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Santorum aide: 'Why is Mormonism off-limits?' (Politico)
Politico ^ | 2/22/12 | EMILY SCHULTHEIS

Posted on 02/23/2012 3:26:15 PM PST by Allon

Via Byron York, Rick Santorum's advisers are frustrated by the focus on Santorum's "Satan" and "good and evil" comments without similar attention to Mitt Romney's faith:

[S]pecifically religious questioning of Romney is as rare as specific Romney statements about Mormon beliefs. Given the current grilling of Santorum, that is a source of growing frustration to Santorum's advisers. "Why is Mormonism off limits?" asks one. "I'm not saying it's a seminal issue in the campaign, but we're having to spend days answering questions about Rick's faith, which he has been open about. Romney will turn on a dime when you talk about religion. We're getting asked about specific tenets of Rick's faith, and when Romney says, 'I want to focus on the economy,' they say, OK, we'll focus on the economy."

With the headlines Santorum's faith has made, and the fact that today is Ash Wednesday, issues of faith and religion are sure to come up at tonight's debate — but whether that includes focus, by candidates or moderators, on Romney's Mormonism is an open question.


TOPICS: History; Miscellaneous; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: catholic; catholicism; elections; mitt; mormonism; religion; ricksantorum; santorum
Hasn't Mormonism been the subject of political speech for the last 4 years? Someone on Santorum's staff needs to rethink this direction, as it looks a bit desperate.
1 posted on 02/23/2012 3:26:23 PM PST by Allon
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To: Allon

It’s not off limits. Just ask Rubio.


2 posted on 02/23/2012 3:29:47 PM PST by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Allon
I'd rather know why Black Liberation Theology is off limits.

ML/NJ

3 posted on 02/23/2012 3:30:59 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: Allon
Because every religion is sacred to the secular. Except Catholicism.

Besides, Mormons have same PR people as Muslims, apparently.

4 posted on 02/23/2012 3:30:59 PM PST by the invisib1e hand
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The story looks like little more than hearsay to me but it is from Pollutico.


5 posted on 02/23/2012 3:32:21 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Allon
If this retard is typical of the people President Santorum will surround himself with, I'll take a pass on him.

Can these idiots not see that they're playing right into Politico's and the rest of the DemocRAT Media's hands?

6 posted on 02/23/2012 3:34:17 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

You are correct. This meat head should stick to parking cars.


7 posted on 02/23/2012 3:37:11 PM PST by org.whodat (Sorry bill, I should never have made all those jokes about you and Lewinsky, have fun.)
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To: Allon

Is he asking the Romniacs to play fair?


8 posted on 02/23/2012 3:38:47 PM PST by marron
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To: Allon

Because Romney knows how crazy Mormonism really sounds to outsiders. He is banking on fooling people that Mormonism is ‘just another Christian religion’ which it isn’t. If they start digging, Mitt will look even crazier than he already does.


9 posted on 02/23/2012 3:39:17 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: Allon

rare as specific Romney statements about Mormon beliefs.
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We’ll fix that...

Mitt Romney, Dec, 2007, speaking at the George Bush Presidential Library: “I believe in my Mormon faith and I endeavor to live by it. My faith is the faith of my fathers – I will be true to them and to my beliefs.”


10 posted on 02/23/2012 3:39:34 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Allon

BTW why isnt this over in the Religion Forum

Oh yes thats right

Mormonism is not a credible religion...


11 posted on 02/23/2012 3:41:34 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Here is why Romney’s faith isn’t being talked about.

The Democrats are waiting for him to seal the nomination then they will blast it up until election day. They are way too quiet which means they are up to something.

In a way I think that Obama going after the Church brings religion into the picture which opens the door to attacks on Romney.


12 posted on 02/23/2012 3:44:55 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: Allon

Mormonism has been off limits, almost nobody even knows that Mitt Romney is a Bishop, a son of a Bishop, that both he and his father were Mormon Cardinals (Stake Presidents).

Nobody knows that Romney is not a Christian and is heading to become a God, or wears magic underwear 24 hours a day, Mormonism has not been questioned or discussed much at all.

Nobody has mentioned that the Senate is already headed by a Mormon, and that Mitt would mean the Presidency as well, and whether that has anything to do with the “White Horse Prophecy”.


13 posted on 02/23/2012 4:01:32 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Yelp if GOPEe doesn’t bring it up now, you can bet Axelrod will go after it big time in the fall.

Any one that question why the issue send them to read the first two chapaters of Tricia Erickson’s book on Amazon. It’s free. CAN MITT ROMNEY SERVE TWO MASTERS?


14 posted on 02/23/2012 4:03:57 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: the invisib1e hand
Because every religion is sacred to the secular. Except Catholicism.

No Christian is hated by the media and the left, and Hollywood, like the Evangelical Protestant.

15 posted on 02/23/2012 4:03:57 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Allon

Exactly. Obama WILL tell the country what mormons believe and then it’s too late to get a new candidate. People know what Christians, Catholics, Muslims believe, why not momons? Romney get a pass while Rick has to take heat for something that was purposly twisted to hurt him.


16 posted on 02/23/2012 4:05:49 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Allon

There beliefs are so out there that mormons are calling themselves Christians. I’ve had debates with them explaining to be of the same faith you must have the same god. They want to attach themselves to Christians, but I know I don’t believe I am a god or will get a planet of my own if I am good. They insult Jesus by calling him satans brother & Mary by saying she had sex with Jesus and satans father. You can go on and on. How do you think Catholics and Christians are going to feel when they hear he is slandering Jesus and Mary? People have a right to know. This is why I will NEVER vote for romney. I will go third party.


17 posted on 02/23/2012 4:13:40 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Linda Frances
They want to attach themselves to Christians ...

And they don't display the cross. As Fauna said in Sweet Thursday, "There's people will buy anything."

All I know is that it's a twisted "Christian" who uses his political office to foist the homosexual agenda on kids and to make abortion cheap and on-demand, subsidized by taxpayers. Romney has done those things.

I'm with you. Romney, Mormon or not, is as off the table as Obama.

18 posted on 02/23/2012 4:31:28 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: Allon

Christine O’Donnell’s youthful dabbling in Wiccan wasn’t off limits...


19 posted on 02/23/2012 4:35:24 PM PST by Kay Ludlow (Government actions ALWAYS have unintended consequences...)
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To: Allon

He may want to control his aides better. This comes off as whining, saying why are you going after me, what about the other guy. I dont know if that is a political winner.


20 posted on 02/23/2012 4:36:31 PM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: ml/nj

BUMP!


21 posted on 02/23/2012 4:39:23 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Allon
Because every religion is sacred to the secular. Except Catholicism. Besides, Mormons have same PR people as Muslims, apparently.

allow me to add that Morms and Muzzies have people in high places; whereas the Catholics in high places sold their puny little souls long ago.

22 posted on 02/23/2012 4:41:28 PM PST by the invisib1e hand
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To: reaganaut

Yep and because the vast majority of voters have no clue or interest in finding OUT about Mormonism.

I expect that from non-Christians but it’s disturbing when CHRISTIANS spew and buy into this nonsense because they are too dang lazy to find out the truth.


23 posted on 02/23/2012 4:59:10 PM PST by bonfire
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To: Allon

...because Obama wants to use the Mormonism comments later?


24 posted on 02/23/2012 5:03:05 PM PST by madison10
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To: Tennessee Nana
BTW why isnt this over in the Religion Forum? Oh yes thats right Mormonism is not a credible religion..

Oh, it's a credible religion. The religion just isn't Christianity as the Mormons claim.

25 posted on 02/23/2012 5:05:27 PM PST by madison10
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To: bonfire

majority of voters have no clue or interest in finding OUT about Mormonism.

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I am pleased, however, with the progress the Flying Inmans have made here on FR in showing people the truth of Mormonism. The tone and view of the LDS has greatly changed the last few years and that is a good thing.

Now, we just need to reach the REST of the voters with what Mormons really believe/teach.


26 posted on 02/23/2012 5:11:42 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: BarnacleCenturion
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Here's my "Two Cents" on this news article ... with all deference to Free Republic's famous "JohnHuang2" of ages past ...


Many folks have been speculating that Willard and Rickey have a secret "under the table" agreement to clandestinely support each other ... and they would be the GOP Ticket emerging from the 2012 Tampa Convention ...


Indeed ... to aid as a possible DISTRACTION to this theory ...

Rush Limbaugh today (2012-02-23) opined at length (strangely repeating himself several times) ...

that Rush Limbaugh thinks that Willard and Dr. Winkie (Ron Paul) have a secret agreement to support each other ...

I call Rush's comments a deliberate distraction ...



In fact, and I think History will reveal, that Willard and Rickey DO have a SECRET agreement ...

and Rush Limbaugh ... being a semi-closet supporter of both "Bain Capital" Romney ... and "I'm NOT Newt Gingrich" Rickey Santorum ...

is trying to distract us with this Ron Paul nonsense ...


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"Dittos" ... as Rush Limbaugh would say ...

To this suddenly appearing article in that Bastion of Truth ... "The Politico" ... a business-subsidary auxilliary of "The Washington Compost" ...

WHY would "now" someone (publicly) begin to raise the NUCLEAR ISSUE of Willard's role as a Mormon Archbishop ?

And ... WHY ... would that "someone" be linked to Mr. Metrosexual Ski-Sweater Ricky Santorum ?

It's still the "usual suspects" of course ...

The Politico uses "unnamed" sources on the Santorum Campaign ...

"How convenient", as The Church Lady (Dana Carvey) would observe ...


====================================


Is The Politico just "firing a shot" across Mitt's bow ... in exchange for a Quid-Pro-Quo "exclusive" interview with the Archbishop ?

Or is The Politico trying to TORPEODO the "secret" Willard-Rickey alliance ... to help preserve an 2012 election victory for The Kenyan ?


"Film at Eleven" ...




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27 posted on 02/23/2012 5:26:32 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: narses; Pyro7480; NYer; Salvation
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"Why is Mormonism off limits?" asks one. "I'm not saying it's a seminal issue in the campaign, but we're having to spend days answering questions about Rick's faith, which he has been open about. Romney will turn on a dime when you talk about religion. We're getting asked about specific tenets of Rick's faith, and when Romney says, 'I want to focus on the economy,' they say, OK, we'll focus on the economy."

28 posted on 02/23/2012 5:27:30 PM PST by Dajjal ("I'm not concerned about the very poor." -- severely conservative Mitt Rmoney)
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To: Allon

I think the answer to this is obvious: they are saving it for the general.


29 posted on 02/23/2012 6:07:51 PM PST by .45 Long Colt
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To: Allon

If Romney can’t break free from something as demonstrably untrue as Mormonism, what kind of president would he be?


30 posted on 02/23/2012 8:55:46 PM PST by Kevmo (If you can define a man by the depravity of his enemies, Rick Santorum must be a noble soul indeed.)
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