Obama-Romney showdown starts off with a harsh tone

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  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    April 11, 2012 11:28 p.m.

    Obama said back in 2008 that voting for McCain was giving us 4 more years of Bush. The thought scared people. If Bush were president for a 3rd term, under the trends he did we would have about $12.5 trillion national debt, Osama would still be dead (it was the armed forces who got him, and Bush didn't get any credit for Saddam anyway), the war in Iraq would still be over (Obama used Bush's exit timeline), medical professionals would be able to refuse to perform an abortion without getting fired, and we wouldn't have an unconstitutional health care bill shoved down our throats by people who "represent" the people, even though the people opposed it.

    So now we have Obama, almost $16 trillion in national debt, and that health care bill, nurses who fear losing their job for refusing to do what they believe is immoral, and an apologizing president. Sounds like 4 more years of Bush wouldn't have been that bad, considering the alternative!

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    April 11, 2012 3:52 p.m.

    The war in Iraq ended on the timetable BUSH set; Obamacare was passed only by hook and by crook and recent polls show the majority of us disapprove of it and most believe it will be tossed by the SCOTUS; and there are still FEWER jobs now than when BO took over and the unemployment rate is HIGHER despite his $1 trillion porkulus he said would keep unemployment under 8%. So, yeah, BO has no record to run on.

    And who says Medicaid will be dismantled so the rich can enjoy more tax cuts? You actually believe the misinformation and lies BO spews?

    And why would all BO’s DEM advisors tell him in December 2010 NOT to let the bush tax cuts expire if they were not helping the economy? So you’re saying his economic advisors were wrong and the tax cuts are not helpful in job growth?

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    April 11, 2012 3:31 p.m.

    to all the obama groupies:
    he not only is weak but he is horrible. he overtook jimmy carter as the worst president in recent history. o to go back to chicago

  • RyanWhiting OREM, UT
    April 11, 2012 2:59 p.m.

    +LDS Liberal,

    You must have missed it. Romney congratulated and talked to Santorum yesterday. Please do research before making claims. It was in the news.

    +Happy Valley Heretic,

    Please consider reading Mitt Romney's economic ebook. There are 49 points that Romney makes that he believes will turn the economy down. Also, please consider that the democratic party has not put out a budget in 3 years.

    An entire book on just economic policies is not what I wonder consider, "no ideas." Please stop spreading rhetoric and start doing research.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    April 11, 2012 2:53 p.m.

    Yeah Obama has nothing to run on, I mean aside from a dead terrorist, an ended war in Iraq, a successful Libya conflict with 0 American casualties, expanded healthcare, 24+ straight months of private sector job growth when his worst job loss month was the month he was only in office the last third of, DADT being repealed, fair pay legislation... there's plenty to run on. Also plenty to run against since he doesn't want to dismantle Medicaid so that the rich can get more tax cuts that they don't need and have already shown to be useless in stimulating job growth.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    April 11, 2012 2:14 p.m.


    you mean the way BO flipped on DOMA and gay marriage?

  • WestGranger West Valley City, Utah
    April 11, 2012 1:36 p.m.

    It is going to be a boring campaign with Obama constantly blaming others and trying to divert attention from his own failed policies and unpopular healthcare plan.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    April 11, 2012 1:30 p.m.

    There is an old saying;
    “Give a fool enough rope, and he’ll hang himself.”

    This applies even here.

    Was it just me, or could Mitt have at least taken one day – heck, even one minute off of the campaign trail to wish Senator Santorum’s family well and congratulate him on a good race before turning everything back on himself?
    Talk about lack of compassion.
    I would expect better from someone who claims to be a Saint.

  • LValfre CHICAGO, IL
    April 11, 2012 1:23 p.m.

    Can't wait till Mitt flops in the General Election and we can be done with him.

  • OnlyInUtah Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 11, 2012 1:04 p.m.

    Obama is the weakest leader our country has seen in it's entire history. He has no backbone to stand up against our enemies and he has no understanding of economic issues and how to turn around our economy. Obama is one tick short of being a socialist and shouldn't be reelected as President. We do not want someone like him as the most powerful leader of the free world.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    April 11, 2012 11:22 a.m.

    Romney portrayed Obama as a weak leader who apologizes for America's greatness and prefers European-style socialism over robust free enterprise.

    Do we really want a president who get their talking points and spin from Fox news?
    Norquist has already stated he owns the presidency if Mitt wins. Talk about weak leadership?

    Sad state of the republican party, Party of NO has No Ideas, No Answers, No Leaders and nothing to offer except more of what brought America to it's knees. Worship of the wealthy is no way to run the economy, as the middle class has been under attack since reagan sold our country to mitt and his ilk.