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Published: Thursday, April 25 2013 6:50 p.m. MDT

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Glendora, CA

Instead of a "white flag", it sounds more like a pragmatic approach and concession to the fact that the GOP truly is out-of-touch with the rest of the country. They desperately need to regroup and re-strategize. I don't think there is much unity in the GOP, mainly due to the fact that they are largely comprised of alpha types, who are used to running their own companies. Hence, the mud-slinging in-fighting during the GOP primaries. They were even more self-cannibalizing than the Dems. Reap what ye have sown, elephants.

Washington, UT

I wouldn't let Axelrod or any other Democrats anywhere near my event. Democrats have brought this country down to new lows, morally and economically.

Merritt Island, Fl

I hope the retreat will focus on what the nation needs to focus on in the next 30 years. Should heavy and light manufacturing be encouraged and bring back industries from overseas. Is the R&D efforts here keeping up with the world. What is necessary that can support real jobs for the working family and get away from focusing on only wealth enhansement in the markets.

I am especially hopeful this is not a "rebranding" strategy meeting, developing fluff with no substance and no plan to change the basic core principles of the current GOP.

Midwest Mom
Soldiers Grove, WI

"Jowers said the list of speakers shows that Romney 'remains a very vital part of the political and policymaking universe" post-election.'"

While the list of speakers may impress, the price per person says this is also about paying off campaign debt.

Hayden, ID

Mitt Romney is proof that the majority of Americans will not vote for principle, but they will vote for something free from the government, even though the government can not pay for it. We got exactly what we voted for; moral decay, economic chaos and a dying country!

Jemez Springs, NM

An advantage of a private retreat is that we won't hear the proceedings. I wish our elected officials would speak only when spoken to.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

Mountanman said: "Mitt Romney is proof that the majority of Americans will not vote for principle, but they will vote for something free from the government, even though the government can not pay for it. We got exactly what we voted for; moral decay, economic chaos and a dying country!"

So then you'll be there giving money to mitt, right?
Don't you want to save the country from moral decay, economic chaos?
Do you actually believe what you repeat from your radio?

Mitt Romney NOT being President is proof that not all Americans believe everything they hear on the radio and actually understand better than those educated by entertainers.

HS Fan
Salt Lake City, UT

One has to wonder why you live in our great country after reading your constant negative posts how terrible this country is and what it has become. Seeing the sacrifices so many have made (my father included)to make this country free, safe and still the "shining city on the hill" makes me so grateful to be an American. Personally, I'm glad to see Mitt is still looking to make a positive impact to our political process.

Roosevelt, UT

Mitt has invited members of the 47%?

Seems it is not an official Republican meeting so nothing said can be detrimental.

Most at the meeting with come and leave with their own agendas. It would be nice for the GOP to figure a way to decrease the government size, lower the debt and meet the needs of the electorate.

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

This is part of the reason he lost. He was a Republican one day and a Democrat the next.

American Fork, UT

The horrors. They're democrats therefore to be despised.

Arizona Border Dude

I sincerely hope this retreat brings into the open the GOP has stubbornly held to the tactic of talking to the GOP. The reach out to the Independent voters in 2012 was too little and too late. Too many independents were fooled by the liberal media blitz and the fuel for that which was provided by the anti-Romney crowd on the far right of the GOP itself.

America made a mistake. Many of us know it, and most wonder what went wrong.

The GOP had nothing to counter the tactics of mind manipulation the liberal establishment unleashed. They could never get out in front of the assaults they were facing.

Had the GOP done a better job with the growing independent voting bloc the outcome may have been different. In my state the independents are the second largest voting group. Nation wide, they are close to that status. Ignoring them isn't good tactics.

God bless the United States of America.

Mapleton, UT

The Facts of Life (as I see them) for Republicans

Not to upset my Republican friends, but I will tell you frankly that Rand Paul, Rick Santorum, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, Michelle Bachmann, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, etc., will never under any imaginable circumstances be elected president of the United States of America. And adding the likes of Herman Cain and Donald Trump to the mix only makes matters worse. Any of them gives an unfair advantage to an opposing Democratic candidate such as Hillary Clinton.

Pushing ultra-conservatism at the national level is largely a fool's errand. There is of course the momentary thrill of a presidential campaign, but in the end there is always the bitter aftertaste of wasted time and money.

Why not play the game for real and consider for U.S. president more moderate and acceptable Republican candidates of genuine ability and proven leadership such as Michael Bloomberg, Chris Christie and Jeb Bush? And come to think of it wouldn't that also be a good idea in choosing our Utah representatives here and in Washington?

clearfield, UT

Happy Valley Heretic

The thing that gives me hope for America is that Obama got less votes this time than in his first election. So that at least is showing a trend in the right direction. Plus, it is the effects of entertainers as you put it, from Hollywood, as well as on the major news networks that are keeping the low information voters from the whole truth. If America does as they usually do, after an 8 year run by one party, they will vote in a Republican in 2016.

Santa Monica, CA

But please---no Democrats with cell phone video! LOL--Just kidding Mitt! Well, 47% in jest I guess I should say!

Salt Lake City, UT

Romney's intelligent approach to a national industrial policy comes through in this gathering. The low information voters continue to object to rational debate and instead focus on class warfare. No wonder the framers of the Constitution had reservations about a direct vote for the president and the tyranny of the majority. Liberals still want the inmates to run the asylum.

Sanpete, UT


Really? Michael Bloomberg as a leader? What has he led on? He isn't leading, he is dictating. His decisions. A leader listens to the people they represent. Banning soft drinks, ear phones, and monitoring baby formula and narcotics in hospitals is not leading. It is being a school yard bully who throws a fit and gets what he wants because people will do nothing to stop him.

Pick another example of a leader.

Everett, 00

Looks more like a Utah version of the "Bilderber Group" to me.

Secret Meetings, Political neutrality -
The rich who truely control the world.

Meanwhile --
Glad to see the "Democrat haters" out in force this morning.
Wouldn't want Americans to come together and improve America as the "United" States of America.
Always gotta a bone to pick, and axe to grind, a chip on a shoulder -- and political point to score.

Talk about being divisive to the root core...

Herbert Gravy
Salinas, CA

Right. The Republican Party is "out of touch"! Why don't we all just apply for disability and kick back? It is so easy to get these days. Rock on!

Salt Lake City, UT

"Mitt Romney is proof that the majority of Americans will not vote for principle, but they will vote for something free from the government, even though the government can not pay for it. We got exactly what we voted for; moral decay, economic chaos and a dying country!"

You're just upset you didn't get the free tax cuts Romney promised without providing any real way to pay them in the budget.

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