What this means moving forward is that one political hack who wasn't
qualified to be President is endorsing another political hack who wasn't
qualified to be President. I hope, after November, we can say good riddance to
both of them. The country deserves better than either of them.
What does it mean? Not much. The right wing won't vote for Obama. The
election will be won or lost on who can get the independent votes in a handful
of swing states. It won't matter one iota in Texas or in Utah. I know this
paper really wants people to like Romney, because the self esreem of Utah and
many Mormons is wrapped up in him. This desire to be liked is evident in the
coverage you provide. You are looking at the wrong things and asking the wrong
questions about this race.
At this point in the process, the word "endorse" perhaps means little
more than "acquiesce." But in the effort not just to show unity, but
actually to work in a unified way to win the presidential election, even mere
acquiescence is a form of support that is more helpful than harmful. When push
comes to shove, the overriding effort of the Republicans this fall will be to
transform the Democratic president's 2008 two-word campaign slogan into a
Republican 2012 one-word slogan:"Change."
"Not through overt attacks on Mormon theology and practice, which would be
out of bounds for most mainstream outlets. Rather, the Obama campaign’s
best-case scenario involves a wave of theoretically evenhanded coverage come
August and September — newsmagazine cover stories on Mormon theology, 60
Minutes specials on LDS history..."Well if that statement does
not contraindicate its own self I don't know what does.
"Not through overt attacks on Mormon theology and practice, which would be
out of bounds for most mainstream outlets.? Really? I wish.Some
would consider the New York Times, Maureen Dowd, Bill Maher, Lawrence
O’Donnell, and MSNBC to be mainstream media.
Republicans at all levels will continue to support Mitt Romney and the American
ideals that he represents. The same ideals that established our Constitution and
the best government the history of the world has known, not the current
spiraling plunge toward socialism and financial ruin which the Obama
administration has created.
Looks as though the shoe's on the other foot again. Attacking Obama on
every single aspect of his life, including his religious beliefs, is just fine.
Freedom of Speech, right? But now the same folks, as evidenced in the article,
are preemptively whining about an attack on Mormonism which may not happen at
all. If it ever does happen, it won't be from some attack command from the
administration to the media. The Fox News people would warn us, right?
OUCH, that had to hurt for Perry and Jefress, who consider Romney the next best
thing to Warren Jeffs. Amazing how far career politicians and aspiring
influence peddlers will go to CYA in the possible future of a Mormon in the
Just proves that the attacks used to scare those who've been prey to
antimormon bigotry were never about religious convictions, but solely about
acquiring political power.And there's no greater manmade power
than this... so no surprises here.
furry1993yeap and yomama and scrappy joe are soooo qualified. keep
dreaming, o will go in 2013. not soon enough.
Things are slowly falling into place to make January 2013 a month to remember!
Santorum needs to swallow his ego instead of acting like a spoiled kid. As for
Perry? Big deal.
@ute alumniYou mean President Obama and Vice President Biden? Can't we show the least amount of respect around here?
Looks like the author got the memo: don't mention Ron Paul. But,
that's the real story here. Did you know: Ron Paul won MN, CO, NV, IA, NH,
ME, and may win most/all of the delegate (i.e., unbound states) in caucus
states. So, what do I mean by 'won'? He didn't win the "straw
poll" beauty contest. However, he has the delegates - Ron Paul supporters
hung around after the vote and became delegates. In MN, for example, he has all
the slots but 2 or 3. Not only that, his supporters are loyal - much more than
the other candidates.Of course, you think I'm up in the night.
Right? This isn't what the MSM has been telling you. Well, start snooping
around. You'll find that what I'm writing is correct. Mitt
doesn't have it locked down.If Romney gets the nomination,
he's going to need to do something to get the Ron Paul people on board.
He's going to have a difficult time though, because to the RP supporters,
Mitt's really not that different from Obama. It's going to get
Rick Santorum is still licking his wounds after a very hard ordeal during the
past year. He ran a good race and with his type of clientle, it was a difficult
task always trying to work around the religious issues to get his votes. He
will have to take some deep breaths and hopefully won't be able to subvert
the GOP as did Ross Perot did in 1992. He doesn't have the money nor the
organization to do it. Perot didn't have an organization but Santorum
doesn't have the money. He continued his campaign too long for the
chances. He needed another layer of organization to provide him some balance.
He ran much and will catch his breath by the convention. Mitt Romney knows how
to use an organization and effectively win the complete support by the
convention. This President speaks with "I" and does everything in his
administration. With that type of "I" he should be blamed for all the
failures, including the latest Secret Service. They weren't Secret in this
latest events. It is hard to believe it wasn't organized by Colombia to
get all 21 military and Secret Service men hooked
For all those who argue that Romney and Obama to be pretty much the same:Is it better to take our chances on Romney, hoping he won't be like
Obama, and knowing he can't be much worse, or is it better to stick with
Obama, knowing what he has already done and some scary mic asides hinting as to
what he might do? The choice is obvious. The chances of Romney being as bad or
worse than Obama is very slim.We can't afford to keep Obama in
Jake2010,I mean this in the nicest way possible, and I agree with
you completely- but whenever I hear people say things like "things are
slowly falling into place" regarding this election, it sounds like a
sinister plot to take over the world. It's like Pinky and the Brain!
Rick Perry is no friend to Mitt Romney.
Puhleeze!! Does no one here understand the concept of battle? The primaries
were the boys out on leave, kickin' about and slammin' each other.
But the Big O tank rolls around the corner and they're rank and file behind
their General. Whichever General is leading the troops, NO BODY cares.It's a war and you haven't even seen the first salvo yet. Mr.
Cardboard Weathervane is gonna morph into whatever he needs to be. It's in
his DNA, genetically and religiously. Just give him a new revelation with
marching orders and he'll be a good soldier, too. Heck, I don't care
if he appeals to the pigs in Iowa or the donkeys in my state. I'd vote for
a Johnny Quest robot at this point....I've been to Greece.
I'll visit again, I don't wanna be Greece. Bring on the Rom Bots. We
gotta save our homeland from the Clueless and the Freebies. I'm topped out
and done paying for the partiers. So line up the primary losers and suit them
If there is another term overused more than "war", I can't think of
what it would be. And every NEW use for the term is like a slap in the face for
anyone who's been involved in real war. Romney's already got the
pickup truck, cowboy hat, gun totin' vote in hand, so Perry's
endorsement probably means ten votes for Mitt that would have otherwise gone to
Ron Paul. That's about it.
Yeah that's what we need Perry as a potential accidental president if Mitt
had a fatal illness and passed away.
Mark B. It may not be your war & I hated Bush for taking that route.
Killing one alligator in the swamp without putting up a barrier did little good
for the dead soldiers and civiliians. But it checked a bunch of other tyrrants,
make no mistake.I voted for Hope & Change. He morphed on
everyone. I don't "hope he'll change", I'm gonna help him
exit. It is a war for folks who got short-changed. So spare the pontificating.
If the euphemism fits, embrace it. Cause for me to suit up for Romney is a
tough pill for an evangelical, born-again (former) Mormon. My polygamist
great-grandpas would be proud, though!