Skip to comments.Romney Favors Hubbard Novel
Posted on 05/04/2007 8:03:11 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
When asked his favorite novel in an interview shown yesterday on the Fox News Channel, Mitt Romney pointed to Battlefield Earth, a novel by L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology.
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But did he see the movie?
XD Fair enough!
They used to call these kinds of books 'penny dreadfuls'.
Agree! I really like the series, though a few of the later ones weren’t as good. David Weber, more!!
Gosh! That's really impressive.
Hang on, I'm working on it...coming soon.
I didn't remember the guy's name but I'll go with it. The thing is, you're either married or not.
Her ideas were brilliant.
I didn't say they weren't. It's her writing that gets me. She needed an editor to tighten up Atlas Shrugged. The Fountainhead was much tighter.
We the Living is just brutal to read. She put into words what the average liberated new Soviet went through if they had 'exploited' the workers like her factory owning parents (in the book that is). You can just picture the greyness of everyone's life under the communists and God forgive them is someone over you had athoriti!
It’s not all that hard. Use whatever language you are familiar with and add the Italian endings and there it is.
We just spent a week with those people. You cannot misunderestimate their weirdness.
I liked the book. I think that anyone who didn’t is probably full of body thetans, and needs a good auditing.
Wait. I detect a pattern. Hubbard was a pretty good sci-fi writer until he followed through on his observation that he could create a religion out of thin air. Joseph Smith was a pretty good story teller until he followed through on his observation that he could create a religion out of this air.
No wonder it's Mitt's fave book.
(For the record, it's not MY observation that I bring up Joseph Smith's story-telling ability; it's actually his mom who said such--that he could enrapture family members in his pre-Mormon years with great yarns).
Laugh-a while-a you can, monkey boy!
I don’t appreciate lectures, and besides it makes you sound negative, like you do not believe that rational minds can seek out the truth.
I don’t believe Romney is searching for ways to better America. I think he is running purely on his ego, like Hillary Clinton does. He isn’t the only candidate who is doing so.
I haven’t found any forward-looking Republicans as of late. If you hadn’t noticed those on the Hill are paralyzed with fear and they want to play nice. They do not step up to the plate and challenge the Democrats.
Because of this, I don’t owe anyone in office or running for office allegiance. They must first earn my respect and then my vote.
It’s a sad fact that a large amount of people are intimidated if not turned off by what hey percieve as ‘elitist high culture’. I think Romney may have had that in mind.
Yes, but going by many of these posts - it is working.
George Washington’s mom didn’t appreciate what George was doing either. Some moms are like that.
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