Text of Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential bid announcement

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  • Furry1993 Somewhere in Utah, UT
    June 3, 2011 7:39 a.m.

    To onyx1950 | 10:57 p.m. June 2, 2011

    I would NOT vote for Romney, not even for dogcatcher. I don't trust him. I don't know which Romney will show up at any given moment -- he changes depending on to whom he happens to be talking. A vote for Romney is NOT a vote for a better America; it's a vote for a political panderer. No thanks.

  • onyx1950 West Jordan, UT
    June 2, 2011 10:57 p.m.

    Romney has my vote. I am a born Indiana Hoosier. I challenge people all accross the US to step up and vote for Romney. Yes we can send Obama packing.

    Yes we can Vore for Romney. Avote for Romney is a votwe for a beter America.

  • greenman108 Petaluma, CA
    June 2, 2011 7:28 p.m.

    Romney: the United States of America is not ruled by a monarchy or controlled by an aristocracy

    I think when a billionaire member of a family with more than one governor in the family tree tells you the US is not controlled by an aristocracy, you have to wonder what he means by the word.
    There are few US Senators who are not multi-millionaires. Many members of Congress are 2nd or 3rd generation members. Bush is the grandson of Texas US Senator and son of a president. VP Gore's father was a Senator from Tennessee. The Alaskan US Senator's father also served in high office. I could go on past the 200 words.
    Romney's family includes a previous generation with governors.
    I presume his tight definition of aristocrat means, inherits a 'title', Lord something. 3rd governor in the family, with a billion in the bank = aristocratic member of an aristocratic family.

    I think he reached too far with that one, attempting to paint himself as "just folks". I dont think so.

  • DeltaFoxtrot West Valley, UT
    June 2, 2011 2:02 p.m.

    If Romney can stick to preaching a balanced budget, smaller government and economic sensibility I think he'll do OK.

  • rnoble Pendleton, OR
    June 2, 2011 1:49 p.m.

    sorry furry1993 but i think he said a quite a lot and none seems to be fiction to me---i have been looking for someone to support and am going to quit looking---romney has demonstrated both knowledge and experience (gained by work) in the successful governance of business and politics with his efforts on behalf of the slc olympics and the state of massachusetts---his goals, of a continually free america with economic vigor and compassion for the down-trodden, work for me---i like the idea of standing by allies and encouraging change among our enemies---we need not apologize for being americans---we can and should be a beacon of hope; for foreigners as well as our own---hope for a better tomorrow is part of the pursuit of happiness that our government is formulated to support---he demonstrated working well with others and is successful in formulating and implementing improvements---i think we should give him a chance and elect him as our next president---i think he will spread the pain and get us back on the track of prosperity---he is living a moral and honest life---here, here, mitt romney

  • Furry1993 Somewhere in Utah, UT
    June 2, 2011 12:32 p.m.

    So Romney starts off his campaign with a statement that is nothing or less than a work of fiction. Can't say that I'm surprised.