Mitt Romney speaks to 18,000 in Ohio, asks voters to choose real change

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  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 6:55 a.m.


    Fear tactics and sky-is-falling rhetoric didn't work.

    Hope inspires.

    Neither you nor Mitt gave us any hope, just fear mongering and threats. That is why you are both irrelevant.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Nov. 6, 2012 2:08 p.m.

    The most troubling thing to me is the ignorance of the electorate in this country. It is down right scary when you consider the complete lack of understanding of basic US history as well as basic economics by so many in this country. I would bet that the level of understanding of a perhaps 50% of the voting public is on the level of a 8th grader. I was shocked to hear the responses from many Obama voters on basic questions and I know for a fact Romney supports are much more informed and literate. You get the feeling that many people just don't care about America - they only care what they get for free from America and which candidate will act as Santa Clause for them. How long can America remain free and prosperous with people like this? Does American even deserve to be free and prosperous with so many completely ignorant people like this?

  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    Nov. 6, 2012 8:24 a.m.

    Wow, retreading a story from November 2nd to the top of the Politics page? A little desperate to get your candidate some traction in a state where he doesn't need any?

  • Pendergast Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 4, 2012 10:51 a.m.

    re: Kathy 3:06 p.m. Nov. 3, 2012

    Maybe, the same firm that does *demographic* work at a Glenn Beck rally did the headcount for Willard's latest shindig in Ohio?

  • Hank Pym SLC, UT
    Nov. 4, 2012 10:45 a.m.

    @ AmberDru

    Really? Your average American is content w/ yardcare or dishwashing?

  • Wally West SLC, UT
    Nov. 4, 2012 10:41 a.m.

    By change, Willard means my Ivy League education is more substantial, pertinent, & relevant than Barry's.

  • AmberDru Xenia, OH
    Nov. 3, 2012 8:16 p.m.

    More Americans would be working if illegals got the boot!

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    Nov. 3, 2012 5:18 p.m.

    @Mark B;

    Romney actually is a candidate of "change". Give him 30 seconds and he'll change his position yet one more time.

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    Nov. 3, 2012 5:12 p.m.

    Voting to return to the Bush era policies is not "real change", it's the same-old, same-old that got us into this fiscal mess in the first place.

  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    Nov. 3, 2012 4:10 p.m.

    Romney is telling the truth. Yes, he will bring change because his beliefs will be different from Obama's. Literally that is change, but what we do not know is whether the substance of his change will be good or bad for America and the world as a whole.

    Also, everyone right now should look into Romney and his family's ownership of the companies that make and possible control the voting machines in Ohio, and is run by his son Tagg. If that conflict of interest doesn't scare the American people as to what Romney could be capable of, then by all means, vote for him!

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Nov. 3, 2012 4:00 p.m.

    When Obama took office, the unemployment rate was 7.8%. It's now for years later and it's 7.9%. Is this 'change you can believe in' Obama supporters? Is this as good as it gets? Here is Obama's plan for his second term, as spelled out in his neat 20 page glossy: Raise taxes on the rich, hire 100,000 new teachers, and invest in green energy.

    Here's the problem. "The Rich" means any business who is making over $250,000. Teachers are great, but they don't stimulate an economy and there isn't money for more. Do we really need to talk about Obama's record on green energy?

    Here's Romney's plan: Lower taxes on everyone. Ease up on regulations. Let businesses do what they do best WITHOUT all the government 'help'. The only way to lower the debt is to grow. Obama can't do it with his plan. Romney will. There is no reason to sign up for four more years of Obama. He's inept.

  • Kathy. Iowa, Iowa
    Nov. 3, 2012 3:06 p.m.

    Every other news outlet I have seen puts the crowd at 28,000. Typo?

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 3, 2012 1:16 p.m.

    Is he releasing his income taxes?

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Nov. 3, 2012 12:14 p.m.

    No, not everything has gone perfectly in this administration, but I don't regret voting for Obama for one minute. The would-be McCain administration would have been nothing but more of the same as Bush delivered - a cascade of bad decisions, many of them with serious consequences.

    So here we are today. Mitt's latest re-branding as the "change" guy is just laughable. To make it accurate, he's have to call it "change BACK" to a Wall Street-run economy and a neocon foreign policy. Every day would begin by checking in with Grover Norquist and Tony Perkins, then to Congress to catch up on the latest filibuster. NO thanks.

  • christoph Brigham City, UT
    Nov. 3, 2012 11:22 a.m.

    Mr. Obama cut the payroll tax in 2010, which nobody seems to appreciate. Cutting taxes causes less government influence.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Nov. 3, 2012 10:49 a.m.

    Soon after the election, Lockheed will announce 123,000 lay-offs due to downsizing the military.

    Sounds like change and hope.

  • Conner Johnson
    Nov. 3, 2012 10:35 a.m.

    Search your hearts for the truth.... The American people aren't ready for republican rule... yet. Especially with the extremely far-right of the party threatening to send us back. Get off your high horse, and let people choose what we want. You want the Gov. out of your lives, then stay out of mine.

  • JimInSLC Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 3, 2012 9:58 a.m.

    Re: canadian pipeline, the only reason oil companies want a pipeline to the gulf is so they can ship the oil to overseas markets. If the oil is intended for the US, there many refineries a lot closer and pipelines to them would not cross over and potentially endanger critical water areas.

    Romney, first day in office repeal death tax. 40 million dollar instant windfall for the Mittster, cha-ching.

    Romney and Obama are too close on too many issues. But if that's our only choices, I'd reluctantly take Romney. I'll be voting for a 3rd party candidate.

  • suebcob dayton, OH
    Nov. 3, 2012 9:49 a.m.

    I think the crowd at West Chester was near 30,000. It was an exciting evening in SW Ohio!

  • suebcob dayton, OH
    Nov. 3, 2012 9:41 a.m.

    I think the crowd at West Chester was more like 30,000. It was an exciting evening in SW Ohio!

  • AZRods Maricopa, AZ
    Nov. 3, 2012 9:10 a.m.

    If Obama wins, I hope furry,ldslib etc are on these boards in another year or two explaining what their second term president is doing now and why he still can't work with congress or come up with an economic plan that works...after 5,6,7 years.
    Who will they blame it all on then?
    I'm sure they are already preparing the list of excuses.
    God help America.

  • rok San Diego, CA
    Nov. 3, 2012 8:51 a.m.

    @sorry charlie,
    How about the people in Staten Island complaining to Chuck Schumer that they are being ignored and are going to die?

  • KJB1 Eugene, OR
    Nov. 3, 2012 8:29 a.m.


    I don't know, being a bishop or a stake president sounds an awful like "community organizing" to me.

  • SS MiddleofNowhere, Utah
    Nov. 3, 2012 8:10 a.m.

    I love all of the liberals complaining about not knowing what Romney's plan is. Please tell me what Obama's plan is for the next 4 years? He hasn't given any specifics! He seems to just be waiting until after election to give those! Huh, sounds like the same complaints given about Romney. The only difference is that Obama can't run on the record he has made for himself the last four years. Face it, four years ago, liberals voted in a novelty with no plan and no experience and, well, we got what we asked for. Now liberals are wanting to do it again, with even less promise than the first time. Is it the pride of not being able to say you were wrong? Or what? I don't get it.

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Nov. 2, 2012 10:55 p.m.

    I honestly don't feel Mitt's economic plans go beyond bringing back the GWB people, then calling Wall Street for further instructions. If they DO go further, he hasn't told us. Maybe it's a "secret plan" like Nixon's for Vietnam.

  • George Bronx, NY
    Nov. 2, 2012 10:47 p.m.

    Charlie is watch and listening to the truth not faux news. You clearly have never lived in NY or you would not so underestimate the people of this city or state to rally. We don;t spend our time whining we spend our time doing which is why we liberal new yorkers favor Obama over the wait and see republicans.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Nov. 2, 2012 9:17 p.m.

    what planet are you living on. i lived there and spent hours on the phone talking to friends there that are furious. you might want to read and listen to something besides msnbc

  • Sorry Charlie! SLC, UT
    Nov. 2, 2012 8:30 p.m.

    @ worf: You're right - the people affected by Sandy are finding out the benefits of the current administration. And I don't think many of them have many complaints - not when it comes to the important stuff anyway.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Nov. 2, 2012 8:19 p.m.

    People with low cognitive abilities can't understand the plans laid out by Romney.

    One is to lower corporate taxes from 35% to 20% to bring businesses back to America.

    Another is to increase drilling permits, and deal with the Canadian oil pipeline.

    Loosen regulations is another.

  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    Nov. 2, 2012 3:46 p.m.

    To athought 1:20 p.m. Nov. 2, 2012

    Isn't a community organizer basically on the same level as a wedding planner?


    Whatever level a community organizer is on is a lot higher than a vulture capitalist.

    See -- I can play the game too.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Nov. 2, 2012 1:39 p.m.

    The people of New York, and New Jersey are finding the benefits of liberal leadership they voted in.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Nov. 2, 2012 1:36 p.m.

    ute alumni
    Tengoku, UT
    barry groupies:
    romney has extensive plans.


    Oh really -- such as? what? Name one.
    Just elect Mitt first, and THEN he'll tell you what they are....

  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    Nov. 2, 2012 1:23 p.m.

    Finally, Romney comes out with the scare tactics. Couldn't see that coming. However, we all know that scare tactics work, as "we" voted in Bush twice, so this can only help Romney!

  • athought Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 2, 2012 1:20 p.m.

    Isn't a community organizer basically on the same level as a wedding planner?

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Nov. 2, 2012 12:38 p.m.

    barry groupies:
    romney has extensive plans. unfortunately, a person needs to read them. barry has NO plan and the last four ears prove it. the country can't take another 4 years of the community organizer.

  • aunt lucy Looneyville, UT
    Nov. 2, 2012 12:00 p.m.

    Go Romney! Clearly the best choice. Hope Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Virginia are smart enough to know it and not drive this country further away from what made it great! We already know California is beyond help. I am surprised seeing their economic state that they don't realize that government cannot always be the answer.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Nov. 2, 2012 11:54 a.m.

    Would not expect him to say anything different. Definetly would not expect him to provide details to his economic plan as revealing those may put Obama back in the White House for another 4 years. Even my grade school children were smart enough to do the math on his proposals and see they don't add up without providing more details. He's losing the support of many of people that could provide him the win if he would just come clean on the details. A lot of people sitting on the fence won't go his way without them. Come on Mitt just 5 more days to seal the deal!

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Nov. 2, 2012 11:48 a.m.

    Romney said the choice voters face Tuesday boils down to one simple question. "Do you want more of the same or do you want real change?"


    ...and he should know -
    Quoted from the man who changes himself daily!

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Nov. 2, 2012 10:47 a.m.

    Can't take another four years

  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    Nov. 2, 2012 10:39 a.m.

    Romney says he will put people back to work, at the same time profiting from people losing their jobs while those jobs are sent to China (google "Sensata"). What a hypocrite!

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Nov. 2, 2012 10:09 a.m.

    One of the most inspirational, uplifting and encouraging speeches I have ever heard!