>> While I would not vote for a Mormon Presidential candidate, I would vote for a Presidential candidate that happened to be Mormon.
Very Very well said!
So, the question in my mind is how conservative can Mitt be if hes the Governor of Taxachusetts?
Exactly. Me too and I am Mormon.
Just because he happens to be Mormon doesn't mean beans to me. In fact if he goes about touting the fact that he IS Mormon that will probably cause me to dislike him.
Even more, I take my religion seriously enough to know that it shouldn't be denegrated down to the level of politics. Nor should one pretend that a 'religion' supports your candidacy.
We call that Priestcraft, which basically means you use religion in order to get gain for yourself.
(by the way Mormons don't believe in taking money for their religion. no paid bishops, stake presidents,etc. The only people who get any money at all are those who devote 100% of their time to service and even they don't get a 'salary'...all those missionaries in general are self paid)
If he was Jewish or whatever, and qualified, so be it. I would vote for candidates regardless of denomination if they are good upstanding people who are doing whats right.