Focus on jobs... Mitt won't make in through the primaries. I can't think of any
of the other candidates that have laid off thousands of workers in a good
economy as he did buying and selling off companies.Mitt has focusd
on jobs allright, just not the way we need to be going.
Romney is not perfect but considering his ability to lead I would put him over
Ron Paul and pretty much any other candidate. You Can not dispute the fact that
this guy has experience and is very able in leading the country. That's a
quality this country has not had since Reagan.
If Mitt's MA. health care plan was right for MA. at the time as he says it was
he should just tell us why it was right for them. As if the applicable logic was
correct at the time for MA. one could not argue with their having approved it,
this is true whether or not it is still good for the State now or not as they as
a State have the power to change it again if it is not working. As one of the
problems with Obamacare is that it doesn't provide the opportunity for States to
opt out of it if it is not in their best interests. Whereas if the MA. health
care plan was good then for MA. for whatever reasons and they wanted to pass it
and did then Mitt should not be critized for this choice as it was a choice by a
State for their residents for reasons only known to them by which they decided
to do so in their own self interest which self interest should be afforded each
individual State because healthcare is not a one size fits all equation as
Obamacare would have you believe.
The first man or woman citizen american that says they will go after better pay
and jobs will get my vote. What good are jobs that put workers on the welfare
payrolls too? What good are jobs that don't have enough income to even pay
taxes? What good is slavery in a depressed economy, other than it pays the
business better with more profits? The only problems with business profiting is
the profits aren't taxed. It definitely doesn't create jobs as the past 15 years
of recession has proven. There aren't enough big employers who care enough about
its workforce to pay them enough to live on.Better pay should be a
job priority and more laws preventing business from outsourcing work to foreign
countries. A blockade on imports would be nice too.
I suppose that those who are critical of Romney as President would rather have
Obama. Those who posted previous to me ought to examine what they really want. A
President who believes in free interprise and constitutional principles or one
who believes in redistribution of wealth and a government more in line with
European socialism. In spite of Romney's few faults, they are overshadowed by
Obama's massive chain of one mistake after another throughout the brief two
years he has been our President.
This is an honest and sincere question, for conservatives who believe in limited
government, what does Mitt Romney offer? Has he shown that he can reduce
expenses and the size of government, or is he just a continuation of the
'conservatives' we have had recently, who have overseen some of the biggest
growths in government and federal power?
@Nosea, I think you bring up an interesting point. I look at it from a
different perspective. Assuming we agree that jobs need to be created, who
better to direct that vision than someone who has had to make job cuts and knows
what it would have taken to convince someone like him not to make those cuts?
I'm still open to being convinced otherwise, but it just seems odd to me that we
would consider someone who is acutely familiar with that decision-making process
Romney is in over his head. The U.S. government is not Bain. He has no ideas,
and the ones he pursuded in the past, he is running from. He has no firm
foundation. Utah may love the guy, but it won't happen.
I for one would wholeheartedly support Mitt Romney as president--not just
because he is so intelligent economically, but because I truly believe he has
the best interests of our country at heart. Unlike Obama, who has almost run
this great country into the ground financially, actually apologized to other
world leaders for past events, bowed to other world leaders, dictated changes he
wants instead of giving the people the opportunity to voice their choice, and
can't give a speech without teleprompters. I never thought Obama would have won
the election, and to this date, I wish I would have been right. For those of
you who criticize Romney because he hasn't given specifics on what his plans are
to improve the economy, why would he divulge his "game plan"
prematurely?! Let's hope Mitt wins and brings back wisdom, integrity, and class
to the office of President of the United States of America.
I love Romney on paper - the ability to take a turnaround attitude into
government. If he would run on how he would analyze government policies and
processes and save money by making us more effective in the way we spend
(Economist rank: 65th in the world), he would win by a landslide. But I hear little specifics in his speech, which is mostly regurgitating
Conservative generalities. Ironically, Newt has better specifics on reform. Most
concerning with Romney's healthcare message - Clayton Christensen says he has
yet to speak to Romney about his healthcare ideas. Christensen is likely the
most savvy about how to reform our healthcare system. Why hasn't Romney hired
Let me see if I understand this: Mitt Romney made his 100s of million dollars by
essentially throwing 100s of thousands out of work (buyouts, mergers, and
shutdowns as executive of Bain Capital), and now he wants to be the next US
president on the grounds that he will restore 15 million lost jobs? His rhetoric
is completely opposite of his record.As much as I would like to have
an LDS president, Romney has rendered himself completely unaligned with what is
needed at this time to lead our nation. In fact, he was instrumental in creating
the major problems we now face.
There you go again media and in this case D-News, selecting what gets posted.
And if it has "any" critisism regarding media and their greedy ways it
doesn't get on the web! Oh well whats a bunch of "little" people going
to do huh? You big business people are the ruler and dictators of the world and
this country I guess.
Our country needs a president who understands not only economics, but how
businesses actually work. Obama had never led an organization before being
elected, and it shows. Romney has more executive experience in one finger than
Obama had. Let us unshackle our economy from the government stranglehold.
Thank goodness his focus will get back to economics! He started great in his
last run and showed in the Michigan primaries that his strength was in that
area. McCain even admitted he didn't know anything about economics, so that
would have been a sure path to the whitehouse. However, after that, we never
heard more about the economy. Instead, Huck-a-baby went on the attack over
religion and Romney went silent, except to defend himself.
Perhaps, a bigger questions is: is Mitt's national media esposure a plus or
minus for Utah and the Mormon Church image. This is a polite and reasonable
question on many citizens minds: so I don't understand why DN decides to censor
I've never been a big Romney fan, but his business background and experience are
looking better all the time. I get tired of the uninformed trucking out the old
"flip-flop" acorn. Every one of us has made decisions and taken
positions in the past...with business, family, whatever...that are not correct
for the current environment and have to be adjusted. I don't know if I'll get on
board with Romney but, again, he's looking better all the time.
A friend was asked one time if the leaders in his organization had to be rich to
be considered, replied: "Being rich is not a requirement, but they needed
to lead themselves before they would be called upon to lead others". Some
leaders are rich in money. Some are rich in "proven" practice and
direction. Some are morally rich. Some are rich in having a close and
supportive family. I believe Romney has all of these riches. If
the economy is the greatest concern in our nation, Romney is the most qualified,
by proven experience, of the candidates I have studied and have knowledge of, to
give direction to help this nation and its citizens solve that concern. Read the book written by Hewlett describing Mitt Romney and the book
"No Apology" by Romney himself. This information will provide a
vision of the man from a respected author and from the man himself. Go to the
root and let the rumors and prejudices die of themselves.
It wouldn't matter if Jerry Lewis were President of the United States. As long
as Mitt Romney is the CEO for the corporation of the UNITED STATES under the
direction of the shareholders, the never to be audited Federal Reserve; jobs,
health care, social security, immigration, the war machine, virtually all
decisions that should be made from the Oval Office will first have to be
approved by the shareholders. Why do you think that even Mr.
"Change We Can Believe In" is completely impotent? His bosses said no
to his promises of change. Until we wean ourselves away from corporate
government and return to Constitutional government, I hate to say it my friends,
but with Romney as President, it will be business as usual. History will prove
Mitt Romney,I hope you are elected but as 1 voter I have a concern. Your
father was one of the greatest. He never caved into the left nor the right.
George Bush was similar in his resolve. I believe his son caved into the right
despite campaigning as a compassionate conservative. I hope you are more like
Interesting strategy--to "appear genuine." Since the only thing I
liked about him was his commitment to universal health care in Mass., and since
he's now "genuinely" backing away from that, I guess he's off my list.
Romney puts Romney first! Mr. Flip Flop!
I pray Mitt runs and wins... I pray people will begin to really understand what
this fine man has to offer up to America... We need the economic
genius that Mitt personifies to bring America out of the mess we are in... We
need the morality that is Mitt to bring grace and blessings back to the
Whitehouse. We need the work ethic of Mitt to show the people that their
leader is interested in more than golf, parties, basketball and govt
takeovers...God Bless America and may He bless her with the
leadership of Mitt Romney in 2012
That boy just does not know when to quit. Interesting approach, look like a
casual millionaire. The facts are he is too stiff by half, too plastic by a
third, and he can't get through the primaries because of his religion. As the
economy slowly gets better, his case slowly disintegrates. For him to overcome
we must have a depression. Now that is not a sweet thought so early in the
morning, is it.He won't make it this time, either. Then he will
become a punch line for jokes. For a guy who is supposed to be
"smart" this is incredible. Perhaps his expertise is great among
those who love money, love getting money from others. That is highly likely.
But out here where farmers are poor, innovation is stagnant, and the only
industry that is making money is the credit card corporations set up because of
loose tax laws, Romney will fail. Someone needs to tell truth to
power. Which one of the aids gets to do it?
I would like to see a open and fair debate between Mitt Romney and Ron Paul.Who
will put America first?