I’m a Mormon, and I am not strange, nor has my religion been debunked.
Not voting for someone based solely on their religious denomination is silly and childish, but to each his own.
I’m not voting for Mitt (unless he somehow inexplicably wins the nomination) because, in my view, he’s not conservative enough. (I also personally feel he’s not Mormon enough, but that alone wouldn’t sway my vote.)
I could vote for Romney, although I would not want to. I certainly would not vote against him based on his religion. That said, I think the questions Mikelson asked were in no way offensive, but were designed to reconcile public positions he has taken which appear to be at odds with his faith and to explore the reasons for his recent conversion to a prolife position (which Romney said was based upon “secular” reasons, whatever that means).
I thought Romney was petulant and arrogant in the clip. He was thin skinned and evasive. It reminded me of Bob Dole telling George Bush to “stop lying about my record”. If you are going to get angry, it should be for a good reason and you should always be in control. Romney was not. (Reagan in the 1980 Nashua debate: “I’m paying for this microphone...” comes to mind. It also helps to pick your targets. Jan Mikelson is a very popular conservative radio host in Iowa and a dustup with him on the eve of the Ames straw poll cannot be good strategy if you are trying to woo conservatives who are skittish about you anyway.
I thought the time for Romney to show some righteous anger would have been when Mike Wallace asked him that incredibly rude question about whether he had premarital sex with his wife. Instead he just laughed nervously and changed the subject. That was a real opportunity missed, but it told me that Romney is too wishy washy and will say whatever is necessary to get elected. He is not a real leader. I can’t imagine Fred Thompson or George W. Bush (or the Gipper for that matter) not clobbering the liberal Wallace for such a question, which would be applauded by all conservatives and nost every decent American
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“Im not voting for Mitt (unless he somehow inexplicably wins the nomination) because, in my view, hes not conservative enough.”
Well said, and darn close to how I feel, and I, too, am Mormon.