will make the trip...
I can"t wait to see Obama in office, a bum off the street could do a better job
than Bush. Most of the people in this state that are Republicans, and they can"t
really explain why, I think it"s got something to do with tax-exempt
churchs,poligamy,blacks getting the priesthood, and sheep!!!!
TIME FOR A CHANGE
I'm voting for Obama and I'm glad he won't be wasting time and money here.
Na na na na, na na na na, hay hay hay, goodbye!Colossal waste of
time to come here, if you're a Dem', let's keep it that way!I, for
one, think the RNC owes us a convention, seeing as how we've gone for their
candidate, what?, every year since, I don't know?, infinity?If Denver can
host one, SLC certainly can!
Excellent, we dont want him here. And all you democrats can go away too! we
dont need you here either. Go away! UTAH rules
in homes where there is Mormon bashing...so the kids pick up on it and take it
to another generation. To bad for some of you in this column, you seem to have
inherited some dismal futures and ideas for yourselves from your home
enviornments. Same goes for hatred of Jews, Muslems, union members, church
leaders, and people belonging to the opposite political parties. Get ahold of
yourselves, listen to yourselves, get a life.
Utah's five electoral votes will go to any presidential candidate with the
sacred "R" by his name. Sad but true.Presidential candidates can't
afford a moment's wasted time.Does Obama need to be here in person
to raise money? No. Would a personal appearance in Utah give him a snowball's
chance of getting >50% of the vote here? Ha! I only wish. No,
visiting Utah would be a complete waste of Obama's time. I'm not offended.
Rather, I'm proud of his pragmatism. Thankfully, other states in the
union give candidates a reason to visit them.
To all of the LDS folks who perhaps spawned some of those commenting or are a
part of the comments here; do us a favor and start paying attention to some of
the real moral issues (in other words this would be a good place to weigh in).
Those of hatred, lies, distortions, racism etc. Are you not supposed to live by
the "higher" law? If this stuff is some how in line with that - start
reshuffling your priorities and fast.
Yep. Folks you're absolutely correct. Barack Obama does not belong in Utah.
But he most certainly does belong in the White House. I don't say this often
but - you people make me sick.
Mr. Obama please come to Zion and help prove that their is something better than
one party rule. I have talked with dozens of friends and co-workers who are
very excited about Obama. He needs to come here and tell all of us Mormons that
he likes us and is ashamed of the bigots in the GOP who are big Mormon Haters.
Harry Reid needs Obama's help in turning this country around. Mr. Obama please
come and deliver us from all these Republicans wacko's running our state
I feel a little sorry for the many narrow-minded folks who have no idea that the
train is pulling of the station...without them. Obama represents the best of
America. We don't have to accept the situation facing us [declining
security] but have the power to change it.
Utah Voters Also Should Be Troubled by Obama's Abortion StanceObama's response to all this is to sidestep any discussion about when human
personhood begins, the key question in the abortion debate. Some say it begins
at the moment of conception; others say it begins at birth. (Still others look
for a middle ground, suggesting it begins when brain activity starts.) But by
arguing against the born-alive legislation because it might in some distant and
ambiguous way obstruct abortion, Obama implies that the right to an abortion
trumps an infant's right to life, even after he is born. Such logic is
breathtaking. It says that even after birth, a mother's right to rid herself of
the baby supersedes any right that a child, now independent of the mother's body
and domain, has a right to live. Where America stands on this issue truly is a
measure of its sense of justice and compassion. On this score, Obama fails.
Brigham Young would be ashamed at how lock-step Utahns vote here.It's not that people here are ininformed. It's that they're so smug about
being uninformed.If you disagree with Obama's policies, fine. But I
don't see that here. I see a bunch of belligerent, self-congratulatory
ignoramuses who only listen to anything that supports what they already
believe.I have plenty of conservative friends in other states with
whom I can engage in intelligent conversations about issues, and we can disagree
graciously. But here in Utah all I hear is "Obama Osama Socialism SCARY! BOO!"
I honestly don't think the US is ready for an African American leader. It's not
that I'm racist or anything, I just don't think it would go over well.
Utah should be congratulated for not knuckling under to a compulsive movement to
honor a man so wholly unconnected to their state history. It is ridiculous that
he now has more "public honors" than George Washington. Obama's personal
history is such that ANY ONE of any party persuasion can look into his past and
see he is not fit to uphold the Constitutional office of President of the United
States, or Senator for that matter. His ancestor's lineage is not the problem,
its the life he's lived.
I cannot believe the blatant racism in these postings. Disagree with the man's
policies but please stop with the racism. Have the people of Utah absolutely no
idea of how you are perceived by the "outside" world? What dismays me even more
is that a lot of this bile is coming from people who claim to be members of the
" One True Church". The God I worship has no patience with racism and hatred.
And you wonder why we slam the door in the face of your missionaries? Just read
the postings here. You will get your answer.
Harline and Collie are Still open!!!
All the more reason Not To Vote For Him.
That's funny, my kids get that day off every year at school AND there's a major
road in SLC named after Martin Luther King...I guess we stupid, racist Utahns
really ARE the laughing stock of the nation.
The guy's got too much class to come to a place where a bunch of Limbaugh-freaks
"He's probably not coming because he knows we Utahns can see right through his
messiah mystique...Obama is not going to usher in the second coming no matter
what he says."Uhhh... Obama never made such a claim. It's the
Republicans that keep comparing him to a "messiah" and insinuating that it is a
bad thing to really like your party's candidate. Kind of ironic, given the
saintly status Republicans have elevated Ronald Reagan to.
So, you want it both ways. One party rule? Yup. Ten or twenty-to-one
registration? Yup. Then you mock the guy for NOT coming to UT to waste his time?
If he HAD come, you'd have mocked him for wasting his time being so foolish to
come at all. Someone must have been very cruel to all you hardcores.
Utah is going to be a landslide for McCain anyway, and everybody knows it. So
why spend the money to campaign here when it won't do any good? The majority of
Utahns aren't open minded enough to let it become a blue state.
Sorry, Utah--you just don't matter. Why would Obama come here anyway? To be misunderstood by this mindless conservative base?The largely democratic state
of Hawaii (in the middle of the Pacific) will cancel out the electoral votes you
pledge to McCain, who by the way used to make fun of Mormons.
Count your blessings Utah. We have to put up with Obama and the whole Democratic
Big deal...shows his true side anyhow. So much about being a "different
politician." Only one person he cares about...
And it is also sad that the candidates inside each party were bad mouthing each
other and now when one wins the party the other turns around and supports them.
What a hypocrital time we live in.
I just think that it is sad how one candidate is always bashing on the other.
Both parties are guilty of it and I am not favoring one at all I just think it
was sad how one of the first things that happened when Obama named his VP choice
is the VP started to bad mouth McCain and then Romney goes to Denver to bad
mouth Obama. It is a sad day in the world when the only way you get ahead is to
knock someone else down. I always thought that a sign of a poor leader was one
who put others down to make him/her look better. This is not the first election
that this has happened and will most definately not be the last. I just think it
is extremely sad that there is so much bad mouthing and bickering amoung
candidates and what is even worse is that one of them will be the next
Presisent.(not Romney but McCain is guilty too of bad mouthing people) And it
will only get worse this election and in elections to come.
You Ute fans are dreaming. BYU is the WAAAYYY better team.
Reading some of the far-right wack-job comments on this blog - I think I'd be
afraid to visit this place.
dear one party rule - interesting how you quickly surmize that anyone who
disagrees with you is a sheep - my experience is exactly the opposite
He wants our votes, right -- or not? This is part of his "change" plan? I guess
so, other candidates have visited here. He's off to a good start.
I am so happy that most of the above posters have really enjoyed the last eight
years, and want things to stay on the same highway again.Could
anybody do anymore harm to this country than Bush and his rich buddies?Fear not, Utah will goose step to the polls to vote for Casper. All the
churches will be happy then.
Well it was sickening enough to see Bush grovel during his visit. Talk about
I so think he should still come to Utah. I mean I know a lot of all my friends
Aka the youth are behind him here. They all plan on voting for him. Him not
coming to Utah is just going to upset the people who stand behind him here.
Doesnt he know that UTAH is the birth place of Kentucky Fried Chicken?
No matter what they do, Utah will always remain the laughing stock of the
nation.It is also common knowledge how much racism exists here (not
all that amusing).Ever wonder why the Utah legislature refuses to
honor Martin Luther King Day?Guess.
He's probably not coming because he knows we Utahns can see right through his
messiah mystique...Obama is not going to usher in the second coming no matter
what he says.
What? I thought Obama could win Utah, At least that is what the Utah democratic
party keeps saying. I guess National dems aren't as delusional as Utah Dems.
It's too bad he doesn't visit Utah with a real eye to making a difference.
Perhaps we could actually help to give him some good things to think hard about.
If he really wanted to represent "We The People" he would make time to visit
every state and listen to them. Utah's not the only state he won't visit. It's
all about votes. It's the same old same old. He's not going to change
Why should Obama show up? McCain will get at least 70% of the vote. If Romney is
on the ticket that figure might rise as high as 90%.Utahns tend to
vote like Soviets.
Why would he? It would be a waste of time.UT clearly prefers a
senile old white man who sits on a beer fortune and prefers a younger wife who's
a convicted druggie to the one he married before she had an accident. McCain is
Nobama, the reason obama likes Montana is because they have lots of sheep. We
sure don't need him.
If Utah is so racist, why did Barack Obama win the Utah Democrat primary?The idea that Utah has more racism than other places, and the idea that
Utah has a reputation for such, are bunk. I have lived in Utah, New England, and
the Mid-Atlantic, and Utah is the least racist place I have been.I
have never heard anyone refer to Utah as a racist place--except anti-Mormons,
who will criticize Utah and the Church for any reason, real or imaginary.Check your facts next time, antis.
More evidence of the lack of clout the state of Utah actually has.
Obama not coming to SLC....? Wow what a bummer! Cheer up, I bet he make time
to visit Castro District for a refill of his ben n jerry's chunky monkey
chocolate fudge cream!
The fact Sen. Obama does not have sufficient time in his hectic schedule to
visit Utah rightfully saddens his supporters there. But, it may be for the
better. Utah is likely one of the places where the senator's security detail
must be augmented because of heightened risk.
What I can't figure out is, why does he take all of these trips to Montana?! It
is a solid red state for one, and two, it only has 3 electoral votes! Look it,
he is down in the polls in blue state Pennsylvania with all of it's 21 electoral
votes! He is also behind in Florida,why not go there? Maybe he plans on retiring
from politics after this year's election.
Since the civil rights movement, race has been our nation's "dirty little
secret"an ugly, shameful reality swept under the rug of polite discourse,
emerging only in isolated, angry outbursts about airport profiling, police
brutality cases, and gangsta rap. Let's take that issue out from under the
rugkeeping that initial phase of ignorance, lack of mutual understanding, and
fearand make sure it dominates American politics for the next century.Only by opening an embarrassingly one- dimensional dialogue on the most simple
and wholly ignorant level can we ensure that we, as a nation, never get down to
the deeper issues about race and identity that truly threaten to tear this
country apart.Who's with me?
How will the sick in Utah ever be healed??
Sad, because Obama may get it better than McCain. National Security and
Economic Prosperity are dependent on Energy Indepence.Right now America
spends $700 billion every year on foreign oil. That's our money going overseas
when it could be staying here. We have to stop this. That's why I
support the Pickens Plan. Search pickensplan. If you like what you see, please
join me as a Pickens Plan supporter.
Big whoop! I doubt McCain will come either, unless it's to raise money. The
longer both stay away the better, we don't need the secret service messing up
traffic for security. Pebble Anderson and the SUWA already messed traffic up
I see Obama not coming to Utah as a good sign. I'm proud to live in a state
where a majority of the people have some common sense and are not blind
What a shame. Obama doesn't need Utah's vote. Maybe he thinks y'all love your
guns and go to church too much. Boo hoo.
We should be able to text in our votes
Sen. or Pres. Obama doesn't care about Utah and it's people and, if elected,
will never care.Vote for JOHN MCCAIN and MITT ROMNEY.BUT
HERE IS A REALITY CHECK: We are seeing boasting from both sides that they have
solutions regarding the economy and energy. BUT, both of these men are in the
senate. Why aren't they at work IN THE GOVERNMENT RIGHT NOW solving these
problems??? They don't have to be president to help the American People in
these areas; thy can do it right now!!!
The reality is the Utah only has five electoral votes.
That's what happens when your state votes overwhelmly one way - nobody cares.
You won't see McCain either; unless he needs to pick a few more million dollars
from the sheep.
First good news I have heard in years!
Then the heck with him. We'll vote for someone else.Besides which,
Hillary needs a face lift.
Bush visited a few months ago, to raise money for his twin-brother McCain. Utah's already in the hip pocket; there's no use for ANYONE to campaign
It's yet to be seen if these young people actually go to the polls and vote. Its
one thing to text and quite another to cast a vote
However,you can see Lord Obama, as he appears beforehis groveling subjects
in Denver, as he emerges fromhis portable Temple, at the stadium. Please,