Bad move to surround himself with more Mormons. With Huntsman and Romney both in
the race, and Reid in the Senate, it already looked like a move for the Mormon
Church to take over the Government.What? Doesn't Mitt know
anyone qualified except Mormons?
Hey seniors, Leavitt has his cross-hairs on you. Say so long to medicare and
hello to an early grave.
Why not just measure the curtains while he's at it. Crass to be sure.
To "A Scientist" we can only hope that the LDS Church can take over the
government. I would much rather have people who value freedom and trust God
than most of the yahoos that are in government right now.
@Redshirt"we can only hope that the LDS Church can take over the
government."That would be unconstitutional.
@LiberalEastCoastMemberThis is possible because of legislation pushed by
Barack Obama. It allows the government to change over more easily.
It was Leavitt who was responsible for bringing Romney, a fellow Mormon working
as a successful venture capitalist in Boston, to Utah to take over the
scandal-ridden 2002 Winter Olympics, and he's not in prison yet along with
the rest of the crooks?. After 2008, America is fed-up. All the GOP care
about is more big guns for the hunters, subsidies for the Koch Brother's
and their "Rich and Famous" friends. That's "welfare for the
rich" government, subsidies to big business, pork-barrel Pentagon contracts
to weapons makers, huge tax breaks for wealthy individuals, and most recently,
colossal contracts for reconstruction to politically connected companies like
Halliburton. Bureaucrats and politicians in Washington DC reminds me of
"Elite Showdogs" that is an invitation-only e-mail list of long-time
breeders, K Street and Wall Street exhibitors and judges that are judicial
activist's. These politicians in Washington DC wear a GPS collar
attachment to be found faster, so these K Street and Wall Street exhibitors can
walk them around using a chain in circles until their dizzy enough to cave into
them and give them what they want. My truthful outsider views.
@Brother Chuck Schroeder and MarxistI respectfully disagree with
your statements. I come from a single parent family where my mom never made
more than $20k to raise us four kids. Although I do not subscribe to all GOP
ideologies, I agree with a most of them when compared with Democrats. I will
tell you as a GOP subscriber, that it is not all about "welfare for the
rich" and throwing the elderly under the bus. For me, it is about
decreasing the size of government (especially Federal). Growing up, I felt the
government funded programs were grossly flawed. There were good things but, I
felt the system was bloated and unpersonalized. From who I talk to that support
Republicans, we believe welfare should largely come from families, communities,
and churches rather than the federal government. Republicans, do in fact, love
their neighbors like Democrats. We believe help is best done a different way.
My largely Republican community helped support me through financial and family
struggles so that I am now starting a career after college graduation.
Republican leaning philosophies has taken my siblings and I from poverty to
self-sufficiency so we can help others, but not through government.
re: RedShirt"we can only hope that the LDS Church can take over
the government."SLC is similar to Tehran in terms of Climate,
topography, & 1 other thing which escapes me (ROFL).... will you settle for
Mike Leavitt, past Governor(Executive)and Cabinet Secretary in the Bush
administration working in two departments seems like a good choice for leading
up the transition prep team if it is needed! It is not presumptious to BE
PREPARED! Unlike the current Administration! As far as too Mormon being a reason
to disqualify Leavitt lets look at it rationally. Leading up the Romney
Vice-Presidential search Beth Myers. Key spokesperson for the Romney campaign Ed
Gillespie. Key Advisors and Campaign Chairs: Tim Pewlanty(ex Gov Mn), Tom
Ridge(Sec/Gov PA), John McCain(Sen.AZ), Nikki Haley(Gov SC), Chris Christie(Gov
NJ) none of which are Mormon! The list could go on almost endlessly! But as Mitt
Romney says " it is the Economy!"The Obama Administration
has failed: Unemployed people 23.5 million, people on food stamps 47 million,
yearly deficit 1.4 trillion dollars, debt 15,723,000,000,000.00 dollars. 36
House bills passed to help the economy, jobs, reduce regulation, small business
stuck in the Democrat controlled Senate! Many passed by a bi-partisan majority!
Obama's budget this year defeated 414-0 in the House and 99-0 in the
Senate! Obama failed!
Hopefully, for the well-being of the United States and its people, this
transition committee will not be needed.
Re: Chris from Rose ParkPROVO, UT@Brother Chuck SchroederAlthough I do not subscribe to all GOP ideologies, I agree with a most of them
when compared with Democrats. Reply: I respectfully disagree with
your statements. Could we just for three minutes put aside our conservatism, our
liberalism, our Republican or Democrat party affiliations, our race and gender
and all the other superficial things that separate us?. I am not here to make
excuses for the shortcomings of George Bush or for Ronald Reagan nor am I a
shill for Mitt Romney and claim allegiance to no political party. No
organization owns my vote, I will give it to whoever I feel will serve the
nation best regardless of the letter next to their name. The toll that the GOP
government has taken on industry in this country is nothing less than insane.
It's time to recognize the signs of disaster by now and how long
they'll put up with politicians who think their time in office and
political capital is best spent on reducing the size of soft drinks, an attorney
general who sues states for exercising their constitutional rights.
Smart choice. Utah was ranked the #1 managed state in the union when Leavitt
was Governor. That is the exact person to 'transition' our next
Good choice. Glad Mitt ignored the anti-Mormons who are conspiracy
theorists.This is America. A Mormon can hire a Mormon, a Catholic can hire a
Catholic and so on. So are you people saying he should disqualify any friends
just because they are Mormons? Why that would be an act of religious bigotry!
Mark Levin (radio host)is very aginst this Leavitt appt.and said today that
Leavitt is the most liberal republican and this is very serious. Does he not
know that Leavitt was governor of Utah, that Utah is very, very conservative,
and that for many, many years it has balanced it's budget? Where does he
get this information from? Even Rush Limbaugh was saying similar things. The
media is howling. If the republicsns come out like this against the people Mitt
chooses, Mitt Romney will not win this election. From what I know about
Leavitt, he is a very conservative person. So, where did they get this bogus
I was ecstatic when Leavitt got 'bumped' upstairs, i.e., got a job in
Washington, and left Utah. I was equally ecstatic when Huntsman was governor,
since he looked, acted, and spoke like an executive. I had hoped Leavitt had
retired to somewhere??? never to be seen or heard from again politically, but,
no here he is like a (bad) boomerang. It is people like Leavitt who give
Utah/Mormons a bad image. I support Romney, but this move puzzles me. Surely
he can find someone else--anyone else more qualified, more articulate, and less
'Utah down on the farm' than Leavitt.
Getting a little ahead of himself, isn't he? Last I checked there needed to
be an election.
@Chris from Rose ParkAs a lifelong voter for Democrats, I appreciate
your comments. I particularly enjoyed the Clinton presidency when
we had a balanced budget, welfare reform, positive legislation, a booming
economy and general global stability. I don't believe we've had a
quality president since then. I'm seriously considering voting for Romney,
not because I believe everything he espouses (or at least says he does), but
because I think he can get things accomplished, much like Clinton did. And comments such as yours are the type that make me more comfortable
with the thought of voting for Romney and having him running the country. Good
re: WestGranger 4:35 p.m. June 4, 2012Bigotry? Certainly not.
Sectarian nepotism? possibly.
To: Laie Girl: This is proper proceedure practiced by both parties prior to the
election! You have to be prepared for the day after the election if needed!
Obama did it, as did Bush, Clinton ect.... Or is it just that it is Mitt Romney?
Be Prepared. It is not an easy thing to transform the entire Executive branch
all the Cabinet positions, National Security, Ambassadorships ect.... Doing
things at the last minute without a plan is not the Romney practice. Being
ready, deliberate and informed is much better than the current policy of last
minute gaffe's and no plans at all. Obama's team was very slow to fill
Cabinet posts and Ambassadorships, as well as other key positions including U.S.
prosecutors ect...Mitt Romney is thinking ahead and acting like a
leader, and preparing to do the job if elected. You know why Presidents are
given a 100 day honeymoon when they get into office? It is to get the team ready
to go! What a novel concept to BE PREPARED ahead of time with a plan! Plans and
organization breed success! Tens of Millions of Citizens need a successful
President! We're directionaless right now!
Let's hope that's not necessary.
Of all the people out there to lead and help, can't you find people better
than Bob Dole, John McCain, Hockey Mom, and Mikey Leavitt? Are you kidding me?
You should NEVER be shocked when you lose.
For those criticizing the fact that the Romney campaign is working on this,
please note that even the Obama administration critics admitted to "doing
this throughout the summer and fall of 2008." This is just people trying to
stir up dust where there is no storm.And, of course there will be
Republicans that oppose this appointment, as there would be with any person he
chose. It's like telling people what you're going to name your child
before it's born. A whole bunch of people will say, "that's an
awful name!" That's why it's common practice to not reveal the
name of the person appointed to this position ahead of time.
@LiberalEastCoastMember"Why not just measure the curtains while
he's at it. Crass to be sure."That's the difference
between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. Obama would spend more money on new
curtains, Mitt Romney will cut that part of the budget out. It will be nice to
have some fiscal sanity back in the White House. Romney is going to be a great
The current President's chief economist and campaign for President
chairman, David Axlerod, was and is still the Mike Leavitt counterpart for
Obama. He didn't do a good job himself of selecting people, especially our
Secretary of the Treasury, who didn't pay taxes in the realm of $30,000
when he was earning lots of money as a Federal Reserve person. If Governor
Romney didn't do this type of move, the same people would be criticizing
him for not placing someone in that type of position prior to election day.
That is a great philosophy to have good people potentially available to vet them
prior to going to the Senate committees or before the Press and find out they
have some hiccups or burps that the administration didn't know about.
Governor Leavitt has gone through that process as an elected Governor several
times and as Secretary of the EPA and HHS with the pre-committee and Senate
committee and the press trying to dig everything in the world up on him. As a
proven public servant, elected and appointed, he served his constituents well in
all the management and ensuring the successful hiring processes of thousands
To Don17: Thank you for your rebuttal comments. Being prepared for transition is
an excellent idea, even for common folk like me. Announcing it at this point
seems a bit premature to me. As for Mr. Romney, I believe he is a
good man, just as is President Obama. No one does the presidency perfectly. It
worries me that voters appear overtly judgmental without a careful and truthful
look at both candidates. There seems to be no room for thinking anymore. Am I
the only one concerned?
@Redshirt:What if those Mormons happened to be Democrats, or can
only Mormon Republicans "value freedom and trust God"? There are a few
around, after all.
Gee, A1994, did Mitt himself tell you that?
Bad move by Governer Romney. Mike Leavitt. Leavitt is the guy who tried to
designate more of Utah's federally owned land as wilderness. He went so far
as to lie to the Department of the Interior and tell them the local communities
around the San Rafeal Swell supported this move. When the truth came out
Leavitt had egg on his face. Leavitt is also a guy who wanted to take/block job
opportunities for truck drivers in Southeastern Utah because the radio active
dirt they were hauling wasn't being sent to Tooele to be processed. His
logic there if my friends here in my backyard don't benefit no one will.
Bottom line is when President Bush took him away from us, it was one of the best
things that could have ever happened for the state of Utah. Hopefully if Romney
is elected he won't make Leavitt a permanent member of his staff.
Poor Choice. Mormon issue comes up, again. Plus Leavitt is considered one of
the establishment. Romney needs to reach out to libertarians and other serious
financial conservatives. With the Leavitt selection, to me he signals that he
is not interested in seriously putting our financial house in order, as Leavitt
is a big government guy, not to mention someone more interested in power than
Brother Chuck SchroederI have a question for you. Do you take tax
deductions? Do you write of your mortgage interest? Do you write of your medical
expenses? If you take these or any tax write-offs you are getting subsidies just
LIKE the rich. Now another question. If you do not permit businesses to write of
expenses (what most liberals call subsidies) what will they do? They will do one
of two things, either raise prices to cover the tax putting the cost on the
consumer or move overseas. How does either of those help the Country? And if
your answer is well pay the employees more that only results in the cost of
goods going up even more so it does not help the problem.Now if you let
those same companies write off (liberal subsides) their expenses their products
are cheaper , more people can buy them, they can hire more, and you have more
businesses. Each of these ADD to the government coffers. When products cost less
people buy more, State and Local sales tax revenue goes up. Companies sell more
they pay more in tax.
Crooked is, as, crooked does, so it's time to tax these crooked filthy rich
to death. Is the Uglund House Romney's second home?. Ugland House is a
building located in George Town, Cayman Islands Located on South Church Street,
the building is the registered office address for 18,857 entities and has for
years been linked to tax evasion. A single 5-story office building in the Cayman
Islands called Ugland House is listed as the address of 12,748 U.S. companies.
The tax returns of Mitt Romney, the likely Republican Party candidate for US
president, which were released showed that he had funds in the Cayman Islands,
Ireland and Luxembourg.
KC MormonEdgerton, KSBrother Chuck SchroederBla bla
bla.....Reply: Let's see Romney's birth certificate.
There has never been a conclusive DNA test proving that Mitt Romney is not a
unicorn. Romney's birth certificate evokes his father's controversy.
His mother, Lenore, was born in Utah and his father, former Michigan governor
and one-time Republican presidential candidate George Romney, was born in
Mexico. Records in a George Romney archive at the University of Michigan
describe how questions about his eligibility to be president surfaced almost as
soon as he began his short-lived campaign.
Brother Chuck SchroederFirst you jumped to a BIG conclusion with Romney
and Uglund House. A simple search shows that what you did was to chew someone
else’s cud and lump Cayman Islands and Uglund House without looking to see
what address his funds are listed under. They in fact are listed under a Law
firm at a completely different address. and totally LEAGUAL. Now for your reply
to me, first I noticed you did actually reply to any of my questions. Perhaps
because it puts you in the same subsidies category as those evil rich people? As
for Romney’s birth certificate have I ever called for Obamas? NO. There is
also NO question if Mitt Romney was born in the US. As for his father he WAS a
NATURAL born US citizen. Yes he was born in Mexico however his parents were BOTH
US citizens that had NEVER denounced their citizen ship. All that however has NO
stand in Mitt Romney being eligible for the Presidency as there is NO doubt that
Mitt Romney was born IN the USA in the state of Michigan. So go ahead and refuse
all you want to answer the questions.
But Wall Street is Ripping off Main Street !!!Yes there was some of that
going on. And there will be more of it in the $700 B bailout. But when the
ship is sinking it's the wrong time to dock the captain's pay.
Focus on saving the ship. Sure, improve the bailout plan from what Paulson presented. Get more collateral for the bailout money. But pass a bailout bill
and pass it now.There were a lot of stupid Michael-Moore Democrats
against it, but a lot of them just didn't want to get beat up by all
the Republicans who voted against it and would then blamed the Dems for
what will be a messy bailout. Truth is, the conservative Republicans who
tanked the bailout (on the first round) are the same Republicans that
always vote against regulations to stabilize the financial sector. The
Huckabee Republicans were the bigger problem before and again now
Transition from nominee to perpetual candidate?He's been
running for 6 years.What's 4 more?
Mike Leavitt is a man of Integrity and I think will be good for Romney. He has a
record of good and honest dealings...good for Romney that he has made this sound
decision to include Mike Leavitt in his staff....good move !!!!