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Published: Saturday, April 27 2013 1:55 p.m. MDT

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Farmington, UT

I enjoyed the article. Mr. Romney vertainly has filled the shoes of what he encourages the graduates to do with their lives. And even though he has been very successful, I am certain, like everyone else, his life has had personal challenges and disappointments. But he is a fine example of how one need not think the world owes them a living or even cares about anyone in particular. With help from above, each can find their own worth and help others as well.

Saint George, UT

President Romney? America missed a great opportunity!

Buena Vista, VA

My family and I were excited to be there. Brother Mitt gave a great talk, and Brother Burke wrote a great article about it. I'm wondering how we're going to top this next year...

Kaysville, UT

Reading Mr. Romney's speech makes many of us anguish over his improbable loss of the recent presidential election. What a fine president he would have made! How sad for the American people that we will most certainly never be able to benefit from his obvious skills and talents. Too bad! Instead we are stuck for three more years with a president who possesses neither the skills nor the ability to provide able leadership.

Star Bright
Salt Lake City, Ut

TG: How about his lovely wife, Anne!

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

Mitt Romney's job was to win the majority of Americans over. He failed. He has no one to blame than himself and his own party.

If Obama can't lead then how did he get Osama, pass health care, raise taxes on the richies, and get the economy back on track?

I love when repubs act like he can't so anything but then blast him for doing so much.

We clearly aren't missing out on Romney's flip flopping and pandering to the far right.


Great article. Mitt would have made a wonderful president, America truly blew it this last election. Anne would have been a great 1st lady, she is one classy, dignified lady.


The Real Maverick: I think Republicans don't say he hasn't accomplished much. What I hear them say is that he has the wrong priorities and has be a very devisive president. For example, at least half of the country would rather forget Obamacare. He is pretty free at using our tax dollars but limited in using his own. Romney, on the other hand, has been and is very generous in giving his wealth to help others. Remember, a generous person isn't one who uses others money but one who is willing to use his own to help others. Obama isn't even close.

Ogden, UT

Some may not know the following about Mitt Romney: while serving his mission in France, he served as assistant to the mission president. One day, he was driving, along with other missionaries and the mission mother. They were involved in a horrific car accident. The mission mother was killed, Mitt was injured. When Mitt's father, in the states, found out about the accident, he called French officials to find out how his son was. He was told Mitt had died in the accident. Gratefully, he had not.

The death of the mission mother sent the entire mission into deep depression, including the mission president himself. Mitt then served as co-president, helping the missionaries and president keep going and keeping the mission going. Serving other missionaries, serving and loving the French people was the only desire that Mitt had.

I think that is a remarkable story and one that highlights the strength of Mitt's character.

freedom in 2017
paradise, UT

Get real, Maverick. your community organizer was elected because he promises things to people by using other people's money to pay for it. These are tough times and o is not going to make them easier. America will look back as the two terms of o as a time the country began it's nose drive downward. Hopefully, after o goes, we can get a true leader, one that actually was successful prior to running.

Buena Vista, VA

@ The Real Maverick: "Mitt Romney's job was to win the majority of Americans over. He failed."

Actually, Mitt didn't fail, the majority of the American people failed. And they are going to pay for that decision. Most of those things that Obama "accomplishes" will hurt the nation. Obama got the economy back on track??? Give me a break. We're following Greece.

Let me give you an analogy to my statement above that the American people failed: Many people who read the Book of Mormon think it is on trial. If they don't agree that it is true, the Book of Mormon failed to convince them. But really, those who read it are the ones on trial, and those who reject it have failed the test.

It is truly sad that so many people were bamboozled by Obama's failed promises, didn't see past all his corrupt cronies, ignored Fast & Furious and Benghazigate, had no problem with passing a huge bill no one had read much less comprehended, which raises costs, and fell for his promise to give them everything they wanted.

American Fork, UT

I'm glad things turned out the way they did. The sort of thing reflected here today would have been amplified into an insufferable maudlin adoration had he won.

Star Bright
Salt Lake City, Ut

The Real maverick: Let’s dissect it for a moment. Health care was forced down our throats when we didn’t want it. Congressmen were threatened with loss of $ to run on next time, even put up a candidate favored to run against them. Nancy P insisted that “we have to pass it to know what’s in it” It is a massive takeover of 20% + of our economy. It is 1000’s of ages that no one read. When you look at how the other sections of gov are very generous with our $, you think this is going to work out well? They now say prices are going to skyrocket. Panels will decide when you are over the age of getting care (I am now over that age). BTW, Dr’s are retiring, we are adding 20+ millions to the insurance rolls – how are we going to pay for it?
Taxes on the rich! Well they will survive, but the rest of us may not because our taxes are going up too.

Huntsville, AL

RealMaverick: You think the economy is back on track? Wow! All I can say to that is, "Wow!"

Hank Pym

re: bandersen

Didn't your mom tell you, "Its no use crying over spilled milk?"

re: RG post #1

The only person that would brother more in such a short span is Hulk Hogan.

Washington, DC

Nice that Romney got to speak at Southern Virginia U. My son has done EFY there a few times, and it has been a powerful spiritual experience for him.

But, it also made me think of other places in the world in need of an LDS school. For example, in Ghana while elementary education is compulsory, there is only room for 25% of those students to make it into high school. There is a clear and present need for an LDS high school/college prep school in Ghana to serve one of the nations where the church is currently growing the fastest.

Mitt Romney could make a huge difference for the Church in Africa by helping start an LDS high school/college prep school. It would also do wonders for the political aspirations of his sons. Doing this would be "launching into the deep" for Mitt - which is just what he counseled SVU grads to do.

Wally West

to rhappahannock...

I like your idea. The only way to make it better would be to have Willard be there (not here) to spearhead it.

Colorado Springs, CO

It wasn't a financial train wreck, just a train wreck, and it had to do with the implementation, because a lot of states haven't even started the process. So you do misquote when you say "financial."

BTW, only patriotic Americans voted for BO!!

Eugene, OR


Actually, that "leading Democrat" (Sen. Max Baccus, MT.) said that the "trainwreck" isn't the ACA itself, but the problems with implementing it, which mainly comes from Republicans at the federal and state level who are choosing to pout and throw tantrums instead of giving lawfully passed legislation a chance to fully go into effect. To quote Baucus himself, "This is good law, but it can't work if people don't understand it."

The Republican Party is no longer interested in governing, and they're going to have to run on more than just trying to get President Obama out of office. Can they?

Dietrich, ID

Rhapp the church does have some High School and grade schools in Mexico and the Pacific. However they close them down if the feel public education is adequate. Don't know about quality of education in West Africa however church small percentage of people over there. President Hinckley in a few priesthood sessions when asked why the church does not have more colleges repeatedly said funding not there.

So I don't think there will be more High Schools or Colleges anytime soon. IN fact the High School in Mexico was shut down for MTC and I will not be surprised to see all the schools in the Pacific to be shut down in the near future.

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