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

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Saint George, UT

Which Romney?

Pocatello, ID

So what's new? The GOP didn't support him from the gitgo. They drug their feet even while the American people endorsed Mitt. They danced around the issue by saying there was a large field of possible candidates. Even when the vote was taken, there was no enthusiastic endorsing of the GOP candidate. Even Glenn Beck hedged the issue. I'd say Mitt did a great job considering he was in it pretty much alone. And now we get to be like lemmings and dive over the fiscal, political, spiritual, moral, educational,technilogical, and emotional cliff that awaits us all as a nation. It's too late to discuss the situation. Just fix what you can within your own home and batten down the hatches.

Vale, OR

So the GOP is dissing Romney?
Hey..remember Palin? Yeah, it happens. They made sure she would never be a viable candidate again!
And they threw Romney under the bus? Yeah, remember Ron Paul? I do.
First off the GOP is made up of people who will tolerate vote manipulation withn the party and then have the audacity to cry foul when it happens in the general election. Oh, that is choice. Can't say I would want to be in that group.
Secondly, they don't even stick to their 'own' platform and push to nominate someone who is middle of the road and of course ELECTABLE!
Romney lost because he didn't get the votes.
Romney lost because his message was vague and what wasn't vague was lame.
The GOP is imploding because it is no longer viable. People are tired of the double speak. It practices party over principles. RIP.
I never agreed with Romney more than when he called it like it is, people are not going to bite the hand the feeds them or gifts them.
Truth can be painful! Grab a tissue.

Salt Lake City, UT

I don't remember anyone saying these things when John McCain lost four years ago. Losing candidates are always yesterdays news except when they rise again for another run (i.e.Nixon). I felt that his selection of Paul Ryan helped him with "the base" but lost him votes with other voters. If you want to see a natural politician, watch Paul Ryan. When the two were on the same stage Mitt's awkwardness came clearly into focus. He might have many good qualities, but being a regular guy (or even trying to impersonate one) is not one of his strengths.

Farmington, UT

Personally, I thought Romney was a great candidate, would have been a great president and it hurt when he lost. Hindsight is always 20/20 and claiming any virtue for who was right or wrong or who did what right or wrong, won't change the outcome nor my mind. I thought Mitt and his family were very gracious about loosing the election and I have been trying to do so as well, though it's not easy.

Clearfield, UT

To all of you who think Obama bought the election with free gifts think again. Which political party expanded Medicare to include prescription drug coverage. Which demographic benefits form it. Could it be that seniors vote Republican for a reason. Can anyone remember getting a check from the federal government for up to $1,200 per family just before the election. Who was president then. Not Obama. If Obama had done that conservatives would have had an icky fit. Think about it.

one old man
Ogden, UT

Clinton, you're completely wrong. Go back and do some reading of my post. You and others like you do a great job of accusing others of things they don't like.

There are many others like me who have worked hard, don't feel at all entitled to any freebies, but who were simply disgusted at the dishonesty and greed exhibited by Mitt and his party.

We are not takers. In fact, we have been GIVERS.

You and Mitt owe all of us a very large apology.

But too many people have been so completely indoctrinated with hateful thinking that they have become numb to reality.

I truly pity you.

Sugar City, ID

Central, UT

Romney said what others wished they could say, but they were afraid they would lose the voters. Yes, he offered jobs to those who don't want to work!

I voted for Romney because I was sure his religion would not let him have this kind of attitude, but now I don't know. The fact that Utah Republicans are pushing for increases in the tax on food says it all. All of you struggling Republican families of 8 who may be having difficulty buying food, have fun eating Republican cake.

Blue Bolshevik
Salt Lake City, UT

Boo hoo.

West Jordan, UT


You wrote:

"I don't think anybody is holding out hope for a Romney ticket in 2016."

The article quoted Chairman Wright:

"Unlike the Republicans now eager to forget Romney, Wright said, the Utahns who traveled by bus to battleground states in the weeks before the election or who dug deep to give him millions of dollars haven't given up on their candidate."

Apparently Wright, and the Utahans to whom he referred, didn't get the message. The election is over. Romney lost. He isn't running again. He isn't running for anything in Utah. They need to let go and move on.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

One Old Man you said you worked all your life, paid taxes, and never asked for a handout. Good for you! If that is that case, then neither Romney's nor my statement had anything to do with you, and there is no need to be insulted. If you now receive SS benefits, you paid for that and you've earned it. SS benefits are not a "handout" and you have no reason to be insulted.

The only hatred and divisivness was and has always been spewed out by liberals that can only win by pitting us against each other. If you are insulted, then you choose to be insulted. It's probably an indocrinated response to envy those that have what you don't have. I learned from teachers like you that if I worked hard and applied myself, I could accomplish great things. Don't envy those that learned so well from your teaching, and don't buy in so easily to liberal propoganda.

Springville, UT

Wow! I thought Romney was the biggest whiner until I saw some of these comments.

Mike in Cedar City
Cedar City, Utah

They come not to praise Ceasar, but to bury him. Says much about the Republican Party today, doesn't it?

Idaho Falls, ID

@slpal YOu're thinking too superficially on that statement by Clinton and Chairman Wright. Not "giving up" on a candidate doesn't necessarily mean we expect them to run again. YOu can drop the condescention. Not giving up on Romney simply means we don't turn our backs on him or disparage him after he lost. We still believe he would have been the better president and we still espouse the principles he stood for. We continue to compliment him for a race well run rather than kicking him when he's down by pointing out every flaw in his campaign like so many high profile GOPs and news media personalities have done. His campaign wasn't perfect but we still know in our heart of hearts he would have done a better job than Obama.

Cordwainer Bird
Salt Lake City, UT

I don't know how the Church can claim to be politically neutral. The Church owns the Deseret News. It's CEOs were hired and are employed by the Church. They have reported on Mitt Romney and their other favorite Republican candidates ad naseum. For instance, I highly doubt if President Obama had lost that the Deseret News would write a "poor Obama" story like this one. How is that neutral? It will be very interesting to see how the Deseret News and KSL cover the next "Mormon moment" when he/she runs for President of the United States as a Democrat.

Kaysville, UT

The Democrats were very similar with Hillary Clinton when Obama was in the 2008 Primary. They dumped her overnight with a promise of a high political appointment if he won.

With all the variety of Republican candidates with several independent tied into the group, did not offer much and Mitt had $$$$ and some experience in 2008. The Tea Party and Evangelicals never really bought into him. The Republicans need to think about the impact of how Ross Perot and now the other groups of sidelined the Party as there is no cohesivness for them.

Jindal, Gingrich, and even the Donald Trump escapade didn't help people relate with Romney. In some ways, it is hard to believe that these people would have split the party with their actions during the very hard battle of a primary season. Each of those candidates basically opened each other's wounds and put salt in each other. It was not productive and gave Obama too much ammo to use in the real campaign.

Jindal will be the next fall guy, if he ever makes it that far. The Democrats don't have much to offer in 1460 days of battle with contested issues.

Ogden, UT

@UteRB47 4:45 p.m. Nov. 25, 2012

The pertinent parts of Mitt's 47% comment:
"There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it -- that that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what... These are people who pay no income tax... My job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."

He said by inference that the people who pay no income tax (for whatever reason), AND those who would vote for the President, are (without any noted exceptions) entitled takers. I'm glad you make an exception for people like "one old man". Mitt made no exeptions at all. Mitt's comment was inexcusable, and an insult to a LOT of people in the United States.

Draper, UT

@one old man

How was Romney greedy or dishonest? He wanted to make America prosperous and better for everybody. It's the media's portrayal of Romney that is dishonest.

Salt Lake City, UT

". . . the poor, who think it is OK to plunder the rewards of labor from the rich as long as they can get the government to do it."

Yeah, that's right, because the poor have so much pull in government. I mean good heavens, all those lobbyists they hire, and the millions they give to candidates campaigns. Yep, the poor sure are a force to be reckoned with.

And good heavens yes, they have absolutely plundered the "rewards of labor from the rich". I mean, I absolutely feel sorry for the rich. How sad they were not able to accumulate far more of the wealth of this country in even fewer hands. I'd love to contribute to a fund to help the poor, desolate rich people in this country, can you point me to a good charity that help the rich, Clinton?

Those sad rich people, absolutely plundered. I'm going to take a meal to them, if I can get past the gates and guards in their exclusive communities. I really do feel sorry for them. How sad.


VA Saint
Chester, VA

@one old man - Am I to assume that you are actually blaming the Hostess mess on Republicans? Seriously? How in the world did you arrive at that conclusion?

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