Mitt Romney courts middle class, jabs Hillary Clinton in Mississippi

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  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    Jan. 29, 2015 3:17 p.m.

    Hey BacktoBasics -

    "Get the facts. Mr. O. I really hope Romney wins and shuts the mouths of the idiots who continue this ignorant rhetoric because so far they have their minds closed and not their mouths."

    Hmmmm . . . Apparently you disagree with something I said, but you weren't very clear on what points bothered you.

    Can you be more specific?

    Hey Light and Liberty -

    "Just remember, the tatooed kid with pants below his rear end has a vote as well"

    The tattooed kid is not nearly as scary as the Republican who has been inhaling Right Wing Radio for the last 30 years. Those types are nothing but trouble.

    They're the kind who thinks the best way we can get international respect is to instill fear in the international community.

    Hitler's Nazis thought the same thing.

    How did that work out?

  • Light and Liberty St. George/Washington, UT
    Jan. 29, 2015 12:27 p.m.

    As much as my suspicions arise about any politician, I am more suspicious of the ignorant and blind supporters of any Democratic or Republican candidate for office. Office seekers I already know what their agenda is-to be a master, but naive and ignorant supporters are what puts them in office, whether Democrat or Republican. Without a coherent or rational thought, they will bicker back and forth as to the relevance of a particular leader or platform philosophy without using a smidgen of common sense. Really, the irony of it all. If voting really mattered, do you think the power brokers in Washington would allow it? Just remember, the tatooed kid with pants below his rear end has a vote as well. Scary, I know. They usually end up in the liberal, progressive, Socialistic, and everything is free camp.

  • OHBU Columbus, OH
    Jan. 29, 2015 11:43 a.m.

    It's pretty bold of him to go into a place like Mississippi and bash Hillary Clinton. If such boldness continues, we might have local Utah politicians suggesting they disagree with the President's policies.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Jan. 29, 2015 11:13 a.m.

    @ nanacarol7, what expertise, and how does it help to run the country. I'm sure one response will be his business acumen (which is subject to debate). How is being President like operating a company? (Mitt actually has never operated a company that actually produces something). Whenever Obama takes strong executive action, the Republicans go apoplectic.

    @ What in Tucket?, perhaps you should look at the article in today's Washington Post where it talks about the right wing having enough of Palin and her antics. Her recent incoherent speech may have sealed her fate, and the right is realizing what the rest of us realized in 2008. She is incompetent and is only a self serving media hound. Take away her platform on FOX and there is literally nothing left.

    @ Joan Watson,Romney has yet to say how he will do anything at all to address whatever issues the nation faces. Just saying "I'm better than he/she is" doesn't cut it. It's all empty rhetoric. Give us a vision, or go away, Mitt.

  • Lia Sandy, UT
    Jan. 29, 2015 10:57 a.m.

    Mitt says Hillary "doesn't know where jobs come from". But he knows where they go--overseas.

  • suchfun1 St.George, UT
    Jan. 29, 2015 10:18 a.m.

    Baron Scarpia,
    Are you kidding around with the DN folks?
    You did see and hear Sarah Palin this week as she spoke at a Conservative Conference?
    Yes, you gotta be joking with us.

  • Joan Watson TWIN FALLS, ID
    Jan. 29, 2015 10:12 a.m.

    American shot itself in the foot the first time Romney was not elected - it shot itself in the head the second time he was not elected. If someone of Romney's ability and stature is not elected president, this country will continue its unsolved problems to the point where the unsolved will become unsolvable without much tears and wearying sacrifice.

  • Backtobasics Provo, UT
    Jan. 29, 2015 10:07 a.m.

    Based on GaryO's comment one would think at he lives on some alien planet. Unfortunately, his views are all too common among those who continue to bellow out the liberal mantra. Those who continue to downplay or dismiss Romney's business acumen know little about economics and as for Hilary being successful - that's a joke. Get the facts. Mr. O. I really hope Romney wins and shuts the mouths of the idiots who continue this ignorant rhetoric because so far they have their minds closed and not their mouths.

    Come to think of it, I wonder how many liberal Democrats opposed to Romney are actually the authors of some of these silly "responses."

  • What in Tucket? Provo, UT
    Jan. 29, 2015 9:50 a.m.

    The Left loves to criticize Mrs. Palin. She is beautiful and a woman and they can't stand that. She is also a Tea Party person. ISn't it awful she would like a balance budget? Lower taxes? Less government?

  • nanacarol7 Butler, AL
    Jan. 29, 2015 9:25 a.m.

    Looking at the timing of some of these comments, it seems some folks have "locked"on to "Romney" and jump to make a derogatory comment whenever a story with his name comes up. Seems odd...

  • nanacarol7 Butler, AL
    Jan. 29, 2015 9:20 a.m.

    I certainly hope it works out for Gov. Romney to run and win the presidency this time. Our country needs his expertise and his love for this country. We certainly don't have patriotism in the White House right now.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Jan. 29, 2015 9:11 a.m.

    Mitt... lead. Stop telling us what the other people are doing in the review mirror, and just drive your own race. What others are doing wrong has no bearing on what you yourself are doing right.

    If I want to be informed what the democrats are doing wrong, I can read the DN. They have it well covered. It should be rebranded as the Deseret Republican News. But that aside, if you going to convince the country to elect you to lead us over the hill, you need to tell us why you are the right person, not why the other person is wrong.

    Just my 2 cents. Now if you want to position yourself as the parties attack dog... fine. But you just wont come out of it looking very Presidential.

  • dmcvey Los Angeles, CA
    Jan. 29, 2015 8:58 a.m.

    No amount of platitudes can convince me that Mitt Romney cares about the Middle and working classes, and certainly not the poor. He has never shown any evidence that he cares about the plight of working people and has often shown contempt.

  • Lia Sandy, UT
    Jan. 29, 2015 8:23 a.m.

    Mitt's buddy Gov. Scott Walker just cut 300 mil from public universities, and proposes 220 mil for a private sports stadium. Tax dollars at work by the GOP.

  • Selznik Saint George, UT
    Jan. 29, 2015 8:19 a.m.

    Once again, lots of talk and no concrete plan. If he wants to help the middle class let's hear how he plans to accomplish it.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Jan. 29, 2015 8:08 a.m.

    Mitt's trip abroad in 2012 was an abysmal failure. If that's the kind of diplomacy he offers, then we would see yet another disaster in our foreign policy. He is more inept at it than Bush was, and I fear his idea of diplomacy is to send in U.S. troops to solve every issue in the world rather than build coalitions. It's easy to take cheap shots and blame Clinton for every problem in the world. But Mitt has no answers. He really doesn't.

  • Lia Sandy, UT
    Jan. 29, 2015 7:35 a.m.

    Mitt keeps saying different things. Keeps changing lanes---I --and millions of other intelligent Americans have no idea who he really is.
    I guess that's why he's the best thing to happen to Democrats--EVER.
    Hey Mitt...back away, go enjoy your grandkids, and learn how to say "Madam President", as you'll be doing so for 8 years.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    Jan. 29, 2015 7:25 a.m.

    Hey Brio –

    “Benghazi is still a dark, sad mark on her record.” No it isn’t, Benghazi is a good example of the propensity of Republican Propagandists to LIE.

    That’s quite the story “Conservatives” dreamt up. But it has absolutely NO basis in fact.

    People who enter foreign service are well aware of the possible dangers. And things happen.

    Hillary Clinton is no more responsible for their deaths than if they had died in a traffic accident.

    The “weak approach” of the Obama administration is far better than the conduct of the preceding administration who foolishly lashed out indiscriminately, and attacked a nation that had NOTHING to do with 911.

    It’s not as if Hillary Clinton dreamt up some false pretext to justify sending thousands of Americans to die in some foreign war, is it?

    Only four Americans died in Benghazi. Over FOUR THOUSAND Americans died in Iraq . . . for NO GOOD REASON.

    Which is worse?

    Which is over a THOUSAND times worse?

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Jan. 29, 2015 7:11 a.m.

    Hillary won't be hard to defeat. Just play back her stupid statements to voters. "Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.” Classic liberal anti business nonsense! Or how about, "What difference does it make now"; The testimony she gave before congress about her lies and cover-ups about the Benghazi murders of Americans on her watch! Or just play back the "Russian relations reset button debacle" and then mention the Crimea and Ukraine invasion by Russian troops shortly thereafter. Hillary is not qualified or has any of the tools needed to lead this nation and she has proven it over and over again!

  • Baron Scarpia Logan, UT
    Jan. 29, 2015 6:51 a.m.

    Nancy Pelosi is on record of supporting Mitt as the GOP nominee, but I think Sarah Palin is likely to sweep all the GOP candidates aside with her straight talking manner, family values, and beloved conservative perspectives.

    I know many Utahns are excited about a Romney-Love dream ticket, but Sarah Palin remains the heart and soul of the GOP.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    Jan. 29, 2015 4:44 a.m.

    "Leadership is not a popularity contest; it's about leaving your ego at the door. The name of the game is to lead without a title." Robin S. Sharma

    How could a man who has an elevator for his car, keeps his money and yacht in a foreign country to avoid paying taxes ever know or understand what middle to lower class Americans need? His whole motivation to become president is not to serve the people but to serve himself and his investors.

  • Schwa South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 29, 2015 2:18 a.m.

    The Republican Party does not like poor people, and unfortunately for them, their policies have led to driving a bunch of the middle class into poverty.

  • Brio Alpine, UT
    Jan. 28, 2015 11:17 p.m.

    @ Gary O:

    The only thing Hillary truly has a stellar record in is allowing American foreign embassy personnel to get killed. Her lack of involvement in Benghazi is still a dark, sad mark on her record. She achieved absolutely nothing noteworthy while being Secretary of State or as a U.S. senator. Nothing!

    And as far as keeping us "out of harm's way", that weak approach is exactly what will end up putting us deeply in harm's way. Please dont continue to be so naive by believing otherwise.

  • wrz Phoenix, AZ
    Jan. 28, 2015 11:14 p.m.

    @Dragline:
    "Gov Romney is challenging Sec Clinton's foreign policy credentials? That was a criticism towards him in 2012, that he has no foreign policy experience at all. He better pick on someone else on this subject, like all the other GOP candidates who have no foreign policy experience."

    Secretary Hillery absolutely screwed up foreign policy under her term. Anyone should be able to do s better job.

    "From his run for senate in the 90's until 2012, wasn't he was criticized for outsourcing jobs while at Bain Capital?"

    I was just at Staples right here in the good ole US of A. I thank Romney for saving the company.

    "He may know how to create jobs in India, but not here in the U.S."

    Recommend you try calling the DNews circulation and see who you get.

    "And now he is saying that he is fighting for the underclass after his 47% speech and the 'the poor are doing fine' comment?"

    And now, under the current executive in the White House, the underclass has risen to over 60 percent.

  • Brio Alpine, UT
    Jan. 28, 2015 11:02 p.m.

    Have you ultra-liberal Romney critics still not learned anything from the last presidential election? Thankfully, many previous Obama supporters have. Multiple polls over the past several months have all shown that Romney would beat Obama by double-digit percentage points if the same election was reheld today. Apparently, only the super-slow and very naive would still go with what the democrats are offering.

    Romney has been shown to be right time and time again regarding his past debate points in both foreign policy and national economic policies. He's a proven winner in the real world and not just some community organizer who has never had a real job before, Our country is still paying a huge price for not realizing that earlier.

    It's nearly unbelievable how deeply some of Romney's critics are being shown to have buried their heads in the sand and apparently left them there.

  • Hank Jr Draper, UT
    Jan. 28, 2015 9:11 p.m.

    Mitt Romney is Right.

  • Mr. Investigator South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 28, 2015 7:54 p.m.

    Where does Mitt officially reside? His abandoned states of Michigan or Massachusetts? Or is it where he also owns luxury homes in California and Utah? In other words, where is he a registered voter? "Corporations are people, my friends!!" - Mitt Romney

  • Utah_Happyman Orem, UT
    Jan. 28, 2015 7:21 p.m.

    Very Sad...and then people wonder why he is not liked...Civility.

  • Interloper Portland, OR
    Jan. 28, 2015 6:27 p.m.

    Cultivating neo-Confederates in Mississippi is just the thing to make a Republican presidential candidate more appealing to a diverse electorate, eh?

  • timpClimber Provo, UT
    Jan. 28, 2015 6:14 p.m.

    Mitt's record in MA in building Repub-Demo problem solving groups is a record no other candidate has. This ability is sorely needed to solve problems in our country.

  • riverofsun St.George, UT
    Jan. 28, 2015 6:03 p.m.

    Interesting that Mitt Romney would do early campaigning in Mississippi.
    It is wildly known and understood what tone one has to embrace in the South to get ahead.
    Just one more sad scenario for Romney.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 28, 2015 4:37 p.m.

    I would vote for Mitt Romney ANY day over Hillary Clinton!

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    Jan. 28, 2015 4:20 p.m.

    Yeah, Mitt Romney is just a regular Robin Hood.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    Jan. 28, 2015 3:52 p.m.

    Hey AZKID -

    'Foreign policy has less to do with "experience" as you describe it, than it has to do with being well informed and having a correct worldview."

    Oh, a "correct worldview" huh? ... A worldview approved by the Kochs?

    They've got so much money, they must be right . . . Right? I get what your saying, but I disagree.

    Romney took his "correct worldview," off of Right Wing Radio.

    But I see your point, Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity, and the rest of that crowd are geniuses.

    They know global warming isn't real, in spite of what "scientists" have to say about it. What makes "scientists" think they're so smart anyway?

    And all Right Wing Radio Jockeys know how to handle world affairs, don't they? Just kill everybody, and let God sort'em out.

    And of course Mitt has that Worldview too. It's the only way he could possibly get the Republican nomination for POTUS.

    But Hillary has a stellar record of keeping this nation out of harm's way, and NOT mired in devastating wars.

    Don't you think that's really the better approach?

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    Jan. 28, 2015 3:38 p.m.

    “Mitt Romney is renewing his pledge to fight for the poor and middle class . . .”

    Fight for? . . . Or fight against?

    "How can Secretary Clinton provide opportunity for all if she doesn't know where jobs come from in the first place?"

    Oh come on. Hillary Clinton actually had to work for a living. She wasn’t born with the proverbial silver spoon.

    What does Romney know about getting a job?

    "Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cluelessly pressed a reset button for Russia, which smiled and then invaded Ukraine, a sovereign nation," Romney says.

    LOL

    Yeah, and Mitt KNEW that was going to happen. Just ask his delusional supporters.

    Mitt is obviously projecting when he refers to Hillary as “clueless.” Hillary has the experience, and a proven record of success.

    And Mitt Romney has what? . . . Aside from a lot of money, a massive ego, a record of flip-flopping, and an arrogance that compels him to say “I told you so,” even if he didn’t.

    Hillary used her intelligence and work ethic to achieve success. And Mitt is just a child of wealth and privilege, who has achieved comparatively little.

  • kiddsport Fairview, UT
    Jan. 28, 2015 2:52 p.m.

    @Dragline-
    You forgot the talking point that Romney was responsible for the death of a cancer patient- oh, wait, that was discredited, as were all your other talking points.

  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    Jan. 28, 2015 2:30 p.m.

    Get out the etch-a-sketch -- Mitt's trying to remake himself again. Hopefully people will see through his efforts again.

  • AZKID Mapleton, UT
    Jan. 28, 2015 2:21 p.m.

    @Dragline

    Foreign policy has less to do with "experience" as you describe it, than it has to do with being well informed and having a correct worldview. Romney has it. Hillary/Obama--not so much. Just look at world headlines over the past two years. Romney had the demonstrably correct worldview.

    Regarding which candidate would be more effective at truly understanding and solving poverty, I give you Mitt's many instances of personal compassion, service, and generosity that have quietly made their way into the public record. Can you show me anything similar from Hillary? I didn't think so. What is the true measure of the candidate? Personal behavior or political talking points? I submit that it is the former.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 28, 2015 2:18 p.m.

    The new Sarah Palin.

  • Dragline Orem, UT
    Jan. 28, 2015 1:23 p.m.

    Gov Romney is challenging Sec Clinton's foreign policy credentials? That was a criticism towards him in 2012, that he has no foreign policy experience at all. He better pick on someone else on this subject, like all the other GOP candidates who have no foreign policy experience.

    And can Mitt ask the question "How can Secretary Clinton provide opportunity for all if she doesn't know where jobs come from in the first place?" Wasn't that the main criticism of his detractors throughout his political career? From his run for senate in the 90's until 2012, wasn't he was criticized for outsourcing jobs while at Bain Capital? He may know how to create jobs in India, but not here in the U.S.

    And now he is saying that he is fighting for the underclass after his 47% speech and the "the poor are doing fine" comment?

    It seems that Mitt needs some fact checking here. We in Utah may take what he claims as gospel, but this will not, and has not, worked in Peoria or elsewhere across this country.