Compelling ‘Mitt’ pulls back Romney's campaign curtain


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  • B ob Richmond, CA
    Jan. 21, 2014 11:21 p.m.

    I'm sorry for our country that Mitt is not our president, but I'm happy for his family.

    I also have to point out that the President of the United States is part of a system. And in many places in this vast and complex system things go wrong and things go right. He is not all powerful - he has to answer and work in the system. So, let's just stop talking about him like he is the sole cause of failure or success or in terms of a favorite sports team or a rival team. He is a man with an important job and has influence. He does not act alone…come on, he can't even speak for himself…he represents a political party, he has to please people in this country, leaders in another. I could go on, but I won't. I think I've made my point.

  • Gildas LOGAN, UT
    Jan. 21, 2014 3:34 p.m.

    Mitt would probably have been a lot better than the alternative man that we got, and neither received the vote of the majority of the nation. Neither had sufficiently enthusiastic support amongst the people of either "popular" party. I supported another man for the Republican nomination - "he whose name cannot be mentioned" in the GOP.

    We need a better candidate, middle class and constitutionalist preferably, and perhaps a third party to represent all us disfranchised voters out here.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Jan. 20, 2014 11:04 p.m.

    Seriously, we've got to keep our relationship with this guy in perspective. This isn't healthy.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 20, 2014 9:04 p.m.

    Sounds like a great and revealing project dealing with one of the important men of our time.

    I can hardly wait for the debut of a similar film project on his opponent who won the election, so we can then fully compare and contrast the two.

    We really do deserve to see politicians as they really are, not as they pretend to be, or as they are portrayed by agenda driven cronies and media aligned with or against them.

    It is becoming obvious that Mitt was misrepresented to us prior to the election, but what do we really know about the other guy?

  • JSB Sugar City, ID
    Jan. 20, 2014 8:47 p.m.

    Romney lost because he over-estimated the intelligence of the average American.

  • phatness SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Jan. 20, 2014 8:38 p.m.

    Mitt was indeed a flawed candidate, but I'm still depressed by the results of the election. Regardless of your political leanings, Mr. Obama has proven to be a terrible leader. The only way he gets things done is by fiat power, he labels anyone that opposes his ideas as narrow minded and inflexible, and fails to live up to his campaign promises ("most transparent government", anyone?). The really frustrating thing is that we knew that going into this last election, or at least we should have known it.

    I know, the gripes I listed above about Mr. Obama are par for the course in politics. And maybe Romney would have been similar in many respects. But come on, we knew that Obama was terrible, and at least Mitt showed he could be better in some things.

  • get her done Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 20, 2014 5:01 p.m.

    Polls that are not objective, give this type of loosing result.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Jan. 20, 2014 11:04 a.m.

    It's easy to see why America did not vote for Mitt Romney. He served as Govenor for one term with, left with a 35% approval rating and he could not even carry his home state in his Presidental bid. We know he was a poor Govenor and a poor candidate, why would we expect him to be a good President?

  • lib1 Provo, UT
    Jan. 20, 2014 12:10 a.m.

    Mitt lost-- at least it was a fair vote. But I don't get the whole "flip flop" criticism.

    And what did we get instead? The Obama administration! Complete with funneling assault weapons to drug cartels, the IRS serving as a political enforcer of the left wing ideologues, the billions of dollars sunk into a floundering health care bureaucracy, and abandoned embassy staff left to die while the White House spins its mendacious media bites, trillions and trillions of dollars in debt and Iran at the brink of a nuclear weapon system.

    But don't worry-- if you like your country, you can keep your country!

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    Jan. 19, 2014 7:53 a.m.

    That Romney lost the election is proof that America has become an entitlement driven society! Americans voted for more entitlements because they think the world owes them a living, even at the expense of our grandchildren. $20 trillion national debt before we choose the next President isn't proof?

  • thunderbolt7 DUTCH JOHN, UT
    Jan. 19, 2014 6:47 a.m.

    I can't think of a more qualified person to be president than Mitt Romney. Extensive Leadership skill. Inspiring ideas. Made his living as a businessman, not a lawyer. Created numerous businesses. Created 1000s of private sector jobs. Understands how the US economy works. Positive religious background that supports America. Understands private enterprise. Believes the US Constitution is the law of the land & "rule book" for governing America. Former Governor of Mass. Engineered the economic solvency of Massachusetts. Good family life. Born & raised in America. Not a career politician. Voted occasionally as a Democrat & Independent; has bipartisan mentality. Has a scandal-free reputation. Donated his public service salary to charity.

  • Bradley jennings Glendora, CA
    Jan. 19, 2014 3:01 a.m.

    Mitt is a great man and would have made one of the best president this country has ever seen.
    That's my honest opinion.

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Jan. 18, 2014 8:33 p.m.

    @embarrassed Utahn!

    "Barack Obama will be remembered as the president who brought our Nation back from the brink of disasters created by the most disastrous presidency in our history."

    False. Barack Obama will be remembered for a lot things. A lot of them not good. The economy pulled itself back from the brink DESPITE Obama's best efforts, not because of them. By the way, wait until this the next phase of the healthcare law kicks in. We aren't out of the woods yet.

  • Dutchman Murray, UT
    Jan. 18, 2014 5:46 p.m.

    A lot of Romney haters on here. Must be the 25% that voted for Obama in Utah in the last election.

  • Kouger Lehi, UT
    Jan. 18, 2014 3:55 p.m.

    Recent polls have shown a buyer's remorse on the part of the voters saying that Obama cannot and is not able to manage the government, and more would vote for Romney if the elections were held towards the end of last year. What did they expect from someone whose only management experience was from being a community organizer? Duh!!!

  • caljimw Orem, UT
    Jan. 18, 2014 3:37 p.m.

    It is useless to speculate on what might have happened had the election not gone as it did. All we can do is hope the nation survives the disaster that is the current administration. With over 1/3 of a million workers a month giving up on finding jobs, and record high unemployment for the entire five plus years of the incumbents' "Leadership," and with a growing perception, even among those who formerly supported him, that the incumbents credibility gap has done a grave disservice to this nation, it is difficult to understand how he can be said to have brought the nation back.

  • Newspaper Reader Highland, UT
    Jan. 18, 2014 3:19 p.m.

    Articles like this sure bring out the liberals in droves.

  • IsaacsTM Huntingtown, MD
    Jan. 18, 2014 3:09 p.m.

    Fact: Barack has overseen the worst recession recovery in the history of this nation. Mitt would have been a much better president to handle the tough issues of the day. A truly objective history will not be kind to President Obama. His approval rating is below George Bush. Image what it would be with a press that is evenhanded.

  • Tyler McArthur South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 18, 2014 2:22 p.m.

    At embarrassed:

    An enormous amount of people still see Romney as the kind of man that actually would have been a better choice; very few people in this country have better management and leadership experience, least of all our current President (constitutional law professor, community organizer and less than one term in the Senate don't quite cut it for us). In contrast to your opinion, I believe most people will look back at the Obama administration as a time of stagnation, where pressing issues, like budgeting and foreign policy, were cans kicked down the road in favor of a divisive political agenda conceived in an ivory tower that clearly had no buy-in from a huge percentage of the population.

  • The Real Maverick Orem, UT
    Jan. 18, 2014 2:06 p.m.

    Mitt might be a good guy.

    But he would have been a horrible President.

    I think he flip flopped so often that even he didn't know who or what he was. All he proved to be was just another desperate politician eager for more money and power. He was used as a puppet by the right, failed to stick to his guns, and ultimately was rejected by the majority of Americans. The Koch Bros and EXXON Mobile funded well their guy. But he failed.

    He just couldn't be trusted nor was he very well liked. And that has nothing to do with his race, class, or religion.

  • Vegas POV Las Vegas, NV
    Jan. 18, 2014 12:11 p.m.

    I don't believe that Mitt "flip flopped". I believe he evolved. Isn't that what the political world says now. Obama evolved. Bidden evolved. Harry Reid evolved. How could Mitt then flip flop?

    Jan. 18, 2014 9:48 a.m.

    I Lost on three levels that night -

    1. My Religion
    2. My University
    3. My Political Idiology

    America lost on one level - A fin man who would have been a great President.

  • embarrassed Utahn! Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 18, 2014 8:57 a.m.

    "I told you so" ???? As if Romney would have been a better choice. That's hilarious!

    Barack Obama will be remembered as the president who brought our Nation back from the brink of disasters created by the most disastrous presidency in our history.

  • liberal larry salt lake City, utah
    Jan. 18, 2014 7:20 a.m.

    The documentary focuses on Mitt's family life during the campaign, but never addresses the flaws that made Mitt lose the race. The film doesn't explain the "flip flopping" Mitt who appears to change his opinions to fit his audience, or the "out of touch" Mitt who talks about the 47%.

    I came away from the film thinking it would be great to have Mitt as an eccentric uncle, but bad to have Mitt as our president.

  • Normal Guy Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 18, 2014 6:22 a.m.

    Well written critique. I'm glad it's going to be so available on Netflix because I'm dying to watch it.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Jan. 18, 2014 4:48 a.m.

    Lets not get too excited about what a loser is. Remember this is a film to entertain and deceive and creative pretensions and assumptions. The fact that Romney lost the election was no accident or an injustice to his pride and reputation. It was an accounting of his real and inability to show any convictions or values of life that showed he loved our culture and country, and what it means to this country.

    Romney was his usual self, a real life mexican jumping bean on a hot griddle jumping around without directions or truths. He stopped caring for the people when he switched his tune on obamacare and was endorsing it, after all he created the plan and showed Obama and Utah how great this scam is.

    I don't have anything against Romney as a family man, but home movies are for his friends and religious followers and of no interest to the public at large.