Mitt Romney like Jeb Bush and Ben Carson is a great person, but not going to be
president. DN needs to move on. Tired of the we miss Mitt stories.
On this board - I keep hearing that Mitt would have been a great leader. I also
hear that he did not stay true to himself, but pandered to the far right.Folks - that is not leadership. Why can't anyone in the GOP see
that. Where are the voices of common sense and decency in the GOP? Why
aren't they shouting down the extremist on the far right?This
is why I left the republican party. Yes I voted GW Bush the first time, but not
the second, and no way could I vote for Sarah Palin to be one breath away from
the oval office. From there it was all downhill - Mitt's callous comments
about the 47% which includes the elderly, the disabled, and oddly enough the
super wealthy were just the icing on the cake. The GOP needs to do some soul
searching. They claim to be the party of Christ but Trump now leads in the
polls - what does that tell you?
David-Why do you think the middle east is in turmoil. Not
Obama's fault - he inherited that from Bush. The economy too.As for gays being allowed to marry? Well let's see - we live in a
country where we all value freedom of religion. The government has decided to
get involved in marriage - tax breaks, civil family law, probate, etc... So yes
denying what was so freely being given out to straight couples was
discrimination and wrong.I know I am better off than I was 5 years
ago. I make more money, my homes value has continued to increase, I was able to
refinance under HARP, and now if I switch jobs I don't have to worry about
my wife or children's pre-existing conditions not being covered because we
have RomneyCare uh I mean Obamacare.Sour grapes I guess from so many
in Utah. It just was not God's will for Mitt to be President - deal with
How much fun is it to do the Saturday night quarterbacking after the end of the
game. The facts are that the right man won the presidency and the loser lost.
And the nation has profited by its sage choice and avoided a disaster. End of
Who did Mitt pay at the Des News to have this article permanently listed as
"most commented across site" on Des News website, even though the story
is over a year and a half old, and hasn't seen any appreciable level of
comments for at least a year?
America has spoken twice with regards to Mitt and the kind of politician who
seeks to represent those who find themselves (usually through no hard work of
their own) in the 1% and those who they can fool into believing that they are
just a wink and a nod away from becoming a 1 percenter themselves. They chose
our beloved President and he brought honor back to the Presidency. Being on the
wrong side of history stokes the fires of anger, hatred toward the
"other" and self loathing, but it doesn't change history and it
doesn't change which side you were on. Mitt would have continued the failed
policies of the sad Bush administration. People had a chance to see him up close
and personal and they smiled and said "no thanks". We've had a
president who has faced angry obstruction and has stared it down like he did
Osama bin Laden right before he planted one right between his eyes. And
yes----he did that. And soooo much more. Deny it if you choose to--we'll
have another two terms of his policies (Hillary--you go gal!). Live with it.
I tried watching the documentary, but it become boring about the mid-point and I
didn't have enough interest to keep watching.
Geeze, this was last year's Sundancd.
Why does Romney try so hard to be a Republican ? He would make a great moderate
Democrat. There must be another reason why he wants to be President. His
Another Romney article in the Deseret News. I hear he currently building two or
three more houses to live in. He bought two house in Walker Lane Salt Lake City
to demolish to make way for his newest home. Recently he said he was going to
focus his next campaign on the poor and the needy. I don't see how.
The press anointed Obama as their chosen one. That same image-maker machinery
painted Mitt as a robotic non human entity to demonize. They did a good job.
Now, we're stuck with the worst president in U.S.history.The
anti-Mormon evangelical element didn't help either. They back Huckabee in
the first round in 2008 and Catholic Santorum in the second round in 2012. They
couldn't stomach the idea of a Mormon president. America got what it
deserved, the worst scenario of a two term Obama, with two more long years
I just held my nose and watched the movie. It was an interesting piece of
fiction. It was intended to glorify Mitt and was very selective in the scenes
that were chosen to be included. I am now even more glad that Mitt was sent
packing. he is NOT what this country needs.
Dixie Dan "I have to chuckle when I read comments that President
Obama is our worse President ever. Have the people who write these comments not
familiar with Richard M. Nixon and Spiro Agnew? Gerald Ford?"Many of us are quite familiar with them and can confidently say Obama is the
worst president ever. We chuckle that some remain willfully blind. It is also
ironic that many of the posters who dislike Mitt (Furry etc) are the same ones
who routinely scream that Obama is a victim of mean critics.
Why does this article keep coming back to "Most Commented?"It was published in January?While many other articles with more
comments disappear, never to be seen again.It seems DN is on a
non-stop Romney promotion?
The problem with Romney is that he sold his soul to the devil (the radical
right-wing of the Republican party) in order to secure the nomination. He was
hoping to be able to return to his true self, however, he realized that you
can't just "shake the etch-a-sketch" and reinvent yourself all over
again in national politics. If Romney had just had the integrity to be who he
was, he probably would not have gotten the nomination, but he would have at
least been true to himself.
A good man can likely do more real good privately instead of in the oval office
beholden to special interest groups. Mitt lost because people just didn't
believe him. That's still true. He says he's done, no more bids for
the WH but he still acts like he wants to run. If he does run it'll be seen
as another flip-flop. He should just gracefully exit the political scene.
I'm not sure how Romney could have been a good president, given that he
thinks only some Americans deserve full civil rights.
FT said: (Romney) could not even win his home state when he ran for President.
The last candidate who did that was George McGovern. Response: Al
Gore lost his home state of Tennessee in the 2002 Presidential election.And your characterization of his approval rating as Governor ending at
30% is also not true. It ended at 39% and got that low mainly because he was
rumored to be exploring a presidential run, then announced he would not seek
re-election. His state is also only 11% Republican.President
Obama's current approval rating is 41% per Gallup in a country where 45% of
voters claim to be Democrats or Democrat-leaning.
I think it's quite a good documentary, well worth viewing. And it does
paint a good portrait of a man who never really came through during the
@bobidaho--Really? You might be able to make that case in the rest
of the country, but any Utahn who lived through the Huntsman era knows that he
campaigned on one platform, but governed on one dramatically different. I have a
hard time believing anyone can take a Huntsman candidacy seriously. I can only
assume they're completely unaware of his record as governor.
Not sure why the attempt to bring Romney back is going on. There is another
good looking Mormon ex Governor that is a lot smarter then Romney and could get
moderates to cast their votez for him. But maybe Huntsman is not Mormon enough.
Mitt Romney is an amazing man. The U.S.A missed an amazing opportunity to have
this man be the leader of our country. He has a good heart and strong values. He
also could have been the man who got us out of the financial mess this country
is in right now.
Thank Goodness we didn't elect this man President!America needs
another Republican administration like it needs to fight two more wars, alienate
allies, and crash the nation's entire economy.Republican
"Leadership" is nothing but bad news for this nation and the world.
America doesn't need a good President. Good is for priests and school
teachers. What we need in a president is a Sheepdog - wise, strategic, and
tough. Mitt would have led like Jimmy Carter and it would have produced a
dynasty of spoiled and sheltered Romney kids running for public office for the
next 50 years. Thank goodness we avoided that one
I intend on seeing this documentary. When I first heard about Mitt Romney I was
in my early 20's working full time at a gas station. I had no plans for my
future and thought I'd work at the gas station forever (quick easy money
was awesome). On one particular graveyard shift I read the Time Article
'Can a Mormon be President?' and it changed my life. I started reading
up on the mans life and accomplishments and watched every step of both his
campaigns. I never had that example in my life and I found the man interesting
and talented. I never had good role models growing and here was this guy who had
chose a path in life, worked hard and it and it paid off. I respect him as a
man and even started to idolise him a little. His story encouraged me to go to
college (something friends and family thought were impossible for me), and find
something I was good at. I start my dream job tomorrow and as I do I remember
that article in Time magazine 8 years ago. And the funniest thing yet is that I
consider myself a liberal.
Here we go again. Romney got beat because of his lack of knowledge of
middle-class Americans - simple as that.
Mitt didnt want to talk about being a Mormon because he knew it would open the
floodgate with all kind of perhaps embarrassing questions?And what is up with
all of those relatives that still live in Mexico? Something not kosher there.
Although I am a Republican, I don't see a lot of future in them winning
many national elections. It is really hard to win the race against a party
whose official policy is to take from those who have and give to those who have
not. While I do not object to giving those who are down a helping hand up, I am
seeing an entire culture who acts as if society owes them a certain standard of
living. And those who run the government don't seem to mind providing that
standard of living without requiring something in return other than a continued
vote to keep them in power. The recent policies have eroded the family to the
point of oblivion (wonder why we have so many shootings) and put government in
charge of the economy. Someone will pay for these changes and I'm afraid it
will be all of us. Are you really better off? Not me.
It's so strange to me how some U.S. citizens are so angry and bitter at
people who are rich. That was a huge problem for Romney. You know those
Americans wouldn't be complaining about wealth if they had it.
They've been hoping B.O. will make them wealthy, but so far he just helps
to squander away more taxpayer dollars and get us further in the hole. So, for
you greedy and bitter Americans who want to be wealthy without any effort, good
job, you elected the man you deserve.
Romney is special to this newspaper. Practically daily articles about him. Can
you tell us why?
@ O'really, if Bush never stopped looking for bin Laden, for 8 years, and
never found him, was he ineffective? Under Obama's leadership, bin Laden
was found and the problem was cleaned up (something Robert Gates has called
courageous). So he would be effective. Reflecting your comments back, it
appears you think Bush personally hunted bin Laden, and Obama got the Navy to do
it. If this is true, then Obama must be a whole lot smarter than Bush. In the
end, it seems to me that for you it is "all Bush good," and "all
Obama = bad." Hardly objective and rational, wouldn't you think?
@ EsquireI did select a different candidate both times Obama was
running. And what good might you be talking about.Is it most
recently the lie he told to the country about Benghazi, to save his political
aspirations rather than doing what is best for out country.Is it the
increase in the National DebtIs it ObamaCare - Laughable - You can
keep your plan. Ha HaIs it Illegally ending the welfare to work
passed by congressIs it apologizing to Islamist and Terrorist for
offending themIs it the tax increase he promised would not happen in
2008Maybe it is the blocked Keystone Pipeline that would have
created jobs in the US but instead no jobs and forced Canada to sell the
majority of their oil to ChinaOr is it that for three years in a row
his budget proposals received zero votes, not even from a democratMaybe it is the disrespectful form letters sent to Navy Seals families upon
deathOr maybe it is simple a president who wont put his hand over
his heart for the Pledge of AllegianceWhich is it?GOP had
nothing to do with these, he did these things himself.
CabezaManCottonwood Heights, UT"There is no argument that Romney
could have done a better job in connecting with the people, but obviously
communicated well enough so that Barry just barely squeaked by the skin of his
teeth."A-- Some respect for the President -- Barry!B-- I
guess the President's teeth have very thick skin, because he received over
80% more Electoral Votes than Romney. ___Thid BarkerVictor,
ID"Romney lost because the majority of Americans will not vote for
good leaders. We have become like the ancient Nephites who became so corrupted
they always elected leaders like themselves; corrupt! Eventually, they destroyed
themselves!"---Sorry, I think you accidentally typed in
"Americans" when you meant "Utahns"___bungalowSALT LAKE CITY, UT"... how about the First
Presidency's admonition to pray for President Obama? When was the last time
you did that? Because, like many conservatives on this forum, the hatred of our
President is always expressed."AMEN!
@USAloverFact: Mississippi is the state with the highest rate of people
not paying any federal income tax (after all it's the poorest state so this
makes sense).Fact: Romney won easily in Mississippi (as well as 7 more of
the top 10 states for highest rate of people not paying any federal income
taxes, and of the two Obama won, NM and FL, the latter he barely won).So if Democrats are allegedly so good at getting lazy people who don't
want to take personal responsibility and aren't paying any income taxes...
how come Democrats aren't winning these states?
bungalow~ you assume a lot. Just because people dislike this President and
rightly so, does not mean that people have not prayed for the guy. But, this guy
is determined to enrich his cronies and supporters, he has a history of it as
Senator and now as President, more then actually doing right by the country
itself. Apparently those prayers have not been able to change his heart.
Not only did the left distort the truth, but there were others on the right who
also disparaged Romney and perpetuated untruths. Either because of their own
bigotries, or simply because he was not their guy. Both of these reasons kept 3%
of conservative voters home that normally vote. Obama only won by about that.
Unless the right can come together we will be stuck with Hillary and she
won't be any better then what we have. The future of this country
isn't looking good.
Skeptic said "do you realize that Mitt Romney also has never had a job in
his life where he did an honest day of work"Are you serious,
Mitt and a few friends created and started Bain Capital in 1984. Not sure what
you classify as "honest day work". But he worked hard to get the company
off the ground and become successfulHave you ever been involved in
creating and establishing a company? It is a lot of hard work and dedication.
Bush never stopped looking for Bin Laden. It's ridiculous to say otherwise.
And Obama didn't do squat about capturing him. It was the Navy Seals that
did it. Obama just sat in his easy chair watching what appeared to him to be a
war movie. He even went to play cards during part of it because he couldn't
take it.I seriously wonder why some people read the DN at all. It
has become a sport to put down conservatives and Mormons and complain about any
take the DN has on anything.If you hate Mormons and Conservatives so
much, there is another local paper that welcomes you with open arms.
USAlover, do you realize that Mitt Romney also has never had a job in his life
where he did an honest day of work, and the same can be said for more than half
of the Washington politicians; so what is your point.
America made a HUGE mistake in not electing Mitt and instead reelecting Obama.
He and his campaign could have done better with his "image problems",
but you would have to have not paid attention at all to honestly think that the
liberal media didn't do all it could to spin things to hurt his image more.
As for the 47% comment, sure it offended some voters but it was also absolutely
100% spot on. Can't fault a guy for being honest (and right), unless you
are a liberal apparently.
Fact: 47% of Americans are on one form of state assistance ie Medicaid,
Medicare, Social Security, Welfare, food stamps, unemployment.Another Fact: 49% of Americans don't pay income taxYet
Another Fact: When the number of people sitting in the cart begin to outnumber
the number of people PULLING the cart, the cart goes NOWHERE!Even
Liberals can't create enough MATH to solve this problem.Hate on
Mitt Romney all you want, but if you want America to ever be prosperous again,
you should listen to what the man has to say.After all, our current
President has never had a job in his life.
ConfusedHere is the exact text of the first part of what he said.
Didn't post all because of word limitation.. Why would you write in
without checking? It is easy easy to find.There are videos. Who is
inaccurate?"There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for
the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him,
who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who
believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that
they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. That
that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they
will vote for this president no matter what. And I mean, the president starts
off with 48, 49, 48—he starts off with a huge number. These are people who
pay no income tax. Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax.
Here is Romney Quote....""There are 47 percent of the people
who will vote for the president no matter what. 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, who
believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to
you-name-it"So he was not talking about 47% of Americans, but 47
of Obama Supporters.
Here is what bothers me when the left uses Mitt Romney 47% comment...They
use the version the liberal media and Obama used.. Which incorrect.What he ACTUALLY said was "47% of voters who support Obama", that is a
far cry from 47% of Americans...But why would the left want to be
It still amazes me how much hatred so many posters have for BO. This was an
article on Mitt yet somehow it always dissovles into a rant about BO. BO was
reelected President in an electoral landslide. Why, because the majority of
voting Americans thought he would be a better President than Mitt. Posters
telling us how they "weep" or feel "sorry" for America come
accross as spiteful, jealous and petty. Can't we just appreciate what Mitt
is doing and has done instead of always expressing one's opinion on our
Mitt Romney may be nice up close, but he was not running as candidate for my
neighbor, he was running for the office of President. As such, he needed to
listen to the voices of all people. I did not see that important quality in
him. Instead, I saw a man who, not unlike many who regularly post here, equates
wealth and power with righteousness and poverty with sin."And it
came to pass that the people of the church began to wax proud, because of their
exceeding riches...which they had obtained by their industry; and in all these
things were they lifted up in the pride of their eyes...and set their hearts
upon riches and upon the vain things of the world...and the wickedness of the
church was a great stumbling-block to those who did not belong to the
church...[Alma] saw great inequality among the people, some lifting themselves
up with their pride despising others, turning their backs upon the needy...and
those who were sick and afflicted." (Alma 4)Romney chose to
align himself with and be promoted by a political party. In GOP he trusted.
The voice of the people did not.
Guy with a brain says "OK, time to apply some truth to this:Did Romney say 47% of Americans don't pay federal taxes?Yep."Nope. That is not what he said. I wont quote the whole
thing but here is a piece (cut out just for space but without losing any
context).Part of Romneys Quote"there are 47 percent
who are with him (being Obama), who are dependent upon government, who believe
that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care
for them, ...........These are people who pay no income tax. ..."Went a just a tad further than merely saying the 47% pay not income tax. At
least be honest with your description.I think Romeny is a good guy
and would have made a good president. Unfortunately, he had to pander to the
far right and leave his moderate comfort zone.He portrayed himself
as something he was not (a "severe conservative") and it probably cost
him the election.
@ UtahBruin, yes, Obama is suited to be President and has done some pretty good
things despite the enemies of America who swore to make him fail (i.e., the
GOP). Yes, under the circumstances, both the obstructionism of the GOP and the
mess he inherited, he has done a darn good job. But if you disagree, not only
is it your right, you can select another person in 2016.
I am hoping Romney's political ambitions are over and done with.Why are
people still trying to make him look so caring and giving after the race has
been run? He should have thought of these things when he and Ann were acting so
superior and phony.Instead of thinking they were better than 47 percent of the
country they should have tried to understand that some of us aren't
millionaires not having to worry about social security,medicare and how our
families were going to be fed.You don't write off a big percentage of the
population in that way and expect to get their support.That's why i really
think something is wrong with him, emotionally.Whether we think that our
President is doing a good job or not,i am so glad Mitt didn't win.That man
scared the daylights out of poor people,like me.He has no concept of what it is
to be poor.I got the feeling he thought we wanted to be that way.
I wish we would argue with cited, verifiable facts rather than harsh innuendo.
Some do. Most don't. Political conversations can be civil, folks. I voted
for Mitt. If the election were held again tomorrow, I would vote for him again.
No one is perfect, but he had/has much more administrative experience and talent
than the current POTUS.
The documentary looks like it will be a good thing to watch. It's cool they
got so much access to the family and candidate. I don't think all
candidates allow that sort of thing. I thought he would've made an
excellent president, but with Congress as it is... who knows if it even
would've mattered. Still, I'm sure there are a lot of things to learn
from the documentary. Can't wait to watch it.
Joeblowsorry but most us in the military did or a moment think the
47% appiled to us since we do work for a living.
For those anti-Obama's here, and there are several: I'd like to point
out that there are massive differences between Obama and Bush. Bush gave us two
wars when only one was needed, stopped chasing Bin Laden, and left us the worst
recession since the 30's (or even as republicans agree since the
'80s). Obama ended that useless illegal war in Iraq, ordered the Bin Laden
raid, and got the nation out of recession. The results speak for themselves. Now I agree that Romney would have been a good POTUS, maybe better than
Obama, however no one was as bad as Bush Jnr judging by the results of their
respective administrations. So maybe the extremists here could cut Obama some
slack and let the results speak for themselves for once.
When Mitt Romney made his 47% comment, it HAD to include retired people on SS
and Medicare as well as a huge chunk of the military. You cant get to 47%
without including this group.Medicare is our countries biggest
problem. Look at the projections.Yet, show me one person on
Medicare who does not think that they deserve it (as they paid in).Mitt went too far in trying to placate the base. Many of them agreed that 47%
of the country is made up of "takers" not realizing they he was talking
about them.As long as the Right forces candidates to profess a far
right ideology, they will continue to lose. Currently on Chris
Christie is the only candidate who is polling well against Clinton.And, the hard right base will look on Christie just as they did with Romney
while thinking that they need a far right candidate to win. Denial
(look at the polls) is alive and well in the GOP
@EsquireRomney not suited for the job. Maybe you are right. But do
you really think Obama is?@SergioObama saved the nation
from Romney. I had no clue this was the funny pages. That is a good one. Who
is going to save us from the destruction Obama has done and is doing?
@ Irony Guy - "The 47% comment sank him. It was an unbelievably heartless
thing to say...."OK, time to apply some truth to this:Did Romney say 47% of Americans don't pay federal taxes?Yep.But what was the context of this "heartless" comment
said by a "heartless" person?He said it at an election
fundraising dinner. Let that sink in....an election-related event. Elections
revolve around "votes". And you need votes to win. Romney was not
bashing 47% of America, he was simply stating the truth: that the 47% who depend
on the government for money would not vote for him. (And, no, I don't care
if the money the 47% are receiving were entirely Social Security money that at
one time was "theirs"...the government has it and (at least some of) the
47% now "depend" on it to survive.)Now you understand the
context of what Romney said. To further prove he is not "heartless" one
only needs to do some research about his good works for his fellow man:
he's donated MILLIONS to both LDS and non-LDS causes. Millions, and
that's a document fact. Plus, he's done many other non-monetary
charitable acts."Heartless"?No way.
America will forever be grateful to President Obama for saving the nation from
Earnest T. The more likely scenario is that due to Obama's mishandling of
Iran, they will use nukes in their already proclaimed jihadist war in the near
future. Obama basically has said to them, If you like your nukes you can keep
them! When they have them, they will used: "Death to the infidels",
which includes you by the way!
I'm excited to see this. I hope it will be made available in a more
portable and permanantly accessible form too, such as a DVD or Blu-Ray.
So many posters assume Mitt would have been a good President. We'll never
know. We do know he was not a sucessful, one term Govenor, leaving office with
an approval rating in the 30's. He also could not even win his home state
when he ran for President. The last candidate who did that was George McGovern.
None of this means he's not a good man or possibly would have made a good
President. It just means we'll never know.
Give it up, Romney supporters. Romney was not suited for the job. This does
not mean he is not skilled and talented. It just means it was not a good match,
and the people who hire for the job saw it. And I think Romney knew it, too.
He was pushed by other forces and did not push back.
Current polling shows that if the election were held today, Romney would have
won. Why is this nation so foolish? No one seemed to be able to
see past what they perceived as "cool" and their government benefits.
The Obama campaign did an excellent job of character assassination because a lot
of people believed it. Who would have ever guessed that someone with such a
terrible record could have been re-elected. I agree that we are becoming like
the ancient Nephites. It's a sign of the times.
What's amazing. Isn't Romney's 47% comment. It's the
number of comments from Obama, the number of bad ideas, the number of comments
that have widened the racial divide, the broken promises, the mounting debt.Yet, people have all the energy of the world to bash Romney (who
isn't in a decision making circle), instead of directing their energy on
the real problem. Who is Obama, the senate and congress.Think it
through people. Beating up the team that has already loss isn't going to
make the victory more victorious. Beating a dead horse, isn't going to make
the horse give you a reaction.But, that is the character of the
activists and voting block. They are more concerned about thinking they're
right, rather than correcting problems, all the while we are being robbed right
in front of us. Our children have been robbed and their children and their
children.It's time to not only balance the budget, but, we need
to pay off the debt. Raise taxes to a flat tax. 10% across the board. Everyone
can pay their fair share.
Maybe Obama can invade Iran to make up for the "mistake" Americans made
by not electing Romney.
Loved the 47% comment. Call me heartless, but I think it more heartless for
people to go out and work hard, while a good % of this country just takes
handouts, while living off the labor fruits that are tax, stolen, from the
government. If I want to help the poor shouldn't I have the chocie, not
forced to do so. When you are forced to help anyone it is not counted as a
rightoues act. Mitt would have been great, and for those of you that are
upset with how things are and did not vote for Mitt you brought it on yourself.
What are we still talking about Romney? This is getting ridiculous. It's
time to let it go and move on folks.
Romney lost because the majority of Americans will not vote for good leaders. We
have become like the ancient Nephites who became so corrupted they always
elected leaders like themselves; corrupt! Eventually, they destroyed themselves!
Did I miss it, or did the article omit that Greg Whiteley is also LDS.Not a huge deal, but it is relevant.
I really don't understand why the DesNews, and others, are so determined to
try to rehabilitate Romney. It almost looks like they're trying to clean
him up so he can make another political run. I sincerely hope not. People saw
him for what he really is and was the last time around, recognized his
deficiencies, and sent him packing. Thankfully, we dodged a huge problem and
disaster when he was kept out of the White House. We don't heed to have to
face that risk another time around.Romney isn't really news.
Gossip about him (like this "documentary') isn't needed. Let him
(hopefully gracefully, although I don't see that in his nature) into the
obscurity he so richly deserves.
There is no argument that Romney could have done a better job in connecting with
the people, but obviously communicated well enough so that Barry just barely
squeaked by the skin of his teeth. What sank Mitt's campaign and every
Republican candidate to follow him is the far right wing of our party that
forces the alienation of the fastest growing segment of our "melting
pot" population. We have an opportunity to win over hard working family
oriented and God fearing people. But we rather choose to breed fear and distrust
and push them away, over to the Democrats to sweep them up and embrace them with
arms of charitable captivity and loving oppressive security.
Is the Middle East more stable now than 5 years ago?Are our allies
in the world pleased with their US relationship? Do they feel America is a
strong partner?Is our currency stronger?Are health
insurance premiums less expensive?Do more Americans have health
insurance?Has our economy recovered from the Great Recession? Are
more Americans employed with full-time work?Do more Americans
believe they are better off than they were 5 years ago?Polls, public
statements, and news report negatively on all of the above. More Americans
believe we are headed in the wrong direction. More Americans distrust Obama.
He is a poor president, undeniably.But...we're getting free
condoms.And abortion will be covered by insurance plans.And gays can marry.So there is...progress?
Sorry - 80% have made up their minds - not 8%.
He should have embraced his 40% who really never would vote for him and then
seriously apologized to the other 7% in the debates. Then spoke directly to
those 7% and explained why they need to vote for him and no the other guy.He should have also admitted that 40% were going to vote for him no
matter what and then appealed to the other 13% remaining.Because
that is the simple truth - 8% already have made their minds up for the next 15
presidential elections - they will not change now or ever. The Soul
of America lies within those 20% of free thinkers who really are willing to
listen and vote their conscious.That was the truth then and remains
the truth now. Mitts mistake was over stating that number and then not
explaining, apologizing and correcting it. That and not being
willing to open up his tax records in an exchange for Obama to open up all of
his school records - which NEVER EVER would have happened - too much info on
Barry in those babies.
@ Dixie DanI certainly remember Nixon and Ford, however you may want
to check on your reference of Agnew as POTUS. Nixon was actually a
decent president - his foreign policy was way ahead of his time. Certainly made
some errors in judgement and was somewhat hampered by being overly paranoid.Ford was neutral and filled the role while we recovered from
Watergate.I noticed that you didn't mention Jimmy Carter who
was perhaps one of the nicest men to ever serve but until Obama showed up, was
the worst president in modern times. Foreign policy, economic policies, energy
policies, national defense, etc. were abysmal.Water under the bridge
now, but we missed an opportunity to elect someone who had the potential to be
one of the best presidents of modern times.
I voted for Romney and yes I thought he would have been a great president. I
was disappointed in his campaign. Bragging about wife driving two
Cadillac's came across as arrogant. The problem is Romney and his circle
think 400 K a year is middle income. They never made that connection with
voters the way Reagan did and that is unfortunate.
A Guy With A BrainEnid, OK@ Bob K:"No "dirty
tricks" against Mitt Romney in the 2012 election? Are you kidding me?You mean like the media making him out to be a cold-hearted, uncaring,
thieving millionaire?"--- No, he, his horrendous lack of candor
on his taxes, and Ann did that on their own.But, actually, I would
rephrase it to "out of touch rich people who want ordinary people to like
them, but don't know how to reach out to them""as in
when he commented about the amount/kind of preparation England had done for the
Olympics? Or about when he said he liked being able to "fire"
people"--- Actually, he stuck his foot in his OWN mouth, and
quoting him was fair game."You mean like taking his entire
"47%" comment out of context?"--- Did you watch the
tape? The context was entirely clear. If you think that pandering to rich donors
by degrading half of America is OK....?--- How about, months later,
when Mitt opined that would have won if he had done a better job of explaining
himself to minorities? Of course, he got almost no votes from them because they
found him distasteful.
I have to chuckle when I read comments that President Obama is our worse
President ever. Have the people who write these comments not familiar with
Richard M. Nixon and Spiro Agnew? Gerald Ford?
Mitt Romney is one of the most decent, honorable, humble men to run for the
office of President. He would have been one of the best Presidents this country
has ever seen. I'm sad for what America lost in 2012 but I know that what
could have been in 2012, can be again in 2016! #draftromney #MittVindicated
That's some really good advice, Bob K. It's too bad most people here
seem determined not to follow it. Look, George W. Bush served two
terms and America was still standing when he was done. I think you can survive
three more years of Obama.That said, I look forward to seeing this.
New York Doll was excellent.
The 47% comment sank him. It was an unbelievably heartless thing to say, and I
believe he was rightly ashamed of having said it. Unfortunately, it's the
kind of red meat brutality he needed to indulge in to get the Republican
nomination. It's a party of harsh people. The reason Romney looked
uncomfortable among Republicans is that he doesn't fit. He is not a harsh
Article quote: "The problem is every presidential campaign is pushing the
story of what a great guy the candidate is, so the people go, 'Yeah right,
we’ve heard that before,'" he said. "But in the case of Mitt
Romney, that’s actually true."All I can say is, I tried to
tell you, America. Man, oh, man, how I tried to tell you....@ Bob
K:No "dirty tricks" against Mitt Romney in the 2012
election? Are you kidding me?You mean like the media making him out
to be a cold-hearted, uncaring, thieving millionaire?You mean like
the media taking things completely out of context and making them seem
'bad'?, as in when he commented about the amount/kind of preparation
England had done for the Olympics? Or about when he said he liked being able to
"fire" people (never mind the fact he was talking about firing people
who perform poorly. Hey, if you want a poor quality heart surgeon working on
your daughter, have at it....)You mean like taking his entire
"47%" comment out of context?Nope, no dirty pool there at
all....America, oh, how I weep for you.
It really doesn't matter who is in the white house. If Romney would of won
and if the economy did not turned around on a dime the republicans would blame
democrats. Just like democrats are blaming republicans for being
obstructionist.Romney lost because he had a image problem he created
himself and also let the democrats define an image of him.
Like Jared from CT I too attended church in N.H. while Mitt was there. I would
have been honor to have shaken his hand and visit with him for awhile but felt
that was not the time to do so. Hopefully I will have an opportunity in the
future. He would have been a great president and Ann would have been a great 1st
Lady. America has made one its greatest mistakes of all time by voting in that
guy who we now call President.
Bob Kportland, ORRomney's business dealings mostly had to do
with companies who were on the edge of failure. The ones that were viable were
made profitable and saved and the ones that were not viable were liquidated. The
current CEO of Bain Capital donated to the Obama campaign and the money was
gladly accepted. You have mistaken the message for the messenger. Don't
shoot the messenger. The defamation of Romney by the left wing press and in the
Democrat campaign were a gross distortion of the person that Romney is. Your
post indicates the success of their character assignation.
Many years ago I once went to church in New Hampshire while on vacation and Mitt
was there. At the time he was Governor of MA. I didn't approach him,
because I didn't want to distract or treat him like a celebrity. I lived in
CT and know good people who know and love Mitt. I followed Mitt's campaign
very closely, and read everything I could about him. Without a doubt, Mitt is a
GOOD man. I also believe that Mitt would have been a better president than
Reagan. But he lost. There are a lot of reasons why. But the most important
reason is because America got what it deserved: Four more years of its worst
To: USAlover - you are so right...and when are these Americans going to take off
their blinders and realize the harm they are doing and have done to our United
States of America.
Rather than touting a trip on a train that has already left the station....The film and the DN writer might do more good by answering the real
questions of why Mitt lost, and investigating how someone who came across so
well in his mormon service managed to get into business dealings that may have
hurt workers, how he could apparently show such contempt for much of America
(47%), and how he and the family managed to be so surprised and unprepared when
he lost.Some of us were very turned off by those remarks, by the
shifting or reversing of positions without explanation, and by Ann sounding like
Marie Antoinette in TV interviews.A truly interesting film would
explain how people who are so revered by many, and are obviously basically good
people, could manage such a poor job of seeing how they came across to the
public..... and Please! There were no "dirty tricks" such as
the lies about John Kerry. Mitt managed not to beat a President who had looked
quite vulnerable.Treating the Romneys as "saints" (in the
non-mormon sense) does not help anyone to understand.
America messed up...big time.