GOP race narrows, but there's still no front runner

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  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 15, 2011 9:48 a.m.

    '"Republicans still haven't found their champion," said Iowa political analyst Dennis Goldford.' - Article

    Reply fact:

    *'Poll: Less than half of GOP primary voters satisfied with 2012 field' - By Mark Murray - NBC News - 06/15/11

    I'll even take a page from the Republican voting record.

    'When Democrats reclaimed the Senate majority in the 2006 midterm elections, cloture filings shot up from 68 in 2005-2006 (From Dems) to a record 139 in 2007-2008.' (From Republicans)

    *'The Rise Of Cloture: How GOP Filibuster Threats Have Changed The Senate' - Ben Frumin and Jason Reif - Talking Points Memo - 01/27/10


  • UtahVoter Spanish Fork, UT
    Aug. 15, 2011 8:09 a.m.

    It fascinates me that Ron Paul was less than 1% away from Michelle Bachmann in Iowa and doesn't even get a mention here. Paul has a committed and widespread base here in Utah and yet the Deseret News doesn't run national stories that mention him. I understand the natural connection that Romney and Huntsman have to their readership, but they're missing a remarkable story here.

    Four years ago I was among a growing number of grassroots activists across the country who were startled by the unique viewpoints of Congressman Paul and started researching his claims. He's certainly not the most telegenic, but he is correct on the most issues, both at home and abroad. I chose to get more involved, in part, because of Congressman Paul's speeches and references to a larger history and deeper understanding of the issues. It's genuinely refreshing how many current Republican caucus delegates -- even in Utah -- have some of their passion inspired by Congressman Paul. Four years ago he was a negligible influence in the GOP Primaries -- in Utah and most states. This year he is a genuine contender -- even in Romney-dominated Utah.

    It's a news story, and it's a good one. :)

  • LeonardL Sandy, UT
    Aug. 14, 2011 10:43 p.m.

    Rick Perry did create many jobs in Texas but he is still a career politician, he might do good in with the Evangelicals but it will take more then that to convince people he can do better at beating Obama then Mitt Romney. I expect Romney to do very good in Florida then become even stronger as he moves West.