I once considered myself a good friend of Mark Hofmann. Does that make me
suspect or of questionable principles?
NanBW, no, but it makes you more interesting and perhaps even mildly newsworthy.
Hmmm... We may think we really know someone, but....
This still does not change my mind about Mitt Romney he is the person who this
country needs at this time. Like many of us we are sometimes lied to or even
just innocent about those who we associate with. My ex-husband was a Missionary
in my mission and he turned out to be a cheat, a fraud and a womanizer. Yet he
was one of the best missionaries in our mission. All of us are fooled every once
in awhile. Mitt is the one who needs to be elected for pull this Country up
again and make us Strong again. God Bless America and God bless Mitt and Ann
I'll bet he claimed close ties with a lot of people. Power hungry people
often name drop and try to appear more important than they really are. That is
Is he a Mormon as well? ;) (I was too lazy to read the rest of the article)
Anyone can get their picture with Mitt just stand there and click the button.
I personally could have done it 5 times, doesn't make me good
or bad just there.
Totally unneeded, one article was enough.
The headline of this article: "GOP activist charged with rape claimed close
ties with Mitt Romney" with accompanying smiling picture of the pair
standing togather, in the online article, is reprehensible.It is
just another example of extremely poor judgement recently on the part of Deseret
News editors.Denial. Denial. Denail. I'm sure that will be the
reaction of these editors to my comments. Many journalists simply cannot admit
that the way they present and stylize a story creates inferences that are often
misleading or false. Yet they don't seem to care.Public figures
have their pictures taken with thousands of people, many of them influential.
How are they to know what's going on in the private life of someone they
were on stage or camera with for perhaps a few moments?
1) all are sinners and all can sin.2) each person is responsible for his
own sin.3) In the eyes of God all have sinned and are separated from their
glory.4) if the sin of a friend is another reason to not be good. So no
one is good. Everyone has friends sinners.5) Do not judge a person by the
acts of another.So dont mind about ^^
Why are you all defending MItt..... I didn't see anything in here that mad
Romney look bad at all. I can assure you everyone here has known, worked with
or even been friends with someone who has done something unpleasant that you
don't know. Has nothing to do with your, nor does this have anything to do
with Mitt. Or is this just over reaction because of the years of
the over reaching scrutiny that Mr. Obamas friends list has under gone? There person with the problem here is the guy who knew Romney - not
Romney. No need for the rush to defend Mitt.
I seriously thought that the Deseret News was better than that. This story is
not news, it is not worthy of space in the paper and the title itself is hearsay
best which again is not news. It seems like the news these days is less about
what is important to our lives and well being and more about sensationalism. Why
can't a once respected organization like the Deseret News stay about the
quagmire and simply concentrate on the real news. Mitt Romney has already made a
statement about this issue and it should have stopped at that.
I was in a room with Romney once. Does that count as "close ties?"
Mitt Romney needs to man up, provide tax returns and give a clear vision of what
and how he will serve the nation if elected president. So far his campaign has
been based on his idea that he his handsomer, richer, closer to god, and more
entitled to be president than Obama and he wants to be president because he
thinks it is his turn, and he should get what he wants. Voters need more insight
into who Romney really is: is he about anything more than money, or is that the
only world he knows. Why has he not (or no one in his family) served the nation
in uniform, etc.
He won't be close anymore!! re:sergio are you for real? When
you get off your ivory tower and come join the common folk. Maybe we need more
of investigation into Obama especially why hasn't he or his family served
in the military? Your assumptions about Romney and accusations are ridiculous.
Stop the double standard.
@byufootballrocksHerndon, VAThe headline of this article: "GOP
activist charged with rape claimed close ties with Mitt Romney" with
accompanying smiling picture of the pair standing togather, in the online
article, is reprehensible.It is just another example of extremely
poor judgement recently on the part of Deseret News editors.============= I know YOU don't like it, and you are
trying desperately to dis-associate him from your Love-feast with Mitt Romney or
any other Republican politician -- but keep this in it's proper
perspective...It has EVERYTHING to do with.This guy not
only defined himself, promoted himself, and highlighted everything about himself
about as being a GOP activist,butHe actually used it as his his
means for luring these poor women.Which makes it 100% completely
Sergio - if you want to know about Romney's platform - what he plans to do
- in detail - go to his website and read. mittromney.com or ask him to lunch and
let him explain it to you over a Chick-Fil-A sandwich
this is no news and what was their point? I will vote for Mitt Romney!
This headline is a thinly masked attempt to smear Mitt Romney's reputation.
I echo what others have said. ANYONE can get their picture taken with Mitt
Romney! He probably gagged when he saw the headline and the picture.
Agree with other readers. This is not news. D News comes across like Fox News
on this type of reporting.
The Huffington Post and other liberal news outlets are emphasizing that GOP
politicians were associated with him. The Obama campaign has had negative press
because multiple fact check organizations have disproved its attacks against
Romney. So this is a great opportunity to smear Romney and Utah GOP
candidates.Peterson was obviously, deeply into porn and did not live
up to the standards of the Republican party, or the LDS Church, or as a human
being for that matter. But at least he didn't kill his victims to silence
them. I'm trying to think of something nice to say about him--at least
he's not a murderer.But I'm troubled that he wasn't
arrested after the first victim came forward. Why did it take 4 victims coming
forward? If he'd been arrested after first victim, there wouldn't
have been more. I know you need more witnesses or whatever to make case to
protect rights of accused. Was his prominence a protection to him? Victims
have rights too. And where was his mother when he brought victim to
When you read the article and others like it on other news sites like KSL, you
learn that this headline is misleading and unfair to the GOP politicians. All of the GOP politicians have either said they haven't
participated in his events lately (and that Peterson creeped out their wives),
or just went to the events but don't really know him. They've shared
their negative opinions about him. It's unfair to dig up photos of the GOP
candidates taken with Peterson or at his now infamous cabin.Some
dems have compared this with Obama and Ayers (and other known terrorists). But
there's no comparison. Obama knew he was beginning his political career in
the livingroom of a man who once bombed the Pentagon. But the GOP candidates
had no idea that they attended an event at a rapist's cabin. Or posed with
a rapist in a photo. The politicians are all horrified and so are we.
How soon they forget..In 2008 President Obama was continually crucified
for those he had was photographed with.Gotta go both ways, folks.