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Competence meme shifts in Mitt Romney's favor

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  • Hemlock Salt Lake City, UT
    June 13, 2012 2:04 p.m.

    Considering the "achievements" of Obama, that's not saying much.

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    June 13, 2012 2:08 p.m.

    The headline doesn't reflect what the author wrote at all. I sometimes wonder if the headline writers ever read the articles.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    June 13, 2012 2:12 p.m.

    The sheer volume of pro mittney coverage here is incredible.

  • Inis Magrath Fort Kent Mills, ME
    June 13, 2012 2:40 p.m.

    The "competence" of Mitt Romney?

    Competent to do what, tank the economy of Massachusetts and flip-flop on every issue imaginable? Yeah, OK.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    June 13, 2012 2:54 p.m.

    Re: Hutterite American Fork, UT
    "The sheer volume of pro mittney coverage here is incredible."

    It is going to get worse, much worse, for liberals as we get closer to the elections in November. No wonder Obama is wishing for the good old days when he campaigned against John McCain.

    It was Democratic strategist James Carville who advised Obama to panic.

  • jawico Cedar City, UT
    June 13, 2012 3:03 p.m.

    @Hutterite
    Let's see this is a conservative newspaper in the most republican leaning state in the union and there's surprise that the headlines lean toward Mitt. Not going to sell too many papers praising Obama in the state where Clinton took 3rd!

  • UtahCentrist Salt Lake City, UT
    June 13, 2012 3:11 p.m.

    "Let's see this is a conservative newspaper in the most republican leaning state in the union and there's surprise that the headlines lean toward Mitt. Not going to sell too many papers praising Obama in the state where Clinton took 3rd!"

    There is a big difference between "telling the truth" and simply "telling your audience what they want to hear."

    One qualifies as news and the other does not.

  • don17 Temecula, CA
    June 13, 2012 3:25 p.m.

    To: Inis Magrath: "tanked the economy of Massachusetts".

    Left office with 4.7% unemployment rate! What will Obama leave with 8% plus?

    Left office with a Surplus and a funded rainy day fund after starting with a 2 billion dollar deficit and a legislature 85 percent Democrat! Sure sounds like he worked with the opposition to solve problems!

    Obama and his team:Experts on FLIP FLOPPING!

    1. The Economy is Fine: Oh it isn't Fine.
    2. Close Gitmo: Oh Leave it Open.
    3. Bain is Bad. Oh Bain is Good!
    4. Romney is bad: Romney is Sterling!
    5. I will Support the Unions: No Support for Unions in Wisconsin.
    6. Didn't know about the Guns in Fast in Furious Scandal: Did know about it.
    7. Released Top Secret Documents: Didn't release Top secret Documents.
    8. We need the Bush Tax Cuts: We don't need the Bush Tax Cuts.
    9. 57 States or not?

    It just goes on and on!

    To: Hutterite: Might I suggest if you dislike the Mitt coverage here you go to CNN,MSNBC,ABC,CBS,NBC,Huffington Post,A.P.,Reuters, ect... to get your fill of distortions favoring Obama!

    Obama Failed!

  • dumprake Washington, UT
    June 13, 2012 3:32 p.m.

    Democrats are beyond reality. The problem is not "we're getting the message out," nor is it "missteps" by the campaign, nor is it "George Bush." The problem for Obama is he a complete and utter failure. Aside from some gay prancing, and some pandering to certain elements in the healthcare industry; name one positive thing the guy has done? A blind, deaf, and handicapped Romney would be head and shoulders better than Obama. Even a president who would do nothing, would be far better than all the bad stuff Obama decided to champion.

  • guitarboy South Jordan, UT
    June 13, 2012 3:43 p.m.

    UtahCentrist -- regarding your final point, please quote any portion of the article that is not a telling of the truth.

    Good luck.

    Hopefully, even the average U.S. voter, even though not qualified to vote, can see the disaster that is Obama's "let's spend our way to prosperity" economic policies.

    Obama: "The rich need to pay their fair share." In a system where the top 10% of wage earners already pay 70.5% of the taxes, and 46% of all tax filers pay $0 in federal income tax, Obama is delusional. What does he want...the top 10% of wage earners to pay 80% of the taxes, instead of 70%? Even if he accomplishes that, it is a red herring because it will make only a small dent on the gross out-of-control "spend more than you receive" approach to the economy that is the Obama policies. Bush expanded government too. I didn't like it when Bush did it, I don't like it when Obama does it.

    Which of today's candidates will make things better?

    If Romney loses, it will prove that voter intelligence is at an all time low.

  • Kouger Lehi, UT
    June 13, 2012 3:47 p.m.

    @Magrath

    "The "competence" of Mitt Romney?

    Competent to do what, tank the economy of Massachusetts and flip-flop on every issue imaginable? Yeah, OK."

    OK, now that you've highlighted Romney's negatives, let's see you list his positives, experience and accomplishments. Can you, and will you? And stack them against Obama's.

    I can't believe the typical Obama follower like you are still blind to the two different resumes of Obama and Romney. Again, and again: Obama never ran an office that qualified, him for president, at least gave him some executive experience. And his ineptness and incompetence have clearly been demonstrated. Compare that with Romney's experience! Miles apart! The logic is if Obama was elected with hardly any experience in matters of governing and the economy, imagine what a person like Romney would do?

  • JimInSLC Salt Lake City, UT
    June 13, 2012 4:31 p.m.

    GuitarBoy, The top 10% are not wage earners. They Have gobs of money which invested make them lots more money. Because their tax contribution accounts for roughly 70% of tax money collected is not evidence of paying a fair share. Taxes are based on a percentage of money earned, not a set amount owed per person. investor earnings are taxed at about 15%, A single wage earner taxpayer could be in as high as a 35% tax bracket. So of the two who pays the most taxes? That so many in the country do not pay any taxes is a problem that needs to be corrected, every citizen should contribute something, even if it is a "widows mite".

    Even with the amount of money that the top 10% pay, the US Govt. still spends an additional $700 billion dollars or so per year of borrowed money which future generations are expected to repay. Spending is out of control under Obama. Romney says he is going to cut taxes. I'd like to hear how he plans to do that. My vote is going to a 3rd party candidate.

  • mightymite DRAPER, UT
    June 13, 2012 5:39 p.m.

    More Romney love? How about balanced reporting DNEWS. Do the "compilers" just troll for Mitt Romnay articles and post? Nice reporting..

  • Abinadis friend Boise, Idaho
    June 13, 2012 6:07 p.m.

    Glad to hear Romney is getting better press. It is so hard to hear the lies from the Obama camp, and the fear that there are still blind voters, planning on voting for him. We need to get America out of dept. That should be one of the greatest tasks that needs addressing with a new President. Of course the need for Jobs for our American citizens is very very important. YOU NOTICDE I SAID AMERICAN CITIZENS.

  • Filo Doughboy Bakersfield, CA
    June 13, 2012 6:14 p.m.

    But, will a confidence meme in Mormonism arise if a Prez Romney brings the country back to fiscal health?

    My crystal ball sees a You Betcha meme on the horizon. Mammon is prime for so many.

  • ulvegaard Medical Lake, Washington
    June 13, 2012 6:22 p.m.

    If someone likes Romney, they are obviously racist of biased. If they like Obama, they are deluded. One article will favor Romney the other Obama - it does no good to call names. The Deseret News will probably favor Romney, CNN will probably praise Obama. Again, the back and forth name calling does little good.

    Before us will be an election; some say one of the most critical to date. Everyone will be asked to approach the polls and vote according to their own conscience and opinion and we will hope that no one - either Republican, Democrat, Independent or whatever is coerced or intimidated into voting in any way contrary to what they feel to be right and for what ever reason they feel that way. Let's be grateful that we can still vote and let's make sure we never lose that right --- or any of the others we have come to rely on for our freedom.

  • Shazandra Bakersfield, CA
    June 13, 2012 7:11 p.m.

    You'd think voters would get a clue and look for a better chauffeur if they paid good money and he drove them deeper in the ditch.

    But if your chauffeur is a chauffer, then you're better off placing your confidence in a small portable stove. Cause we didn't need a constitutional lawyer to take us where European epicureanism took them. We could've just partied in Greece. It's alot prettier in Santorini and their museums and gelato are fab.

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    June 13, 2012 7:34 p.m.

    "The private sector is doing fine."

    Any questions on why confidence is shifting to Romney? A few more 'gaffes' like that and this election is going to be a landslide victory for Romney. Let's hope. We can't afford 4 more years of Obama's economic plan.

  • metamoracoug metamora, IL
    June 13, 2012 7:40 p.m.

    Wolffarm in Medicine Lake: love the moniker. A few Danes in your heritage?

  • William Gronberg Payson, UT
    June 13, 2012 8:37 p.m.

    Some posters are still having a problem with stating correct facts. Forty some percent pay no Income Tax. That is not the same as the erroneous statement that forty some percent pay no taxes.

  • Rob Logan, UT
    June 13, 2012 11:01 p.m.

    There should be a pop up sign above President Obama's head. It should read its not my fault its __________ fault. They could just change the person, place or thing that fills in the blank. That is all I seem to be hearing from him. My kids were good at saying its not my fault. Now it is time to have a real businessman take over our Country and get the Government running lean.

  • JimInSLC Salt Lake City, UT
    June 13, 2012 11:21 p.m.

    How did we get here? Back in the 70's Pres. Nixon said "When the President does it, then it is not illegal"; His crime, breaking into the democratic convention offices at the watergate hotel. Today that same thinking must prevail at the top. We have a former president and vice president that should be investigated for war crimes. A current president that has a kill list, and in the process of killing those on the list many others are also killed. One, a US citizen and his son. And we wonder why so many people in other countries hate us. What will Romney do, if elected? I sense that he may continue this illegal practice. The president is not above the law, when the president does something illegal, it is illegal. Why is Congress not investigating this? Why is it not covered more in main stream media? Why are not more people upset? Why is Sen. McCain alarmed that the information is leaked and apparently not alarmed at the practice. King David of old had blood on his hands for putting a commander at the front ranks where he was sure to be killed.

  • raybies Layton, UT
    June 14, 2012 6:38 a.m.

    As Obama put it, "The private sector is doing fine" ... by replacing Obama...

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    June 14, 2012 9:25 a.m.

    Obama didn't have any accomplishments to talk about in his last campaigning as he hadn't done anything significant in the U.S. Senate and was unknown in so many ways. He still doesn't have any positive accomplishments to talk about except the lassoing of his party's U.S. Senators and Representatives in the Obamacare process and showing how he did his community action processes. You promise people the stars and if they get entitlements, they are happy. His sidekicks haven't proven beneficial to him and have given him misdirections and our people in the U.S. of America aren't yet completely behind socialism as they have also tasted freedom. The two don't go hand in hand. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness or property is such a yearning for people, all around the world. I have lived and been in many countries in all parts of the world and we have cause to have joy and happiness our our land of freedoms through our Constitution and election process for government when business and money making is possible without too much intrusion. Mitt will instill that process again. Bush had 9/11 intrusion.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    June 14, 2012 3:51 p.m.

    There is a reason he is called "no drama Obama". The man has no idea what he is doing - "ignorance is bliss". If you stuck in some no experience rookie as the CEO of a major corporation things would go great - for a while - and then once reality set in and his policies (or lack thereof) took hold the whole thing would implode.... sort of like Obama and our economy. I think instead of "no drama Obama" a much better depiction would be "clueless commander".