Third-party Senate candidate slams Mitt Romney in new ad

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  • A Guy With A Brain Enid, OK
    Aug. 31, 2018 11:49 a.m.

    @ Thomas Jefferson - Cottonwood Heights, UT - Aug. 29, 2018 4:30 p.m. - "RiDal said:
    "The problem with modern political rhetoric is that one is labelled an "extremist" for advocating adherence to the Constitution 'extremely' accurately; while those with 'moderate disdain' for all traditional American cultural, moral, and ethical values call themselves "moderates"." The problem with modern political rhetoric is that uneducated people have decided that their ignorance on a subject is as good as an experts years of work/study. You pretend that you know what "advocating adherence to the Constitution 'extremely' accurately" is and ignore the people who actually went to the trouble of actually studying it."

    Question: How do you know that RiDal has not studied the Constitution for "years"?

    Quite frankly, what's needed to understand the Constitution is to A) read it closely (it doesn't take "years") and B) understand who wrote the Constitution (What were their values? What was important to them?, and why?)

  • Kevin A Murray, UT
    Aug. 30, 2018 9:28 a.m.

    He says he is the "only conservative Republican on the ballot" like that is a good thing. I tend to lean Republican, but that "conservative" label is often overused and misunderstood. I'll support a candidate who will listen to and represent all constituents in the district they represent -- even those with different views -- and who will propose and support practical solutions to our state's and nation's problems. We don't need idealogues who stubbornly insist that their views are the only ones worth considering and stand in the way of any meaningful progress.

  • 4601 Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 30, 2018 9:23 a.m.

    Tim Aalders would do well to tell us what he will do rather than telling us what someone else would do. Yes, Romney is a moderate, center-right candidate which is a far better choice than the far right or far left candidates on the ballot.

  • AC_68 Provo, UT
    Aug. 30, 2018 4:25 a.m.

    You know, when it's all said and done
    it's nice to know that we live
    in a country where
    anyone
    can run for political office.

  • Thomas Jefferson Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 29, 2018 4:30 p.m.

    RiDal said:

    "The problem with modern political rhetoric is that one is labelled an "extremist" for advocating adherence to the Constitution 'extremely' accurately; while those with 'moderate disdain' for all traditional American cultural, moral, and ethical values call themselves "moderates"."

    The problem with modern political rhetoric is that uneducated people have decided that their ignorance on a subject is as good as an experts years of work/study.

    You pretend that you know what "advocating adherence to the Constitution 'extremely' accurately" is and ignore the people who actually went to the trouble of actually studying it. You do the same with climatologists and every other group of experts who dont agree with your extremist interpretations.

  • RWOFVA RIVERTON, UT
    Aug. 29, 2018 3:01 p.m.

    This is the first time I've heard of Tim Aalders. Now when I pass over his name if I see it on a ballot I'll know who it is.

  • Superk Brigham City, UT
    Aug. 29, 2018 12:05 p.m.

    I'm agreeing with the commenters that say negative comments are actually hurting their chances or hurting whoever they are supporting simply because people are tired of the cynical politics they use.

  • RiDal Sandy, UT
    Aug. 29, 2018 10:46 a.m.

    The problem with modern political rhetoric is that one is labelled an "extremist" for advocating adherence to the Constitution 'extremely' accurately; while those with 'moderate disdain' for all traditional American cultural, moral, and ethical values call themselves "moderates".

  • Thomas Jefferson Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 29, 2018 9:53 a.m.

    Not a big Romney fan but the guy is so much better than any of the uber reich people who criticize him.

    We dont need more right wing (or left wing) extremists and we dont need any more trump sycophants.

  • A Guy With A Brain Enid, OK
    Aug. 29, 2018 9:03 a.m.

    @ BYUalum - South Jordan, UT - Aug. 29, 2018 7:38 a.m. - "I worry about Mitt Romney's true motives for going to D.C. He doesn't need money. It must be power."

    Yeah, it just "couldn't" be that Mitt actually wants to help Utah and the country....

    (rolling my eyes)

  • A Guy With A Brain Enid, OK
    Aug. 29, 2018 9:01 a.m.

    So let me get this straight: the guy who is slamming Romney for being inconsistent claims to be a Republican but also ran as an Independent?

    The he claimed to be "a real" Republican?

    Does. Not. Compute.

  • ConservativeCommonTater Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 29, 2018 8:27 a.m.

    I just love it when Republicans viciously attack each other. It's like a blood thirsty feeding frenzy. It's entertaining to watch to see who can be more Republican or more extreme than the other guy.

    That's what gave us Donald Trump. the extremist.

    Trump just said that if Republicans lose in Nov. that there would be violence. By whom? Republicans of course. Republicans and religions always use FEAR to control their members.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Aug. 29, 2018 7:38 a.m.

    I worry about Mitt Romney's true motives for going to D.C. He doesn't need money. It must be power. With John McCain gone now, I fear he will take the role of the antagonist headliner instead of one who seeks to unite. President Trump has openly endorsed Mitt. I hope Mitt doesn't betray him and Utah!

    God bless America! And, God bless our great President!

  • liberal larry Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 29, 2018 6:22 a.m.

    After 8 years of photos of, Obama, looking like a person of interest from the terrorist watch list, it looks like pictures of Romney are being plucked from GQ!

  • Diligent Dave Logan, UT
    Aug. 29, 2018 4:15 a.m.

    Well, Mitt Romney is indeed the Country Club Candidate. Preened, slick, and he has long sought some political position and prominence.

    It's good for someone to bring up reasons why Mitt Romney may be unsuitable as Utah's next senator. One is, that like Orrin Hatch, he is nominally a Utahn. He was raised in Michigan, and raised his family in Massachusetts. That's not bad—it's just not Utah.

    Likewise, Hatch was a Pennsylvania kid. His roots were no more in Utah than Philadelphia is. He sided with the rich and powerful, time after time. Ted Kennedy was his buddy.

    Senators can and should reach across the aisle. But, we need homegrown candidates who know Utah better. Someone rural Utah, say.

    Alas, Romney will be elected due to his wealth and name recognition. And so, plutocracy reigns supreme here soon.

    We should spend more time thinking about who we will elect to offices of such gravity, more than we might wring our hands over what to order from a restaurant menu for a single meal. Most of the time, I doubt we do.

  • BigLib Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 29, 2018 12:39 a.m.

    I welcome an alternative to Mitt Romney. I want a conservative candidate who will support the President, rather than one who will join the Democrats in trying to impeach the President.

  • tabuno Clearfield, UT
    Aug. 28, 2018 9:40 p.m.

    It's odd that since the Republicans held a primary, it seems that actual Republicans in this state actually support Romney. It would appear that Romney is actually the authentic Republican candidate based on the thousands of Utah Republicans who voted for him. To suggest otherwise would be to ignore all those Republicans who voted.

  • The Meliorist CA, 00
    Aug. 28, 2018 8:25 p.m.

    If this guy is a real Trump supporter, he is actually hurting Trump with his attack ad strategy.

    This may win him a few votes, but in the end it will drive people to choose between Mitt and Trump, and clearly Trump will be the loser in that battle.

  • bassoonlady OREM, UT
    Aug. 28, 2018 4:40 p.m.

    All I can say is, Good luck with that.

  • Mainly Me Werribee, 00
    Aug. 28, 2018 4:35 p.m.

    "No one can trust Mitt Romney. Is he the anti-gun, pro-choice, pro-amnesty liberal from Massachusetts or is he the so-called conservative who wants to impeach President (Donald) Trump."

    Based on the comments so far, it would seem that the truth hurts. Mitt is all of this and worse.

  • UTAttorney Salt Lake, UT
    Aug. 28, 2018 3:29 p.m.

    Please don't give him free media. If he has real ideas, go ahead. I will consider those. But 10 year old accusations that no longer ring even close to true? If I want those I will go to a family reunion. No thanks!

  • water rocket Magna, UT
    Aug. 28, 2018 2:53 p.m.

    I am always turned off by mud slinging candidates!

    If he is "the only true Republican" in this race, why isn't he running as a Republican? Oh wait, Mia Love beat him in 2014.

    Trash talking like this is meant to get the media attention, and he did get that, didn't he? Maybe in the future, the media will only post the things he says he would do to make things better? Of course, if he were elected (highly unlikely) he wouldn't have a chance in Washington to do anything without a major party affiliation.

  • mightyhunterhaha Layton, UT
    Aug. 28, 2018 2:29 p.m.

    What makes this person think he would even be considered for the Senate? We do not need extremists. We need someone level-headed.