Skip to comments.Time To Talk Mormon, Mitt
Posted on 11/29/2006 11:28:09 AM PST by Omega Man II
Time To Talk Mormon, Mitt
Romney needs to get past the faith issue, fast.
By John Dickerson
Posted Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006, at 7:11 PM ET
Mitt Romney. Click image to expand.Mitt Romney Mitt Romney has said that if his Mormon faith becomes an issue in his race for the presidency, he will address it at length in a speech. Does he have space on his calendar tomorrow?
The press is writing about his religion. Pollsters are asking about it, and GOP voters inevitably bring it up in any discussion of the 2008 candidates. Will his faith affect how he governs? Will it hurt his chances at winning the nomination? A debate in the blogosphere rages over Andrew Sullivan's posting of a picture of the undergarment worn by some Mormons, an act that some of the faithful have found offensive.
When they're talking about your bloomers, it's time to clear a few things up. It's not that Romney should come clean about his clean laundryhe should please stay quiet about thatbut now is the time to improve on his current approach, which has largely been to make fun of misconceptions about Mormonism. ("Take my wives, please" kinds of jokes.) If he doesn't define what his religion means to him, others will do it for himfocusing on the most loopy aspects. Constant questions and endless press coverage will get in the way of his larger task of pitching himself as the only "true conservative" in the GOP race.
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It ain't about his religion. It's about his politics. I don't like 'em.
"Andrew Sullivan's posting of a picture of the undergarment worn by some Mormons"
Oh I know he just did not go there. Those who live in Glass Freak Shows should not cast stones.
My response is always the same: Mormons have more in common with the values of mainstream American Christian denominations than do Jews. Would we be having this same debate over a Jewish candidate? I really don't think so.
To Mr. Dickerson - The First Amendment protects journalists. But Article VI of the Constitution protects candidates and elected officials from being subjected to a religious test.
So if I were Mitt, I would tell Dickerson to go to hell.
Leave it to the liberals to help him try to get past the Mormon issue -- until he gets the nomination. Then, it will be the only things that matters.
Didn't a mussie just get elected to congress? No one seems concerned about that. Who would you trust more?
I posted same above...I guess liberal journalists (like all liberals) only think that the constitution applies to them.
Incidentally, objections to a Muslim candidate for President would not be about religion, but about whether he or she will fight terrorists. (Of course I think we all know the answer to that hypothetical).
What is the obsession with one's religion though? Who cares what the guy's religion is? I certainly do not have a religious litmus test.
What about Harry Reid and his Mormon beliefs?
Yes a Muslim was elected to Congress.
BUT --- HE IS A DEMOCRAT.
Mitt Romney is a Republican. So Democrats and the MSM want to try to make an issue out of him being Mormon. The same people who said it didn't matter that Kennedy was Catholic, are the ones who are concerned about Romney and Mormonism.
There are different standards for Democrats and Republicans.
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
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.
"What about Harry Reid and his Mormon beliefs?"
Reid gets a pass, because as Democrat, everyone knows he thinks religion is just something you use to trick the rubes to vote for you.
It's kinda like Clinton's big, TV-ready, Bible. (The only part that was read in Clinton's Bible was Song of Soloman and those pages now stick together.)
"Didn't a mussie just get elected to congress? No one seems concerned about that."
Yes, as a Democrat. Democrats share the Muzzie's hatred of America and desire for its destruction.
How many people know Senator Dingy Harry is a Mormon?
I don't have a religious litmus test either, but I do worry what the media will do with the Mormon issue. I don't think it's something he can get past with a witticism. If the media decides it will be the single most important thing about his candidacy, then it will be.
He sure wasn't aspousing his Mormonism when he was talking like a liberal. I don't trust him no matter what. What bothers me is that he was a BIG star at the Idaho Republican Covention this year because of his Mormonism.
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