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Published: Friday, May 31 2013 3:45 p.m. MDT

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mcclark
Salt Lake City, UT

I don't know why she and Mitt were surprised they lost. The polls were predicting that.

Daniel Leifker
San Francisco, CA

The RealClearPolitics average of polls just before the election showed President Obama with a lead of less than one percent, and Romney was ahead in several polls, including Gallup.

The Romneys' surprise doesn't strike me as irrational.

Rand
Ogden, UT

"...wanting to do for a very long time, which is ride (horses) a lot, and compete a lot ,and showing a lot"

Well, everyone needs a career. It's just that for most of us, that involves buckling down and going to work everyday instead of pursuing expensive upper crust hobbies.

I'm not going to defend much of what our current White House occupant has done, but this misty-eyed pining for the world that would have been under the Romney presidency is ridiculous. Like a school girl with a crush, they are making up a fantasy that would never play out in reality. I guarantee you Ann and the Romney supporters badly overestimate how effective Romney would be in the White House and how useful his policies would have actually been if they were implemented.

I'm glad you wanted to serve, Mrs. Romney, but the low, low capital gains tax your husband enjoys and his semi-retired status pretty much guarantee you have the time and money to be effective elsewhere.

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

Cripes! Another try at thrusting the Romneys down everyone's throats! What do we have to do to get a break from them? They lost, for Pete's sake -- thank God they did -- and it is now time for them to do what so many politicians have done, and retire gracefully from public view.

Romneys -- give us a break -- go away.

byufootballrocks
Herndon, VA

It's sad to see individuals get on these boards and really add nothing to the dialogue, just cheap shots at the Romneys.

Their service and their work and their sacrifice will stand, while the carping critics will just find themselves frustrated.

LifeLibertyHappiness
Draper, UT

@Furry1993

The Romneys are wonderful people that have done a lot of good. Just do what liberals say about all the sex and violence that are shoved down our throats everyday in music, movies and television. Turn it off, don't watch, don't read. Obviously people are interested or CBS wouldn't air it. They are about ratings like every TV station.

It's a shame Romney wasn't elected. He's one of the most uniquely qualified candidates the country has ever had with his combination of business, government, and non-profit experience. We'd be headed toward significant budget improvement, less government, laying the foundation of a great economy and repealing Obamacare, one of the worst pieces of legislation that's ever been passed in the history of our country. If you don't believe that, talk to business owners, employees whose premiums are going up because of Obamacare taxes, unions that have either opted out or are trying to get exceptions. Google the impact of Obamacare and lots of article come up with specifics on how everyone will pay more, some close to 50% more.

Truthseeker
SLO, CA

Re:DanielLeifker

You are incorrect.

In the week of the election, Real Clear Politics was showing Obama with a 3.9% lead.
Only two polls had Romney leading--and only by 1%--Gallup and Rasmussen. All the other polls had Obama leading.

As for me, i thought it was too close to call, and didn't understand the overall confidence of Republicans that Romney would prevail.
As it turned out--Republicans were over-confident, no doubt led by their media pundits.

Truthseeker
SLO, CA

Re:DanielLeifker

Big correction

Real Clear Politics had Obama leading by .7%

But Rasmussen and Gallup were the only two polls showing Romney ahead.

ApacheNaiche
PINETOP, AZ

Ann Romney is an example of real class. Better than someone who once stated "For the first time in my life I'm glad to be an American". May God bless you Ann Romney.

Aggielove
Cache county, USA

It's truly sad to see what has happend to mankind. All the hate is all for nothing. I'm not innocent either. I've spoken I'll words towards people I didn't agree with. I'm done with that life.

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

What good would Romneys knowledge and experience do in the White House?

The GOP base has all the answers already and any deviation would not be tolerated.

ute alumni
paradise, UT

And under obama life is terrific. Wannabes and takers love to criticize successful people. It like obama is rubbing off on some.

Eddie
Syracuse, UT

I just have to laugh at all the people from the left that hurry and get on here and start pointing fingers at Mitt and his wife. It must be a"left" thing to keep pointing and making things up regarding the right when their own party is screwing up this country mor and more. They keep deflecting things trying not to bring any attention to their party and their scams and lies. They keep thinking that if they can keep blaming and pointing at the right, the we will somehow forget how incompetent their party really is. The past few weeks is just the tip of the iceberg of how truely ignorant this administration really is. There is none so blind as those who will not see.

SLMG
Murtoa Australia, Victoria

So many of the people that post on here want to blame the Liberal/Left/Democrats for the countries problems. Then we have the Conservaties/Right/Republicans that want to blame Obama for all of the countries problems. Both sides forget about the Independents/Middle/Citizens that are actually the majority and are the people that actually decide who will run the country.

It is easy to blame the government regardless of who holds the office and forget that we the citizens of our beloved country actually have a lot to do with the health of our country by our every day actions.

No matter what is promised on the campaign trail it never turns out the way we will all be happy with or even what the person elected will be happy with. Circumstances change from day to day in the world and that plays on our country. The USA is the leader of the world and believe me it is judged by the world with so many more opinions that you will never read here. We need to open our hearts and minds and support who ever is elected to run our government. The world is watching!

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

@Eddie 1:47 p.m. June 1, 2013

I'm a true conservative (aka moderate) long-term Republican and a Latter-Day Saint. I not only want my country to do well, I want it to do good. It would have neither with Romney in the White House. You are right that there are some who will not see -- the peoplle on the right to fail to see exactly what a hypocrite, and how truly bad, Romney really is. Thank God he lost.

Irony Guy
Bountiful, Utah

Deep down, the reason Romney lost was that people didn't want a replay of Bush, the most disastrous president in my memory. And that's exactly what we would have gotten--more leeway for Wall Street to nail us and more stupid wars--probably in Iran or Syria by now.

skeptic
Phoenix, AZ

If it wasn't for all her money Ann would just be another nobody, so what is it about people's money that makes them worth listening to.

G L W8
SPRINGVILLE, UT

There's an obvious bitterness and jealousy in some of these comments from those resenting the Romneys for their success. "Go away", because they had one huge setback? I was taught that to succeed, a person just had to get up one more time than getting knocked down.
We need successful people to keep trying to sustain and improve America, regardless if we agree with their opinions or not. That includes the Romneys. Keep it up, Mitt and Ann, America needs your voices.

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