Romney, under-funded rivals in hunt for cash

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  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 13, 2012 10:56 p.m.

    None of the Republican candidates left strike me as part of the solution.

  • David King Layton, UT
    Feb. 13, 2012 7:55 p.m.

    @UtahBlueDevil 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 2012
    "Support your man, but also have reasonable expectations. Legalizing drugs and legalized abortions will never make it past the core of the Republican voters."

    Ron Paul does not wish to legalize abortions. He has an unblemished pro-life record in Congress, and delivered over 4,000 babies as an OBGYN. One of the rules at his private practice was they would never perform abortions. Ron Paul would also not legalize drugs, as many mistakenly believe. The specific decisions would be left to the states. What he would do is give up on overruling state laws with federal laws and the failed "war on drugs."

    "You have to actually win something, anything. He couldn't even win Maine"
    Only 84% of the votes were ever counted in Maine. 16% of precincts were yet to vote but it was decided they would not be allowed to count. In a race that Ron Paul lost first by less than 200 votes, that is suspect. Especially because the uncounted votes were supposed to be favorable to Paul.

    I know the probabilities, but I still expect the media to be impartial and report on all candidates.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Feb. 13, 2012 6:30 p.m.

    At and David, so long as Ron Paul keeps to he legalize drugs and disengage from the rest of the world foreign policy tenants, the only ones who will vote for him are those driven by those two issues. He has zero chance of becoming the Republican candidate. It doesn't mean some of what he says isn't valid, and having him ini the race doesn't force discussions the other three would prefer to ignore - he does add value to the process. But there is not way he is going to win - period. You have to actually win something, anything. He couldn't even win Maine.

    Support your man, but also have reasonable expectations. Legalizing drugs and legalized abortions will never make it past the core of the Republican voters.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Feb. 13, 2012 6:24 p.m.

    Here is the big problem for me... and it is not if MIt wins or not, but what is happening to the image of what an LDS candidate is perceived as being. Per the latest Pew Research poll;

    "Over the course of the campaign, RomneyĆ¢s image among independent voters has suffered substantially. Most notably, the number who believe he is honest and trustworthy has fallen from 53% to 41%, while the number who say he is not has risen from 32% to 45%."

    Mit had the opportunity to get into office as running on true LDS/Christian values of honesty and trustworthiness. Instead he let his campaign drop down to the lowest common denominator tactics. I would much rather Mit lose but bring the image to the church that an LDS candidate represents how things should be, rather than winning by lowering our standards and image to the gutter which Washington politics is. It is far better to lose with dignity than win scarfing your morals and what you stand for.

    But that is just me. Unfortunately Pew Research confirms my biggest fears. We want to be just like everyone else - it looks like mission accomplished.

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    Feb. 13, 2012 5:42 p.m.

    "The quest is more urgent for his top two challengers Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich as they battle to emerge as the top alternative to Romney".

    Tell us something new, not what "The Puppet Master" says, like below, we know the party of no will stall in House.

    President Barack Obama should not have bothered to print the budget he released Monday because it is deader than dead on arrival and is just going to get slapped down, Rush Limbaugh said on his radio show. You have to wonder why they even bothered to print this thing, Limbaugh said. It's a fantasy everybody knows its deader than dead on arrival. Obama's strategy is to pretend as if he has not been in office for the past three years and use his budget as a campaign tool, Limbaugh said. He's running a campaign this year that is the equivalent of him saying, I've not been in the White House yet, he said. He's running a campaign, in a sense, that's going to replicate what his 2008 campaign was. The last three years happened, but he had nothing to do with it, Limbaugh said. That's going to be his approach.

  • AT Prospect, KY
    Feb. 13, 2012 5:18 p.m.

    Whew, looks like Kasie Hunt got the memo: "Unless absolutely forced, do not mention that Ron Paul is a candidate." Did you notice? We get into the details of the other three, but not Ron Paul. He's not once mentioned. Conspiracy?

    As far as Romney's fund raising, all he really needs to do is hit up the banksters again. They're his biggest contributor so far. I'm sure they're good for a few more $million.

  • David King Layton, UT
    Feb. 13, 2012 5:17 p.m.

    Did you know that Dr. Ron Paul routinely raises more than a million dollars in 24 hours online, mostly from small donors, in what his grassroots supporters call "money bombs"?

    Did you know that Ron Paul receives more campaign donations from active duty military than all the other current Republican candidates combined and more than Barack Obama?

    Did you know Ron Paul is only second to Mitt Romney on the Republican side in fundraising, but unlike Mitt Romney, the majority of his donations come from small donors? (people donating less than $200)
    Source: OpenSecrets website

    You wouldn't know any of those things from reading this article, that couldn't bring itself to even mention Ron Paul.

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    Feb. 13, 2012 5:09 p.m.

    Could this be any indication of how Mitt Romney and his minions go through money?
    Not a good sign.