Top Republicans say Mitt Romney didn't offer specifics

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  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    Nov. 16, 2012 5:34 a.m.

    worf 10:55 p.m. Nov. 15, 2012


    May you and your liberal friends get what you voted for.


    Sorry -- I'm not a liberal. I didn't vote for Obama. I'm a true conservative (now mainstream) Republican. I'm just not a far right wing fringe-dweller (the current hijacked meaning of "conservative"). I want what's best for the country. That's why I voted for Huntsman.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 16, 2012 12:16 a.m.

    I could be wrong but I think worf's candidate lost last week.

    Hang in there fella. Keep your faith in America.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Nov. 15, 2012 10:58 p.m.

    Let's tax the rich?

    Wow! It’s beginning. A short list of companies planning lay-offs after the election, because of the wealthy projecting added costs of Obama care:

    •Texas Instruments
    •Abbott labrotory
    •Zynga Boston
    •Welch Allyn
    •Dana Holding Corp
    •Boston Scientific
    •Smith & Nephew
    •Kinetic Concepts
    •St Jude Medical
    •Hill Rom
    •Murray Energy
    •HMX Group
    •Detroit Police
    •Pierce Manufacturing
    •Tooele County Government
    •Aviation Services
    •Potash Corp.
    •PaPa Johns Pizza
    •Westgate Resorts

    A short and growing list. The golden goose is gone.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Nov. 15, 2012 10:55 p.m.


    May you and your liberal friends get what you voted for.

  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    Nov. 15, 2012 5:36 p.m.

    He not only didn't offer specifics, the few things he said either weren't true or showed his real inner core in a very bad light, or both. We dodged a very large political bullet when he was defeated. Bad as Obama may be, Romney would have been infinitely worse.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Nov. 15, 2012 4:52 p.m.

    LDS Liberal,

    You didn't listen very well. It comes from opening oil drilling rights and contracting with the Canadian oil pipeline.

    It comes from reducing corporate taxes 35% to 20%, enticing manufactures back to our country.

    It comes from reducing strangling regulations which handicap small businesses.

    Obama specific--tax the rich.

  • Kass SLC, UT
    Nov. 15, 2012 4:35 p.m.

    @ CB: Contrary to popular Republican belief and the promise by Romney, the President of the United States cannot just choose to ignore the rest of the world.

    Obama has been traveling for work - it is part of his job requirement and something he was elected to do.

    And let's be honest - you would be just as bitter towards him if he didn't deal with world problems.

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Nov. 15, 2012 2:48 p.m.

    Gosh, CB, haven't presidents been "flying off for far off places" now for decades? And if Obama was being "idolized", couldn't the GOP have spent hundreds of millions of dollars buying their own ads to put out the truth? Wait. They tried that, didn't they. I guess no one was watching at the time.

  • Instereo Eureka, UT
    Nov. 15, 2012 12:19 p.m.

    This whole thing with Romney saying that Obama won because he gave "gifts" helps me understand why Romney lost. He still doesn't get it. Implying that people voted for Obama because of the gifts insults everyone that voted for Obama. Obama's gifts were things that Congress voted for. The GOP's platform not only would take them away but implied people aren't worthy of basic human rights. Romney saying he was for the 100% after he said what he did about the 47% is shown to be a lie after his current comment about Obama's gifts which implies he meant what he said about the 47%. I imagine if he had won, he would have continued to blame the 47% for the problems in our country and he wouldn't have addressed any of their concerns.

  • CA mormon Orinda, CA
    Nov. 15, 2012 11:24 a.m.

    Mitt Romney and his team chose not to offer specifics because they knew that a majority of Americans do not favor their policies. Instead they offered empty platitudes that sounded good in the abstract but lacked substance, and they intentionally obscured the specific policies they would adopt. This was their only chance for victory, and fortunately for the country it did not work.

  • CB Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 15, 2012 11:03 a.m.

    With the Media idolization of Obama there was little chance for any opponent to counter their cover-up for his misbehavior and total incompetence as President.
    Unfortunately we have a man who likes the title and perks of the Presidency, but does not want the responsibility it requires, hence we have him flying off for far off places while our country
    is tilting over the edge of economic collapse.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Nov. 15, 2012 11:00 a.m.

    worf said: Giving more specifics give the opposition more to criticize.
    This is the worst excuse the Cons have been using.

    If we tell you what our plans are...then You'll know what our plans are?

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Nov. 15, 2012 11:00 a.m.

    You want one good example of the lack of specifics?

    12 million new, good paying jobs....

    OK Mitt, how?

    ...and Romney lost, enough said.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Nov. 15, 2012 10:34 a.m.

    Giving more specifics give the opposition more to criticize.There are no easy way out of this mess. Obama gave less specifics.