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.
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.
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Well, that's the truth, lds trumps everything else.
You ask that like being part of a sick twisted cult that distorts the true gospel is a plus.
We already know the answer to this.
Conservatism under the bus...
Salt Lake Tribune, Feb. 7, 2008: Exit poll data from Tuesday's primary elections showed Utah Republican voters cared more about presidential candidates' personal qualities than their positions on issues, the opposite of the national trend in Super Tuesday voting. Source headline: "Romney's exit disappoints strong Utah following"
"Personal qualities"...Mormon talk for "he's a fellow Mormon."
To paraphrase what the Trib was saying on behalf of Utah Republican voters last election cycle: "Issues? We'll buck the national trend. We'll stick with & pick a fellow Mormon because we hold a 'personal quality' in common."
Now, do I think Lds Mormon voters were "bigoted" to select a fellow Mormon because he was Mormon? (No!)
We live in a Free Republic. Most voters already factor faith and other-worldly commitments into their voting. It certainly isn't the "whole" enchilada -- for usually most voters. But is it "OK" to be one consideration among many? (Yes)
I think Lds Utah voters were within whatever considerations you want to outline for voting for POTUS candidates.
However, if Lds voters voted for Romney either only or primarily because he was Lds -- I just don't think they should then turn around and point fingers at other voters who might take Romney's or Huntsman's other-worldly commitments to become a god into consideration.
(They can't have one standard for their religious brethren -- and operate on another standard for non-religious voters)
Many Mormons voted for the repugnant Harry Reid, so yes. Bob
Nor would being Mormon automatically prejudice me against them, unlike, say, being a Muslim.
Are most Mormons pro-life? Heavily so?
Do Mormons tend to be pro-life in higher percentage than Catholics? It seems Catholics are kind of evenly split on the issue.
I’m curious, but don’t know. Thanks.