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Published: Saturday, Aug. 10 2013 3:15 p.m. MDT

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@ pbennettp:

How much "integrity" does it take to run two wars "off-budget" and implement torture (waterboarding) or turn indibiduals over to other goverments who do far worse? How is that better "values"?

Also, Bush left a huge economic crisis at Obama's feet in 2008.

I am no Obama fan, but let's stick to truth and not Fox News talking points....

Draper, UT

The idea that President Obama won by doling out entitlements to the masses strikes me as a little insulting.

As a data point, I'm very lucky to make a very good income, of which about 40% goes to taxes. My reasons for not voting for Romney had nothing to do with doles or finances. I just didn't like his policies and plans as he articulated them. I know many people who pay a lot of money to support the government and its programs who made the same choice.

Now whether or not I made a bad choice, we'll never know. But my reasons for casting my vote the way I did were not selfish, rather they were patriotic even against my own economic interests.

Bakersfield, CA

It is what it is, baby. And the milk has been spilled for a long time...

But I didn't cry for Mitt when he lost because I wasn't a personal fan. I did cry for America's future and the huge debt sink-hole our kids inherited. I wanted Mitt the Business Man ruling as CEO. BHO proved he's not a uniter on any issue, pathetic and scary.

So let's suck it up, pretend to be progressive libs, and take back our republic before Hill R-Clinton cleans out the rest of the account. We can learn from Mitt's mistakes.

Pittsburgh, PA

@Truth Whisperer

Both sides accuse the other guy for being disrespectful. So either one side is lying or both sides are just whining.


@Gildas... Do you really think that Christ through Malachi was telling us that we should support a Government that arbitrarily takes money from us for the Entitlement Programs they choose???
(i.e. Planned Parenthood? funded abortions? "Green Projects"? Environmental Prohibitions? mandated rights for people who have chosen a gay lifestyle?) That is the most liberal interpretaion of Malachi that I have ever heard of and certainly not one I suscribe to...

What liberal interpretation? I quoted the scripture with no comment; I do not support the causes you attribute to me. The scripture still stands unless you would like to excise it from your personal copy of the Bible.

Buffalo Burt, a thoughtful contributor, had asked the question I quoted. Malachi's scripture shows that the Lord cares about things like adequate wages, widows and orphans, a whole lot more, it seems to me, than either of our presidential choices.


I could've lived with a MA Gov Romney and a Democratic Congress. But a Tea Party and far-right-appeasing Romney with any Congress would've been a disaster.

It is unclear which Romney we would've had.

Who is the real Romney?

This Romney?

"All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, "

This Romney?

" "Corporations are people, my friend ... of course they are."

This Romney?

"middle income is $200,000 to $250,000 and less."

This Romney?

"I get speaker's fees from time to time, but not very much." —Mitt Romney, who earned $374,000 in speaking fees in one year according to according to his personal financial disclosure

This Romney?

"I'll tell you what, ten-thousand bucks? $10,000 bet?"

I also thought it revealing that he "couldn't" remember pinning down a classmate and cutting off his hair, despite other classmates recalling it.

let's roll

@ Maple Don

The simple math is this: with current party membership numbers, getting 100% of the Republican vote cannot elect a president.

A nominee needs to not only get all of the Republican vote but a disproportionate number of the Independent vote (and some conservative Democrats) as well. That's the description of a Republican presidential candidate that can get elected.

Debatable whether Huntsman fit that bill, but you'd be hard pressed to provide any objective evidence that he was less capable of doing so than the nominee. Republicans would have voted for Huntsman if he were the nominee (they're not going to vote for the President), Independents and conservative Democrats may well have found Huntsman a better alternative than the President, he was certainly viewed as more of a centrist than the nominee.

Mike in Sandy
Sandy, UT

It doesn't take an "insider" to tell you what went wrong.
The hardworking everyday people who live humbly couldn't relate to him and his phoniness.
PLUS...the cameras caught him cheating---bringing notes in his pocket-NOT ALLOWED--at the first debate with our esteemed President Obama.

New to Utah

One hundred fifty posts clearly indicated DN struck a nerve by publishing this article.The responses are actually one of the interesting parts of this story. It is typical for liberals, progressives to outnumber conservatives in postings when heartfelt politics are concerned.It happened here where perhaps 50 liberals from SLC and Ogden and of course blue states like Calif,Md,Wa all contribute.It skews things to a false perception because I believe twice as many people have conservative tendencies than liberal in Utah.In the liberal state I recently lived in it was usually 10-1 liberals outnumbering conservatives in articles like this.Two accurate posts impressed me one was hlrust from Lake Oswago Or, who nailed what a Romney presidency would be and Kosimov who described a low information voter. This has been a fun and interesting experience.

Herbert Gravy
Salinas, CA

Sorry folks, but the horse has run right through the barn door. It is much too late for Republicans or any other conservative party to get a majority of the votes in a presidential election. Votes have been bought and paid for by you and me and all taxpayers through all of the various "entitlements". Food stamps, "disability", Social Security payments to those who have never put a dime into the program, and the list goes on and on! "Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what THIS country can do for you"!

Herbert Gravy
Salinas, CA

As Jack said to Jill as they were coming down the hill, "This is beyond the pail"!

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