Skip to comments.VP hopeful Marco Rubio's Mormon past revealed as it emerges he was baptized LDS at 8-years-old
Posted on 02/23/2012 12:40:00 PM PST by wrrock
New revelations that Republican rising star Senator Marco Rubio was a Mormon as a child may create a major obstacle for his political future.
Viewed by many as a likely- and popular- vice presidential candidate in the upcoming elections, the admission that Mr Rubio was an active and enthusiastic Mormon from ages 8 to 13 may hinder his chances because of the negative connotation many conservatives have with the religion.
And, if Mitt Romney- who is arguably the countrys best known Mormon- wins the nomination, Mr Rubios chances of being put on the ticket are slashed even further.
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It’s interesting to me that being a Mormon is evidently considered to be a “negative” thing in politics....which it is not.
I cannot wait until a Muslim runs for office...so that I can watch the MSM claim that it is a “positive” thing.
Of course, considering Muhammed Obama...
It’s not negative, just new. Sometimes new things take a while to adjust.
Even if true, big deal. Seriously what 8 year old gets to chose what religion they can be?
only about the 10th thread on this. do you also count it negative if someone wasn’t born into a Christian family?
Rubio has been baptized into two different religions and one will claim him as a church member for life. I think he can be removed from the books of the LDS, but I don’t think the Catholics will stop counting him.
Why, all of a sudden, is a candidate or potential candidate’s religion an issue with the MSM? They didn’t give a rat’s hind leg about it in 2008............
Is this a spoof piece? Seriously, who cares whether he is, was or ever has been a Mormon . . . and for goodness sake, raising the fact that he was a Mormon for a few years as a kid? Somehow I think the Pulitzer committee will take a pass on this story.
Once you’re in, you’re in............
Hahaha! He was a rabid Mormon from 8 to 13!! Are these people insane?
I don't know what political sources you are reading, but everything I read about Mormonism and political polling says that it is a negative.
The figures I see are that 20% to 30% (depending on party) of voters nationally won't vote for a Mormon President, that is pretty negative.
Well, he may have been there as an 8 year old, but he probably didn’t “listen”.
He is not, according to me, a Natural Born Citizen. Neither of his parents was an American citizen at the time of his birth.
Is this a way to get the also ineligible Mombasa MF used as some sort of precedent? One wonders.
“Why, all of a sudden, is a candidate or potential candidates religion an issue with the MSM? They didnt give a rats hind leg about it in 2008............”
You are making an excellent point. But then we all know MSM are hypocrites.
Well, he may have been there as an 8 year old, but he probably didn’t “listen”. And, what was Obama when he was an eight year old? And what drugs was he doing in college? Oh, yeah, none of that has any relevance because it was long ago. The media are becoming too ridiculous and do not see they are making themselves more irrelevant by the hour at this point.
For cyring out loud-I could care less
“Its interesting to me that being a Mormon is evidently considered to be a negative thing in politics....which it is not.”
Indeed! During my 37 working years, I worked with a few mormons, and they were the best workers, always well mannered, and non-prejudicial to others. Actually I will go so far as to say they were better class of people than any other religious group I came across.
Great point about Obama. He was a Muslim attending a madrasa from 8 to 13. Something like that.
How was that sells pitch in anyway related to the fact that Mormonism is seen as a negative in politics?