Mitt Romney and Barack Obama to meet for White House lunch Thursday

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  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    Dec. 1, 2012 8:31 a.m.

    To Claudio 10:19 a.m. Nov. 29, 2012


    Speak for yourself. I'm a Utah Mormon and I don't favor other Mormons simply because we go to the same church. That's a fast track to tyranny if I ever heard one... or becoming another lemming to a Jim Jones type.


    Well said. The same is true for me. I don't consider party, religion, etc., when deciding for whom I will vote.

    That's why nothing could have convinced me to vote for Romney. He was, by far, NOT the best man in the race (that as Huntsman, who didn't even make it through the early primaries because he was moderate and rational) and the country and its citizens would not have been well served by having Romney in the White House (unless they were mega-worthy, of course). Romney was a defective, deficient, dishonest, mendacious candidate.

    I ended up writing in Huntsman, because the two man candidate were not what I wanted (Obama was bad and Romney was even worse). I hope Huntsman runs in 2016 -- the country needs him, even if the far right fringe-dwelling Republicans don't recognize the fact.

  • Pack Layton, Utah
    Nov. 29, 2012 2:05 p.m.

    @ ImaUteFan, I hope this time around he actually gets started doing something.

  • Claudio Springville, Ut
    Nov. 29, 2012 10:19 a.m.


    Speak for yourself. I'm a Utah Mormon and I don't favor other Mormons simply because we go to the same church. That's a fast track to tyranny if I ever heard one... or becoming another lemming to a Jim Jones type.

  • ImaUteFan West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 29, 2012 10:12 a.m.

    Hey, Pack. I voted for Obama and I do not have a free phone. Nor did I ever want to have a free phone, free food, free handouts, etc.

    Not everyone who voted for Obama wanted a handout. Some of us simply thought he should continue to do the job he started 4 years ago.

    I think it's time to abandon the "free handout" argument as to why Romney lost. Time to move on.

  • MWilliams La Palma, CA
    Nov. 29, 2012 9:45 a.m.

    ......"Why do people in Utah even care about this? Mitt is not from Utah. What is the facination with Utahns and Romney?".....Well....Draper live in Utah....If you're Mormon...we generally do what the Mormon's do.... we favor our brothers, of similar thought...if from Utah or not!

  • Martin Blank Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 29, 2012 5:46 a.m.

    I sure hope Mitt's going to stand on principle and pay for his own lunch. You wouldn't want him to be taking some of that free stuff from the President, would you?

  • one day... South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 29, 2012 1:14 a.m.

    to patriot
    Cedar Hills, UT

    Do you really know what's the porcentage owning to China, I don't think so! less than 3% similar to Japan, but nobody speaks about Japan! Stop listening extreme political media.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Nov. 28, 2012 11:18 p.m.

    Timothy -
    Obama's victory at less than 51% of the total vote was no mandate so why do you continue to gloat?

    Are you defending Obama's bad behavior by pointing to other bad behavior?? What is your prediction on the Federal Debt four years from now? No matter what it is, you will still be blaming Bush, won't you.

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    Nov. 28, 2012 11:00 p.m.

    I hope all you unpatriotic people who say you will quit your jobs and divorce your spouses so you can live on welfare go on an do it. Live the dream lifestyle, scar your children, teach them that complaining and sitting on your rear end is the answer. Better yet, move to Canada or Australia (notice you never say a country that isn't majority caucasian) and feel the full effects of everyone being insured by healthcare.

    That way the rest of us grown ups can move the country forward, provide string defense of this country while taking care of the poor and sick without a lousy attitude about it.

    The Constitution itself was formed from a COMPROMISE, it is what adults do. That is how this inspired document was written to govern man, not a theocracy.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 28, 2012 10:24 p.m.

    The best man lost. The country lost. It will be interesting to see what BHO has up his sleeve. Whatever he does, it is in HIS best interest. Be careful, Mitt.

  • Aggielove Cache county, USA
    Nov. 28, 2012 10:18 p.m.

    It's called bringing in a man to fix the economy, cause the dude in there can't.
    Simple math here folks.

  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    Nov. 28, 2012 9:26 p.m.

    Maybe Obama wants to hear Romney's tax ideas.

    We'll just have to wait and see.

    Obama is not a bad guy. Despite what the haters say, he really has had the ideal of bridging the gap between the two parties. People ought to watch the PBS program on Romney and Obama. As soon as Obama was elected, Republicans were plotting his failure. The Republican Party, sore losers, is just full of nasty, mean people.

  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    Nov. 28, 2012 9:14 p.m.

    Really, Pack? You want to live on a welfare salary? I say, quit your job and have at it!

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    Nov. 28, 2012 9:06 p.m.

    Why are you Fiscal Hawks so concerned about spending and Love Mitt so much excused his 2 Trillion for military spending without batting an eye?

    Why do you Fiscal Hawks not call for repeal of GW Bush's Medicare Part D that will cost 8 trillion?

    Why do you Fiscal Hawks want to go into Libya and Syria so badly and think war and our military work for free?

    Why do you fiscal Hawks blame Obama for the 700 billion bank bailout over failed Bush policies?

    Why did I not hear you Fiscal Hawks complain about GW Bush's 2 stimulus packages?

    Why did you Fiscal Hawks not complain the dozens of times GW Bush raised the debt ceiling?

    Where were you Fiscal Hawks when GW Bush increased the size of the Federal Government and solidfied Executive Power?

    Where were you Fiscal Hawks for billions in unfunded mandates of homeland security, election reform, No Child Left Behind?

    Now all of a sudden you care? Those trillion run up by Reagan, Bush 1, Bush 2 were ok by you fiscal hawks?

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    Nov. 28, 2012 8:55 p.m.

    Reagan started the debt, H Bush piled on, GW then generated trillion in unfunded mandates including 8 Trillion for the life of Medicare part D and 2 unfinished wars. You Republicans think war is free and wanted to get into Libya and Syria. Very telling who the big spenders are. Why didn't you fiscal hawks speak up during GW Bush?

  • Pack Layton, Utah
    Nov. 28, 2012 8:29 p.m.

    @Mark B. I think you can get those pills with the new Obama care.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Nov. 28, 2012 8:18 p.m.


    Too late Bebyebe, China ALREADY owns us!! Barack sold us out over the last 4 years!! That 6 trillion in debt Barack charged to our credit card had to come from somewhere and that somewhere is China. Even your wonderful GM is building its cars in China now!! Love to hear what Barack's union fat cats think of that trend.

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    Nov. 28, 2012 8:13 p.m.

    The First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement Tuesday:

    We congratulate President Obama on winning a second term as President of the United States.

    After a long campaign, this is now a time for Americans to come together. It is a long tradition among Latter-day Saints to pray for our national leaders in our personal prayers and in our congregations. We invite Americans everywhere, whatever their political persuasion, to pray for the President, for his administration and the new Congress as they lead us through difficult and turbulent times. May our national leaders reflect the best in wisdom and judgment as they fulfill the great trust afforded to them by the American people.

    We also commend Governor Romney for engaging at the highest level of our democratic process, which, by its nature, demands so much of those who offer themselves for public service. We wish him and his family every success in their future endeavors.

  • David Centerville, UT
    Nov. 28, 2012 7:58 p.m.

    If a position were extended to Romney, it would be a difficult position to accept knowing that the direction the president is taking the country is the wrong way for a strong America and a strong future. Romney would also understand that any recommendations he would make would most likely be ignored by the president, just like the bipartisan debt commission that Obama formed. Recommendations were made but completely ignored.

    Unless Obama will lead and rework entitlement spending, our nation will continue towards fiscal destruction.

  • mightymite DRAPER, UT
    Nov. 28, 2012 7:44 p.m.

    Why do people in Utah even care about this? Mitt is not from Utah. What is the facination with Utahns and Romney?

  • Claudio Springville, Ut
    Nov. 28, 2012 7:28 p.m.

    Open Minded Mormon,

    While I applaud the sentiment of your post, you should know that Lincoln did not choose his VP running mate. It was not until after FDR's death that the presidential nominee had any real say over who the VP nominee was. And in the case of Andrew Johnson, he was chosen so as to placate the border states who were still threatening to leave the was a political move rather than one built on unity and reconciliation.

  • Bebyebe UUU, UT
    Nov. 28, 2012 5:05 p.m.

    Romney will propose to close the government and outsource it to China.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    Nov. 28, 2012 4:55 p.m.

    @79 ute
    what a refreshingly mature post, thank you

  • 79Ute Orange County, CA
    Nov. 28, 2012 4:02 p.m.

    I hope they find common cause in solving our nation's problems.

    Our problems, like the rain falling on the just and the unjust, have burdened people without regard to party affiliation. We can't suffer another four years of inaction on these problems. Like Bush 41 and Clinton working together on solving problems that affected people without regard to party affiliation (building a strong friendship in the process), it would be a blessing to the country for Obama and Romney to work together.

    Obama says he wants to work openly and transparently (and it's about time to start doing that), and Romney spent the campaign telling us how effectively he can work with Democrats, so lets see them do it and bring their parties along with them. They can each build a personal legacy of service to the nation. It might demonstrate that rather than voting for hardline Democrats or Republicans, we should vote for the best problem solvers who find solutions consistent with national values rather than party-dictated platforms that none of us, whether Republican or Democrat, can endorse completely.

    I don't like Hatch or Kennedy, but they showed how to cross the aisle for solutions.

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Nov. 28, 2012 3:52 p.m.

    Please tell us, Pack, where you can find bitterness pills so cheaply.

  • Pack Layton, Utah
    Nov. 28, 2012 3:14 p.m.

    This move is simply a way the President is trying to keep one of the promises made after being re-elected. This will be one of the few promises he keeps. Four more years of recession and gloom. I want to find out how I can get on federal welfare so I can at least feed my family with the free handouts that half the country is relying on, and a free phone too.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Nov. 28, 2012 2:01 p.m.

    Watch out Mitt. Hopefully Liver and a nice bottle of Chianti is not on the menu.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Nov. 28, 2012 12:53 p.m.

    I hope Barack isn't planning on having one of his kiss and make up beer summits.

  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    Nov. 28, 2012 12:27 p.m.

    Obama is no idiot. He understands that it is wise to keep your friends close, and your enemies closer!

    Get Romney in your cabinet, and you can keep an eye on him.

    We elected the right man for President!

  • Open Minded Mormon Everett, 00
    Nov. 28, 2012 11:58 a.m.

    That hasn't stopped speculation that the president could make a bipartisan gesture by appointing Romney to be Commerce secretary, Treasury secretary, or the first to fill a ‘business secretary’ post that Obama offhandedly suggested late in the campaign--


    And like another Ill. Sentor elected President, Abraham Lincoln selected a Democrat from the South of all places to be his VP running mate his 2nd term in office to heal the wounds and unify a torn nation...

    If Mitt Romney really and truely IS the business magicman he campaigned on -- Seving his Country in any capacity is the sign of a TRUE Patriot.

    Hate Radio aside...

  • Timothy Benton City, WA
    Nov. 28, 2012 11:29 a.m.

    No,Mitt did not come very close to winning the presidency...He was decisively beaten by a better opponent but still the defeated bang on about Mitts demise..Apparently some here do not even understand basic mathematics,much less quantum physics..I really doubt that Obama is going to offer Romney anything in the way of a public appointment as these men despise each other..I do think I can surmise what is going to be served,Humble Pie..As the Klingons say"Revenge is a dish best served Cold"..