their hatred toward our country, bowing to a Prince of another nation. He chooses his words very selectively, not like his Vice President. The President doesn't acknowledge he ever has a Syntax or parsing problem. He knows what he does.

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