I remember watching that debate. At least at the end of the day I know that I
voted for Romney. Obama has 2 more years in office and I'm betting that
every other dictator is making plans to do something within that time frame.
For as much hypothetical criticism Romney can hurl at Obama, it could be just as
likely that had Romney stolen the election, he would have done even worse, and
Russia STILL would have annexed Crimea. This sort of thing is really nothing
more than Romney is still expressing sour grapes about being "not
wanted" as President of the United States.
Mitt Romney once again provides much-needed comic relief.Mitt is
claiming Obama failed to shape our nation's foreign policy in a way that
would have prevented Putin's aggression. But he offers absolutely NO
suggestions that might remedy current international problems, and he hasn't
said what he would have done, had been elected, that would have better prepared
this nation for Putin's actions.In other words, Romney, is
sticking to the same old safe, boring Republican routine of lashing out with
complaints but offering absolutely NO solutions.Mitt, I know
you've had a difficult history of proposing ideas, and then having to take
those ideas back and say the exact opposite.By flip flopping like a
dying carp, it would seem that you would occasionally be right about something,
at least for a few seconds . . . But I can't think of any examples.Mitt, I would really like to see you be right for once. But before you
can be right about something, you have to actually propose a real idea, a
potential solution, a real plan of action to which you can commit.
"Mitt Romney slams Obama for 'faulty judgment' on Russia"Who cares?Mitt go back and ride your elevator up and down
with your cars. You were wrong in 2012 about Russia being the single most
significant international threat, and you are wrong now.
Mitt once again shoots off his mouth about something concerning which he has no
knowledge or clue. Business as usual for Mitt. I wonder whether (contrary to
his assurances) he is running for office again or whether this is just hubris
because the voters saw through the personna he tried to portray to the real
person beneath it, saw his deficiencies, and soundly sent him packing. In any
event, he is trying detrimentally to interfere with the President's foreign
policy and that is NOT good.
Romney is a bully for picking on poor defenseless Obama.......How
dare he pick on this liberal loving president who has failed at every
conceivable attempt to lead like Lincoln, a true conservative statesman. Even Putin has proved to be more formidable than Obama in being a world
leader.....bring on Joe Biden and his Teleprompter!
Sorry Romney, its the republican party that has spent the last 5 plus years
gutting the respect of the office of the POTUS. That the real reason we have any
lack of respect for our country!
DN,Both political parties are weary of Mitt's opinion.Could you
please call someone else?
"He said Romney has "forgotten those facts.""Forgotten and imagined a whole bunch of others.DN what is your
fascination with Mr. Romney? You are a church's newspaper. The LDS church
claims not to take political sides. Do you concur?I respect Mr.
Romney's opinion as the opinion of any other regular citizen. Yet, you
don't publish articles about the opinion's of other regular citizens.
"Osama bin Laden is gone."Yes, and Obama deserves credit for that,
but it's debatable whether he's more dangerous as a martyr than as an
ailing and increasingly irrelevant diabetic old man holed up in isolation from
the world."The war in Iraq is over."Because Obama
didn't see the war through to an adequate conclusion, the result seems to
be a return to extremist Islamist rule."Afghanistan is coming to a
close."And as we move out, Russia is moving back in."And
this president has worked with many of these nations successfully to put
pressure on Iran, the sanctions, bringing them to the negotiating table."I'm sorry; where in all of that is a tangible result? Obama has
"successfully" gotten roped back into playing Iran's game again,
while Iran moves steadily towards its nuclear goals.
Romney would have done exactly NOTHING different than what Obama has done.Obama has done far MORE than Bush did when Russia invaded Georgia in 2008.
takers are posting on this article at record rates. keep telling yourselves that
barry is doing a great job. unfortunately, american takers wanted barry in
office (twice) and look where we are. the clueless organizer continues to be
clueless while putin walks all over europe. Barry has everything under control.
His NCAA picks are in, Michelle is on spring break in China and all of his
scandals are on the back burner, fast and furious, IRS, Benghazi, and a dozen
more. Thanks Americans for putting this guy in office twice. We are so much
Someone needs to break it to Romney that he lost the election.
‘Mitt Romney slams Obama for 'faulty judgment' on
Russia’+++Mr. Romney needs to be taken to task for
his faulty judgment on the United States. It isn't our rightful place to be
the worlds policeman. If some state department official in years past or a
president has obligated the United States to defend Ukraine they didn't
have the authority to do it. It is the Senate who authorizes treaties. Because
we have forgotten this we have become the busy bodies of the world. This has
gotten us into wars, destroyed countless American lives, and drained our
treasury.It isn't even necessary that we be so dependent on
outside resources. We could make use of Yellowstone geothermal to satisfy a
significant portion of our energy needs.
He's like a little annoying dog who keeps nipping at your heels. "Look
at me." "Look at me." "I'm still relevant!"
"Look at me!"
Romney lost. The American public do not agree with him.
To all of you who don't like Mr. Romney, let me tell you something. This
country would be much more better off now, if Mr. Romney would have been elected
president than the one you have now.
One would think Romney is still running. Hardly a week goes by without an
article appearing in the DN featuring Romney.So is Romney arguing
for pre-emptive foreign policy? We think a country may do something soon,
therefore we impose sanctions, attack etc before they've taken action? Interesting, dangerous and foolish.We will continue to
repeat the mistakes of the past (Iraq, Vietnam, etc) if we don't learn from
Romney's fatal flaw is/was his willingness to pander to the extreme right -
the same failing as George Bush, 2001-2009. President Bush's first term in
particular was a military and fiscal disaster for the United States. The Iraq
war (invasion by false pretense), and our mismanagement after the fact are
without precedent. The culprits? Cheney, Rumsfeld, Bremer, and Wolfowitz, to
begin with. They destabilized the region, emptied our coffers, gave Russia
breathing room to rebuild its empire - but worst of all - their misguided
chest-thumping policies allowed Iran to dominate the Middle East. Obama, has to
rely on the Federal Reserve to manage fiscal policy. Every Obama fiscal
initiative and nominee is blocked, and some multiple times. How many House votes
on the Affordable Care Act? 45? Mitt Romney talks big, like the Texan before
him. Remember 'Mission Accomplished?' I don't. Vis-a-vis 10 years
ago, our financial strength has been sapped. Morally, we are a bit better off,
but without Europe, we can do little about the Ukraine. Should we listen to
Romney? A resounding no!
There's losing graciously, and then there's this ...
I think it is pretty obvious why Romney is being quoted! CBS invited him to
comment on the situation with Russia. Why would they do that? Because CBS
remembers what Romney had said about Russia in the debates(even if everyone else
forgot). Romney laid down his plan completely and he was lambasted about it.
It isn't a Republican or Democratic thing for people to just criticize
current policy.... it is a political thing. Romney made the mistake of actually
stating ideas for how he would deal with Russia and China, and he was taken to
criticized for it. He should have held fast to the political treatise and just
said a lot about nothing and he might have had a chance to be president. Obama
has been naive, or he has a different agenda completely, and if that is the case
then things are going to be getting a lot worse.
I think both President Obama and President Bush were naive in their foreign
policy conduct. I remember when Bush said that he looked into Putin's soul
and saw a good man, and let us not forget that Putin annexed parts of Georgia
during Bush's watch, and nothing was done about that either. If I were Obama, I would immediately try to put the missile defense system
back in Poland in response to Russia's actions in the Crimea. Romney is a bit naive about foreign policy as well. The U.S. has been very
eager to allow other countries into the NATO alliance, but Romney needs to
remember that we share the alliance with other member states, and they have a
say as well. He also needs to understand that Ukraine has applied to join NATO
in the past, but then pulled those applications after pro-Russia friendly
governments have been elected. We can't accept membership of a country in
NATO unless they want to join NATO. The Ukraine has been all over the map due
to its own political polarization problems.
This is a great example of the behavior that kept me from voting for Mitt. He
felt entitled to the presidency and now he feels entitled to nit pick at the
elected president without offering an alternative. Come on Mitt, at
least tell us your brilliant hind sight plan to rule the US and Russia.
When one is dealing with a person like Putin (Hitler, Stalin etc) one is not
dealing with a person with rational thought. One is dealing with a bully. Short
of going to war there is not much that would be effective against Putin. As for Mitt. He needs to realize that he is not the president. He
could not win in 2016 or 2020 or 2024 etc. He is done! He needs to get back
to making money and leave his political commentary in his imagination only. He
lost in 2012 because he had nothing to offer except anti Obama speech. He and
the Republicans need to let go of that attack and tell us what positive things
they would do that is better that Obama or any democrat. As they
are currently going they will not ahv a chance to win the Presidency in 2016.
Romney's got it right. The White House and their ring kissing followers
have got all of us closer to a serious cold war by their lack of international
Oh how I wish Ronald Reagan were here!
Mitt Romney is the greatest American ever!
When the Dixie Chicks criticized Bush, conservatives burned CD's, ranted
for months and some even sent death threats.If your principals only
fit on one foot, it's not principals.
Putin being a child of the Soviet Union, only respects strength and force. He
is laughing at comments by John Kerry who said nations don't do these kinds
of things (invading neighbors) in the 21st century. Putin views those kinds of
comments as weakness and an invitation to do what he wants. Ronald Reagan
understood the Soviets/Russians and his determination to be strong ultimately
ended the Soviet Union. Obama and Kerry are doing their best to bring it back
to life. Romney may not be Reagan but he definitely has more insight into the
Russian situation than Obama, who doesn't seem to have a clue.
Wow - Lots of Romney anger here. Well I guess this means all you nice folk that
voted for Barry-O are still feeling very proud of yourselves. Good for you and
bad for the rest of us who are stuck with your choice.
Goodness, the vitriol is certainly flowing today. Those who accuse Mitt of
changing positions are now all up in the air that he hasn't on this one.
He is right, this President has mishandled foreign policy and he should hear
about it. I have the same opinion, but since Mitt has national recognition, the
networks ask him and not me. Mitt had a foreign policy team in place during the
campaign, and was more informed than some currently in office or on staff in
those offices.The US is concerned about what happens in the world
because without that concern, things get out of hand real quick. It's
cheaper in the long run to shape foreign policy and actions than to wait until
it blows up and we have yet another world war. Paying attention in history
class is a good thing......
Mitt was right about Russia and the President was wrong. Just watch the 2012
debates on youtube when these two gave us their views. Hind sight showed Mitt
was right and President Obama was wrong. The American people are waiting for his
apology. The 2014 elections will be a time the American people will make a wiser
choice than we did in 2012. We elected the wrong candidate and the world is less
safe for it.
Anyone can criticize and find fault find with others. America needs real
leadership. Where are the leaders? We need leaders who cross partisan lines
and unite us like we were after 9/11. I for one am sick of partisan politics
and all the mudslinging that goes with it.
re:U-tarReagan couldn't get elected in today's dummed-down
I wonder precisely how many nuclear weapons Mr. Romney would have launched at
Moscow to prevent the invasion of Crimea had he been elected in 2013? Or would
it have been cruise missiles on the Crimean border targeted at Russian troops
and installations? Would troops have been sent in, or carriers dispatched to
the Black Sea? I suspect the answer is none of the above, and the result would
be precisely the same as we have today. It must be nice to have the luxury of
being an armchair quarterback fueled on by the resentment of realizing that the
electorate said "No thanks!" twice. Those sour grapes must taste pretty
To those slamming DN/(and indirectly/directly the LDS church) for running this
story:Um er, just in case you didn't notice, it's an AP
piece on an interview by CBS - not uncommon to be picked up my many and multiple
news outlets. Why, even your beloved fountain of un-biased truth (cough cough)
MSNBC picked it up and ran a version of it - why not the DN? I really doubt
Romney called up CBS and asked to be on their show and the DN certainly
didn't "call him" as someone suggested.
Did any Romney detractors catch that he was interviewed on CBS? Do you think he
went to CBS and begged them to interview him? His current opinion on issue must
be valued by someone willing to interview him in prime time. Someone must think
he has something intelligent to say. So if you don't like Mitt
Romney, you have every right not to read or listen to what he says. But those of
us who value a good reasonable and truthful opinion, we'll keep listening
Obama like Bush addresses the events like a deer in the headlights. He should
take heat for belittling Romney in the presidential debates. When is america
going to wake up and decide that the next President needs to have some
experience and wisdom. The last 14 years have been embarrassing.
All of this commentary. All of you really see the big picture. For sure!
Romney bashers are the true misinformed, low information voters. They can't
even understand the very simple concept that news groups go to Romney for his
opinion on these subjects... not the other way around. Then they claim no one
has interest in what Romney says, while they themselves prove that's
totally false by being some of the quickest to read and comment on every Romney
article that comes out. That smacks of being both naive and hypocritical. After reading some of these critical comments, it becomes a lot more
clear how it was that we got stuck with the current administration.
Unfortunately, these super-critical people's votes count just as much as
informed people's votes. The people who complain the loudest
about Romney are obviously the ones who know the least about him. Their pride
keeps them from admitting what a big mistake they made for not voting him in.
Undoubtedly, he would've been one of the top 5 best presidents in our
country's history. I have no doubt of that whatsoever... inspite of the
@wer"The White House and their ring kissing followers have got all of
us closer to a serious cold war"And you think being MORE
antagonistic would help prevent that? @BYU Joe"Well I
guess this means all you nice folk that voted for Barry-O are still feeling very
proud of yourselves."Yep, the only downside is due to vigorous
Republican gerrymandering, the fact that Democrats got several million more
House votes in 2012 than Republicans didn't lead to them retaking the House
itself.@O'really"Someone must think he has something
intelligent to say. "Technically networks mostly want ratings
(not to say that Romney doesn't have anything intelligent to say, just that
when you have the likes of Michelle Bachmann, Louie Gohmert, Allen West, and
others on shows... intelligence is not what you're looking for).
I can't believe these nasty slams against Mitt Romney. I guess when you
don't have any good counter arguments, the thing to do is make personal
attacks. This ridiculous hyper partisanship is really pathetic.Mitt
was right and now he has the right to say do.
Oh Really O'Really?"[Romney's] current opinion on
issue must be valued by someone willing to interview him in prime time."Of course Romney's opinion is valued . . . As comic relief . . .
And as a sort of counterpoint to people with actual ideas.As much as
Romney flip flops, you'd think he would eventually be right about
something, but so far, he hasn't had much success.He really
doesn't say much of value or substance anyway, does he? He claims to have
been right about Russia, but waa he really?"Russia is our
greatest geopolitical foe?" Really? . . . More so than Muslim extremists
who think we're the Great Satan and would kill themselves to kill us if
they could?With whom are we at war in Afghanistan? Russians? Were
the over four thousand dead American service members in Iraq killed by Russians?
Did Russia knock down the twin towers?I don't think so.You Right Wingers will believe what you will in spite of what reality
says, but that won't change the facts.
@NeilT 8:47 p.m. March 23, 2014Anyone can criticize and find fault
find with others. America needs real leadership. Where are the leaders? We need
leaders who cross partisan lines and unite us like we were after 9/11. I for one
am sick of partisan politics and all the mudslinging that goes with it.-------------------------------Unfortunately, the real leader (an
only really qualified candidate) in the last campaign for President -- Jon
Huntsman -- couldn't get past the Republican primaries, because he
didn't hang out in the far right "weeds" of the political spectrum.
As a result, the US was stuck with Romney as the Republican candidate.
Thankfully, Romney wasn't elected president or we would be in a real mess.
We dodged a real disaster when he was rejected.I wrote in Huntsman.
I wish enough other people had done the same so that he could have been elected.
We would be much better of with him in office.
So is Mitt going to run a third time or not? I hope he does. I actually think he
has a fair shot at taking the White House if he decided to run and the GOP
support him. Each time he's ran thus far, he's gotten that much closer
and the only place to go from the 2012 election is to take it all in 2016.
Well Romney, you were right and once again the President of the free world has
no response... One day he may understand that the world isn't full of nice
guys who want to play by the rules.I respect the heck out of Romney.
Is he perfect...heck no, and that has been well documented. But at least he has
been successful at something in life! (and don't going saying
the President has been successful. His cronies run the major media outlets of
this country and fill the heads of Americans with great ideas like Obamacare and
"its no big deal a US Ambassador is dead" and don't bother the IRS,
they are fine)The President is a horrible leader and would have been
fired in any Corporate American job or a military leadership position. "I
don't know how it happened on my watch" isn't an acceptable answer
in 99.9% of jobs.
Vladimir Putin lives in a fantasy world where he is all things to all people and
for the most part his countrymen admire him. Mitt Romney lives in a
fantasy world where he thinks people actually cares about what he has to say and
for the most part no one careless about him. Mitt would gladly send
our children to war, spend our tax dollars for another war and then blame it on
Obama. Meanwhile his own children would not serve, his money would remain
protected and tax free in offshore banks. What an incredible double
agent Mitt is.
Is our partisan politics weakening our US stand around the world? I believe by
saying the words "our President is weak and a liar, strengthens our enemies
around the world, including Russia. You cannot light a darken world with more
darkness, only light will do. Reagan used the lighted city on a hill, as one
example. Bush 41 used the ten thousand points of lights as another example. On
the contrary, is our planet being consumed by this disease called hate (or dark
matter?) Look at what is happening in Syria, Cairo and Kiev as examples. Does
hate behave like a cancer or virus, it can metastasize or infect perfectly
healthy cells? Sort of like how a frog does not realize that it is sitting in
ever increasing hot water because of its blood type; are people being consumed
by this ever increasing level of hate, but do not realize it as well?
I'm confused. I thought Mitt Romney wasn't receiving National
Security briefings any longer. One thing always seems to be true.
The person who was not elected can always tell the everyone why the American
voters made a big mistake in the voting booth. It just gets old after a while.
It got old when Gore did it with President Bush, and it's getting old now
that Romney is doing it with President Obama.
Who cares what he says!
Okay, so what's Romney's alternative choice here? Send in our
children to fight the Russians? We did that in Iraq and Afghanistan during the
Bush-Cheney years... how's that working for the GOP?
Romney is absolutely spot on. Putin is a force for evil and acts like he
memorized Hitler's playbook. Wake up America, we are in for a long and ugly
battle and the Democrats are in the process of downsizing our military. Is it
any wonder that the Jews in Ukraine are nervously watching this? One word:
Hahaha! So humorous all of the anti-Romney folks. You need to sing the Disney
song "Let it Go" and recognize he was right. If Romney were not still
an influential political opinion the Sunday shows and newspapers wouldn't
be calling him for comment. I reiterate, they are calling him (not just the
DN). Obviously he had more foresight than the current administration who
laughed and told him the cold war was over. Whose laughing now is
the point of Romney being in the media. It's refreshing to hear the
mainstream media do some actual reporting instead of pro-Obama propaganda.
Perhaps it's because Obama's approval rating is in the basement. This is a huge 'I told you so' to you Obama fans and you
can't stand it, so you attack Romney and call him names. Great school yard
behavior. Romney has more foresight than most, I welcome his comments,
involvement and influence in our political environment. I believe
he did give solutions... strengthen our ties now with the European nations and
NATO before the crisis' which are to come. Advice Hillary and Obama should
So let's see guys....every other person who 'didn't' win an
election is allowed to be interviewed if asked and express his opinion, but not
mitt? I see the pot calling the kettle black in the prejudice of liberals.
Durbiin and his minions who have left belittling remarks on this post just
can't bear to eat a piece of humble pie. You were wrong! How many
scandals and falsehoods will it take before you say uncle?
Amazing how many Monday morning Quarterbacks there is in this world we live in
today.Just like The Lord Jesus said "Let him without sin cast the
first stone." We live in a world where people do not help people anymore,
could President Obama have done things differently ? Sure he could of . I am so
tired of the dis function of our government I could just Puke. Mitt lost and is
on the sidelines spewing his thoughts and criticism. Hey Mitt pick up a phone
and ask your President or offer him some helpful insights. Sick and tired of all
you right wing people pick on this guy !!
Obama's "reset button" obviously didn't work.
Baccus0902Leesburg, VAMaybe the DN ran the article is because
Romney was on FACE THE NATION?! If the other citizens you wrote about were on
it, the DN would probably right them up also.
Wake up! The only reason Romney is in the news is because the Liberal Media is
trying to distract voters yet again. Why aren't there news stories and
articles about much more important issues, for example, the torture and murders
of four American citizens in Benghazi, which 'Ol Barry and Hillary were
responsible. I for one don't care what Romney has to say. I would rather
know what wrongdoings, especially, illegal ones the administration is doing.
President Obama has spent the last 5 years gutting the respect other nations
have for the United States. We need a strong conservative leader to turn it
Why must we keep hearing about Mitt Romney? He holds no elected office, and
hasn't in years. The American voters rejected him in 2012, and yet Deseret
News seems to think his pronouncements are somehow newsworthy. Please, no more
of his remarks! Let him fade into obscurity, as all defeated presidential
candidates eventually do.
Imperviousness to the obvious is no stranger to DN comments. Besides demanding
that Romney take his 2012 media tarring-and-feathering quietly and fade away
into slanderized ignominy (despite world events themselves rising up to
exonerate him), his local foes put their reputations on the line by calling him
an empty critic with no ideas of his own -- even in the very act of Romney
offering his suggestions, believe it or not! Three of his ideas very presented
very accessibly in the article, some of which he has expressed before: enhance
European alliances, revive the missile defense sites that caused such anxiety to
expansionist Russia, and stop the military funding decline. Would they work? I
don't share Romney's exact view of Russia, but I think he knows that
they are chess players, while Obama seemed to think Russia's leaders were
Democrats. Still, they are alternatives. What's most inexplicable to me
is the number of 'likes' these sunshine-deniers manage to conjure up
after getting past the thoughtfulness/civility filter here.
I find it sad that people who idolize Mr. Romney automatically assume that those
who didn't vote for him have the same unquestioning adoration for the other
candidate who won. I didn't have a candidate that I wanted to vote for, so
I ended up doing what I abhor, and that's voting for the least
objectionable. A non-member friend said to me, "I bet
you're going to vote for the Mormon, aren't you.""No," I said, "I'm not going to vote for Romney because
he's a Mormon. I'm voting against him because I don't believe
that his public policies reflect our faith."When Romney came to
Wisconsin, he joined the attacks against the bruised workers of this state. His
father George was a friend to labor; he showed workers the respect they deserve.
I would have voted for Mitt if he had been more like him. As a long-time union
family, I know that problems are best solved when everyone has a place at the
table.This country has to come together to solve problems. E
pluribus unum -- it's still a good idea.
At best, this is Monday morning quarterbacking. It's easy to take shots
from the cheap seats, especially when you don't say how Putin should have
been stopped. This is self-serving rhetoric if I've ever seen it. Romney
can stop running now. He lost. After seeming relatively even-keeled after the
election, it seems that his bitterness about the election is now emerging. If he
had offered any specificis at all during the election about how to contain
Putin, and would now state exactly what should have been done, giving him the
benefit of 20-20 hindsight, it would be different. This is nothing more than
eroding the U.S. and its leader by offering nothing of substance. Is that what
Romney thinks is in the interests of our country? After all, Obama is there
until January 2017, so what good does it do to say "I told you so"
except for your own gratification? I wish he would just go away. He is not
adding to the dialogue.
In 1962, the shoe was on the other foot. The US meddled in the internal affairs
of Cuba. Russia decided to install nuclear offensive missiles. The US threatened
nuclear annihilation if the missiles were not removed. Russia backed down, as we
would have to in the Ukraine. This is a chess game, and better to learn the
rules than to end up dead. Thoroughly humiliated, is the booby prize. McCain and
Graham are far more dangerous than Romney, in my opinion. Unlike JFK, who
rejected the advice of his cabinet and military, Romney has given every
indication that he does not recognize the dance moves, and would blindly follow
military and right-wing cronies. If you do not understand history and why the
old Soviet Union backed down, get out of the game - that appears to be the case
with Romney. Reagan was more belligerent, even more hawkish, but you could at
least recognize the game that he was playing (or his advisers). This recent talk
from Romney only reinforces my skepticism.
For those who suggest they are tired of Romney articles, there certainly are
quite a few individuals who are reading these articles. That is how newspapers
Trying to place the blame on Obama shows only a complete lack of understanding
about both Putin and Russia. Putin would have done the same thing no matter who
was in office. If Barry Goldwater were brought back to life and put in the White
House, nothing would be any different about how Russia acted here. For Romney
to say otherwise is little more than a megalomaniac's view that "only I
can save the world" and pretends that the response by the US counts far more
than that of every other nation in the free world combined. Both sides know
that no one is going to start World War Three over Crimea, nor are we going to
The real enemies of the United States are the drugs, immorality, debts, and
arrogance. Your foreign policy has gotten you into wars, destroyed countless
American lives, and drained your treasury.
If Mr. Romney was so prophetic on foreign policy during the debates then why no
talk of China as a major threat to US interests? In recent months they've
ratcheted up tensions directly threatening allies of the US including Japan and
S. Korea. Why no mention of China? Got too much hedge fund monies invested
there Mr Romney?
I am more grateful every day, that this man, and more importantly the ideology
he ran on, were so soundly defeated in the last presidential election.
How quickly the right likes to forget about Georgia.
So Mitt's still out there running against Obama, huh? Somebody tell the guy
that the election is over, and that he lost.
I am thankful that Mitt Romney is not the president at this time. A military
solution would have just created more antagonism between East & West.
Romney has underestimated Russia's military and technological strength
& thinks he can treat them just like some minor power like Kuwait, or
Canada, or Iraq. Whatever Obama's faults, at least he has some reason on
his side, which I think Romney lacks.
Mr Romney needs to get over the fact that he lost the election.While
Mr Obama may not be omnicient and all-powerful like Mr Romney, he, unlike Mr
Romney, IS the president of the United States and will exercise his foreign
policy as he and his advisers see fit.The only reason Mr
Romney's comments are getting air time is because he's wealthy and a
prominent member of the Church, which is a little disingenuous. I give his
comments about as much creedence as those coming from Donald Trump, which is to
Great, Mitt. Anything for a bit more divisiveness in this country. You are
irrelevant. Please realize it and go away.
It is turning out that Romney was right on a lot of things. After the whoppers
Obama told to get reelected (youtube videos, IRS targeting, and Politicos lie of
the year -- you can keep your insurance and doctor PERIOD!) buyers remorse is
rampant. Hind sight is 20/20. If only we had known what a calm and habitual liar
Obama is. Too late now. But it is going to be a blood bath this November.
I slam Mitt Romeny's "faulty judgment"A patriotic
American would not use such treasonous language.I am sooooooooo
happy Mitt Romney didn't fool the American people.
So...if you lose an election you are no longer allowed to speak your mind about
how things are going? If you lose an election you are suppose to crawl into a
hole and shut up?Yeah, that makes sense. Keep arguing that it is
sour grapes. It takes the focus from the real issues. What mistakes did we make
with Russia and how can they be fixed? Look at history. These developments are
of grave concern. We can't simply ignore what Putin is doing.
What would Mitt do differently? Maybe threaten Putin with Horses and Bayonets.
Don't tell me...The wind-up for the WhiteHouse starts 2 years
before the elections now andMitt believe's the 3rd time's
I honestly believe Mitt would've done a much better job at creating better
foreign policy but I would like to see the Deseret News look at the real issues.
Russian troops are taking over Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua and most people
are oblivious to this happening. This would be the better story guys!!!
I can't believe all of the people defending Obama! He has done nothing but
weaken the US since he's been in office. We are less respected than ever in
our history. The debt continues to build beyond hope. Obamacare had been
devastating to the middle class which is weakening our economy. He lives like a
king on our dime. The US has NEVER had a weaker leader as president...Why you see so much about what Romney thinks is because I believe there are
many, on both sides, that wish Romney would have won the election. He is a much
stronger leader than Obama could ever hope to be. I have no doubt our economy
would be on the upswing and he would demand respect from our allies.Obama is the laughing stock of the world! He is not respected at home or
abroad. Two years can't come soon enough!
It is really too bad that Romney waited so long to get tough in the debate. At
this point I DON’T REALLY CARE about his opinion. His ill-advised
milk-toast behavior kept 4 million conservative voters at home in the election.
Does he have delusions of getting back into politics? Mitt, take some of the
grand kids and go fishing!
It is extremely important for our nation to have valid criticism of the forces
in power. There are those in the political system who want a one party rule.
The goal of radical Democrats is to create a national socialist party which
parallels that of the 40s. I personally am a conservative Democrat in the
tradition of Stuart Symington of Missouri. His disciple was Jerry Litton who won
a primary for the U.S. Senate in 1976 and then died in a tragic plane crash. He
was on a career path to be vice president. What is needed is a third party to
take the best of both parties. Vladimir Putin saw rightfully that the U.S.
intended to overthrow the Soviet Union through a domino effect through NATO. He
is not "Crazy Ivan". He is bold and aggressive. Romney rightfully
conjectured that Putin outflanked a naïve Obama. WND has stated that Russia
is building up a presence in South America. Romney is right and Obama is wrong
and there are dangerous times ahead.
OtisBDriftwood:Did you not read the article? It clearly states a
small part of what Romney would do: "He said the U.S. should now welcome
nations that seek entry into NATO, should forgo cuts to the U.S. military budget
and reconsider putting a missile defense system into the Czech Republic and
Poland, as once planned."This is only a small part of what
Romney would have done. The only way we can deal with a bully like Putin is to
continue to build our military might. Putin sees strength in terms of arms not
negotiations and sanctions. You may not agree with Romney or the Republican
party, but to say he and they have no solutions qualifies you to be in the
'low information voter' class.
Has anyone ever changed their minds by reading the comments? Too funny. Change
happens locally and is pushed up from there. How many of you made it to caucus
or will vote in the primaries? Much easier to find disagreement with people you
probably would love but still disagree with after a lifetime of familiarity.Let's not focus on WHO IS RIGHT - Can we try to focus on WHAT IS
RIGHT? If we can't we should just hand crown over to one of the worlds
favorite dictators and let them rule our lives however they see fit.Figure out WHAT you think is right for this country and pursue those
candidates that reflect that for you and you trust will follow through with
their stances on the big stage - forget the two parties
Romney is such a great American, sowing the seeds of discontent among the
believers.Just like many of the other so-called conservatives,
praising Putin and trying to discredit Obama.Try being a true
American. Try giving back to this country from which you've stolen so
Isn't it interesting to read all of the personal attacks against Romney.
Why would anyone resort to personal attacks when they could have commented on
the issues? Why would anyone defend Obama by attacking Romney? Which one is
President? Which one failed to fulfil his obligation to honor a treaty with the
Ukraine? Which one seized the bank accounts of 20 Russians and then dared
Russia to continue its course? Which one is Commander in Chief? Which one has
sworn an oath to defend the Constitution (which includes the treaty with the
Ukraine according to Article VI: "This Constitution, and the Laws of the
United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made,
or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the
supreme Law of the Land; . . . ")?Surely Obama's supporters
could dazzle us with facts about Obama without resorting to personally attacking
Romney - or could they?
Mitt Romney is an exceptional insightful leader of the Republican party. And he
will continue to be speaking in behalf of republican values.. Those who demand
he shut up and go away, are to be very disappointed.In ones opinion,
history will record that the Obama administration veered itself off the straight
and narrow road into a corner - an alley that has a dead end. Keep talking Mitt
- it is past time since we have heard sense and reason.
"Only a fool a trips on whats behind them" - Ray Lewis
Make sure you stick to all those guidelines Mr. Moderator.You
won't even print a comment of mine because I mention Mitt's failure to
adhere to his religious edicts, but you'll print a hate-filled screed from
some jerk claiming Obama has done nothing; is not respected; is a
laughing-stock...So pathetic! Be consistent!!
@ GaryO:In that same vane, using your own premise and most of your
words, except even more relevant...You left-wingers will believe
what you will in spite of what reality is. But that won't change the
facts.And your blustering hasn't. Not one iota.
It's always easy to second guess when you're in the 'cheap
seats'.If Romney is so smart and has all the answers, why did
he fail to win the office?
Maybe we should build some more ships and insist that Mr. Putan tear down a wall
somewhere. The 1980's are over, John Wayne is dead, 20th century diplomacy
will not work anymore. On a side note, Perhaps we should take this
opportunity to annex Cuba? We can use Russian style propaganda to insist that
many Cubans wish to be "repatriated" with their families in the US or
The people who are degrading Romney, are the smae voices heard asking Samuel to
give thme a King, so they do not have to thinks so much, take responsiblity,
and keep their hands in the public dole.
Someone should buy him a World Atlas. Any military action will be funneled
through Poland, the only reliable West leaning Govt. Where would the US Forces
stage for an assault? I know being a Missionary in Paris exempted you from
service, so don't act like a General.It is unfortunate that the
Ukrainian people went on a rampage with only 10 months to the next election.
The sharp shooters murdering the protestors is inexcusable, but the protest gave
Putin an in to retake the Crimerian. Like him or not, he was an elected
President and not like the Arab Spring. There will not be a
"limited" action, both have Tactical nukes as well as Strategic. Anyone
guarantee it won't escalate to this?
Interesting the liberals coming out of the woodwork to jump on Mitt Romney for
expressing his opinion when asked by multiple media outlets. They make up straw
men arguments that have absolutely no semblance of reality. Mitt has not said
anything about a "military option." He has made several suggestions that
are printed in the article that the blind Obama minions choose to ignore. And
yet the Left continues to spew hatred and defend their guy no matter how
ineffective and how dishonest a leader he is. While it may be true that
Putin's actions may be the same with Romney as president, it can't be
disputed that Obama is perceived by the international community as WEAK and the
tyrants of this world are going to take every advantage of that. This country is fractured by pride. Rather than take a real look at the
issues, so many people are willing to ignore the serious flaws in "their
guy" while he takes this once great country down the toilet.
A friend in the intelligence community told me that as much as many of us
don't really care for Obama, he is by his nature a Passive Aggressive
personality. Consequently, this crisis may be one especially made for
Obama's bag of "PA" tricks. Obama considers Putin to be a Napoleon
type racist. Obama will find tremendous pleasure in making Putin himself, and
his Oil-garchy friends, regret Putin's impetuous leadership. To their great
disappointment, the Ruble currency has no staying power to the remarkably
tenacious US Dollar; and oil is bought and sold throughout the world using the
dollar. This puts Russia in a no win monetary fight with the west.
Secondly,Russia is aging rapidly (like China) and their army is looking like the
Geritol regiment they just don't have the stamina to fight anything more
than a few Ukrainians that would prefer to go home and enjoy their families than
fight a failed "super power". So the story will likely be about
following up on the money flight of the bullies in Russia rather than the
military complex standing toe to toe with our fleet in Nato controlled waters.
@OtisObama doesn't get a fraction of the unwarranted criticism
that GW Bush received, partly because of the protection from most of the media.
But hey, I freely admit that GW had some serious flaws in his presidency. I
would not consider him a very good president, just because I voted for him. He
was a big spender, he grossly underestimated the problems of a war in Iraq and
Afghanistan, and his "no child left behind" education policy was a
disaster, among other things.But so many on the Left, rather than
face up to the the many serious flaws of this Administration, would rather
deflect criticism to Bush or say he did something similar. I don't care who
is President! If there is corruption, or bad policy, or abuse of power, or
mindless spending, the leader of this country should take heat from both his
detractors and those who voted him there no matter what party he is affiliated
Let's see, hands down, Romney would have been, and may still be the better
President. Obama has had five years to prove himself, and he has...as a
socialist, without shame. Romney could have been much better with the economy.
But, we went with a person with zero experience in business and foreign affairs
and we are paying for it. We do not need any more lawyers without
credentials in the white house.
@ LDS Liberal, you might be right. Romney has gone high profile. It makes me
wonder if he will in fact run again.
Say what you want...Romney had it right and once again, President Obama appears
to be caught off guard and fails in his responsibilities and a statesman and
commander-in-chief. Our country has lost respect on the world stage. The Arab
spring has turned out to be nothing more than a nightmare. Our relationship
with Israel is weaker than it has been in my lifetime. Opposing nations seem to
be more emboldened and less respectful toward the United States than ever
before. We missed the boat when we failed to elect a true leader, with core
values that reflect the America I have known, that leader is Mitt Romney!
I can’t think of anything that Romney would have done differently that
would have prevented Putin from doing exactly what he did anyway. For all of his
bluster Romney would be even softer than Obama when it came to confronting the
leaders of other nations.And frankly, that’s not necessarily a
bad thing. Crimea has nothing to do with the U.S. and there are no strategic
interests at stake for us there whatsoever. There is no reason for us to get
involved or even to react to the events there. Even the sanctions are silly and
a waste of time. I think America just really, really needs somebody
to paint as “the enemy” so that we can justify keeping the
military-industrial complex afloat. Distrust of Russia is almost built into
American DNA now, even 20 years after the Cold War ended, so it seems that in
the eyes of the powers that be, Putin is the enemy we need right now. Never mind
the fact that he’s nothing like the Soviet tyrants of the 20th Century.
May our Obama voters get what they voted for!Too bad for the rest of
Everyone is tired of listening to Romney belly-ach and talk out of both sides of
his mouth. This nation has given him so much and it is time he gave something
constructive in return.
Wow, the railing against Romney is repulsive. You would think that by the users
comments that he has insulted each person personally.
Esquire - "Romney has gone high profile. It makes me wonder if he will in
fact run again."It's kind of habit with him. How many
times has he run for POTUS now? A Republican Presidential primary without Romney
would feel kind of strange.He's an institution.And
he looks Presidential enough. But I would not want him near that nuclear brief
Hi Brio - Thanks for reaching out."You left-wingers will believe
what you will . . ."I'm not a left winger. In fact I shun
extremism. I'm essentially a Moderate, or possibly a pragmatic Liberal, but
not a "left-winger."As a Moderate, I think I'm in a
good position to see and recognize extremist positions. I would estimate that
well over 90 percent of politically extremist positions are held by people who
self-identify as Conservatives, Libertarians, or Independents.People
self-identifying as Liberals are, for the most part, advocates of good
governance, just like the Founders were.That's why the Founders
gave us the Constitution as a template for a government that can and does
(unless subverted by subversives like the Tea Party) give us good governance.. . . Make sense?
Doesn't take a rocket scientist to notice Obama's faulty judgement.Only a fool can't see it.
Wow.Sadly the Romney-haters are out in force here.However, much to their disgust, Romney has forgotten less about integrity and
common sense than Obama has ever learned.And it shows.America, oh, how I weep for you....
America made a BIG mistake with reelecting Mr. Barrack Hussian Obama. I am
paying close to $5/ gallon. My federal TAX WENT UP and still over 19%
unemployment in our county. More of the same for the next 2 years. Russian
Presidents doing victory laps in Crimea and Governor Romney is just saying I
told you so.