Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: How the Republican presidential race is firming up

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  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 12, 2011 2:00 p.m.

    The tea party stands ready to torpedo everything the Republicans try to do, just to continue to be the tea party representing the setting the clock back to 1920.

  • Screwdriver Casa Grande, AZ
    Sept. 11, 2011 5:51 p.m.

    Belive me I would rather see Romney as president rather than Perry. As an independent I'll vote Romney. Then we'll see, but I'm not a conservative type.

  • silas brill Heber, UT
    Sept. 11, 2011 5:13 p.m.

    If Huntsman is not VP pick, he should run as an independent. I'd say Democrats should be worried about that scenario, except that I think they'd ultimately be very satisfied with Jon Huntsman as president. Delegates crave wingnuts, but the American voters want a moderate.

  • JoeBlow Miami Area, Fl
    Sept. 11, 2011 1:01 p.m.


    Great, politically correct response.

    Now, do you honestly believe what you wrote?

  • Hellooo Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 11, 2011 10:36 a.m.

    re: Joe Blow: If the candidate were a Muslim, Buddhist or Agnostic that had personally ran a corporation that funded and established American companies, came into a politically charged and fiasco filled Olympic process and made it a huge success, and was elected governor in an eastern state with a long standing record of voting for the opposite party, and had supported candidates from his party throughout the country with his fund raising and speeches for the last 3 plus years, then I think LDS would give the person votes no matter their religion. After all, they have been voting for President for those not of their religion in every election since statehood.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 11, 2011 9:58 a.m.


    Lots of stereotyping going on with their assumptions today.

    Perry= Neanderthal?
    Fundamentalists hate Mormons and would not vote for one?
    Voters crave "moderates?"

    Perhaps it looks that way through the liberal prism shared by this pair of pundits, and they probably said the same things about Ronald Reagan when he was running.

    However, like most in the media, they have left the liberals and Democrats and their supporters exempt from jusstifiable criticism about their policies and statements.

  • JoeBlow Miami Area, Fl
    Sept. 11, 2011 9:12 a.m.

    Completely agree with Irony Guy.

    And certainly many think this unfair. But, honestly, how many solid LDS would vote for a Muslim, Buddhist or Agnostic?

    Isn't that really the same thing?

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    Sept. 11, 2011 12:42 a.m.

    Romney is an intelligent candidate who would probably make a decent president. But he cannot win. The South will stay home rather than vote for a Mormon, and no Republican can win without the South. QED.