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Published: Friday, Aug. 22 2014 11:30 a.m. MDT

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Provo, UT

Obama can't do the challenge. It might mess up his golf shirt and get it dirty. And how can you get that birdie if you are shivering from cold water?

St.George, UT

Should President Obama chose to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Conservative Republicans posting here, would post a number of reasons that it was the wrong decision of him to do this.

Provo, UT

Who knows whether or not there is really ice water in the bucket? And what's the real challenge if having a bucket of warm water poured over your head?

Such a hoax.

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

@ riverofsun

Obama couldn't do it. It's against the law. Not that a law has ever stopped him before.

Run Romney Run!

I would love to see legislation that takes those who voted for Obama, and let them pay their fair share for all the wonderful ideas and policies they have seen fit to punish us with.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Too bad barack wouldn't help raise a lot more awareness.

CAn you imagine how much more awareness he would have brought? TONS!

President Bush did it AND donated money.
Romney did it AND donated money.

Both of these men could have just donated money, but they realized by doing the ice water challenge more awareness would be brought.

Well barack?

Salt Lake City, UT

@Chris B
If he'd done it you'd have said it wasn't presidential. There's nothing he can ever do that makes you all happy.

Temecula, CA

Post your Ice Bucket Video in California and get fined 500 dollars for violating the drought restriction law! Democrat Governor and Democrat Assembly and Senate! This is the true reality of California. Don't post or you will pay!

Who cares if Mitt Romney did it with Ice or not. He was in a Suit! He did it and donated to charity. How about giving credit where credit is due.

President Obama I am sure will do the Ice Bucket challenge after he gets guidance from his advisors and the telepromtor tells him too! Leading from behind.

Salt Lake City, UT

By the way, the challenge is to do the ice thing and donate 10 dollars or, if you choose not to do it, donate 100 dollars (people are of course free to increase donations if they want). Obama picked the latter option, so he did still participate just not in the fun way.

Lake Sammamish, WA

I wish people would do this on their lawn. Last night on the news, a high School here had their principal and a bunch of teachers accept the challenge. They were sitting on a bench---10' away was a lawn.

Salmon, ID

To all you sore losers - Romney still lost and Obama still won. Romney seems to have a lot of time on his hands. Maybe he should consider employment.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

He's just so neat! And Obama is too busy breaking laws that he can't break because the constitution prevents him from doing so but he's doing it anyway because he hates freedom and the constitution and he's a law breaker who breaks the law.

Y Ask Y
Provo, UT

Bountiful, UT
"Barrack Obama? A party pooper!"

Mitt Romney? A party for poopers.

Salmon, ID

I like Liberal Ted's idea so much that I want to apply it to all those who voted for GW Bush. Those who voted for GW Bush can pay for his 3 $trillion Iraq war debt. Seems fair to me.

Murray, Utah


I assume that means the 90+ senators that voted yes to go to war at the time. Including Hillary.

Sandy, UT

@Mick. I think most people were behind the war in Afghanistan but I do not recall a vote to go to war for the Iraq war. Somehow it just happened without official Congressional approval.

That being said it still wasn't paid for.

Sugar City, ID

Message from Princess Leah - "You are our only hope, Mitt Romney." Abraham Lincoln didn't give up the fight and America averted destruction. We are in a worse crisis now.

Murray, Utah


Actually the vote to go to war with Iraq was passed in 2002 and called the "Iraq Resolution." And there were several democrat senators who signed it. Chuck Schumer, Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid and Joe Biden.

And we all know the president doesn't have the power to spend money. Its congress. At least that is what you all tell us about the 7+ trillion that Obama has dumped on the debt.

Twin Lights
Louisville, KY

I would never advise a sitting president to do something like this. Irrespective of how we vote, the dignity of the office requires something else. Donation is perfectly acceptable in this case.

Twin Lights
Louisville, KY

I should have added.

Kudos to Mitt for participating.

Midwest Mom
Soldiers Grove, WI

Yes, politicians who do their charitable donations in public are only trying to promote a cause ... their own.

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