Romney bringing 2016 presidential hopefuls, donors to Deer Valley


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  • 11aug1949 Sunnyvale, CA
    May 27, 2013 10:33 a.m.

    don't remember Mitt buying his first house from the mafia or increasing his net worth from 400k to 10 million while potus. Obama is slick, can give a great campaign speech but still the economy is in the toilet and the increase in part time jobs with no benefits should not be a coup for the President's economic plan. We will hit 22 trillion by the time this flim flam man leaves office and the only increase he will have on the record are those on food stamps. what a mess this President has made of this country. his major accomplishment seems to be lowering his handicap on the golf course. would vote for Mitt in a heartbeat if he ever runs again.

  • southmtnman Provo, UT
    April 3, 2013 5:30 a.m.

    Harley Rider wrote:

    "There is only 1 potential candidate that is not beholden to the Federal Banking Cartel (Unbelievably many people think that the Fed is the USA Government , when in reality it is a private group of Jewish Bankers that dictate our monetary policy)"

    Anti-Semitic conspiracy theories? Seriously?

  • Red Smith American Fork, UT
    March 30, 2013 8:32 p.m.

    I don't want to be a Republican anymore after 35.

  • SLMG Murtoa Australia, Victoria
    March 26, 2013 5:26 p.m.

    Surfers Paradise, AU


    Salt Lake City, UT

    I think both of you need to get a better understanding of the world petrol/gasoline markets and how they work.

    The heads of state or their governments do not set the price....it is set by a world market and what it cost at the pump has many factors, city, state, federal government taxes, service station over head and the list goes on. Just take a look at the pump prices in other countrys. The U.S. has almost always had the lowest pump price for decades.

    Please lets not start a tit for tat arguement over the difference of price in two different countries. I live in Australia and hold dual citizenship with The U.S.A. each country has enough problems of ther own without stirring up a tempest in a tea cup over pump prices.

  • Harley Rider Small Town, CT
    March 26, 2013 4:57 p.m.

    There is only 1 potential candidate that is not beholden to the Federal Banking Cartel (Unbelievably many people think that the Fed is the USA Government , when in reality it is a private group of Jewish Bankers that dictate our monetary policy)
    That person is Rand Paul - he is also the only potential candidate that would - Repeal the Anti American Legislation - The Patriot Act - The NDAA Bill - He strongly believes in following the Constitution in all areas of Government ( After all it is the Law Of The Land) - He would Repeal Obama Care ( People have no idea of this nightmare coming) He would also severely downsize the Federal Government and follow a balanced Budget - Everyone else just talks about doing some of these things and that's all just talk - Bush did , Obama did , Romney did - all hat no cattle.

    Now the media will make sure that his positions are never truly known - only the Fed picks are allowed any coverage.

  • michael cooper south jordan, utah
    March 26, 2013 4:35 p.m.

    If Obama is the captain of the Titanic (not), then the GOP was,is and will remain the iceberg.

  • SLMG Murtoa Australia, Victoria
    March 26, 2013 4:33 p.m.

    Amazing! The GOP did not want Romney as a candidate in 2008, they didn't seem to have a choice in 2012 so he was nominated as there candidate. Election time and the voters didn't want him as President.

    As good a man as Mitt Romney may or may not be, he really isn't the problem It is the Republican Party. I don't see how bringing the same people and money together is going to change anything. The GOP needs new faces and new ideas, they need to bust up the ole boys club and truly get in touch with the blue collars, middle-middle class and the working poor. I'm sorry but I do not believe Mitt is the Answer to the Republicans problems. A total disconnect from the Tea Party would be a big plus for the GOP too.

  • Grover Salt Lake City, UT
    March 26, 2013 4:28 p.m.

    Pav: Guess you missed it, about five months ago the price in Utah went below $2.50 equaling the Newt pledge that not even Romney tried to match. You would think someone from Australia would understand the world petrol marketplace. Do you expect Julia Gillard to keep the price low as well or is this just an American prejudice?

  • Pavalova Surfers Paradise, AU
    March 26, 2013 3:47 p.m.

    Maybe the next pres can play a little less golf than the current one. After all, we are all paying for it. Hows that $4 a gallon gas working out for everyone...or those wonderful healthcare premiums? I think a change needs to take place...unless the change you want it $5 per gallon gas.

  • bob j Maryborough, 00
    March 26, 2013 3:01 p.m.

    Following the storm, the seas again flowed their way as before, But now the wind is again rising and the waves are upon the sea shore.

  • FDRfan Sugar City, ID
    March 26, 2013 2:56 p.m.

    At last it is very clear to me - Mitt Romney (for good or bad) is a Republican, dyed in the wool and true blue. I no longer have any reservations about being against him.

    March 26, 2013 1:49 p.m.

    Can't we have just 6 months off from campaigning? Is that too much to ask? Really?

  • pd ,
    March 26, 2013 1:12 p.m.

    So far this Monday there is nothing more sad & depressing than this story. I'm off to Starbucks for another cup of America's favorite antidepressant. This one's for you, Mitt. Cheers!

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    March 26, 2013 12:36 p.m.

    If it ain't about money Mitt is not in.

    Not all bad but Mitt with Paul was going to balance the budget on the backs of the seniors, that is still Pauls intention.

    GOP study shows Mitt would have left us a bigger deficit than Pres Obama after the next 4 years.

    Colin Powell was frightend Mitt would have our country in another war.

    There were plenty of reasons not to vote for the man if you looked.

  • louie Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 26, 2013 12:13 p.m.

    To CV gal:

    Clinton at least won elections and articulated views on political issues. Romney does not like to get pinned down on anything for very long?

  • airnaut Everett, 00
    March 26, 2013 11:59 a.m.

    I can only secretly hope,
    that they will secretly be talking about all of --

    the filthy dirty and unsightly poor,
    the lazy free loaders,
    the blacks, hispanics, asians,
    the women, young and the LGBTs,
    the working poor 47% of America who can not pay Federal taxes,
    the shrinking Middle Class who produced and made them all uber-rich,
    and what contries they plan to invade next so they can shower America's blessings on Defense and Government Contractors and Oil industies all at the cost of the blood of the finacially poor who are serving in the Military duped into thinking they are defending freedom and the Constitution.

    I also hope and pray we get that all on video for the next election.

  • Anti Bush-Obama Washington, DC
    March 26, 2013 11:55 a.m.

    The only Republican that I might vote for is Rand Paul and that is a big might.

  • Anti Bush-Obama Washington, DC
    March 26, 2013 11:54 a.m.

    Whats the difference between Romney and Obama? Both agreed in favor of the Patriot act, NDAA,and TSA checkpoints. Romney wrote Obamacare, Romney was in favor of Gun Control while he was Governor. Romney was as much of a fraud as Obama was.

  • ThornBirds St.George, Utah
    March 26, 2013 11:25 a.m.

    Beware of hidden cameras and microphones!

  • Grover Salt Lake City, UT
    March 26, 2013 11:00 a.m.

    My prayers include one that they will nominate another pair who can't even win their home States (or Ryan's own district) and that they keep up the mantra that they only lost because the "takers" had their votes bought. Even the Republican national committee publishes a 100 page post mortem on the election, but so far only Jeb Bush and Rand Paul have bucked the logic of the right that we just need to fine tune the message to be in the majority once again. Repeat after me please: "No Amnesty for Illegals!", "They will be block grant payments, not vouchers!" and of course, "Marriage is only between a man and a woman!"

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    March 26, 2013 11:01 a.m.

    As a Navy vet who voted for both McCain and Romney, in retrospect, there are plenty of problems with the appraoch by the Republican Party. My ethnic Germanic father and recently deceased Irish mother found plenty to worry about with Mr. Romney even as they voted for him for religious reasons. The party has been painted as the ruling elite with power and privilege by the media. The Democrats have targeted the young and have flaunted their opposition to capitalism as exploitive of various minorities. Once the decision is made by the Supreme Court which has become a political institution in regard to Prop 8 and DOMA, we will see just how bad a shape this country is in from a moral perspective. There has to be some serious thought to the formation of a new political party. The Republicans are fading like the Whigs and the radical socialists have taken over the Democratic Party. Both JFK and RFK were moderate businessmen. That is what the conservatives in both political parties need to focus on and then act accordingly. Hopefully, it will happen before the "snow falls" in 2016 and we repeat another political mess.

  • CVgal Smithfield, UT
    March 26, 2013 10:41 a.m.

    To One Old Man -- and you think Clinton and every other president hasn't done this? You have your head in the sand if you don't. Clinton stayed quiet for a year, and then started charging huge amounts of money for lectures, etc. What's the difference in having a forum in Deer Valley to talk politics?

    One Vote, better believe other political parties don't allow cameras or recorders! And I bet Bloomberg and Hollywood all have ways to invest their monies abroad. It's amazing how this has been made a "radical point" to many. Do you really believe it is only a certain party?

    Bluto -- Obama is definitely captain of the Titanic!

  • Something to think about Ogden, UT
    March 26, 2013 10:36 a.m.

    Re Ernest T Bass

    "finally great"? You should read some history books my friend.

    I feel sorry for all the people in this "great country" who somehow feel we're less than great. My life would be sad too, if I always saw the glass as half empty.

    We are a great country. Our diversity and willingness to accept and embrace change has made us such. While some in our country struggle to change and advance the causes of freedom, we're far better then many in the world. Many countries can't even get past the ethnic, racial, or religious differences within their own borders. We have come a long ways in our short history. We are "great" because of it.

  • Hank Pym SLC, UT
    March 26, 2013 9:56 a.m.

    Someone needs to remind Willard what Einsteins definition of insanity is.

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    March 26, 2013 9:45 a.m.


    Obama...Is the Capt. of the Titanic!

    He saw the iceberg and then commanded...... "Full Speed Ahead"!
    While the ship sinks, he and Michelle are still eating, drinking and being merry, all on the taxpayers money.

    We could have had an experienced Captain. One who had a "proven" record of steering ships through troubled waters. Ward Cleaver...out. Eddie Haskel...in.

    Let us all pray for survivors.

    America had it's chance for a Red Ferrari and purchased a Yugo, instead.

  • GoodGuyGary Houston, TX
    March 26, 2013 9:34 a.m.

    After seeing how the republicans threw Mitt under the bus after the election, there is no one deserves Mitt's support other than Ryan. Especially the Christy and the governor of LA, those two guys not only throwing Mitt under the bus, they also ran him over, back up, and ran him over again, 3 times.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    March 26, 2013 9:30 a.m.

    I bet the servers are frisked for cameras! The rich can then plot with brunch and discuss offshore accounts.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    March 26, 2013 9:17 a.m.

    Mitt Romney is a great man and a true patriot.

  • IMAN Marlborough, MA
    March 26, 2013 9:13 a.m.

    This is great news! This gives people ample time to evaluate these "prsidential hopefuls" credentials, accomplishments, and alliances to "donors" before any campaigns ramp up.

  • BevWel Grants Pass, OR
    March 26, 2013 9:10 a.m.

    Go Romney! The principles he stands for are still the ones that will protect our Constitution and our nation. Because he lost the election does not mean he lost our vote for what is right and good for our country. I am glad he is stepping up to do what he can instead of licking his wounds and letting his/our country down.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    March 26, 2013 9:06 a.m.

    Hopefully, he won't let just any bar tender with the secret service agent helping the Hollywood filming industry make a change and bring hope to our country. Remember, however, the Chicago group uses all types of tactics, invented or will be invented to keep entitlement in the voter's scheme of things.

    Even with the words correctly used, the Chicago bunch turn the meaning into something that is not what was said. Bartenders rule in this world of political schemes and ways to invent to make money to pay the IRS taxes from 6 years earlier, for the bar tender.

  • kberry Tooele, UT
    March 26, 2013 8:43 a.m.

    The problem is not with the captain, the problem is with the electoric.

    We as a people have become too greedy, too immoral, too ignorant, too apathetic for good leaders.

    Those with money have a responsibility to not take advantage of those with less money.

    We have our priorities upside down. To address challenges, we need to first look to ourselves, second our immediate family, third our extended family, fourth our religion, fifth our neighborhood, sixth our local government, seventh our state government, and last our federal government.

  • Mugabe ACWORTH, GA
    March 26, 2013 8:33 a.m.

    This country would be great is Men like Mitt Romney would work to bring all of the American People together, instead of promoting divisions. Why can't we be one people? Have we not learned anything from our Ancestors?

    President Washington, in his second innagural speech, warned us about a two party system and the dangers of courting them. This will not stand if we continue advocating a two party system, no matter who is President.

  • NedGrimley Brigham City, UT
    March 26, 2013 8:30 a.m.

    Not sure which is worse: "Step right up and buy your next President" or "Step right up and I'll buy your vote"

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    March 26, 2013 8:25 a.m.

    This country would finally be great if Mitt was elected.

  • wazzup Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 26, 2013 8:24 a.m.

    To all you critics.....you don't think we are on the Titanic as we speak? And no one is a bigger circus barker than Obama. Look at his actions. He is more interested in creating pain than in solving problems.

    Give me a break!

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    March 26, 2013 8:11 a.m.

    Here we go again. Hear the circus barker shouting, "Step right up! Step right up! Buy your next President! Buy your next President! Step right up! Bring plenty of money and step right up!"

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    March 26, 2013 8:02 a.m.

    I love Mitt Romney! He would have made a wonderful POTUS! The greatest challenge is to unite and bring the GOP together on the same page. Even with all the misgivings of BHO, the dems were united behind him. We lack leadership in this country; I pray to God that the Constitution will stand. All forces on board right now are trying to dismantle it piece by piece!

    God bless America!

  • snowyphile Jemez Springs, NM
    March 26, 2013 7:33 a.m.

    Our challenges aren't solvable by elections. Certainly, we can make things worse, e.g. #43.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    March 26, 2013 5:47 a.m.

    Romney still wants to be captain of the Titanic?