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Published: Saturday, Nov. 24 2012 5:25 p.m. MST

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FilmNoirFan
Van Nuys, CA

It's more than a little ironic that Romney got 47.84% of the popular vote after making his 47% comment; MA was 47th in job creation when the governor and he was born in 1947.

Anyone who believes Romney would have made a great president:

1. Are brainwashed by Fox News; and
2. Are dishonest

Dick Morris predicted a Romney landslide but later admitted that he lied. He admitted to saying it only for sensationalism which is typical of Fox.

Fox execs routinely tells their talking heads in front of the cameras (they're not real news anchors or journalists) what to say rather than just reporting the facts. He would say something like "say that Obama is a Socialist" even though he had basis for it. The talking heads would say it and the automatons who watch Fox believe it to be fact without any confirmation other than other Obama haters.

There was a survey taken that shows Fox News watchers are more likely to be misinformed than the rest of the country. Fox purposely provides fake information that their watch gobble up like starving chickens.

FilmNoirFan
Van Nuys, CA

Deregulation of the financial institutions is what lead to the financial collapse of this country. All those predatory lenders we've heard about, subprime mortgages and derivatives all resulted from deregulation. Predatory lending is fraudulent yet Romney wants us to go back to deregulation and the other fraudulent practices that lead to the economic debacle. Only a dishonest person would want us to go to it.

Romney is okay with home foreclosures because people like him, investors, win when a family loses their home to foreclosure.

I do not agree with President Obama on every issue but at least he has concern for everyone, not the just the uppercrust.

By the way, the taxes he wants to impose on the rich, will also affect him. He will be paying high taxes.

FilmNoirFan
Van Nuys, CA

Deregulation of the financial institutions is what lead to the financial collapse of this country. All those predatory lenders we've heard about, subprime mortgages and derivatives all resulted from deregulation. Predatory lending is fraudulent yet Romney wants us to go back to deregulation and the other fraudulent practices that lead to the economic debacle. Only a dishonest person would want us to go to it.

Romney is okay with home foreclosures because people like him, investors, win when a family loses their home to foreclosure.

I do not agree with President Obama on every issue but at least he has concern for everyone, not the just the uppercrust.

By the way, the taxes he wants to impose on the rich, will also affect him. He will be paying high taxes.

I Choose Freedom
Atlanta, GA

Romney didn't lose. AMERICA lost. Decency lost. Self reliance lost. Liberty lost. Class lost. Don't believe me? Just wait. You will see over the next four years.

cavetroll
SANDY, UT

"One bad statement"? It was more than just one bad statement. Romney stated a lot of things "less than eloquently." But what did you expect of your own kind Mr. Wright? Many losers (I use that term to descibe those who refuse to accept responsibility) will turn on each other at the drop of a hat. It's the norm nowadays, especially in politics.

Howard Beal
Provo, UT

So Utahns are beginning to realize their place in the national Republican party and how mean spirited many in the party are. Hmmm....

Herby
Hurricane, UT

I can't wait until December 21.

Fred44
Salt Lake City, Utah

Why would anyone be surprised that the republican establishment is turning on Mr. Romney? They didn't ever want him as a candidate anyway. The republicans have a very singular non-inclusive view of America. Republicans are never wrong, so it couldn't be that Americans reject their vision for America, so it must be their candidate. The republicans are the party of blame, they are the party of dividers. Until allow candidates who may have different ideas than theirs, who maybe ever so slightly moderate, they will not win another Presidential election. In order to gain the nomination, Mr. Romney was forced to go hard to the right and that is not where America is at.

Ronald Reagan could not have won the republican primary in 2012. You would think that losing another election would cause the party to look inward, but no they blame the candidate and government entitlements. Really, come on republicans, learn something from a loss, your message was rejected. Making rich people richer and hoping that somehow some of that will trickle down was rejected. If you want people to vote for you, you have to give them a reason, and you didn't do that.

Government Man
Cottonwood Heights, UT

This state should have backed the only good candidates the Republicans put forward this year, "John Huntsman." Mr. Huntsman would have been a bigger danger to Mr. Obama. Mr. Huntsman is a moderate who would do what is right for the nation and our State. Utah Republicans backed the wrong horse in this race!!

Howard Beal
Provo, UT

Huntsman was not the choice of the Republicans. In fact, he wasn't even close to being considered. That is where moderates are at in the Republican Party. As for Romney, he arguably did better on election night than the party did in general which lost seats in the House and went way backward in the senate. In fact, being tied to closely to the Republican Party did Romney in. I do believe Huntsman would have had a chance if nominated but the first process was so far from happening it really isn't worth talking about. Perhaps a new third party should emerge that would appeal to the moderates instead of the extremes of each party.

junkgeek
Agua Dulce, TX

In other words, Utah supporters of Mitt Romney are naive.

Maybe next time you'll pick a candidate based on something other than his religion.

He was a bad candidate for a bad party, and he's lucky to have done as well as he did. Next time, Utah Republicans should be part of the solution, and not part of the problem.

Huntsman 2016.

How gr8 isthat
Washington, UT

The world isn't going to end, (unless the Mayan calendar is correct). We all need to go to the middle. We listen to FOX and MSNBC and as Ed and Hannity make tons of money from their extreme ideas, we all jump on board and polarize to the extreme right and left, drawing lines in the sand. Too proud to reverse our direction towards the middle, we blame everything bad on one side or the other. President Clinton (didn't vote for him) said it best while in SLC with President Bush. This is not a direct quote, but close. He stated that both parties need to come to the center. Thanks for reading my ideas.

Mad Hatter
Provo, UT

The new Republican Party doesn't like moderates and it doesn't tolerate losers. Losing the election to Barack Obama and the Democrats when Republicans expected to win was the ultimate humiliation.

Not only did they lose the presidential election, but they lost the Senate and lost seats in the House of Representatives.

Now Mitt Romney is persona non grata in the Republican Party. Next time they'll nominate a "true social conservative", someone with real Tea Party credentials and the not some "wimpy, namby-pamby, New England liberal" unacceptable to the Rush Limbaugh/Glenn Beck wing of the Party.

It may be another 2-3 generations before the Republican Party risks it all with another Mormon candidate. And that's what really irritates Utah supporters with the GOP.

JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt
Beverly Hills, CA

As a proud member of the LDS Church and former Republican, I just want to point out that the Republican party is showing it's true colors. This is the party that is filled with hate talk radio shock mongers, xenophobes, racists and backstabbers. This is the party that gave the current President trillion in unfunded mandates, bank bailouts, unpaid wars.

I am glad I left the GOP and maybe some Mormons will now see how two faced this party is. Mormons are now back on the same row for these hate monger GOP types that voted for Romney as a "Anyone but Obama Vote". They never liked Romney, he just had more money to outlast the others until they shot themselves in the foot.

Third try screen name
Mapleton, UT

The GOP is in turmoil as it is being analyzed six ways from Sunday.
Like the GOP primary, most of the analysts are liberals.
The key question is whether Mitt was too far left or too far right to get elected. Or just maybe he was lukewarm and spewed out by the voters?
Regardless, the liberals ought not be the ones to decide for us.

TA1
Alexandria, VA

It is always inappropriate to "bad mouth" individuals and "throw them under the bus". It is equally inappropriate to forget that America is made up of more than "older white men". Today is a better day for everyone not just someone.

JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt
Beverly Hills, CA

BTW, Romney got the worst treatment for his LDS religion in the REPUBLICAN Primaries, from people of his own party. Open up your eyes people, the far right power brokers of the GOP will avoid any LDS candidate for national office from now on citing Romney as a failure. Why would you want to be part of such a backstabbing party filled with people who have no new ideas other than blaming anyone who is not white/evangelical Christian?

As an indépendant and former Romney supporter, he lost me when he said he wanted to spend 2TRILLION on top of Department of Defense budget requests for defense but wanted to cut help for the poor and sick? I my opinion, that isn;t what Jesus would do. I would rather stand in front of the Lord telling him I erred voting for a guy who spent money on the sick and poor over the one who wanted to add 2 trillion for bombs and planes to drop them from. We spend plenty on defense already.

HotGlobe
SAN RAFAEL, CA

The change of heart about Romney is not surprising. He never got more than 20% of support until the other candidates crashed and burned. For most Republicans, Romney was not the guy they wanted, just the guy they got stuck with. When they had to, they rallied around him, but not with any real enthusiasm. He was always seen as a flip-flopper with no personal convictions, a guy who only wanted to be president because of personal ambition. Now that they don't have to fake it anymore, Republicans' true feelings return to the foreground.

Pa. Reader
Harrisburg, PA

A liberal and a conservative walk into a bar. The bartender says, "What can I get for you Mitt?"

That joke was told by a Republican during primary season.
Why the shock he's still not loved by the very crowd who pulled out all the stops to block his candidacy?

And then there's the irony of the numbers. After complaining in an honest moment when he didn't know he was being recorded that 47% of Americans would never vote for him, Mitt was only able to muster 47% of the popular vote.

For voters who sought to know the real Romney, those occasions such as the 47% comments had extra meaning because they were made at a time when he wasn't pandering for votes and "etch a sketching" his policies to align with the latest polls, something he's done throughout his political life.

Dennis
Harwich, MA

Romney lost for a number of reasons. Heading the list, he simply doesn't care about people.
It's obvious in his remarks, his plans for the "future" economics of the poor and middle class, his prior life of buying and selling companies for the money and leaving thousands over time without jobs and ruining their lives. Mitt doesn't have a future in politics. Sorry Mitt.

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