Mitt Romney to appear on Mike Huckabee's Fox News program

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  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Sept. 30, 2011 4:59 p.m.

    Huck will most likely force Mitt to remove his horns before coming on the set.

    Sept. 30, 2011 12:07 p.m.

    I think mitt would be great and will get my vote, but I do want people to understand that he will revert back to some of moderate views in the general election. Mitt was very moderate in as a governor. I would like Ron Paul to be the president because he would actually change things and try to downsize the government as much as possible. I believe mitt will be good if not great but won't end the war in Iraq as soon as he should. Our foreign policies and growing government have bankrupted the country. If things don't change the united states will fall. I used to think that could never happen but look throughout history we wouldn't be the first great country to collapse and we won't be the last.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    Sept. 30, 2011 9:04 a.m.

    If Huckabee supportes Romney it would mark a major leap forward in Huckabees personal journey in life. The fact is, he has been a mean and nasty politican despite his folksy sense of humor and his Christian proclamations. His feelings toward Mitt Romney in the past have been a comination of extreme envy and religious bigotry. If Huckabee has overcome those two personal problems, he will gain a lot of respect back from me.

    Mitt is by far the best qualified person to turn this mess around in this country. I hope he gets the chance.

    I hope Mike Huckabee can overcome his personal problems. It would be an epoch in his life.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Sept. 30, 2011 8:27 a.m.

    Mr. Huckabee never gets to real politics with Mitt Romney and I would picture the same would happen with Jon Huntsman. For the whole primary process in 2008, Huckabee used Mitt Romney's religion in every discussion and swayed and persuaded 99 percent of those litening, looking or reading to turn that view to the 1830 to 1896 times and beyond. Even Bill Bennett's conservative radio program avoids any real discussion about Romney due to religion issues. Religion will always be a negative aspect for Huckabee when talking with either of these primary candidates. Huckabee wants to get everyone to think of their preconceived thoughts and impressions about Romney's religion. Then any political discussion isn't worth listening to and for naught.

    The timing of this interview on conference weekend is also interesting and will make some stir up.

  • LValfre CHICAGO, IL
    Sept. 30, 2011 8:19 a.m.


    "Romney should bring along 2 missionaries so they can teach Huckabee the true gospel of Christ. He clearly needs an education in the matters of the eternities."

    So you're saying Hucakabee's religion is false and yours is true? Seems like a wrong thing to say to me.

  • FDRfan safety dictates, ID
    Sept. 30, 2011 7:44 a.m.

    "We need a government who gets out of the way as much as possible. The goal of every American and every leader should be a nation where we are as independent of government as possible."

    I don't like the current presidency either - albeit, perhaps for different reasons than you. Mitt Romney seems to see a benefit in government (us) working in a beneficial partnership with business. He also seems to favor investment in infrastructure an other areas. The type of government you seem to propose would be frightening to me. I trust a democratically elected government more than I do businesses. I think you are an honest person who would act responsibly with moral self restraint and therefore see government as getting in your way. But (and I hope it doesn't mean that I am the opposite) I have a more cynical view of people as they are. Even good Mormons can rationalize a polar bear into a snowshoe bunny when it comes to enough money

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Sept. 30, 2011 6:58 a.m.

    The Deseret News telling us every move Romney takes. Why don't you just get it over with and say that this paper is intent on serving his interests? Maybe even change the masthead.

  • morpunkt Glendora, CA
    Sept. 30, 2011 12:01 a.m.

    That's hilarious. I was thinking the exact same thing, but you beat me to it.
    Mega ditto.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    Sept. 29, 2011 11:19 p.m.

    Desperate times call for desperate measures.

    Last time Huckabee pulled out all stops to "draw a meaningful contrast" between him and Willard.

    Meanwhile Willard is trying to erase the memory of the party faithful slobering all over Chris Christie, at the Reagan Library, no less.

    What does Willard have to do to enable the rank and file, as well as the donor class, as well as the king-makers on AM radio, as well as the good folks on Fox News to believe he is the "one"?

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Sept. 29, 2011 10:21 p.m.


    Here's what I know about Reagan: He inherited double digit inflation and high unemployment as well as a powerful enemy. (we forget how ruthless the communist bloc was.) By the end of his presidency, the economy was doing very well, the stock market was trending way up, and the Soviet Union was just about to crumble.

    All of those things benefited all Americans, not just 'the rich.' If you have a 401k or a retirement account, you benefit from Wall Street. If you have a job, you benefit from your 'rich' boss doing well. Don't play the class warfare card. And please don't say that Obama doesn't do things to benefit the rich. Please, FDRfan, go do some research about how GE (whose CEO sits on Obama's economic council) paid noting in taxes this year.

    We need a government who gets out of the way as much as possible. The goal of every American and every leader should be a nation where we are as independent of government as possible.

  • FDRfan safety dictates, ID
    Sept. 29, 2011 7:50 p.m.

    Newt Gingrich is now pushing his new contract with America but America needs a refresher course on the Reagan Presidency. I liked President Reagan as a person but lets be honest about his economics. Herein is the biggest difference between Republican and Democratic philosophy. Ronald Reagan passed the Economic Recovery Act which completely changed the depreciation charges for capital assets. It created a tax shelter driven supply of commercial buildings for which there was no demand. It was supply side economics which Bush 1 called voodoo economics. The value for these properties consisted of about a third part tax shelter benefits alone. It also unleashed the Vernon Dixons and Richard Keatings. In 1986 the steroids began to wear off and we had the Resolution Trust Corporation conducting a fire sale of these unneeded real estate properties. Google it and read for yourself. Democrats push for government spending on infrastructure and investments in things that will benefit America. Republicans push for things that will benefit the rich.

  • Cabinfever Las Vegas, NV
    Sept. 29, 2011 7:01 p.m.

    "get some government"? Maybe you could expound. Sorta incoherent.

    Romney may have a history as a moderate but I think he would surprise many with his conservative policies as pres.

    Gotta disagree with Harry though. That guy is a disaster!

  • FDRfan safety dictates, ID
    Sept. 29, 2011 5:50 p.m.

    January 2013 dream. Mitt Romney, President; Harry Reid, Senate MAJORITY Leader; John Boehner, Speaker of the House. Gone - Eric Cantor and his Tea Party obstructionists. That combination could get some government and the more Senate Democrats the better. Who should be VP?

  • @Charles the greater outdoors, UT
    Sept. 29, 2011 4:54 p.m.

    @Tom in CA: everyone just skips Brother Chuck's posts. We keep asking for an Ignore Button but the Dnews won't comply.

    Romney should bring along 2 missionaries so they can teach Huckabee the true gospel of Christ. He clearly needs an education in the matters of the eternities.

    I wouldn't waste my time on Huckabee's show. I've never watched it and won't even with Romney on.

    I'd actually like to see a Cain/Rubio ticket.

  • Obi-Jon Kenobi Bountiful, UT
    Sept. 29, 2011 4:52 p.m.

    I'd like to see Romney present Huckabee with a Book of Mormon and his family's genealogy - on air.

  • Millsap fan Taylorsville, UT
    Sept. 29, 2011 4:04 p.m.

    Politics gets ugly and viscious sometimes, I doubt that Huckabee had a personal hatred towards Romney but sometimes politics gets dirty as we see with Perry and Romney in this race.

  • christoph Brigham City, UT
    Sept. 29, 2011 2:31 p.m.

    Huckabee is a great man----great sense of humor---plays the guitar--- jokes about his own religion; doesn't take himself too seriously, makes friends with a diverse group of people.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Sept. 29, 2011 1:04 p.m.

    read the article before asking questions

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Sept. 29, 2011 1:03 p.m.

    Bro Chuck:

    You are a visionary man - utterly amazing that you can quote anyone prior to their speech.

    I will be voting for Romney/Rubio. With your rhyme and reason, which corrupt career crook are you voting for?

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    Sept. 29, 2011 12:50 p.m.

    Oh I can hear Willard Mitt Romney speak on FOX, before it happens, He'll start out saying I'm the next White Horse Prophecy, I mean the White Horse, darn it, I meant the White House, no the next President, if elected, in our great Democracy we have here. Then he'll be asked. Why is democracy rotten and corrupt?. "Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again to bondage." Then he'll say, "Democracy doesn't work anywhere and neither does the GOP". That's true. Where's the Koch Brother's jobs?. Every single time there's an election I watch in disgust and abject amazement at the sheer stupidity of the American public as they continue to reelect the same old corrupt career crooks, over and over again as if they were actually helping them instead of actively destroying the very country they live in. It's madness. There's no rhyme or reason to their choices, and we all end up paying the price for their decisions.

  • fluwoebers Fairfax, VA
    Sept. 29, 2011 12:29 p.m.

    I'm curious why you think he will endorse him. Huckabee seemed to have a genuine hatred of Romney in 2008. What has changed?

  • Kouger Lehi, UT
    Sept. 29, 2011 11:55 a.m.

    If Huckabee ends up endorsing Romney - and I think he will - it's further proof that God answers prayers (even Huckabee's sometimes). LOL!