Out of spotlight, Mitt Romney and other GOP hopefuls prepping for 2012

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  • Hawaii-ALA Hauula, Hawaii
    March 27, 2011 12:17 p.m.

    Why Mitt Romney is the Leader We Need in 2012:

    1. He vetoed eight sections of the Massachusetts health care legislation, including a controversial $295-per-employee assessment on businesses that do not offer health insurance and provisions guaranteeing dental benefits to Medicaid recipients. The Democrat legislature overrode all eight vetoes.

    2. Romney said of the measure overall, "People ask me if this is conservative or liberal, and my answer is yes. It's liberal in the sense that we're getting our citizens health insurance. It's conservative in that we're not getting a government takeover.

    3. His companies have created over 10,000 sustainable, private sector jobs.

    4. He took the 2002 Utah Winter Olympics 300 million dollar deficit and turned it into a 100 million dollar surplus - the most successful games on record.

    5. He took Massachusetts' 1.5 BILLION dollar deficit and turned it into a 600 million dollar surplus by increasing some user fees, but NOT raising taxes.

    6. He balanced the budget every year he was in office without raising income taxes or adding to state debt.

    7. 80,000 new private sector jobs were created under his watch in Massachusetts.

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    March 8, 2011 6:00 p.m.

    Out of the spotlight? I can read about Mitt every single day in DN.

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    March 8, 2011 3:07 p.m.

    Is there anything that these 8-10 people have not told us already?

    Yet they were not voted in, what makes them think they will be now?

    Mr Globtreccker check your facts as in the national poll taken 1 week ago Huckaby again leads Romney.

    This is like going to the circus and having a new person say "come on in and see the woman with no head" Everytime we go there we are surprised to see a woman with a head but dressed to look like she doesn't have one. How many times can people be suckered into that?

    If any of these people wanted to be anything other than elected I think we would see them doing something for their country other than campaigning. They seem to have the thought stuck in their heads that they can fix the countries woes yet none of them have brought forth ideas of merit enough to act on.

    I say help is needed but not from this bunch of circus people.

  • cval Hyde Park, UT
    March 8, 2011 2:00 p.m.

    There is a reason Ron Paul gets no media attention. He has no chance and will be completely irrelevant in the campaign. The past few years have proven this to be the case.

  • Anti Bush-Obama Washington DC, MD
    March 8, 2011 1:02 p.m.


    I agreee whole heartedly with your statement. Ron Paul is definatley more popular than any one of these puppet republicans. Recent elctorial polls have shown this despite the hatchet job Fox has tried to do on Ron Paul.

  • Mr. Rotunda Cedar Hills, UT
    March 8, 2011 12:56 p.m.

    @jdg, a vote for Ron Paul is a vote for a 2nd term for Barack Obama.

    I'm sure you're sick and tired of hearing this as are most Paul people I know, but I am sick and tired of my fellow republicans putting their own misplaced ideals ahead of the well-being of Our Country by supporting an individual who has no chance of victory against our current President.

  • jdg fruitland, utah
    March 8, 2011 12:11 p.m.

    I want to see more publicity for Ron Paul, he hardly gets any at all, and when he does, he is outrite lied about, I dare any one of these New World order Republicans to openly debate him on any issue,

  • Thoughtful Voter Spanish Fork, UT
    March 8, 2011 12:06 p.m.

    I'm disappointed when I see a long article like this considering at least 10 likely GOP candidates (who are largely clones of each other in both political rhetoric and spin) but completely omitting any reference to Ron Paul -- easily the most interesting and provocative GOP candidate for 2012. He's not likely to win the final nod but he will certainly be part of the story. He has beat Mitt Romney at CPAC for two years running now (no small feat) and he continues to have probably the most widespread support network of any candidate at this point. Don't overlook Dr. Paul, that's all I'm saying. :)

  • Furry1993 Somewhere in Utah, UT
    March 8, 2011 12:06 p.m.

    The only one of any value in the whole bunch is Huntsman, and he doesn't stand a chance given the fact that he's conservative instead of being a far right winger.

  • Globetrecker Arlington, va
    March 8, 2011 11:52 a.m.

    2012 will be interesting indeed. The whispers around here in the D.C. area is that Romney is the best one out there. Huckabee is laughed off as a joke by so many people (except his Southern Baptist following). Haley Barbour? Nope. He's too Southern "good ol' boy" and isn't savvy enough to do this. I used to work at his lobbying firm and he just doesn't come across as sharp and smart to the public (and they know this). He won't get far, and will try to ride on the coat tails of Hurricane Katrina and the old GOP lobbyists.

    Not many have heard of Huntsman outside Utah and the general political circles. Although he'd be an excellent candidate! Will be interesting to see what he does. I personally really like him.

    A lot of people who are staunch Dem's are asking what happened to the Obama they voted for? They wish the President were Clinton now.

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    March 8, 2011 11:34 a.m.

    How about you run a story on when one of these people actually declares?