Mitt Romney to live in Utah — at least some of the time

But political experts doubt he'll be running for any state office

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  • jfreed27 Los Angeles, CA
    May 21, 2013 9:29 a.m.

    Yes, we are happy you are there, and NMBY.

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    May 21, 2013 8:26 a.m.

    Please, If Romney were President right now his business cronies would be fleecing America. Just like the last Republican administration. Mitt was on the record for ADDING 2 TRILLION to defense spending ON TOP of what the Department of Defense asked for. Mitt would not have cut spending. 2 TRILLION, are you kidding me?

  • IRS Agent PROVO, UT
    May 20, 2013 6:17 p.m.

    @ POPS

    We already have the government we deserve, and you're right, it isn't pleasant.

  • maclouie Falconer, NY
    May 19, 2013 6:34 a.m.

    airnaut: bitter and unhappy and dont understand the difference between tax evasion and tax avoidance.

  • truebluecougar Orem, Utah
    May 18, 2013 3:46 p.m.


    Are you proud of the scandal-ridden White House administration we have in place now? Wouldn't see that if Romney occupied the people's house.

  • BYU Track Star Los Angeles, CA
    May 17, 2013 4:49 p.m.

    Having Mitt and Ann up here in January and then having either of them rushed to the Hospital due to the Northern Utah's notorious Winter Inversion layer will shame the powers-that-be into getting off the dime to solve Utah's seasonal air quality problem. I'd also like to eventually sell my $ million plus cracker box house in SoCal and retire up there too.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 17, 2013 3:05 p.m.

    Iva Biggin
    Is his not being able to build his own house (and having to pay some to do it) supposed to be an insult to him?

    I don't understand what you're getting at.

    I didn't build my own house either... does that mean I'm sub-par or something?

  • A Guy With A Brain Enid, OK
    May 17, 2013 1:42 p.m.

    @ Furry1993, Ogden, UT - Jon Huntsman, Jr., would be ideal. Rational, intelligent, caring for everyone (not ust the affluent) mainstream, and good contacts with the people who can get things done. And, to appeal to the majority of people in Utah, a Republican.


    Jon Hunstman, Jr, unlike his father, lacks a spine and a moral compass. The 2012 campaign proved that: "Governor Huntsman, are you a Mormon?" Governor: "Uhhh......"

  • A Guy With A Brain Enid, OK
    May 17, 2013 11:53 a.m.

    Man, oh man, oh man! I wish our country would have been wise enough to have elected Mitt Romney as our President.

    How long, Lord, until you come and straighten out the mess created by foolish and evil people?....

    May 17, 2013 6:35 a.m.

    I'm glad to welcome the Romneys to Utah. They're wonderful people - I would love to have them as neighbors!

    I bet Mitt does know how to hold a hammer. Seriously, people, he's a regular guy who happens to have a large bank account. And by having others build his house, it increases employment and boosts the local economy. Would you prefer that he take his money somewhere else?

    A lot of people fail to recognize what a sacrifice it was for them to have Mitt run for the presidency, both financial and personal. They don't deserve the smearing and hate that was directed toward them (and which apparently will never end). Do you ever wonder why most decent people won't run for office? It should be obvious. Why would any decent person want to subject themselves and their loved ones to the lies and hate? If we don't change the tone of things, we're going to get the government we deserve and it isn't going to be pleasant.

  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    May 16, 2013 5:34 p.m.

    Does anyone truly care where they live? It is wonderful what he did with the Olymics but I would guess that most Utahns do not relate to them with the money they have, multiple homes, lifestyle, and circles they run in.

  • Harrison Lapahie Shiprock, NM
    May 16, 2013 4:55 p.m.

    Welcome back to Utah Mitt! You will love living there! The best citizens and the best university (BYU) resides there. Consider teaching at BYU. I am sure BYU would want you! Also consider using your political and leadership experience to continue helping the United States with their political problems. Don't get out of politics because of Obama. The United States of America needs you! It is hard, but you can do it. Don't give up on this!

  • Iva Biggin ramsey, MN
    May 16, 2013 4:49 p.m.

    Mitt Romney is building a house?! LOL You mean he is PAYING to have a house built. I doubt the man has any idea how to hold a hammer.

  • happy2bhere clearfield, UT
    May 16, 2013 4:43 p.m.

    With all the bad things happening in D.C. I guess Romney should be glad he didn't win. After all, the Obama people say they had nothing to do with any of it, so it should be obvious that Mitt would have had Benghazi, and the IRS scandle, and spying on the press, ect. All this stuff would have happened to President Romney just as they did to President Obama. Amazing how the person with the most responsiblity has so many dogs eating his homework. "....the White House dogs name should be changed to Checkers". (Dennis Miller).

  • Iva Biggin ramsey, MN
    May 16, 2013 4:29 p.m.

    Romney isn't building a new house. He is paying someone to do it. I doubt he knows what a hammer is for.

  • HS Fan Salt Lake City, UT
    May 16, 2013 3:56 p.m.

    Can't wait to we start hearing about the Mitt sightings and encounters. But, I bet only 53% of us get that opportunity.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 16, 2013 11:46 a.m.

    Irony Guy
    Your attempts to smear people with stuff you KNOW isn't true never ceases to amaze me. You must live your life in a world of political stereotypes (and really believe them).

    You say Mitt pays no taxes. Every person knows Mitt pays a huge amount in taxes. It may not be a high enough percentage for your likeing, but it's every cent our current tax law requires.

    His 2011 tax returns were made public. He paid $1,935,708 in income taxes. You call that paying no taxes? His effective tax rate was 14.1%. I agree that's very low. But it's hardly "no taxes".

    You may also be shocked to learn that Mitt donates a lot to charity... Mitt donated 29% of his income to charity in 2011 ($4 Million). Obama donated a miserly 1% of his income to charity from 2000-2007 (total $10,772). Your hero Joe Biden donated 0.3$ of his income to charity the 10 years leading up to the 2008 election.

    You can smear Mitt with your false statements (and I'm sure some nuts will believe you) but political stereotypes are not truth.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    May 16, 2013 10:57 a.m.

    Jon Huntsman, Jr. not just the affluent, LOL! He's not even on the radar for me. I would never vote for him. He is another Liberal RINO Republican. He turned against Utahns way of thinking before he even left the Governor's office. NO, no no to Jon, Jr.!

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    May 16, 2013 9:48 a.m.

    What in the world could possibly be wrong with living the multi million dollar Pacific Ocean view dream home in La Jolla?
    Romney let go of the very fine Deer Valley, Utah, mansion a while back.
    Rather a very financially comfortable vagabond family, it seems.

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    May 16, 2013 9:36 a.m.

    Great. Now he can pay no taxes in Utah.

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    May 16, 2013 9:11 a.m.

    Oh, Oh!
    My heart be still!

  • GK Willington Salt Lake City, UT
    May 16, 2013 8:50 a.m.

    We all know Willard is being coy when it comes to income taxes.

    There is probably is some balance when it comes to property taxes for all his palatial estates.

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    May 16, 2013 8:14 a.m.

    Mitt having a house in Utah is news?

    Earlier this week deficit was announced to be lowest since 2008.

    Greenspan says Mitt would have cost the country 25% more than the current president.

    Seems we are happy Mitt is in Utah.

  • milner Centerfield Sanpete, UT
    May 16, 2013 5:24 a.m.

    I guess it would be nice to have enough money to build a house any where you wanted any time you felt like it!

  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    May 16, 2013 5:20 a.m.

    @Nan BW 9:54 p.m. May 15, 2013

    For any of you who are glad Mitt is not at the White House, have you checked the news for things that are going on under the thumb of the White House occupant?


    Bad as President Obama is, and I have never had much use for him, Mitt would have been infinitely worse.

  • Janet Ontario, OR
    May 16, 2013 12:51 a.m.

    I'd be happy to have Mitt in Utah. He'd fit in, there'd be plenty of Utahns who'd be happy to have him there, and the DN obviously hangs on his every word and move. It would be a love fest.

  • Nan BW ELder, CO
    May 15, 2013 9:54 p.m.

    For any of you who are glad Mitt is not at the White House, have you checked the news for things that are going on under the thumb of the White House occupant?

  • Frankness TALLAHASSEE, FL
    May 15, 2013 7:25 p.m.


  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    May 15, 2013 6:26 p.m.


    "...Wow! Some people sure are bitter and unhappy...".

    see ute alumni; sg;

    You're welcome!

  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    May 15, 2013 6:24 p.m.

    @2 bits 6:14 p.m. May 15, 2013

    Jon Huntsman, Jr., would be ideal. Rational, intelligent, caring for everyone (not ust the affluent) mainstream, and good contacts with the people who can get things done. And, to appeal to the majority of people in Utah, a Republican.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 15, 2013 6:14 p.m.

    I doubt Mitt is positioning himself for Congress. All they do is talk, posture, argue and spend. Mitt is a leader, not a talker. He'd make a TERRIBLE Senator.

    Governors rarely transition to Congress. Same goes for successful business leaders. They're too used to leading to just go out and do the party's bidding and waste time talking endlessly.

    We do need to find somebody to replace Senator Hatch though... any ideas?

  • Wally West SLC, UT
    May 15, 2013 6:03 p.m.

    to Cats 4:43 p.m today...

    And some people are acting like a 12 yr old girl at a Boy band concert at this "news".

    Maybe we can get Dick H's spin on how this will positively impact byu football this season?

  • Gregorio Norco, CA
    May 15, 2013 5:00 p.m.

    Glad your back in the intermountain west. We appreciate all you, Ann and your family have done for our country. Thank you much.

  • Abinadis friend Boise, Idaho
    May 15, 2013 4:52 p.m.

    Dear Mitt,
    So glad you will be here near Zion. Wish you had won the election, America would be in much better condition. At least you would have made some much needed effort. Best wishes to you and your Family.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    May 15, 2013 4:43 p.m.

    Airnaut: Wow! Some people sure are bitter and unhappy.

    Welcome home, Mitt!

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    May 15, 2013 4:21 p.m.

    We love Mitt and Ann Romney. Welcome to Utah. We hope to see you at some of the stellar events here. We, also, wish you were on Pennsylvania Avenue. Whatever the reason for building a home here, welcome!

    Go Cougars!

  • airnaut Everett, 00
    May 15, 2013 4:11 p.m.

    Somewhere in Time, UT
    Dear Mitt:

    Welcome home. We're happy to have you.


    Mitt was born and raised in Michigan.
    And has lived in Massachucetts since 1975.

    He has only been a "resident" of Utah once in his life, 1999 - April 2000,
    and only did so to get a $54,000 tax break on his house in Park City, Utah by stating it as his "primary residence".

    And he STILL had to fight, deny and legally challenge that, since it disqualified him from running for Governor of Massachucetts in 2002.

    Utah, Home?
    Hardly - it's just another vacation house for tax evasion.
    Just like his house in [LaJolla] SanDiego, CA.

  • petuniababi ,
    May 15, 2013 4:10 p.m.

    Any where he lives is fine with me as long as it's not at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.Thank goodness!!

  • Barb Wire USA, UT
    May 15, 2013 3:38 p.m.

    Do everybody in Utah a favor and stay in Boston or New Hampshire or San Diego or wherever you live these days...he wouldn't have been any better in the White House than Obama.

  • sg newhall, CA
    May 15, 2013 2:56 p.m.

    It's good to have him back. I wish him nothing but the best. For the country it is unfortunate that he is not sitting in the White House rather than it's current occupier. Romney would have done much good than who we have now. Wish there was a push for a nationwide recount.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 15, 2013 2:40 p.m.

    Mitt's family pays buku taxes. So this is a good thing for the State or anybody with kids in Utah Schools.

    I can't see anything negative in his family moving back to Utah (even for a short time). But I'm sure somebody out there will find a way to spin it towards the negative.

  • Mister J Salt Lake City, UT
    May 15, 2013 2:31 p.m.

    I wonder did Stan (M) & Francine (A) Smith bring Roger, Hailey, Klaus, & Steve?

  • Grundle West Jordan, UT
    May 15, 2013 2:06 p.m.

    Maybe you would like to be Governor?

  • sergio Phoenix, AZ
    May 15, 2013 1:58 p.m.

    It looks like Mitt is positioning himself for a run at the senate.

  • ute alumni paradise, UT
    May 15, 2013 1:54 p.m.

    Utah is good, but I wish he was living at 1600 Pennsylvania Washington DC. Please don't give obama any ideas of moving here, unless it is in the next couple of years.

  • different view SANDY, UT
    May 15, 2013 1:44 p.m.

    Getting ready to take Orrin's job?

  • Star Bright Salt Lake City, Ut
    May 15, 2013 11:54 a.m.

    Me Too! I wish you had stayed here after the Olympics, but we're glad to have you now!

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    May 15, 2013 11:40 a.m.

    Dear Anne:

    Sorry I forget to welcome you, too. We're really happy to have you.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    May 15, 2013 11:34 a.m.

    Dear Mitt:

    Welcome home. We're happy to have you.