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Published: Friday, Jan. 24 2014 12:00 a.m. MST

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happy2bhere
clearfield, UT

Joe Blow

.....he morphed into what ever he thought he needed to be to win. Can you name a president who hasn't done that? It is always said, a politician will be conservative or liberal to get the nomination, then run in the center to win the election. That is and has been American politics. Romney just didn't take it to Obama like he could have. His problem was he (Romney) was a little too nice of a guy. And that turned off his base, which was the conservatives. So if you think Romney was too far right, then that just shows us how far left you really are. And, in truth, with your comment that the Republicans had any say so on ACA, it shows you are a closet liberal/Obama supporter. Have a good one and I'll read any reply next week.

Schnee
Salt Lake City, UT

I'd still rather have "career politician" Bob Bennett as senator than Mike Lee... plus these careers tend to be more willing to actually do their job and legislate. People I strongly disagree with on almost everything like Tom Coburn of Oklahoma fit that category.

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

"he morphed into what ever he thought he needed to be to win. Can you name a president who hasn't done that? "

I really think Obama has been pretty true to his core. Like it or not, he has not morphed much.

UtahBlueDevil
Durham, NC

"I really think Obama has been pretty true to his core. Like it or not, he has not morphed much."

Actually.... not completely true. Obama was most critical of the war on terrorism before he came into office. Now, if you refer to the most recent Quinnipiac University National Poll on President Obama's approval, the one area Obama gets well above a 50% approval rating - even from Republicans - across the board from all demographic groups is his fighting of the War on Terror. It is the one true bright spot in his polling numbers, and one that is in contrast to pre-election expectations from either party.

No one predicted he would actual govern so hawkishly. Just shows some issues... at the end of the day... are not partisan issues after all.

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