Skip to comments.James Carville: Romney’s Mormon religion still a problem [Mitt silent on bishop, gov roles]
Posted on 07/08/2012 8:01:01 AM PDT by Colofornian
n an appearance on WWL radio in New Orleans earlier this week, James Carville surveyed the Romney campaign and said the presumptive GOP nominee still hasnt overcome the issue of his Mormon religion.
According to Carville, who has a forthcoming book called Its the Middle Class, Stupid, Romneys reluctance to talk openly about that is keeping him from dominating the campaign against President Barack Obama.
One of the problems that Romney has honestly is the thing against him the most is his religion, Carville said. And he doesnt understand the reasons. He doesnt talk about that. He was a bishop in his church. And he doesnt talk about the one public office that he held much and that was being the governor of Massachusetts. So, he talks about Bain, but thats become sort of a big issue in the campaign. Hes got to, you know if you look at the numbers, Romney should win this campaign.
So, I think Romney is going to come out I think theyre going to recalibrate their strategy a little bit, he said. I think theyre going to have to. And he just going to have to be more aggressive talking about some of the things he has done and give people a window into as who he is.
The best thing for Romney to do, Carville said, would be to highlight his ability to fix things.
I would say, look people are looking for someone that can fix things, Carville said. And you got to tell them Romney is that guy. You know, you accomplished that with the Olympics. You actually accomplished that when you were governor of Massachusetts. And you actually accomplished that when you ran Bain.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/07/06/carville-romneys-religion-still-a-problem-with-his-presidential-candidacy/#ixzz202gM8gr0
Just because I have said I am not supporting Romney in no way means I am staying home, it is a some weird conclusion of rabid Romney supporters.
If either of these men are the nominees, for the first time in my life I will not vote for president, I will vote for all other offices.
The FR He-Man Mitt Haters Club members have been repeating and embracing leftist talking points here on "America's premier conservative web forum" non-stop for months.
This they do in the name of "true conservatism".
Why do we ever listen to Democrats who claim to be offering advice to Republicans? Carville is laying a trap here. He WANTS Romney to open up about his Mormon religion because the Democrats want to portray him as a polygamist, racist kook. They want to make all the worst moments of the Mormon religion (whether they apply to Romney or not) the next big talking point to distract from Obama’s abject failures.
Only they can’t start this without looking intolerant, they have to get Romney to talk about it first so they can pounce on it and claim they’re merely answering Romney.
Romney is sticking to his Johnny-one-note about the economy and the Dems want the subject to be anything but. That’s why Mitt is sticking with this one theme because he knows Obama looks like an idiot every time he tries to excuse himself from responsibility.
“Just because I have said I am not supporting Romney in no way means I am staying home, it is a some weird conclusion of rabid Romney supporters. If either of these men are the nominees, for the first time in my life I will not vote for president, I will vote for all other offices.”
Same here. I will vote for all other offices. After much thought and after consulting the Scriptures, I do not believe I can cast a vote for Romney in good conscience, but not merely because he’s Mormon, though that is certainly a problem. When I look at the biblical qualifications for overseers he falls way short. In my view his greatest failing is one of character and integrity. He’s a fundamentally dishonest man. A case can be made that we know as little about him as we do Obama. Sure we know his biography, but we do not know what he really believes about much of anything.
In the end my hope is in the Lord. He’s sovereign over all the little princes of this world.
The Rogue Yam FReeper Hater Club of One spends all his time hating on FReepers that won't cow to his bullying instead of trying the simple tactic of posting information rebutting posts that include actual actions of Mitt Romney and actual doctrine of the mormon church.
Nothing would make the FReeper Hater Club of One happier than for him to have the power to banish all those who refuse to kiss his "choose the right" ring.
This he does in the name of "true conservatism".
I'll take the non-Moslem.
Apparently some can use he religion forum as a political attack forum, so long as it is an attack on MIlt Rominy don’tchaknow. It started as a stealthy posting of ISM opposition with immediate shift to Rominy as the focus. Now, the shift isn’t even necessary, since the threads start out as Rominy attacks but are protected under the guise of religious discussion’ so they get protected status to make the political attacks using the religion forum. And if/when someone makes comment on this, that person is immediately attacked from several directions, for not being a pure enough freeper or Christian. FR is changing, or maybe it’s not. Who can say. The forum designations don’t seem to have much differentiation any more though, well, except the caucus threads are still well controlled. I guess we could read this as the religion of some is hate Romney, but then he has so many character flaws over which to find him disgusting, one wonders why some are doing the sleazy work of the fifth column enemy media by attacking this liberal over his religion, using the religion forum at FR as the vehicle?
Page 261 of the paper back edition of "Audacity of Hope".
Interesting to see the defacto Obama supporters in this thread. The dimoKKKRAT Trojan horses are in full stride.
well, I just had to post a comment on this thread, seieing as how you were expecting me to arrive. Wouldn’t want to disappoint you. Are you having fun yet?
Yam, you would not know conservatism apparently if it punched you in the face.
Romney is NOT a conservative, he has not one conservative bone in his body, evidence - his record.
Name names. Who on this thread is supporting obama?
Why don’t you just leave FR and run on over to TBL with their “why I hate FR” club, instead of disparaging actual conservatives.
I wil trust any Mormon over any Marxist !
I need a person that has more in common with what I believe in than what Obama believes in. I will vote for that person.
That person is not Romney.
I actually like Car’vile’. You just listen to whatever he says and do the opposite. He’s a great window into what not to do.
See the garbage can on head episode for more details ;)
Seriously though, Carville is the most transparent of the dems. You can pretty much bank on them following/doing whatever ‘advice’ he has. They just wait a while until what he sais is out of the MSM and forgotten. Nor 100% of the time, but a lot of the time.