Skip to comments.Maureen Dowd: Is Elvis a Mormon?
Posted on 03/18/2012 1:01:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
TRUST Mitt Romney to be on top of the latest trend of the superrich: the trophy basement.
On Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported on the new fashion to look low-key on the outside while digging deep for opulence carving out subterranean spaces for Turkish baths, Italianate spas, movie theaters, skateboarding ramps, squash courts, discos and golf-simulation centers.
The Journal reported that Romney has filed an application to replace his single-story 3,000-square-foot beach house in La Jolla, Calif., with a 7,400-square-foot home featuring an additional 3,600 square feet of finished underground space.
Its a metaphor alert, reinforcing the two image problems Romney has: that hes an out-of-touch plutocrat and that his true nature is buried where we cant see it.
His two-year missionary stint in France taught Mitt to steel himself against rejection. Still, he must feel awful heading into Illinois (where Joseph Smith, the Mormon Church founder, was running for president when he was killed by a mob), spending so much money to buy so little affection.
Theres a certain pathos to Romney. His manner is so inauthentic, you cant find him anywhere. Is he the guy he was on Wednesday or the guy he was on Thursday?
He has the same problem that diminished the equally animatronic Al Gore. Gore kept mum on the one thing that made him come alive, the environment, fearing hed be cast, as W. liked to say, as a green, green lima bean.
Romney also feels he must hide an essential part of who he is: a pillar of the Mormon Church. He fears he would turn off voters by talking too much about a faith that many evangelicals dismiss as a cult and not a true Christian religion....
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Anxiously awaiting Catherine Zeta-Jones pics...
Unfortunately, much of it will come from FReepers right here. Evidently, they would rather see a Communist Muslim in office than a Mormon.
Not a fan of the RINO-Romney, but I will vote for him if he is the GOP choice as I bite my tongue in half while pulling the lever!
Elvis is dead.
If a priest or an imam or a rabbi were running who had devoted his life to his church with the same passion as Romney...I'd d@mn well want to know the details of his faith and satisfy myself that he wouldn't have divided loyalties.
“Democrats use Milt’s religion against him “
They won’t be the only party to do so...
Liberals will open the door and we will use the double-edged sword of truth to take their asses down. I hope everyone saved all their Jeremiah Wright stuff.......
He is a liberal and I do not support him. I well remember when people on here were saying the same thing about Rudy and McCain.
Last I heard he has left the building...permanently.
We have RULES here people...
...an additional 3,600 square feet of finished underground space.
Sounds like a “Prepper”...
But he’s everywhere...
All Mormons are preppers. It’s required, IIRC.
You are 100% correct.
I will NOT vote for the enemy (Romney) to invade my own party. Once ensconced, we’ll never get rid of his type. We can stop Hussein in the Senate. If Romney is in, why on EARTH you think we’ll get “better than Obama” is utterly beyond me. There will be nothing to stop his ilk.
Nope. No Romney.
Am I only one that remember that Mojo Nixon song LOL!
All Mormons are preppers
Yeah, you’re correct. Forgot about that...
No you are not alone!