Back on trail, Mitt Romney promises 'real change'

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Oct. 31, 2012 8:25 p.m.


    * no response to Americans killed in Libya
    * blocking investigation of thousands of American guns to Mexican cartels
    * six trillion added to the debt
    * higher unemployment
    * millions of tax payer money for personal vacations without paying income tax.
    * telling Russia he'll be more flexible after the election, but won't explain with what.
    * billions given to the Muslim brotherhood

    And this is a close race?

    Someone please explain this.

  • Ali'ikai 'A'amakualenalena Provo, UT
    Oct. 31, 2012 4:36 p.m.

    JWB Kaysville, UT

    I recommend you look back at the news stories coming out of Right Wing Media from even before Obama took office. In January, 2009, (before Obama was sworn into office) Rush Limbaugh, perhaps at the center of movement conservatism, said, "I disagree fervently with the people on our [Republican] side of the aisle who have caved and who say, ‘Well, I hope he succeeds.' . . . Okay, I’ll send you a response, but I don’t need 400 words, I need four: I hope he fails.”

    Once Limbaugh gave the order, Republicans fell in line. Those who criticized him were promptly and quickly remonstrated and forced to recant their words. From then on, it was all downhill. With Fox News, wingnut radio (led by, who else, Limbaugh), Tea Party demonstrations, the calls to make Obama a "one term president", it has been a constant barrage of anti-Obama rhetoric. There was no grace period. There was no attempt to work together. Republicans (and angry conservative extremists) took their marching orders and set out to destroy this presidency, even to the detriment of the American people.

    Legitimate criticism died, stabbed in the back.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 31, 2012 2:26 p.m.

    I don't think anymosity was a factor for the first year and a half when Obamacare was pushed down the throats of the House and Senate Democratic leadership. Obama had promised transparency and across the aisle type of process. That didn't show up in that process.

    I believe part of the problem was when the President was granted the Nobel Peace Prize and he hadn't done anything up to that point for peace or war and was handed that by his pundits and the Nobel process. That sent a message that didn't help the way he dealt with people.

    Part of Obama's problem in the second half of his tenure was that he still criticized President Bush for the problems Obama picked up. Obama knew of all the problems that Bush had in his presidency. President Obama had run against Senator McCain knowing those problems. As Senator Obama he had some insight, maybe, into those problems.

    He is an adult and definitely accepted the challenges when he raised his right hand with the Supreme Court justice acknowledged he would fulfill the requirements of the job.

    He should not have a second chance to do right.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Oct. 31, 2012 2:10 p.m.

    He's 15 points behind in the polls from his home state and 5 points behind in his V.P's state. The two places where voters have seen the real candidates aren't convinced so why should the rest of us? The real change he is selling is to stack his cabinet with all of Bush's old team and adopt most of their policies as well. I guess if we want to accelerate the current course we're on electing Romney and Ryan may be the right thing to do.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Oct. 31, 2012 2:06 p.m.

    Does that mean he's going to start telling the truth and sticking to only one version of his platform?

  • SoUtBoy25 Cedar City, UT
    Oct. 31, 2012 1:22 p.m.

    Mad premise doesn't make sense? No one knows what will happen in the future. Romney has outline very clearly a five point plan to set his agenda. He also has stated that he prefers more state control of fiscal spending, a tax code more friendly to job creation, and reform of healthcare and financial services. A president does not create or pass legislation, he creates an agenda.

    Now we do know the past. Obama has made promises and kept very few of them. He has proven that he cannot reach across the isle. He has shown a disturbing lack of interest in tackling tough issues. He would rather hob nob with celebrities, go for a round of golf, take vacations, and be "eye candy" on tv shows.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Oct. 31, 2012 1:17 p.m.

    Mitt Romney vowed Wednesday to deliver "real change" in Washington instead of just talking about it.
    "I don't just talk about change," Romney said. "I actually have a plan to execute change and make it happen."


    Coming from poster-child of change.
    Don't believe him, wait 'til tomorrow.

    It's a different Mitt Romney each and everyday.

    Which Mitt are you voting for?

    The "severely conservative" GOP primary Mitt.
    The "moderate" Mitt of the 1st debate.
    or the "Obama" Mitt who agreed with the President 12 times during the last debate?

    The Pro-Choice, now anti-choice Mitt,
    The assault gun restricted, now unresticted Mitt,
    The pro-stem cell, no anti-stem-cell Mitt,
    The pro-Gay marriage, now anti-Gay-marriage Mitt?

    Round and round he goes,
    Where he stops, nobobdy knows!

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 31, 2012 1:02 p.m.

    RE: Mad Hatter Provo, UT
    "The question remains: What is Romney actually going to do?"

    The question remains: What has Obama actually done ... besides blame Bush?

  • Mad Hatter Provo, UT
    Oct. 31, 2012 12:53 p.m.

    The question remains: What is Romney actually going to do? He says that he is an agent of change and asks that people have faith in what he will do, but he continues to refuse to say precisely what he will do. He has made some statements in the past which have been recanted by himself and his staff. Certainly there may be some questions he cannot answer specifically because he doesn't know the particulars. However, there is much he has refused to say because it may turn people off when they learn that his policies will ultimately hurt them. For example, what specific deductions and tax loop-holes would he propose eliminating to make up for his proposed tax cuts?

    The only reason I can see to vote for Romney is only because many voters have been convinced to dislike Obama for a multitude of reasons. Republican efforts for the past four years have primarily focused on building animosity toward the incumbent president. Romney has little to offer except the hope of removing of Obama from office. For many, this is all the reason they need. As for a plan for the future, the question remains valid.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Oct. 31, 2012 12:04 p.m.

    Cannot judge Romney by the actions of Obama.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 31, 2012 11:57 a.m.

    After demonstrating that he loves people by donating his help with time and energy from his workers and volunteers, he even said he loves this country and the citizens of it. Love is shown by actions and his eyes show that caring for people and our country.

    Plans work and that is why the government is supposed to have strategic and performance plans. However, without a real budget for 4 years from a President with Hope and Change on his docket with promises to the American people, his 20 page booklet with his glossy picture is all we have.

    If you have a plan, then you modify it to make it work, if some things don't work. You set a course and then go left or right of that course to reach your destination or goal. We have found out some of the President's goals after he was elected. Hope and Change meant trying to make our country a socialist state. Socialized medicine was one goal. He had to make distance between him and ACORN and SEIU and their policies and practices. However, he said he will be more flexible with Russia in November 2012. Very scarey indeed.