Did not think I would be doing this...I will vote for Trump if I have that
opportunity and I think a lot of Democrats will too.I read all of Ben
Carson's books and was happy to see him in the race, when he dropped out
the only one I could consider is Trump so I went online and ordered 3 of hiss
books, now reading "Think llike a Champion" written in 2009. Except for
the First chapter that shows that even he was fooled by Obama's intentions
and abilities, it is a great read, very short chapters 2-4 pages the theme of
well known quotes of famous writers. 173 chapters in 194 pages. I will keep it
for reference in teaching others.The others are experienced in the payoff
schemes of our present system. Shocking how much money is appropriated to
research, just read about the millions that were in the pot to check out
pistols. No wonder so many run for offices, we need a clean up and I believe
that Donald Trump do the job of a businessman not a politician.
LiaBO has been an excellent president? really? race relations worse than
before he took office, labor participation rate at an all-time low, political
divisiveness at an all time high, world MUCH more dangerous, slowest recovery in
history, highest deficits ever.stocks up - yeah, he has chased
corporations overseas where there are lower wages, lower environmental controls,
and more reasonable corporate tax rates, so of course stocks are up.unemployment down thanks to actions by Paulson and the Fed, but real wages
have not yet recovered, and people are working longer at more jobs for less
money. and as I already said, the participation rate is the lowest ever
recorded.dems are kidding themselves when they say BO has even been
good. worst POTUS in history, and considering carter, that's saying
Welcome Madam President Clinton!And because the GOP is in flames right
now, it will be at LEAST 8 years until they right their sinking ship.Barack Obama is and has been an excellent president, and that will continue
under Hillary's watch.Stocks up, unemployment down, lots of
Bush's ungodly disastrous mess cleaned up.Republicans are kidding
themselves when they say Obama has been a disaster....it was Bush that nearly
ran us into Hades.
Hey Utahns, as for Donald Trump...wake up and smell the Postum!
Cruz has virtually NO chance of winning the presidency. Why not back a
candidate who might actually win.?? For a change. All backing Cruz will do
is make the democrats chances stronger.
Grumpy GrandpaYour globalist plan is working real well. 45 million
Americans on food stamps and 19 trillion in debt. Keep the status quo, right!
How about we bring back the jobs to the U.S.?
So on one side we have a socialist and a woman who really should be in prison
and on the other we have a guy who goes through bankruptcies faster than he does
mistresses, the least likable man in America, and a guy who has no chance of
winning. What a sad day where these are the population's only choices.
byugraduate--What???Manufacturing jobs aren't coming back to
the US. If you believe in free markets, even mixed market economies
manufacturing jobs aren't coming back, won't come back, and can't
come back. The laws of economics and the reality of labor costs dictate this.
Stop listening to the lies of Trump and other politicians. Reality
is that we are continuing to deindustrialize and are in a Tertiary economy based
on service industry jobs and beginning a Quaternary economy based on knowledge
and skill. These are going to go through rapid change in the next few years
with robotics, technology, and artificial intelligence. The world of work and
employment is and will be radically changing.
@ksampowI think your comment is generally correct, but the red-meat,
angry, anti-establishment base of the Republican party (who dominate the
primaries and caucuses) aren't interested in a relatively clean candidate
who has executive branch experience; they want either Donald "Denny
Crane" Trump or Rafael Edward "Scorched-Earth" Cruz, and
unfortunately (for the GOP), the general electorate (who dominate the November
elections) aren't likely to be interested in a bellicose loose cannon or an
ideological zealot bent on committing economic hari-kari. Consequently, the
odds are pretty good that the next occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue will be
another Democrat (which works for me, but probably not so much for the general
reader base of the Deseret News).
Trump will bring jobs back to America. The other candidates will bring illegals
in to replace you at work. Tough decision.
Kasich is the only candidate with virtually no "mud" on him in this
election because he is the one who took the high road, refusing to engage in the
mud-slinging. He is also the only one with real leadership experience in
government (and success in governing), and the only one who can appeal to a
broad enough segment of the electorate to keep Hillary from winning.
LiaBO, harry and nancy have made the USA a mess, an embarrassment.
The GOP is a mess...an embarrassment-
Why isn't Romney putting in this time and money into stopping Hillary?That's precisely what he's doing. He doesn't think Trump
can beat her. He thinks Cruz can. The first step to stopping Hillary is to get a
candidate you think can win.
Why isn't Romney putting this kind of time and energy into stopping
Donald Trump? Rafael Cruz?Ya, I can see why Hillary Clinton or
Bernie Sanders could win the GOP...
If you value honesty and trustworthiness Cruz should not be your choice. Cruz
lied about Carson dropping out in Iowa, he sent out phony mailers in Iowa that
were designed to make it look like they came from the Iowa Secretary of State
and designed to lead people to vote for Cruz. He lied about his position on
Renewable Fuels in Iowa, space limits prevent me from going on about this. If
you want someone to fix the economy, Cruz should be your last choice. He knows
nothing about business, nothing about economics, has no plan other than his
disastrous tax plan, has no clue on how to stop our enormous trade deficits, has
no clue on how to stop jobs and businesses from leaving the country, no clue on
how to create economic growth or jobs. He is just another slick politician
angling for higher office. If you want someone who knows how to work with others
to get things done, again Cruz should be your last choice. He gets along with
virtually no one in Washington, has accomplished nothing there, is strongly
disliked by almost all of the Republican Senators he works with. Don't
lose with Cruz.
So the question is, "who is the lesser evil of all the candidates?" My
25 cents for the jukebox? They are all the same. "Action speaks louder than
words" which is something that would always be amiss with the Politicians.
They speak the language and pretend to walk the walk to look good in the eyes of
the voters during campaign time, but once they step through the doors of their
offices, "it's the same old song" all over again. The middle class
and the U.S Constitution are always used as pawns to get the votes but that will
always remained the same old rhetoric in "forever in blue jeans."
Politics would remained "dirty business" "forever and ever Amen"
and we will keep on voting because it is our "civic duty." Good luck to
us all and God Speed.
On October 22, 1967, John McCain was flying a mission over Vietnam when he was
shot down and taken captive. His father was a high ranking naval officer and
only eight months into John's captivity, and after enduring brutal torture
in the Hanoi Hilton, they offered him release from prison. He refused the early
release because of solidarity with his men. His decision caused him to endure
FIVE more years of captivity and regular torture. This is the man
that Donald Trump has publicly ridiculed and called into question what he
suffered for his country. What was Mr. Trump doing during that same period of
time? His own words convict him, if people are willing to hear what he says and
also do research into what he has specifically bragged about doing during the
Vietnam years. While I still haven't made up my mind about how
I will vote tomorrow, I have a good idea, and I will choose a good person who,
instead of insulting everyone, will at least listen to differing points of view
and try to be presidential. For me, that person isn't Donald Trump.
The thing to remember is that virtually all polls end up being seriously
unreliable and they are likely bought off like everything else in politics.
Seeing Trump lose is a pipe dream of money folks and those who complain of
politics strangle hold on the country but have no nads. Trump will win big in
Utah and everywhere else unless of course there is blatant voter fraud like last
time. The biggest concern in the election is if Hillery will be allowed to take
the oath of office from the pen or Bernie from the Kremlin! Lets watch tho oath
of office from the new Trump Tower.
Patriot - Here's are little food for thought for you. So far in the
Republican primaries Trump has received 7.5 million votes. !2.5 million in the
primaries have voted against him. So you can see that Trump even if he gets the
nomination has already lost considerable support from within the Republican
party. I'm not talking about the establishment, I'm talking regular
people here. Polls have indicated that approximately 25% of Republican voters
in the primary will not vote for Trump in the general election. Those are
nationwide polling statistics. That's why polls show him losing to both
Bernie and Hillary.My point is that cross over democrats and
independents are not going to be enough when Trump has lost so much of the base
already. And you know what its his own fault. For being a condescending,
narcissistic, disrespectful bully. I find Trump to be very, very offensive.
Here's one Republican who will never vote for him.BTW - Please
give Romney a rest. We get it that you don't like him. He's not
running this election.
Hey Trey J -"Republicans best hope to win in November is for
Kasich to win several states down the stretch run and then be the nominee in a
contested convention."Shhhhh . . . You don't have to tell
everybody, do you?Hillary deserves an easy, basically uncontested,
If you have spent any time watching the republican debates and watching speeches
given by the Don, I do not know how you can support Trump and hate on Romney.
Mitt did a difficult but great service by pointing out the elephant in the room.
Trump is a great reality entertainer, presidential he never will
be. Trump will never get my vote and polls show that he will lose Utah and will
lose against Hilary in a landslide.
re:Trey Jyou are 100% correct about Cruz and the north east in the
general election. There is no way Cruz wins Ohio or Michigan or Pennsylvania
because people there will never go that far right. Cruz is a "scorched
earth" conservative and we have never had that kind of leader. Reagan was a
"common sense" conservative with a healthy dose of "Reagan
Democrats". Now having said that if my guy (Trump) loses I will certainly
vote for Cruz in the general but unlike Trump who DOES have cross-over Democrats
and Indepdents in his camp Cruz is going to have to shift his strategy to
somehow be less polarizing to the masses. Common sense.
here is something new to chew on for Cruz disciples. Ted has proudly branded
himself as the Washington "outsider" for the past year. His head cheer
leader Glen Beck will tell you all about how Ted has been the ONLY outsider in
the entire field. Well folks that nonsense all got exposed over the past two
weeks when Mitt Romney and Lindsey Graham threw in with Ted lock stock and
barrel. You even hear old Mitt on the radio now telling us all that the only
conservative is his man Ted. Yes this is the same Mitt Romney that tried ever so
hard 4 years ago to convince GOP voters that he was actually a conservative
...but over 2 million didn't buy that nonsense and stayed home in 2012.
They saw Mitt as the once "pro-choice" governor and first implementer of
government health care. Recall that same Mitt Romney that proudly took Donald
Trumps money then gave such an inspiring speech telling us all what a wonderful
business LEADER Trump was. Now Mitt seems to think we all forgot that
endorsement. Bottom line -- Romney is a FRAUD and Cruz is very uncomfortable
with his new freinds.
Kasich is a much better choice the Cruz. Cruz has no shot at winning a general
election looking at the Electoral Map because he has no chance at winning back
any swing state from the democrats. The swing states are already slightly
majority in democrat voters so for any Republican to carry a swing state they
need to win heavily among independents and moderate democrats. Neither of those
groups will even consider Cruz. They will however consider Kasich. Republicans
best hope to win in November is for Kasich to win several states down the
stretch run and then be the nominee in a contested convention.