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Published: Friday, Jan. 17 2014 9:50 p.m. MST

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Ed Grady
Idaho Falls, ID

Mitt Romeny relates to people at the country club and nowhere else. That's why he lost - most Americans don't hang out at country clubs.

Brigham City, UT

During the Olympics, he reported that he works out 6 hours a day: that is not someone I want to learn more about: I wish everyone had 6 hours a day to work out. First a cookbook full of family pictures, now a movie, what is next?

Ogden, UT

It amazes me to see how many people have been taken in by Romney's perfidity, and bought into his etch-a-sketch attempts to repaint himself whenever his calumny and deficiencies became known. People found the truth about him, regardless how hard he tried to hide it, and THANKFULLY rejected him and sent him packing. I don't know if he could have been as bad as GWBush -- the worst President the US has ever had -- but he would have come close. He is a vulture capitalist working only for himself, and the description of him as an untruthful, greedy, out of touch, heartless human being who could not relate to others is accurate.

This "documentary" is nothing more than just one more attempt to rehabilitate him and hide what he really is. Hopefully it will not succeed.

Irony Guy
Bountiful, Utah

Mitt's 47% comment left me really cold. I listened to it again and again, trying to hear it differently. But every time it came out, I thought...he really holds a lot of people in contempt. The poor, the old, the disabled, the jobless, the unlucky, and the young who are trying to make it but need a little help with college and food and health care. I am none of those people myself, thank heaven, but I'm glad to say I don't share Romney's opinion--- so characteristic of the country club Republican world he grew up in.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

Oh good!

So the Mitt Romney fan club (which will love him no matter what he says or does) will watch this movie showing a false version of Mitt Romney. Meanwhile, the rest of America will carry on remembering the real Mitt Romney: A really rich spoiled guy completely out of touch with the middle-class, who said and did anything and everything in attempts to win the Presidency. He flip flopped so often that I don't think even Mitt knew what he stood for. In the end, he was just another puppet for the right wing.

The right person won the White House. I just wonder how many more years we'll have to read articles on the Dnews about Mitt, a failed Presidential candidate. I don't recall endless articles writing about McCain, Kerry, Gore, or Dole.


Los Angeles, CA

He may have been a great family man but he appeared completely out of touch with the average American, and thats why we now have a great president in Barak Obama who cares for all,the rich and the poor.

elverson, PA

It may be a little late to win votes for a 2012 election but it is never to late to tell the truth about a fine, devoted and hard working family man and change the hearts of the American people's view of the Romney family and the Mormon Church in general. Eye opener and moving!

Uncle Rico
Sandy, UT

@ KJB1

ya because Obama has done such a great job... really?


I believe that Mitt tries to do what is right. Any public official that remains silent about clear proof that corporate political contributions for the purpose of influencing our public officials is anything other than bribery is deceived and not honoring their oaths to uphold our constitution. Which plainly says and implies that bribery is a crime and violates citizen equality. This equality is our highest principle to govern all laws. Why we don't as a people and as sworn representatives defend this law/principle is not understood my most individuals. Citizens that do understand keep their mouths shut.
Human instinct's power over the flesh, so to speak is why. To challenge status quo operations is a risky business, if you are an immoral, selfish, survival based mechanism of every subconscious mind. Bribery cannot be made lawful: under any circumstances: we don't seem to know right from wrong because our logic and beliefs are flawed and awareness of the sin or immorality of our silent support for this practice is taken from our choices by instinct which happens to be another name for Satan, by necessity has authority over the flesh. For survival. Do what is right.

John Locke
Ivins, , UT

Former President Bush said, "Do you miss me, yet"? Mitt says, "Woulda, coulda...you shoulda, America."

We know him as a great family man and a very descent person. One can only wonder what would have happened if those Republicans who stayed home (who had voted for McCain previously) had shown up at the polls. Mitt will always be remembered as the man who should have been President. Obama will go sown in history as the first Black President, but after that...who knows what history will say?

Somewhere, IL

Cats wrote: "Dear Ed Grady: Mitt's success is self-made. He donated his entire inheritance to BYU. "

Maybe. I rather suspect that George used a number of trusts and other means prior to his death to pass along his wealth. Further, Mitt claims that he gave some of the money to his kids (or rather I suspect that George and Mitt set up some dynasty trusts to pass along the wealth). Given the status of estate taxes back then, I would be very, very, surprised if George didn't have a number of trusts set up prior to his death to manage his estate. Trusts that would not have been technically "Inheritance" since the money was transferred prior to George's death.

But, since Mitt have never been that revealing about his tax returns, we will never know, now will we?

metamora, IL

Quickmatch said: "he lacks empathy, inborn, or even acquired. Without those traits I don't see how an individual can take the helm of a ship of state where a quarter of the passengers are forced to steerage berths."

I hope that you are not going to tell me that the current POTUS has empathy -- inborn or acquired.

Potsdam, 00

The REAL man.
This is nothing people want in our time, voting on image is what they get.

And all this complaining here about if IF he could have won, does not any good either.
He has to be a good man coming from we know Who, but...what good does this to be the president.

He did not take a universal position back then,
and no after math can ever rebuild what has been done to the church in the eyes of the world.

If you are LDS and run for president, you do never have a set back because of propaganda of the other side. Either you can include your enemy or you have no enemy to deal with in the first place. So he lost, because he had to.
He was to represent the church if he liked it or not, and that job was a good failure at best.

Spud City Idaho
Bonneville, ID

Mitt Romney flip-flopped his entire career. As governor of a liberal state he took liberal positions and supported abortion, gay rights, and health care for all citizens. As a presidential candidate he disavowed his record as governor,and ran instead as a Tea Party puppet who refused to challenge conservatives that booed gay veterans but cheered for the uninsured to die. There is nothing moral or courageous about Mitt Romney.

Honolulu, HI

Is Mitt planning to run for office again? Someone please explain to me why it is necessary to create a film about a GOP candidate who lost in 2012? DN I would appreciate it if you would not delete my comment. I am really curious why this movie is news.

Park City, UT

Mitt is why Mitt lost. he did not offer a stark contrast to Obama. His politics where as Reagan said pale pastel. Obama wanted to tax the rich, Romney said he would tax the rich and railed against the 1%. Obama had Obamacare, written by the the author of Romneycare. Romney lost because he got less conservative votes and in fact less LDS votes than McCain got. Romney appealed to the so called independents and lost the base. He made be a nice guy, but his politics are not conservative and that is why he is unemployed.

DN Subscriber
Cottonwood Heights, UT

It's nice to tell the truth now. Thank you!

It was despicable and dishonest of the Democrats and their accomplices in the media to knowingly spread the lies and half-truths bout Mitt Romney during the campaign.

Centerville, UT

We let a great opportunity slip away in 2012 in favor of 'the devil we know.' Pathetic. I'll be interested to see the movie.


I believe that Mitt tries to do what is right. Any public official that remains silent having clear proof that corporate political contributions are for the purpose of influencing those officials is deceived and not honoring their constitutional oath of office. Which plainly says and implies that bribery is a crime and violates citizen equality. This equality is our highest principle to govern all laws.
I am an intelligent, educated human being; why would you say I'm a sheep?
(Because you needed me to tell you the difference between right and wrong.)
Bribery is a violation of Constitutional equality, under all laws, by its citizen members.
This principle is known by most all members of our group, but because of instinct-Satan, awareness of the sin or immorality of its supported use is taken from the individual's beliefs and logic, because of survival risks to status quo operations in current reality.
BRIBERY: The offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting of something of value for the purpose of influencing the action of an official in the discharge of his or her public or legal duties.

Salt Lake City, UT

"but what he's done with that position is pretty impressive in the eyes of most rational people."

Uh. . . No. I've never found people particularly impressive just because they make a bunch of money. Especially when they make it like Romney. Nah, there's really nothing terribly impressive here. You want to see a movie about somebody that's impressive? Do you? Go see Lone Survivor. Maybe you'll understand what impressive is.

"On the flip side, imagine if a camera had followed President Obama around for the past 6 years"

Yeah? I imagine it would show that he's a very good family man, just like Mitt. What's your point?

Now what would make this an interesting movie is if the camera had been allowed to follow Mitt when he was working. Actually if they had covered the campaign, or when he was Governor, or even better when he was working at Baine. Now there we would have had a movie. And then we might have an accurate portrayal of Mitt's character.

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