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Published: Wednesday, Nov. 28 2012 11:05 a.m. MST

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Benton City, WA

No,Mitt did not come very close to winning the presidency...He was decisively beaten by a better opponent but still the defeated bang on about Mitts demise..Apparently some here do not even understand basic mathematics,much less quantum physics..I really doubt that Obama is going to offer Romney anything in the way of a public appointment as these men despise each other..I do think I can surmise what is going to be served,Humble Pie..As the Klingons say"Revenge is a dish best served Cold"..

Open Minded Mormon
Everett, 00

That hasn't stopped speculation that the president could make a bipartisan gesture by appointing Romney to be Commerce secretary, Treasury secretary, or the first to fill a ‘business secretary’ post that Obama offhandedly suggested late in the campaign--


And like another Ill. Sentor elected President, Abraham Lincoln selected a Democrat from the South of all places to be his VP running mate his 2nd term in office to heal the wounds and unify a torn nation...

If Mitt Romney really and truely IS the business magicman he campaigned on -- Seving his Country in any capacity is the sign of a TRUE Patriot.

Hate Radio aside...

Provo, UT

Obama is no idiot. He understands that it is wise to keep your friends close, and your enemies closer!

Get Romney in your cabinet, and you can keep an eye on him.

We elected the right man for President!

Cedar Hills, UT

I hope Barack isn't planning on having one of his kiss and make up beer summits.

salt lake city, UT

Watch out Mitt. Hopefully Liver and a nice bottle of Chianti is not on the menu.

Layton, Utah

This move is simply a way the President is trying to keep one of the promises made after being re-elected. This will be one of the few promises he keeps. Four more years of recession and gloom. I want to find out how I can get on federal welfare so I can at least feed my family with the free handouts that half the country is relying on, and a free phone too.

Mark B
Eureka, CA

Please tell us, Pack, where you can find bitterness pills so cheaply.

Orange County, CA

I hope they find common cause in solving our nation's problems.

Our problems, like the rain falling on the just and the unjust, have burdened people without regard to party affiliation. We can't suffer another four years of inaction on these problems. Like Bush 41 and Clinton working together on solving problems that affected people without regard to party affiliation (building a strong friendship in the process), it would be a blessing to the country for Obama and Romney to work together.

Obama says he wants to work openly and transparently (and it's about time to start doing that), and Romney spent the campaign telling us how effectively he can work with Democrats, so lets see them do it and bring their parties along with them. They can each build a personal legacy of service to the nation. It might demonstrate that rather than voting for hardline Democrats or Republicans, we should vote for the best problem solvers who find solutions consistent with national values rather than party-dictated platforms that none of us, whether Republican or Democrat, can endorse completely.

I don't like Hatch or Kennedy, but they showed how to cross the aisle for solutions.

salt lake, UT

@79 ute
what a refreshingly mature post, thank you


Romney will propose to close the government and outsource it to China.

Springville, Ut

Open Minded Mormon,

While I applaud the sentiment of your post, you should know that Lincoln did not choose his VP running mate. It was not until after FDR's death that the presidential nominee had any real say over who the VP nominee was. And in the case of Andrew Johnson, he was chosen so as to placate the border states who were still threatening to leave the Union...it was a political move rather than one built on unity and reconciliation.


Why do people in Utah even care about this? Mitt is not from Utah. What is the facination with Utahns and Romney?

Centerville, UT

If a position were extended to Romney, it would be a difficult position to accept knowing that the direction the president is taking the country is the wrong way for a strong America and a strong future. Romney would also understand that any recommendations he would make would most likely be ignored by the president, just like the bipartisan debt commission that Obama formed. Recommendations were made but completely ignored.

Unless Obama will lead and rework entitlement spending, our nation will continue towards fiscal destruction.

Beverly Hills, CA

The First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement Tuesday:

We congratulate President Obama on winning a second term as President of the United States.

After a long campaign, this is now a time for Americans to come together. It is a long tradition among Latter-day Saints to pray for our national leaders in our personal prayers and in our congregations. We invite Americans everywhere, whatever their political persuasion, to pray for the President, for his administration and the new Congress as they lead us through difficult and turbulent times. May our national leaders reflect the best in wisdom and judgment as they fulfill the great trust afforded to them by the American people.

We also commend Governor Romney for engaging at the highest level of our democratic process, which, by its nature, demands so much of those who offer themselves for public service. We wish him and his family every success in their future endeavors.

Cedar Hills, UT


Too late Bebyebe, China ALREADY owns us!! Barack sold us out over the last 4 years!! That 6 trillion in debt Barack charged to our credit card had to come from somewhere and that somewhere is China. Even your wonderful GM is building its cars in China now!! Love to hear what Barack's union fat cats think of that trend.

Layton, Utah

@Mark B. I think you can get those pills with the new Obama care.

Beverly Hills, CA

Reagan started the debt, H Bush piled on, GW then generated trillion in unfunded mandates including 8 Trillion for the life of Medicare part D and 2 unfinished wars. You Republicans think war is free and wanted to get into Libya and Syria. Very telling who the big spenders are. Why didn't you fiscal hawks speak up during GW Bush?

Beverly Hills, CA

Why are you Fiscal Hawks so concerned about spending and Love Mitt so much excused his 2 Trillion for military spending without batting an eye?

Why do you Fiscal Hawks not call for repeal of GW Bush's Medicare Part D that will cost 8 trillion?

Why do you Fiscal Hawks want to go into Libya and Syria so badly and think war and our military work for free?

Why do you fiscal Hawks blame Obama for the 700 billion bank bailout over failed Bush policies?

Why did I not hear you Fiscal Hawks complain about GW Bush's 2 stimulus packages?

Why did you Fiscal Hawks not complain the dozens of times GW Bush raised the debt ceiling?

Where were you Fiscal Hawks when GW Bush increased the size of the Federal Government and solidfied Executive Power?

Where were you Fiscal Hawks for billions in unfunded mandates of homeland security, election reform, No Child Left Behind?

Now all of a sudden you care? Those trillion run up by Reagan, Bush 1, Bush 2 were ok by you fiscal hawks?

Colorado Springs, CO

Really, Pack? You want to live on a welfare salary? I say, quit your job and have at it!


Maybe Obama wants to hear Romney's tax ideas.

We'll just have to wait and see.

Obama is not a bad guy. Despite what the haters say, he really has had the ideal of bridging the gap between the two parties. People ought to watch the PBS program on Romney and Obama. As soon as Obama was elected, Republicans were plotting his failure. The Republican Party, sore losers, is just full of nasty, mean people.

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