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Published: Saturday, Oct. 27 2012 4:32 p.m. MDT

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Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Dear Mr. Cooke: People who make promises should at least give us a clue as to how they plan to implement them. You wonder why your race struggles to gain traction? Could it be that Gov. Herbert delivers and Utah's economy is doing so much better than the national average?

JWB
Kaysville, UT

The problem with Democrats electing a governor is the change in the leadership of Departments and Agencies. I am sure there may be Democrats that can fill some of those positions but that is a void that would be faced and the years of those who are leading those agencies, in most cases. Continuity is part of the benefit of electing a party that has been in power. However, if there are problems with many agencies and departments, then that is a good reason to change a Governor.

The present Governor may have some issues with the $13M, $85,000 and other things but people, the legislature have not done anything on those issues nor public opinion.

Digbads
South Jordan, UT

Herbert is the "Anti-Obama". He doesn't have much flash, but he has a great record. I don't know anyone in my acquaintances who is excited to vote for him. But I don't know anyone who has said that they will not be voting for him.

CWV1965
Taylorsville, UT

I can't believe the fools who believe anything any politicians says as a promise or fact is real. Anyone with common sense and 4th grade education knows promises are moot, irrelevant, and subjective to many variables and questionable character.

Fraud and corruption is out of control and gang from the ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) consortium Washington are fleecing the taxpayers of Utah out of billions of dollars for funding criminal government contracts in education, police, fire departments, office supplies, UDOT, RDA, UTA/TRAX and welfare.

This ALEC the Governor is a kick back member of, makes the old Union Mob bosses look like petty thieves compared to the trillions of tax dollars flowing through this crime ring of elected officials trying to eliminate civil rights and free enterprise and competition in our national/international commerce. They are establishing federalism and kick back $millions$ to participating elected representatives of the people.

To gage a mans performance by how much he spends is very foolish and irresponsible. I would rather know about how much they save and don't spend. Government spending does have limits, its the corruption and fraud that is unlimited under the watch of governor Herbert.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: CWV1965 Taylorsville, UT
"Government spending does have limits, its the corruption and fraud that is unlimited under the watch of governor Herbert."

So why don't the Democrats provide a worthy candidate to oppose Gov. Herbert? Gov. Herbert beat Peter Corroon by better than 65% in the 2010 special election. For a while I thought Peter Cooke might do better. It is starting to look like he may do even worse.

Fred44
Salt Lake City, Utah

Rifleman,

You said I think you mad a mistake where you said "Dear Mr. Cooke: People who make promises should at least give us a clue as to how they plan to implement them". I think you met "Dear Mr. Romney: People who make promises should at least give us a clue as to how they plan to implement them".

Fern RL
LAYTON, UT

I am not pleased with Governor Herbert, but I am less pleased with the crazy spending on campaigns. What I want to see is a website for each candidate where they explain what they want to do if elected and any ideas they have, and what priorities they give to the issues.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
""Dear Mr. Romney: People who make promises should at least give us a clue as to how they plan to implement them"."

Before he bungled the first presidential debate Obama appeared to have had the election all sown up. Apparently a majority of the voters now view Romney as the answer to problems Obama hasn't solved.

Maybe they think Romney can do for our country what he did for the 2002 Winter Olympics. There must be some reason why Obama's bus is stuck in the mud.

Johnnyoh!
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Rifleman good point, those are the Buses made in Canada.
Go Romney!

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