Packed crowd piles in for a chance to see Mitt Romney blast Donald Trump

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  • Nunn24 Salt Lake City, UT
    March 13, 2016 3:12 p.m.

    Liberal On Planet Zion, above, said:

    "There you have it! Trump supporters in a nutshell."

    No, Liberal. Rather, Patriotic Americans in a nutshell_and a great many of them, across the country -- who are tired of witnessing a willful refusal on the part of corrupt, government leaders at all levels to enforce U.S. immigration law.

  • Liberal On Planet Zion SLC, UT
    March 4, 2016 1:26 p.m.

    "He's the only presidential candidate who can save this country," Willis said. "We are being invaded by illegal aliens...."

    There you have it! Trump supporters in a nutshell.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    March 3, 2016 9:03 p.m.

    8 hours and only 10 comments.

    It looks like DN readers have Mitt fatigue.

  • the REAL DEAL Sandy, UT
    March 3, 2016 4:33 p.m.

    I know it's been said before but I'll say it again. Trump is the best the republican party has to Offer? Wow!

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    March 3, 2016 3:33 p.m.

    "The crowd shot to its feet the moment Romney entered, greeting him with a rousing cheer and loudly applauding his punchiest lines."

    Some people are addicted to drugs - some people are addicted to booze - some people are addicted to fame.

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    March 3, 2016 3:30 p.m.

    I just read the transcript of Romney's speech. My guess is that it will be quoted during the General Election. It sounds like the Republican Establishment is disavowing Trump before he gets the nomination. That's going to make for a awkward convention.

  • HappyHeathen Puyallu, Wa.
    March 3, 2016 3:01 p.m.

    Mitt, Trump, Cruz or Rubio? Myself, none of the above, in these parts of the country we’ll stick to a winner and vote Hillary.

  • wrz Provo, UT
    March 3, 2016 3:00 p.m.

    Go home, Mitt, and stay out of politics. You're a loser. You just gave Hillary Clinton a leg up. If repubs lose the election it will be alot your fault. Neither Marco Rubio or Rafael Eduardo Cruz have what it takes to beat Hillary... unless she is indicted. And even if the FBI recommends indictment, her friend, Barack Hussein Obama will either tell Attorney General Loretta Lynch to ignore the recommendation or issue her a presidential pardon. Democrats have no qualms in voting for an unindicted felon. It's tough enough to beat the corrupt Democrat party but, especially if Republicans don't stick together.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    March 3, 2016 2:26 p.m.

    @ BYUalum, of course Romney "called out" Obama in 2012. His whole campaign was based on "Vote for me because I'm not Obama." A pretty weak argument. He failed to establish a vision forward, so the voters said no to Mitt. It's pretty much that simple.

    In the end, Utah will vote for Trump. My dad used to say that Utahns would vote for the Devil himself if he ran as a Republican. He was correct.

    Here's the deal. The United States is great. It has never stopped being great. We are better now, by far, than we were in 2008, when the U.S. was in two wars and the economy had gone into the worst recession since the Great Depression. I know it hurts to acknowledge it, but President Obama has done a great job. And I'm sure that future President Clinton will as well. It's either her or Trump. Do you really want Trump, Utah? Or will you go with successful, proven leadership?

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    March 3, 2016 2:03 p.m.

    The reason Trump has 120 more delegates than anyone else is that we no longer believe our politicians. And for good reason. Let's take immigration. For over TWO years now children have been coming across the border, are received and then disappear into the country. They are using a loophole in the law.
    But Cruz and Rubio and Citizen Mitt have not closed the loophole. Are we just supposed to act like bobble-heads and go along with it?
    Then here's the 700 miles of fence promised by G W Bush. We never got it. The politicians were counting lighting and service roads and pedestrian fences as miles of fence. We were thinking fence and the politicians were thinking "permanent tactical infrastructure."
    So, pardon us if we tire of the lies out of the mouths of politicians. Pardon us if we like a guy who isn't as smooth-talking as the people in Washington right now.
    Just maybe that's why he's winning.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    March 3, 2016 2:01 p.m.

    Romney was figuratively, and possibly literally, preaching to the choir. Besides, he was talking about trump. If you have to be told about his flaws, you either have something wrong with you, or you are one of his supporters and don't care anyway.
    Many here hang on the words and legend of mitt. But I hope it wasn't what you were waiting for before you made your mind up about trump.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    March 3, 2016 1:55 p.m.

    Usually when you schedule someone to speak it is someone that has won something or done something of substance. You normally don't pay much attention to a two time loser but that is what happened in Utah today. Yes here we have a two time loser -- Mitt Romney -- telling all of us how Trump is evil and dumb but Mitt and Karl Rove are the smart guys. Huh??? Who would you rather listen to speak about winning football Nick Saben of Alabama or The coach of perennial loser Colorado? If Mitt and Karl Rove were so darn smart why then did they lose to a president who was coming off an 0-12 season? This should have been a EASY win accept Mitt and his campaign staff turned a sure win into a loss somehow? Now we are supposed to give strict heed to the architect of losing politics. I don't think so.

    Go back to Deer Valley and work on your tan Mitt -- your opinion is meaningless and your motivation is disgustingly establishment GOP.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    March 3, 2016 1:13 p.m.

    I wish I could say this action/speech by Mitt would slow down the Republican enthusiasm that many have for Trump. Unfortunately, his opinion is not as well respected around the country as it is here in Utah. Americans generally feel if he had shown backbone in the last debates 4 years ago, they would not have negative opinions about him today. They wanted to see him as a fighter. Alas, he did not call BHO out in 2012, and so people will probably not be willing to listen to him now in 2016, even though his words ring true.

    Ted Cruz 2016!