It is said that this Presidential election might require upwards of a billion
dollars on both sides, so to those of you who think Romney should fund his own
campaign, he may be rich, but he in not Warren Buffett.As for
charity, Romney has been giving for decades now. I'd like to see Obamas record
of charitable giving for the last 20 years. Bet it doesn't compare to Romneys,
percentage wise or otherwise.
Re: Pagan | 11:02 a.m. Feb. 18, 2012 "While Mr. Romney is here, maybe
he would like to explain...why Americans paid $1.3 billion of OUR tax dollars
for the Olympics when he was running it"It was neither Romney's
responsibility to defend or to justify the cost of the 2002 Olympics. When he
was asked to take the helm the 2002 Olympics were were in big financial trouble.
His job was to bring the Games in under budget ..... which he did. When the
games were over he even left a surplus in the bank.You make it sound
like Romney should be on the hook for decisions made long before he was asked to
Romney is unlikely win against the Democratic regime's overwhelming money and
mainstream press advantage. The New York Times embarrassing bias makes the DN
seem like left wing press. Utah leftists will always scout the DN to bite
ankles. Keep trying, Mitt, and maybe some of your fiscal sanity and data-driven
economic policy will rub off on Mr. Obama. You've got the Olympics and he's got
Worf:: The lack of cognitive reasoning. You just decribed the republican party.
No wonder congress has an approval rating at the lowest of all time 10%
The lack of cognitive reasoning is leading our country in a downward spiral.As consumers out number the producers, we'll never re-gain an honerable
government. Let's fasten our seat belts.
Can't Mittfund his own campaign. Dude is so far out of touch... I am amazed that
many conservatives would donate or support his campaign other then the fact he
is mormon... But then this is Utah so I suppose my premise is correct.
I would of been at the fundraiser but I can't see the point of listening to a
man speak unless I knew I would be getting something back personally,'
I do not know why anyone would vote republician if they make less than $ 250,000
dollars a year!
Hundreds...In Utah?Oh boy.
"FYI, that was the MOST expensive Olympics...to date."That's not true. It finished $100 million in the black. Most winter Olympic
Games don't make money. Go actually look it up.
Thanks BobP! :)
Without Pagan we would ahve to read the headlines ourselves.
While Mr. Romney is here, maybe he would like to explain... why
Americans paid $1.3 billion of OUR tax dollars for the Olympics when he was
running it. FYI, that was the MOST expensive Olympics...to date.
Mitt Romney didnt save the Utah olympics. The federal government did. With cash.
Romney criticizes Santorum for taking earmarks. Is he a flipflopper? If the
election were only held in Utah, Mitt would become president. But I think the
rest of the nation will have a little to say about it. Thank God. Utah was
George Bush's biggest supporter. Utah is not a good judge of presidential
candidates. Utah didnt vote for Clinton, the best president since Kennedy. Both
Democrats. I hope Mitt enjoys his moment in the Utah sun. It will be short
lived. Next comes the election in one of his other HOME states. Michigan, If he
loses, Its Over. If he wins, he still has to face Obama. He doesnt stand a
chance. Maybe Utah would vote him in, But NOT the rest of the nation.
Mittens reminds me of Mr. Burns on the Simpsons. When Homer tells him he's the
richest man he knows, he replies, "True, but I'd give it all away...for a
little more." Hold tight to your wallets! Mitt is in town.
Dr. Hall, Mitt's record shows that you are completely wrong about your
comments. Mitt has tirelessly talked against fiscal irresponsibility and his
record in Massachussetts proves that he is fiscally responsible. He took a
deficit and left the state with a surplus. He did this without raising marginal
tax rates. He governed as a conservative as best he could with an 85% Democrat
legislature. He vetoed many bills that were over ridden by the legislature.
But, he governed in the most fiscally responsible way he could. That's the
record. Honestly, I can believe some of the assinine comments on
Pass the plate for Mitt once again. How many times has this same hand out
happened in the past 2 years? Too many!
"I thought Romney had friends.""Supermodel Cindy
Crawford supported President Obama during the 2008 election, but has since moved
over to Romney, helping out with a $10 million telethon for his campaign in
May." UPI/Rune Hellestad Not a bad friend to have.
@Pagan"Proportionally, President Obama gave the most to
charity...' article"That's debatable because of how people on
the left, like the NY Times, do math. But let's say it's true and he
'proportionally' gave more. Was it Obama's own money, or was it money he gained
from shaking down some corporation? Or was it just money from the big, corrupt
Chicago political machine? Either way, there is no way on Earth it was his own
money. At heart he is a Marxist. He doesn't produce, he just takes. There is
not a question in my mind that he took that money from someone else.
Considering his history as a moderate Republican governor, would this guy get
any support in Utah if he wasn't LDS?
per David B.7:37 a.m. Feb. 18, 2012Mitty coming to Utah is simple.
Easy $ & unrequited adulation."Not much of a turn out. How
come?" How many in Utah will pay $1000/plate? "I think he's the white version of Obama" Almost; BO -
charisma = MR "Also Romneycare is a sore point with him about
his ability to overturn that nightmare of a bill Obamacare which is bad for
all!"& there is the point Obamacare is based on Romneycare.
Romney kept very quiet during the last administration when we racked up all
those bills and did not caution them on the economic fallout. He will do the
same this time around if he is elected. We really need someone who is truely
for America, all of America. not just the wealthy people as he is now. Most
republicans are this way and will not change their ways for anybody.
Obama spends his life campaigning and fund raising. He has done this his whole
presidency. That's what you have to do when you have no idea what you're doing
and all you know how to do is campaign. Campaigning it tough and
fundraising a necessity. Mitt spends millions every year on charity so the
poster who made that point is really out there. There's a tough
road up ahead, but Mitt will continue to work hard. We need him to clean up
this mess. If there's any chance to save our country, he's our best hope. I hope that Republicans across the country will pull their heads out and
realize that Mitt is our only chance to beat Obama.
I am a Romney supporter. However, even one of the comments makes his problem
obvious. It states that Romney already has enough money and doesn't need to
raise any more. It goes on to imply that he a greedy capitalist. Mr. Obama has
raised millions. That is the way that our system works. The simplistic notion
that Mr. Obama supports equality through socialism appears to be winning the
day. Equality does not equate with morality and Captain America's "truth
and justice". Even Catholicism (of which I am one) does lip service with
its leaders to morality and then turns around and supports socialism. Is it any
wonder that socialism as equality is winning the day with a perceived view that
capitalism is dead. True socialism just redistributes wealth. Mr. Romney
rightfully wants to create "capital" and resources. He has to do a
better job of selling his views to the religiously inclined as well as the
pseudo religous or Mr. Obama will take the middle ground of independents. In
most battles, weaknesses are exploited on the flanks. In this conflict, the
true "helmet and sword" interaction is in the middle and the more
quickly that Mr. Romney differentiates this the better.
An exercise in futility for the man who will never be President.Oh,
and please stop with the debt limit voting canard. That's cheap political
shots, and Romney and everyone else knows it.
If Romney loses in Michigan...that may be the end of his campaign. How does he
move beyond that?
Not much of a turn out. How come? Could it be we're waiting for somebody better
like Santorum. I don't particularly like Romney I think he's the white version
of Obama which leaves alot of doubt about he abilities to lead plus he's not
telling us much of what he would do.He's too busy throwing mud at his own party
than focusing on the real issue of getting Obama out.Also Romneycare is a sore
point with him about his ability to overturn that nightmare of a bill Obamacare
which is bad for all!
come on people, raising money is priority 1 in these campaigns. it doesn't
matter if he already has the money, you don't get it. for a campaign its all
about getting in the paper for the event, getting more money for more ads, etc.
Posters are ignorant when they write about Mitt and fundraising. Obama had the
money, too. The reason he did grass roots is because that was hit voting base
and who was naive and ignorant enough to eat up his "hope, hope, change,
change" garbage. by the way, I'm voting for Ron Paul, which is a vote for
principal. We will all move over to Mitt in the general though.
I'll be glad when this election is over and President Obama gets his second
term. I'm tired of seeing the Deseret News be the leader of the Mitt Romney Fan
' I would think the money could be better spent on lavish vacations instead of
spending on his American cause to re-establish America. At least he's not using
tax money for campaigns, golfing and vacations. Barry,-Inquire news Feb 18.
Mitt Romney's strongest credential was his "Turnaround" of the
Olympics.Â Â But even as he attacked Gingrich, accusing him
of taking more credit than he was due for his role as Speaker, Mitt has done the
same thing with the Olympics! And even while Mitt denounces others for earmarks,
he exploited earmarks himself!Â Â McCain himself observed,
"What the Olympic games, supposedly hosted and funded by Salt Lake City,
which began in corruption and bribery, has now turned into is an incredible
pork-barrel project for Salt Lake City and its environs. I do not understand how
we Republicans call ourselves conservatives and then treat the taxpayers dollars
in this fashion. This is terribly objectionable."Â Â Romney can't take on anything without distorting, flip flopping, and being
hypocritical!Â Â Mitt has excelled at attacking his
opponents in this campaign, but he is always guilty of the same things he
attacks others for!Â Â And the writing on the wall is clear:
Romney will never be able to attack Obama on his major weakness - Obamacare,
because Mitt did the same thing himself!Â
' I would think the money could be better spent to charity instead of spending
on his lost cause to gain the republican seat.' - mightymite | 10:46 p.m. Feb.
17, 2012 Agreed. Even Obama gave more to charity than
Mitt Romney: **Proportionally, President Barack Obama and Mormons
give the most By Tori Ackerman Deseret News 01/30/12 After all
the talk about Mitt Romney's taxes last week, the New York Times took a good
look at checkbooks and charitable giving of Romney, Newt Gingrich and President
Obama. There were some interesting comparisons. Proportionally, President
Obama gave the most to charity...' article
Mitt Romney assembled an amazing team to tackle the Olympic's. He and his team
took impossible finances and turned what was deep in the red to finishing in
the black and leaving a wonderful Olympic legacy to the State of Utah.Similar things, although it will be on a tremendously larger scale, has to
happen with the National budget or we will find ourselves as a nation in
bankruptcy. Mr. Romney is the only person out there now who can lead that kind
of a team.Just a question for those who hate anyone in the
Republican crowd. Why is it OK for President Obama to raise mega millions but
not Mr Romney? Why is it OK for Mr. Obama to use PAC money but not Republicans?
Why is it OK for the president to plan on spending one billion dollars on the
2012 campaign? I don't hear any democrat suggesting that he give that campaign
money to charity.
Does he not already have enough money, both his own and contributions? I would
think the money could be better spent to charity instead of spending on his lost
cause to gain the republican seat. Boy what a lack of vision among those who
blindly follow a losing candidate because of an "R" and and
'SALT LAKE CITY Mitt Romney began his campaign detour through Utah on Friday,
beginning his Olympic anniversary weekend at a $1,000-per-plate fundraising
dinner at the Little America hotel.' - article And...? I
thought Romney had friends. His, corporations...? *Mitt
Romney: Corporations are people...my friend - By Phillip Elliot - AP - Published
by DSNews 08/11/11 When, not a week before: **'Firm
dissolves after giving pro-Romney PAC $1 million' - By Ken Thomas - AP -
Published by DSNews - 08/04/11