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Published: Thursday, Sept. 5 2013 9:05 a.m. MDT

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Thinkman
Provo, UT

To quote a famous so-called leader: "What difference (at this point) Senator, does it make?"

Seriously, can we stop looking in the rear view mirror and pine for what might have been with Mitt? I'm not sure how much better shape we would be in given the out of control bureaucracy and spending we have from the federal government.

worf
Mcallen, TX

We get what we elect.

Our elected officials are a reflection of our society.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

Don't blame me, I voted for Mitt Romney!

not here
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

He lost why don't he sit down and shut up? And this paper is the only carrying this story, and is this really news at all?

Mark B
Eureka, CA

In the course of a long campaign, lots of things get said about lots of issues. It's impossible to be wrong about everything as much as it is to be unfailingly correct. With clever editing, you can make anyone into a genius.

We'll never know precisely how a Romney administration would have led the nation, but it's not impossible to consider "more war" as a real possibility.

IMAN
Marlborough, MA

His biggest fans are no more specific about issues than he was. And in the end he still will never be the POTUS and for very good reasons.

Monk
Pleasant Grove, UT

A serious question needs to be asked. In all seriousness - Did this article need to be written? If your answer is "yes" - what are the reasons? How is it newsworthy that Romney said some stuff a few months/years ago? DNews - pick up your news game. There is serious stuff going on in the world.

GZE
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Like clcokwork, these "If Mitt had won" stories.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

Prediction rates go up when you take both sides of many issues depending on what's convenient at the time.

joe5
South Jordan, UT

Monk: If we don't learn from our mistakes we are doomed to repeat them.

People can disagree whether the election of Obama is a national mistake. But if we don't at least discuss it, then we will continue to follow the same pattern and face the same problems. Those that like the pattern we are following will reject this out of hand or, like some commenters on here, simply put their fingers in their ears and refuse to listen. Those that are extremely unhappy with what's happening in our nation will take this information and trumpet it as loud as they can. Both positions are equally unable to be involved in meaningful discussion.

However, there are those (I like to think a fairly good segment of our society) that are capable of introspection, discussion, listening, and even changing their minds on occasion.

Just because you don't like the article doesn't preclude reasonable people from considering what we can learn from the past. This article was written for us, not you.

David
Centerville, UT

Buyers often justify a bad purchase by rationalizing away the bad. This certainly seems to be the case with Obama supporters.

On the flip side, when a great deal is missed or lost, we often regret losing the opportunity. This is the case with Romney supporters.

GiuseppeG
Murray, Utah

The relevance is that trite sound bytes have taken over serious debate in our nation's politics. It works both ways and the only ones to blame for allowing it is us, as voters. So this story is relevant to try to help us avoid it in the future.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

Based on his first term in office Mr. Obama should not have been reelected. He has consistently won over Americans with his saavy talk, which is a shame. I voted for Mr. Romney but I'm not sure he was the right person for the job. He was certainly a better choice than Mr. Obama. Just look at the Syrian issues we're currently facing. Mr. Obama is not a leader, he's not making decisions that will benefit our country or those poor Syrians who are being murdered by their country's leaders. What a shame that we have a ghost leader like Mr. Obama, he's not benefiting anyone.

Noodlekaboodle
Poplar Grove, UT

So we are seriously discussing what Mitt Romney would have done if elected, based on a BuzzFeed article. I like the Buzzfeed website, but the top storys on their page right now are "17 Disney characters and the actors that play them", "16 disapointing pintrest beauty fails" and "This is what it looks like when two Spanish hipsters take Super Mario themed engagement photos."
Maybe it's just my opinion, but BuzzFeed is not the internets most reliable news source....

Mark B
Eureka, CA

"ghost leader"? Does this represent a change from yesterday's epithet - "tyrant"? I'm catching the implication that Pres. Mitt would somehow have kept anything bad from happening in Syria. By preemptive attack, I guess. It worked so well under GWB.

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

not here,
Just wondering... did you write this same complaint to the paper when Al Gore did not " sit down and shut up" when he lost? Democrats played the same game for the next 4 years, and again after Kerry lost.

Did you complain when past Democrat Presidents came out and criticized subsequent Republican Presidents? (Republican Presidents have NOT done that).

At least President Bush is being quiet. He could be saying "I told you so", like President Clinton and Carter have been doing making millions on the speaking circuit criticizing future Presidents.

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

@not here
10:12 a.m.

Re "He lost why don't he sit down and shut up?"...

Keep in mind... it's not Mitt Romney saying this. It's some finance guy from his campaign. Romney has actually been quite silent since the election. So let's not pretend or mis-represent that Romney is the one saying he was right. It's some random guy from his campaign that wanted some media attention.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

"Everything" except the election night results...

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

The reporter (no byline) wrote this:
America could have...steered clear of the housing crisis if Al Gore had won the 2000 presidential race.

I'd really like to hear more on that.

worf
Mcallen, TX

May our Obama voters get what they voted for.

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