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But political experts doubt he'll be running for any state office

Published: Wednesday, May 15 2013 11:10 a.m. MDT

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There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

@cats

"...Wow! Some people sure are bitter and unhappy...".

see ute alumni; sg;

You're welcome!

Frankness
TALLAHASSEE, FL

Awesome!

Nan BW
ELder, CO

For any of you who are glad Mitt is not at the White House, have you checked the news for things that are going on under the thumb of the White House occupant?

Janet
Ontario, OR

I'd be happy to have Mitt in Utah. He'd fit in, there'd be plenty of Utahns who'd be happy to have him there, and the DN obviously hangs on his every word and move. It would be a love fest.

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

@Nan BW 9:54 p.m. May 15, 2013

For any of you who are glad Mitt is not at the White House, have you checked the news for things that are going on under the thumb of the White House occupant?

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Bad as President Obama is, and I have never had much use for him, Mitt would have been infinitely worse.

milner
Centerfield Sanpete, UT

I guess it would be nice to have enough money to build a house any where you wanted any time you felt like it!

Doug10
Roosevelt, UT

Mitt having a house in Utah is news?

Earlier this week deficit was announced to be lowest since 2008.

Greenspan says Mitt would have cost the country 25% more than the current president.

Seems we are happy Mitt is in Utah.

GK Willington
Salt Lake City, UT

We all know Willard is being coy when it comes to income taxes.

There is probably is some balance when it comes to property taxes for all his palatial estates.

no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

Oh, Oh!
My heart be still!

Irony Guy
Bountiful, Utah

Great. Now he can pay no taxes in Utah.

no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

What in the world could possibly be wrong with living the multi million dollar Pacific Ocean view dream home in La Jolla?
Romney let go of the very fine Deer Valley, Utah, mansion a while back.
Rather a very financially comfortable vagabond family, it seems.

BYUalum
South Jordan, UT

Jon Huntsman, Jr. not just the affluent, LOL! He's not even on the radar for me. I would never vote for him. He is another Liberal RINO Republican. He turned against Utahns way of thinking before he even left the Governor's office. NO, no no to Jon, Jr.!

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Irony Guy
Your attempts to smear people with stuff you KNOW isn't true never ceases to amaze me. You must live your life in a world of political stereotypes (and really believe them).

You say Mitt pays no taxes. Every person knows Mitt pays a huge amount in taxes. It may not be a high enough percentage for your likeing, but it's every cent our current tax law requires.

His 2011 tax returns were made public. He paid $1,935,708 in income taxes. You call that paying no taxes? His effective tax rate was 14.1%. I agree that's very low. But it's hardly "no taxes".

You may also be shocked to learn that Mitt donates a lot to charity... Mitt donated 29% of his income to charity in 2011 ($4 Million). Obama donated a miserly 1% of his income to charity from 2000-2007 (total $10,772). Your hero Joe Biden donated 0.3$ of his income to charity the 10 years leading up to the 2008 election.

You can smear Mitt with your false statements (and I'm sure some nuts will believe you) but political stereotypes are not truth.

HS Fan
Salt Lake City, UT

Can't wait to we start hearing about the Mitt sightings and encounters. But, I bet only 53% of us get that opportunity.

Iva Biggin
ramsey, MN

Romney isn't building a new house. He is paying someone to do it. I doubt he knows what a hammer is for.

happy2bhere
clearfield, UT

With all the bad things happening in D.C. I guess Romney should be glad he didn't win. After all, the Obama people say they had nothing to do with any of it, so it should be obvious that Mitt would have had Benghazi, and the IRS scandle, and spying on the press, ect. All this stuff would have happened to President Romney just as they did to President Obama. Amazing how the person with the most responsiblity has so many dogs eating his homework. "....the White House dogs name should be changed to Checkers". (Dennis Miller).

Iva Biggin
ramsey, MN

Mitt Romney is building a house?! LOL You mean he is PAYING to have a house built. I doubt the man has any idea how to hold a hammer.

Harrison Lapahie
Shiprock, NM

Welcome back to Utah Mitt! You will love living there! The best citizens and the best university (BYU) resides there. Consider teaching at BYU. I am sure BYU would want you! Also consider using your political and leadership experience to continue helping the United States with their political problems. Don't get out of politics because of Obama. The United States of America needs you! It is hard, but you can do it. Don't give up on this!

Fullypresent
Salt Lake City, UT

Does anyone truly care where they live? It is wonderful what he did with the Olymics but I would guess that most Utahns do not relate to them with the money they have, multiple homes, lifestyle, and circles they run in.

Pops
NORTH SALT LAKE, UT

I'm glad to welcome the Romneys to Utah. They're wonderful people - I would love to have them as neighbors!

I bet Mitt does know how to hold a hammer. Seriously, people, he's a regular guy who happens to have a large bank account. And by having others build his house, it increases employment and boosts the local economy. Would you prefer that he take his money somewhere else?

A lot of people fail to recognize what a sacrifice it was for them to have Mitt run for the presidency, both financial and personal. They don't deserve the smearing and hate that was directed toward them (and which apparently will never end). Do you ever wonder why most decent people won't run for office? It should be obvious. Why would any decent person want to subject themselves and their loved ones to the lies and hate? If we don't change the tone of things, we're going to get the government we deserve and it isn't going to be pleasant.

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