even the mormans support obama.Salt Lake Tribune throws support behind Obama

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Free Thinker, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. 1 hour ago
    Salt Lake Tribune throws support behind Obama

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    CNN's Dana Davidsen

    (CNN) – The Salt Lake Tribune announced in an editorial published Friday its endorsement of President Barack Obama for the 2012 race, questioning the "pragmatic, inclusive" former Massachusetts governor's change into Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

    "The president has earned a second term. Romney, in whatever guise, does not deserve a first," the Utah newspaper said in the editorial.

    "The Salt Lake Tribune editorial board had hoped that Romney would exhibit the same talents for organization, pragmatic problem-solving and inspired leadership that he displayed here more than a decade ago," said the Tribune.

    "Instead, we have watched him morph into a friend of the far right, then tack toward the center with breathtaking aplomb. Through a pair of presidential debates, Romney's domestic agenda remains bereft of detail and worthy of mistrust."

    Of more importance, the paper said, was Romney's lack of clarity and specifics on his proposal to reduce the deficit, asserting that GOP nominee's plan doesn't add up. The paper also pointed to Romney's now-infamous "47%" comments caught on a secretly-recorded video at a private fund-raiser in Florida suggesting that nearly half of Americans will vote for Obama because they are reliant on government services.
  2. WoW !!!!!
  3. Lucrum


    You spew hate towards the religious daily. You despise religion and remind us literally every day. Yet you think it's noteworthy a religious newspaper backs Obama? The hypocrisy of not so free thinker knows no bounds.
  4. http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/15/romney-is-attacked-by-his-fathers-longtime-aide/

    Romney Is Attacked by His Father’s Longtime Aide


    A longtime aide to George W. Romney issued a harshly worded critique of Mitt Romney, accusing him of shifting political positions in “erratic and startling ways” and failing to live up to the distinguished record of his father, the former governor of Michigan.

    Walter De Vries, who worked for the senior Mr. Romney throughout the 1960s, wrote that Mitt Romney’s bid for the White House was “a far cry from the kind of campaign and conduct, as a public servant, I saw during the seven years I worked in George Romney’s campaigns and served him as governor.”

    “While it seems that Mitt would say and do anything to close a deal – or an election,” he wrote, “George Romney’s strength as a politician and public officeholder was his ability and determination to develop and hold consistent policy positions over his life.”

    Mr. De Vries’s stinging assessment was contained in a nearly 700-word essay that he distributed to a small group of journalists with whom he has spoken over the past year. He said it was an outline for a book that may or may not be published. A spokeswoman for the Romney campaign declined to comment.

    A registered independent, who said he voted for Barack Obama in 2008, Mr. De Vries has previously expressed reservations about Mr. Romney’s political postures in interviews, but never with such sweep.

    In a telephone interview, he said he was motivated to write the essay by “an accumulation” of Mr. Romney’s actions, like his comment about 47 percent of Americans and his decision to campaign with Donald Trump.

    Mr. De Vries said he was annoyed by Mr. Romney’s repeated references recently to his father as inspiration and influence on him.

    “I just don’t see it,” he said. “Where is it? Is it on issues, no? On the way he campaigns? No.”

    Mr. De Vries continued, “George would never have been seen with the likes of Sheldon Adelson or Donald Trump.”

    (Mr. Adelson, a casino magnate, is a major donor to the “super PACs” that support Mr. Romney.)

    Mr. De Vries, who said he wished to the see the Republican Party return to its moderate roots, said he intended to vote for Mr. Obama on Election Day.
  5. Ricter


    I disagree with them, "of more importance, the paper said, was Romney's lack of clarity and specifics on his proposal to reduce the deficit, asserting that GOP nominee's plan doesn't add up," though of course that's very important.

    That's not uncommon for politicians. Neither is it uncommon for politicians to fail to deliver on their promises. These things have become cliche in our country over the course of history. I think it's more important that Romney is going back on his promises before he is elected.
  6. Max E.

    Max E.

    Good thing the "Salt Lake Tribune" came out with their opinion, I was almost tempted To vote without even knowing the facts.
  7. You say it's hypocrisy, I say its stupidity.
    Some people say I can't compromise* so I'll say it's both.

    *So there ,I'm all compromised out for the year.
  8. It is wonderfully noteworthy, that persons vote will cancel out yours.

    in fact that person has a conscience whereas you're just another vacant minded ABO.
  9. I find Your implications, STUPID beyond belief.
  10. you put too much of emphasis on yourself, phoenix.
    #10     Oct 20, 2012