Republicans jostle for position amid key week in Iowa

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  • Let's Agree to Disagree Spanish Fork, UT
    Aug. 7, 2011 8:36 p.m.

    I kind of wish there a candidate that I could get more excited about. That being said, whoever gets the nomination will be the next president. Anyone who says otherwise also probably did not see the 2010 election coming(almost a sweep for the GOP). Anyone who thinks President Obama will get 4 more years is whistling past the graveyard.

  • mgr63 DALLAS, TX
    Aug. 7, 2011 7:31 p.m.

    I cannot wait for the dismantling of Willard Romney to ensue. Get the popcorn popping, a great show it will be. And, the current GOP is the biggest disgrace in US history and have brought this country to it's knees starting with the dubious, totally corrupt Bush administration and now the tea party freaks........beyond pathetic and millions of Americans have never suffered so bad in their lives.

  • payara OREM, UT
    Aug. 7, 2011 5:22 p.m.

    I love them liberals who claim that Republican failed policies have caused the deprission.....Go stick your heads in the sand some more.

    Its overspending and entitlements that have caused Washington to go bankrupted. Throw all the bums out that will not support a cap, freeze, and balenced budget. Both parties have failed the American people.

  • greenman108 Petaluma, CA
    Aug. 7, 2011 10:22 a.m.

    Dono, Perry's gravitas is non-existent.

    His claim to fame is yell leader at Tex A&M.

    He railed against the stim bill, but simultaneously applied for and received big help for his red Texas budget.
    Stim bill bailed him out.

    His jobs claim is based on having the most people in any state who make minimum wage or less.

    I suspect that Romney is the stronger candidate of those we know about so far, for the red team. Whether Romney can actually win delegates in the south has yet to be determined. He is getting a HUGE boost from big states that are threatening to move up their dates. That would prevent other less well funded, less well organized candidates from addressing those states in a planned way over time. IF all the states who say they might, do move dates up, they will be easy pickings for the candidates with big money to run ads. NO ONE will be able to do retail politicking, if a lot of states move up. The only downside of the states moving their dates is that the rules require they lose half their delegates.

  • The Missing Link A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    Aug. 7, 2011 9:56 a.m.

    (title) "Republicans jostle for position amid key week in Iowa), as in BIG OIL, corn, more tax free Ethanol Subsidies entitlement's, more private melt-down of the economy, more Republican failed policies & philosophies, just to name a few here folks. Well, there's no question that the recession was caused by Republican failed policies & philosophies & the GOP tried to make the recession deeper and more painful for more Americans by virtue of sabotaging the president's stimulus plans. The Republican Party has done everything they can to sabotage the recovery to make recovery slower and more painful for millions of Americans because the Republican Party wants the president to fail. The Republican Party has tried to make the recession worse and the recovery more anemic by sabotaging the Democratic legislation geared toward investing in the infrastructure & creating jobs to build the economy, bring more money into the treasury & reduce the deficit. Who is doing all this spending?. Koch Brothers, Grover Norquist Split On Ethanol Subsidies?. Ethanol is a key national issue for the GOP because of the importance of Iowa's early caucus to the presidential primary.

    Get the broom, it's time to sweep all these crooks out of Washington DC.

  • DonO Draper, UT
    Aug. 7, 2011 7:19 a.m.

    Interesting field. My take: Bachmann is a light-weight with limited support; Pawlenty can't and won't get traction; Gingrich, Paul, Cain, etc. are niche candidates and so are non-entities; Palin likely will not get in but would be crushed if she did; Perry's supposed gravitas would fade quickly under the glare of a campaign (IMO he'd rather have a cabinet appointment); Huntsman and his moderate positions would give Obama the best run in a nationwide campaign but he won't pander to the far right to get the nomination, and he has yet to gain control of his own organization. That leaves Romney, whose support so far is soft. But the continuing melt-down of the economy gives him a ready-made issue that, with his business acumen, could, come about the first of September, make his campaign take off.

    Just my opinion...and opinions are like noses: Almost everybody has one.

  • My2Cents Kearns, UT
    Aug. 7, 2011 5:52 a.m.

    Sarah Palin hit it on the head, putting your finger to the wind would be more beneficial than most candidates leading by example, they have no example and taking credit or making assumptions of things they have never been involved in.

    Huntsman and Romney are the biggest losers yet and the most spineless of the bunch. I'd rather vote for Palin or Trump than anyone else yet.

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    Aug. 7, 2011 12:09 a.m.

    This is hilarious

    In the new testament the people so enthused about being seen by the masses were the Publicans and now they have changed their name to Republicans. Sincerity is lost on these folks