2016 presidential hopefuls gathering for Romney Deer Valley retreat


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  • CDL Los Angeles, CA
    June 14, 2014 4:38 p.m.

    The current Govt. has already been bought and paid for. The current power brokers have only gotten more wealthy, and the middle class has suffered for it and will continue to for a very long time. Those they purported to want to help have only languished with no real and lasting help in sight. Its time to change, it's time that real jobs are created and that will only happen with the appropriate environment. Not the hostile environment that the current administration is dedicated to pushing down this countries throats.

  • Harley Rider Small Town, CT
    June 13, 2014 8:01 p.m.

    Rand Paul is head and shoulders above anyone else. Of course the controlled media will campaign against him just like they did to his Dad, so seek the truth on your own.

  • mrjj69 bountiful, UT
    June 13, 2014 6:33 p.m.

    After Cantor's loss, hopefully republican will understand voters are alienated by big money politics.

  • suzyk#1 Mount Pleasant, UT
    June 13, 2014 3:56 p.m.

    I would like to see Dr. Ben Carson as our next President of the United States. Everything I've read and the programs have been very convincing that he would be a honest, articulate, humble and good choice for our USA. Next time you get a chance to listen to him - do it...you will understand what I am saying. He's intelligent, he's a man of integrity and he truly loves our United States of America.

  • skeptic Phoenix, AZ
    June 13, 2014 2:23 p.m.

    @Bomar, So who do you think owns our government if not Big Corporations.

  • brotherJonathan SLC, UT
    June 13, 2014 2:18 p.m.

    A peaceful revolution ending unfair, unjust laws. Doing this one moral act against our instinct program, will free mankind with choice. To follow Satan/instinct's direction, or be moral creatures and DO WHAT IS RIGHT. Belief in God/atheist, do we follow our conscience? Obviously we have been operated by instinct mechanism to do nothing for the repair of unfair government practices/laws. When all we really have to do; is open our mouths and demonstrate logic of our true current reality... Unjust ..Right here in America, We dishonor our oath to God and Country to Now remain Silent...Bribery must be stopped this Day. Not some time in the near future.. Rationalization created by sub-conscience mechanism operating reality for your conscious mind.
    Finally. Do we do this moral thing? To take action, to honor each other's rights, Our equality under all laws. Goal; Ethical, logic driven society, knowing right from wrong. Respecting others rights. We are more than animals driven by Satan/instinct programs.???
    Repair what is broken, Our equality is the only moral path to be on.
    Nothing may defy this rule of constitutional law.
    Citizens are Equal Under All Laws And Practices....
    Open Mouths.

  • LiberalJimmy Salt Lake City, UT
    June 13, 2014 1:05 p.m.

    @U-tard...Once again. Incorrect and inaccurate posting. This luxury "retreat" was never scheduled on being located in WVC. Where would they have it? The Best Western on 3500 South & Decker Lake Drive? Wake up man!

  • bullet56 Olympia, WA
    June 13, 2014 12:59 p.m.

    Looks like the GOP kingmaker has brought together those who can help his family gain more wealth and those who represent the interest of those at the top or the economic food chain. I wonder what they will talk about. Will they have any new ideas to move the country forward? I doubt it. It will be a love fest with the defined by what they all hate in common. Too bad that America wastes so much potential by infighting. It won't matter in the long run what happens at Deer Valley; because with out immigration reform and the Hispanic vote, the is no way that a republican can win the white house. Thanks Mitt and company.

  • Bruce A. Frank San Jose, CA
    June 13, 2014 11:44 a.m.

    LOU Montana, you just laid out, beautifully, the true heartfelt, but hidden and successfully miss-attributed as a "Republican" plan, intent of the Democrat party. Do a little historical research to understand that the Democrat Party is the root of all of the overt racism in this country...ranging back to the establishment of the KKK; moving forward to embrace Margaret Sanger's plan to eliminate, what she called "inferior" people of color, through abortion; on to the Dems near hysterical attempt to prevent the Republican Party from passing the Civil Rights act. Right up to today's ongoing campaign to keep Blacks believing that they cannot make it without handouts from the government, thus keeping them "on the plantation" and in line when it is time to vote (If those Republicans get elected y'all will lose your monthly dole from the Federal Plantation Authority!).

  • apm22 sparks, NV
    June 13, 2014 10:47 a.m.

    Deseret News censored my prior comment about this being an oligarchy type meeting in Deer Valley, Utah. This meeting symbolizes what is wrong with politics in Utah and the nation. Our political situation is much more deplorable than it was in the 1770's.

  • Bomar Roberts, ID
    June 13, 2014 10:36 a.m.

    LOU Montana,
    It's not the Big Corporations that are stealing our wealth, retirement and freedoms but our Federal Government. The overt, overbearing taxes and hidden taxes on the working class in this country are stealing, not only our wealth and future, but our children's. Do you think our younger generations are going to see any social security. The answer is NO and our healthcare system will soon be what the VA medical system has become.
    I don't like what's going on at Deer Valley anymore than Obama meeting with the "Hollywood Elite" or the Silicon Valley mega rich to raise literally Millions of Dollars.

  • SharpHooks Sandy, UT
    June 13, 2014 10:28 a.m.

    They are gathering to figure out whom to nominate after Hillary Clinton's 2 terms.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    June 13, 2014 10:22 a.m.

    If Mr. Romney was a "gluten" for punishment, he would have "oodles" of noodles.

  • brotherJonathan SLC, UT
    June 13, 2014 9:30 a.m.

    Only one subject needs the full attention of "we the people". Our equality is broken. Corporate bribery is provable in any court of law. No one has been able to open their instinct driven mouths to say bribery must be stopped. Not Republican, or Democrat or libertarian, etc. Not one leader can say, to the media: 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.
    I agree that corporate political contributions are not lawful and violate state and federal bribery statutes because of "corporate mission laws" that protect share holders funds (from fraud/embezzlement); funds must be spent on profit, potential profit or humanitarian expenditures only. So intent cannot be freedom of speech but seeking influence for profit.
    If you believe that corporate contributions (under corporate mission laws) are lawful: Sign down here instead:
    (print this and try to get any public official to sign their true beliefs. Either bribery is a crime or the U.S. Supreme court's ruling as "Freedom of Speech" is correct and lawful.
    Open Mouths..

  • StaciLynn Richfield, UT
    June 13, 2014 9:29 a.m.

    "Utah Democratic Party Chairman Peter Corroon said while Republicans "gather in luxury""

    Does the Democratic Party really believe that citizens think they only meet in hotels with $30 rooms & talk while doing humanitarian work? Has anyone seen a poor person from either party run for office? Romney has proven he knows how to operate businesses, several of them over the years with a lot of success, now everyone may not agree with all of his business ideas just as we shake our heads when we see many local business make decisions we would never make, sometimes those are successful decisions other times not, regardless of that it is the business owners decisions to make & consequences to deal with. Obviously Romney has learned how to market well & how to network & this retreat is all about networking which is something you have to do in the political venue. He would probably do well in an appointed position of the Presidential Cabinet in a financial position that is where he could really help this country & his religious affiliations should not be an issue, LDS men have served in these types of positions before.

  • Bored to the point of THIS! Ogden, UT
    June 13, 2014 9:20 a.m.

    So, will this event air on a 2014 version of "lifestyles of the rich and shameless"?

    Check you television listings...

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    June 13, 2014 9:16 a.m.

    If naysayers take the time to look at their beloved Tribune. Even they had to print the facts. Obama is now as popular as Bush! Congratulations!

    Hopefully this translates into the loss of the Senate to the democrats who have inflicted twice the damage that Bush ever did. In fact more than all of the losers back to Washington combined.

    Let's vote in people with brains, rather than those with money. The fact of the matter is, the more money you have, the more people you can buy. The better the image you can portray. The better you can tear your opponent down. Couple that with a media that can't ask a tough question and follow it up with more tough questions. Now marry that to a voter base that is more worried about a bumper sticker slogan than actually understanding what they're voting for. And wala you have todays political system and a failing economy and country.

    NO ONE is going to benefit from the failure of this country. Illegals, other countries....everyone is going to lose big time if we can't get our heads out of the sand.

  • skeptic Phoenix, AZ
    June 13, 2014 8:49 a.m.

    Corporate America wins, American pupilic looses and picks up the tab.

  • riverofsun St.George, Utah
    June 13, 2014 8:17 a.m.

    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?

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    June 13, 2014 8:00 a.m.

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

  • U-tar Woodland Hills, UT
    June 13, 2014 7:36 a.m.

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

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    June 13, 2014 7:22 a.m.

    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.

  • happy2bhere clearfield, UT
    June 13, 2014 7:21 a.m.

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

  • ElmoBaggins Escalante, UT
    June 13, 2014 7:20 a.m.

    Who cares?None of them will be president!

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    June 13, 2014 7:11 a.m.

    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.

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    June 13, 2014 6:44 a.m.

    Run Romney! Run!

  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    June 13, 2014 5:30 a.m.

    @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.


    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.

  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    June 13, 2014 5:26 a.m.

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

  • MoJules Florissant, MO
    June 13, 2014 12:40 a.m.

    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.

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    June 13, 2014 12:10 a.m.

    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.

  • dartstock1 Dayton, NV
    June 12, 2014 11:36 p.m.

    He has my vote.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    June 12, 2014 10:49 p.m.

    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.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    June 12, 2014 9:49 p.m.


    "...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.

  • oldschool Farmington, UT
    June 12, 2014 9:29 p.m.

    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.

  • Midwest Mom Soldiers Grove, WI
    June 12, 2014 9:06 p.m.

    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.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    June 12, 2014 7:26 p.m.

    "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!

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    June 12, 2014 7:04 p.m.

    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!