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Published: Friday, March 1 2013 1:50 p.m. MST

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salt lake, UT

time to disappear back into the corporate world you came from Romney. If you care about the republican party you need to stop holding them back with the same failed logic and blame games that lost you the elections. far right rhetoric only stands in the way of the part you claim to care about.

salt lake, UT

party not part sorry

Roy, UT

"Tolstoy" of SL speaks of failed Romney logic...failed? Folks are interested in this man because he knows how to succeed far better than most at analyzing and solving financial problems. Whatever others have felt, I have missed his leadership, there is a void there. If you want to talk about failed logic, lets talk about broken promises of the current administration...you can blame the Republicans, as the Pres. does, but he is the one who has angered and alienated them, he has not brought the country together, he does not reach across the isle or unite the country, but is divisive and proposes very controversial things, seeks ways to enact that which is not wanted by tax-paying Americans. Mitt Romney walks the talk, whether you want to talk about charitable work, philanthropy, giving up of his time to help others, without pay, adhering to a strict moral code in his personal and public life...folks don't seem to like or trust someone so good...now there is irony and failed logic.

Ivins, UT

Some just cannot wait to jump on the bandwagon of the liberal hate Romney bandwagon even while we are going through the tough process of trying to move ahead anchored to the present regime.

Bronx, NY

So you simply restating the same rhetoric that lost Romney the election is suppose to convince us of what exactly? I am glad you think so highly of him but unfortunately for you the american people did not agree with you or Romney.


Don't go away mad Mitt, just go away.

Abinadis friend
Boise, Idaho

It is so good to hear from Romney again. My hopes were dashed when he lost the election. I am glad he is stepping
back into the picture. It is good to know that there are still good people out there willing to give to our country. I am not talking about giving money, but giving their time and knowledge that they have, willing to give to
help America remain strong. I wish them the very best in their efforts to share their knowledge with us. Thanks to you and your family Mitt.

Salt Lake City, UT

"He didn't think the sequester would happen. It's happening," Romney said.

Completely the opposite, Mr. Romney.

The Republicans made the deal with Obama, because they were certain that he would be a one-term president. Sound familiar? The Republicans presumed their nominee would win, and then they could dictate the cuts.

Obama didn't think the sequester would happen? You couldn't be more wrong.

Yakima, WA

I can not tell you how excited I am to see Mr. Romney back. It's been a long time since the election and nothing good has been on the news since. Finally I'll be excited to see a Sunday political show that I actually care to watch. I love how even Mr. Weigel realizes that they need to get Mitt on the job to fix Michigan, something we as Americans should have done for the whole country. Say what you will, Mitt knows his "stuff", we're just too prideful to let him fix our problems. After the election the only thing I could think was what I heard once said about addicts,

....."you can't help those who don't want to be helped. They will either deny that they have a problem, or say that they cannot overcome it, either way your wasting your time. At some point they have to get low enough that they will recognize what they have done and then they will seek out your help. Then they will be ready."

I guess we'll find out soon if we're finally ready for Mr. Romneys' help.

no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

How are voters/citizens suppose to interpret Ann Romney's "high position/ no longer have high position=nobody" comment?
How do LDS people in lesser Church callings feel about that?
Gets easier all the time understanding "that 47%" that the Romney Clan could not relate to.

Plano, TX

@moderate - the statement about sequester is a quote from Obama in the 3rd presidential debate. It is his own words.

CHS 85
Sandy, UT

I'm sure Chris Wallace on Fox News will ask him some really tough questions. That's the equivalent of taking a Rachel Maddow interview of Al Gore seriously.

American Fork, UT

From what I see here, romney is still infinitely and infallibly qualified to solve all our woes. Well, you don't have to be president to do it mitt. Bring it.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

Tolstoy, etal:

Just come right out and say it - you Love Barack Obama. Good for you.

For my money, I will put it on Mitt Romney all day long. We have a miserable narcissist situation in the White House. This man has been in over his head going on five years now. Everyone knows it but him.

Lindon, UT

@ no fit in St George:

It is a figure of speech. She is saying that Mitt became the Republican nominee for President of the US, lost the race, and is just a citizen of the US once again. I understand perfectly what she means. If you don't, then I'm sorry for you. I have had higher and lesser church callings in my life and have been released from each one amd became a regular member once again. I do not feel like that is anything like what Ann is saying. I feel that Ann was talking about Mitt being the Republican candidate for president (rather than a high church calling) then when he lost, they felt like they were "nobody". Only someone who has been in that position can truly understand and have that feeling that they are "nobody", when they are not selected by the American people. It would have to be a heck of a letdown. Nothing like having a church calling and being released.

Salt Lake City, UT

Did Ann Romney just say they are "use to being in high positions in the church..than being released...than being a nobody"??? Wow!!! What compassion! You know, I really liked the Romneys...at first. But the more we have gotten to know them..I think they are about as tone deaf and narcissistic as the current resident of 1600 Penn Avenue!!

Beverly Hills, CA

All you fiscal hawks that voted for Romney, he was on the record as saying he would ADD 2 TRILLION on top of Department of Defense budget request for defense. He is no fiscal conservative just like GW Bush and his UNFUNDED Federal mandates. 2 TRILLION, look it up.

Nibley, Ut

"He didn't think the sequester would happen. It's happening," Romney said.
Romney said this because Obama said in the last debate that it wouldn't happen. He also said that it was not something he proposed. Unfortunately, he is wrong in the latter and most likely wrong in the first statement. The Budget control act(sequestration) was sponsored by Senator Thomas (D-IA), the only sponsor btw, and introduced in the Senate. The House had passed their own debt reduction plan, but the Senate would not move on it. So the Republicans compromised on the Budget Control Act and now get blamed for it. Not much incentive to compromise with the President.

Woods Cross, UT

Congress controls the purse strings. Members of both parties in both houses need to get moving. NOW!

Romney won't run again, UNLESS the Republican party changes enough that he won't have to tack so far to the right to win the nomination that he loses the election.

Moderate Republicans, where are you?

Bill in Nebraska
Maryville, MO

Pragmatic and others: There is no such calling as a lesser calling. Some callings have more responsibility but there is no lesser calling. If you think so then you really do not understand the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The other is that one day a person can be a Bishop or a Stake President, Primary or Relief Society President, a Sunday School teacher or a Primary worker and the next Sunday you could be released and have no calling at all. You're not a nobody, just an individual without a responsibility. You sit back and wait until you are called once more to fulfill a calling that the Lord has geared especially for you.

That is exactly what Ann Romney meant and exactly how it happens in the Church they attend. If you don't understand that then you will never understand his comment of the 47% which is completely and totally true.

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