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The Man Who Made Romney Possible (Gordon B.Hinckley, Interesting Eulogy, Time Article) ^ | Jan. 29, 2008 | DAVID VAN BIEMA

Posted on 02/05/2008 1:51:06 AM PST by dixjea

Gordon B. Hinckley will be remembered for a lot of things within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whose President and Prophet he was until his death Sunday at 97.... But for the rest of the country, he may be credited as the man who helped make Mitt Romney's presidential candidacy possible.... were it not for Hinckley's relentless 20-year publicity campaign to assure fellow Christians that Mormons, as he insisted, were not "weird," Romney would have had a much more difficult time overcoming the impression that many have of his faith....

By the time Hinckley took over as de facto head of the church in the mid-1980s, the Mormon church's rapid growth — from a million members in the 1940s to 14 million today — was stirring the curiosity and anger of Evangelicals competing for souls...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hinckley; mormon; romney
Nice insights into lifetime contributions of recently deceased president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Gordon B Hinckley: Outlining his contributions to the history and culture that produced Mitt Romney.
1 posted on 02/05/2008 1:51:09 AM PST by dixjea
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To: dixjea

MSM trying to politicize everything.

2 posted on 02/05/2008 2:13:27 AM PST by iowamark
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Its part of the Clinton legacy - everything in the world has to be viewed through the lens of politics, polls and political benefit. It’s sad and its a trend which we will never likely reverse because the media has come to depend on it for something to write about.

Used to be that politics was that thing which happened every other November. Now its the thing which happens every week and not a single up or down day in the stock market or a hiring or firing in the government doesn’t enter into the rise or demise of some politicians fortune in some infinitesimal way.

3 posted on 02/05/2008 2:44:55 AM PST by bpjam (I'll crawl over broken glass to vote against McCain (or the Huck))
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