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Published: Saturday, Nov. 3 2012 12:14 a.m. MDT

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mightymite
DRAPER, UT

Sure but the mormon vote will put him over the top.. but I am hearing that the vast majority of mormon are still undecided on Romney leaning toward Obama.

justaroundthecorner
DRAPER, UT

Its to bad that religion is trying to push the election ! I think the world is alot better with OBAMA. Mitt Romney is not in touch with middle class. Doesnt matter in Utah as the Democrat vote doesnt matter in a electorial college vote for republicans. But hopefully he will move some of those offshore accounts to the USA and stay in America if he wins.

christoph
Brigham City, UT

Mr. Land, ever heard of 3 branches of government? For 30 years now the "Evangelical" voter put foreign policy ahead of simple gospel doctrine of faith; no need to dwell on Armageddon and end-of-the-world scenarios. Religion is more important than politics. God loves Russia too.

Crusader
Layton, UT

Perhaps Sandy was a miracle. God could not stand seeing Romney ahead in the polls so he sent a storm so that our President could show how he stands up during a crisis.

Semper Fi
Bakersfield, CA

People of religion can vote solely for religious reasons, that's the beauty of a democracy. So enjoy your non-religious reasons, while I enjoy my skewed theological ones:

A registered Independent, I will be voting for Romney. Then I can have a more ethical president, a fiscal conservative, and I can shine the light on all things Mormon for the next 4-8 years. As Biblical purists and evangelical Christians, we all know that Mormonism is polytheistic and polygamous. This will be a dream come true for this 7th generation pioneer heritage ex-Mormon. Love my family, but not the hodge-podge reversals and 19th century theology.

This is gonna be great!! Bring on the religious diatribe.

TOO
Sanpete, UT

Crusader,

That's possibly on my top 5 list of dumbest things I've ever heard.

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

It will be interesting to see how many Evangelicals just won't pull the lever for Romney and vote for a third party candidate. Virgil Goode is on the ballot in Virginia and is polling more than just a sprinkling of votes there. He could be the Ralph Nader of 2012.

AZRods
Maricopa, AZ

minyMITE, I'd love to hear your source for knowing that most Mormons are leaning toward Obama.
Never mind the fact that Obama approves of abortion and same sex marriage.
justaround, so you hate that religion plays a role in the elections?
Perhaps atheism would be acceptable?
Or what if race played a part in this or the previous presidential election, would that bother you?
So we can safely say that we don't like the influence of others who vote contrary to how we vote if they are influenced by something we disagree with.

FT
salt lake city, UT

Politics sure makes for strange bed fellows. By their definition, Evangelicals would be voting to put a non-Christan in office. Guess that's what you would call an Oxy-Mormon.

merich39
Salt Lake City, UT

Wasn't just a few short months ago that the evangelicals were saying Mitt Romney was the absolute worst possible candidate for POTUS? I'm sure those were their exact words. So now, all those evangelicals will be forced to vote for Mitt not as the candidate they really want, but just as the lessor of two evils. Mitt will likely get something nearing 50% of the popular vote. But of those, there will be tens of millions who will have held their nose before voting for Mitt Romney. To those evangelicals, Mitt is not a good candidate. He's just the least bad candidate.

Remember that come election day. Those voting for President Obama really do support Obama. Tens of millions who will vote for Mitt Romney are only voting for the R and really wish it could be any other R besides Mitt.

BYUalum
South Jordan, UT

Please!! Stop all the bashing and name calling! I am so sick of it.

The most prepared, qualified, and principled candidate is Mitt Romney. I have already voted for him and proudly so. God bless America!

KJB1
Eugene, OR

Please!! Stop all the bashing and name calling! I am so sick of it.

The most prepared, qualified, and principled candidate is Barack Obama. I have already voted for him and proudly so. God bless America!

A1994
Centerville, UT

@Crusader

What kind of god do you believe in?

BYUalum
South Jordan, UT

KBJ1: You need to get your glasses fixed.

Mitt Romney is the man! And Romney/Ryan will bring back needed leadership different from this failing administration, i.e. spending, deficit, unemployment, Libya coverup, expensive vacations, etc. We need to restore jobs and this country's honor, good name, integrity, and credit rating. We need to repeal Obamacare. We need to get back to upholding the Constitution and stop the overreach of this president's 900 Executive Orders. We are tired of hearing Obams's rhetoric and seeing photo ops every single day of the last four years in continual campaign mode. We are SO ready for new leadership in this country! We are ready for a president who actually stays in the Oval Office and governs. That new leadership, that new president is Mitt Romney!

Romney-Ryan 2012!

Social Mod Fiscal Con
West Jordan, UT

@KJB1
Obama wasn't prepared or qualified 4 years ago, and the last 4 years has proven that while he has principles, they are the wrong ones for this country.

Emajor
Ogden, UT

Social Mod Fiscal Con,

Romney wasn't prepared or qualified 4 years ago, and the last 4 years has proven that while he has principles, they bear no resemblance to the principles and platforms he held 4 years ago. Or even 4 months ago.

Emajor
Ogden, UT

BYU Alum,
If KJB1 needs to get his glasses fixed, then you need to get your expectations fixed. Your zealous support of Romney is a little frightening to me, and your laundry list of hopes! and dreams! comes off as juvenile and naive. Ever seen a presidential campaign before? Ever compare the promises made on the campaign trail to the reality that sets in once that president has to deal with the real world and Congress?

"Mitt Romney is the man!" That made me smile. Like a schoolgirl's crush, it's just so cute and innocent.

And by the way, that "we" you keep referring to only includes about 50% of the country. The other 50% will disagree with you.

New to Utah
PAYSON, UT

Just listened to the closing arguments of both candidates.Obama continues to support public sector unions, government regulators,the war on coal, natural gas and oil. He has no budget, no plan to reign in the 16 trillion debt. Romney wants to unleash our energy production, reign in public sector unions,do something about the 16 trillion deficit and save medicare and social security.

Stay the Course
Salt Lake City, utah

Mightymite
Your hearing needs checked Romney will easily defeat Obama in Utah with around 70% of the vote

JayTee
Sandy, UT

People with ethics, morals, and values need to stick together. Big government won't replace anything good, let alone character and freedom. It's hard to believe that anyone with any understand of the nature of man would cling to an incumbent who has spent four years providing nothing positive for the country or the world. A real leader is more than speeches. A real leader knows and cares. A real leader works hard for positive change based on genuine values. Being on vacation, giving speeches, and declaring personal brilliance are not enough. Hopefully, there are still enough American voters who understand these things.

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