Any other candidates in the race?
this newspaper has run at least one pro-Romney article every day for the last
several months. I'm imagining it will run at least one pro-Romney article per
day for as long as Romney is still in the race. has this newspaper officially
endorsed Romney yet? are they getting any kind of compensation for these
advertisements? and do they realize they are pandering to an already
overwhelmingly pro-Romney readership? there are very few, if any, votes to be
swayed here in Utah.for me personally, I'd take Huntsman over Romney
any day. Huntsman has a compass where Romney has a weather vane.
merich39 said:"this newspaper has run at least one pro-Romney
article every day for the last several months"And I never get
tired of them. Maybe Huntsman in 2020, but not now. For now,
Huntsman would be a very good Secretary of State.
Why would anyone choose Huntsman? I used to like the guy but all he has done
this election is1. Pretend he is going to win New Hampshire while
ignoring the rest of the country and even insulting Iowa by saying they only
know how to pick corn not presidents. In case anyone hasn't noticed he still
hasn't reached the top three and is polling in the low teens. It's time to stop
pretending that he is going to "win it."2. Flaunt his
daughters. I have seen them on the front page of CNN several times. Their
"Bring the sexy back" parody spoof to campaign for their dad (with
their low cut dresses) was cringe worthy. I've heard people attack candidates
for having their wives stump for them, but this!?3. Attack Mitt
Romney like he was his evil stepfather from a previous life. He is personally
making all of the future ads for the DNC.4. He has distance himself
from Utah and his religion saying his Mormonism is "hard to define."
I would like to like Jon Huntsman. I have REALLY tried to like him.
I just haven't found any reasons to do so.
Obama is trying to get america working, in fact his administration has created
private sector jobs for the last 16 months. Bush, when he left was losing
780,000 jobs a month. The president cant create jobs by himself, he needs
cooperation from congress and a work together attitude. The entire GOP has
pledged to make Obama fail, thus making america fail. I think Obama has done a
fatastic job considering he gets No help or cooperation from the clowns in the
GOP. Obama will be re elected, because america is sick of the entire GOP. Their
games, and obstructionism. That will cost the do nothings in 2012. In the senate
and in the house of representatives also. VOTE Democrat, so we can go forward,
not backward. After all, republicans have never done anything of consequence,
and have opposed all progress every step of the way. Civil rights, womens
rights, social security. They have No ideas and never do anything.
Y'all seem to have a mega-mormon man crush on Mitt-the-flip. Besides being
Mormon, what in his shifting views and political stances (not to mention an
outright false anti-Obama campaign add) endears him to you?merich39
is right--Has the DN officially endorsed him, 'cause this isn't happening in any
of his other home states.
It's obviously a very note-worthy story for a member of the LDS church to be
contending for the Presidency of the United States, given the history of the LDS
church being driven out of the country in it's early years and the
misinformation spread about the church for years. This is kind of a big
deal.With that in mind, I don't really care that Mitt is a Mormon.
I'd still vote for him anyway. Huntsman is a Mormon too, but he is pretty low
on my list (although not a low as Obama.)Romney has a proven track
record of success, not just a record of having spent time in Washington D.C.
You can eliminate the congressmen because they don't really have much of a
record of governing, just voting en mass. (Same reason why Senators make bad
Presidents.) This nonsense about Romney only cutting jobs while at Bain is such
a hollow argument. Bain purchased Staples in the 1980s when it only had a few
stores. It has 2000 now. That's a lot more job creating than cutting.
merich39 | 11:03 a.m. Jan. 2, 2012"this newspaper has run at
least one pro-Romney article every day for the last several months."So what. I'm tired of seeing Obama's picture.
Today, I spent some time reading articles from many sources about Romney.
Reading the comments was interesting for two reasons. First, the same names
popped up all over the place. A number of different people were blanketing
comment boards with the same malicious, hateful garbage. The second
reason I found this interesting was that I realized that some of the people who
come on and comment here in a negative way, are not as hateful as I thought when
compared to what I've seen today.
@Hutterite & Merich39 Sorry, it's not just the DN, but even the
liberal leaning Los Angeles Times is giving Romney terrific coverage. In Monday's Times, he had a 4.5"x8.25" color photo on an inside
page, with 5/8" headline and a 23 column inch article.On their
website, a preview of Tuesday's front page has what looks to be a about a
5"x8" color photo in the center of the page. It might have been
larger, but he had to share the page with 2 photos of the Rose Parade. The
website shows another color photo and a Romney article for an inside page.I happened to still have last Wed.'s paper. It had a
4.25"x6.5" color photo on the front page and 12 column inches of text
continued to an inside page with an additional 35 column inches. Total 47
inches Almost 4 column feet of text! Same day, on the opposite
inside page another another 5.75x8.25 color photo with another article, with
another 27 column inches of text.
Huge crowds showing up for Romney events all over the state. Tonight
is the night for the Iowa Caucus and democracy in action. I
The caucus in Iowa isn't going to be impacted by the Deseret News publishing
articles about any of the candidates. If people want a balance on the news,
they can review the Salt Lake Tribune, which is our area's balance for news and
reporting and even comments. We are fortunate to have balance in our news
companies in the Salt Lake City reading area. The Deseret News and Tribune have
always provided that balance and we can subscribe to their services. Reading
either paper can give anyone the opportunity to see the national and
international news in perspective to what the audiance wants. If one wants more
access to news there are probably 100s sources either on the Internet, public
and private media sources available from most homes. Magazines are not as
flexible due to publishing limitation but we have so many sources available
without government interference. I have lived in countries that are limited on
sources and variety of information due to government interference, whether
police or army forces intervention. People in those countries don't have real
freedom and we are blessed to have a U.S. Constitution and form of governmen to
protect us. Thanks for good Editors
Get America working again, absolutely!However in the corporate world
Romney has only presided over job losses. This man's firm bought out American
companies and shut them down! Is that really what we want in the White House?
Job losses occur as companies realign themselves for the future. I believe
Governor Romney has the ability to make tough choices for our future.
Government needs an alignment, periodically, also. Government is for the safety
and welfare of society but is not the source of business. Productivity comes
from business. Government can be good at providing services but that is why it
is hard for government to be judged on production and efficiency. Efficiency is
even hard to judge for government workers, exept in some lines of service.
Elections for those voted into office is one way you do it. However, those
elected want to get elected next time and the decision to cut jobs may mean that
those let go will cause disruption for that process next time. We have in Utah,
locally, state and national, that get elected for years and years. Did they do
anything to efficiently change the system? Some yes and some no. For a
two-year term, by the time those elected to figure out what is needed, they are
campaigning again and don't have time to change. Do we vote freshmen out or do
you want them to get seniority. Hard decision.
DeltaFoxtrot I beg to differ with you on the job loss statement.Ever heard of Staples? They bank rolled companies they thought had a
good idea. Sometimes companies cannot be saved from the
incompetence of the people or the market conditions that were in existence
before Bain took over. You make more money running a very successful company
that selling off the assets and laying off the workforce. There is
no fantasy land where everyone has a house with a three car garage and a
$100,000 a year income with no job skills. People with in demand job skills move
to the next great job if they are laid off. To be perfectly honest a
lot of what we have going on in our society has to do with the break down of the
family. Single parent families struggle on so many levels for the most part.
Especially those headed by teenage mothers with no education or job skills of
many kind. Their children are left to raise themselves and their futures are
jeopardized for the most part.