Are you kidding?
Bishop Romney is among the most devout and devoted Joseph Smith devotees, he is among the tiny 15% core of the deepest worshipers and leaders of Mormonism.
Mitt held a private meeting with their holy Prophet to get approval to run for president before he started the process.
Is this the first time that you have tried that line or have people had to correct your before on this?
You think the LDS would seriously have said no to Mitt about his run?
I agree heartily with you, LDS is phony through and through. It looks like someone took a plain vanilla mainstream Christianity and then punked it up with early science fiction and polygamy. Scientology might be the best contemporary comparison.
But given that, he’s doing with respect to his “church” what, say, a serious Catholic or Protestant might do with respect to his. He talks with his local elders before embarking on some new career path. If the LDS were not this really weird thing, nobody would think twice about it.
If Mitt is in the deepest 15% and Mitt still isn’t totally decided what to do about a signal issue like “gay marriage” — though his latest flip flop IS against it — well I say it proves his church is shallow garbage, which I never contested.
But let’s get some perspective. Nobody would even be giving Mitt the time of day if it weren’t for Obama being so horrible through and through.
I look at how the pitiful primaries went. If some conglomeration of Ricks Perry and Santorum, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, and yes even Michelle Bachmann could have been pasted together and ran as one person — Mitt would have been bumped out of the picture. (As a Sarah Palin run almost certainly would have also done.) Instead we saw a herd of cats. I thought during this time ‘d see FR pages busy with coordinations of physical freeps that would actually DO something. I didn’t. And still don’t. FR is still largely a spectator sport.