Utah key to Mitt Romney strategy in battleground states

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  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 17, 2012 9:15 a.m.


    The corrupt violent irresponsible Occupy movement is embraced by the Democrats and I am supposed to worry about the Tea Party?

    All you have proven is how extreme and disingenuous the far-left is

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    Sept. 16, 2012 10:25 p.m.

    Mitt can be elected he just has to separate himself from the president.

    Were Mitt to say I can solve the federal deficit in 5 years he would be elected and president O would be speechless. Instead he says he can do it in 30 years, tell me who is excited about that?

    Were he and Paul Ryan to man up and take the budget head on they would not even need to count the votes, they would win by a landslide but the parties and the president are dictating the direction of the election.

    Were Mitt to say we can do with 4% less military for the next 3 years and in 2 years do away with the home owner tax deduction that would balance the budget. Instead he offers tokens to the seniors for their medicare and he pulls numbers out of the air about how many jobs he will create citing reports he knows nothing about.

    If he wants to win he can, if he wants to play politics he is out of his league and each time he talks foreign policy or jobs it shows.

  • Well Read SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Sept. 16, 2012 9:38 p.m.

    The republican are immoral. They were the party of NO ever since Obama took office. There is nothing they can say at this point that has ANY validity!

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Sept. 16, 2012 8:41 p.m.

    Paradise is not Eden. It is good to see the liberal California government hasn't forced everyone to be Democrat. California knows about the depths of debt and how they got there. It is just hard to get out of the trap as California has learned multiple times.

    President Obama certainly has the media on his side proposing everything the President wants as good. I hope people take a good look at what has happened and know that this President hasn't done anything that would bring unity and working together. This President knew what he was getting into before he took office and has blamed President Bush for everything this President should have corrected.

    Presidents Carter and Clinton should not be emulated for their policies of their terms. President Clinton has no integrity and President Carter's foreign policy was horrendous for the country and the world.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Sept. 16, 2012 8:09 p.m.

    Beverly - good for you. Your vote will make a huge difference. Enjoy $25 Trillion of federal debt at the end of Obama's next four years. That is exactly what this country needs.

  • Beverly Eden, UT
    Sept. 16, 2012 6:32 p.m.

    Why did the Republican convention ignore President Bush? Hiding from the past bad decisions is telling. I think President Clinton was immoral and President Carter was weak, but they both were respected enough by their party to be actively involved in the Democratic convention. The past mistakes of unregulated banks and Wall Street made during the Bush years is not a solution for the future. I voted for both President Bush senior and second President Bush twice, but fully recognize that his support of unregulated banking and unregulated Wall Street took middle class America into the poor house. The lack of cooperation between congress and the President has only increased my lack of confidence in the Republican Party. I first voted for Barry Goldwater and I have voted republican ever since, but this time I'm supporting President Obama and I hope the Tea Party gets out of the way.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Sept. 16, 2012 4:24 p.m.

    Governor Romney as a moderate needed to bring the GOP and the Tea Party supporters together with Paul Ryan as the VP candidate. The Tea Party members are basically in the GOP with an emphasis on basic government and United States of America Constitutional principles. The independents may have some problems with the Tea Party trying to be a national party with some of their various beliefs. However, independents also know they can't afford to have the current administration and Senate in charge of doing nothing but allowing our economy and government to spin out of control and do nothing constructive.

    The people were misled about hope and change from a man that said he had vast experience of community organizing (not leading) and legislative experience (not voting all the time) as a junior U.S. Senator from Illinois (Chicago). When he appointed his cabinet and czars to help him, that didn't lead to a good situation for the United States.

    Mitt Romney will lead with positive results. That doesn't mean that people won't have to cinch their belts and smile. We can't keep on with a lack of integrity in the government and spending

  • Beverly Eden, UT
    Sept. 16, 2012 9:30 a.m.

    Why are my comments not published? Is it because I don't agree with your positions. Is freedom of the press based on the fact that you own the press?

  • Beverly Eden, UT
    Sept. 16, 2012 7:52 a.m.

    Can you see the future? Romney will lose. You will get four more years of Obama followed by at least four years of Hillary Clinton - all because mainstream America is turned off by the Tea Party and other far right groups. The future for the Republican party is to find a good moderate position that will not turn off the majority of Americans. Being forced to follow the ultra right, by selecting Ryan and agreeing to a platform that is too far right for middle America, has doomed the Romney campaign. It is like having a crazy uncle who keeps embarrassing the family.

  • Hank Pym SLC, UT
    Sept. 16, 2012 12:25 a.m.

    @ ute alumni

    "first three comments are totally unintelligible."

    Says the poster from a non-existent municipality. FWIW; I'm not a cheerleader for Willard the insincere.

  • GK Willington SLC, UT
    Sept. 16, 2012 12:22 a.m.

    re: Midwest Mom

    You can sense the Borg mentality all the way from the Badger state? I'm impressed.

  • Midwest Mom Soldiers Grove, WI
    Sept. 15, 2012 11:12 p.m.

    "Utah is going to vote for Gov. Romney?"

    Utah is a single entity? Utah is only one voice, one conscience, one will?

    I think not. I hope not.

    "Now it is not common that the voice of the people desireth anything contrary to that which is right; but it is common for the lesser part of the people to desire that which is not right; therefore this shall ye observe and make it your law—to do your business by the voice of the people."
    (Mosiah 29:26)

  • E Sandy, UT
    Sept. 15, 2012 9:49 p.m.

    Utah Democrats have also engaged in a similar strategy. Last I heard, Obama supporters, knowing they won't carry Utah, were focusing their phone-bank efforts on Colorado.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Sept. 15, 2012 8:33 p.m.

    first three comments are totally unintelligible. sounds like the right group for the empty suit.

  • Hank Pym SLC, UT
    Sept. 15, 2012 6:29 p.m.

    Yet, another objective piece on Mitt in the DN. Oh, wait...

    The GOP took 5 of every 8 votes in the past 3 general elections. If Willard doesn't capture at least 3 of every 5 because of his "ties to the state" then I'll be very shocked.

  • Well Read SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Sept. 15, 2012 6:13 p.m.

    There is nothing Romney can do to win election as the President. I think he lost just as soon as he announced his choice for vice president. Just as McCain lost with his choice of a vice presidential candidate. A moderate vice presidential candidate would have done more to help Romney rather than the farrr right wing person he chose. Thee presidency will not be won by the farrr right. Romney's choice scares the voter4 who is not farrr right.

  • Mike in Cedar City Cedar City, Utah
    Sept. 15, 2012 5:44 p.m.

    I'm sure they're very well funded.