Mitt Romney's big choice signals strategy

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  • Article-Reader Spanish Fork, UT
    June 2, 2011 9:28 p.m.

    For the record, Romney has never been pro-abortion. He simply promised while running for Governor of Mass that he would not seek to change the laws in the state, and that he would work to make sure that all abortions were performed safely. Why do people have a problem with that? If the law states that you can have an abortion, shouldn't it be done safely? We're ripping Romney for this? (Grasping at straws)

    Also, Romney's father wasn't worth all that much money when he passed away. Aside from paying for his schooling he wasn't given anything. Also, when his father passed away Mitt was worth enough that he donated his inheritance to charity. What a creep! And furthermore, before people start saying that for his career he bought companies and broke them apart selling off the pieces, I would just like to know which companies he did that to. (crickets chirping) Exactly, what he did was buy fledgling companies, restructure them, and make money from them. How is this bad? Ever hear of Staples? Ever eaten Domino's Pizza? Let me guess, Domino's doesn't taste good, Vote for Obama?

  • panamadesnews Lindon, UT
    June 2, 2011 9:19 p.m.

    To Homebrew: Doesn't every politician say what the people want to hear; then, when elected, they go forward with their own agenda. Never seen one who didn't!

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    June 2, 2011 12:26 p.m.

    Being a careful planner is one way, Elcap, of balancing the family budget. Sarah P., however chose another way - making the budget roughly a million or two every month.

    Hats off to Mormoncon for putting his thoughts to verse. I personally think it's OK to change your thinking about an issue, though Mitt seems to do it more out of pandering than reconsidering.

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    June 2, 2011 10:25 a.m.

    We'll settle this right now.

    President Sarah Palin, Vice President Donald Trump pick with the RNC in Tampa Florida come 2012, here we'll also lock the doors for Mitt Romney to enter.

    He can stay in Utah and watch it on TV, along with Glenn Beck, and a box of tissues for them to cry into again.

    That's my views.

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    June 2, 2011 10:16 a.m.

    Attention: Leaders of All countries of the world:

    Make absolutely sure that no crisis will ever occur on a Sunday.

  • MormonConservative A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    June 2, 2011 10:15 a.m.

    (sung to The Clash song Should I Stay Or Should I Go)

    Romney you've got to let us know
    Is it yes or is it no?
    Change positions all the time
    You know we think youve lost your mind
    Please Mitt Romney let us know
    Is it yes or is it no?

    It's always tease, tease, tease
    Just make your mind-up would you please
    You were pro-choice but you went back
    And your health plan you now attack
    So come on Mitt let us know
    Is it yes or is it no?

    Is it yes or is it no now?
    Is it yes or is it no now?
    Mitt you know that youre in trouble
    Cuz your positions more than double
    So come on Mitt let us know!

    Your indecision's bugging me
    (weird double-talk)
    What is your gun right policy?
    (more weird double-talk)
    What do you think of amnesty?
    (even more weird double-talk)
    We just know that youre really shifty
    (yes, even more weird double-talk)
    So Mitt Romney you know
    (can you believe it, even more weird double-talk)

    Huntsman 2012.

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    June 2, 2011 10:13 a.m.

    I'll address this "Flip Flop Mitt Romney" right here and now. Romney however, will face a lot of obstacles in attempting to win-over Republican support. The reason? Absolutely nobody understands what he stands for. (except DN). He is, without doubt, the single biggest flip-flopper that we have ever scene. While Governor of Massachusetts he was in support of safe and legal abortions. He now claims to be staunchly pro-life. While campaigning in Massachusetts, he was a steadfast supporter of gun control regulations. Since then, he has joined the NRA and now claims to support essentially no firearm regulation. While in Massachusetts he favored carbon emission regulations. He now opposes them in any form. In a 1994 letter to the Log Cabin Republicans, who advocate gay rights, Romney said he was in favor of gays and lesbians being able to serve openly and honestly in the military. He now says it would be a mistake to interfere with the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. November 2005 interview with the Boston Globe, he described an immigration overhaul advanced by John McCain as reasonable. He has since denounced it as an amnesty plan.

    Huntsman 2012.

  • Mc West Jordan, UT
    June 2, 2011 10:01 a.m.

    You expressed my sentiments exactly! Too many voters get their information fed to them by the media. The media exercises way too much power in our elections, but the only way they can do that is by voters being lazy. Read the whole speech, the whole bill, and draw your own conclusions. Don't wait to be spoon fed someone else's opinion!

    I have done that and so far my conservative choice is Mitt Romney.

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    June 2, 2011 9:57 a.m.

    REPOST. Now who could that be, the way Utah talks about Jon Huntsman Jr.'s path to the GOP nomination, could it be him, or what about DN's icon Mitt Romney that has reaffirmed his enthusiasm for his Massachusetts Obamacare health care law, rendering himself incapable of articulating the case against Obamacare and the entitlement state generally, I mean, because of these two, if Barack Obama wins a second term, this will be the first time there have been three consecutive two-term presidencies since Jefferson, Madison and Monroe between 1801 and 1825. The Donald has spoken out about his pizza and politics summit with Sarah Palin. She wants him to run for president. Trump also had some tough talk for the GOP leadership, saying they seem to be setting themselves up to lose the next election and get Obama (that can be beat) get re-elected. I am looking at the Republicans and I am seeing things, they have a death wish, Trump said. Whether it's the Ryan Plan which is a death wish, why does he have to come out with a plan?. He's a bad chess player and killed the GOP. Huntsman 2012.

  • johnnylingo62 Gray, TN
    June 2, 2011 9:46 a.m.

    With Huckabee out of the race, Mitt has a chance if the conservative Southern Evangelicals can get past the 'religion test' they created for themselves last time. If we put religion aside, Mitt is a true Executive that can lead and surround himself with smart and capable people that can get America back into shape and fit to compete in the Big World. Those who continually eschew the liberal's mantra that Mitt 'flip flops' don't know the facts and need to listen to him and look at his true "record", not what the libs say to minimize him.
    DON"T let the MEDIA choose your candidate this next election. Do some research on your own and listen to the WHOLE speech, not just the sound bites for ALL the candidates.

  • homebrew South Jordan, UT
    June 2, 2011 9:15 a.m.

    Elcapitan: Remarkable success. Ha Ha ! Mitt was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. His only experience was in Mass., and he is choosing to distance himself from it, because of the similarities to the healthcare bill. He will NEVER be president. No matter how many Utah'ns vote for him.

  • avid reader Menan, ID
    June 2, 2011 9:14 a.m.

    You who say Palin would be a bad idea, are right!! Romney is too smart to make that pick should he be the nominee. He's one smart guy and I wouldn't worry a minute about who he would pick. We should be so lucky as to have Mitt Romney as President. It will be a a tough fight since the media is on board for Obama again, but real americans are sick and tired of Obama's policies, or lack thereof. Go Mitt!!!!

  • lsteinbentley South Jordan, UT
    June 2, 2011 9:14 a.m.

    I am going to vote for Romney. So far he is the only one who stands a chance of beating Obama. Unless someone better comes along, we Republicans had better unite and get behind our best chance or will lose this election.
    I like Romney a lot as a person, he seems as honest as a politician can be. He is very smart and really has a head for finance, so he possibly could help America with our financial problems. But I want to hear more about where he really stands on the big issues, and what his plan to help make America better is.

  • homebrew South Jordan, UT
    June 2, 2011 9:10 a.m.

    Flip Flopper Mitt is at it again. He will NEVER be president. #1 He's a mormon. # 2 he will say anything to get elected, and every one knows it. #3 Americans will never elect someone named after a baseball glove. Sorry Mitt.

  • Elcapitan Ivins, UT
    June 2, 2011 9:00 a.m.

    Dropping the name of Sarah Palin evokes fear and anger into the hearts of Washington Insiders who are responsible for the sorry state of our land today. Why? Is it that she knows how to balance her household budget?

    Mitt romney will eventually choose the right candidate for him if it comes to that. He can be depended on to make the right choices for the good of our country. Making right choices is his profession and the key to his remarkable success.

  • DeltaFoxtrot West Valley, UT
    June 2, 2011 8:25 a.m.

    @Trev: Voters thought the McCain-Palin ticket was a good idea too.

    The GOP would be well advised to get themselves far away from anyone or anything related to last election.

    Repeating an action with the expectation of a different outcome is the definition of crazy.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    June 2, 2011 7:59 a.m.

    In the article, BYU Professor Kelly Patterson is quoted as saying "Gov. Huntsman has to come at it from, 'You don't know me,' while Gov. Romney's message is, 'You know me.' ". Can the Deseret News acknowledge that these relative positions may be the very reasons why neither man will be elected President in 2012? Apparently your comment screener can't recognize this is a fair comment.

  • Trev Salt Lake City, UT
    June 2, 2011 7:31 a.m.

    "A Romney-Palin ticket would steal the show!"

    Scary. The thought of a Romney-Palin ticket is terrifying, but even more terrifying is that there are voters who think this is a good idea.

  • liberal larry salt lake City, utah
    June 2, 2011 7:22 a.m.

    It will be interesting to see how Pawlenty, and Huntsman do in New Hampshire. Enthusiasm of Romney is luke warm, at best, and I don't think that most of the rabid conservatives who vote in the primaries are ready to resign themselves to having Mitt as their candidate, they keep waiting for word that the Ronald Reagan, cloning experiments have succeeded!

  • jenrmc Fort Worth, TX
    June 2, 2011 7:19 a.m.

    The worst thing that Mitt Romney can do is invite Sarah Palin into his campaign as Vice President. That coupled with his religious preference would end his bid for President. He will absolutely have no support from anyone who leans left if he has her on his ticket. She is seen as a joke to most people who are even a slight bit more liberal than the Tea Party. There are many who will back Obama and in order to have any shot at getting the Obama leaners you can't have Sarah Palin. I know I wouldn't vote for a person who had her as VP. To me it would signify an inability to work with Congress should he become President.

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    June 2, 2011 6:44 a.m.

    FINALLY an article making it about the man, not his religion!

  • Richard Allan Jenni Ocean City, NJ
    June 2, 2011 6:15 a.m.

    True, from a conservative point of view, Mitt Romney may be a little too establishment. Nevertheless, Im gonna back Mitt for 2012, not because I think hes the ideal Presidential candidate- but because he has the money-raising capability and enough mainstream influence to beat Obama. Four more years of Barry Obama, and were toast. Also, using that same line of reasoning, I think a Romney-Palin ticket would steal the show!