Long list of Utah elected officials back Mitt Romney

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  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 7, 2011 5:45 p.m.

    Backing Romney over Huntsman is a good choice.

    Being permanently wed to Reomney at this point is not a good choice.

    RickPerry or Michelle Bachman may emerge as better candidates and I would hope that Utah officials are reserving the right to shift their alliegiance in time.

  • vontrapp WEST JORDAN, UT
    July 7, 2011 12:54 p.m.

    Cats, I agree with all you say about FDR and it's refreshing to see someone else knows even a little about what the depression really was and was not.

    But... we are talking about the same Mitt Romney, right? The one that supported tarp, that defended it adamantly against angry voters, that still defended it in his book "No Apology", and probably still defends it today, right? Is that the Mitt Romney we're talking about? Oh, sure, he did oppose the auto bailouts, but as a matter of implementation, not principle, as we can readily discern from the TARP debacle.

  • vontrapp WEST JORDAN, UT
    July 7, 2011 12:40 p.m.

    A convenient list of soon to be *former* elected officials!

  • wayne Rosamond, CA
    July 7, 2011 9:14 a.m.

    @ lket you must think jobs come as mana from heaven. Jobs come from those greedy rich guys that you love to hate. When those greedy rich guys make money they want more so they hire people like you.

    Obama is you kindred spirit both of you love to hate the successful. but it is the successful that create jobs. like the one you have or not.

    like mitt has said. The present economy can not be laid solely on Obama, but Obama has a record of making the economy weaker and has stifled job creation by his attack on the greedy job creators has resulted in those same rich greedy guys sitting on their money an not offering you a better job.

    Huntsman can't shake the fact that he supported Obama in 08' and begged to be part if Obama's administration. Too many people saw this as a Benedict Arnold move.

    That is why Mitt has so many endorsements in Utah. and Huntsman will be an also ran.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    July 7, 2011 7:56 a.m.

    Dear FDR Fan: I can see that you are a smart person as well as a good person. I'm so sorry that you have fallen for the Democrat propoganda that Republicanism is all about "concentration of wealth." It is NOT. It is about freedom, liberty, opportunity, responsibility, small government and upholding our Constitution. It is about rewarding hard work and NOT punishing success. These principles are COMPLETELY compatible with LDS principles. Much more so than the far-left philosphy that the Democrats have, unfortunately, fallen into. In fact, most LDS members have pretty much been chased out of the Democrat Party which many of them once belonged to. It's sad.

    I hope you'll take another look at this. You are obviously a great person.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    July 7, 2011 7:43 a.m.

    Obama Recovery? What an oxymoron! The Obama economy is just as much a disaster as the New Deal was because is it based on similar INCORRECT principles. FDR had no understanding of economics or business. Every business he was ever involved in was a complete flop. He wasn't even a good lawyer as verified by the head of the law firm he worked for.

    Henry Morganthau, FDR's Treasury Secretary, May 9 1939, before the House Ways and Means Committee, "We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work....We have never made good on our promises...I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started...and an enormous debt to boot.

    Morganthau summerized a decade of disaster which was the New Deal. Obama has and is making the same mistakes. That's why his so-called "recovery" is just as much of a disaster.

    We need Mitt, who actually understands business and economics and has the record to back it up.

    Please, let's FINALLY learn the lessons of history.

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    July 7, 2011 7:27 a.m.

    Again the total GDP annually for Utah is 100 billion and Bush tax cuts cost this country 1,600 billion. That means 1600 states that have a total of 100 billion to equal what thos tax cuts cost, and last time i checked there were not that many states.

    Mitt endorses those tax cuts.

    Mitt needs his name in the paper because when Palin throws her hat in the ring he will lose any advantage he might have.

    I have noticed he never misses a chance to have his photo taken.

  • rebelyr SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    July 7, 2011 4:31 a.m.

    which is it hatch? all of a sudden your concerned about the middle class? dont you get tired of the sheep in utah believing everything you tell them?


  • Elcapitan Ivins, UT
    July 6, 2011 10:47 p.m.

    Obama dosen't have to take blame....he just lacks leadership and economic skill. He is basically a Socialist with international leanings. He also comes out of Chicago which is notoriously corrupt in the political regions. He will never get a grasp of things so do not get your hopes up. Again, we need change.
    Change that takes us back to the base upon which our country was founded.

  • Allen#1 West Valley, UT
    July 6, 2011 7:11 p.m.

    Isn't this article about politicians endorsing Romney? Why do people blame Obama on the problems caused by the untimely invasion of Iraq?

  • facts_r_stubborn Kaysville, UT
    July 6, 2011 5:00 p.m.

    I would strongly support either Romney or Hunstman. Huntsman's campaign although a long shot may actually help Romney as the presumtive nominee. A little strong competition always makes you run faster and harder and get better. That's what we need to defeat the largely failed ideas and policies of the Obama administration.

    Huntsman strategy may be longer term. After all, how does almost every nominee get in a position to win? It's the second time around. What does he have to lose by fighting the good fight?

  • Linda A Orem, UT
    July 6, 2011 4:37 p.m.

    Wow, people ... before you jump on the "Mitt" bandwagon, you'd probably better do a little research into his past and present. Remember, appearances are everything!! DIG DEEP!! You won't like what you find!

  • BYU Blue Ferron, UT
    July 6, 2011 3:36 p.m.

    Do people not understand when something is failing that sometimes you have to trim the fat to make it more efficient and keep it from running into the ground? The Democrats in Washington have a real hard time comprehending this concept. Don't tell me some DesNews readers have this problem too? Yes, when Mitt Romney took over these companies he did have to let some people go, but that in turn led those companies back to making a profit. That profit enables companies to expand and create jobs.

  • Screwdriver Casa Grande, AZ
    July 6, 2011 3:12 p.m.

    I'm sorry but that picture of Mitt reminds me of Austin Powers dancing at the beginning of his movies. It could be a great strategy, I like him a little allready.

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    July 6, 2011 3:10 p.m.

    Even if Romney only created one job in the last ten years....it is far more than Obama! Obama has lost 3 million jobs and created a 1 billion in stimulus debt that created zero jobs~

  • ClarkKent Bountiful, Utah
    July 6, 2011 2:44 p.m.

    @ working class - I agree with you. I'd particularly like to know how many jobs Romney has created during these tough economic times and why people would just ASSUME he would create jobs once President if he has done little to create them during all of the time he has had to do so over the last few years. He actions speak a lot more than his words in my opinion. Does he really love this country or does he really love the idea of being elected as President? Why wait 'til he is President to start trying to turn things around??? Makes no sense to me ....

  • working class Salt Lake City, UT
    July 6, 2011 1:16 p.m.

    "Bishop cited Romney's "record of job creation that the president lacks."

    What is Bishop talking about? As a corporate restructurer Romney has axed many more jobs that he has created.

  • DD JayMario American Fork, UT
    July 6, 2011 1:11 p.m.

    @SoCalReader. Here's why this announcement might matter to people outside of Utah. Since Jon Huntsman was a recent successful and popular governor of Utah from the majority party, you would expect state politicians of the same party to strongly support him. The fact that they are supporting Romney is a signal that Huntsman's campaign is not viable. This announcement is more about Huntsman than it is about Romney, and will solidify the fundraising base of Utah behind Romney.

  • ClarkKent Bountiful, Utah
    July 6, 2011 1:09 p.m.

    I think it would be more newsworthy if the presented list included the religious affiliation of all the supporters, with another list of the remaining State officials who are not on the list and their religious affiliation.

  • facts_r_stubborn Kaysville, UT
    July 6, 2011 1:00 p.m.

    I know I am way behind the times on this issue of endorsements, but here it is.

    I don't think elected officials should endorse candidates in their parties primaries period.

    Frankly, such endorsements don't sway my vote one iota, and I find them offensive and self serving. Why should an elected official's opinion of who to vote for have any more weight than anyone elses? It smacks of the good old boy network and who the establisment favorites are.

    Elected officials do you jobs and stop telling us who we should vote for, unless it's your own election. I get it that you will support the eventual nominee from your own party, but don't pick winners in your own party.

  • FDRfan Sugar City, ID
    July 6, 2011 12:52 p.m.

    Frankly, I'm very disappointed but please try to recover. Romney doesn't need my vote in Idaho and since he either groveled to Norquist or is a kindred elitist trickle down spirit, he won't get it. I had hopes of seeing a Mormon president in my lifetime and now two are running and I can vote for neither. Everybody else in my family, and all around me, will. I just don't see how the extreme concentration of wealth squares with Mormonism. Sure its sour grapes but they are still grapes.

  • lket Bluffdale, UT
    July 6, 2011 12:36 p.m.

    yea we want him more low paying jobs and tax breaks for the rich.

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    July 6, 2011 11:40 a.m.

    Romney NEEDS a win in Utah.

    Republicans will carry Utah.

    Losing Utah in the primaries would put a major hit on his campain, and give Huntsman some traction.

    Hence, we see Romney needing to spend time at Hires in SLC.

  • So. Cal Reader Escondido, CA
    July 6, 2011 11:34 a.m.

    I understand where DN feeds the interest of Utah readers, for obvious reasons, and I'm solidly in Mitt's camp. But, with that being said, the reality is Utah afford little significance in the Nat'l Electoral Votes picture. The State of Utah has 6 electoral votes to give, just 2 more than the State of Rhode Island (which is the approx. side of San Diego County). So, even though the majority of State Officals may back Mitt. In the ultimate nat'l picture, how significant of a story is this really?

  • CaliforniaCougar Lake Elsinore, CA
    July 6, 2011 11:24 a.m.

    Just a matter of time until Huntsman is backing Romney.

  • FDRfan Sugar City, ID
    July 6, 2011 11:05 a.m.

    Not a good idea to compare the Obama recovery to Reagans.
    What do Roger Clemens and the Reagan Recovery have in common? Both used performance-enhancing drugs. Roger Clemens is on trial for allegedly injecting banned substances into his body. The Reagan Recovery used the Economic Recovery Act of 1981. The ERA of 81 was a huge government stimulus in the form of tax breaks to the wealthy for supplying expensive real estate properties for which there was no demand. We know them as tax shelters. When the substance was withdrawn in 1986 the performance nose dived leaving the tax payers with a huge inventory of vacant properties. The Resolution Trust Corporation was given the task of holding a huge garage sale of these properties and sold them for pennies on the dollar of construction cost. How can Romney govern effectively under all contingencies when he has signed so many pledges?