Mitt Romney kicks off day-long bus tour of Iowa day before Tuesday caucus vote

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  • Kathy. Iowa, Iowa
    Jan. 3, 2012 12:52 p.m.


    I beg to differ with you on the job loss statement.

    Ever heard of Staples? They bank rolled companies they thought had a good idea.

    Sometimes companies cannot be saved from the incompetence of the people or the market conditions that were in existence before Bain took over. You make more money running a very successful company that selling off the assets and laying off the workforce.

    There is no fantasy land where everyone has a house with a three car garage and a $100,000 a year income with no job skills. People with in demand job skills move to the next great job if they are laid off.

    To be perfectly honest a lot of what we have going on in our society has to do with the break down of the family. Single parent families struggle on so many levels for the most part. Especially those headed by teenage mothers with no education or job skills of many kind. Their children are left to raise themselves and their futures are jeopardized for the most part.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Jan. 3, 2012 11:30 a.m.

    Job losses occur as companies realign themselves for the future. I believe Governor Romney has the ability to make tough choices for our future. Government needs an alignment, periodically, also. Government is for the safety and welfare of society but is not the source of business. Productivity comes from business. Government can be good at providing services but that is why it is hard for government to be judged on production and efficiency. Efficiency is even hard to judge for government workers, exept in some lines of service. Elections for those voted into office is one way you do it. However, those elected want to get elected next time and the decision to cut jobs may mean that those let go will cause disruption for that process next time. We have in Utah, locally, state and national, that get elected for years and years. Did they do anything to efficiently change the system? Some yes and some no. For a two-year term, by the time those elected to figure out what is needed, they are campaigning again and don't have time to change. Do we vote freshmen out or do you want them to get seniority. Hard decision.

  • DeltaFoxtrot West Valley, UT
    Jan. 3, 2012 10:11 a.m.

    Get America working again, absolutely!

    However in the corporate world Romney has only presided over job losses. This man's firm bought out American companies and shut them down! Is that really what we want in the White House?

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Jan. 3, 2012 9:12 a.m.

    The caucus in Iowa isn't going to be impacted by the Deseret News publishing articles about any of the candidates. If people want a balance on the news, they can review the Salt Lake Tribune, which is our area's balance for news and reporting and even comments. We are fortunate to have balance in our news companies in the Salt Lake City reading area. The Deseret News and Tribune have always provided that balance and we can subscribe to their services. Reading either paper can give anyone the opportunity to see the national and international news in perspective to what the audiance wants. If one wants more access to news there are probably 100s sources either on the Internet, public and private media sources available from most homes. Magazines are not as flexible due to publishing limitation but we have so many sources available without government interference. I have lived in countries that are limited on sources and variety of information due to government interference, whether police or army forces intervention. People in those countries don't have real freedom and we are blessed to have a U.S. Constitution and form of governmen to protect us. Thanks for good Editors

  • Kathy. Iowa, Iowa
    Jan. 3, 2012 9:11 a.m.

    Huge crowds showing up for Romney events all over the state.

    Tonight is the night for the Iowa Caucus and democracy in action.


  • kanaka818 West Hills, CA
    Jan. 3, 2012 3:28 a.m.

    @Hutterite & Merich39

    Sorry, it's not just the DN, but even the liberal leaning Los Angeles Times is giving Romney terrific coverage.

    In Monday's Times, he had a 4.5"x8.25" color photo on an inside page, with 5/8" headline and a 23 column inch article.

    On their website, a preview of Tuesday's front page has what looks to be a about a 5"x8" color photo in the center of the page. It might have been larger, but he had to share the page with 2 photos of the Rose Parade. The website shows another color photo and a Romney article for an inside page.

    I happened to still have last Wed.'s paper. It had a 4.25"x6.5" color photo on the front page and 12 column inches of text continued to an inside page with an additional 35 column inches. Total 47 inches Almost 4 column feet of text!

    Same day, on the opposite inside page another another 5.75x8.25 color photo with another article, with another 27 column inches of text.

  • SammyB Provo, UT
    Jan. 2, 2012 10:29 p.m.

    Today, I spent some time reading articles from many sources about Romney. Reading the comments was interesting for two reasons. First, the same names popped up all over the place. A number of different people were blanketing comment boards with the same malicious, hateful garbage.

    The second reason I found this interesting was that I realized that some of the people who come on and comment here in a negative way, are not as hateful as I thought when compared to what I've seen today.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Jan. 2, 2012 8:17 p.m.

    merich39 | 11:03 a.m. Jan. 2, 2012

    "this newspaper has run at least one pro-Romney article every day for the last several months."

    So what. I'm tired of seeing Obama's picture.

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Jan. 2, 2012 7:02 p.m.

    It's obviously a very note-worthy story for a member of the LDS church to be contending for the Presidency of the United States, given the history of the LDS church being driven out of the country in it's early years and the misinformation spread about the church for years. This is kind of a big deal.

    With that in mind, I don't really care that Mitt is a Mormon. I'd still vote for him anyway. Huntsman is a Mormon too, but he is pretty low on my list (although not a low as Obama.)

    Romney has a proven track record of success, not just a record of having spent time in Washington D.C. You can eliminate the congressmen because they don't really have much of a record of governing, just voting en mass. (Same reason why Senators make bad Presidents.) This nonsense about Romney only cutting jobs while at Bain is such a hollow argument. Bain purchased Staples in the 1980s when it only had a few stores. It has 2000 now. That's a lot more job creating than cutting.

  • Rutland vs. Medfield Seattle, Wa
    Jan. 2, 2012 6:11 p.m.

    Y'all seem to have a mega-mormon man crush on Mitt-the-flip. Besides being Mormon, what in his shifting views and political stances (not to mention an outright false anti-Obama campaign add) endears him to you?

    merich39 is right--Has the DN officially endorsed him, 'cause this isn't happening in any of his other home states.

  • homebrew South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 2, 2012 5:22 p.m.

    Obama is trying to get america working, in fact his administration has created private sector jobs for the last 16 months. Bush, when he left was losing 780,000 jobs a month. The president cant create jobs by himself, he needs cooperation from congress and a work together attitude. The entire GOP has pledged to make Obama fail, thus making america fail. I think Obama has done a fatastic job considering he gets No help or cooperation from the clowns in the GOP. Obama will be re elected, because america is sick of the entire GOP. Their games, and obstructionism. That will cost the do nothings in 2012. In the senate and in the house of representatives also. VOTE Democrat, so we can go forward, not backward. After all, republicans have never done anything of consequence, and have opposed all progress every step of the way. Civil rights, womens rights, social security. They have No ideas and never do anything.

  • bobosmom small town, Nebraska
    Jan. 2, 2012 4:10 p.m.

    Go mitt.

  • deep in thought Salt Lake, UT
    Jan. 2, 2012 11:54 a.m.

    Why would anyone choose Huntsman? I used to like the guy but all he has done this election is

    1. Pretend he is going to win New Hampshire while ignoring the rest of the country and even insulting Iowa by saying they only know how to pick corn not presidents. In case anyone hasn't noticed he still hasn't reached the top three and is polling in the low teens. It's time to stop pretending that he is going to "win it."

    2. Flaunt his daughters. I have seen them on the front page of CNN several times. Their "Bring the sexy back" parody spoof to campaign for their dad (with their low cut dresses) was cringe worthy. I've heard people attack candidates for having their wives stump for them, but this!?

    3. Attack Mitt Romney like he was his evil stepfather from a previous life. He is personally making all of the future ads for the DNC.

    4. He has distance himself from Utah and his religion saying his Mormonism is "hard to define."

    I would like to like Jon Huntsman. I have REALLY tried to like him. I just haven't found any reasons to do so.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Jan. 2, 2012 11:37 a.m.

    merich39 said:

    "this newspaper has run at least one pro-Romney article every day for the last several months"

    And I never get tired of them.

    Maybe Huntsman in 2020, but not now. For now, Huntsman would be a very good Secretary of State.

  • merich39 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 2, 2012 11:03 a.m.

    this newspaper has run at least one pro-Romney article every day for the last several months. I'm imagining it will run at least one pro-Romney article per day for as long as Romney is still in the race. has this newspaper officially endorsed Romney yet? are they getting any kind of compensation for these advertisements? and do they realize they are pandering to an already overwhelmingly pro-Romney readership? there are very few, if any, votes to be swayed here in Utah.

    for me personally, I'd take Huntsman over Romney any day. Huntsman has a compass where Romney has a weather vane.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Jan. 2, 2012 10:39 a.m.

    Any other candidates in the race?