Skip to comments.Election 2008: 43% Would Never Vote for Mormon Candidate (Rasmussen Poll)
Posted on 11/20/2006 8:24:45 AM PST by areafiftyone
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"I can't believe that anyone would be that superficial."
Religion is hardly superficial to many people.
I would have serious qualms about voting for a devout Shiite Muslim, to use an extreme example.
Or a Scientologist, as I would doubt their sanity.
My guess is that Olene Walker, who was acting governor of Utah after Mike Leavitt went to Washington, is a Mormon. But it is instructive that she ran on the ticket as a Lt. Governor and was gently moved aside when the time came to choose a candidate for 2004.
Ronna Romney ran for Senate in Michigan against Carl Levin a long time ago.
George Romney was a Mormon.
According to our founding fathers, they wanted us to elect Christian rulers.
It is important because it impacts how you view your job.
Well, it is possible that a Mormon could be a better president than a Methodist or a Catholic. But I'd have a hard time trusting one. Their beliefs are so darn strange.
You didn't vote for President Bush?!
Oh, and who can forget poor Enid Greene Waldholz, single-term representative from Salt Lake County who inadvertently led to the election of Scott Matheson by paving the way for Merrill Cook.
They even have baptism for the dead, completely unbiblical.
Bush might as well start redecorating for Hillary.
OK, when was the last time you saw members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints shouting "JOSEPH SMITH AKHBAR!" and detonating a bomb vest?
Or, for that matter, a Scientologist shouting "L. RON HUBBARD AKHBAR!" and flying an airplane into a building?
I'm the sort who judges people by their conduct, not by what building they worship in.
The Shiite Muslim might be a problem, but you'd have to define "devout," because if you think FR is a fractious flame-flinging lot over who is and isn't a RINO, Islam is getting that way over who is and isn't a MINO, and those disputes tend to get lethal.
We are electing him to be President, not to be our kids' Sunday school teacher.
He will appeal to the Reagan Democrats, women and Catholics (who remember JFK's fight for acceptance).
...yes, in answer to your question, George Romney's religion was an issue,back in the day, more so even then now...I believe an attractive enough candidate can completely negate the faith issue (can we say JFK?)...and I love the concept of 'First Ladies", lol...
Lots of famous Mormon Politicians....including women....
here's the list
They had a really peculiar way of enforcing it...
Article VI, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution:
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the members of the several state legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the United States and of the several states, shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.
"Besides, he is cute."
There are actually some posters here who think women shouldn't vote. This comment certainly gives ammunition to their side.
A Mormon is not like electing the first Catholic.
The hurdle is much higher.
Many evangelicals will be put off by him.
Do you mean that good Mormons don't get their own universe or planet to rule after they die?
Or do you mean that Mormons are Trinitarians?
Or do you mean that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit weren't once human beings like us?
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