To quote a famous so-called leader: "What difference (at this point)
Senator, does it make?"Seriously, can we stop looking in the
rear view mirror and pine for what might have been with Mitt? I'm not sure
how much better shape we would be in given the out of control bureaucracy and
spending we have from the federal government.
We get what we elect. Our elected officials are a reflection of our
Don't blame me, I voted for Mitt Romney!
He lost why don't he sit down and shut up? And this paper is the only
carrying this story, and is this really news at all?
In the course of a long campaign, lots of things get said about lots of issues.
It's impossible to be wrong about everything as much as it is to be
unfailingly correct. With clever editing, you can make anyone into a genius.We'll never know precisely how a Romney administration would have
led the nation, but it's not impossible to consider "more war" as a
His biggest fans are no more specific about issues than he was. And in the end
he still will never be the POTUS and for very good reasons.
A serious question needs to be asked. In all seriousness - Did this article
need to be written? If your answer is "yes" - what are the reasons?
How is it newsworthy that Romney said some stuff a few months/years ago? DNews
- pick up your news game. There is serious stuff going on in the world.
Like clcokwork, these "If Mitt had won" stories.
Prediction rates go up when you take both sides of many issues depending on
what's convenient at the time.
Monk: If we don't learn from our mistakes we are doomed to repeat them.People can disagree whether the election of Obama is a national mistake.
But if we don't at least discuss it, then we will continue to follow the
same pattern and face the same problems. Those that like the pattern we are
following will reject this out of hand or, like some commenters on here, simply
put their fingers in their ears and refuse to listen. Those that are extremely
unhappy with what's happening in our nation will take this information and
trumpet it as loud as they can. Both positions are equally unable to be involved
in meaningful discussion.However, there are those (I like to think a
fairly good segment of our society) that are capable of introspection,
discussion, listening, and even changing their minds on occasion.Just because you don't like the article doesn't preclude reasonable
people from considering what we can learn from the past. This article was
written for us, not you.
Buyers often justify a bad purchase by rationalizing away the bad. This
certainly seems to be the case with Obama supporters. On the flip
side, when a great deal is missed or lost, we often regret losing the
opportunity. This is the case with Romney supporters.
The relevance is that trite sound bytes have taken over serious debate in our
nation's politics. It works both ways and the only ones to blame for
allowing it is us, as voters. So this story is relevant to try to help us avoid
it in the future.
Based on his first term in office Mr. Obama should not have been reelected. He
has consistently won over Americans with his saavy talk, which is a shame. I
voted for Mr. Romney but I'm not sure he was the right person for the job.
He was certainly a better choice than Mr. Obama. Just look at the Syrian issues
we're currently facing. Mr. Obama is not a leader, he's not making
decisions that will benefit our country or those poor Syrians who are being
murdered by their country's leaders. What a shame that we have a ghost
leader like Mr. Obama, he's not benefiting anyone.
So we are seriously discussing what Mitt Romney would have done if elected,
based on a BuzzFeed article. I like the Buzzfeed website, but the top storys on
their page right now are "17 Disney characters and the actors that play
them", "16 disapointing pintrest beauty fails" and "This is
what it looks like when two Spanish hipsters take Super Mario themed engagement
photos."Maybe it's just my opinion, but BuzzFeed is not the
internets most reliable news source....
"ghost leader"? Does this represent a change from yesterday's
epithet - "tyrant"? I'm catching the implication that Pres. Mitt
would somehow have kept anything bad from happening in Syria. By preemptive
attack, I guess. It worked so well under GWB.
not here,Just wondering... did you write this same complaint to the paper
when Al Gore did not " sit down and shut up" when he lost? Democrats
played the same game for the next 4 years, and again after Kerry lost.Did you complain when past Democrat Presidents came out and criticized
subsequent Republican Presidents? (Republican Presidents have NOT done
that).At least President Bush is being quiet. He could be saying
"I told you so", like President Clinton and Carter have been doing
making millions on the speaking circuit criticizing future Presidents.
@not here10:12 a.m.Re "He lost why don't he sit down
and shut up?"...Keep in mind... it's not Mitt Romney saying
this. It's some finance guy from his campaign. Romney has actually been
quite silent since the election. So let's not pretend or mis-represent
that Romney is the one saying he was right. It's some random guy from his
campaign that wanted some media attention.
"Everything" except the election night results...
The reporter (no byline) wrote this:America could have...steered clear of
the housing crisis if Al Gore had won the 2000 presidential race.I'd really like to hear more on that.
May our Obama voters get what they voted for.
Most of you are debating the wrong article. This article is about whether or not
the things Romney predicted would happen in an Obama presidency are in fact
happening. I think you could go back and look at his predictions and find out
that he has a very high prophesy rating compared to most candidates in most
elections. It is certainly much higher than Obama's prophesy rate of his
own administration.The discussion of what Romney would have done if
he had been in office is a curiosity but nobody really knows. All we know is
that he nailed it pretty darn well when he said what would happen under Obama.
@worf"May our Obama voters get what they voted for."Aww, that's so nice of you to say, especially when I'm pretty sure
you disagree with most of the things we were voting for.
Romney would have been far worse. I continually thank God that he wasn't
inflicted on the country.
It seems to me that this article is about nothing, other than sour grapes.Its appearance here leave open the accusation that DN pleases some of its
readers by giving them a chance to voice their same old complaints.Rather than the Romney campaigner and some of the commenters berating the
American public for somehow getting it wrong, due to being mesmerized by the
evil Obama, perhaps they could employ the very useful habit of saying "Where
did we go wrong?"Mr Romney faced a very vulnerable candidate, but his
own characteristics caused him to be thoroughly trounced in the Electoral
College.Where is the "How can we learn to help our country
better?" in these comments?
@atl134:You're right. I disagree, and take no responsibility
for what's happening to this country.For several reasons,
I'm glad Mitt didn't win the election. This country must suffer some
pain to regain its common sense.
Another trip down memory lane with Mitt Romney...no... make that a Mitt Romney
surrogate.There...all better...No...wait there's more...If Mitt had only paid attention to Nate Silver rather Dick Morris, Karl Rove
and the rest of the foxnews echo chamber...If voters could have been sure
of which Romney they were voting for...If Mitt had not allowed himself to
be pushed so far to the right...If Mitt had only listened to himself
before running...No...if Mitt had listened to himself...he would have
never run...We would miss these never ending tributes to the
ineffectiveness of the well paid Romney Campaign...I hope the DN continues
to run these stories...Forever.
Mitt must--secretly in his heart--just REJOICE EVERY DAY that he lost and
doesn't have to deal with all these impossible-to-fix problems.
@atl134... similar to being a prophet huh?
@2bits I think about the campaign every single day, and what a shame it is who
we have in the White House,” Spencer Zbitswick, who worked as
Romney’s finance director and is a close friend to his family, told
Buzzfeed.This guy was like another son to Romney not "some random
@ bungalow:You could not be more wrong about Mitt Romney.
You've spent way too much time listening to Obama campaign ads and not near
enough time actually finding out who Mitt really is. His past services, both in
public and in his private life have shown that Mitt both does understand and
care about middle and lower-class Americans... regardless of what some
sound-byte, taken completely out of context, sounded like. Don't
hold it against someone just because they've achieved high success in their
life. Decisions based on jealousy are always bad. Unfortunately, that was a
factor in how too many people voted last election. You are also
totally wrong about GOP "trickle-down" economic principles being shown
to clearly not work. President Reagan proved beyond doubt that those economic
principles do work. It's Obama's current economic ideas that have
gotten us into the biggest financial mess this country has ever been in... ever!
In just 5 years, Obama has increased our federal deficit by over 70%, with
increases averaging over a trillion dollars a year. It's an amount that
most people (and apparently you) can't actually wrap their minds around.
Big trouble ahead!
Don't judge Romney based on your ignorance.
Romney people need to move on . All of the issues we face would have essentially
been the same regardless. Romney lost, in part because of his poor leadership
and inability to provide a vision. I saw nothing in him that would suggest he
would have been better Nothing. .
I see from some of the preceeding comments that some of the misinformation and
mis-characterizations circulated by the Obama campaign are still circulating.
truth is, Obama's campaign was and his style of leadership still are
examples of why so many people hate politics. Romney was a breath of fresh air.
But, here we are, back in the smog.
Mitt was not a man of principles. NDAA, war, obamacare. First he was against
Obamacare, now he's passionately for it.
Oh here's a Mitt prophecy he was wrong about. In defense of Obama signing
NDAA he said "Obama won't abuse that power" LOL Really? Ya
don't think? Give me a break. Sorry, Mitt is not a great leader, and
worse he's a horrible judge of character.
I can't imagine anyone being happy with the administration we have other
than those in the administration or those receiving the handouts from the
administration. The rest of the country is extremely disappointed.
A pro Romney, what if, Hindsight is always 20-20, pander to the base, fluff
piece in the Deseret News. What's next a forecast that the sun
will rise tomorrow?
Pendergast,A lot of people mocked Romney when he claimed Russia was the
United States greatest geopolitical foe. That was not a hindsight comment and
no one on the left wanted to believe it. But here we are...
Let me sum up this silly little article in one sentence:I was right because I
Not Here...if you don't like it don't read it.Anyone who
speculates what would have happened if Mitt was elected is living in a fantasy
world. Nothing on the scale talked about in these comments can be done by one
man even if he is the POTUS. However, on man can make things things happen,
particularly if he is the POTUS.Obama has failed as a leader and because
Mitt wasn't elected, no one can say he would have succeeded if they are to
be truthful. Obama failed in his first term, but the majority expected him
to change without a reason so they should have known it wouldn't but they
didn't.Hopefully we have learned. Hopefully we won't continue
down this road to distruction by re-electing those like Mike Lee, Ted Cruz,
Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid...the problems not the solutions in Washington.We
need new leadership; people who will listen to the majority of their
constituents and work hard to find solutions to problems, not be the problems to