Poll: Mitt helps McCain; Hillary bad for Obama

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  • thank you Mike
    June 27, 2008 8:55 a.m.

    Where's Huckabee? | 4:35 p.m. June 26, 2008
    Where's Gov. Huckabee? Oh, that's right . . . he is nothing more than a tool that McCain used to beat Romney, and has now shrunk back into political obscurity..."

    But his great service to the nation shall not be forgotten!

  • Anonymous
    June 27, 2008 12:49 a.m.

    Hello Obama republican...it wasn't the repubs that kept us from drilling...it was the radical democrat environmentalists.

  • Where's Huckabee?
    June 26, 2008 4:35 p.m.

    Where's Gov. Huckabee? Oh, that's right . . . he is nothing more than a tool that McCain used to beat Romney, and has now shrunk back into political obscurity.

  • To VOR
    June 26, 2008 2:50 p.m.

    We also know that the Demo way doesn't work either. Look at the last few years the Demos have had control of the congress.


  • Obama Republican
    June 26, 2008 10:40 a.m.

    How pathetic, Romney was trashed by the McCain camp for almost a year. Now they want him on the team. Read some of the quotes from the McCain family as to Mormons.

    Wake up people The GOP knows Utah and most LDS will always be in their corner. They will toss you a scrap or two from the table, but don't try to lead the party.

    The GOP is supported by big business, Big Business wants to crush competition, No competition equals higher prices and Higher Profits!

    Look at the Oil Crisis, the GOP controlled things for years and did not get drilling going anywhere. Remember when that sinner Clinton was President, Oil was $10 a barrel, why? Cheap oil kept us hooked, it fostered demand. Oil was kept soft to eliminate the Popular voice calling for alternatives. BOOM a decade later OPEC is laughing all the way to the bank.

    Big Business is no friend to the populace and no friend to Utah

  • some serve, some yammer II
    June 26, 2008 3:25 a.m.

    "...Someones military service, no matter how "honorable" the service may seem, does not exempt them from criticism derived from their shortcomings and in no way does that same service automatically qualify you for service in other positions of government..."

    Agreed. I never said otherwise, did I? That doesn't change the truth in what I pointed out. I'm sick of chickenhawks like Romney that are all about the war and continuing it and threatening it via policy, yet never had the steel to take part in it. To include Bush, Cheney, et al. Cowards that are all too ready to send others to their death.

  • 0802
    June 25, 2008 7:27 p.m.

    RE:some serve, some yammer | 3:32 a.m.

    "That 'little dwarf' that you mock has endured more suffering for this nation in one week than you can even imagine. He isn't perfect, but he has the heart of a lion."

    Someones military service, no matter how "honorable" the service may seem, does not exempt them from criticism derived from their shortcomings and in no way does that same service automatically qualify you for service in other positions of government.

  • McCain sans Romney
    June 25, 2008 3:50 a.m.

    "...As the Vietnam War raged in the 1960s, Mitt Romney received a deferment from the draft as a Mormon "minister of religion" for the duration of his missionary work in France, which lasted two and a half years.

    Before and after his missionary deferment, Romney also received nearly three years of deferments for his academic studies. When his deferments ended and he became eligible for military service in 1970, he drew a high number in the annual lottery that determined which young men were drafted. His high number ensured he was not drafted into the military.

    The deferments for Mormon missionaries became increasingly controversial in the late 1960s, especially in Utah, leading the Mormon Church and the government to limit the number of church missionaries who could put off their military service. That agreement called for each church ward, or church district, to designate one male every six months to be exempted from potential duty for the duration of his missionary work...."

    The Boston Globe, "The Making of Mitt Romney".

    I can see where McCain and Romney likely don't have much in common. McCain believes in service, and walked the walk.

  • Mitt longed to be in Vietnam
    June 25, 2008 3:46 a.m.

    "..."I really dont recall thinking about political positions when I was knocking at the door in France" as a missionary, Romney said. "I was supportive of my country. I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and be representing our country there and in some ways it was frustrating not to feel like I was there as part of the troops that were fighting in Vietnam."..."

    Mitt longed to be in Vietnam, but unfortunately his family didn't have the necessary connections to pull strings that would have allowed him to serve in combat in Vietnam. Mitt was so frustrated by this that he never joined the military that he had so longed to serve.

  • Mitt Brings Much to the Table!
    June 25, 2008 3:38 a.m.

    Maybe Willard Romney could teach McCain how to be a life-long hunter! Or how to march in civil rights marches! Or how to support/oppose gay rights and abortion! Or how to help the economy by head-hunting companies! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee, Mitt has so much to offer! His sons could be an example to other young people concerning war-time service to the nation! Yes, Mitt brings quite a lot to the ticket! What's wrong with McCain, can't he see this? Sheesh!

  • some serve, some yammer
    June 25, 2008 3:32 a.m.

    Tall-eagle | 3:18 a.m. June 23, 2008
    The best thing about Romney being picked, is that he would make "the little dwarf" seem even littler and older...!..."

    That 'little dwarf' that you mock has endured more suffering for this nation in one week than you can even imagine. He isn't perfect, but he has the heart of a lion.

  • Anonymous
    June 23, 2008 11:54 p.m.

    no such word as irregardless. it is regardless.

  • HD
    June 23, 2008 10:01 p.m.

    to quit the values: yawn.

    Yes, Mitt was conservative when running for President and for years before that. I don't know what part of growing up and changing your mind and growth for a positive reason you don't get, but you may want to try it. It is a great thing to grow and progress and change. Mitt did that. You can too.

    Bitterness and lies are counterproductive. Misrepresentations are dangerous.

    Mitt is a great servant. His ability to be supportive in times of crisis is astounding. He know finances, business and America. He has financially supported students and others with great goals. He has shoveled snow for elderly, helped others bury their children and grandchildren and dug out tree stumps for someone badly needing help. I think we need someone of Mitt's caliber. I hope the lies and misrepresentations can stop sometime soon so America can have a blessing that I am not sure they deserve as a whole.

    Part of me would like to see Mitt out of politics so that he won't have to be at the mercy of people like you who say alot but not anything good or worth hearing. We need him though.

  • quit the values
    June 23, 2008 6:41 p.m.

    You mean Mitt was conservative when he was running for president right? Hes flipped a few times on abortion, gay marriage and once assured a gallery of people that he wasnt quite as quaint as people in a state he used to live in. Hes either not a conservative or he takes the stance necessary to get elected. Does he still hold the values of conservative Utahns flip flopping on everything in sight? McCain is faking being a conservative too. America. Irregardless of the outcome of the election, well be much better off than we are now.

  • Humptydumpty
    June 23, 2008 5:52 p.m.

    To quit with the values thing:

    You too do not know what you are talking about. He is not moderate, he is conservative and you are misrepresenting again!!!!

    you need to read and get our more...

  • quit with the values thing
    June 23, 2008 12:31 p.m.

    Im so sick of the advocates of Mitt Romney putting everything under the "he share our values umbrella?" No he doesnt. Hes not that conservative people. He was when he was trying to get the republican nod because he was flip-flopping his butt off trying to get the conservative base. Check it out. So.....if hes not that conservative, what would make Utahn's want to vote for him??????mmmm....Let me think....Is he LDS? Yeah, he is....He is LDS and politically pretty moderate. Are you really endorsing him because he "shares your values?"

  • wayne
    June 23, 2008 8:53 a.m.

    don't get on the ticket mit. let huckabie rid the titanic down to the bottom. follow the example of ronald reagan support the heck out of mc titanic keep your positive message and win in '12

  • patrick c
    June 23, 2008 8:45 a.m.

    I'd like to see a poll about Obama picking Harry Reid as his VP. Any chance of that?

  • Fairweather
    June 23, 2008 7:29 a.m.

    Just another angle to check and make sure Romney still has deity status in Utah. If the ticket were Obama/Romney or Romney/Clinton or Romney/Mr. Ed the talking horse it would win Utah.

  • james stowe
    June 23, 2008 7:01 a.m.

    McCain for President without Romney, otherwise
    Obama has my vote. The U.S. already declared it does not want an LDS in the Government.

  • Humptydumpty
    June 23, 2008 3:40 a.m.

    What are you talking about??? (Mitt helps McCain???)

    I never heard Mitt Romney whine about any such thing!!! And I even worked for him during the Primary process!!! He was quiet for nearly a month after Super Tuesday and when he did resurface, he came out punching FOR McCain to show the unity that we should all have...

    You are blowing smoke... again!

  • Tall-eagle
    June 23, 2008 3:18 a.m.

    The best thing about Romney being picked, is that he would make "the little dwarf" seem even littler and older...!

  • Rachel
    June 23, 2008 1:57 a.m.

    so funny 405 people polled out of how many potential voters??? LOL I love Hilldog, wish she would have won the nod, The DNC gave the nod to Obama because they can push him around adn they wouldnt have been able to with Hillary. Hopefully if a democrat wins the white house and we keep control of the senate we can get some stuff one.

  • Mitt helps McCain???
    June 22, 2008 11:26 p.m.

    How??? He couldnt even help himself let alone anyone else. We all got sick and tired of the fact that he kept blaming the media for attacks against him and his Church membership and that was the reason that he failed. (According to him.) Funny how much the news is on Obama and HIS Church but you wont hear him (Obama)use that as an excuse. Mitt, get back to skiing or buying art for your mansion or whatever it is that you rich folk do!!!!

  • Anonymous
    June 22, 2008 11:19 p.m.

    "I prefer Romney over Hillary not because he's a fellow Mormon but because we share the same VALUES. "

    So you're big on hiring illegals, exporting US jobs and mistreating animals?

  • Rutland vs. Medfield
    June 22, 2008 10:42 p.m.

    Romney will not get the VP nod from John McCain. McCain holds both the man and the church the man belongs to with deep-rooted disdain. Luckily for Mitt, he will be passed over in the selection process.

    Should--by some ill-advised belief Romney would shore up enough votes for a winning ticket--the invitation to be VP come Romneys way, Mitt would be better served to decline.

    Heres why: John McCain will not make a good president and Romney will only suffer by being a part of that ticket.

    While McCain would make a horrible president, he will never get the chance to prove this assertion wrong. Obama will win in November.

    As for McCain, he should pick the Huckster as Veep. That way they can both go down in a fiery ball of political futility--losing so badly that neither will ever be a serious contender for the post again.

    McCain and Abel 08 --Get that bumper sticker while you can. Itll be a classic.

  • Ernest T. Bass
    June 22, 2008 10:05 p.m.

    McCain should pick Huckabee, that would be an unbeatable ticket.

  • oil man
    June 22, 2008 9:25 p.m.

    I often wonder,,,,,if Obama gets the white house? do you think he will paint it pink!
    Mitt R has more savy about running things than Obama will ever achieve in his life time, and it is definitley going to take someone with his expertise to turn this country back around! GO McCain but please choose Romney!

  • Tom
    June 22, 2008 8:22 p.m.

    It is sad to see the hate and prejudice expressed by so many of those posting comments. Their opinion show that they know so little about so much.

  • Anonymous
    June 22, 2008 8:03 p.m.

    I'm not from Utah. Seriously, my blood pressure is finally going down because Hillary is not in the race. The thought of Bill wandering around the white house with nothing to do, was really bothering me.

  • Vote Mitt Romney
    June 22, 2008 7:17 p.m.

    I prefer Romney over Hillary not because he's a fellow Mormon but because we share the same VALUES. I'm tired of everybody assuming members of the LDS Church are voting for Mitt Romney because he's also of the faith. That argument is so old and ridiculous!!! Why do people always have to persecute and attack us and NO we are not polygamous!!!! That ended a LONG TIME AGO!!!

  • TB
    June 22, 2008 7:02 p.m.

    AS We all know, "As goes Utah, so goes the rest of the nation." So this is proof that Mitt should be VIP!

  • Ozark Bubba
    June 22, 2008 6:45 p.m.

    Never could understand why Utahns hate Hillary so much. We who know her personally have great respect and admiration for her tenacity and ability to stick with things until they are accomplished. She will have a much better chance of helping the common individual if she remains in the Senate rather than play second fiddle to Obama.

    By the way, Romney on the GOP ticket might be the only thing that would get me to look at the Republicans.

  • Values
    June 22, 2008 5:52 p.m.

    Good point. If you live a good life and treat people with respect. Do you have to run around and announce you have values. A candidate doesn't determine your values. I'm so sick of the GOP values rhetoric. Fix the economy. Quit using religion like a whore to try and get what you want. Some of us have very deep beliefs and we don't talk about them to spread an aggenda.

    Talk about issues don't run around saying you are better than other people. Live you own lives. And most of all make your own decisons. Study the issues and vote the way you believe. Quit spreading hate like the Sean Hannity's of the world. Treat people with respect. To me being malicous and hateful and treating people like garbage isn't a way of showing that you have values.

    This country is in trouble. All we will see is hatred and contention the next 5 months. Unfortunately we are stuck with a 2 party system. Busting the 2 party system I believe is the only way to escape the mess our country is in.

  • Charles Clark
    June 22, 2008 5:17 p.m.

    Not Mitt, not Hillary, Crist and Webb. Winner: Obama Webb!

  • jet
    June 22, 2008 5:17 p.m.

    The only person that would help McCain more in Utah than Romney is if Howard Hughes was brought back from the dead and promised every Mormon a job.

    If you had Alberto Gonzalas running for POTUS and Mitt as his VP, you would get the same results.

  • Anonymous
    June 22, 2008 4:57 p.m.


  • So what?
    June 22, 2008 4:50 p.m.

    Obama's never going to win Utah anyway! He's polling at 28%. Hillary would help him in states that would put a Democrat in the White House.

  • Re: so what
    June 22, 2008 3:48 p.m.

    This how nutty the think of liberals is.

    Utah and mormons may be alot of thingd but they are not stupid. They know who represents their values.

    Many years ago they most voted democrat, but when the democrats went away from their values they voted republican.

    when the republicans move away they will find someelse to vote for.

    Perhaps a third party?

    Neither of the 2 major partys seem to be representing the comman man.

    It may be time for a third party.

    Bob barr anypone?

  • SLMG
    June 22, 2008 3:42 p.m.

    This poll must be the joke of the day and it isn't even that funny. Utah will carry McCain no matter who is on the ticket with him even if it were Huckabee and if Romney were on the ticket it would probably be a 95% win in Utah. No, the way that Utah goes is not the way the nation will go. The nation is tired of Bush and the Republican party and want a change, anything would be better than the last 8 years of a usless war, ripping up the constitution, fear mongering and the worst economy in the developed world. Utah would vote for McCain with Romney on the ticket but the rest of America wants nothing to do with the king of flip - flop. As far as Obama is concerned I doubt seriously that Hillary would be on the ticket with him.
    She deserves a position much better than VP in the next presidency.

  • please, chill.
    June 22, 2008 3:42 p.m.

    Oh my heck, people these days are so sad.

    There really is no need to go attacking any of these politicians. What good does it do? People can have their opinion and tell it for the world to hear, but the only place that it's really going to matter is on that ballot.

    And the prejudice against Utah shocks me as well. I can't believe some of these prejudiced comments. Just because some yahoos decided to make monkey dolls some people assume that all Utahns are racist and hate black people. Since they've already got that assumption, why not throw in being sexist as well! Utah women come from Utah, so they must believe that women shouldn't run for president.

    I'm so glad I'm not old enough to vote yet. It really is sad how vicious people are being on these boards. Where have kindness and consideration gone? Everyone has their own opinion, can't you respect that? It's like someone says the word 'politics' and everyone gets all bloodthirsty. Would you say these things face to face?

    Think about it.

  • So What?
    June 22, 2008 3:23 p.m.

    It doesn't matter who McCain picks. When it comes to Utah, Satan himself would win if he was on the Republcan ticket. Utah doesn't vote for the person or on issues/principles that are important, it votes GOP because the GOP is seen as the same as the Church. You can take that to the bank.

  • May I suggest
    June 22, 2008 3:15 p.m.

    that the next poll offer three options for President:

    Someone else

    I think we all know how Utah would vote.

    Or how about letting them choose between


    THAT should make a few heads explode...

  • me
    June 22, 2008 3:13 p.m.

    How many in the poll were undecided?

    Was Bob Barr, the Libertarian, included in the polling?

    I need more information. The polling sample seems a little small to me. No wonder polls are notoriously unreliable.

  • Alicia
    June 22, 2008 2:42 p.m.

    What do you have against Romney, you bigots?
    I am from Texas and I am for ROMNEY, as VP or P. I have friends and relatives in California, Washington State, Florida, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, and we are all for ROMNEY.
    We love ROMNEY and we sre catholics and conservatives.

  • Experience????
    June 22, 2008 2:13 p.m.

    When you speak of experience and Obama's qualifications it's good to know Romney had only 4 years of experience. And in that 4 years he managed to take every conceivable position on every issue.

    If McCain were to pick him (tho I doubt he would) we'd hear about all the companies Romney took over and dismantled and all the American jobs he eliminated -- not a good point when the economy's in the toilet and McCain has already confessed that the economy is his weak point. It will also resurrect the magnifying glass on the LDS at the very time the church is meddling in CA politics and spending a huge amount of money on a commercial temple (shopping mall). So far, increased investigation of the church hasn't been good and what the mud fight of a political campaign would do to it couldn't be good.

  • Anonymous
    June 22, 2008 2:11 p.m.

    "Donald Dunn, who served as Clinton's campaign representative in Utah, said voters didn't see past the way she was portrayed in the media and by her opponents. "I think people believe they know who she is, but really, that's a cartoon caricature," Dunn said."
    Why do so many of Hilliary's supporters fail to acknowledge Hilliary lost because of her own actions and words?? Yes, it is much easier to blame the media and her opponent(s). Hilliary, with Bill's help, lost==they ran a shoddy campaign, used the race card, Hilliary demeaned Sen Obama at every turn, to the extent she said she and McCain were the only ones that qualified for CIC. She & Bill lied consistently!! These are reasons why she lost.

  • Anonymous
    June 22, 2008 2:03 p.m.

    Marcus posted: "I have to agree with those who wonder why this poll was taken. To sell newspapers?

    If it was a nationwide poll, that would be different. When Obama says he will run a 50-state campaign, he whispers to himself, "Except Utah where they are sheep." Can't blame the guy for thinking that either."
    Marcus, Senator Obama WON in Utah. He is the candidate of inclusion and sees each and every state as important to our union. Hilliary on the other hand thought ONLY the BIG states with the BIG delegates matters and certainly let us all know about it.

  • Paulee
    June 22, 2008 1:57 p.m.

    Today on TV it was announced Romney best by far, Mccain needs Michigan, guess who won the primary there? Of course, Mitt. People get over the Mormon thing! This country allows FREEDOM OF RELIGION!!!!Romney also knows how to raise money. He is very well respected, and very well qualified. He's a man of integrity and a team player. He has spoken most highly of Mccain and mended their primary woes. I even think they actually like one another, remember the belly laughs when traveling together. It was amazing. Men in maturity!!!!Letting go of differences, for the good of the GOP. Even Al Sharpten traveled to Utah to check out the
    Mormon religion, He was totally okay with all that he learned. Ann and Mitt Romney are quality people
    with wonderful morals, and a very nice family. We would be most fortunate to have a businessman in the White House!! PLease think hard, we are at critical
    crossroads in this country.

  • Biased Trip-Trap
    June 22, 2008 1:56 p.m.

    I read all of the posted comments and I am absolutely astounded at the presumption of the posters who state their misguided and mostly erroneous opinions as fact, no doubt about it. I rest secure in the knowledge that most thinking Utahns,and there are thinking Utahns, see their opinions as mostly unfounded, uneducated, biased trip-trap.

  • RE to Lets See 1254
    June 22, 2008 1:50 p.m.

    McCain has his reasons for not supporting that version of the GI Bill. Even though I disagree with him on this one at least he has the courage to take sides that can be viewed as unpopular. Unlike Obama who is too worried about his image that "if" he chooses a position it will one that will portray him in a positive way or he will just vote present or hit the wrong button. McCain has sacrificed a lot for this country and well, Obama has sacrificed nothing. McCain is a war hero and nothing will change that.

  • Dennis Berry
    June 22, 2008 1:47 p.m.

    Seems obvious that the reasons most Utah voters don't care who Obama selects as VP is that they won't vote Democratic anyway. And they'll vote for McCain regardless of whom he picks.

    This comes as close to a non-story as anything I've read this season.

    In all likelihood, Obama will pick someone he would like to work with and who will make a fine president, someday. Not necessarily someone folks from Utah would prefer.

  • Funny
    June 22, 2008 1:43 p.m.

    I would have to agree with Re: VOR | 1:05 p.m. June 22, 2008. People on these blogs call Utahns racist...sexist..and much worse. However, they end up throwing us all in the same pot by putting all of utah in a category...I wonder how Salt Lake feels about that, considering the number of democrats that have been mayor and what not. If I don't agree with your bigotry than I am a bigot....funny isn't it?

  • Re: VOR
    June 22, 2008 1:05 p.m.

    VOR..... That was a very bigoted and generally thoughtless message you just sent to Utahn's. I'm quite sure that I don't care if a woman is in the captains seat or VP. I'm happy that an african american man is vying for the white house. And I can only guess what you mean about your "rich old white guys" comment.

    Funny how you insinuate that Utahn's are racist, then make comments on "white guys".

    I'm voting for whomever will care the most about this country and make it a stonger, safer, and more economically stable place to live.

    I can't wait for the debates to start.

    My bet though is that neither Romney nor Clinton will get the VP invite. I'm very certain it won't be HRC since it would damage Obama's chances even more heavily nation wide.

  • And?
    June 22, 2008 1:03 p.m.

    What was special about the winter Games in Utah that bought Mitt in and what does this say nationally about Utah values?

    Can Obama win if he doesn't carry Utah? Did the man who made Obama electable, George Bush, carry Utah?

    This is another dark baby or Obama doll showing the rest of America what Utah is really about.

  • to Let's see...
    June 22, 2008 12:54 p.m.

    McCain USED TO BE a war hero. When he voted against veterans' benefits for the military of THIS war he lost his cred as any kind of hero.

  • Indiana
    June 22, 2008 12:53 p.m.

    Romney leads in nearly every poll across the nation as the best pick for VP... Some of you need to get out more or read more or something positive.

    Romney is a really good man. America should only be so lucky and smart enough to get him somewhere where he can be the blessing to America that perhaps God intends.

    So much bitterness against someone who is good.

    Romney did NOT legalize marriage in Mass. His legislature did that with enough votes to override a veto. He gave a wonderful and very impassioned speech about marriage being between a man and a woman an d nothing else as he was trying to get them to NOT vote it in.

    How many of you have been in the military. What part of volunteer military do you not get??? No one is required to go!!!! People do it because they want to. Near as I can see, they are wonderful young men who contribute a great deal to society. You people need to listen more to those speaking, not those telling you what is said..

    America is waking up and realizing what an asset Mitt would be for our nation. Try it!

  • Wow
    June 22, 2008 12:51 p.m.

    McCain is the GOP's Bob Dole for 2008.

    Way to put the "Best and Brightest" out there for all to see.

    See you Republicans in 2016.

  • Utahn
    June 22, 2008 12:49 p.m.

    Who's Mitt Romney?

  • VOR
    June 22, 2008 12:33 p.m.

    only in Utah. This debate is worthless, Obama and Clinton will win the election. People will laugh McCain/Huckabie/Romney out of the water. Most Utahans will be sad for at least 4 years knowing a Woman is second in command. Some Utahans will feel the same way about a Black guy in charge. Booo whoo. Utah should know, rich old white guys = status quo. Status quo isn't working. The rest of the world knows it. A majority of Utah is in denial.

  • to Let's see..
    June 22, 2008 12:22 p.m.

    I think that argument might be more compelling in a state that didn't regularly talk up the military and then refrain from sending any of their children into it. People in UT are altogether following the Romney lead to get the irony.

  • Gaias Child
    June 22, 2008 12:07 p.m.

    Well of course Utah thinks Romney's a good choice. Duh .... and most places think Clinton would poison the Obama ticket and administration with the baggage she has said "everybody knows all about." Yep. Everybody do.

  • Let's see..
    June 22, 2008 11:56 a.m.

    McCain is a war hero.

    Romney's dad got him a deferment so he never served. Now not one of his fives sons has served in the military, either. While we are 'at war', no less!

    Oh yeah, Mitt's great fit for McCain. That is, if no one else in the whole country will accept the spot.

  • to Camille
    June 22, 2008 11:37 a.m.

    At 11 years of IL and federal government service, Obama has MORE experience than:

    (oops) Ronald Reagan -- 8 yrs as governor of CA
    Woodrow Wilson -- 2 yrs as governor of NY
    Theodore Roosevelt -- 4 yrs combined as Secty of Navy & VP

  • Anonymous
    June 22, 2008 11:28 a.m.

    the flagrant opportunist's current dream (he never stops dreaming): somehow mccain picks the opportunist as running mate, SOMEHOW mccain wins the presidency, then, mccain is unable to finish his term and the opportunist becomes number 45 ... what a nightmare..

    btw, thank you dn for the spell checker ... these posts are not as sloppy as they once were!

  • non-Utahan
    June 22, 2008 11:05 a.m.

    Every state's residents think their state is the center of the universe. But I would think that after he was trounced in the primaries and mostly because he is Mormon, people in Utah would realize that Romney would not be a great asset elsewhere---I hate to break it to you, but most people think all Mormons are still polygamists who don't believe in Jesus. It is sad that people don't know more about Mormonism and all the positive things that happen in Utah, but they don't. The YFZ ranch situation just made it worse--most people don't know FLDS from LDS and think if Romney is LDS, he has 9 secret wives. Others share the Utah hate for Hillary but I don't know of anywhere that shared your love of Romney. I think most evangelicals would view it as one more spit in the eye by McCain so it is not going to happen. Does that mean that the reddest state will support Obama? I highly doubt it, even if McCain picks Huckabee. Utah will go Blue around the time St George becomes a beach town.

  • McCain/Huckabee?
    June 22, 2008 10:55 a.m.

    I think if Huckabee is placed on the ticket, Utahns would run to Obama.

  • D'ohseret News
    June 22, 2008 10:54 a.m.

    Someone PAID for that poll?

    Who cares? There's plenty of Utah voters who just punch the (R) button, mindlessly, year after year.

    Get a clue, Utah:
    You haven't had any political power since the Democrats took over both the Senate and the House. It's going to get much worse after the 2008 elections.

    If that's what you want, that's what you'll continue to get: limp-wristed white men towing the line for one religion.

  • Anonymous
    June 22, 2008 10:28 a.m.

    Duh.....Mitt helps. Hillary hurts. WOW what a revelation for Utah.

  • NEWS?
    June 22, 2008 10:09 a.m.

    Do you people and this paper really think the rest of the nation cares about your preferences? Of course they don't and never will as long as you have this follow the leader mentality. Just look at the mess this country is in, led by a lying republican administration for 8 years and would anyone that knows ANYTHING about politics elect another republican? Only in good old Utah--yes yes. I have stated for months to please throw the incumbents out--ALL OF THEM. Now is the time to start a good house cleaning and rid ourselves of the rotten mess called politics. Vote people vote.

  • Yawn
    June 22, 2008 9:39 a.m.

    How can this story really be the top story (online) on Sunday? What a waste.

  • Ron
    June 22, 2008 9:37 a.m.

    Gee, I wonder if Utah would vote for the mormon church, I guess we need a poll to find out.

  • swansend
    June 22, 2008 9:32 a.m.

    What about Ron Paul? He has such an adherence to constitutional principles renowned as Dr No. I feel that would unite Americans on so many levels. Now that would be change! Obama has taught Constitutional Law, if he is a true patriot wouldn't bridging the gap across party lines be a major move for unity in America. I can't think of a better campaign slogan my self. For a Lawyer and a Doctor. We will need legal advice to restore the US Constitution and a Dr to administer the healing so the that the masses reap the health. Not just at home but globally I feel that this team could be a phenomenon for the world.

  • Anonymous
    June 22, 2008 8:48 a.m.

    I would not be surprised if McCain selects Mike Huckabee, since the Evangelicals have voice in the Republican Party.

  • Anonymous
    June 22, 2008 8:47 a.m.

    this is not news.

    quit wasting precious news space reminding us that Utahns like Mitt more than Hillary.

    June 22, 2008 8:43 a.m.

    Romney is A HYPOCRITE, i would not give him 2 cents to save my own life! HILLARY is immensely popular & is strong! who runs these polls anyway? let me guess the republicans!...hahaha

  • Coug in Mass
    June 22, 2008 8:42 a.m.


    Does the military comment include the high-profile 222nd?

    Doesn't Utah lead in per-capita computer ownership?

    Doesn't Utah lead with the highest percentage of high school seniors going to college?

    Doesn't Utah have the highest percentage of passport holders?

    Doesn't the BYU football team speak in the range of 20-something languages?

    The sheep that you are surrounded by have more passports, computers, college degrees, and language skills than wherever you came from. Even the U of Utah grads are pretty smart (requisite U bashing in anticipation of the fall).

    The poll is rather useless. Of course Utah likes Romney. The problem is that the southerners don't.

  • Who Cares
    June 22, 2008 8:42 a.m.

    The poll is meaningless outside of Utah because Utahns are so out of touch with the rest of the country.

  • Bubba
    June 22, 2008 8:40 a.m.

    Who paid for this poll?

    What a waste of money...

  • Master of the Obvious
    June 22, 2008 8:30 a.m.

    Sock monkey Republicans in Utah will give the state's electoral votes to Insane McCain, and work like orcs in GOP call centers on behalf of their fascist cause, no matter which candidate McWar picks for VP.

  • Question
    June 22, 2008 8:13 a.m.

    Who is getting polled?

  • McCain and Olympics
    June 22, 2008 8:05 a.m.

    How easily people forget how much hatred there is between McCain and Mitt -- McCain opposed all the earmarks our good Utah senators sent to SLC for Mitt's Olympics, and this animosity was widely reported throughout the primaries. While the two appear to have made up, I think there may be too much mistrust and differences between the two for a ticket. Mitt opposes wind power in Massachusetts and fuel efficiency standards for cars, which flies in the face of McCain's global warming goals and contradictory energy policies (cut CO2 emissions but expand oil drilling that McCain advocates -- at least Mitt is consistent with his views on his faith in more oil). Bottom line is that Mitt will appeal to conservatives, but Mitt will handicap McCain with independents who will not like Mitt's anti-progressive views on energy.

  • Anonymous
    June 22, 2008 8:02 a.m.

    Everybody read "When Salt Lake City Calls" which will open your eyes why Utah should not have a say in the electioon

  • MJ
    June 22, 2008 8:02 a.m.

    McCain as Commander in chief? Why would any SANE person want 4 more years of the Bush fiasco and with Romney it would be worse.

  • So what
    June 22, 2008 7:52 a.m.

    So they polled Republicans in Utah and they said they like Romney and don't like Hillary. This is earth shattering news. I'm sure it will have a huge impact on both candidates VP selections and in the general election as well.

  • As if it mattered
    June 22, 2008 7:35 a.m.

    Better pole would involve Huckabee --- I think that Utah would be a blue state it Huckabee was involved.

  • Enough of this foolishness
    June 22, 2008 7:32 a.m.

    Utah has more dodgers for the United States Army and Marines
    They all want to be cops
    This is Utah.
    Utah is a poor State
    Low wages, 2 and 3 jobs each
    This resession will put you people in the rears
    Your R President is what has caused this and the killing of many innocent people here and abroad
    I don't know 1 Utah'n that does not think.
    The Just know stuff that has no truth to it.
    Sheep without a mind

  • Hillary
    June 22, 2008 7:27 a.m.

    HIllary would be bad for everyone!

  • sob
    June 22, 2008 7:11 a.m.

    The party of Goldwater??? hhaa he didn't even win in utah. this is probably the ONLY state where someone would still be in mourning about that though.
    the poll might as well have said most people in utah
    like green jello and ice cream.

  • Greg
    June 22, 2008 7:11 a.m.

    They need to change the title to limit the scope of the poll. It is misleading people to think this is a national poll when it only includes Utah.

    Great point about running a beer distribution company from the White House. I guess those commercials would have a White House Stamp of approval on them. LOL!

    McCain was out after he lost his touch in changing his disguise and supporting the worse president in US history.
    It is time for CHANGE!

  • ericmiami
    June 22, 2008 6:59 a.m.

    With Mitt on the ticket, does that cancel out McCain's adulterous affair with Cindy while he was still married to the wife that stood by him during his years as a POW?

  • liberal larry
    June 22, 2008 6:55 a.m.

    There is so little function difference between the parties that you guys failed to ask the obvious question. What about an Obama, Romney, ticket. If Mitt morphed back into "Massachusetts Mitt" he would easily be liberal enough for the Democaratic ticket, and his financial expertise would be very attractive to conservative independents.

  • John
    June 22, 2008 6:51 a.m.

    Who care about UTAH anyway?

  • marcus
    June 22, 2008 6:24 a.m.

    I have to agree with those who wonder why this poll was taken. To sell newspapers?

    If it was a nationwide poll, that would be different. When Obama says he will run a 50-state campaign, he whispers to himself, "Except Utah where they are sheep." Can't blame the guy for thinking that either.

  • NY
    June 22, 2008 6:23 a.m.

    This poll was kind of a joke. In fact, I laughed when I read the headline. Is this really news? Puleeze

  • Tiberias
    June 22, 2008 6:20 a.m.

    Boo Birds. It doesn't matter what the paper prints, you will boo.
    Boo to you too.

  • Texan
    June 22, 2008 6:19 a.m.

    The point of the article was that the VP choice is unusually important this year, in part because there are large numbers of disappointed voters in both parties. It was a good article. Romney is the clear choice for a strong VP.

  • Heck NO!
    June 22, 2008 5:55 a.m.

    Lizzie | 1:21 a.m. June 22, 2008
    I wonder if Utah would vote McCain if Huckabee were on the ticket.

    Heck no! Huckabee is one of them evil Baptists! They only believe in what the Bible says, not our prophets or scriptures!

  • New Poll
    June 22, 2008 5:35 a.m.

    How about polling OTHER states & see what voters think about Romney? Hint- It's not great- otherwise he wouldn't have gotten drubbed in the primaries.

  • awesomeron
    June 22, 2008 4:49 a.m.

    Yes! Mitt helps McCain, except among die hard fundamentalist. Who do not believe that Mormons are Christian. That is a small noisy segment of the population but among 330 Million Americans that still a large number of people. I want to see Mitt on the Ticket because it would be the Best For The Potential Aborted Children Of America. Also the Best Chance of Getting The Right Judges On The High Court to Over Turn Roe v Wade and Gay Marriage. Also best for family values and to perhaps Take Back Sunday. One of the problems is Mitt is Not Mormon Enough for some Mormons and Mormon Period makes him objectionable to others. I live in Hawaii so it does not really matter, sadly we do not vote directly for President, (President Not Elected By Popular Vote) Hawaii belongs to Obama, so it does not matter who I vote for. 3 Electoral Vote At the very end of the Day. The only people less counted is Guam. Thankfully there is lots to do at the Polls on Election Day besides Vote for President. I would like to see McCain and who ever he can win with.

  • Camille
    June 22, 2008 4:21 a.m.

    In my book Obama was already out after the playground battles he and Hilary Clinton had. Obama would be a fool to even think of her. The lady is power hungry. And Obama flat out is inexperienced. That's my opinion about it all. So with or w/o Romney McCain has my vote.

  • Letterman
    June 22, 2008 3:13 a.m.

    As Utah goes, so goes the nation....

  • Dave O
    June 22, 2008 1:27 a.m.

    I could have told you Romney, who is popular in Utah, would add to McCain's popularity and that Clinton, who is loathed in Utah, would lower the number of Obama supporters. This poll and article is one of the MOST WORTHLESS pieces of information Desnews has ever published. Why not an article about political party realignment in Utah or a grass roots organization of idependents to seek positive change? Either presidential candidate is unacceptable so hopefully Utah will break with GOP and it can start something that could be effective in the long term.

  • Lizzie
    June 22, 2008 1:21 a.m.

    I wonder if Utah would vote McCain if Huckabee were on the ticket.

  • What?
    June 22, 2008 1:18 a.m.

    A poll statewide? In Utah? You guys really needed it to know what it would say? Seriously? Gee.....that was a tough call. Romney good for McCain...Shocker!!! Hillary bad for Obama (IN UTAH!!!!!!) Also shocker!

  • Tai H.
    June 22, 2008 12:54 a.m.

    John McCain opposed the Bush tax cuts, and Mitt Romney raised the capital gains tax.

    John McCain did not support a constitutional ban on gay marriages, and Mitt Romney legalized gay civil unions in Massachusetts.

    John McCain has long favored regulatory restraints on gun usage, and Mitt Romney signed into legislation the largest measure of gun control in the history of Massachusetts.

    So, what's the difference between Romney, McCain, Clinton, and Obama? NOTHING! NOT A DARN THING!

    John McCain is liberal and so is Mitt Romney. They would be a great team! Mitt Romney's father WALKED OUT on Barry Goldwater's convention speech, in an effort to support global communism. Well, like father - like son.

    The GOP has finally sold out. John McCain's nomination is the nail in the coffin for the Party of Goldwater. Ronald Reagan is rolling over in his grave.

    When the Republican Party is JUST AS LIBERAL as the Democrats - it's time to look elsewhere.

    Bob Barr? Ron Paul? Pat Buchanan?

  • herb
    June 22, 2008 12:51 a.m.

    outsiders view? Utah will vote McCain no matter what. Only Utah residents think otherwise. the rest of the country KNOWS you will vote McCain ticket even thought he dissed your man Romney in the early stages of the primaries. you can't vote any other way. The only ones that don't know this is you. Thank you for letting a out of state person make a simple (but true) statement.

  • Anonymous
    June 22, 2008 12:47 a.m.

    Mitt may help McCain but the prospect of Cindy McCain operating a beer distribution company out of the White House sure doesn't!

  • Ya Think So?
    June 22, 2008 12:28 a.m.

    Wow! A poll taken to find out what everyone on both sides of the political spectrum already knows. Now that's fine information gathering and journalism... telling us what we already know.

    Everyone knows the dominant religious camp will vote hand's down for a McCain and Romney ticket... that doesn't take a drop of brain sugar to figure out.

    As for a poll see if Hillary helps or hinders Obama... now there's another one the pollsters believe they need to tell us something about everyone already knows... yes, most of the polled voters, which by the way is according to another poll defined to be around 80% Republican, is going to say anything and everything they can negative about Hillary. The reasons don't really matter, only that we didn't need a poll to waste time to find out something every thinking person in the State of Utah knows these voters would say anyway.

    Yes, most likely Obama won't choose Clinton for his VP running mate, and that might be something Republicans should really be concerned about, especially if he selects Jim Webb or Mark Warner, thereby capturing the Independent white male vote that'll determine the presidency this time around.