Skip to comments.Santorum Says He'll Contend in Iowa (Romney not in a cult - is a Christian)
Posted on 10/09/2011 8:44:42 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
..........Now that Chris Christie and Sarah Palin have decided not to run, many political watchers are predicting that there is room on the right for one more contender to join the top ranks. Santorum said his path to victory lies in the Iowa caucuses, The strategy is to go down and talk to the people of Iowa and do town hall meetings. And I have been to 70 counties of the 99 counties. We are not hitting huge crowds but we are hitting the people who are the engine of the Iowa caucuses. And they are talking and have influence in their community.
This week at the Value Voters Summit in Washington, DC, the big news did not come from a candidate for president, but rather a supporter of Texas Governor Rick Perry. Baptist minister Robert Jeffress introduced Perry and after the candidates speech said that Republican frontrunner Mitt Romneys Mormon religion is a cult.
When asked to comment about Romneys faith, Santorum whos a favorite of Christian conservatives, said that he does not believe Mormonism is a cult and that Mitt Romney is a Christian.
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Luther summed it up nicely despite his antipathy for moslems-- he said he would rather the governed by a "wise Turk" than a "foolish Christian."
I don't want to see Romney either but I'll take him over Obama any day.
This is a silly issue because the quote came, not from Perry, but from the minister at Perry’s church. Santorum was being extra careful about his statements, as he has been through out this campaign, in an effort to avoid the controversy that his statements about homosexuality have caused.
I am quite sure that Rick Perry, if asked directly, would not label Mitt Romney as a member of a cult.
I am really, really tired of the nonsense from the media, with all the irrelevant gotcha’ questions and articles. I did finally see one negative Romney article that claimed that Romney was a secret Keynesian.
Don’t know about the Baptists, but the Catholic Church does not recognize Mormon baptisms, because they don’t have the same understanding of the Trinity as Christians.
“Perry told a reporter in Iowa that he did not agree with Jeffress.”.......
“At an event in Iowa later Friday, Perry was asked if he believes Mormonism is a cult. “No,” Perry said.”....
All the candidates are being asked if they think Romney’s religion is a cult. All have been “nice-nice” about it.
However, when the same MSM asked the candidates about the painted rock, none defended Rick Perry against the smear that he’s a racist (if one did, I apologize for the omission as I’m not aware of one).
So Romney must be cradled and loved and Perry must be assumed guilty by the others and made to be evil — and the headline writers are still running with it.
Be not afraid that will not be the choice that we have.
“Id say lets look a lot closer at Santorum.”
How about this; on the day that Perry, a decades long supporter of Israel, who visited Israel twice, met with Netenhahu, Shimom Perez and other business and political leaders, and received the Defender of Jerusalem award made a great speech to a Jewish group in NYC, Santorum, who clearly had no clue what he was talking about, had to whine about it...
There he is, reading a speech that Im sure he didnt write, and has never taken a position on any of this stuff before, and [the media is] taking this guy seriously.
No wonder Santorum lost by 20% last time he ran.
Would like to see the context, if you wouldn’t mind.
8But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
9As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
I have never heard how Mormons reconcile their "religion" with the Apostle Paul.
Thanks. Except for one small thing puzzling me:
The article doesn’t actually sound anything like how you described what you described.
“Ive forgotten more about Israel than Rick Perry knows about Israel, Santorum said during a conversation with POLITICO on Tuesday,..”
Santorum is also quoted in the article you cited:
“Good fences make good neighbors, thats all there is to it,
(in reference to border security)
Not really seeing anything to complain about there.
What did I miss?
What negatives does Huntsman have other than being Morman? I liked the looks of him when Huck interviewed him. Firs time I’ve seen him. He sounds conservative.
My point is that Santorum clearly had no idea of Perry’s long time, very personal commitment to the security and survival of the stae of Israel. Perry made a fine speech, calling for an end to taxpayer money for the Palistinian terror regime, and ending pressure on Israel to endanger their security. Instead of just saying “nice speech”, Santorum had to shoot his mouth of with a personal attack on Perry that had no basis in fact. He just assumed that Perry knows nothing about Isreal and someone must have written the speech for him. Ive forgotten more about Israel than Rick Perry knows about Israel . Really? He sounded like a jealous 9 year old, not a serious candidate for president.
I liked Huntsman originally, had high hopes.
Let’s just say, those high hopes turned out about as realistic as my high hopes for Palin.
Let someone else fill in the details. I’ll probably get criticized, just for having high hopes for the guy originally.
Don’t think he has a whole large fan base here.
Sounds like the sort of thing sometimes called “competing”.
Given the circumstances, perhaps we should take another look at him. He looks and sounds presidential. He appears intelligent. I would like to know more about him. Apparently he did a good job in Utah as governor.
That’s my understanding.
He was I believe a competent respected Governor.
And he’s got deep pockets to run with.
They’re not playing patty-cake. They’re competitors. After someone wins, they’ll all sing kumbayah.
So why don’t we start talking him up and start a vetting process. With me, the Morman thing is not an issue. If a person operates from a moral base he shouldn’t have a problem performing as the leader of a diverse nation. I have looked at all the other candidates and I find them all wanting, and boring. I was actually impressed by this man I had not seen before. I didn’t watch any of the debates because Sarah was not in them. My focus was always on her and I am now without a candidate for which I can vote.
Huntsman would do himself a big favor, if he would get a bit more. How to say this appropriately?