Skip to comments.Would You Vote for Someone Just Because They're Mormon?
Posted on 01/12/2011 11:32:22 AM PST by Colofornian
Buzz about the 2012 presidential election is already in full swing. But with no real Republican front-runner, really, anyone is game. Weve been hearing Mitt Romneys name tossed around as a potential for a while now, but two weeks ago we started hearing another familiar name: Jon Huntsman.
While Huntsman doesnt have the same national profile as Romney, he has gained status as the ambassador to China and might become more of a threat in the upcoming year. Can you imagineTWO Mormons (gasp) both running for president?
Now, I understand my next thought doesnt apply to every Mormon, BUT, I know of a lot of members who vote for politicians based on the fact that they, too, are LDS. And honestly, I know that Ive been unjustifiably biased toward LDS politicians for the sole reason that we share a religion.
But what if Romney and Huntsman go head to head in 2012? Who will the Mormons vote for?! If their only choice was Romney, I bet a fair number of Mormons wouldnt really give the other candidates a second thought. But throw Huntsman into the picture and we might actually have to do more research on each candidates stances. If they both end up running, it will be interesting to see how members react to the situation over the next two years. Do I sense a hint of BYU vs. Utah-style rivalry in the air?
Romney got about 94% of the vote in Utah.
Same with other states that had high % of Lds (AZ, Wyoming, etc.)
It's called "identity politics."
Only when people do it in a reverse way, they want to call it "bigotry."
I would personally not vote for someone who was Mormon, Scientologist, Muslim, Moonie, Krishna, etc.
It’s not bigotry, it’s my right as an American to vote my conscience.
I wouldn’t vote AGAINST someone because they are Mormon.
2 Mormons??!!!! Some freeper heads will surely implode.
No, but I might vote against someone just because they were Muslim.
Islam seems to be a political totalitarianism founded by a terrorist genocidal pedophile, dressed up as a religion.
I can’t abide that in an American leader.
See if you get an honest answer to:
“Would you NOT vote for someone, simply because they’re Mormon?”
I’ll vote against Romney because he’s a socialist, brown-nosing, plastic chameleon / RINO cross breed.
Would the proposed LDS member encourage business growth, keep our country safe, limit political correctness, discourage abortion and reduce the size of government? I wouldn’t care if he worshiped Zeus and had a shrine to the late Don Ho, anything is better than the slew of Rinos and libs we have running the show right now.
I would never, however, vote for Mitt "RomneyCare" Romney.
Under any circumstances.
Same here. Just not obsessed with it.
Who will the Mormons vote for?! If their only choice was Romney, I bet a fair number of Mormons wouldnt really give the other candidates a second thought.
But of course we have freeper Mormons who do not agree. Perhap they're int he 6%?
Sure I’d vote for a mormon. I’d vote for Mitt Romney, for example.
for javelin catcher
Jon Huntsman maybe, Romney, not so much. Romney has proven he’s alying rino.
Well, that's the truth, lds trumps everything else.
Hell I’d take a satanist over Obama in 2012. At least he’d be honest about his faith and quite frankly things couldn’t get much worse.
You ask that like being part of a sick twisted cult that distorts the true gospel is a plus.
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