Skip to comments.Mormon-Catholic pairing makes for historically unique GOP ticket
Posted on 08/11/2012 11:51:20 AM PDT by NoLibZone
With the choice of devout Catholic Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney, a Mormon, has arguably crafted the most religiously unique ticket in presidential history. Both religions have interesting precedent in presidential politics, however, with varying degrees of success.
John F. Kennedy was famously the first and only Catholic to be elected president. Less than two months before the 1960 election, JFK addressed the Greater Houston Ministerial Association in a hope to allay fears that the pope would use him as a conduit into American politics.
Mitt Romney's father, George, also a Mormon, was a serious Republican candidate for president in 1968. Most political observers believe he didn't get far enough in the process to have his Mormon faith fully examined or questioned. Perhaps facing a more determined press than in '68, Mitt's Mormonism was questioned in his first run for president. He, like JFK, felt the need to address his faith publicly and did so in December 2007.
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Oh God, give this religion thing a rest. /s
I wont be satisfied until we have a Pentecostal/Quaker ticket.
Well we’d better steel ourselves for it, because it will come nonetheless, certainly from the Chicago thugs running Obama’s campaign.
Comparing romney to JFK who didn’t initiate same sex marriage nor socialistic healthcare/abortion is just more deception for the spiritually blind. Nor was JFK a bishop in a cult!
Well, let’s re examine Obamas faith then.
Let’s take another look at sweet home Chicago
The religion thing only hurt Romney with the REPUBLICANS and Catholics. Ryan solves Both those problems.
I hope they continue to use Sununu. He’s been the most effective individual thus far reacting to the stupidity.
JFK would be considered a right wing extremest today,and the fellow had petty good tastes in women, but you are correct in saying that the Papers are out of control.
Keep chipping away at the liars, their influence is waning.
There will be a DumBO ad targeting traditionalist Christians to stay home.
A Mormon/Catholic ticket? Ha! That’s nothing.
Just wait until we elect a Black Liberation Theologist/Muslim and a mushy “Who knows what” whose “...idea of self, of family, of community, of the wider world comes straight from my religion. It’s not so much the Bible, the beatitudes, the Ten Commandments, the sacraments, or the prayers I learned. It’s the culture.”
Now that would be a truly unique ticket in the country’s history.
Pew says Biden is catholic, so in November there will be two catholics, a mormon, and a muslim on the ballot — zero protestants. This must be a first.
The Left won’t be satisfied until there is a Gaia/Wiccan ticket.
JFK was a leftist and the man who’s election destroyed America, don’t buy into this right wing myth stuff.
From unionizing government, to Vietnam, to the 1965 immigration act, JFK was the end of us.
However, if there is one man who can take the most credit for the 1965 act, it is John F. Kennedy. Kennedy seems to have inherited the resentment his father Joseph felt as an outsider in Bostons WASP aristocracy. He voted against the McCarran-Walter Act of 1952, and supported various refugee acts throughout the 1950s. In 1958 he wrote a book, A Nation of Immigrants, which attacked the quota system as illogical and without purpose, and the book served as Kennedys blueprint for immigration reform after he became president in 1960. In the summer of 1963, Kennedy sent Congress a proposal calling for the elimination of the national origins quota system. He wanted immigrants admitted on the basis of family reunification and needed skills, without regard to national origin. After his assassination in November, his brother Robert took up the cause of immigration reform, calling it JFKs legacy. In the forward to a revised edition of A Nation of Immigrants, issued in 1964 to gain support for the new law, he wrote, I know of no cause which President Kennedy championed more warmly than the improvement of our immigration policies. Sold as a memorial to JFK, there was very little opposition to what became known as the Immigration Act of 1965.
We have Romney as a Mormon and Ryan as a Catholic.
Then there is Obama:
So I guess there is a choice....
Actually Obama easily won the Catholic vote, Bishop Romney's religion is important to Evangelical Christians, not to Catholics in general, although the Catholic church calls Mormonism a non-Christian, Polytheistic religion, created by Joseph Smith.
Both religions have Popes.
They'd be hard put to out do the Mormon vitriol in FR
I would hope we can tone that down. We're not electing a Pope. we need leaders who can right the ship of state.
Like it or not, this is our ticket. Either we're with 'em (which is now us 0 or against. Anyone against is aiding & abetting the enemy.
Remember that freerepublic is a very God oriented, conservative site, something like Mormonism is going to be discussed here.
Paul Ryan’s church tells us that Mormonism is not a Christian religion, but that it poses as such, Mitt is a powerful figure and leader in that religion.
There is no way that conservatives can avoid discussing Mormonism, especially when one of their Bishops is the presidential candidate who first asked for and received permission from his Pope to run for president, JFK didn’t do that.