Skip to comments.Romney defends plan to form network of Mormon supporters
Posted on 10/20/2006 7:56:37 AM PDT by Panerai
BOSTON --Political operatives for Gov. Mitt Romney have consulted with leaders of the Mormon church about building a nationwide network of supporters, should the Massachusetts Republican move ahead with plans to run for president in 2008.
Among the ideas under consideration was tapping alumni chapters across the country from Brigham Young University's business school, The Boston Globe reported. The drive has been dubbed "MVP," for "Mutual Values and Priorities," since Romney himself is a Mormon.
On Tuesday, one of Romney's top aides, Spencer Zwick, told the Globe that the national network program had been abandoned.
Romney on Thursday defended the efforts, telling The Boston Globe that it's only natural that he would reach out to as many donors as possible as he eyes a run for president.
"Clearly, I'm going to raise money from people I know, and that includes (Mormon-run Brigham Young University) alums, people of my church, people of other churches, Harvard Business School graduates," Romney said during a visit to Daytona Beach, Fla., where Romney and Gov. Jeb Bush campaigned for a Republican candidate for Florida's chief financial officer.
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I never hear any complaints about evangelicals having Bush's ear or his outreach to those groups to get him elected. Can't say that I have heard anyone complain about Lieberman either.
Guess Romney doesn't belong to one of the approved faiths.
I don't know much about this guy, but while it makes sense to garner the support of his co-religionists, it also seems clear to me that many, if not most, may dismiss him for linking his campaign to what is often seen as more a "cult" than a church rooted in Christ. Unlike Democrats, who have the dead vote, though, I think the Mormons limit themselves to just baptising the dead.
no complaints? What news do you read?
If he is the Republican nominee I will be voting for him. Better than McPain and all the dimocRATS.
For clarification, we practice proxy baptism of the living on behalf of the dead.
Prior to 1960, a Roman Catholic couldn't get enough Protestant votes to win the presidency.
Given enough time, they'll vote for a Mormon, too. Whether that's 2008 remains to be seen.
Romeny met with Church officials to make sure his plans weren't going to conflict the the Church's policy of staying politically neutral, big deal. Expect to see lots of religous bigotry masked as conspiracy theories, just like when JFK ran.
There are plenty of Mormon organizaitons outside the Church itself that can legitimatly be involved in political activity, and so what if they throw support to Mitt, it is their right to do so. Don't think that Mitt has some kind of lock on the Mormon vote though, lots of them are far more conservative than Mitt is and would like have a better candidate to pick.
1 Cor. 15: 29. Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?
Christ went to preach to the dead in spirit prison after his death before his ressurection. Those who accept Him in Spirit Prison need physical baptism done in proxy by the living to enter the Kingdom of God.
1 Peter 3:18-20
For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: 19 By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; 20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
You may disagre with Mormon Explanation/Interpretation of what baptism for the dead actually means but Paul wrote about it.
Ehem, kennedy stole that election :-p
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