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Dan Quayle endorses Mitt Romney, while Time is given for a Parade of Romney stories

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  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 6, 2011 9:40 a.m.

    "He has proven over and over again that he is a leader," Quayle wrote.' - Article

    I, disagree.

    And before people claim I 'hate' Romney because of his faith...

    let's look at his choices.

    *'Mitt Romney steers clear of Ohio health, union issues' - By Dan Sewell - AP - Published by DSNews - 10/25/11

    *'Mitt Romney reverses himself, supports anti-union law' - By Philip Elliott - AP - Published by DSNews - 10/26/11

    'FAIRFAX, Va. A day after he refused to endorse an Ohio ballot measure that limits public employee union rights, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he is "110 percent" behind the effort.'

    Another example:

    *'Mitt Romney pledges opposition to gay marriage' - CBS News - 08/04/11

    Then:

    'It's also notable because Romney was not always such a strong opponent of gay rights. In 1994, he sent a letter to a gay Republican group saying he would be a stronger advocate for gay rights...' - Same Article

    Leadership means making the tough choices.

    Not making the tough choices...

    and then going back on those decisions.

  • Vince the boonies, mexico
    Dec. 6, 2011 9:41 a.m.

    Quayle endorsement? Someone that unqualified for anything is like recieving a sentence not an endorsement. Wow!

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 6, 2011 9:41 a.m.

    Also, let's look at some claims:

    Like job 'creation.'

    Mitt Romney on Job creation:
    From 2003-2007 job growth....0.9%.
    In rankings with the rest of the country...MA was 47th in Job creation when Mitt Romney was there.

    *'Mitt Romney as job creator clashes with Bain record of job cuts' - By Lisa Lerer, Bloomberg News - Published by DSNews - 07/20/11

    'Employees who lost jobs at Bain-controlled companies more than a decade ago say they still hold Romney responsible.
    "I would not vote for him for anything," said Phyllis Detro, 68, who lost her job...'

    *'Let Detroit Go Bankrupt' - By Mitt Romney - NY Times - 11/18/08

    Estimated job losses?

    *'How Many Jobs Depend on the Big Three?' - By CATHERINE RAMPELL - NY Times - 11/17/08

    'In both cases, there would be major short-term shocks to employment; depending on which scenario you use, a contraction of the Detroit Three would result in direct and indirect job losses of 2.5 million to 3 million in 2009.'

    3 million American jobs...

    lost.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 6, 2011 9:44 a.m.

    'He (Romney) is strong on national defense and has a deep love of the principles that make America great." - Article

    I can see national defense...

    *'GOP contenders argue on Iran' - By Kasie Hunt - AP - Published by DSNews - 11/12/11

    "If we re-elect Barack Obama, Iran will have a nuclear weapon. And if you elect Mitt Romney, Iran will not have a nuclear weapon," vowed the former Massachusetts governor.'

    Because, that worked so WELL last time...

    "The Iraqi regime . . . possesses and produces chemical and biological weapons. It is seeking nuclear weapons.' - George W. Bush - Ohio Speech 10/7/2002

    *'US gives up search for Iraq WMD' - BBC News - 01/12/05

    'Mr Duelfer reported last year that Iraq had no stockpiles of chemical or biological weapons at the time of the US-led invasion nearly two years ago.'

    Result?

    *'U.S. Military deaths in Iraq war at 4,485 - AP - Published by the DSNews - 11/22/2011

    I do NOT support yet ANOTHER war that can cost America $3 TRILLION tax dollars and...

    over 4,000 American lives.

    Based on the fiction of 'WMD's'

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 6, 2011 9:47 a.m.

    '...and (Romney) has a deep love of the principles that make America great." - Article

    Oh...

    *'Romney campaign battles Dems, Press over issue of transparency' - By Barrett Haake - NBC News - 11/17/11

    'There it was this morning, on the front page of the Boston Globe, a headline no campaign ever wants to read: Before leaving office, Romney staff wiped records.'

    *'First Romney TV ad blasts Obama' - By Mercedes White, Deseret News - 11/22/11

    'It appears that in that instance, Obama was quoting an aide to then-2008 opponent Sen. John McCain (sic) That might be beside the point though because...'

    I don't know about that.

    *'Mitt Romney raises $18.25 million, but Republicans worry it might not be enough' - By Jamshid Ghazi Askar - DSNews - 07/07/11

    *Firm dissolves after giving pro-Romney PAC $1 million' - By Ken Thomas - AP - Published by DSNews - 08/04/11

    7 days later....

    *Mitt Romney: Corporations are people...my friend - By Phillip Elliot - AP - Published by DSNews 08/11/11

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    Dec. 6, 2011 10:02 a.m.

    As the Parade moves through the towns, one of Mitt"s favorite stories has to be how he erased any record of his Massachusetts governorship from all the computers.
    These proven facts are again coming to the forefront.
    How does one research the way Romney ran the government when he has taken the computer hard drives home with him?
    How can voters learn how Romney governs if he is wary(and annoyed) of giving interviews, or sharing his history in Massachusetts government? What is he afraid of sharing with the citizens of our country? Why does he get so "testy" when asked questions during an interview?
    A scary individual running for the President of the United States!

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    Dec. 6, 2011 10:34 a.m.

    I told you I would tell you the truth's DN, I didn't say you would like them.

    HERE WE GO AGAIN with another "DNews Parade of Romney stories", for their icon "poster boy". All because, (one that came back from the dead), Former U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle endorsed Mitt Romney. I guess Quayle did that because of the OWS groups and Russia's 'Arab Spring'? Clashes break out in Moscow, and he thinks they'll riot soon here to. DAN QUAYLE DESERVES POINTS for audacity only. In modern America taking on a popular TV character, even a fictional one, is politically more precarious than taking a clear stand on a substantive campaign issue. And yet the Vice President dared to argue last week in a San Francisco speech that the Los Angeles riots were caused in part by a "poverty of values" that included the acceptance of unwed motherhood, as celebrated in popular culture by the CBS comedy series Murphy Brown. The title character, a divorced news anchorwoman, got pregnant and chose to have the baby alone without a father. It's all about "Family Values".

    Back in 2008 Romney was afraid of sharing with the citizens of our country.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    Dec. 6, 2011 10:34 a.m.

    The record sweep was completely legal. I don't see why internal communications should all have to be subject to public scrutiny. It's getting so that elected officials and their aides are afraid to even communicate with each other.

    Also, as one who has spent a lot of time in Washington, I would strongly state that Dan Quayle has been very unfairly attacked and characterized as less than. It is totally unfair and totally untrue. Even Ted Kennedy came out and defended Quayle and stated how unfair it was. Dan Quayle is actually a very smart guy and it is really unfortunate the way he has been treated.

  • FDRfan safety dictates, ID
    Dec. 6, 2011 10:43 a.m.

    Romney has been a closet conservative for most of his political life."
    I just don't get why some view this as such a badge of honor. What are the differences between progressives and conservatives? Child labor? Labor conditions? Environment? FDA? Social Security? FHA? The list can go on and on. These are from progressive ideas won begrudgingly from conservatives. Laissez faire and caveat emptor are conservative ideas. The move away from these are liberal ideas. Exploiting the weak and ignorant and profit above all else are conservative ideas. Proudly call your self a conservative if you want but I just don't get it.

  • Hawkeye79 Iowa City, IA
    Dec. 6, 2011 11:29 a.m.

    Hi Pagan,

    There you are again with your copy/pastes as usual.

    By complaining about a candidate because he opposed the automaker bailouts, is it now safe to say that you are a firm supporter of corporate bailouts?

    Amazing isn't it? Policies that help corporations can also benefit people. I'm glad you recognize this fact.

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    Dec. 6, 2011 11:35 a.m.

    Quayle endorses Romney? Now there's a kiss of death.

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    Dec. 6, 2011 12:20 p.m.

    Aaaaah yes, Dan Quayle and Mitt Romney again in another DNews Parade of Romney stories about "Family Values". I just read a story about a "Atheist display: Skeleton Santa nailed to a cross." Seeing Santa is not God, Jesus Christ or the Holy Ghost, it don't really matter what a Atheist would do. The skeleton in a Santa suit didn't survive for long outside the Loudoun County courthouse lawn, but it generated plenty of controversy in Leesburg, Va. The skeleton was nailed to a cross by a mother and son associated with an atheist group, one of the nine approved displays for the Christmas season. But the macabre Kris Kringle was not standing for long. Someone tore the skeleton down, sparking a debate about free speech. The display was discussed at a Loudoun County Board of Supervisors meeting, where it was labeled "provocative" and "obscene." In the meeting, some suggested a complete ban of public displays in front of the courthouse. So if there is (from this act) a complete ban of public displays in front of the courthouse, will they remember to always keep Christ in Christmas?. After all he's a good man.

    Quayle President, Romney veep?.

  • Vanka Provo, UT
    Dec. 6, 2011 12:21 p.m.

    Very appropriate that Quayle should endorse Mitt.

    Mitt is like Dan Quayle, who is a closet Christian Dominionist, and thinks this nation should be governed by Christians using Christian principles.

    Mitt Romney's wife alluded to a similar sentiment when she told Mitt: "...that I [Mitt] have a responsibility to serve...[a] sense of duty".

    That is my concern: that she and Mitt believe they are "called of god" (so to speak) and have a "duty to god" to lead this country in a way "approved by god".

  • Furry1993 Clearfield, UT
    Dec. 6, 2011 12:30 p.m.

    Parade Magazine did its best to whitewash Romney. I didn't see anything there about how he harmed the workers of companies taken over by Bain Capital so Romney and its rich investors could further enrichen themselves or how he changes his opinion to match the opinions of anyone to whom he is speaking or his statement that the auto industry should go bankrupt (bye bye jobs) or how he claims to be a job-creator when in fact he is nothing more than a job-destroyer or the myriad other things that show he is absolutely not worthy to be president. How about some BALANCED reporting, Parade??!!

  • williary Kearns, UT
    Dec. 6, 2011 12:31 p.m.

    Sorry Mr. Quayle, the only thing Mitt Romney has proven he can turn around are his stances on important issues.

    Hunstman has ran some ads recently doing a terrific job of trying to figure out which Mitt Romney you'll see today.

    The guy flip flops more than John Kerry.

    And then he flat out lies about changing positions.

    At least be a "leader" as you wish to be as President, and give voters reasons why you have changed positions on Abortion, Climate Control, Auto Bailouts, Stimulous, Health Care, etc.

    Mitt has swung back and forth from one end of the spectrum to the other on each of these issues in just the last 6 months.

    Not the leader I'm looking for.

    But just like Kerry, he does LOOK like a President doesn't he!

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    Dec. 6, 2011 12:38 p.m.

    Dan Quayle supports Mitt? Well, that decides it for me . . .

  • ClarkKent Bountiful, Utah
    Dec. 6, 2011 12:40 p.m.

    no fit in SG | 10:02 a.m. Dec. 6, 2011
    "As the Parade moves through the towns, one of Mitt"s favorite stories has to be how he erased any record of his Massachusetts governorship from all the computers.
    These proven facts are again coming to the forefront.
    How does one research the way Romney ran the government when he has taken the computer hard drives home with him?"

    @no fit in SG: It isn't a problem. If you read the boards all that seem to matter to many is that Romney saved the world (the olympics in SLC) so that makes him more eligible than any candidate to become the President of the US. His political past apparently has no relevance on his political future (to some people)!

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Dec. 6, 2011 1:27 p.m.

    As I read the comments on this article, I thought that readers would add thoughtful comments expressing a point of view politely and concisely and not just cut and pasting from prior DN articles. Some must have read the comment instruction as they know they are limited only four comments and eat up a whole page of quotes with very little thoughtful comments from the commenter. It has become almost a blog for some who try to dominate a single conversation in exactly 200 words. Again, this forum for thoughtful commentary intended to enlighten fellow readers with additional insight or counterpoints not just quoting from 10s of articles from previous DNs. This is meant as a constructive criticism as we are to treat other readers as they would like to be treated while speaking to each other from a microphone, looking them in the eyes, then passing the microphone cordially to the next contributor. Constructive discussion in print from the individuals mind is much better than trying to throw opinions from other people who are not involved in the process, at this time. We should be discussing the current article to become better listeners and readers. Thank you

  • SLMG Murtoa Australia, Victoria
    Dec. 6, 2011 2:15 p.m.

    I am laughing, I mean really laughing! Why would anyone want an endorsment from Dan Quayle?
    One of the few vice presidents that is remembered at all and one for all the wrong reasons.
    Dan Quayle was a joke while in office, I doubt he has changed much. Romney should run as fast as he can away from Dan Quayle.

  • FDRfan safety dictates, ID
    Dec. 6, 2011 2:34 p.m.

    My opinion of Dan Quayle plummeted when he arm twisted Asian countries to allow advertising of American tobacco products over the protests of their health ministers. Advertising that was prohibited in America.

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    Dec. 6, 2011 2:51 p.m.

    I think having Quayle endorsement is sort like an anti-endorsement isn't it?

  • johnnylingo62 Gray, TN
    Dec. 6, 2011 3:05 p.m.

    Lots of Romney haters trolling today. As far as his past and education, it's a lot more transparent than our sitting president, we can't even look at Obama's transcripts or understand how he was able to even afford his education.
    For Intelligence, Leadership ability, Ethical behavior, Conservative and Family Values, and Innovative Ideas -- Mitt leads the pack.
    About job creation - Bain Capital fired people in companies that were sinking, not profitable - it's called turnaround - it's not pleasant and no one wants to be downsized no matter what the situation is. I read another article where Mitt wishes he could have done some things differently for some of those companies that failed or could not be revived. Again, tough decisions and no one can predict the future or bat 1.000 in business. A few defeats leads to more successes... no one that has never lost can be humble or appreciate the goodness that it takes to win or cherish the success when it comes around. I think Mitt's seen plenty of wins and losses so he's well rounded and tried under adversity and success.

  • The Rock Federal Way, WA
    Dec. 6, 2011 3:09 p.m.

    @Pagan

    So far you told me that Mitt picks his battles and steers clear of controversy.
    You can cite all the statics you want and all the "sound bite articles" that support your liberal talking points but it is self evident that Mitt is an amazing business leader and administrator, as well as a financial wizard.

    Comparing Massachusetts job growth with a legislature consisting of 80% Democrats to other states is meaningless. Most of your talking points are meaningless. Of course when you cite the Main Stream Media they are going to support a leftist agenda.

    Dan Quayle's endorsement is almost meaningless as well. Let's face it, he had a bad rap from the media as well. When he misspelled potato he was looking at an answer sheet provided by those who ran the spelling bee. He probably was not set up but it looked that way and the media sure played it that way.

  • Kathy. Iowa, Iowa
    Dec. 6, 2011 3:18 p.m.

    I think Mitt Romney is the man for the job of President of the United States.

    He doesn't have to say squat about Newt, because Newt will self destruct , hopefully before the Iowa Caucuses.

    One of Mitt's good qualities is that he has the confidence of high caliber people that can also help solve our problems.

    Unlike Newt where the silence is deafening of those that have worked with him before.

    I just have to wonder what some of the conservative base could be thinking even considering someone that has cheated on more then one wife and declared himself winner before the votes have been counted. What planet are you on to trust someone that will change his opinion twice before lunch.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Dec. 6, 2011 4:26 p.m.

    It is becoming really annoying to see the Obama campaign strategy unfold. This is a strategy of blame, bash, trash, a heavy dose of propaganda and here say with ZERO actual content of Obama's own record over the past 3+ miserable years. It's all part of the campaign of deception and diversion obviously redirecting public attention. The man has nothing to run on and so he invests all his lap dog media efforts into trashing the opponents. That's all fine and good but how exactly does that help the US economy??? How does that help people find jobs? How does that lower our gigantic debt? How does that remove regulation from business so they will start hiring?

    "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain" Wizzard of Oz

  • NeilT Clearfield, UT
    Dec. 6, 2011 4:42 p.m.

    Hopefully all except Newt will soon drop out of the Republican race. Can't wait until the primaries. Hopefully Romney will start pulling away from the pack and claim the nomination. Time to stop the in fighting and start this country in the right direction.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Dec. 6, 2011 5:14 p.m.

    Are there other candidates?

  • Ms Molli Bountiful, Utah
    Dec. 6, 2011 5:47 p.m.

    patriot | 4:26 p.m. Dec. 6, 2011
    Cedar Hills, UT
    It is becoming really annoying to see the Obama campaign strategy unfold. This is a strategy of blame, bash, trash, a heavy dose of propaganda and here say with ZERO actual content of Obama's own record over the past 3+ miserable years. It's all part of the campaign of deception and diversion obviously redirecting public attention. The man has nothing to run on and so he invests all his lap dog media efforts into trashing the opponents. That's all fine and good but how exactly does that help the US economy??? How does that help people find jobs? How does that lower our gigantic debt? How does that remove regulation from business so they will start hiring?

    @patriot, would you care to discuss the positive points about ROMNEY's record over the past 3+ miserable years? The man has been doing absolutely nothing productive for this country! Talk about ZERO content!!!

  • DRay Roy, UT
    Dec. 6, 2011 5:47 p.m.

    "Pagan" is clearly a Romney hater...he puts a negative spin on everything

    Romney has integrity, and those who don't can't stand it. The article here in the DN is much appreciated by me. I see no better candidate than Mitt Romney out there.

    Dan Quayle's endorsement is a plus. Dan is a conservative, and he chooses Mitt. I can go along with Mitt as a closet conservative.

    I have no problem with Mitt cleaning out his locker upon leaving the State house of Mass. There are pit bulls who will turn anything into a scandal and twist and spin every word, take words out of context, etc.

    Nothing would make me happier than if Mitt won the Presidency, and there were beautiful horses around the white house. Mitt's wife is a lovely person who would never betray America, or its core values.

  • bluejean Farmington, UT
    Dec. 6, 2011 6:56 p.m.

    I always thought the infatuation over Dan Quayleâs âpotatoâ episode was evidentiary of how petty , trivial and truly obsolete the media was making themselves. They portray the misspelling of a word as a supreme unforgivable act. After destoying someone's reputation over such minutia, they then look the other way at those things that truly destroy and injure our country.

    They promote and give full pardon to Obamaâs faux pas simply because he's their liberal man and they know deep down that we are all human and do dumb things from time to time. The hypocrisy is what irritates me.

    Dan Quayle served honorably. Lately, there has been more coverage of his and his wifeâs achievements and goodness. I have respect for this man and his wife Marilyn. They have only tried to serve their country as best they could. Belittling them belittles us all. Those who bashed him back then and are still at it now, truly owe him and his family an apology and should stop adding to the harmful rhetoric that has no good outcome.

  • clang ROY, UT
    Dec. 6, 2011 11:50 p.m.

    "He understands budgets and financial markets." Is that why Romney supported TARP, the auto bailouts, the individual mandate in Masschussets, did nothing to cut the budget as governor. No thanks Mr. Quayle, you have long since been irrelevant...and it has nothing to do with potato.

  • Allen#2 WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    Dec. 7, 2011 7:24 a.m.

    Mitt Romney looks presidential, has raised a good family, and appears to be a good Christian. Does anyone remember the last good Christian Jimmy Carter who was a decent man but was scorned by the people?

    "I knew George Romney and Mitt Romney is no George Romney."

  • m.g. scott LAYTON, UT
    Dec. 7, 2011 7:30 a.m.

    @Pagen

    The fact of the matter is, Obama is the issue, not Romney, not Gringrich, not Palin, not anyone else. It is all about Obama. If the American people are smart this time, anyone will win against Obama. And with the record of Obama, anyone should win. It's that simple.

  • Rikitikitavi Cardston, Alberta
    Dec. 7, 2011 8:27 a.m.

    Pathetic, absolutely pathetic! All this anti-Romney bulloney will do nothing more than guarantee another four years of Obama.

  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    Dec. 7, 2011 9:42 a.m.

    "Voting against" is a pathetic and very poor strategy for electing a President of the most powerful nation on the planet. Is that really the best you got?

  • So. Cal Reader San Diego, CA
    Dec. 7, 2011 10:58 a.m.

    Mitts my guy-- always has been and always will. However, how relevant is Quayle in today's GOP circles? Honestly, he wasn't even relevant as a VP. His endorcement doesn't do much at all for me.

  • So. Cal Reader San Diego, CA
    Dec. 7, 2011 11:01 a.m.

    Re:Pagan-- Thank you, thank you, thank you. Your voluminous comments on anything & everything of a conservative nature have completely swayed me over to the other side, said w/ tongue firmly planted in cheek.

  • Dancing Queen West Haven, UT
    Dec. 7, 2011 11:20 a.m.

    Clang from Roy: He DID NOT support the auto bailouts!!

  • ItrustNo1 La Grange, TN
    Dec. 7, 2011 2:44 p.m.

    Mitt Romney is the guy we need in the White House. Newt is not what he appears to be. If we pass on Romney we will lose this race. The Independents will run, not walk, from Newt. By the time Obama gets done with spreading the word of Newt's flaws and weird statements over the past 40 years, and reminding us that Newt was driven out of the Speakers Job by his own party (the first one ever to have that done), we all will be cooked, and Obama will still be President.

  • ulvegaard Medical Lake, Washington
    Dec. 7, 2011 8:06 p.m.

    I find it curious that accusations are made against Herman Cain which have yet to be substantially proven and already -- he's outta there, we won't stand for such things even if they might not be true (maybe they are). But then here come our pal Newt, who has a history (on record) of affairs and ditching wives and the polls indicate 'we' are ready to send him to the White House.

    Someone said once that the politicians we have in office are a fairly good representation of the populace at large. I'm beginning to agree.

  • A Guy With A Brain Enid, OK
    Dec. 8, 2011 10:43 p.m.

    Romney:

    - Valedictorian at BYU

    - Baker's scholar at Harvard (go look it up)

    - Master's degrees in business AND law

    - enormously successful in private business, now worth between $200-$300 million (compare this to many of Obama's closest advisers who never had to turn a profit or go hungry)

    - previous executive leadership experience as a state governor, including Massachusetts' Commander In Chief of state military forces

    - put aside partisanship prejudices/trash-talk by successfully campaigning/winning the governor's seat as a Republican in a heavily Democrat-controlled state LONG before Scott Brown

    - turned a loss into one of the few profit-earning Olympics (Salt Lake) in 2002

    - turned Massachusetts' budget from red to black while governor

    - volunteer service to community as a church leader for well over 10 years (Bishop and Stake President)

    - would give ALL his Presidential salary ($1.6 million total) back to the American taxpayers if elected (yes, he's on record as committing to this)

    - looks, talks and acts "Presidential"

    - understands committment (never divorced)

    - understands morality (never had an affair)

    - understands family (5 kids)

    - willing to let all of America see his birth/school records without a fight

    Nope, nothing there that America needs.....

    Romney 2012