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Published: Thursday, June 12 2014 6:15 p.m. MDT

Updated: Thursday, June 12 2014 6:20 p.m. MDT

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BYUalum
South Jordan, UT

I voted for Mitt Romney, however, with the calamities that have overtaken this country by this current administration, I am more in line with candidates like Dave Brat who won the Primary over Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia in the House. I listened to the interview with him on FOX. He ran on sound Republican principles. I want those candidates who actually listen to Americans about the serious problems that face our country and then will go to Washington and keep their promises. We need to get our fiscal house in order and return to the free enterprise system. We haven't made it work with BIG government, unions, special interests, regulations by the thousands, and Washington lobbyists. We need to open the pipeline, create real jobs and close the border against all these thousands of illegal people streaming into our country right now. I want common sense government. No Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, and the likes. I'd even vote for Dr. Ben Carson right now.

All this money spent in courting hopefuls in Deer Valley while seeking the media attention actually turns me off. Sorry, Mitt! Not this time....

God bless America!

one old man
Ogden, UT

"Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday kicked off his annual policy retreat that puts big-money donors together with Republican contenders for the White House in 2016."

Government for sale!

Government for sale!

Step right up and buy what you want!

Government for sale!

Midwest Mom
Soldiers Grove, WI

I agree, "old man," but I think that the product line is more who's for sale, than what

One bright spot is that Wisconsin's Governor Scott Walker does not appear to have been on the list.

oldschool
Farmington, UT

I wish Romney had invited Cruz. Only Cruz and Lee have impressed me as serious about sticking up for Constitutional principles and willing to tell the people the truth about Clinton. The last thing we need is a Republican who will give in to pressure to raise taxes, increase spending, retain big governmental programs and continue deficit spending. We need drastic, bold solutions to all the problems the current administration has done nothing except exacerbate.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

@BYUalum

"...All this money spent in courting hopefuls in Deer Valley while seeking the media attention actually turns me off. Sorry, Mitt! Not this time.......".

I can only imagine how difficult it was for you to make that comment.

Thank you for your candor.

Herbert Gravy
Salinas, CA

Where is Dr. Ben Carson? The best candidate and he is not invited. Guess he has too much common sense (or is it "uncommon"?) to be included in this gathering.

dartstock1
Dayton, NV

He has my vote.

marxist
Salt Lake City, UT

Re: oldschool "I wish Romney had invited Cruz. Only Cruz and Lee have impressed me..."

Romney may not have invited Cruz because of his dominionist anointing as king. You all probably need to get familiar with nutty-religionist Texas. Ted Cruz is the poster child.

MoJules
Florissant, MO

I just watched the movie about Ben Carson, a while back I watched the movie about Romney, honestly after watching both movies, I would vote for Carson over Romney and I am a Romney fan. That is a shame that Dr Carson was not invited.

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

I wonder how much Romney is raking in as "fees" for holding this get-together.

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

@Herbert Gravy 10:49 p.m. June 12, 2014

Where is Dr. Ben Carson? The best candidate and he is not invited. Guess he has too much common sense (or is it "uncommon"?) to be included in this gathering.

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If I needed a good neurosurgeon I'd go to Dr. Carson. Since I want a good president and have no need for a neurosurgeon, I'll go to someone who has both common sense and experience -- that's NOT Dr. Carson. I'd go to someone who also has too much common sense to go to this gathering -- Jon Huntsman Jr.

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

Run Romney! Run!

LOU Montana
Pueblo, CO

Mitt Romney and his BIG MONEY DONERS is proof of how our elections system is controlled by the wealthy.

Look at the wage scale, price of fuel, cost of insurance and feeding your family these are just a few examples of how the rich control costs. They grossly profit from every aspect of our lives.

How wonderful they meet at Deer Valley to exchange favors and manipulate our future for profit.

ElmoBaggins
Escalante, UT

Who cares?None of them will be president!

happy2bhere
clearfield, UT

With the opportunity apparantly coming for a Republican win I'll bet half the Republican Party is going to be there.

LOU Montana
Pueblo, CO

Hey Old School let me give you an example of a drastic, bold solutions to all the problems big corporations face. Why don't we let them have their way and rob your retirement, rob your 401K and leave you homeless in the streets. Then they could create more jobs at lower wages, pollute air an water, raise prices for profit. Then they could segregate your towns and have your perfect all white society.

Ya I really don't want your vision of America.

U-tar
Woodland Hills, UT

Originally the retreat was scheduled in West Valley City, but it was changed to Deer Valley at the last moment.

george of the jungle
goshen, UT

Desire belief and expatiation is what he lacked the first time, now I have my Doubts.

steamroller
Salt Lake City, UT

oldschool wrote, "The last thing we need is a Republican who will give in to pressure to raise taxes, increase spending, retain big governmental programs and continue deficit spending."

Sounds like the summary of Ronald Reagan's Presidency. Reagan increased the size of government under his administration, along with raising taxes 9 times, he escalated the national debt by 188%, the deficit by 94%, defense spending by 92%, increased the Federal Budget by 53%, and spent zero dollars on education. Reagan worked hand in hand with those across the aisle and he did so with civility and statesmanship....unlike Lee and Cruz who would NEVER do that, hence the government shutdown. And yet, Ronald Reagan is considered by many in the GOP and the Tea Party to be the role model.

Perhaps Lee and Cruz were not invited to this Romney camp due to their unwillingness to work well and play with others. I personally think the Tea Party should separate and become it's own entity, instead of counting yourself as part of the GOP when it suits you.

riverofsun
St.George, Utah

Mr. Romney is certainly a gluten for punishment.
He must have oodles of options of ways to spend his time these days.
Did Mitt invite and encourage John Huntsman to attend this fun event?

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