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Washington Post writer: Mitt Romney lost because he's Superman; modern voters prefer Batman

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  • Kalindra Salt Lake City, Utah
    June 18, 2013 3:45 p.m.

    I have no trouble at believing Romney is from another planet - altruistic and flawless are two different stories.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    June 18, 2013 4:11 p.m.

    Please don't talk bad about Batman with that reference.

    He deserves better

  • Jared from CT SOUTHBURY, CT
    June 18, 2013 4:45 p.m.

    Romney himself would never claim to be altruistic or flawless. He's as human as you or I, and definitely from planet earth. In spite of his flaws, and because of his tremendous strengths, Romney would have been a fantastic president. Far better than Barack Obama, who I have long considered to easily be the worst president we ever have had, which is being borne out by failure after failure and scandal after scandal -- failed economic recovery, failed employment progress, failed green energy projects, Fast & Furious, Benghazi, IRS targeting, AP and other media intimidation and investigative overreach, NSA surveillance, chaos in the middle east, aiding and abetting our enemies (i.e. Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood), Obamacare, Obamaphones... The list goes on and on and on. Our corrupt populace got what it deserved when it elected Obama -- Corruption, graft, greed and political pandering on a scope and scale beyond anything we've every seen.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    June 18, 2013 4:55 p.m.

    Maybe supermans nemisis...I'd call him lex luther since he puts corporations in the same category as people and believes that 47% of the common folk don't contribute anything to society.

    He hides his money like Bruce Wayne, and likes his many mansions so maybe a little batman/lex.

    But superman no.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    June 18, 2013 5:12 p.m.

    Perhaps the voters preferred batman to richie rich?

  • UTAH Bill Salt Lake City, UT
    June 18, 2013 5:19 p.m.

    It's absurd to assume Romney was "perfect" and invulnerable. He could have (and should have) won the election. It was his to lose - and he seemingly did what he could to lose it. Whether it was Romney's boneheaded statements showing a disconnect with most Americans or his wife musing about her Cadillacs and mansions, we all know the results. Reframing Romney as a super hero is hardly appropriate. He was (and is) a good man. But, he's a flawed man as well.

  • dumprake Washington, UT
    June 18, 2013 5:21 p.m.

    Sorry to burst your bubble but Romney lost because of voter fraud in every battleground state. The "free" press is now part of the left election campaign machine, and the attorney general is part of the secret combination that refuses to investigates its own wrong doings. At least be honest here, Romney did not lose, the election was stolen. And if we think voter fraud was bad in 2012, now that we all know fraud is legal and will not be challenged, just wait until 2016. Free elections are a thing of the past. Vote if it makes you feel good, but 150% voter turnout in hundreds of precincts in the east will negate your vote many times over.

  • bigv56 Cottonwood, CA
    June 18, 2013 6:05 p.m.

    How's Batman working out?

  • 1conservative WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    June 18, 2013 6:09 p.m.

    Since my mother taught me to never talk about someone (or call them names)unless you can say something nice about them - I won't talk about Barack Obama.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    June 18, 2013 6:14 p.m.

    Just like superhero worship some folks can't grasp that their hero wasn't wanted by the majority and was soundly defeated by the Stronger Man. It makes your guy look even weaker, that excuse, after excuse is given, especially the voter fraud nonsense, which took about 1 minute to research and find it false and only perpetuated on the radical right sights.

    So this guy from the washington post thinks Obama is the Dark Knight dressed in all black?
    and mit is Superman dressed in Red White and Blue, Really?

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    June 18, 2013 6:16 p.m.

    Many conservative voters didn't vote for him because he is too much like a cameleon. He lost the important Hispanic vote for taking the tea party line on immigration. He lost a portion of the poorer working class for saying almost half of all poor Americans who don't pay taxes are sponges on those who do. (Many of these are hard working people who have jobs that don't pay very much). And finally the weather (God?) didn't cooperate either. The hurricane that happened just before the election led republican governor Christie of New Jersey to speak highly of president Obama, raising his poll numbers just before the election.

  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    June 18, 2013 9:00 p.m.

    #1 Romney lost because he's Republican--the party that appeals to white conservative men, period.

    #2 Romney lost because he was the poster boy for the upper 1%, revealed what Republicans think of 47% of Americans, and had to hide most of his tax returns at a time when people were having a hard time finding jobs.

    #3 Romney revealed himself to be just another slick politician willing to set aside the truth for votes.

  • hobbes1012003 Kaysville, UT
    June 18, 2013 9:08 p.m.

    Romneys 47% remark concerning americans is true. people just dont like to hear it. millions of people have been on welfare for YEARS. why would they vote for a man that wants to make them work for there paycheck when they can just vote for Obama and suck our country dry. Blue Collar is the only way a capitalist nation can work. And America has forgotten that. 47% just want to sit back and be given there money. No work ethic.

  • bandersen Saint George, UT
    June 18, 2013 9:37 p.m.

    I would have preferred Romney by a mile, but to those who have been deluded into thinking that either the Democrat or Republican parties have the answers, you are either living in absolute ignorance, or you are a part of the corrupt machine that keeps all of them in office. The answers to the problems vexing this country are so obvious as to defy explanation! Until the obvious is recognized, the partisanship will continue.

  • LindonMan Lindon, UT
    June 18, 2013 10:23 p.m.

    Batman worked for the good of Gotham and it happened. Obama is definitely NOT Batman. Besides, that would make Joe Biden Robin....just doesn't work.

  • FDRfan Sugar City, ID
    June 18, 2013 10:30 p.m.

    Mitt Romney lost because he is synonymous with money. This is reflected in his stand on immigration. He wants only the elite who have ideas but need money. And he is the money supply. The jobs won't be American jobs.

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    June 18, 2013 10:37 p.m.

    Romney lost because a whole generation of Americans failed to inform and educate themselves and their children. The fact that this 'reporter' is comparing the leader of the free world to a DC comic figure is proof enough of that.

    As for Mr. 'Common Touch' Obama, using the power of the IRS and the State Department to try to silence your critics seems more like a Czar than a common man to me. (Yes, the IRS scandal was known about at the top. Don't delude yourself into thinking it was a low-level staffer.)

    We have permanently high unemployment, very low real economic growth, and Obama is now on the verge of trading Iraq for Syria. I wonder how Obama's supporters, the ones still actually paying attention, feel about this turn of events.

    Thanks, I'll take the man of steel any day over what we got.

  • Joan Watson TWIN FALLS, ID
    June 18, 2013 10:40 p.m.

    Once said - said again - America shot itself in the foot when Romney was not elected the first time he ran for the presidency - America has shot itself in the head the second time he ran and was not elected. But one has to say this - pray for Pres Obama as he will need all the prayers he can get to navigate the complexities and dangers of this world - plus the serious problems and wrongs here at home.

  • Elk Hair Caddis Sandy, UT
    June 18, 2013 10:47 p.m.

    The culture has changed from what can I do for the country to what can the government do for me. That is why Obama won and the country lost.

  • Wastintime Los Angeles, CA
    June 19, 2013 12:26 a.m.

    Two face perhaps. Superman, no.

  • Bane Orem, UT
    June 19, 2013 12:37 a.m.

    Romney lost, not for all this folderol, but because the Republicans in the Midwest decided not to vote. Whether they were lazy & believed the hype that Romney was a shoe in "no matter what", I don't know.
    It's so important to vote, no better example than what happens when you don't.
    Next election (2014), Conservatives (I'm one, not GOP) need to network with everyone we can & get out the vote. Otherwise, the alteration of America will continue, with disaster ahead.
    Live & learn.

  • county mom Monroe, UT
    June 19, 2013 2:30 a.m.

    Romney was and is not superman or batman.
    Totally stupid comparisons.
    For the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Romney's loss was a good thing.
    The extreme measures that would have had to be taken to eliminate all the free loaders, the massive taxes and the ridiculous amounts of pork spent by our government would have made him very unpopular and this would not have reflected well on the church.
    The time will come when other peoples money is gone. Even now, the middle class is almost a thing of the past now. Small business owners are loosing ground, forced out of business by regulations, taxes and forced healthcare. The time is quickly coming when most people will not even have full time jobs. They will be working 2 and three part time jobs because of these regulations.
    NOT ONE politician in Washington DC cares about you and I. The dead can vote several times over, the living liberals make sure they do. DC doesn't need us any more.
    If things do not change drastically our children and grandchildren will be slaves to this ever expanding government and the wealthy politicians who ignore our constitution.

  • TA1 Alexandria, VA
    June 19, 2013 5:26 a.m.

    In my opinion Mitt Romney lost the election because he pandered to the right wing of the Republican Party. That wing represents a group of people who will not be around for a whole lot longer. There is a younger group of people who are taking over this country who are not stuck in 1950 and they are the one who will - eventually - be running things here - they are the ones that Mitt needed to engage. They are the ones the President engaged and the rest is history.

  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    June 19, 2013 5:33 a.m.

    @1conservative 6:09 p.m. June 18, 2013

    Since my mother taught me to never talk about someone (or call them names)unless you can say something nice about them - I won't talk about Barack Obama.

    ----------------

    Let me correct your statement Since my mother taught me to never talk about someone (or call them names)unless you can say something nice about them - I won't talk about Willard "Mitt" Romney.

    The country is much better off because the country's voters sent him hacking. I don't like much about Obama, but Romney would have been much, much worse for the country.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    June 19, 2013 5:51 a.m.

    Romney didn't have any one who cared if he won. I don't think that he cares. No desire.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    June 19, 2013 5:52 a.m.

    What nonsense. We can forgive the good family life,in the same sentence as forgiving hanky panky? What rubbish. Though I tend to agree that Romney should have been true to himself instead of trying to appease the far right. The worst that could have happened is what did happen, and Romney would have shown the world where he stood on things. As it was, the campaign was confused and misdirected. Mitt failed to be a leader and give America a reason to vote for him. Just saying that he wasn't Obama was not a good reason, as we saw.

  • RBB Sandy, UT
    June 19, 2013 6:26 a.m.

    Unfortunately, Romney made the important mistake of telling the truth. It is hard to win an election when a large percentage of the country is getting benefits from the government. No rational society would go year after year spending 40 percent more than its tax base. Yet we do. We have balanced the budget once in 50 years. Grandma wants her social security. Uncle Fred wants his gov. Retirement. Aunt Sue wants her disability. Cousin Jim wants his farm subsidies and food stamps. Uncle Bob want goverment support for his company. How do you win if your message if your message is fiscal restraint? Convince everyone to stop feeding at at Uncle Sam's trough?

    For a time I qualified for subsidized lunch. My parents never considered it. I took a sack lunch. My sister and her husband both worked 25-40 hours per week to get through college with four kids. Now kids are on fee waivers at school even though they get dropped off in a Cadillac Escalade. Law students are on food stamps. Multinational corporations get farm subsidies. Yep, the guy closing the candy store will rarely win election.

  • mark Salt Lake City, UT
    June 19, 2013 6:48 a.m.

    "The answers to the problems vexing this country are so obvious as to defy explanation!"

    The answers to the problems are so obvious you can't explain them? Well that makes a lot of sense.

    On the Romney thing (like anyone cares except a few people in Utah) a better comic book character to compare him to would be Two-face.

  • mohokat Ogden, UT
    June 19, 2013 6:51 a.m.

    What ever the reason the country lost what would have been a good President to a( well like a previous poster said) I can't say one good thing about him.

  • Noodlekaboodle Poplar Grove, UT
    June 19, 2013 7:23 a.m.

    I think it's kinda the opposite. Batman only became batman because he had a nice little nest egg from his parents that he turned into a fortune. Superman just kinda showed up and started beating up bad guys. I think if we are making this silly comparison Romney is Batman and Obama is Superman.

  • pragmatistferlife salt lake city, utah
    June 19, 2013 7:27 a.m.

    Pretty funny stuff Utah..wow listen to that echo.

  • JT4 Salt Lake City, UT
    June 19, 2013 8:16 a.m.

    I voted for Romney as the lesser of two evils (which, admittedly, is usually the case in an election). I didn't see enough integrity from him, i.e. I wanted him to stand up and say, "no, I'm not as conservative as some, but I believe it was the right approach in Massachusetts and it will be the right approach with the country", and then be steadfast in showing people why. Ultimately, I think the reason he lost was that he was too much like any other politician: trying to figure out what people wanted to hear and going in that direction rather than sticking to the truth.

  • Blue Salt Lake City, UT
    June 19, 2013 8:33 a.m.

    The Republican willingness - no, _preference_ to blur the line between fiction and reality never ceases to amaze.

    Romney was Superman? Seriously?

    Does that mean his offshore bank accounts are his "fortress of solitude?"

    Meanwhile, back here on Earth, there is real and urgent work to be done that requires grownup thought, grownup conversation and grownup willingness to compromise in order to reach workable solutions. Superman cant't fix our crumbling infrastructure and increasingly rigged economy, but real people working together can.

    Republicans, care to join us? Or will you further immerse yourself in a ComiCon argument about the merits of various fictional superheroes?

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    June 19, 2013 8:36 a.m.

    Romney had the economy and high unemployment in his favor. He blew the election by playing to the right wing of the GOP.

  • thatthatguy Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 19, 2013 8:58 a.m.

    A) The superman persona is the real identity, Clark Kent is the costume, the cover. When observing characters with multiple identities, look for the identity that has real relationships with other people. We never see Kal-el socializing, dating, or spending time with others as Clark Kent. All of his friends know him as Superman. All of his nemeses know him as Superman. He's only Clark Kent long enough to hand in stories, or get in somewhere undercover. If Romney is Clark Kent, then what is he like when he tears off the dress shirt?

    B) I don't know about anyone else, but I didn't vote for Romney because his economic plan wouldn't have worked. We don't have a supply problem, we have a demand problem. Too few people had jobs, and thus couldn't buy the goods and services needed to stimulate economic activity. There's no shortage of capital available to invest, there is a shortage of profitable opportunities. Cutting Social Security payments, or food stamps just means there is that much less demand for goods, and services. Romney wasn't a bad man. He just promoted the wrong plan.

  • peacemaker Provo, UT
    June 19, 2013 9:01 a.m.

    How are you Romney naysayers enjoying the government's administration thus far. Just 3 1/2 more years of watching the trust dissolve, morality decline, and seeing a people "of the government, by the government and for the government" continue to be deceived and led astray.

  • Candide Salt Lake City, UT
    June 19, 2013 9:06 a.m.

    Most of the posters here have just made my day today. Thanks for all the laughs! Mitt lost because he told the truth, wow that one will keep me smiling until lunch. Mitt flip flopped on nearly everything he ever said. He lost because the Republicans are the party of rich white men and don't represent the rest of the country and he is the poster child for rich, white men.

  • Morgan Duel Taylorsville, UT
    June 19, 2013 9:17 a.m.

    What does that mean that we no longer want big blue type individuals to be our leaders, but, we want people that reflect the Darker more wicked world? What a sad commentary. Would people now accept Adolph Hitler. Have we sunk so far that we will turn our heads and accept the leader who would put some of us in bondage? If so we are getting closer than I thought.

  • kosimov Riverdale, UT
    June 19, 2013 9:34 a.m.

    TO: Happy, ChrisB.,Truthseeker(??),and the rest:

    I get it that you are demo to the bitter end,caught up in the current "hate wave" and love to hate anyone not on your team. But the idea that Obama is a great president because Romney made mistakes in his life which were distorted beyond reason by Obama, just doesn't fly. This kind of defective thinking has become popular over the last few decades, where an opponent in any contest, sports, politics, whatever, must be made to seem monstrous and evil, rather than simply the other person in the race. Democrats and Republicans are both guilty of this, as are many Americans.

    We'll never know answers to questions about Romney vs. Obama because Obama is president and he will stop at nothing to prevent honest discourse. Romney had no chance no matter how well his campaign may have been run because there absolutely WAS massive fraud. I believe there is no end to what Obama and his people will do to stay in power now that they have the White House and, the spirit of hate and anger is so prevalent.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    June 19, 2013 9:36 a.m.

    Romney has admirable characteristics and not like many of those media personalities who would do anything to get money and a laugh. Mitt Romney is at the head of his class and people just don't like to have someone that is leading them be real even though he is powerful in language, personality, depth, and skilled in a variety of endeavors financially, personally, educationally, governmental, and just a good all around father and son.

    Even prophets are rejected by their people who want pride not integrity.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    June 19, 2013 9:45 a.m.

    peacemaker,

    "How are you Romney naysayers enjoying the government's administration thus far. Just 3 1/2 more years of watching the trust dissolve, morality decline, and seeing a people "of the government, by the government and for the government" continue to be deceived and led astray."
    ______________________________

    It's always a bumpy ride but I'm reasonably pleased with the second term so far. BTW, how are your peacemaking efforts coming along?

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    June 19, 2013 10:02 a.m.

    When the other party buys the votes of the electorate through all of the government give-a-ways, its difficult to garner a majority in an election.

  • Getting it Right Sunnyvale, CA
    June 19, 2013 10:03 a.m.

    @Dumprake

    I totally agree with your comment. I could not have said it better. The election here is turning to be a third world election event. You are d3lusional to think that the election is clean.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    June 19, 2013 10:08 a.m.

    Ask not what YOUR country can do for you, but what THIS country can do for you!

  • PP Eagle Mountain, UT
    June 19, 2013 10:21 a.m.

    It is funny - Romney has a long and proven track record of helping and supporting those less fortunate than him and being truly altruistic. Obama had a long and proven track record of being an elitist and demagogue and his record is devoid of any charitable action. Yet the "media" did their best to demonize Romney and ignore the truth because how could an "Evil" conservative be better for the poor than a hard core democrat. Another hidden fact - conservatives are more charitable than liberals by a massive amount. It is amazing how the power of the media can influence opinion.

  • PP Eagle Mountain, UT
    June 19, 2013 10:21 a.m.

    Second, about the Pinocchio comment - After every debate Romney won in the honesty department by a huge margin. The only Pinocchios he got were for opinion based things that the writer disagreed with. In fact there were writers that took the Pinocchio "facts" and presented the real data that showed Romney was actually telling the truth. Obama told provable lies and the media once again demonized Romney and gave Obama a pass.

    Romney's 48% comment to private donors was played on major media outlets. Obama had many such comments that were out there for the media to play, including comments supporting communism and government control and the media just ignored them

  • PP Eagle Mountain, UT
    June 19, 2013 10:22 a.m.

    About flip flops, a writer in the Boston Herald did an article about Romneys supposed flip flops. He examined the details of each one and found that not only did Romney not flip flop at all, he held very true to his principles. Another lie perpetuated by the media.

    So we have in the country now a state of affairs where an honest and successful man with a very altruistic track record is beaten in an election by a man with no personal accomplishments and a past that he refuses to share with they people of this country. What a sad state of affairs.

  • PP Eagle Mountain, UT
    June 19, 2013 10:26 a.m.

    One more thing - Some claimed that Romney was "too conservative or pandered to the far right" others claimed that he was too moderate. People on this board are still claiming bot sides (mostly the more notable liberal posters). Long live the uninformed voter.

  • IMAN Marlborough, MA
    June 19, 2013 10:26 a.m.

    Mr. Romney lost because the voters of the United States did not believe he was the best choice for president. Plain and simple.

  • klangton Akiachak, AK
    June 19, 2013 10:37 a.m.

    The problem with Mitt Romney, and saying he is this or that, or believes in this or that, is the reality that what he says changes so frequently that we do not know what he believes. To say that he is analogous to anything or anyone, is difficult. Mitt Romney, we did not know thee.

  • John S. Harvey Sandy, UT
    June 19, 2013 11:04 a.m.

    ROTFL - Mr. Romney lost because he wanted to make the US great place for up and coming billionaires by promoting special tax breaks for the upper 1 percent. Also his (false) pandering to the far right-wing-nut-jobs of the present day Republican party turned off voters in the great middle of the electorate (hence the lop-sided landslide defeat/victory - depending on your point of view).

    Might he have done better if we had seen the "True Mitt" as the article alleges? Who knows? But what we do know is the "False Mitt" is how he decided to present himself to the electorate.

  • Getting it Right Sunnyvale, CA
    June 19, 2013 11:08 a.m.

    @IMAN

    Romney lost because the voters of the United States did not matter on this election. The voters of the United States got r0b. Please refer to the comment of Dumplake.

  • The Skeptical Chymist SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    June 19, 2013 11:12 a.m.

    Does anyone really care about Mitt Romney anymore? He's yesterday's news.

    He lost. Get over it.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    June 19, 2013 11:38 a.m.

    I had a high opinion of Mitt’s father, George Romney. He was ahead of many Democrats in embracing the cause of civil rights for African Americans and his relations with labor unions gave him a level of support among blue collar workers that was uncommon for a Republican.

    The Republican Party had changed dramatically when time came for Mitt. In courting the right wing, he didn’t try to run on his record as Governor of liberal Massachusetts. The right wing never fully trusted him to be one of them and the left wing had their proven man in Barack Obama. It’s light-hearted fun to boil the election down to voters preferring Batman over Superman. Mitt Romney knows better. So does the Republican Party establishment.

  • Red Salt Lake City, UT
    June 19, 2013 11:38 a.m.

    Romney is Superman and Obama is Chicago Politics of lying, corruption, greed.

    The fact that America had such a clear choice between good and bad is a very telling sign about where we are going as a country.

    Besides the fact that America is flooding the earth with Pornography we are also choosing to pollute our economy and steer ourselves over a cliff morally.

    Let's hope Superman saves us anyway.

  • Badger55 Nibley, Ut
    June 19, 2013 11:48 a.m.

    TA1,
    "That wing represents a group of people who will not be around for a whole lot longer. There is a younger group of people who are taking over this country who are not stuck in 1950"

    Is it any coincidence that 60% of the people in this Country think that we are headed in the wrong direction? Maybe, the "younger group of people who are taking over" is part of the problem.

  • peacemaker Provo, UT
    June 19, 2013 11:55 a.m.

    Craig Clark

    Peace is a state of mind. Mine is good so far.
    You might want to check out an an article in the Washington Post (mostly liberal paper) by columnist Matt Patterson on June 14. Something that may assist you in you feelings about the current administration. Common sense seems to influence his opinions.

  • utah cornhusker NORFOLK, NE
    June 19, 2013 12:04 p.m.

    Unfortunately mitt lost. I think he would have been the best. But the American :people have spoken and I think obama is sllowly leading this country to demise.

  • Nan BW ELder, CO
    June 19, 2013 12:08 p.m.

    I'm here to agree with Dumprake too. The evidence was overwhelming.

  • Badger55 Nibley, Ut
    June 19, 2013 12:11 p.m.

    thathatguy,
    Romney stated throughout his campaign that his number 1 focus on the economy was jobs. He stated over and over that the unemployment in the country was too high and it was suffocating the economy. How do you create more jobs to create more demand? that is the million dollar question. Romney believed in private companies to stimulate growth (which is how this Country has operated since the industrial revolution). Obama on the other hand, believes the government can stimulate growth. Romney did not say that manufacturing would create growth, but just getting government out of the way and creating a job friendly environment would create jobs, which would create growth. Obama thinks he can pump money into manufacturing and create growth by building things.

    Romney never advocated that fixing SS, foodstamps, etc, would create jobs. Rather, he was proposing how he would try to make them sustainable. Completely separate issue. You do realize that he set up facilities for the Olympics in Utah that are still paying for themselves and are in use today? The guy knew how to make things work. He proved that. What has Obama proven? He can get re elected?

  • Grover Salt Lake City, UT
    June 19, 2013 12:13 p.m.

    Just for the sake of information are the conspiracy theorists here saying that Obama will station the black helicopters at the new NSA facility in Utah or is that info also being managed from the oval office too?

  • mark Salt Lake City, UT
    June 19, 2013 12:33 p.m.

    "You do realize that he set up facilities for the Olympics in Utah that are still paying for themselves and are in use today?"

    Badger, you do realize that those Olympic facilities were set up using a massive amount of government money, right?

    You also realize that businesses do not hire people unless they need too, right? If people are not buying from a business, and buying more then they can produce with current employees, they will not add employees. "Obama thinks he can pump money into manufacturing and create growth by building things." Yes, the government building "things" (hopefully much needed infrastructure improvements) creates good paying jobs for people that will spend their hard earned money in businesses so those businesses will then have higher demand and need more employees to fill that demand.

    It's a win win, for just a little tax money we get things we need, like infrastructure, firefighters, cops, good roads, military protection, etc etc, and businesses get a new steady stream of customers.

    Or we can bury our heads and just believe for some reason businesses will add jobs with no demand.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    June 19, 2013 1:15 p.m.

    The last 60 years of Democrat/Liberal policies has resulted in:

    - Education system at an all time low.
    - Massive spending on disgraceful social programs, filled with fraud, and disguised as "charity". I.E., food stamps, Obama phones, Unemployment, etc., etc.
    - Minority and youth unemployment rates through the roof.
    - Entitlement spending that is bankrupting the United States.
    - Energy policies that are dictated by environmentalists.
    - Military gutted.
    - Foreign policy - none.
    - IRS power abuse

  • Vince here San Diego, CA
    June 19, 2013 1:46 p.m.

    So... Superman can save the earth but not win an election?

    I missed the whole super hero alter ego during the campaign.

    I saw double-talk, but that is 180 degrees opposite alter ego.

  • oldschooler USA, TX
    June 19, 2013 1:53 p.m.

    it does not matter whether Romney or Obama or anybody else, after all A POLITICIAN IS A POLITICIAN, they do not care about us or the country, but good Romney did not win, the church would have been blamed for all his mistakes. We havae no options I geuss.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    June 19, 2013 2:06 p.m.

    How do I get an Obamaphone? Or several?

  • owlmaster2 Kaysville, UT
    June 19, 2013 2:35 p.m.

    Romney lied and exaggerated throughout his campaign... the majority of American voters recognized that and Romney lost.

    The best man won. What more is there to say?

    Live with it.....

  • CB Salt Lake City, UT
    June 19, 2013 2:58 p.m.

    Hearten by those who have commented on the glaring, unarguable fact that we live in a society
    that executes the prophesy (Isa 5:20), concerning the calling of Good, Evil and Evil, Good.
    Romney will lose nothing by this loss. The same can't be said of those who lives might have been changed by his example and the changes that would have brought about by his expertise and capabilities. America was the loser in this election.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    June 19, 2013 3:01 p.m.

    He lost because he was follow Rush Limbaugh and Hannity man.

  • jparry Provo, UT
    June 19, 2013 3:02 p.m.

    Talking about Romney as Superman says much more about the people making the comparisons than about Romney himself. And I think that the desire for a superhero leader is fundamentally wrong. The existence of superheroes in our fantasies speak in actuality to the profound sense of inadequacy we all feel in this world, and what we want from our political leaders is a firm understanding of their own and everyone's individual inadequacies, and therefore, their need for the people to be integral to the governing process--we are stronger and smarter collectively than we are individually. The American system of government was configured so it didn't need or want somebody with all power and knowledge (kings). We expect to much from our leaders and not enough from ourselves.

  • milhouse Atlanta, GA
    June 19, 2013 3:16 p.m.

    Someone should tell this guy that Batman is a DC character.

  • Wallypacker Orem, UT
    June 19, 2013 3:27 p.m.

    This is complete BS. Mitt Romney lost because he seemed mean and out of touch to many Americans (the people who voted for Obama). Examples are the infamous 47% comment and the NASCAR comment. NASCAR was a good example of his problme. When asked his opinion of NASCAR, he could have said simply "Wow, they go lickety-split" or something isomorphic to that. Instead he said "I have some friends who are NASCAR team owners." Or, how about "I like being able to fire people who provide services to me." Complete Hoof in Mouth to ~52% of the voters as it turned out. BTW, both he and his wife Ann took classes from my father at BYU. He said she was a great student!

  • A Guy With A Brain Enid, OK
    June 19, 2013 7:20 p.m.

    Mitt Romney lost because America now has a majority of voters who are fools.

    End of story.

  • small town granny small mining town, UT
    June 19, 2013 7:36 p.m.

    I agree with hobbes1012003
    People didn't want him to work because he had JOBS for them, and wanted them to do Better!!! It is much easier to live off the government and have them make all your decisions. and now small business are hurting because they can't afford insurance for their employees. The ones that want to work and are willing might be laid off over this horrifying "OBAMACARE!"

  • mark Salt Lake City, UT
    June 19, 2013 10:07 p.m.

    "Mitt Romney lost because America now has a majority of voters who are fools."

    Yeah, a guy with a "brain", that's what it was.

    "because he had JOBS for them,"

    What jobs, small town granny, did he have for them? No really. What jobs?

    And where do you get the idea that people don't want to work? Most people in this country are very hard workers.
    By the way, granny, do you work? Do you collect Social Security? Get Medicare? Or will you receive it someday? Or are you going to refuse it?

    "this horrifying "OBAMACARE!" Do the capital letters make it more horrifying?

    How horrifying that people won't be able to be kicked off their insurance. Horrifying! How horrifying they won't be refused insurgence because of preexisting conditions. Horrifying! I tell you! Horrifying! How horrifying that Business will have to provide health care to the very same labor force that makes them rich. Horrifying! Oh, by the way, they very much can afford it.

    You realize OBAMACARE! is basically the same program Governor Romney set up in Massachuesets, right?

    Horrifying!

  • Thinkman Provo, UT
    June 20, 2013 10:10 a.m.

    While Romney wasn't a perfect person nor a perfect potential president. But the fact that he really did strive for excellence and had a lot of success in his professional career and in his personal life (father, husband), he was likely the best person for the job of president in the last 20-25 years.

    Too bad the country is propping up less stellar and more "feel-good" type candidates than actually picking a leader who inspires us to do better in our professional and personal lives. We haven't had that type of leader since the 1980s. It shows.

  • mark Salt Lake City, UT
    June 20, 2013 11:06 a.m.

    "But the fact that he really did strive for excellence and had a lot of success in his professional career and in his personal life (father, husband), he was likely the best person for the job of president in the last 20-25 years. "

    Okay, take off your political blinders for just one moment. Look at the President, and ignore the fact of whether you agree with his political positions. Can you do that. Look at him just as a person. If you look at him without your partisan blinders you will see "the fact that he really did strive for excellence and had a lot of success in his professional career and in his personal life (father, husband)". Now keep those blinders off, don't put them back on quite yet, don't just have a knee jerk reaction, and you will see the truth here. Now you disagree with the President's policies, and that's cool, but that doesn't change the fact that he is a great husband and father, and that he has been successful in his life and has striven for excellence. As, quite frankly, could be said for most candidates.

  • Wally West SLC, UT
    June 20, 2013 7:33 p.m.

    Funny. I prefer the Flash.

  • junkgeek Agua Dulce, TX
    June 20, 2013 10:12 p.m.

    Mitt Romney lost because he was a terrible candidate with no vision for America.

  • Pendergast Salt Lake City, UT
    June 21, 2013 11:33 a.m.

    to A Guy With A Brain June 19...

    Really? I thought it was just 47%. That is not a majority unless my brain isn't functioning as well.

  • Thinkman Provo, UT
    June 21, 2013 8:10 p.m.

    Obama didn't create anything nor build anything in his professional life. He is about creating a a dependent class not about lifting nor inspiring others to be independent and rely n themselves and not a mothering government.

    These are the qualities of striving for excellence that Romney exemplified in his professional life.

    Frankly,I wanted a Libertarian and not a centrist Republican. But I surely didn't want a big government proponent like Obama.