Mitt Romney meets privately with President Obama at White House lunch

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Dec. 2, 2012 12:32 p.m.


    This is not about love, and hate.

    It's about saving the country.

    We can united to the words of Obama when he said:

    * deficit spending is irresponsible, and unpatriotic
    * we will cut the deficit in half
    * we must tighten our belts.
    * we're not a Christian nation
    * we didn't build that

    Hmm? Coming together doesn't mean giving a person a free ride. The Lord would expect us to speak out, rather then being blind sheep with silent mouths.

  • ignoramus Boise, ID
    Dec. 1, 2012 3:17 p.m.

    Mitt was right about 47%, and the gifts given to the electorate. So, now that we know the free lunch bunch is driving the truck, maybe we ought to look into our food storage and see what's in those number 10 cans and see if we can make them taste good enough to last us over the next year.

  • petuniababi ,
    Dec. 1, 2012 12:28 p.m.

    This was a very nice gesture on the president's part.Especially the way he was treated during the election and after also.Mitt Romney a good man? Everybody is entitled to his or her own opinion.

  • UteRB77 Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Dec. 1, 2012 3:12 a.m.

    Whoa! Jingles, you're quite the double edge sword, kind of a bipolar thing going on there buddy. You come out all “kumbayah” and quoting church authorities all warm and fuzzy, then BAM! All nasty and angry, and finger pointing. I won’t toy with your emotions. I'm frustrated about the direction this country is going. I rant about Obama and his thugs because they’re destroying this country by playing into the greed of the ignorant and down trodden with expectations that are false, irresponsible, and debilitating to the human spirit. He spreads lies for his own selfish interest to maintain power, he has compromised our constitutional rights, he arrogantly and blatantly snubs his thumb at the will of the American people, and has put America’s and Israel's national security at risk, and he intentionally allowed American lives to be sacrificed to obfuscate the truth about his failures in the middle east for the sake of his re-election. When he was first elected, my mother-in-law asked me if he was the "anti-Christ." I chuckled and thought it such an absurd question. Four years later it’s not so absurd.

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    Nov. 30, 2012 10:09 p.m.

    You can deny it but as a former Republican, I still get the emails where people pass their ugly remarks, rumors and untruths. I see your ugly remarks on Facebook and twitter when people think they are sharing it with like-minded people. It is stuff you would never dare say in public or on Sundays t the pulpit. You can deny it all you want but one thing is clear, yo all had no problems with Gw bush running up the tab and Romney wanting to add 2trillion abbé DOD budget but you are fiscal hawks about all the unfunded mandates left by GW Bush, his 2 unfinished wars, Medicaid part D and on and on. Why do you all of a sudden are now?

  • doingmybest upland, CA
    Nov. 30, 2012 4:27 p.m.

    Glad Romney was invited to meet with President Obama at the White House...He needs a good friend...the way the Republicans are treating Romney, maybe all of his supporters should reconsider their party membership...I can just see it now..."Utah comes to its senses and goes Blue and votes Democrat in 2016!"...

  • Waipahuboy WAIPAHU, HI
    Nov. 30, 2012 12:06 p.m.

    Disagree with the Mittster on this one....he should stay far, far away from the Beltway and from the fellow and his minions who repeatedly called Romney a liar (thief, felon, et al.) on the campaign trail/Pres. debates. MR looking desperate, agreeing to meet the incumbent over lunch @ the WH. The electorate just handed the country four more years of income redistribution, higher taxes, more entitlements, Middle East unrest, a downsized Armed Forces....Mitt should go back to Bain, rally the private sector, make others wealthy, and stick it to the President's advisers & economic plan.

    And agreed, Chaffetz should just keep quiet.

  • Mike in Sandy Sandy, UT
    Nov. 30, 2012 10:09 a.m.

    Seeing the video DOCUMENTED, sensitive people!of Romney slyly taking notes from his pocket (notes were NOT allowed) in the first debate, and then slipping them into his sleeve afterwards -ALSO on video--indisputable---I would have checked his pockets after the luncheon to see it he snagged the salt shaker...or some silverware....

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Nov. 30, 2012 9:12 a.m.

    Enough comments from Kirk Jowers, paid public employee at the University of Utah. How and why is a professor at a publically funded university be allowed to be cheerleader for a politican? He should be teaching politcs not preaching partisan rhetoric.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 30, 2012 9:06 a.m.

    We pray for people that are doing good and well. However, we also pray for people that aren't doing well and good at their jobs. We have plenty to pray for during these next 4 years as the vote over Israel's ability to operate as a nation and state was impeded by the countries in the United Nations. That was a statement about our status as a strong nation. We may have a position in the security council guaranteed, but the nations sure let us know what they believe about our nation. Our President has gone around the world stating and showing that our country is not a power any more and maybe should not have been by his comments.

    We don't want people to excell at what they do as that means their getting ahead is putting someone else behind. We are a nation of individuality and not everyone is in the military where there is no real individuality. We are a nation that cares about others and with the means we have in a free country and espouse education, business, work ethics and standards.

    We may keep hearing blame on President Bush and Congress.

  • Emajor Ogden, UT
    Nov. 30, 2012 8:51 a.m.

    "Mitt Romney is a good man, and would have been a saviour for our country"

    That's some scary religious/political hybridization you have going on there. And his post-election comments do not indicate a gracious loser. The country is better off without a financial speculator in the highest office.

  • mohokat Ogden, UT
    Nov. 30, 2012 8:46 a.m.

    White turkey chili. Obama did not use that for some class warfare ?

    @JohnJacob, Never!

  • Mike in Sandy Sandy, UT
    Nov. 30, 2012 8:36 a.m.

    Romney had a golden opportunity, in his concession speech, to stand up for the battered reputation of the GOP, and proclaim that he would spearhead the charge to get GOP to reach across the aisle and work with the dems.

    To help them NOT dismiss bills/proposals, etc out of hand--party first type stuff.

    He could have offered up some of the millions he has stashed for Sandy storm relief.

    He could have done or said SOMETHING which would have reflected well on the GOP, possibly assisting to strengthen the party, and pave the way for them in the next election.

    If he did that privately with the President, it would have less punch.

  • Emajor Ogden, UT
    Nov. 30, 2012 8:36 a.m.

    Ick, Chaffetz. Could you be any more fawning and slavish? Every time Mr. Chaffetz opens his mouth in the media, even if it doesn't involve a political stance, I like him less and less.

    And I couldn't care less what Romney does now. Anyone who legitimately loses the presidential election and blames it on handouts promised to minorities and the poor needs to just go away. Please go away, Mr. Romney, live like a king off of your dividends, and find some other way to build whatever personal legacy you feel you need to build for yourself. POTUS is not going to be the biggest feather in your cap. Maybe you can crusade for another worthy cause, like keeping your multimillion dollar annual dividend income taxed at less than 15% while simultaneously accusing low income working families that don't pay income taxes as moochers in the 47%.

  • Oatmeal Woods Cross, UT
    Nov. 30, 2012 8:24 a.m.

    RAcism? What is ute alumni talking about? And does he realize that alumni is plural?

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 30, 2012 8:14 a.m.

    Had the roles of the participants in the luncheon been reversed, this would have been a time for optimism and hope. Given the roles assigned to them by ignorant voters, it is instead a time for fear, despair, and prayer.

    May God protect, defend and preserve the United States of America. We know that Obama will not.

    Mitt Romney is a good man, and would have been a saviour for our country. He will be gracious as a loser, and do what he can to help.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Nov. 30, 2012 7:08 a.m.

    racists? is that the best the guy in Beverly Hills can do? when all else fails play the race card

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    Nov. 30, 2012 4:50 a.m.

    Farmington, UT
    Thanks for the lecture."

    Thanks but I like to think of statements and talks at Conference by The LDS Church First Presidency as inspired guidance from God, not a lecture. Maybe if people practiced what they talk about at Conference then we wouldn't see so many so many ugly remarks on social media regarding politics.

    "The Savior taught us to love even our enemies (see Matthew 5:44). This is especially true when we disagree. The moral basis of civility is the Golden Rule. It is taught in most religions and particularly by the Savior. “And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise” (Luke 6:31). Our faith requires that we treat our neighbors with respect." ELDER QUENTIN L. COOK, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

    John 13: 34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
    35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have alove one to another.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Nov. 29, 2012 10:32 p.m.


    Thanks for the lecture.

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    Nov. 29, 2012 7:44 p.m.

    For all you ranting on and on about Obama, take the advice Republicans dished out after GW Bush got over on Gore, "Get over it", chill out and make the country a better place instead of complaining. If that is insufficient, follow the advice of the LDS Church First Presidency:

    "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."