Utahns Mitt's biggest fan$

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  • Indiana
    Feb. 2, 2008 11:13 p.m.

    To Unbelievable:

    Kudos and thank you~ It seems odd to me that he would be criticized for using his own money instead of mine and yours and everyone elses... I think that he is un-greedy and he has proved generosity a million times to alot of people who don't have as much as he does... I thak God for people like him and pray people will get smart and vote for the best man for the job, Mitt Romney.

    I have been wondering a lot lately what the promises are that facilitated the endorsements. I wonder if it is so simple as just not wanting the Mormon in the White House. If that is so, it is silly and disgusting, bigoted and obnoxious...

  • Unbelievable...
    Feb. 2, 2008 9:53 p.m.

    Mitt spends much of his own money and gets mocked by the Mc-Aint supporters, yet there are other candidats that spend tax payer funds and get a free pass.

    Love him or hate him, he's doing it with his own $$. At the end of the day he can't buy votes.

    Yet what has Mc-Aint promised the Govern-aitor, Guliani, and his other endorsers? No doubt, some federal funding for freeways in CA, and other cash to clean up the wildfire mess. How about $$ to Gov Crist rescue the rich beach dwellers that our fine taxes will go to the next time a hurricane hits in FL so they can have their homes rebuilt??? Think about it folks.

    Mitt is our guy!

  • An expensive Mittstake.
    Feb. 2, 2008 8:55 p.m.

    I heard a breakdown on the amount of money Rombot spent to win Iowa, which he didn't. It came out to be $800 per vote! Keep spending Mitty. Then we can all be assured you won't be back for another try.

  • Michael
    Feb. 2, 2008 6:03 p.m.

    Mitt will do well on Tueday- he will probably win Utah and he and Utahns will be happy as Utah is the center of the universe. The question after Tuesday is whether he will continue. His money has done little so far (he outspent McCain 10-1 in Florida), but he has won Utah and the surrounding states- and Michigan. The other question will be whether McCain will choose Huckabee as his running mate- and if he does, what effect will this have on Utah politics? Will Utah run away from a McCain/Huckabee ticket? Will it hurt Utah republicans in local legislative races? IT will be interesting.

  • kurt
    Feb. 2, 2008 5:59 p.m.

    I wish more politicos would put up some of there own money to get elected. I don't see Mitt spending his money as a bad thing, rather a signal that he is committed this campain to the extent he is willing to put his own resorces toward it.
    its put up or shut up!
    The Clintons would never put their own money toward this because they are too selfish and self centered.

  • Luke
    Feb. 2, 2008 4:27 p.m.

    What makes me sad is that most Mormons (I am one myself) simply flock to their own kind. The only true conservative who has always been one with a perfect voting record is Ron Paul. Didn't conservatives once believe in self reliance and limited government? Our current Republican president has driven us down the road to excessive spending, empire building, preemptive attacks, and currently a nasty recession. Vote for a true Republican, a man who believes in honoring the constitution and returning the power to the people as was designed by our founding fathers. GO RON PAUL!

  • russ
    Feb. 2, 2008 3:53 p.m.

    Imagine for a moment a very recent meeting between two quiet, non-descriptive operatives: one from the Hucky camp and one from McCain's. McCain's guy speaks first, "You stay in the race, suck off the conservative vote from Mitt, and you can be vp." Huck's boy says, "OK, promise?" "Promise" says McCain's guy. They meet, they part. It is done.

    All done. The chiefs never meet. But Huck stays around to split the conservative vote. McCain campaigns on and gets confident by beating both Mitt and Huck. Mitt eventually quits. Huck continues on, and looks stupid and... well, hucky. Huck gets vp nod and his job is to carry the conservatives on his back, and to help hold the south. Mitt can't do that, McCain knows that.

    I wonder? Did they do it by phone? Nah... that is too traceable. Email? Hah!! Just two guys or such meeting at an airport, or by car... somewhere "out there" and the deal was done. Do the GOP tops know? Nah, but they can guess it.

    Who actually knows? Huck plus one, McCain plus one or two.

    And that's a wrap folks.

  • Anonymous
    Feb. 2, 2008 3:06 p.m.

    Funny stuff Liberal Larry.
    Our friends, the neoconservatives, have become so enamored with the haves that they think they too are a part of that group.

  • DO Dos
    Feb. 2, 2008 1:04 p.m.

    Birds of a feather flock together, so what else is new.

  • I second it.
    Feb. 2, 2008 12:42 p.m.

    Brilliant Liberal Larry. I couldn't agree more.

  • Why are Romney fans so angry?
    Feb. 2, 2008 12:34 p.m.

    Why are Romney's Utah supporters such an angry bunch? Why so much hate?

    From what I'm reading people state very clearly why they dislike Romney. That is THEIR OPINION. But rather than just stating your opinion of why you like Romney you ATTACK AND SPEW PERSONAL HATE at the commenters. You call them bigots, when there has been nothing said about Romney's faith, you call them idiots and much worse. You call them all kinds of names that I would not consider kind or loving.

    I thought Mormons were suppose to be a kind and loving group of people. The examples I've seen during this campaign have certainly shown me otherwise. I see it over and over.

    Just what exactly is it that you're getting out of your sunday lessons?

  • liberal larry
    Feb. 2, 2008 12:09 p.m.

    When people talk about Romney being a "self make man" it reminds me of the joke about Bush II.

    "He was born on third base, and he thought he had hit a triple."

  • Look behind the facade...
    Feb. 2, 2008 11:57 a.m.

    If any of the so-called Front-runners became President, it would be a sad day indeed. They would keep us on the same path of destruction as the Bush and Clinton years. Destroying our liberties and freedoms all in the name of Safety and Security. This once-great Republic would go the way of the ancient Roman Republic to be replace by an Dictator.

  • Anonymous
    Feb. 2, 2008 11:53 a.m.

    Enough of the negative attacks because of how much money someone has. There is nothing wrong with spending your own hard earned money for your own campaign. Romney has raised more money than what he has put into the campaign. For you McCainiacs and Huckawannabes, Romney is a family man and has money. Why should either disqualify him for President.

  • Mario A. Meza
    Feb. 2, 2008 11:42 a.m.

    `Your acts sound so loud ,that I cant listen your words. Thats why Mitt is the MAN, right now all the problems in the U.S. depends of the MONEY, the military, the healt care,the education , the inmigration, the national security, So , What does America Really needs? A man who really KNOWS How the economics works and how to makes things done,Thata true leader , America needs Leaders not Preachers, if you see him in long perspective He will overcome Hillary or Obama no doubt about it,Because hes prepared for it,he has the right perpective to be the president of the american people, and yes the american Values and this Holly land with Him as a president will prevail!.
    (thanks for this space and yor time )

  • Romeny's Mistake
    Feb. 2, 2008 11:33 a.m.

    The country is now embracing McCain despite the fact that he is a true moderate. I believe at heart Romney is also very moderate. This country is also largely very moderate as people have rejected the extremes of politics. It's a shame Romney felt he had to portray himself as something he is not - the right wing representative. Mitt has some incredible talents that could help this country particularly in the economic sector. But he blew it by trying to paint himself as something he is not. I think many would have warmly accepted the Mitt who ran for governor of Mass not the one who is trying to be the next George Bush. Serious miscalculation for such a smart guy.

  • Spencer McGee
    Feb. 2, 2008 10:47 a.m.

    This guy is worth over $250 million. Why would anyone give him anything?

    Romney is for the rich individuals and wealthy corporations. Obama is for the lazy poor people. Here we go with another election where the middle class lose either way.

  • The Fat lady is warming up.
    Feb. 2, 2008 10:18 a.m.

    Romney blew it. BIG TIME.

    Romney pretended to be a liberal to run for Governor of MA. Now he's pretending to be a conservative to run for the Presidency.

    If Romney had stayed true to who he was, and what he believed he probably would have had a much better chance. But when you can read online that one of his "campaign tactics" was to "disparage France any chance you get," you can easily see the height of his hypocrisy and the lengths this former Mormon missionary to France will go to to pander to the far right.

    Unfortunately Romney has exposed himself as an insincere fraud. And being handsome and worth millions (which seems to really impress his Utah supporters) isn't nearly enough to overcome his true emptiness.

  • GAC in Texas
    Feb. 2, 2008 10:11 a.m.

    If Romney doesn't win and McCain does, America will have what the liberal press has always wanted - a one party Democratic country. McCain is a Democrate in sheep's clothing. He is not the "true conservative" that he is pretending to be. I know a number of Republican party members who will never vote McCain no matter what he calls himself or pretends to be. Check him out yourself. After you do, ask yourself if you want this man with his fingers on our nuks!

  • kesler
    Feb. 2, 2008 10:07 a.m.

    Go Mitt I Cant see Canadians Dealing with Hillory.

  • Denny Andrews
    Feb. 2, 2008 10:01 a.m.

    Mittney is the right man for the job. And, since that's clearly the only crieria Utahns place on the candidate, as is evidenced by our strong continuing support for shrub, we support mittney totally. Religion has nothing to do with it. Unless you support someone else, then it's religious bigotry.

  • Lynda
    Feb. 2, 2008 9:44 a.m.

    In response to the comment "I guess he thinks he can buy the presidency". It takes a lot more money for someone who is relatively unknown and doesn't have the free advertising that McCain gets from the MSM.

  • CaliforMit
    Feb. 2, 2008 9:43 a.m.

    You know I don't know if you are looking at this with a real understanding of Mit Romneys intentions here. He loves America, and does have the skills that could and would help our economy. Working in the private sector brought him from word to mouth doing a good job. If they didn't like his performance he would not have gone on to be asked to do other great things such as the Olympics, and Mass. Gov. You don't get that reputation unless you do the right thing. As far as everyone bashing him for being rich and spending all the money he wants is terrible. He cares so much he has given of his own, because it means so much to him to help our country. And as far as him being a Military Comandr and Chief........... Have you forgotten that Pres Clinton was a deserter and was forgiven. Romney has so much more than anyone even realizes to offer. How sad that our country has so little faith to believe in something that looks too good to be true.......

  • I think all the candidates
    Feb. 2, 2008 9:26 a.m.

    think they can buy it. After all. Why are they gathering money? It's not to spread to the poor!

  • Rob
    Feb. 2, 2008 9:10 a.m.

    I guess there are many people who want Mitt as President all over the country. He has won in 3 states so far. GO MITT!

  • Nothing from me
    Feb. 2, 2008 9:01 a.m.

    The donation statistics in this article describe a real weakness in Romney's campaign. In terms of funding, he can only rely on his own wealth and Mormon contributions. Already, Romney has spent $35 million from his own pocket and is willing to now go deeper for Super Tuesday results. Americans are not behind Romney's campaign in a way he needs. He certainly is not receiving money from conservative Christians, the group he considers his base. I doubt that he will successful against McCain, but if he is he will not be competitive in a general election. At some point, a Romney slaughtering will happen.

  • Anonymous
    Feb. 2, 2008 8:56 a.m.

    Can't believe Utahns are donating to a candidate that once supported the primal political sin of abortion.

  • russ
    Feb. 2, 2008 7:52 a.m.

    This is one of those stories where you have to ask: Is there gambling in Las Vegas?

    Nice facts and data, but it isn't news.

    It also sounds from the latest news that Mitt might fold up the tent after Super Tuesday. Now, that would be a story. His rationale would be... ???

  • John Newby
    Feb. 2, 2008 7:46 a.m.

    What is even more impressive is the way Utahans have been duped by this guy.

    For a people that claim to support and stand by the inspired constitution, this is a sad day.

  • William
    Feb. 2, 2008 5:37 a.m.

    WOW. 35.4 million of his own money? I guess he thinks he can buy it!

  • Don't you mean
    Feb. 2, 2008 4:25 a.m.

    his ONLY fans?

  • Add this in too!
    Feb. 2, 2008 3:32 a.m.

    This article didn't factor in the free promotion Mitt get daily in Utah in the LDS owner press.