Robert Bennett: Presidential campaign intensity will determine presidency

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  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Nov. 6, 2012 7:27 p.m.

    I have to say - looking at the polls at this point I am predicting an Obama win. It sickens me but America has chosen socialism over capitalism. America will be Greece in less that 4 years and people - especially those in the swing states who all voted for Obama - will soon feel the nightmare of increased unemployment starting with the layoff of the hundreds of thousands of Boeing employees in December due to huge defense cuts. Virgina will soon find out what 10% unemployment feels like and the rest of the country will follow. America deserves what it gets - a lesser country and a lesser people who value hand outs over work and industry. What a sad sad day for America but as the people go so goes the country.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Nov. 6, 2012 10:25 a.m.

    Commone Sense declares the winner.

    The fact that Mitt Romney ran a campaign of flip-flops and half-truths,
    pandering to the uber-far-right-wing as a "severely conservative" heading into the nomination,
    and then Etch-a-Sketching and morphing in a Moderate-Centrist who would work equally with both sides of the aisle, doomed his bid for office.

    Nobody really knew were he stood on the issues,
    Therefore, nobody could trust him.

    Win or loose,
    Honesty is ALWAYS the best policy.

    This should be a hard lesson for Republicans, - and Utah Mormons - to take a good hard look at themselves, and stand firm on your values and never compromise on them...come what may.

  • DougS Oakley, UT
    Nov. 6, 2012 5:46 a.m.

    I, too, have noticed the lack of "lawn" signs as well as the abundance of SuperPac ads. Still, the shallow thinking of the majority of voters manifests itself in the statement made that one ad can make such a difference in the polls. To me, character and integrity are more important than advertising of any sort. The selection of a President, Senator, Representative, should not depend on the amount of money spent on ads or campaign speeches, Look at the record! Their past actions will indicate future actions!

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    Nov. 5, 2012 8:11 a.m.

    It seemed last weeek Mitt was gaining electoral seats which are the electing seats, not the popular vote. Then his Jeep to China ads ran and his electoral votes dropped by 20 within 3 days.

    Now his electoral votes are coming back but I think he shot himself in the foot.

    It also seems that lawns don't need to be covered anymore with signs as the super pacs just tell us who is winning with the big super bucks they have spent. It takes the fun and atraction out of stumping for your favorite candidate.

    Polls have also told us that the 1% (sorry Mitt not the 47%) in Ohio are going to decide the election. By the time Utah's votes are counted it will be all over.

    Sad to say Mitt had a chance to bring change but instead campaigned on the same rhetoric as the existing administration and did not give the population enough of a reason to change the ruling party at the white house.