Mitt Romney assails President Barack Obama campaign on Akin, abortion

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  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Aug. 27, 2012 6:49 p.m.

    Obama's whole campaign is a shell game with the economy under one shell and nothing under the others. It's all slight of hand and distractions with this guy. He is a lousy leader without a plan.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 27, 2012 1:05 p.m.

    Romney said in a debate that he'd support a ban on all abortion, period. He told Huckabee he supported a Personhood Amendment which would ban all abortions, no exceptions. He picked a VP who supports those kinds of measures and he's running in a party whose platform supports banning abortion with no exceptions. It's perfectly reasonable to go after Romney/Ryan on all this. The only thing unreasonable would be to suggest they share Akin's gross lack of scientific knowledge about when pregnancy can occur. But as for his views on no abortion period? It's a valid criticism.

    Of course, Romney has frequently noted the common exceptions as things he considers to be valid exceptions for abortion. Leave it to Romney to take both sides of the issue.

  • spring street SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Aug. 27, 2012 10:02 a.m.

    Before accusing others of ”stooping” lets take a look at your claims about the deficit and who did what shall we?

    In the 2009 fiscal year — the last of George W. Bush’s presidency — federal spending rose by 17.9% from $2.98 trillion to $3.52 trillion. Even if you factor in the 38% that most believe Obama added to that years budget Bush still added well over 9% in spending for 2009.

    In fiscal 2010 — the first budget under Obama — spending fell 1.8% to $3.46 trillion.

    In fiscal 2011, spending rose 4.3% to $3.60 trillion.

    In fiscal 2012, spending is set to rise 0.7% to $3.63 trillion, according to the

    The fiscal budget for 2013 — the final budget of Obama’s term — spending is scheduled to fall 1.3% to $3.58 trillion.

    Over Obama’s four budget years, federal spending is on track to rise from $3.52 trillion to $3.58 trillion, an annualized increase of just 0.4%.

    Look it up for yourself at the office of management and budget.

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    Aug. 27, 2012 9:13 a.m.

    There is a word that fits Romney in this instance: Karma.

    What goes around, Mr. Romney, comes around. You get what you give. You reap what you sow.

  • spring street SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Aug. 27, 2012 9:01 a.m.

    I wish I could like your comment twenty times. enough games from both sides its time to grow-up.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Aug. 27, 2012 8:16 a.m.

    This President of the United States of America has taken the Office of President away from the Statesman type of office it has been for over 200 years. Since he doesn't have a Vice-President he can trust to say the things the President is saying without doing it in an embarassing manner, the President is out doing what his people in Chicago can't do, elevate the topic and take the Statesman away from his job. Even community organizers wouldn't stoop this low to make a point that isn't true. Community organizers are to organize communities, not turn them against each other and other communities. This President will turn people against each other at any cost to get elected again. His minions want their power for 4 more years to twist a nation that is supposed to be indivisible and the President is sworn to keep that allegiance as our President. He is to protect us against foreign and domestic enemies not make our enemies our own citizens. He didn't have this problem 4 years ago as he wasn't President of the United States of America. He can't balance this act this time

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Aug. 27, 2012 6:24 a.m.

    You know.... I am done with it.... gonna vent here..... this has turned out to be little more than having to listen to two siblings argue about who is gong to get to ride shotgun.

    I am tired of hearing these two point out every miss step of the other. I don't care anymore. I just want to see both list out their top 5 priorities... thats all I want to see from these two yokels going forward.

    I am tired of having comments in Sunday school by people who think they have found the secret decoder ring and know about a super secret agenda the President has that no one else has figured out. Really.... you all are just all that much more smart than everyone else? Good grief, give it a rest. Lets talk about what we really can see, not what you heard online from a guy whose sister has a friend that knows this guy who knows a doctor who read the "affordable healthcare act" and found secret language that we will be terminating all people once they become 70.

    Lets discuss policy and focus on whats real.

  • Well Read SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Aug. 26, 2012 10:16 p.m.

    It seem clear to anyone who reads of the Republican platform that the republicans plan to gut social security just as they plan to gut medicare, food stamps and any other program that will help the disadvantaged , and elderly. I was stuck by a scripture in today's Sunday School lesson. It is Helaman 4:12. As it was read it sounded just like the Republican Platform. I was struck by how close this scripture was to what the results of the republican platform if carried out might be the results of the Republican platform.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Aug. 26, 2012 9:51 p.m.

    I think linking Akin to Romney would be wrong..... but then again, this is really all that has been said,]

    "Obama hasn't explicitly linked Romney to Akin, but he said in an interview with The Associated Press that the GOP candidate has locked himself into "extreme positions" on economic and social issues and would surely impose them if elected president."

    Economic and Social Issues... I guess that means Akin? Say what Romney?

    No listen, I get it, and he was answering a loaded question, that left Romney with little wiggle room. It was FoxNews for crying out loud. As far as they are concerned by burnt toast this morning was Obama's fault as well.

    I for not a second believe Romeny supports Akin, and I don't believe Obama believes that either. But the nut cases on either side will find what they will to uncover controversy where there is none.

    How many more weeks do we have to go through this..... can we just go ahead and have the election so we all can move on.

  • FDRfan Sugar City, ID
    Aug. 26, 2012 8:20 p.m.

    Akin is just one of the people that Mitt Romney needs to get away from. Greg Norquest says all that he wants from a President is enough digits to sign off on his agenda. If I were Mitt Romney I know what I would do with one of my digits. That would really be humanizing.

  • I Bleed Blue Las Vegas, NV
    Aug. 26, 2012 5:56 p.m.

    Again, our only 'hope' is a third party. We need a party that not only believes there needs to be a cut in taxes but new revenue to pay down the debt as well as support worthwhile government programs. Healthcare end a good education for ALL Americans is worthwhile. If you do need support and assistance, you need to work for that assistance. There are plenty of things for people to do that get government assistance. Sadly, we have no chance of compromise with far left and far right extremists.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Aug. 26, 2012 5:53 p.m.

    Romney will never ever have to get an abortion. Ever. But he wants to make sure you can't, either. As us nons in utah know, you can call it smaller, less intrusive government. It's not true, but you can call it that.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Aug. 26, 2012 5:20 p.m.

    Women and Hispanics overwhelmingly favor Obama. Or is it that they just favor Democrats.
    And is there a difference?

    Why might that be? Well, The right wing of the GOP has been very vocal about their tough stance on immigration. Need you wonder why Hispanics are not in the Romney camp?

    The GOP platform is that they feel that abortion should not be allowed, even in the case of incest or rape.

    This may be the ONLY instance that I know of where Romney has a slight difference with his party.
    And he has only proclaimed That, in order to combat the carziness of Akin.

    Regardless, the GOP stance on the issue stands.
    And you wonder why Women are not in the Romney camp?

    The GOP "has failed to demonstrate the kind of leadership or seriousness voters deserve."

    Now, go bring on Trump and Sheriff Joe as convention speakers while wondering why Charlie Christ would say such a thing.

    C'mon GOP. Get a clue. We need a viable GOP.

  • Kate Hutch Kenmore, WA
    Aug. 26, 2012 4:55 p.m.

    According to the Republican platform, women: if you are raped, you must carry your rapist's baby to term. You must birth that baby and look at that baby. And then decide whether you are going to give that baby up for adoption or have a lifelong relationship with a rapist, who might battle you for visitation or even custody.

    Make lemonade from lemons, as it were.

    Is this what we want? Women? Where is your voice?

  • Kate Hutch Kenmore, WA
    Aug. 26, 2012 4:38 p.m.

    The Republican platform states that it wants to deny abortion to everybody, even victims of rape. How can Mitt Romney deny that?

  • Screwdriver Casa Grande, AZ
    Aug. 26, 2012 4:00 p.m.

    Sure and Romney's birther commnents are so above the belt. The GOP does need to answer for it's abortion platform of making it illegal.

    What are they planning? Throw women in jail that have suspicious misscariages? An investigation of every pregnancy in case it doesn't go full term?

    You have no idea how to inforce an illegal abortion law - yet you'll support it anyway. Now people that are writing bills to make abortion illegal are comming out with these statement like Akins that all rapes are not equal.

  • Blue Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 26, 2012 2:15 p.m.

    Let me get this straight.

    Holding the head of the GOP ticket accountable for the GOP's platform is "a sad new low?"

    Really? That makes no sense!

    A party platform is supposed to be how you know where a candidate in the party stands on issues. That's why it's called a "platform."

    There are some really odious planks in the GOP platform, among them a demand that abortion be outlawed in _all_ cases, with no exception for rape or to preserve the life of the pregnant woman.

    If Romney disagrees with that plank of the platform (a sensible and humane thing to do), then why do his representatives on the platform committee give their (and by extension, his) support for that part of the platform?

    Since when is it OK to be offended by being held accountable for your own words?

  • Kalindra Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 26, 2012 1:23 p.m.

    I'm glad no one on the Republican side would stoop so low as to connect Obama to things he has distanced himself from - such as the comment about Mrs. Romney never working a day in her life....

    Oh, wait.....

  • 4601 Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 26, 2012 12:29 p.m.

    Mr. Obama's plan to "kill Romney" and divert attention from a floundering economy, crushing national debt and other massive failures is his only hope. Based on statistics alone, Mr. Obama previously conceded that he should be a one-term president.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Aug. 26, 2012 12:29 p.m.

    hard to imagine that obama and his buddies could sink lower than they already have. can't wait for him to be back at c.o. in 5 months.