Thank you Governor for your goodness, you excellence and your efforts to save
this country from becoming another Greece. You were rejected by people far less
worthy of the American dream than yourself! God bless you!
Mitt Romney was rejected by over 60 million voters. I can't imagine the
arrogance required to state that 60 million voters are unworthy of the American
It is not true I would have voted for Romney if I could have seen in his heart.
Why? He would have required sacrifice from the poor and middle class in the form
of cuts to Social Security without asking any sacrifice from the rich.We are in this mess because of needless and costly war that has gone on too
long. Tackle the deficit by avoiding costly war in the future, not by taking a
bite out of the middle class.
I really like how Utah GOP Chairman Thomas Wright thinks: “We don’t
need to adjust our positions to win elections." Wright also said he believes
Republicans share his view that social issues aren’t always as important
as economic issues.Keep playing that tune, Tom. That way we can
ensure a long and successful string of Democratic victories.
Romney and Ryan ran a very dishonest campaign. I expected/hoped for better from
a Mormon. The game of politics can be very destructive to the soul if you
let it. We need to amend the Constitution with some campaign
reforms so our legislators can get back to legislating instead of raising money.
Maybe we'll get different candidates as well if money is taken out of the
You didn't lose Governor Romney.We did!
Mitt Romney is a decent, honest and reasonable man. His intentions for this
nation are good. I hope some day his party starts to see value in some of his
ideas. I appreciate the effort he has put into public service.
re:Hutterite"Mitt Romney is a decent, honest"Is today
opposite day?The "honest" part wasn't apparent in his
campaign. When Romney decided to run for president, I thought/hoped he would
raise the bar. Nope, didn't. The game of politics is a dirty
one. Will this comment get by the moderators?
For those of you who think Romney is out of touch and attacking the middle
class, you don't know anything about Obama if you think he isn't doing
that exact thing.@Bill McGee,This President's term in
office has been anything but successful. And there will definitely be no string
of victories because after 4 more years of this ailing economy and an unraveling
of U.S. foreign policy, this country will be begging for someone to lead it in a
different direction. I am just totally appalled that the American people
weren't to that point this go around.
Mountanman,The consumers have out numbered the producers, and we
have let a golden opportunity slip away. I knew Mitt back in 1964-5, so I
wasn't fooled by how he was portrayed.He gave away all of his
inheritance, and worked his way through college. It was Stanford at the time,
then on to a mission to France. He also worked to help three others pay
tuition, and was an eagle scout, and I'm good friends with his Boy Scout
leader. Our country missed out.
Please Governor Romney and Ann Romney,You ran a classy, near-perfect
campaign. It could not have been done any better. The combination of
things beyond your control - a hurricane, a hostile national media who not only
were lapdogs for your opponent but created a filter difficult to get past, a
billion dollars spent by your opponent to viciously attack your reputation and
character, and a cover-up by the media of a major scandal a month before the
election that would have sunk any other President had they been a Republican -
was just too much.And, unfortunately, a very large share our
electorate would rather take money from the earnings of their fellow citizens
through checks they receive from the government, than work for the things they
get. I would love to see Mitt Romney run again, and hope the Romneys
To imply the majority of the country was not worthy shows why he lost & the
GOP lost. Just goes to prove the rest of the country could see through his
constant lying, cheating and demeaning statements. He was not fit to lead the
country and the majority of the people knew that plain & simple.
The Republican Party was the heavy burden that Mitt Romney had to carry which
disallowed him to cross the finish line.
@worf et alMy husband was in Vietnam FIGHTING for his country while Romney
was in Paris serving his mission. By his own words he lived in a
"palatial" home for his entire mission. My husband was slogging it out
in a country where you couldn't tell the ARVN from the enemy. Children
carried assault weapons. Soldiers are still fighting nightmares and PTSD from
that horrific war. So what does Romney do after returning from his
mission. He joins coaltions in favor of this "righteous" (once again
his words) war!The American public including me TRIED to understand his
"plans" for turning the country around. He REFUSED to give specifics!
He would change his position so often that I didn't know if he just lacked
character or was trying to appease whatever audience he was in front of! We NEVER knew what was in his heart. It was like nailing (green) jello to a
tree. Romney, Akins, Mourdough, Tom Smth, John (You LIe) Walsh...you lost your
own elections. We should have stayed with Jon Huntsman Jr. At least we knew
his ideas and plans!
Romney tried to reinvent himself as a tea party candidate and it didn't
work. He governed MA as moderate republican. He should have stayed true to who
he really is instead of pandering to the far right in order to win the
nomination. It was the hispanic vote that cost him the election and that is
undisputable. America is and always has been a diverse nation. As long as
the Republicans embrace the mean spirited and racially motivated immigration
policies they will continue to lose politcal power. This is a defining momemt
for Republicans. Are Republicans the party of the white middle class and
wealthy or this are they willing to reach out to minority voters who are
rejectig them in large numbers. Time will tell. One last thought why was Ryan
chosen for VP over Rubio who would have been a better choice.
How can dozens of people come on here and say "Romney is a decent and honest
man." The number one reason that I wouldn't, couldn't vote for
him were the lies and half truths. That is not an honest man talking. That
is a panderer trying to do anything to get elected. I wanted to
like Mr Romney. I tried to like Mr Romney, but the more I learned of him from
his own words, from his own mouth, the more convinced I became that this was a
typical politician that would do or say anything to get elected.Don't keep telling me how honest Mr Romney is because frankly, I never
saw the honest Mr Romney is this year's campaign. Perhaps if he had been
honest, things would be different today. If he really is the good person that
all of you claim, he should have campaigned as a good person. He made light of
unemployment, when millions of us are suffering. He made light of poverty
claiming to have lived it. In general the truth was a missing commodity in his
His personal circle may see a very different Mitt Romney than the one I voted
against. I saw a man whose business experience involved enriching himself at the
expensive of the hard-working, middle-class people he threw out of work when he
purchased and gutted their companies. I saw a man who wanted to deprive millions
of people of health care. I saw a man who supported, then opposed, abortion
rights. I saw a man who supported, then opposed, gay rights. I saw a man with no
concept of how people lived who couldn't afford an elevator for their car.
I saw a man without any core values. He may have them, but what are they?I'd love to see a Mormon in the White House, but not Mitt Romney.
I'm very grateful that President Obama has been re-elected.Yes,
I'm an active member of the Church. I'm a U.S. citizen, currently
working and living in Canada.
The Republican party in Utah and the nation have some serious rethinking on how
they address the important issues. The Republican party assumed that they could
give the straight story about the needs of budget issues and social issues.
Those things are based on a balance. You can't have the one side
overbalance the other side. The Democrats on the other hand want to use the
fear with the social issues being taken away and the budget not being a problem
for any of the entitlements. Europe has had these social and budget issues for
a long time. These issues have to be addressed but every President
since George Bush I said, "No more taxes", which was a good philosophy,
the people of the Democratic party have derided anyone that would talk about
adding taxes.If you give more entitlements and benefits to people,
who are just like the sea gulls waiting for the ship to throw off their garbage,
they will lose their desire to go out and work for their food and shelter.Our country and states do not throw people out the door. We ensure
people are taken care of and there is a system.
The simple fact that he lost not only the state in which he was governor, but
also his other "home" states speaks volumes. The same can
be said of Paul Ryan losing his home state.
Don't kid yourself. Even his election night gathering was an elitist
affair. The man has no clue about the middle class and how most Americans deal
with life's difficulties. He was Thurston Howell, III all the way through
Congress cannot take away the benefits without going through and large and very
detailed process and states have similar processes. The President cannot take
away entitlements or perceived entitlements without a similar process with
Congress. People elect their Representatives and Senators, state and
nationally. This country has such an indepth process that is guaranteed for our
country to survivie.The various subgroups in both parties should
communicate better. Fear isn't a good tactic to use but it is used by both
parties to gain votes. However, the tactics put fear and trepidation into
people's hearts and souls that they will lose something and not be able to
live. Having lived in plenty countries that don't have the
system that ours has to guarantee people's common defense and general
welfare, they get by generally. Europe has had a process that led them down to
a REAL financial crisis and they are dealing with it. However, for
the United States of America to deal with their financial issues which will help
social issues succeed as a general rule, we have to have a budget and decisions
made. Congress takes away people's efforts and a President
Romney. Here is the truth.We live in a world of lazy people, who
can't and don't want to work.They want a free ride. You or any
other repubs will never win election again.Food stamps, and free health
care for all.It's nuts.
Re: Nuschler1You do realize that George Romney may well have been
knocked out of the presidential race because of his opposition to the Vietnam
The Eagle Forum and Tea Party maybe have done some good but I sort of relate the
Tea Party also was sort of like a Ross Perot for the Republicans in 1992 when 15
percent would have made a difference. Alliances can be good but our country
cannot stall out for another 4 years.Congress has to do a budget and
the Senate has not done their part for 3 years and that is a bad aspect of
borrowing money on borrowed time. The President couldn't not even work
with his own Democratic House and Senate with kindness and working together. He
needs to learn to be diplomatic and not speak down to them either. The other night he spoke about learning something during this process of
campaigning and 4 years of being negative in his mannerisms and policies. He
needs to wake up and smell the coffee.His leadership is supported by
the people dancing in Chicago. He needs to look at all states and see that it
isn't pitting one class and race against another. This country
is the best in the world and we cannot have a stalemate, even within his party
for 4 more years.
Re:BobFYou see what you want to see.I knew Mitt Romney
as a fellow church member.Here is what I saw...I saw an
incredibly bright, well educated, good intentioned, honest man.I saw
a man willing to give up two years of his life in volunteer service in a time of
life that most men and women live very self-centric lives.I saw a
man give up ten years of personal time to be a spiritual shepherd and friend to
a vast array of people from the poorest to the wealthiest.I saw a
man that was willing to come to Utah and apply his success formula to an ailing
Olympics for no compensation.I saw a man that served as a governor
in an incredibly hostile political environment with great dignity and
cooperation, again for no compensation.I saw a man that invested and
grew 70% of the enterprises his company invested in. Quite a track record for a
venture capital company.I saw a man that had to overcome a highly
polarized and difficult primary process in order to represent a party, with
dignity, because he cared.Thanks Mitt!
So many of you, most of whom have never run for office, are so quick to drink
the negative Kool-Aid about Romney. Enough of spiking the ball in the end zone.
You won. Now go enjoy your government handouts. This election was about
"stuff" I get from the govt, whether it's Pell grants, food stamps,
extended unemployment income, whatever...and which candidate was least likely to
make cuts in the free stuff. You all chose Obama, even though we can't
afford to keep giving everyone the stuff. Unfortunately we have reached a
critical mass of takers...too few producers. We even have Republican strategists
now talking about how their party needs to "evolve" with the rest of the
country. Wow...I never thought I'd see this day. And, you talk about
Romney's lies: Did Harry Reid ever reveal his reliable source who said
Romney hadn't paid taxes for 10 years? Did anyone ever admit that Romney
had left Bain 10 years before the lady died of cancer who was featured the Obama
attack Ad? Do any of you realize Romney pays capital gains tax, so his lower
rate is legal, not because he cheats?
This election had nothing to do with Romney being on a mission during the
war.This election has to do with lazy people with video game
addictions.Also, people are jealous of people with money.Cause there
EsquireSpringville, UTDon't kid yourself. Even his election
night gathering was an elitist affair. The man has no clue about the middle
class and how most Americans deal with life's difficulties. He was Thurston
Howell, III all the way through the end.I would rather hear Thurston
Howell III speak, then Malcolm x
To JWB who said: "If you give more entitlements and benefits to people, who
are just like the sea gulls waiting for the ship to throw off their garbage,
they will lose their desire to go out and work for their food and
shelter."I have always respected my bishops for their
empathetic, compassionate working with the poor. A family can become bankrupt
from ONE medical crisis. Insurance companies have simply taken away coverage
from these people. In fact 50% of ALL bankruptcies in America are due to a
medical crisis that costs hundreds of thousands of dollars.I have
patients who have worked hard their entire life who now have ALS..Lou
Gehrig's disease. A disease without a known cause that slowly paralyzes
you including your breathing muscles. A slow horrific death...Are these people
seagulls fighting over garbage? Losing their desire to every work again?Children born with autism, Trisomy 18, congenital heart defects,
multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy all horrible afflictions. You think they
can work?A mother of four loses her husband to a random killing
(let's say the Aurora killings)...she is a seagull looking for an easy
life? Where are your moral principles, JWB?
Hopefully some day our Country will again be led by a man such as Mitt Romney.
Our Country starves for true and honest leadership and we would have been given
that with Mitt. I can't imagine the disappointment Mitt's team is
feeling right now..we are so sad this good, righteous and humble man was not
elected. Hopefully someday the world will be ready and willing to hear the truth
and we can all feel more hope in our future.
It's interesting and sad to see the stereotypes and character attacks aimed
at Mitt Romney still coming from Obama supporters on this board even after the
election has been won. You see, you have to have a bogeyman to justify keeping
someone in office who has such an abysmal record, and a false caricature to
justify turning away someone that you know would be a great leader.The reality is that you have been duped. Duped by one billion dollars spent by
vicious politicians trashing the character and reputation of a man who's
entire life has proven to be one of service to others, character and
integrity.If the president had a record to run on, do you think the
emphasis would have been on persuading people to run away from Romney?Someone said, "A person never reveals his own character as obviously as
when he is describing the character of another."I take great
offense at the character attacks on this great and good man. He does care about
everyone, and has proven that by his very life. While it is true
that 50 million people voted for Obama, 48 million people disagree with you
about Mitt Romney.
Nuschler1Atlanta, GALife isn't fair.Sometimes your
the windshield, sometimes your the bug.That's life.
Nuschler1: People comment on Romney's lack of military service but fail to
point out Obama's. People point out Romney's wealth but miss pointing
out that Obama isn't hurting either. Both men earned their wealth. It
wasn't given to them. One was just a lot better at creating it. One has
been tremendously generous with his wealth, but no one notices that, and fails
to notice Obama's total lack of charitable giving. Romnet's wealth has
benefitted thousands. Obama's has benefitted only himself. You can check
the facts on that if you're really interested in comparing acurately.
Nuschler, no one is criticizing good people who need help...nor are we
criticizing people who help them, voluntarily, like your bishop. I've been
a bishop...I get that...it was a sacred time and it had nothing to do with
politics. We are, of course, talking about folks who celebrate Obama's
victories by squealing with joy, on television, about how they will no longer
have to make their mortgage payment, about how much they will enjoy their
"obamaphone," etc. I have a relative who had a child out of wedlock to
preserve her eligibility for welfare payments and food stamps. Those are the
folks we are talking about. It's not that complicated or that difficult to
see. If we are believers, we are obligated to help each other. If we are
progressives, we believe we are obligated to make sure it happens forcefully,
through taxes. And, I'd rather have a bishop (whether LDS, Catholic,
Baptist, Pentecostal, etc.)managing "welfare" resources than an
inefficient, unfeeling, uncaring, disconnected government bureaucracy.
To Grundle;Just a few questions:Where did you see his good
intentions? When he was gutting companies and sending their hard-working
employees to the unemployment line?Where did you see his honesty? When he
said he'd keep some provisions of the Affordable Care Act, and two days
later said he'd repeal all of it? Or when he said Jeep was going to move
it's production plant to China, even after the company said that that was
an outright lie?70% growth is very impressive; too bad he stomped on so
many middle-class people, reducing them to poverty, to do it.Regarding his
service to the Church, he was an administrator on his mission, and one Stake
Relief Society president who served with him when he was Stake President has
publicly discussed his coldness and disdain for the poor and downtrodden.The 'highly polarized' primary was one in which he had to switch
many of his own positions (health care, abortion, gay rights, etc.). He was his
own polarization.I have seen nothing from Mr. Romney to demonstrate that
he cares about anything but his own bottom line ($$$).
You all can continue these debates until you are blue - or red - in the face.Scoreboard!Obama is our President. Fact.It
doesn't matter anymore whether you like him or not. The voice of the people
has been heard.The relevant question now is, what are we going to do
in the current situation to make America's future better?If you
have nothing to contribute in that regard, the you and your opinions are
One more thing. I am so very tired of condescending lectures from democrats,
especially those whom I know and love, implying only they have "moral
principles" and that people with opposing political views are bereft of
these principles. Again, this is not really a difficult concept: We have moral
principles and we want to exercise them according to our own conscience. Many of
us give much to the poor in time, effort, and money. We just don't want the
government to administer our "goodness" and the exercise of our moral
agency. We would certainly help the people you (Nuschler) are referring to as
deserving. But I will pass on providing "stuff" to those who take every
immoral measure to qualify for their "fair share" of it. I will not
spend my time, effort or money to pay for contraception, for abortions, for
government grants to pay for education my own kids can't afford. I could go
Old Cougar,I just want to echo some of your comments. The majority of the
people I speak with that voted for Obama cite everything you said. From getting
their mortgage paid for to their food, their healthcare and even things like
cell phones. All of them want the wealthy to pay more so they don't have
to. They cite corporate greed, yet fail to realize their own. They have as
much opportunity as anyone else in this country to make more money, but that is
just too much work. Something is seriously wrong with our country. "Property is the fruit of labor...property is desirable...is a positive
good in the world. That some should be rich shows that others may become rich,
and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. Let not him who is
houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor diligently and build
one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from
violence when built."-Abraham Lincoln
obama groupies:your boy won america lost. good luck. my flag will continue
to hang at half-staff for the next four years.
There's no shame in having the "end of your political career" being
to lose a close battle for president of the US. Seriously that's basically
almost the top of the top, as high as you can go. Kudos to Mitt, and hopefully
in 4 years we'll get a real change.
I'm going to go out on a limb here and call out Badger 55 who wrote:Old Cougar,I just want to echo some of your comments. The majority of
the people I speak with that voted for Obama cite everything you said. From
getting their mortgage paid for to their food, their healthcare and even things
like cell phones. All of them want the wealthy to pay more so they don't
have to. They cite corporate greed, yet fail to realize their own. They have as
much opportunity as anyone else in this country to make more money, but that is
just too much work. Something is seriously wrong with our country."I don't believe that you have spoken with ANYONE who said the things you
claim here.It is this kind of false nonsense that has caused the
problems we have. Please use your head for something besides inventing
falsehoods.Now, let's see if the DN censors will pass this.
Wow, as I read these comments Anti-Romney I can see how the MEDIA really did
skew the outcome. People saying Romney lied in his campaign, but Obama has lied
for the past 4 years. Selective listening is a problem when you put the
credentials of Romney up against Obama it's clear who has the wisdom,
intelligence, fortitude, moral values, EXPERIENCE in leadership and FINANCES
(which is our biggest issue of the day)to lead the country. For anyone
that says that Romney lied - let me ask you did Obama lie, too? Is he lying
right now about his knowledge of 4 Americans that were killed in Benghazi
because he wanted to create the "illusion of safety in Libya" to show
how great his foreign policies are? How about saying he would cut the deficit in
HALF, but instead DOUBLED it? How about defending Marriage and the Family - is
this at the top of Obama's campaign. The problem with America is that
the majority of the people no longer value FAMILY and have a new version of what
a family is. 40% of babies are born to UNWED mothers. Without core family values
our nation will suffer the consequences.
Unfortunately there seems to be a lot of envy because someone who applied
himself, saved companies and jobs that would have gone under and did well enough
to make money which he invested to make even more.This was a young couple
that had a door on blocks as their desk, their first baby was bedded in a drawer
of a dresser, and patched carpet samples covered their basement floor.Short sighted people will take what they make and rather than set aside part
of it for future need will apply it to the 'toys' of the day, the most
exciting vacations and then when they reach the time they can no longer work and
look at the SS which they thought would give them the good life and find it less
than desirable, also find it hard to appreciate someone who was more circumspect
about their futures. Failure to provide for this life is often followed by
failure to appreciate that there is yet a Day of Judgement ahead.
"...Bullock said. “Now, we won’t see those implemented.
We’re going to continue down the path we’ve been on.” Like
none of this depends on bipartisan cooperation (like from his own party).
@Nuschler 1,To attack Romney for not serving in the military is
hypocritical if you don't also realize and mention that Obama has also
never served in the military. That is the problem with all of the democrats and
the problem with how this election panned out. Romney and Obama have been
measured in two completely different ways. Romney has to be perfect or he is a
liar and only cares about himself and his money. Obama on the other hand
can't do one thing wrong. By the way, I figured someone like you who had
had your husband serve in the military would have been more upset about the
Presidents lying and total disregard to those who died in Benghazi defending
Romney disappointed me. I held him to a higher standard as a candidate because
of his religion and he didn't live up to it. He pandered, he lied and he
flip flopped. Jon Huntsman would have been a much more popular candidate.
Thank you Romneys, one and all. You are a tremendous example and you
accomplished much good. You were magnanimous in your post primary campaign, but
never more so than in your concession speech. Please, please don’t walk
off the national stage. President Obama has extended the invitation to help get
the country on the right track. Please do so in a very public manner. Neither
of you has to pay heed to the extreme elements of your respective parties. Show
by example and precept what it means to be motivated by love of God, family and
country. Say goodbye only to the pompous, condescending, arrogant, egotists of
The "scoreboard" comment is straight from the sports section, implying
"game over." Well, game over can have other meanings. But in this case,
the game is not over. This is still America. In my view, it's a broken
America and the game is not over, and scoreboard is what is irrelevant, until
America is fixed. Even then, the game will not be over because fools will still
try to "fundamentally change" our great country.Go earn your
own way and help others do the same. That's how Romney achieved the
American dream, and in my America, everyone can acheive their honorable dreams
with faith and hard work. And when hard times come, I'll be the first one
in line to help. I've had my own hard times and wonderful people in my life
have given me a leg up. That's the America I know and love...and the one I
fear is slipping away. Compassion is our job, not our government's job.
I see alot of comments on here most for Romney some against. While everyone has
something valid to say most people miss the important points. Mitt didn't
lose the election the american people did! Romney ran a campaign that would have
won any normal election. This wasn't a normal election. Obama targeted
Hispanics, blacks, and welfare recipients and it worked. The sad thing is that
alot of the people that voted for Obama are the people that take from this
country.We deserved better but as one political analyst said it best you
can't compete with Santa Claus!!!!
There is a lot of generalizing here. Not every person who voted for
Obama is lazy and wanting a government handout.
Nuschler1i think you are suffering from ptsd rather than your husband.
first clue is loss of reality. what exactly does vietnam have to do with romney?
my fater fought in ww 2, you know the big one. third army, 3 and a half years.
real comabt, 522 in his battalion, 28 came home. NEVER heard my Dad or Mom
complain about others not serving. why do you?
The system of welfare, whether in the Church or the government has a process to
ensure it is not even close to the sea gulls and the ships. They have a process
for those that are in the system. However, anyone in the "system" can
learn how to get around the system and since 1964, people have learned quite
well. Having lived in Mississippi and Illinois, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana,
Washington, Utah and California, there are plenty of people that have gotten
around the system. If they would spend as much time working instead of all
their efforts getting around the system, our country wouldn't be as far out
on the limb. We have bureaucrats and elected officials who know those people
can vote and can vote for them. The system is what we base our tax and
entitlements on.That is one of the problems that people with
fiduciary responsibilities knows. You have to have some money coming into the
system to be able to pay out. We have not enough money coming in to pay for the
outgoing. Entitled people could help but our government could also help by
looking at the budget they haven't done for 3 years.
The fact Romney was a savy businessman does not necessarily mean he would have
been a good president. We've only had two former businessmen as president,
Hoover and GWB. One put us in the Great Depression and the other put us in the
Great Recession. The role of government is quite differant from
that of business. Businessmen only have to concern themselves with making the
haves have more. When the government goes down that road, our economy collapses.
utahbonihow many community organizer/picnic arranger have served as
president besides obama?
The majority voted for economic ruin and that is what they are going to get.
Unfortunately the rest of us will be taken down with them.
@byufootballrocks"You ran a classy, near-perfect campaign. "He slandered our embassy while trying to exploit a tragedy for political
gain before we even had time to bury the dead. He lied about the changes to
welfare (Obama only did what Governor Herbert asked for), he lied about his tax
plan (claimed it'd be paid for and just asked us to trust him when he
didn't have the numbers), he lied about his deficit reduction plan
(nonexistant), he lied about timetables being harmful to the nation when he
openly supported a 2014 withdrawal at the final debate, and he flip-flopped on
so many issues I couldn't figure out which time he was lying.
@oldcougar"I am so very tired of condescending lectures from
democrats, especially those whom I know and love, implying only they have
"moral principles" and that people with opposing political views are
bereft of these principles. "And Republicans don't think
that very same thing about Democrats? Goodness, there are people saying we
elected a lying, thieving, murderer. There are conservatives who comment on this
very thread that Obama supporters are all lazy moochers.
@ SS"To attack Romney for not serving in the military is hypocritical
if you don't also realize and mention that Obama has also never served in
the military. "Unlike Romney, Obama never openly protested in
favor of a military draft to send people to Vietnam (or any other war when Obama
was that age). @Walkster"Mitt didn't lose the
election the american people did! "The popular vote winner won
the election so the American people got who they wanted.@johnnylingo62"People saying Romney lied in his campaign, but Obama
has lied for the past 4 years. Selective listening is a problem"If you can't see that Romney lied in his campaign, you clearly have
issues with selective listening.
Re:BobfI repeat...You see what you want to see.I suspect
that what is seen is more a reflection of the viewer than the viewed.
I agree, the over the top generalizing has gone amuck. For example,
the idea that only the poor voted for Romney. The fact is, in the top 10 income
counties in this counrty, the 1 percenters, Obama won 8 of those 10 counties,
but a large margine.This attempt by some on the right to portray
this as a class warfare battle just plainly misrepresent the facts. There are a
lot of opinions on why Romney lost, and none of them can be blaimed on the other
side. His biggest issue was (IMHO) that he never showed he trusted
the American public. He hid his records from his time as a Governor, he hid his
taxes, he didn't talk about his experience at Bain, and the ultimate
gaff... he talked bad about 47% of Americans when he thought they wouldn't
find out.There was no doubt Romney is talented, knowledgeable, a
decent man... but he treated the US public like employees on a need to know...
and at least 52 percent thought they needed to know more.
Looking at an issue and changing your mind might be considered to be flip
flopping, BTW who of us has never done that on any issue? But, it is not lying.
I'd take Romney's word way before Obama's.
When Romney became "Mr. Olympics," I thought, "Wow! He's
good-looking, personable, and smart. Maybe he will make a successful run for
the presidency someday." When he was the moderate governor of a liberal
state, I thought maybe he could govern the country. As has been said by others,
I really, really wanted to support him. Then he started flip-flopping to satisfy
the Tea Party and Christian (far) right. Then he cozied up to Jan Brewer, one of
the most radical and vitriolic voices in the anti-immigrant movement. Then he
chose Paul (slash-and-burn Medicare and SS) Ryan as a running mate. Then there
was the embarrassing and clumsy effort to show he could travel to other nations
and act presidential. Then there was the 47% comment. "But he might be able
to save the economy!" protested a close friend who was still going to vote
for him. Romney wouldn't share his tax returns, but apparently used every
possible tax dodge; he wouldn't increase taxes on the rich and
couldn't give any specifics on how he would create jobs or what he would
cut from the budget! In the end, Obama got my vote.
I am deeply saddened by the loss of someone that was uniquely qualified to lead
us out of this economic crisis we are facing. We must now conclude that we will
become a Greek-like third world country which is where Obama wants to take us.
This secret combination we have elected will ultimately take away our agency as
well. Ultimately this war will be settled, and it won't be resolved
atl134:No, Governor Romney rightfully corrected Mr. Obama on
Benghazi. It was President Obama who lied to the nation in the second debate,
when he indicated he immediately stated it was a terrorist attack, when in fact
a few minutes after he spoke in the Rose Garden September 12th he denied it to
Steve Kroft on 60 Minutes. He told the truth about the welfare changes that
Obama made, effectively gutting the work requirement. He spoke plainly in the
first debate how his tax plan and spending cuts would bring us to a balanced
budget - you must not have been listening. Lowering rates to spur growth, and
cutting spending WAS his deficit reduction plan. It makes sense. He supported
the Afghanistan withdrawal date this time around because the war has wound down
and a lot of time has passed. That's wisdom, not inconsistency. And your
"flip-flop" statement is not based in either reason or fact. By his own
admission Governor Romney's views became more conservative over the years,
just as did Senator Phil Graham and President Ronald Reagan. To change or grow
in one's thinking is a sign of a good leader.
A number of folks just trashing Romney here in these posts. You act as if you
know him so well and that he is just a horrible person. Then you act like Obama
is just as wonderful as ever. Oh how we believe exactly what we want to
believe. I had a lady at my work yesterday (who voted for Obama) who told me
that Romney was an anti-Christ. I could not take that comment and told her that
she was dead wrong. I have looked at Romney close enough that I know he is head
over heels better than Obama. Yes I believe exactly what I want to believe
also. Good grief for all of you who are trashing Romney, he's lost
hasn't he? Now you have to make sure you trash his good name. OBAMA is no
saint. If you believe that you are out of your minds!!!!
The words "changing demographics" ought to be required study for anyone
over say - forty five. For the few of us who are over forty five and understand
that - let me try to explain - we need to acknowledge that what we remember of
our earlier lives is not always correct, and it is not 1950 anymore. That said
there is no reason to reject basic human kindness and honesty that we may have
learned then, but additionally there is every reason to believe that all men and
women are created equal and that we should never separate them into classes
based upon race, religion, sex, national origin, or sexual orientation. We may
not agree and we do not have to agree with everyone, but we do have to respect
them and treat them equally as our own brothers and sisters and support them in
achieving their dreams, goal and aspirations. That is the paradigm the
Republicans missed, but the American people (and I) understood that and we ran
as fast as we could from the Republican message. As harsh as it may seem, I want
to live each day in the real world of 2012, not the 1950s.
Most in this country are just not self reliant. People want their free stuff
and voted for the guy that will give it to them. Debt and deficits just do not
matter to most folks. Sad sad day.
In the end, although Mitt had seven years to do it, by virtually all
knowledgeable opinions on both sides of the aisle, Obama put together a superior
organization that operated more effectively than Romney's organization. So
I guess Romney is not the superior manager people would have us believe. The
superior leader won and will continue to lead.
Ute Alumni - You asked "how many community organizer/picnic arranger have
served as president besides obama?"....Well if you read Abraham
Lincoln's biography, he was one, in particularly when he began his crusade
against slavery in 1854, with his "Peoria Speech". John F Kennedy was
another In fact, depending on your particular definition of a "community
organizer", a good number of the founding fathers were such as Alexander
Hamilton, Thomas Paine, and Ben Franklin. Hey, I even know one that
was a Union leader... that would be Reagan. So the fact that was a
community organizer.... whet exactly does that have to do Mitt Romney? If
anything I think Mitt Romney should become a community organizer helping
government become more efficient and deliver services at lower cost. I think he
would be really good at it..... kind of like the Olympics.
@ atl134,If you can't tell that Obama has lied the last four years
you have issues and selective hearing.
Nuschler1,Why just Romney? Clinton,Obama, and Bush didn't
serve either. As a matter of fact, I didn't either.Sorry,
about your husband, but we gave up and lost this political war. I loss friends,
and relatives, and basically for nothing.The disgrace come from the
political leaders who put us there, and placed regulations restricting our
soldiers from defending themselves.
Thank you, Governor & Mrs Romney for sacrificing your pride to the
denigration of millions of many vile and vicious people. Especially when to me,
your love of this country, and knowing you could help if much more than the
current administration could. To me, it is the loss of America.But,
the voters who prevailed will get what they deserve. Unfortunately, the rest of
us may be getting at least who we did not want. I will pray for Obama. But, like
the Rabbi in Fiddler on the Roof, I may pray that he be kept, "far away from
us"!We do need to, though, strike some MIDDLE ground.
Unfortunately, it appears that neither Obama nor Reid think MIDDLE ground is
halfway between what they want and what Republicans want. It is likely closer to
80 to 90% of what the administration & senate leader want. And that is NOT
compromise!Keep fit Mitt. Maybe Ann & you will change your mind
in 2-1/2 to 3 years.Also, how much the GOP primary bloodied Mitt
& his chances was a BIG part of the problem. Neo-pharisees, trying to
prevent a Mitt-the-Mormon hurt the nation far too much!
Past performance is the best judge of future performance. Obama accomplished
nothing but distress and divisiveness for this great country. Stand by for the
future performance.People of good will and honesty have throughout history
found opposition from those of an opposite ilk, those motivated by entirely
different set of values. So it continues.
I wish Romney well. I hope he goes home, and spends he rest of his life
enjoying his family (and keeps out of political and Church business).
Republicans, just keep beleiving, and running on policies that are based on the
belief that Obama has completley failed, that the economy is a disaster, and
that the national debt is armagedon in two weeks, and especially that half the
country is lazy and wants the government to provide them with
"everything" and you assure your demise as anything other than local
howling partisans. In the end this is not just what defeated Romney but turned
the tide in many senate and house elections. In the end a changing
America is not a reputdiation of American values that needs to be villified
it's a statment of fact and relaity. Great ideas like Democracy and
Capitalism aren't great because of their immutability but because of their
felxability. Until Republicans learn this they are going to have a very
difficult time nationally.
My heart aches, for our country, well that is really not true, We still have
an amazing country, it is the people, that I will pray for, People that have
no morals, that want no responsibility, no blame, and have no integrity. It is
the people that are causing the problems, and they do not realize that no
government in the world can change their lives and their situation. Only they
can, and when they choose not to change, we all suffer.. So my comment is to
the people.. SHAPE UP, and stop being so selfish. You cannot give into every
whim you have and not expect a consequence. To all of you that want to
government to take care of your every need and your every vice, Your ruining
our COUNTRY and I promise you that day of reckoning will come!!
I voyed for Romney and honestly thought he had a chance, I had no idea that the
American voters were willing to continue moving the country towards socialism. I
have a feeling that the American people will come to deeply regret having
re-elected Obama to a second term but sadly by then the damage will have been
done and it will be too late to change things.
Mitt Romney had to tie himself to a party that a majority of the people in this
country clearly rejected. Yes the obvious was scary to people, the
anti-abortion and Women’s rights, Gay Marriage, immigration, the GOP seems
a little heartless. But it's worse than that in my opinion. The kowtowing
to the fringe elements, the religious right, the Evangelicals, the anti-science
crowd (as Huntsman warned) doomed the party. The people want real leaders, not
perceived goof-balls looking to push their pious agenda! Mitt had to tie
himself to those folks rather he liked it or not. I agree, I don't believe
that Mitt is a bigot or wants to turn the clock back to the 1950, but the party
sure acts like it does, and until they realize that this will be the result in
2014, 16 and so forth. Health care galvanized the right-wing agenda in 2010,
but as you can see it was short lived. Learn from your mistakes and rebrand the
party! Realize that running someone like Huntsman will actually get people to
cross party lines, attract independents. If not...
-You can pretend to care, but you can't pretend to show up -Showing up in times of need really exemplifies Mitt Romney's life. At
the bedside of a boy with terminal cancer, helping a co-worker find a lost
child, donating his governors salary, and helping dig out a fallen tree are all
about showing up. Romney showed his beliefs by his actions.Meanwhile, Biden and Obama are all talk. Biden is so cheap with his money he
wouldn't give his mother a plug nickle if her life depended on it - look at
his tax returns. Meanwhile, Biden helped create the biggest spending spree in
US history, and the Obamas spend 1.5 billion to run their house.Now
the question of what Romney will do with his time. In keeping with his life of
service, I would suggest he build BYU-Africa, where the saints really need
schools, and a Romney University in Mexico.
Article quote: "Romney, Woodard said, was “an ice-cream perfect
guy,” who was rejected because more voters align with the Democratic
president on social issues, including support for gay marriage and abortion
rights."Translation: the 2012 Presidential election proved
beyond a shadow of a doubt that as a whole, we are no longer a righteous,
God-fearing nation.Period.I weep for America.How long, Lord, how long?.....
It amazes me that people haven't figured out that when you hurt (over-tax)
the "rich", you are hurting the very people that provide the jobs for
the rest of us. Even though Obama knows the "talk", he doesn't do
the "walk". He is STILL blaming Bush, after 4 yrs. It really does sadden
me that we did not vote in Romney, who puts America first. Obama even struggles
with our constitution and flag. I wish we could have voted in a real American.
People will learn during the next 4 yrs., but then it is too late. I will give
Obama credit for talking a great talk, just like he did 4 yrs. ago. Hopefully,
God will bless America, even in our stupidity.
RE: How can dozens of people come on here and say "Romney is a decent and
honest man." The number one reason that I wouldn't, couldn't vote
for him were the lies and half truths. That is not an honest man talking. That
is a panderer trying to do anything to get elected. ---Careful! -- I
previously used the word 'dishonest' and the phrase 'unethical
behavior' instead of 'lies and half truths' to describe the
Presidents opponent - My comment was blocked becaues the word
'dishonest' and the phrase 'unethical behavior' were
aparently deemed personal attacks - telling the truth is discouraged if
one's opinion difers with that of the Deseret News.
Yeah! Romney is gone. For good. Americans voted and rejected what Romney stands
for. What a relief!
@ cjb Remember that Obama has said that Afghanistan was were we should be and
has kept us there for 4 years. People bought into Obama's lies while taking
billions from Medicare for Obamacare. Romney lost because too many
American's want a hand out instead of a hand up. When the the well dries
up, and it will, all those depending on the govt won't know what to do.
@ BobF you are living in Canada, that explains your comment.
I could never see the honesty in Romney's campaign.Nor did i get a sense of
what kind of man he really is.He and his wife came across as superficial and
elitist.I just felt that he wouldn't know how to understand someone like me
who struggles on a monthly income.If he is the man that his friends say he is,i
am sorry for thinking this way.If he is all this,why is the party throwing him
under the bus,now that he has lost?