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Published: Sunday, Nov. 3 2013 2:55 p.m. MST

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American Fork, UT

So is romney on the right side of the republican party, or the wrong side?


Ha! Mittens "I will not let fact checkers run my campaign" Romney talking about honesty! Now that's a riot!

Provo, UT

Which Romney will we see tomorrow? He's the king of flip-flopiness. Moderate Republican. No, no, severe conservative. No, well, maybe the severe conservatives are wrong. The Massachusetts health care system should be a model for the U.S. No, it shouldn't be. Well, it should be, but only for each state. My goodness. Has the man ever been consistent in his life? Guess what he says depends which way the wind is blowing day to day.

United Kingdom , 00

A moderate with common sense solutions to problems........Jon Huntsman 2016??? Just a thought

Taylorsville, UT

Mitt is right about the understated fundamental dishonesty of Obama by a level of 5 or 6 levels.

Why are the wealthy trying to deprive the people of their rights and will? This is no longer the state of the nation where business is going to have the upper hand in deciding our future and our economy. Business had its chance to work with the people but they have violated that trust and its our, the peoples, turn to take over again and set this country back on its path of greatness.

Business and government has proven they don't care about this country and its citizens. Whether they like it or not the first thing we will ahve to accomplish is destroy the bond of government and business, they are not compatible or remotely workable conditions to sustain a democracy and Constitutional nation with a working free enterprise economy.

Sharing the wealth is not a democracy, nor is welfare dependence a right. Only the people have rights, business and government are not given individual rights by Constitution or bill of rights.

God bless the citizens of America and hoping to share a cup of tea without being spied on.

Draper, UT

@Mike in Sandy - Obama was caught on camera lying about Benghazi and his Rose Garden speech, was caught on camera colluding with the moderator, and was also caught on camera using a plant during the second presidential debate. So both cheated. What's your point? Also, you can complain about Romney's tax records just as soon as I see a non-forged birth certificate and Obama's college transcripts.

@Gandalfo Such as?

Regarding the article, Mitt is wrong. The shutdown was the Democrats doing as well. Probably more so than the Republicans. The Republicans put forth every available option for the Democrats to keep the government open. All they had to do was defund an unpopular law which is based on a pile of lies, but they wouldn't do it. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are the only ones who did anything right, in my opinion, but that may simply be because I'm not a government mooch.


Christie, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc.; former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. These are your picks for the next Republican nominee for the President of the United States? Come on Mr. Romney. I supported you to the end. Reaching across the aisle has created the problems we have now. We need someone with a backbone in there. Not someone that is willing to roll the Constitution up into a cigar and smoke it with his buddies.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Spanish Fork, UT
Cruz is eligible to be president just as John McCain was. Natural born American has been defined by Congress numerous times and is NOT just about where the person was born. (McCain was born in Panama.) So long as one parent is a US citizen, Congress in the last 200 has unanimously agreed this get the spirit of what the founding fathers meant. Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and many others weren't born in the USA... no such thing then.

So don't fret about Cruz. History and precedence is on his side to any constitutional scholar and lawyer.

7:07 p.m. Nov. 3, 2013


So don;t fret about Pres. Obama --
Are you NOW willing to admit you were all wrong,
and that even IF Barrack Obama was born in Kenya
[which we all know he wasn't - he was born in Hawaii - birthers] - that Obama is just as "American" as Ted Cruz?

The double standard hypocrasy by the fa-right is astounding.

BTW - Mitt Romney's Father George was Mexican.

Elyria, OH

Mitt and Christie in 2016 sounds like a great ticket to me!

Orem, UT

Although I supported Mitt Romney for President, he is wrong in his assessment of what the Republican party needs for a candidate. The Republican Party could indeed survive without the moderate wing of the party but it could not survive without the tea party. Chris Christie would not be a candidate for the nomination because he would not get the support of the party base. Even Ann Coulter who supported Romney would not support Christie now. Paul Ryan would be the closest to being someone would could bridge the gap between the moderate wing of the party and the tea party. There are others, including Ted Cruz who would have a chance, but not Chris Christie. As far as the shutdown, this was the fault of Harry Reid and Barack Obama. To sit and complain that it was the fault of Republicans is nothing more than a false narrative that Romney is buying into with no basis of reality. We cannot compromise with Reid and Obama when they have no intent to compromise unless we totally submit to their failed policies, and that would destroy our economic base. Romney should have known that.

Gainesville, TX

Mitt represents the dying "old guard" of the Republican Party. If they are successful at casting out the Tea Party movement, the Republican Party will continue to be just a watered down version of the Democratic Party. There is little difference in the two political parties.

Roosevelt, UT

Our party has not learned much from the last election.

why give this man time on any show? He is the one trick pony that did not attract enough to win the election. Why go back to him or what he has to say?

Certainly we can and must do better. The only redeeming part of this is Mitt and Tea Party are mentioned in the same article.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

When Romney turns on the tea party in Utah, the tea party is over.

Counter Intelligence
Salt Lake City, UT

Clinton supporters started the birther movement - so it is fundamentally dishonest to simply blame the tea party. Feigned claims of oppression are tedious yet indicative of left wing hypocrisy

Ernest T Bass
"I've kept my healthcare plan. So have everyone I've talked to about it.
So what was the lie?"

Millions have had their policies cancelled
Its not all about you

Eden, UT

The Tea Party is helping Hilary become the first women president. Keep it up and they will also give President Obama a democratic house of representatives. Everything the Tea Party is pushing will become fodder for the midterm election and the Presidential elections. Keep pushing Tea Party - you have become the best hope for the democrats. Conservative talk radio is dying based on the extreme positions they spout - and the Tea Party follows.

Sandy, UT

Lets elect more people like Romney and Hatch. That way we can go over the cliff more slowly than the Democrats want to go. Remember, it has taken 34 years under Hatch to amass $17, 000, 000, 000, 000, although $12, 000, 000, 000 has been in the last 13 years. The idea of only spending what we have is just way too radical.

Cottonwood, CA

Mitt is right about Obama being a liar,but if he wouldn't have tried being all things to all people and maybe not been such a thurston Howell he would have won

salt lake city, utah

Counter Intelligence says;

Ernest T Bass
"I've kept my healthcare plan. So have everyone I've talked to about it.
So what was the lie?"

Millions have had their policies cancelled
Its not all about you

Counter, the millions you refer to represent somewhere around 5% of those who had health insurance previous to the ACA, and a substantial part of them purchased those policies since the enactment of the law knowing (they and the insurance company) that they didn't comply with the law.

yea, 5-10% do consist of million(s), a couple maybe a few more, that's compared to the 280 million who not only keep their insurance but are seeing a decrease in the rate of premium increase.

Happy Valley, UT

Romney accusing Obama of being dishonest? Now there's a case of the pot calling the kettle black. And those commenters who are defending Romney's honesty need to go back and check his statements during the election campaign. He was rated far lower than Obama on honesty and earned several "Pants on Fire" awards. The most honest of the candidates? Jon Huntsman.

Salt Lake City, UT

Well, I think there is a little bit of "sour grapes" in Mitt's comments about the Obamacare roleout. While some current plans don't meet the minimum standards resulting in some cancellations, it is a stretch to say that the President was dishonest about it. It is naive to believe that the needed reformation of the curent dysfunctional healthcare system won't have some glitches in it. When are we going to wake up and recognize that the current healthcare system is way too expensive and the outcomes of the current care are worse than what many other countries achieve where the cost is about half that of the American system. The real "elephant in the room" is the cost of the existing system which is NOT sustainable. While the President's approach isn't perfect, it is a step in the right direction. Sitting on our behusters and accepting the staus quo with the Hosptials, Homecare Companys, Insurance Companys and Healtcare Providers bleeding us to death with their unjustifiable fee structures and profiteering is not the answer either!

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