Romney has given his vision for the future — time to elect him

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  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    Oct. 24, 2012 12:05 p.m.

    To The Deuce 10:47 p.m. Oct. 22, 2012

    I will be betting on the guy who has balanced budgets and made companies successful.


    That lets Romney out of consideration -- the only people he benefitted were the Bain Capital executives who got to rake in obscene amounts of money from the companies they pillaged. So who are you going to vote for? Huntsman? Gary Johnson?

  • UTAH Bill Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 23, 2012 5:17 p.m.

    Contrary to what the author claims, Romney has not given his "vision" of the future in detail. In fact, he's refused to provide details of how he'll implement the changes he says he wants. For example, he won't say what departments or budgets in the fed government he'll cut. He simply says he'll cut them. Even Ryan, who actually did previously put forth specifics on cuts he'd like to see went silent on the issue once he became Romney's running mate. Both men have stated that talking too much about details will only provide critics with "ammo" to use against them. Well, how are we supposed to decide if the plan is a good one when they won't tell us what it is?

  • The Deuce Livermore, CA
    Oct. 22, 2012 10:47 p.m.

    One thing to remember is that the main issues are the economy and jobs. Would you want to bet the next 4 years on a president who has yet to deliver on his promises regarding the economy or bet on a guy who has made things happen not only in the private sector but also in the public sector. That is our choice in November. I will be betting on the guy who has balanced budgets and made companies successful. This is what we need now, experience.

  • Wally West SLC, UT
    Oct. 22, 2012 8:12 p.m.

    @ RedShirt 6:47 p.m. Oct. 21, 2012

    Comparing Willard to Reagan? Really? If Romney were at one time a "Hollywood Democrat" then you'd want NOTHING to do w/ him IMO.

    If you compare Willard to Reagan's VP then you'd be spot on.

    Further, Romney & every President since Reagan has had one thing in common and we all know how the country has just blossomed.

    I plan to vote for a Former Gov who was a legitimate businessman & job creator.... Gary Johnson

  • Ranch Here, UT
    Oct. 22, 2012 11:53 a.m.

    Romney's clear vision for the future is: "Trust Me, I'm just wonderful".

  • Ford DeTreese Provo, UT
    Oct. 22, 2012 11:23 a.m.

    I vote J Thompson for the Joseph Goebbels memorial chair of propaganda in the new administration.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 22, 2012 10:22 a.m.

    He has? Oh, cool, so I assume someone tell me what his plan is (with arithmetic) for
    A: paying for his 5 trillion tax cut (if he only slashed rates 20% across the board), specifically which loopholes would he like to close
    B: balancing the budget, or at least cutting the deficit in half.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Oct. 22, 2012 10:07 a.m.

    I had a good comment that didn't make it into this one.

  • louie Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 22, 2012 6:59 a.m.

    If you look at GDP trends the US took a sizable dip in 2009. But since then it is following a similar rate as in years past, in fact, this year the projected growth is at $800 billion for 2012. You can also add the fact the markets have doubled in a three year period. Both these economic indicators are at near record paces. The recovery is not immediate but what can you expect following the biggest recession in 80 years. The economy is becoming less and less a political leverage for Romney and team.

  • Roland Kayser Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 21, 2012 10:36 p.m.

    To J Thompson: The annual federal budget for TANF, which is the program that people refer to as "welfare" is 16.6 billion dollars. That budget has not increased since Obama became president. It represents less than 1/2 of 1% of federal spending. I'm sure you won't believe me, so look it up.

  • Demo Dave Holladay, UT
    Oct. 21, 2012 8:20 p.m.

    I think Dal meant 'clamor', not 'clamber'. Look 'em up.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    Oct. 21, 2012 8:16 p.m.


    And romney will have the unemployment rate down to 3.7% by 4/15/13 as reported by romney on hannity.

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    Oct. 21, 2012 6:47 p.m.

    To "Mad Hatter" actually what you are seeing is a repeat of the 1980 elections. The Democrats are again running Jimmy Carter against Ronald Reagan. Lets not forget how that turned out not only for the Democrats, but for the nation.

    To "freedomingood" actually, unemployment is still growing. They are now able to mask it better. The U6 unemployment number (those that gave up looking, but would like to work plus the current unemployment rate) is at 15%. We have the lowest labor participation rate since 1980.

  • freedomingood provo, Utah
    Oct. 21, 2012 4:12 p.m.

    If children could vote, Romney would be against broccoli and for free puppies.

    His adult campain isn't any more complicated than that.

  • WHAT NOW? Saint George, UT
    Oct. 21, 2012 2:14 p.m.

    Each position statement is later romney and/or the campaign and/or the rnc.

    Vision of the future?

  • Owl Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 21, 2012 1:01 p.m.

    Mr. Obama agrees, it is a one-term proposition.

  • Eric Samuelsen Provo, UT
    Oct. 21, 2012 12:43 p.m.

    J Thompson
    What a marvelous fantasy world.
    More people are on welfare because of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.
    Romney has 'addressed taxes'? Yes, with a five trillion dollar tax cut, apparently paid for by some kind of spell he learned at Hogwarts, since he's described no plausible alternative.
    As for 'those who want higher taxes are on the public payroll,' or 'have never hired another American to work for them,' I would point out that two enthusiastic supporters of and advisors to Obama include Bill Gates and Warren Buffet.
    Oh, and the Obama administration has reduced federal regulations over those imposed by Bush.
    See, isn't it refreshing to deal with facts?

  • J Thompson SPRINGVILLE, UT
    Oct. 21, 2012 11:42 a.m.

    Romney has proven that he knows how to hire people. This country needs tax paying workers. Obama has put millions on welfare and then opened the public treasury to pay their welfare checks. Since he had no money to back those checks, he borrowed it from China. Now China is holding him hostage. They demand that more businesses more to China. They demand that no restrictions be placed on them. Romney has addressed China. Obama has looked the other way. Romney has addressed taxes and the necessity of creating more jobs and getting people off welfare. Obama has looked the other way. Romney pointed out that Obama has stopped oil companies from drilling and that all "new" production is on private lands. Obama refused to answer the question.

    It's clear that those who want higher taxes are on the public payroll. It's clear that they have never owned a business and never hired another American to work for them. It's clear that they do not have to deal with the uncertainty of Obamacare and of the regulations Obama's administration have put on us.

  • Eric Samuelsen Provo, UT
    Oct. 21, 2012 10:41 a.m.

    Funniest line in this letter: "he has given us enough detail. . . ."
    And I love the 'vision for the future' stuff too. Hilarious.

  • Ultra Bob Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 21, 2012 10:13 a.m.

    The real truth is that the President is the only part of the government that best represents people, all people.

    State governments and their “elected” representatives are owned and operated by private interest groups and not the people who live there. It has been that way since the very beginning of this nation. It will not change unless the people find a way to overcome the roadblocks placed in the way of democracy.

    So, when the candidate says "I will consult with the Congress and draw on their cooperation to decide the specifics", he is really saying he will choose the private interests over the will of the people.

  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    Oct. 21, 2012 9:17 a.m.

    Which Romney? The one who panders to the far right? The one who tries to pretend to be a moderate? The one who doesn't give a fig about women and women's rights, or the one who tries to pretend that he does? The one who disparages close to half the people in the country or the one who, when he's caught doing so, says he really ddn't mean what he clearly said in an unguarded moment? There is a different Mitt Romney pretty much every time he turns around; a guy who tries to etch-a-sketch away what he said and did before. Flip. Flop. Flip. Flop. That is NOT what we need for President. NO THANKS!

  • Emajor Ogden, UT
    Oct. 21, 2012 8:32 a.m.

    OK, let me get this straight. The President is not a dictator, therefore he cannot effect change in the national economy by himself without Congress. But Barack Obama is a failure for not single handedly turning the economy around? Congress certainly wasn't willing to work with him; their only goal was to get their man in the White House, regardless of how much they had to hurt the country to do it. And Mitt Romney has made plenty of statements about how he himself will put America back to work and on the road to prosperity.

    Romney and the Republican Congress will never get the deficit to zero. They want to increase military spending by at least a trillion and believe that cutting nondiscretionary spending can somehow close the gap when it is the cost of Medicare, Social Security, and Defense that are the primary source of the debt. You can lay off every federal employee, gut all minor federal programs, cease all funding to NPR & PBS, cancel all the government not involved in Medicare, SS, and defense, and you won't get the deficit to zero. But sure, elect him and see what happens.

  • Kent C. DeForrest Provo, UT
    Oct. 21, 2012 8:20 a.m.

    "Romney has given us his vision for the future in enough detail."

    Enough detail for any thinking person to recognize that his "plan" will not work. Second-grade arithmetic is "enough" to prove that. And those "studies" he keeps citing to support his bad math? Opinion pieces written by conservative consultants and commentators. Those are not studies.

  • freedomingood provo, Utah
    Oct. 21, 2012 7:53 a.m.

    Employment is up, stock market is on a 5 year high. We can't afford more of that....

    Wouldn't it be great if Romney could just slide into a recovering economy and take credit for it? It must be confusing to be republican.

  • Mad Hatter Provo, UT
    Oct. 21, 2012 1:47 a.m.

    Yes, I see it now. It's deja vu. Didn't we see this picture twelve years ago? The plot is the same for this narrative. Only the names have changed.