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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 30 2012 9:01 p.m. MDT

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xert
Santa Monica, CA

It was so satisfying to hear Gov. Christie praise the President for his help and support. This is a Governor, who--as late as last week was calling Mr. Obama a leader who was "lost in the dark," but who is now literally praising his leadership. If he can do it, so can the rest of us. C'mon folks, this guy is leading. President Bush and Michael Brown of FEMA failed miserably given this same test.

Meg
Portage, MI

There are a whole lot of people who are delighted to hear "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help." This destructive event reminds us that we are at our best when we are helping each other, and government extends our reach.

xscribe
Colorado Springs, CO

Xert: That's because Christie actually tells the truth, unlike some other person who says what he thinks people want to hear. Sometimes I agree with Christie and sometimes I don't, but at least he doesn't hesitate either way. You've got people posting on here that would find something wrong no matter what Obama does.

With that said, no one's campaign has slowed, and Romney will win this election quite easily. However, after a short honeymoon period, he will actually have to prove everthing he says he can do. Let's see how that works out for the middle class, depending on who you define as the middle class!

whatnext
Clearfield, Utah

This artical is about momentum not about polls, or FEMA or anything else. If you really want to get down to it, this is a great oppertunity for both canadates to show the people of this country that they are more concerned about their welfare more so then getting elected to office. Which ever canadate can do that the best will be our next president

Y Ask Y
Provo, UT

Just stop the lies already! There is no way President Obama is as horrible a person as many of you try to make him out to be! Get a clue - you are not going to persuade anyone with such unbelievable, over the top nonsense. Give it up.

FT
salt lake city, UT

Yesterday while out I saw two lawn signs personally attacking Obama. This was in addition to the incident down South with an effigacy of Obama hanging from a tree. This comes after the disgraceful slam of him in a Brigham City parade this past Summer as well. And this is on top of Gayle Rucizka's movement to stop Obama's voice from being heard in a non-partisan message to our school children. The far right wing that is so prevalent in Utah's community has become the norm and comments commonly heard on this blog are accepted and encouraged by many. Both candidates are decent men with different views on the role of goverment. Demonizing either one with false claims speaks more about your charecter than either one of theirs.

CWEB
Orem, UT

My response to:

"The first debate momentum is gone now. It served its purpose," he said. "Now he needs something else unless there's some major surprise. And after Hurricane Sandy, I'm not sure what else there is."

What else there is? There is God. If what many of us believe about this Nation being founded by God for freedom in the world, and Obama is destroying that, then you might see many people enter the polling booth with intention of voting for Obama, then because they are truly good people, they will at the last moment decide to pull the chain for Romney.

Another thing, who is more likely NOT to go vote after all this destruction? Yes. The less educated and poor...who usually all vote for Obama, so the turnout for the Dems could be quite low in these hard hit areas. A boon for Romney....

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

this is nonsense. People are not paying attention or caring about any more cheap slander from team Obama in some anti-Romney add. Those days are long gone especially after the debates have exposed Obama as the angry little man with no real answers. The debates - especially the first - showed American (70 million) Mitt Romney for the first time in a fair and honest light and that is why Romney went from trailing Obama pre-debates to leading Obama post debates. Barack can do his usual stand up routine in front of his remaining clueless disciples but as far as influencing any undecided voters - ain't gonna happen. People know who they are voting for and an add showing Romney pushing granny over a cliff is as effective as Joe Biden's cheesy grin.

Grandma Char
Kaysville, UT

Really? This is the headline! Mitt Romney set the example yesterday of Americans helping Americans! This is what Americans do! This is who Mitt Romney really is! In my opinion, this was the best thing to do to keep his momentum going! Criticism from nbc, Andrea Mitchell, etc. is so partisan. If we as a country have gotten to the point where only the Red Cross can help, and they can only do that if you give them money (a percentage of which is used to pay overhead) we are in big trouble! Mitt's response here is proof that we do not need big government to save us!

Still Blue after all these years
Kaysville, UT

to Y ASK Y: Benghazi, F&F, Solyndra, $6 trillion added to our national debt, the apology tour, Obamacare when the nation did not want it and was passed on a weekend on straight party line vote, tax the rich and keep spending, national security leaks after bin Laden was killed, and on and on. He is easily as bad as we say - he is the worst president ever and a detriment to America.

Diligent Dave
Logan, UT

I think, rather, that the storm may well take momentum (what little there may be) out of the Obama campaign. The young, liberal voters have been transported to the polls by the Obama campaign. That becomes less likely to happen more. And so, would impact Obama's campaign efforts much more than Romney's campaign.

Furthermore, conservatives are much more likely to show up at the polls, come rain or shine. The storm is more likely to prevent casual voters, which many of Obama's voters are, from trudging through water, snow, mud, or what have you.

Furthermore, anyone reflecting on the damage done by the storm may find a close metaphor in it for what Obama's presidency has done to this nation. No one looks around the nation and sees the very weak economy, listens to Obama basically say, like the girl did in the old TV "Shake and Bake" commercial, Barack (essentially) saying, "And I Hep'd (Helped)!"

Helped what? Make it worse? YES! Far worse than it need be. How little of the Quantitative Easing money went to rebuild infrastructure? Precious little. Road projects have great multiplier effects. Obama did precious little in that regard!

bullet56
Olympia, WA

It was a nice photo op that Mr. Romney used to look compassionate for the press. I wish they could show him writing a big fat check too. He most likely did. At the relief center, he looked rather unfamiliar with his role as helper in the first person. Unfortunately this is as close as he can ever come to understanding what regular Americans feel. Many of Sandy's victims lost everything and nothing to back them up at the bank,on Wall street, or a big church. I know, there fault right? But they are still God's children. What would that scene look like if FEMA were not there? Mitt wants to do away with FEMA. Let the reality speak for itself.

Grandma Char
Kaysville, UT

@bullet65 FEMA helps people rebuild. Charitable institutions are the first ones on the scene. Romney showed yesterday that Americans helping Americans does work! He showed that we do not need big government to save us. This is true. Also, if you haven't been watching, this is who Mitt Romney is. He is the person who digs in and helps and does what he can for those in need. He is what America needs!

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

"At the relief center, he looked rather unfamiliar with his role as helper in the first person. Unfortunately this is as close as he can ever come to understanding what regular Americans feel."

bullet56,

I would imagine that having served as a bishop and a stake president (calls that usually last about 10 years) he is quite familiar with the close and personal communication. Bishops and stake presidents certainly know how what regular Americans feel, and I highly doubt he has forgotten all that.

"What would that scene look like if FEMA were not there?"

It would probably look very much the same. Is FEMA the only organization that can help people out?

JWB
Kaysville, UT

What really counts is character in a person, not make believe Hollywood type acting, putting people down, using a teleprompter to tell what people have told you to say, and not from the heart, soul and mind of a good person. Good people don't need to be told what to say. They live their lives as God wants them using the 10 commandments as a guide, not matter what religion you have in your life.

Governor Christie, as many governors have done and will do in the future, gets his aid for his state, or at least some from the Federal government. He knows that he needs to be a diplomat with the President in this case. The President wants votes from New Jersey so he isn't going to alienate anyone, maybe, that doesn't say anything bad about him.

Public sector is good for some things. Private institutions, charitable and producers are what makes our country good. No other country donates like this country of kind and charitable people.

There probably hasn't been a better prepared leader for our country since Abraham Lincoln. He and his wife sacrificed so much for us. Mitt and Ann do.

worf
Mcallen, TX

An Obama victory will make Sandy a mild occurence.

debmern
Los Angeles, CA

Emajor......WRONG....Obama DID NOT have his supporters come to his rallies with goods or ASK HIS SUPPORTERS TO SEND THEIR CAMPAIGN DONATIONS TO THE SANDY VICTIMS INSTEAD. Google it. Only the Humanitarian Mitt would think of that. When has O thought of ANYONE but himself. Mitt, ALWAYS uses the words "we", "us," but not the Great O....such an egotistical President live I've never seen in my 54 years.
I am sorry Sandy happened for many reasons. I only wish Americans could have voted right after the first debate; I know we have the attention span of knats and I'm just hoping Americans remember Mitt from all the debates, and the angry hate filled Obama as he attacked Mitt in the last debate. Desperation looks uglier on him. I also believe the author of this article must be a big lib, but the REALLY great thing is, when I googled "Mitt's momentum slowed after Sandy" THIS WAS THE ONLY ARTICLE I COULD FIND ON THE SUBJECT. That IS comforting!

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

What was that old GOP tag-line about misfortune ---

Oh ya --

it must be "God's will" that Mitt Romney looses the election due to hurricane Sandy.

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