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Published: Thursday, June 26 2014 10:15 a.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT

Romney runs in 2008 against McCain, looses.

Romney runs in 2012 against Obama, looses.

You are free to do as you like.

I guess third times the charm.

What in Tucket?
Provo, UT

Romney is a fine man. He lost maybe because of inner city shenanigans in the inner cities. He is honest maybe bad for a politician. His principles and program not perfect, but raise your hand if you think if he were president would we have had a decrease in the economy of 2.9% the first quarter of the year.

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

I'm over Romney. Didn't think he had a chance when he was running... and I'm not upset about him losing (it was expected). Not so happy about what we got in Obama... but I don't think Romney would have done anything differently than Obama has.

I think the reason some still talk about Romney is... nobody they can get behind has stepped up to take his place. He's kinda the last hope they had. The group they have stepping up now days... have little appeal, little support, and absolutely no chance.

Christie stepped up (Destroyed by the media and a mistake somebody in his administration made).

Marco Rubio (destroyed)

Ted Cruz (destroyed)

Rand Paul (media still in the process of destroying him)

you name it.... if they step up.. the media destroys them.

And they really weren't that strong to begin with (IMO)

Now we have people like Jeb Bush and Donald Trump stepping up? Lamo!

I can see why people are ignoring them and still talking about Romney.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

@Join the discussion: Why is the GOP still hung up on Romney?


Gee? I don't know...
Let's look at the facts, and think about for a minute...

Perhaps it is the DAILY articles being written about him in this NewsPaper?

Sugarland, TX

There are quite a few GOP hopeful right now, Chris Christie, Rand Paul...even Mitt's VP Paul Ryan looks better in a race than him. GOP needs to move on with their other options, not stick to Romney.

Salt Lake City, UT

'Why is the GOP still hung up on Romney?'

From July 2012....
'John Boehner: Voters 'Aren't going to fall in love with Mitt Romney' – By Elyse Siegel – Huffington Post – 07/07/12

'According to Roll Call, the House Speaker said at a fundraiser in West Virginia last month that "the American people probably aren’t going to fall in love with Mitt Romney."

I don't think it's the GOP Deseret news....

Durham, NC

If Mitt ran as he did the last month of the last election, he would have a real good chance against Hillary. The Republicans are going to have to run someone even slightly moderate to win. The Tea Party type will not be able to get enough "middle" votes unless this whole country takes a hard turn to the right.

Is Mitt the best the countries got? I am not sure... but he is at least as good as anyone the Republicans have put forward so far.

Roland Kayser
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Romney would get the same 47% of the vote that he did in the last elections. Candidates like Ted Cruz or Rick Santorun would get 37%, taking the rest of the GOP down in flames with them.

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

IMO the better question is... why is the DNC still so obsessed with Romney?

I know the DesNews prints a lot of articles about him. But look how often Democrat posters bring him up out of the blue when they want to poke a Republican... they do it all the time.

I seriously think Democrat posters bring up Romney more often than Republicans.

As for why the GOP ESTABLISHMENT is still stuck on Romney... I don't know. But I don't think "Conservatives" ever fully supported him. They may have voted for him (just because he was the better of the 2). Same with McCain. Same with Bush. It's been this way for a long time. You can vote for the Democrat Progressive... or the Republican progressive/neocon.

There really hasn't been a distinct choice that would have made much of a difference in the past 30 years.

Like Nancy Pelosi said not long ago... "Elections shouldn't matter" (Google it)... meaning it shouldn't matter which one we elect, we get the same thing either way.

I know that's what POLITICIANS would like to have it (they win EITHER way). American people would like a choice...

Mark B
Eureka, CA

How much "inner city shenanigans" does it take to lose an election by about a hundred electoral votes? And it looks as though Wall Street is perfectly content with who DID get elected.

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

Romney is talked about a lot mainly because the GOP doesn't seem to find any of the other contenders anything to get excited about.

St.George, Utah

His looks are thought to be better than everyone else.
Has the most money.
Has the "perfect" wife and a very picturesque family.
Has owns more beautiful homes than anyone else.
He has not been involved in a big scandal.
His mind appears to be quite malleable, when that becomes necessary.
He Is willing to organize and pay for all the GOP political get togethers in Park City every year.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

Its pretty simple...

The GOP isn't hung up on Romney.

It's just the dnews.

Seriously, check out the GOP's website, Fox News, Heritage, and Rush's websites. None of them have Romney articles. Check out the dnews right now? 3.

Salt Lake City, UT

’Voter turnout numbers point to GOP enthusiasm gap’ – By Nancy Benac – AP – Published by DSNews - 02/02/12

‘WASHINGTON — Voter turnout numbers are pointing to a potential enthusiasm deficit for Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney.’

’No true love: GOP electorate still holding out for something better’ – By Erick Schulzke – Deseret News – 02/07/12

‘Romney’s aura of inevitability is further punctured. The fact that he campaigned in Minnesota and came in third, after having won the state in 2008, is devastating,…’

'GOP insiders reaching for panic button in Santorum surge and rise of social issues’ – By Eric Schulzke – Deseret News – 02/20/12

Mitt Romney's continuing weakness against Rick Santorum heading into Michigan has GOP strategists and pundits scrambling. – Article

Oh how quickly we forget.

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

Romney is still stuck with the questions of who he is and what he stands for. The party’s right wing will never fully trust him and it doesn’t get much better with those who want a President who will govern from the center. I like to think he would be a pragmatist but even I don’t really know what to expect.

Irony Guy
Bountiful, Utah

Obviously, the Republicans are now two parties: The Romney party and the Ted Cruz party. They despise each other. Same thing happened in late 1850s when the northern and southern Democrats turned against each other and no Democrat won a national election for 30 years. At this rate, look for a Republican resurgence in, maybe, 2038...

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

The Romney Love-fest:

Mitt Romney favored to win be landslide
Mitt Romney surge in the polls
Mitt Romney Polls 85% of Utah vote

Obama re-elected

Mitt Romney does not release concellatory statement
Mitt Romney family vacations in Hawaii
Mitt Romney builds house in Cottowood Heights
Mitt Romney holds GOP summitt in Deer Valley
Mitt Romney being drafted to run again for the WhiteHouse.

Q: Why is the GOP still hung up on Romney?
A: Because the Deseret News cators exclusively to Utah Mormon Republicans.

It's the Rupert Murdock business model,
report what they WANT to see, hear, and believe...

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

@LDS Liberal,

While we're Romney bashing... I'm not a Romney fan, but I think the outcome would have been much closer if Hurricane Sandy hadn't happened when it did. Google "Political impact of Hurricane Sandy"...

I don't think he would have won anyway... but it appears even God didn't want Romney to win.

To be honest... I think even Romney is glad he didn't win (more time with his family, and didn't have to deal with all the headaches of being President).

Understands Math
Lacey, WA

The headline on this piece is a perfect example of the 'begging the question' fallacy.

Hayden, ID

Maybe its because America is experiencing Obama fatigue!

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