Today is crucial for candidates on both sides
In 1976 the Republican Party made a big mistake by choosing Gerald Ford as its
candidate because of misplaced loyalty. That year Republicans rejected Ronald
Reagan who was to become our greatest president in History four years later. If
we choose a war hero and a wonderful man to run as our candidate this year we
will make a simular mistake. Of the Republican candidates, only Mitt Romney has
the ability to beat the Democrat Candidate be it Hillary or Obama. The results
of choosing the old "safe" Republican, John McCain or the newer "preacher"
candidate Mike Huckabee will be as big a disaster as when Gerald Ford was the
candidate and Jimmy Carter won the presidency. Carter, like Obama and Clinton
will do, raised taxes and went on a spending spree. WE REALLY DON'T NEED THAT
AGAIN! A vote for Mitt will be a vote for a brighter, safer, saner future for
"There is no way that our party would be successful in the fall if we put
forward a long-serving senator to stand up against Barack Obama's message of
change," Romney saidThese words can come back to haunt him if McCain
is the Republican nominee, and this clip is replayed in September/October.Why would the republican party want to play defense against the
Democrats rather than play to win on their own platform? This weakens the
republican party. Doesn't make it sound that they believe in their own message.
I it is time for Obama and Romney to run together, as president and vice
president. Their slogan could be "Two 'brothers' in the white
Indeed, Romney and Obama should run together. Their love affair for socialism
compliment each other.One is an inner-city liberal, and the other is
a New England liberal.Either way, neither one has any place in this
Republican Primary. Mitt Romney is a socialist like his father.Go
Well, LL, I had that thought myself (but perhaps for different reasons?) The
problem with that is... both of them want to be pres. Who's gonna be the VP?
And I'm not sure I like the slogan, 2 brothers in the White House??
Mitt, and his campaign tactics have turned me off. He should worry about McCain
today and not Obama. I am not so sure he would be a better President the Obama
or anyone else in the field.
LL may be on to something. Although I think his slogan is a bit racist. Obama
would be a great President. Maybe Mitt would be a good fit for V.P. However, I
think he would be a better as a cabinet member or maybe just a tag-along
adviser. Mitt for President? A disaster. His flips and flops would lose his
Republican supporters and his arrogance would put off Democrats. It's time for
Thompson to wake up and run a campaign.
What a scary thought!
Mitt would have had a chance had he not run as a republican following Bush, the
worst president in history. It will be a long time before I could possibly
support a repub, especially one who wants to continue torture and expand
I certainly hope Obama keeps doing well. Iowa was huge, and another win in New
Hampshire would hopefully give him a better standing for upcoming primaries. I
think an Obama-Edwards ticket would secure the White House for the Democrats.
What exactly does Obama want to change? Has he said? And has he said exactly
how he will change anything without a big time tax increase? You can change
right into an economic depression. This reminds me of Bob Bennett's first
campaign where the buzzword "change" was the theme, but he never said how he
would change anything other than by being "scrappy." Well, Bob not only hasn't
changeed anything, he hasn't been scrappy. Barak=Bob. QED.
I have been waiting to see some merchant in Utah run a contest for the day and
the time that Mitt dropped out of the race.Mitt isn't what we need for
Mitt Romney isn't just a joke, he is an idiot. I thought his debate performance
was weak, he acted better than the others, and he finally got the public mocking
that he deserves. Although I am voting for Hillary, it looks like Obama will
win. I am excited for the Obama White House. Regardless of who wins, as long as
it is NOT Mitt Romney, I will be happy.
Then it's off to war we go. Got to stop those evil people whose god is different
from ours. And, since Mitt belongs to the only true church, he will have a heck
of a time working with any American heathens who don't think like him. But hey,
like Bush, he can always pray and get the necessary revelation to cause havoc.
I think putting Obama as a shoe in is a bit premature. Once he has to start
answering the tough questions I think that Hillary will over take him. As much
as I think Mitt would make the best President, I don't think America will vote
for a LDS President....too much bigotry here. McCain may have the best chance
at beating the Democrat nominee.
Blake, by calling Mitt an idiot you just discredited any thought you have on the
oldman: Go to a Catholic mass and they have their profession of the Catholic
Church being the one and only true Church, Muslims the same. It is a construct
of the past, which is wheezing it's last breath, that position belongs to the
religious past. Gordon Hinckley has been moving the LDS away from this
position. All churches calling for the uplifting of the human spirit and
attempting to live a moral and clean life and purify their adherent to receive
the Christ Consciousness of God are rivers leading to the same ocean. These old
ossified professions of faith, will be dropped in time. Don't get hung up on
them. The bloody Muslim insistence of ideological superiority has been a world
lesson and will moderate religious dogmas.
Well Scott, I for sure think he is an idiot, regardless of if I voiced my
opinion. I promise, you can think Mitt Romney is an idiot and still have a valid
political outlook.To everyone else, I want to make sure that you all
know I don't think Mitt Romney is an idiot because of his LDS faith. :)
give me three reasons why he is an idiot!!! and three more resons why clinton
None of the Republican candidates hold a chance against Obama or any other
Democrat candidate, for that matter. Watching the debates on Saturday made that
clear as a bell. The Republicans were a bunch of whiny children with their
personal attacks and barbs. As if we care to watch that. We could turn on any of
the trash on TV to see that- we shouldn't have to put up with it in a debate of
our future leader. It will be a whole new ballgame in November and if Mitt is
still around, his childish tactics won't work against someone who won't sink to
Why is Mitt talking about Obama? He can't win the two states he poured millions
of dollars into. His candidacy is failed. If he would be himself instead of
flip flopping and trying to out christian the religious right... he'd at least
be seen as authentic which isn't something anyone is classify him as. Mitt's
problem is of his own making. When you try to prop up the worst president in
the past 50 years and you have no understanding of torture and you want to
create a committee of lawyers to advise you.... well you get the point.
The ABC party (Anyone But Clinton) would rather see Mr. Romney as Veep to
President Ron Paul.The best of both worlds.
Romney's no idiot but he's a lousy politician, for sure. And with his awkward
pitch to the right to woo the evangelicals in Iowa, he has lost any support he
might have had with the independents he would need in the general election. He
can never beat Obama....or Hillary, for that matter without support from the
middle which he'll never get.The social conservatives have destroyed
the Republican Party's chances by shredding the Reagan "Big Tent." Mitt bought
into their litmus test and is toast because of it.
Can anyone really picture McCain as the President. Obviosly, McCain has some
great qualities, but McCain is a fighter. Sometimes that's good, but his
attitude of "my way or the highway" just won't work as the President.
"Lionheart" is typical of some LDS who think they know everything about
Catholicism.The orginal Christian group is Catholic (meaning universal)
Catholics believe everybody who professes a belief in Christ whether they
sprinkle or dunk in baptism (or whatever), have rules and by-laws they have
manufactured, are part of one, holy, apostolic church and are welcome anytime
and are all are brothers and sisters in Christ. That is why the doors of
the churches are never locked to anyone. Their is no exclusive nature to uphold
- that is not Christ's teachings.A
I'm surprised that no one seems to realize the national implications that
Governor Leavitt's "early morning seminary" will have on a Romney candidacy if
he gets the republican nomination. It's chilling for people to imagine
even the possiblity of something like that occuring during a mormon
Change is becoming a Romney theme.I BROUGHT CHANGE TO COMPANY AFTER
COMPANY," Romney said during Saturdays debate. But here are examples of change,
Romney-style, that you wont find in the Deseret Morning News.According to The Boston Globe: In 1992, Romney's firm reaped $100
million while Romney-run Bain laid off workers and plunged Ampad into
bankruptcy. Romney is tied to Damon Corporation's $119 million fraud
fine. Romney reaped $473,000 from investment in Damon Corp. Drexel Burnham Lambert scandal haunted Romney's run for office.
I wish Mitt could stop stooping down with all the other mud slingers, and tell
us what he really wants for the country, and not a pre prepared politics as
usual speech to appease to the masses. He should be an example of integrity and
take the moral high ground. So if he does lose, he will be remembered for his
ideals and values, not for his whining and demeaning comments to the other
competitors. Commercials should only be allowed on TV or Radio if they are
stating their position, never should ads that attack other candidates be
allowed. This year should be the year that candidates break the politics as
usual and really do something good for our country.
Blakey....not true. Once you resort to personal attacks you lose credibility.
By calling Romney an idiot, you lose any intellectual credibility you may have
had otherwise. Everyone has a political outlook, some are more credible than
others. To see if yours is a credible outlook, read this post over again.
Romney is trying to buy the presidency with his free-spending ways.This
tactic would impress Utahns - but normal America is much wiser than that.
Any candidate running on a platform of "stay the course," or "let market forces
solve it" is going to lose, and lose badly. The depth and breadth of voter
discontent is enormous.Foreign policy? Health care?Public infrastructure?Economic policy?Environmental policy?In each of these areas, poll after poll shows that American voters don't
like where they see their government is taking them.
Mitt is the only Repub that could beat Obama. If Huckabee wins then the Reagan
coalition will falter because the Mormon contingency (there are Mormons outside
of Utah, you know) will remove themselves from the Repub fold. I for one would
vote Democrat, any Democrat, if Huckabee got the nod. I would stronlgy consider
voting Repub if Mitt is nominated. I would say that if it is anyone but Mitt
then we all need to practice saying President Obama (which would not be a bad
thing). As far as the comment about Obama and Romney being running
mates and socialists... sign me up. As for Obama/Edwards running
mates and a dream team... I told that to every Democratic pollster that called
during the run up to the Iowa caucus.
Thanks for that Bill Keshlear.Romney is a typical CEO looking after
himself, his major stockholders and pals, getting filthy rich by using an
aggressive downsizing policy.
If we strip away race, religion, and the "what I want to do," and focus on 1.
what each candidate has actually accomplished in the political arena, and 2.
what values each has demonstrated in their personal lives, the best presidential
candidate is much easier to identify.
Romney, like Bill Clinton, dodged service during Vietnam. None of his five sons
have served during the current conflict. John McCain would be a much stronger
Commander in Chief.
Not a single person has rebuffed or rebuked the poster "Robert" from 2:33 A.M.
for his statement that Ronald Reagan was "our greatest president in History"
[sic].I'm the only one who caught that hilarious statement?
It's OK if one can look past Iran-Contra and Voodoo Economics; the
horribly misguided "Just Say No" drug program and TRILLIONS of dollars of debt;
etc. etc. to claim that the Reagan presidency was a "good" one and not a "bad"
one. But greatest president in history? Really? Best ever? He was senile for
the last two years in office, for goodness' sake.
Mitt will stay in the race, no matter what happens today. He is hoping for a vp
nomination. Which is a pretty high achievement for a guy who has yet to show us
his soul. Plastic? He should be called "Visa"... Hillary weeps a little and
everyone feels it. We know where she is coming from. Obama can get teary-eyed
and talk about the past and how we have come so far, and it will sell like
hotcakes. McCain talks about war and torture and you just have to listen. Huck
mentions being good people and you know he feels it.But Mitt? Oh,
the Olympics in Utah. Sorry to say but most Americans do not feel empathy
there... or even an understanding of why we should care. Mitt needs to break
down, cry a little, moan a lot, and get real. Then the public will think they
know him, and could vote for him. A plastic autocrat, a business executive does
not get elected in a world filled with images, sounds, smells, and people in
need. He might have great credentials, but no one has seen his soul. And that
is why the people hesitate.
It's pretty easy to sit back and comment about someone else's statements and
ideas. All of you are like armchair quarterbacks; criticizing but can't play
ball yourselves to save your lives. The truth is that anyone of the candidates
could do a successful job in that office. Even with the resources and advisors
at their disposal, any one of them is going to make mistakes as well as have
some success. But you guys will keep on criticizing until the day you die;
because it's safe! You're not risking anything. At least these men and women
have the courage to put it out there. You may not agree with what they say, but
at least you should respect them for trying to make a difference. But you go
right ahead. Keep looking for faults. We've all got some.
One thing that makes Romney great is that he did NOT vote for Reagan in the
1980's; he has confessed to being an independent that decade. Clinton/Gore
raised taxes in the 90's and it ended up making people like Romney a lot of
money; the rich got richer in that decade and that is a matter of fact. We
can't always cut taxes and we can't always raise them (though we have always
raised them the last 200 years during war-to pay for it of course which is a big
part of war). I like Romney because he independent.
Reading this forum, I'm frightened at how little most posters know about the
candidates' positions, how frequently they misunderstand them, and how often
they consider a label as an answer.
So, Mitt is an outsider who will bring change to Washington, except that he
loves and approves of everything Bush has done except where Bush didn't go far
enough ("I'd double Guantanamo").Mitt must think we're dumb as a bag
Hatuletoh - I concur, the "Ronald Reagan was our greatest President" post was
bogus. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are two immediate examples of
America's finest President's. I have admiration for Roosevelt, as well. But I
hardly think Reagan was America's greatest President.
It is really to bad that the people in this country base a vote on a persons
religion. We are all God's children, and I find it refreshing to see someone who
is loyal to his wife, his family, and his God. Someone who is honest and tries
to do the right thing for the good of the whole rather then me me me. We should
vote for a person based on what they stand for and what they can bring to the
table rather than what church they attend.
Oleblu: Mitt makes the faith of my ancestors look sleazy with his casual use of
the truth and his acting like a used car salesman trying to off a lemon on you.
This from the guy whose father marched with King.
Whatever: Whats wrong with marching with King? The ignoring of the color of ones
skin and fighting for human rights and equality is what this country is suppose
to be all about! But I guess that will never be true for some!!
Mitt loses to McCain in NH tonight.TOAST! FINISHED! HANG EM UP
MITT.OK Mitt fans, tell me what state, other than Utah and Wyoming,
Romney will carry. HIs whole strategy was to win big in Iowa and NH. He lost
in both. Now what?
"Indeed, Romney and Obama should run together. Their love affair for socialism
compliment each other.One is an inner-city liberal, and the other is
a New England liberal.Either way, neither one has any place in this
Republican Primary. Mitt Romney is a socialist like his father."What's wrong with a little socialism?