Romney: 'America wins' in close Iowa vote

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  • Tony12 PAYSON, UT
    Jan. 5, 2012 8:17 p.m.

    If you want someone that can beat Obama, you have to go with Ron Paul.

    How did Obama win last election. Because he had the support of the independents and the youth. In the Iowa primary, Ron Paul got 45% of all the independents and 50% of all the youth. Any republican will get the republican base, but only Ron Paul can cross party lines. There are many democrats that have switched republican just for this race just for Ron Paul.

    The nation still has a bad taste in their mouth from Bush. Romney is just a typical republican establishment candidate to the rest of the country; another Bush. If we want to beat Obama, we must elect Dr. Paul.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Jan. 5, 2012 8:53 a.m.

    "Would I like a Mormon president? Sure, but only if he is elected by an educational vote and not on religious biases."

    Was Obama elected by an educational vote? He won because of two words (hope and change) with just pep rally speeches. A hidden past with no birth certificate at the time, and he wins. You can't even get a job in the military, police, FBI, etc without the birth certificate. How did BO do it as a Senator and US president?

    People with a high school degree and not taking government handouts, should be the only ones voting. Period!

  • M. Matchette Syracuse, Utah
    Jan. 4, 2012 7:29 p.m.

    No DN, "America Looses" with Mitt... Stop telling people how to think!

  • Arm of Orion Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 5:54 p.m.

    Ron Paul people I have asked this many times on many different sites and have yet to recieve a good answer. Can you please tell me what it means to be a constitutionalist and to go back to the constitution? It would be greatly appreciated if you scholars would explain this to me.

  • Aggielove Junction city, Oregon
    Jan. 4, 2012 5:34 p.m.

    Mitt is saying what he needs to get into the white house.
    Then he willsow some right wing views.
    At least that would be my plan.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, Utah
    Jan. 4, 2012 5:03 p.m.

    "Cost Of Wars In Iraq $3.7 Trillion"

    Cost of Obama: $4+ trillion

    Which cost America more? Not to mention that unlike Obama, the wars in Iraq brought about positive changes to mankind.

    "More platetudes from the Right:

    Obama lies!"

    "I'll make our government open and transparent so that anyone can ensure that our business is the people's business... when I'm President meetings where laws are written will be more open to the public. No more secrecy. That's a commitment I make to you as President."

    *'Obama Reneges on Health Care Transparency' - CBS News - 1/7/2010

    "When there's a bill that ends up on my desk as President, you the public will have 5 days to look online, and find out what's in it before I sign it"

    *'Obama Signs Health Care Overhaul Bill' - NYTimes - 3/23/2010
    Note that this is less than 2 days after the House passed the bill (passed Sunday night, signed Tuesday).

    And for more kicks and giggles:

    "We have to pass the health care bill so that we can find out what is in it" -Nancy Pelosi

    Is it fair to call Obama a liar? Let's see.... Read the above quotes and the answer is yes!

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 4:00 p.m.

    'Obama could be defeated by a kid in highschool if you bring up Obama's record.' - BlueShirt | 2:51 p.m. Jan. 4, 2012

    *'Obama HRC Speech: "I Will End Don't Ask, Don't Tell," Says President Obama' - By CHRISTINE SIMMONS - Huffington Post - 10/10/09

    *'Obama signs 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal' - By Pauline Jelinek - AP - Published by DSnews - 12/22/10

    *'Obama to pull combat troops from Iraq by August 2010' - CNN - 02/26/09

    *'Last U.S. combat brigade leaves Iraq' - By Rebecca Santana - AP - Published by DSNews - 08/19/10

    *'Obama announces total Iraq troop withdrawal' - By Ben Feller - AP - Published by DSNews - 10/21/2011

    *'Osama bin Laden Killed: 'Justice Is Done,' President Says' - By DEAN SCHABNER - ABC News - 05/01/2011

    What 'kid in highschool' are YOU talking about...? :)

    More platetudes from the Right:

    Obama lies!
    Obama has a HORRIBLE record!

    Without mention...

    as to WHAT the record has been, to date.

    Better than Republican leadership:

    *'Cost Of Wars In Iraq $3.7 Trillion' - By Elise Foley - Huffington Post - 06/29/11

    *'U.S. Military deaths in Iraq war at 4,485 - AP - Published by the DSNews - 12/20/2011

  • BlueShirt Voyager, Ut
    Jan. 4, 2012 2:51 p.m.

    To "Mike in Sandy | 1:51 p.m." all the Republicans need to do to beat Obama is play his interview where he said that if the economy hadn't turned around after 3 years that he should be a one term President.

    In between using Obama's own words as to why he should be a one term President, you can then start showing Obama's record on everything from raising healthcare costs, to passing laws that allow the indefinate detention of US citizens, to the fact that he increased the debt in 3 years more than Bush did in 8, to backing Al Qaeda in Libya, to most anything in Obama's record as President. Obama could be defeated by a kid in highschool if you bring up Obama's record.

  • Mike in Sandy Sandy, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 1:51 p.m.

    The ultimate blessing is that America is fed up with the rich helping each other out, sweeping the small guy under the rug after taking all his tax money, and this whole "Occupy" movement will push the vote in the direction of the incumbent.
    There isn't a republican in the mix that will beat Obama.
    Not a chance.

    And they know it.

    You can tell by the smear campaigns, rather than telling us what THEY will do. Not a word.
    Sorry, silly GOP.

  • Castlepath South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 1:20 p.m.

    "It's not just that he's LDS. They don't like Romneycare and they don't like the pandering/flip-flopping he's done over the years. They don't trust him and maybe that makes him come across as a sleazy salesman to some of them."

    It's mostly because he's LDS though. Show me a politician that doesn't flip flop...obamacare is pretty sleazy in my book...and Obama is the epitome of distrust.

  • Castlepath South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 1:14 p.m.

    "Mitt Kardashian.
    He does nothing, talks a lot, relies on his looks, but can't deliver anything of substance.
    So sorry that people are falling for his nonsense.
    Newt was right about him."

    This sounds more like a description of Barack Obama to me....

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 12:26 p.m.

    'I guess Republicans like to bash socialist healthcare but they don't appear to hate it that much if they are willing to elect the man that wrote the bill.' - Anti Bush-Obama | 11:44 a.m. Jan. 4, 2012

    Don't forget the people who run for office JUST LONG ENOUGH to take advantage of socialized healthcare.

    As exampled by:

    *'Controversial Sen. Chris Buttars announces retirement at end of legislative session' - By Dennis Romboy and Amanda Verzello, Deseret News - 03/11/11

  • Anti Bush-Obama Washington, DC
    Jan. 4, 2012 11:57 a.m.

    I will support the radically dangerous idea of supporting the constitution.

  • Anti Bush-Obama Washington, DC
    Jan. 4, 2012 11:51 a.m.

    Correction, Facism wins. The Gadianton Robbers win. The funniest thing is that people actually believe they have a real choice. Gadianton Robber (Romney) vs Gadianton Robber(Obama). I think I will vote for Donald Duck.

  • Anti Bush-Obama Washington, DC
    Jan. 4, 2012 11:44 a.m.

    I guess Republicans like to bash socialist healthcare but they don't appear to hate it that much if they are willing to elect the man that wrote the bill.

    Do you guys honestly believe he will keep any of his campaign promises? Mitt is as real in his patriotism as professional wrestling. If you guys think Obama is bad, Romney will be even worse. He will be Obama on steroids.

    President Hinckley named two things that played a major factor in the downfall of the nephite civilzation. Uneseccary wars and burdensome taxes. Both of which exist today.

    Beware of wolves in sheeps clothing. By their fruits ye shall know them.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 11:37 a.m.

    "rather than a candidate like Mitt who shares Most of their values, except for the fact he is LDS. "

    It's not just that he's LDS. They don't like Romneycare and they don't like the pandering/flip-flopping he's done over the years. They don't trust him and maybe that makes him come across as a sleazy salesman to some of them.

  • SandvikSwede Vermillion, SD
    Jan. 4, 2012 11:18 a.m.

    I'm writing as a faithful LDS in Ohio. Just curious, can Mitt do anything to win over more of the born again Evangelicals?? It seems like their preachers would rather have an unethical jerk (Newt) or a dangerous isolationist (Paul) or an extremely right-winger with little experience (Santorum), rather than a candidate like Mitt who shares Most of their values, except for the fact he is LDS.

  • SuperArcher Lehi, Utah
    Jan. 4, 2012 11:05 a.m.

    This is a three way tie: 7 delegats each. Not a "huge" win as Romney would want us to beleive.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 10:37 a.m.

    I would not expect Fox News to have fair coverage of Romney:

    *'Fox News host: Romney not Christian' - By Hal Boyd, Deseret News - 07/17/11

    Or, ANYONE for that matter.

    *'Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Thinks Obama Is Muslim, Survey Shows' - By Lauren Green - 08/19/10 - Fox News


    *Obama, family attend Christmas church services By Julie Pace AP Pulibshed by DSNews 12/25/11

    They can't even get the FACTS right:

    *'Walgreens Corrects Fox & Friends: We Don't Offer Pap Smears' - Media Matters - 04/11/11

    On Saturday's Fox & Friends, co-hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade attempted to dismiss the importance of Planned Parenthood funding by claiming that services like pap smears are available "at Walgreens'. In response to an email about the segment, a Walgreens spokesperson told Media Matters that they do not offer such services.

  • Furry1993 Clearfield, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 10:33 a.m.

    America won nothing in this vote.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 10:14 a.m.

    I should have said FOX did not have expanded coverage on my cable. They did cover news but not the full run from 7 p.m. on as MSNBC and CNN did. I wanted to see expanded coverage.

  • bricha lehi, ut
    Jan. 4, 2012 10:13 a.m.

    After reading all these comments, I think a lot of you have forgotten that Romney wasn't trying to win Iowa untill a few days ago. He has been focusing on New Hampshire. For him to do this well when he has spent so little time and effort in the state is amazing.

  • Ridgely Magna, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 10:10 a.m.

    I chuckled when one of the reporters in Iowa reported on the demographics and characteristics of Ron Paul, Rick Santorum and the other nominees supporters. He observed that the Romney camp were all wearing windbreakers with logos from Corporations and Golf resorts. Funny, but kind of sad.

  • Clarissa Layton, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 10:07 a.m.

    AWESOME! Congratulation to Mitt. He will make a great president if we are lucky enough to have him. He has brains and morals. I greatly admire him.

  • Walter Bellhaven Las Vegas, Nevada
    Jan. 4, 2012 9:53 a.m.

    Any article that brings out Pagan's typical hand-wringing is a good article.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 9:40 a.m.

    8 votes is still a win, with or without a field goal or a shot from the foul line. Our process wants to have the best person, Democrat or Republican. We need to be part of the system and do our part to ensure that happens. You can't speak for anyone else but you can speak for yourself and that is this forum. Representative Bachman has done a lot of good things and when she stated she wasn't a politician, last night, she was probably stating she was making the decision today. That changes the dynamics with those latest two dropping out but that is politics. After living in countries where the system literally wipes opponents out, it is a much better system here. People still want to come to our country as it is safer due to our system. That doesn't mean it doesn't have deficiencies, such as too much government, in some cases. Elections of all our elected officials is how we do it and keeping your elected officials up to speed on your interests, concerns and especially thanks for doing the right things for constituents. Thanks for good people and our special political and government system.

  • GoGetter Sandy, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 9:39 a.m.

    These past months I have wondered...

    Who is the DNews voting for? It's so hard to tell.

    I'm mormon, but I was a fan of Cain back when he was still running. The DNews should be ashamed of itself for manipulating uneducated readers in politics to vote for Romney. He's one one many candidates you know.

    Would I like a mormon president? Sure, but only if he is elected by an educational vote and not on religious biases.

    What's America coming to? Thanks alot, DNews.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 9:35 a.m.

    This is far from over. With Perry and Bachmann set to drop out those votes are going to Santorum and Gingrich. Santorum is still at only 5% on intrade to win the nomination and most recently polled 5% in south carolina while Gingrich had a 10 point lead there over Romney. Romney's best bet is for Santorum to surge and take about 10-15 points away from Gingrich. Otherwise, if Santorum falls in South Carolina then Gingrich could still come back.

  • ksampow Farr West, Utah
    Jan. 4, 2012 9:29 a.m.

    To all of those Romney critics above: This IS a big win for Romney. The only UNfortunate thing about it is that if Michelle Bachman and Rick Parry drop out, there will be fewer candidates splitting the evangelical block (which is showing itself to be anti-Mormon) and fewer candidates splitting the extreme no-compromise social conservative block.

  • ksampow Farr West, Utah
    Jan. 4, 2012 9:28 a.m.

    JWB: FOX did cover the Iowa caucus! I saw it myself!

    To all of those Romney critics above: This IS a big win for Romney. The only fortunate thing about it is that if Michelle Bachman and Rick Parry drop out, there will be fewer candidates splitting the evangelical block (which is showing itself to be anti-Mormon) and fewer candidates splitting the extreme no-compromise social conservative block.

  • Mike in Sandy Sandy, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 9:27 a.m.

    Mitt Kardashian.
    He does nothing, talks a lot, relies on his looks, but can't deliver anything of substance.
    So sorry that people are falling for his nonsense.
    Newt was right about him.

  • Hank Pym SLC, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 9:24 a.m.

    re: Utter Nonsense | 10:25 p.m. Jan. 3, 2012

    Exactly. Just wait until Perry & Santorum drop out. Then, all "theocratic conservatives" will come after Mitt guns blazing & things will get interesting.

    My problem w/ Romney is he panders to Joe Average and comes across as insincere. Embrace the fact, Mitt you are part of the 1% and roll with

    Maybe, Mitt will talk show on fixed noise like Huckabee who won Iowa in 2008?

    I'll vote for Ron Paul provided he runs on a 3rd party ticket. Otherwise, I'm writing in Keith Olbermann & Dan Patrick.

  • Serenity Manti, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 9:18 a.m.

    I think that given the candidates, Mitt Romney is the best man for the job. But is he electable? I would hate to see our country ruined even further if our present administration gets reelected.

    Mitt, who seems to be a very personable man, at least that's what his publicity people portray him as, does not have the charm and charisma of Obama when he was running. Obama gave wonderful, flowery speeches while outlining the destruction of America. Most of the people believed in him and boy, did we get a change but not for the better.

    So many people are worse off with foreclosures, joblessness and losing their livelihood in small businesses. Our great nation is on the verge of bankruptcy; China owns us. How much more Obama can we take? Oh, but of course, letâs blame it on Bush. Why didnât Obama take charge of the country when he won instead of giving useless bailouts to his pet projects and causing America to lose some of her credit rating worldwide? GO MITT!

  • DougB Spanish Fork, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 9:07 a.m.

    So, I don't see any published comments about this yet but - despite this new headline - it won't be until June that we see the winners of any actual delegates to what may end up being a "brokered" convention (ie a convention where the delegates matter and more than one round of voting occurs). After this second Iowa "straw poll" vote, the most dedicated caucus attendees stood for election as County delegates who eventually vote for District delegates who eventually vote for State delegates in June or something and end up sending 28 un-tethered votes to that Convention. Still an interesting show though.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 8:47 a.m.

    It was so great to see the process in Iowa yesterday. I believe the caucus was for Iowans and am grateful the Deseret News published information about that process. With the world using the Internet, people can find the local information about the individual state primaries, every ten seconds, if needed. We don't have to use the Deseret News for all our sources. The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah Valley Herald and Standard Examiner plus many other news resources are available. USA Today publishes national and one paragraph about Utah news each weekday that people can take advantage of that resource. Television and radio stations are available with plenty of information for those candidates you want to listen to. FOX stations didn't cover the caucus last night and the MSNNBC and CNN channels covered the caucus. We are so fortunate to live in a time, maybe, when news is instantaneous. People in the past didn't have social networking as we do today that you can sign up for. We have so many choices, that it seems odd that people would complain about not having the opportunity for choice. We are so fortunate to have a Constitution and many people's interpretations.

  • KM Cedar Hills, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 8:38 a.m.

    I read alot of "you mormons are out of touch with the rest of the country" or "you would only vote for a mormon because he's a mormon" on this site. Blah, blah, blah...If that were the case then I guess we will hear from the good senator Harry Reid throwing his favor behind the other mormon, Romney. Sure!
    Last election we had Hope and Change, this election we will have a turnaround businessman who will help us dig our way out of the costs associated with hope and change.

  • The_Kaiser Holladay, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 8:32 a.m.

    Stop the spending. End the wars.

    A fiscal conservative that is a war liberal in reality a fiscal liberal.

    We need someone who stands for the Constitution and for fiscal accountability, and has a track record of doing so.

    Ron Paul is that candidate.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    Jan. 4, 2012 8:04 a.m.

    I happen to be a conservative Catholic Navy veteran Romney supporter. Before the GOP takes on Obama, they have to solve the moderate-conservative dilemma. Santorum is only the latest to put on the lead jersey of the right.

  • CaliforniaCougar Lake Elsinore, CA
    Jan. 4, 2012 7:27 a.m.

    Romney got the win. Even more important, he squashed Gingrich and Perry in the process. Perry is looking to quit and Gingrich is on the ropes. Santorum has no staying power and only a select few will be attracted to Paul.

    New Hampshire is a slam dunk. Let's see who is left after that.

    Mitt 2012

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Jan. 4, 2012 7:21 a.m.

    @ Truthseeker. $10 million dollar house? Nice try but the Al Gore, John Edwards,John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank and Bill Clinton mansions were not available! But the Obama White House is very available come November! That is where Romney will be soon!

  • baddog Cedar Rapids, IA
    Jan. 4, 2012 6:47 a.m.

    My wife, daughter and I attended the Iowa caucus last night. Our precinct gave Mitt Romney a 45-vote cushion by the time our precinct voting was completed. I think every Iowan is thrilled to have the campaign completed. The robo calls came 10 to 15 a day from all candidates (except Jon Huntsman).

    @UtahBlueDevil: As a watcher of the political process as a journalist and citizen for many years, I've met few candidates who felt they alone could change the course of government. Did you expect to have a detailed action plan provided in a 30-second or less sound bite on every topic?

    What is unstated by all candidates, not just Romney, is the process requires enough similarly-minded elected officials to effect change in government.

    As for finding out about all the candidates' promises in Iowa, the Des Moines Register has a website that is kept well updated.

  • JoeBlow Miami Area, Fl
    Jan. 4, 2012 6:22 a.m.

    Odd that no one mentioned the amount of money spent on Romney's behalf.

    Don't you think that may have played a part in the outcome and Newt's 4th place finish?

    You can be assured that there will be an outrage when Obama's PAC's start spending money.

    The Citizens United ruling was a sad day for America.

    We need to get corporate and union money out of our political system.

    And we need to complain about it even when it helps our own candidate.

    Anyone think that UNLIMITED, Anonymous corporate money is good for our election process? If so, please explain.

  • Honor Code Denver, Colorado
    Jan. 4, 2012 4:39 a.m.

    Not surprised be the turn out of the Iowa Caucus. Seems like the media is running off of "Poll Numbers" and not the issues that really need to be addressed!!

    At this point, I'm disappointed in "all" candidates for the GOP and sick of Barack Obama, who taunts about how great a President he is......seriously what has this guy done beside ruin America and bring in "BIG GOVERNMENT" to control your life style???!

  • awsomeron Waianae, HI
    Jan. 4, 2012 2:10 a.m.

    One Non Issue beats another Non Issue by 8 Votes, in somthing that is Not a Free Election and America Wins. Get over it.

    If Mr. Mormon but not Mormon enough wins the Nomination then Obama will have a real good shot at a 2nd Term.

    We need to directly elect the President and the VP needs to be a seperate issue. This would have ment Al Gore but perhaps people would be more careful.

    How about the President being a Non Partisan Race. No one gets 50% you have a run off. Millions of people less will vote in a run off because they already Voted. That would be the fair way.

    The Mayor of Honolulu is Non Party and two Dems are leading the field 1 a former Gov. Great side story don't like his stand on Abortion. Do not like the fact he Vetoed Hawaii's 16-5 Law. Overturned the Veto but people still think its 14-0 because the do not understand override. The mayor who was DA at time selectively enforced it as DA. However the 16-5 law has helped a lot of Parents keep Control of Daughters and Sons.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Jan. 4, 2012 12:39 a.m.

    I watched both speaches tonight hoping I would hear something new and fresh and all I got anearfull of was how we are going to make America great by lowering your taxes and eliminating taxes for corporations. The rest was a bunch of promises that neither could keep because the things they promised to do were not powers granted to the office of president. But most will ignore that little detail and cheer the promise makers.

    What can't we have a candidate that runs on what they actually can do, and not on over applying blame to someone who doesn't have powers to do all they credit him with doing.

    Honesty, from an LDS candidate, wouldn't that be worth voting for? Mit may be a good LDS dad, but he is letting his political ambitions taint his ethical judgement. Run an honest campaign and I will vote for ya... Don't and I won't because I hold you to a higher standard because he is representing my faith as well.

  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    Jan. 3, 2012 11:48 p.m.

    Next stop for Romney: New Hampshire and his $10 million house there.

  • SammyB Provo, UT
    Jan. 3, 2012 11:21 p.m.

    The media keeps saying that Romney isn't doing any better in Iowa than he did 4 years ago. It was a two horse race then. This time there were 3 other people winning counties and splitting the votes. So it actually means Romney did better this time because he didn't lose supporters even though there were more candidates vying for them. Simple math.

  • WHAT NOW? Saint George, UT
    Jan. 3, 2012 10:45 p.m.

    Romney should fire his Super-PAC.
    6 years of campaigning and he is no further ahead than he was in 2008.
    25% of Iowa voters say yes.
    75% say NO.
    All of the candidates are united in making President Obama a one term President.
    The problem Romney faces is ALL the candidates are united in making him a TWO TIME LOSER.

  • DougB Spanish Fork, UT
    Jan. 3, 2012 10:28 p.m.

    @Observation-ist, Paul doesn't propose that we "dismantle [the] military" ... do you believe following the Constitution to declare wars and no attacking nations that never attacked us to be dangerous or somehow translates to "dismantling our defense forces"? A President Paul would likely have accepted a captured Bin Laden from Afghanistan when the Taliban offered him up in 2001 just weeks after the attack instead of unleashing war on five entire nations and creating new generations of survivors who might hate the seemingly unjust occupiers who killed their family members with mistaken drone strikes and bad intel and thousands in "collateral damage".

  • Rapunzelthebrave HELOTES, TX
    Jan. 3, 2012 10:26 p.m.

    Ron Paul is dangerous? The only man who consistently supports the U.S. Constitution is dangerous? Romney is supported by the same people who are fine with Obama being president. They're actually not too far apart in their decision-making. Romney or Obama being president - they would both make the same decisions. Ron Paul is the only candidate in the field who actually will stand on principle, who hasn't been bought and paid for by corporations with big federal contracts or a hand out wanting a taxpayer-funded "bail-out", who has a decades-long voting record of supporting legislation that keeps us staying true to the Constitution. Please, research before you label Ron Paul "dangerous". He is dangerous only to the professional political class, the large corporate empires who care little for the U.S. or its people, and those who see politics as a game akin to football. I suggest you go to the horse's mouth and visit Ron Paul's website to find out what he truly stands for and who he represents.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Jan. 3, 2012 10:13 p.m.

    Having Chaffetz hanging around w/ Mitt is reason enough to vote for another canditate.

  • Observation-ist Ogden, UT
    Jan. 3, 2012 9:45 p.m.

    Santorum did this well because he spent an enormous amount of time cultivating relationships with the people of Iowa. By his own admission, he did well because of his grass-roots efforts. Once he leaves Iowa, his 'grass-roots' are behind him. He'll fade.

    I thought Iowan's thought better. 22% for Ron Paul who is dangerous. He's so far right, he actually relates better to the far left (dismantle military, etc.) Iowa's not such a good conservative proving ground after all.

    Romney and Gingrich will survive past South Carolina.

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Jan. 3, 2012 9:05 p.m.

    @David King

    While it is true that there ARE other candidates in the race to win Iowa, Mitt Romney has a huge lead (RCP average 21%) in the New Hampshire polls. Earlier in the year the Romney campaign had pretty much written Iowa off as a loss. It is a pretty big deal that he's even tied in this race.

    Paul and Santorum will most likely fade into the sunset after Iowa. They way behind in New Hampshire.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Jan. 3, 2012 6:34 p.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

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Jan. 3, 2012 6:04 p.m.

    Any other candidates in the race?

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 3, 2012 5:05 p.m.

    Caucuses favor the groups that are reliable voters (elderly, evangelicals) and the devoted (paul fans, or obama supporters in 08 as he did way better than clinton in the caucuses whereas she did better in primaries). Romney better not sound too confident, it is entirely plausible that he finishes third today behind Paul and Santorum in some order.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 3, 2012 3:40 p.m.

    'Try thinking outside the box! You have a computer, try and goggle some of the other people...' - Eddie | 11:44 a.m. Jan. 3, 2012

    So...newspapers can't be balanced now?

    They MUST be partisan?

    That speaks volumes.

  • Rikitikitavi Cardston, Alberta
    Jan. 3, 2012 1:27 p.m.

    simple solution...spare yourself all the grief (and us as well from all your whining)and read another daily!

  • Eddie Syracuse, UT
    Jan. 3, 2012 11:44 a.m.

    @ David King

    Try thinking outside the box! You have a computer, try and goggle some of the other people or does your computer just work with DN.

  • David King Layton, UT
    Jan. 3, 2012 10:45 a.m.

    It's a good thing the Deseret News feels there are no other candidates worthy of their coverage. If there were, I might have to think about my vote, look at all the candidates, and consider their positions. Fortunately, the DN has done my thinking for me, winnowed the field to one candidate, with the occasional brief aside on Jon Huntsman, and ignored the other.

    Voting has never been so easy! Thanks Deseret News!