Mitt's move may open more doors

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  • Mr. Conservative
    Feb. 16, 2008 2:28 p.m.

    I am changing from Republican to Independent. If the Republicans would never vote for a Mormon then why should I vote for a Republican. If all of the Mormons voted for an independent, maybe the Republican party would wake up when they realize they can't win UT,ID,NV, or WY without us.

  • McCain has Flip-flopped
    Feb. 15, 2008 7:10 p.m.

    tons more than Mitt ever did. Hopefully the Republicans will lose in November and no one will have to worry about whether they can actually take a position and stick to it.

  • Ross
    Feb. 15, 2008 5:16 p.m.

    You intolerant, religious bigot. Don't you understand the difference between Bush and the rest of the Republican party? Hillary voted for the war, so did Lieberman and other Democrats who now want to cut and run, except Lieberman who is now an independent, and for good reason.

    Do you really want Hillary in office so she can put Bill in the useless, anti-American U.N.? Do you really think we can afford to dismantle our health system and install Hillary's plan?

    Bart, your ignorance of the world scene is beneath dignity to recieve an answer. I'm sure you slept through history in school, but now would be a good time to read up on all that you've missed.

  • Re: Clueless
    Feb. 15, 2008 10:59 a.m.

    Russ made a brilliantly informed post on yesterday's "Romney Endorses McCain" article. Check it out. Just because someone has a differing opinion doesn't mean they are uninformed.
    We need to end the Republican dictatorship. The democrats will succeed. Oh yeah, it's coming.

  • Yo Bart - wake up!!
    Feb. 15, 2008 10:42 a.m.

    Bart - It's not paranoia. There are thousands to tens of thousands of extremists who would like nothing more than to set off a briefcase nuke in a major financial district in the US. We might not ever recover economically. It would cripple the US for years, maybe even decades if they pulled it off simultaneously in several districts. Meanwhile the democrats are worried about drilling for oil in a remote corner of Alaska because it might ruin the view. Come on out of your bubble for a while and get a wiff of the real world.

  • Clueless
    Feb. 15, 2008 8:52 a.m.

    Russ - you don't throw away a Ferrari because it has a scratch. Is Romney perfect? No. He is a bit of an opportunist - I'll admit. But, he's light years ahead of the other candidates. If you could get around your bigotry you might see this. We don't see things through a prism in Utah; we see things as they really are. This is a job interview..give the job to the most qualified and the person who is most likely to fix the country. ...and keep your ridiculously uninformed and myopic views to yourself.

  • McCain's Mother
    Feb. 15, 2008 8:48 a.m.

    Will never allow Johnny to name Mitt as a running mate.

  • Bart
    Feb. 15, 2008 8:32 a.m.

    Romney would be mad to join a ticket with McCain. There is no Republican that is going to win--period. And, another loss on Mitt's resume would not look good in 2016. Yes, I said 2016.

    Can we get over thyis "other side of the pond" stuff. That is soooo ridiculous. Can you spell PARANOIA?

  • Larry
    Feb. 15, 2008 7:29 a.m.

    From the beautiful prism of Virginia, Romney also looks good. As the VP, Romney would immediately bring two things McCain will be in short supply and organization. The harsh realty is that the Dems will out fundraise McCain almost 2 to 1. McCain could really use Romney's deep pockets. Romney could also bring Michigan, Nevada, and Mass into play for the GOP. On the other hand, Romney may want to sit this one out and wait until 2012.

  • russ
    Feb. 15, 2008 6:04 a.m.

    On no... it is too early in the day to bring truth to the table but in this story we have to...

    Remember the people who would NOT vote for Mitt. Well, they did not get on a bus and leave the country. They voted NO to Mitt. He might look good through the prism of Utah's magnificent sunrises and sunsets, but out here in the other parts of the nation, he looks like a schemer, a flip-flopper, and an opportunist. (And i didn't even mention the cult problem). He is kissing up so he can make a major address at the convention, to set up his next run in 2012. McCain can read the polls, and knows that two conservatives on the ticket would be... well, two conservatives on the ticket. Poll after poll shows that the nation is moving on, and not moving backwards. Less than 20% of the general population considers itself conservative. And some of those will not vote for Mitt not matter what. No matter what!

    Ah, a beautiful morning in Utah, the prism makes everything look beautiful. Enjoy it. But easy on the sugar.

  • Gramps
    Feb. 15, 2008 1:27 a.m.

    What a year..many want to follow the pied piper to the land of milk and honey..Obama sounds great for one so young and inexperienced...LOOK OUT for what we wish for, we might get it. The world is unsafe and we are in the sights of terrorists. We are overspent on foreign wars. We need smart and seasoned leaders. Mitt Romney will help balance the Mc Cain thing and bring unity where it is needed. I hope we get to utilize his talents and bring sanity to our government some way. Listen to his counsel.

  • Whiplash
    Feb. 15, 2008 12:29 a.m.

    This was a very smart move on Romney's part. We need to unite as a party. McCain is not my first choice but, I will vote for him in November for three reasons:

    1. He understands the importance of keeping terrorists on their heels and on the other side of the pond.
    2. He'll choose conservative supreme court judges.
    3. He'll make the Bush tax cuts permanent.

    His running mate will be closer to the Presidency than any other vice president in history. McCain will be 72 by the time he takes office. Hope Romney and McCain iron out their differences and put together a solid conservative ticket.