What a delightful day this was away from those who demean our nation
I was uncomfortable, as I know Mitt was, with all the references to the service
he has rendered as a Priesthood holder. But that is because it is ingrained in
us that the glory for serving our fellow men goes to the Lord. We are only in
His service.But I understand the need to let the rest of the nation
know what kind of kind man we are electing. And except for Clint
Eastwood's somewhat garbled message, I thought the entire night painted
Mitt in the proper light.Mitt's speech was spot on, delivered
humanely, but firmly.
Agree with Bob. It was refreshing to see and hear different individuals tell us
of the compassionate service performed by Mitt Romney...but felt badly when Mitt
blamed Obama for the current high gasoline prices. Someone should
have warned Mitt not to use that part of the speech since gasoline prices were
almost triple in August 2008 compared to the day GWB took office in January
2001.However, I plan to vote for Mitt in November.
@J-TX"But I understand the need to let the rest of the nation know
what kind of kind man we are electing."Actually I think
it's worse. It's better in my view for him to be out of touch and not
realize his policies harm the middle class and poor in exchange for giving
people like him more tax cut than for him to understand what the poor and middle
class are going through... and pursue that agenda where the poor sacrifice for
the rich anyway.
I thought all of those personal stories of Mitt were touching. But, they stand
in contrast to Mitt the candidate. I had hopes that a former LDS Stake
President and Bishop would inject some honesty and respectfulness into the
political campaign. But alas, Mitt has done the exact opposite, starting with
his book, "No Apology" where he falsely portrays Obama as embarking on
an "apology tour," continuing through his campaign with lies about
things Obama has said, and lies about Obama's policies. Examples: "Under Obama’s plan (for welfare), you wouldn’t have to
work and wouldn’t have to train for a job. They just send you your welfare
check," "President Obama’s lawsuit claims it is
unconstitutional for Ohio to allow servicemen and women extended early voting
privileges during the state’s early voting period.""President Obama was saying success "is the result of government,"
not "hard-working people," when he said, "If you've got a
business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." Is that the standard LDS people uphold?
truthseeker:So, where's the dishonesty? All of those things he
said about Obama are true!
@SeriousAre you serious? Oh, right, you are... but seriously, truthseeker
gave three examples that you just ignored that are blatant dishonesty from
Romney and his campaign team.1. The welfare matter... Obama was
doing what Romney as governor requested years ago and what Governor Herbert
himself requested recently, that states can have more leeway in formulating
their plan. In the directive allowing states this it clearly says that the work
requirement must be maintained. 2. Romney is portraying this as
Obama trying to close early voting for military servicemembers. That's
false. Obama's administration is suing to keep early voting as an option
for everyone, expanding early voting access, not reducing it. 3. If
you paid any attention to Obama's remarks when he said "you didn't
build that" he was clearly referring to things like the roads and bridges he
noted earlier, not the business itself. Basically it reads as "if you have a
business, you didn't build those roads you use to transport your
re:SeriousYou cannot see when you aren't looking. Where do you
go for your information? What sources do you rely on? Do you know their rate
of accuracy and reliability? Did you read the HHS letter to the
states (UT) requesting waivers where it lays out the parameters/requirements?
Apparently not. Did you read Obama's speeches to Europe and
Egypt? Apparently not. Did you read about the voting issues in Ohio
and why the lawsuit was initiated? Apparently not. Did you read
Obama's speech where he spoke of the federal govt.'s contributions to
maintaining roads and helping develop the internet? Apparently not. If you don't want to take the time and track down the actual information
you can easily access politifact and factcheck on your computer. But my guess is you would rather live with the illusion than the uncomfortable
reality that Romney will resort to lies in order to win the election. So much for all the Sunday and Family Home evening lessons on standing for
truth. Deseret News serves as a conduit for misinformation and runs
contrary to the church's claim of political neutrality.
Atl134: Basically it reads as "if you have a business, you didn't
build those roads you use to transport your products".No Atl134.
Those business built those roads and bridges from the Taxes they paid.
I was going to vote for Romney anyway based on his resume and his plans for the
economy. I thought the story's of his acts of service were a nice touch.
The difference I see between the two candidates is that Romney seems to have a
MUCH better understanding of what the poor and middle class are going through
than Obama does. Romney has dealt more personally with the poor and middle
class as a Bishop and Stake President than Obama as a community organizer. To say that Romney is helping 'the rich' at the expense of the
poor and middle class is a statement of such economic ignorance. How do you
help the poor and middle class by taking more from the rich and giving it to a
government agency? The way you help the poor and middle class isn't by
taxing the people who own the business for which the poor and middle class work.
The left doesn't get this concept.
So I just watched this inspiring video of these elderly people who had to bury a
young son at the age of 15 and how Mitt helped this young man and themselves
through this heart wrenching trial. My in laws buried their son when he was 37,
it was awful for them and not something that should be made light of. This
article is about Mitt's service and compassion, how dare anyone use this as
a time to make a political argument. There are plenty of places to act rude and
childish, but don't do it here when this is to me a sacred site to honor a
young man that died 30 years ago and how Mitt made that easier for him. I wish
that DN would have had a link to these elderly parents, I did find it and
watched it and it was the most inspiring and touching thing I saw in the
convention. And trust me, it still hurts them today to have had to bury that
young man and show respect and address the positives that they enjoyed and
don't use it for a fight. Either side.
@truthseeker@Atl134Sorry guys, you can try to spin things any
way you want but your interpretations just do not hold up to scrutiny.Obama is guilty as charged.
I loved Mitt's speech! I think the talks from the convention should be
required viewing by all high school students. It was very refreshing to finally
listen to truly great Americans who are willing to sacrifice and serve this
Country. Thank you to all the speakers! And I laughed my head off at Clint
Eastwood. God Bless the USA!
I love the way these left wingers try to distort and twist Mitt's
positions. You guys clearly have NO understanding of economics or the middle
class.This is about his service in the Church which is outstanding.
This was the greatest RNC I have ever watched! In all my years of watching them
I have NEVER seen tears flow... That was a first!! And it was because of the
personal stories shared by REAL people who KNOW our soon to be president! Liberals, get ready...you are about to see a real leader in action! And
you will come to respect him..whether you like him or not! He is a man who will
work to restore America to it's greatness! And, as a plus, he's a
REAL AMERICAN! I live in an area where there were alot of haters,
and it's amazing how they are all on board to support Mitt! They have put
up billboards! Their church's have put up billboards...all in his support!
It is time that we stand together and say we're not putting up
with any more of this socialist agenda and propaganda being pushed on us by the
current administration! This time the voters will come out...and we
will prevail! I look foward to January and the swearing in of our NEW
Proud to be member of same church as the man they were describing. Embarrassed
to be a member of the same church as the man running this year.
Southernmiss,Well, this RNC was built especially for you. Running so high
on emotion that one ignores the lies, distortions, and cookie-cutter platitudes
and vague promises that are unburdened by detail or reality. It's great
that you enjoyed it, but as with all partisan party national conventions, it was
more a pep rally than a serious discussion. A self-congratulatory ego boost.
Standing in front of the mirror & complimenting oneself. It'll probably
be the same thing with the DNC.DN Subscriber,"Sorry guys,
you can try to spin things any way you want but your interpretations just do not
hold up to scrutiny."That's not spin. The three original
Romney claims cited by Truthseeker are definitely distortions or outright lies,
and it takes very little effort to learn that. Sorry. Get used to it,
politicians lie in campaigns. Obama too.
The frst thing Romney promises to do is repeal health care reform. I wonder how
he plans on accomplishing this with Harry Reid and the democrats in control of
the Senate. What plans does Romney have in place to replacwe it with. Right
now millions of americas are without health insurance. How does repealing
health care reform help them. Our heath care system is a mess. You lose your
employment you lose your health insurance. If you are disabled or have a
pre-existing condition you can't get insurance. I am not for Obama-Care, I
am for health care reform that controls costs and allows people to purchase
affordable insurance on the open market like auto insurance. At least Dems
tried to fix the health care mess. Republicans did nothing. Those who already
have insurance won't support reform because they don't see the need.
@Truthseeker"You cannot see when you aren't looking."
or merely watching MSNBC (or NYT, or Newsweek, etc)