Skip to comments.Why So Much Media Focus on Mitt Romney's Mormon Faith?
Posted on 02/19/2007 4:52:58 PM PST by sevenbak
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MITT ROMNEY, GOP PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL: I think in my view, the people of America want a person of faith to lead the country. They can look at my wife and me and my family, they can see that our faith has made us better people, better Americans, and we share the values of the other citizens of this great land.
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BURNS: That was former Massachusetts Republican Governor responding to a question about media focus on his religion. Romney said this week he's running for president, but on the day of his announcement, he woke up to see this headline on the front page of USA Today: "Will Mormon faith hurt bid for White House?"
Jim, let's pretend that's a question asked of you...Click on link for full article.
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Divide and conquer.
They are trying to get the Christians to mix it up with Romney so that they can call them bigots.
Because people think Mormons are weirdos.
Harry Reid is also a Mormon. There's hardly a peep about his religion from the MSM.
I'd rather my President had SOME real faith rather than a faking, teary-eyed dude with a Bible. I would also prefer his middle-name NOT be Hussein.
I'm no Romney fan but it is a good question. Frankly I would love to hear what Harry Reid has to say about it.
Because a Mormom President is something that's never happened before. And little is known about them among the Washington Press Corps.
After Jimmy Carter was elected, there was a silly sitcom called "Carter Country" due to curiousity about southern life during the 1970's. If Romney is elected, will there be a sitcom about Mormon life?
"Divide and conquer."
Indeed! The drive by media wants it to be an issue, they say it's an issue, and therefore it is an issue. No matter how untrue it is.
Personally, I do not support Romney in the primaries, but it has nothing to do with his faith.
I think part of it has to do with the recent history of the Mormons. Their founder is part of recent US history, claimed an archangel directed him.
Mormons say Indians are a lost tribe of Israelis, DNA results notwithstanding, blacks can make into heaven as slaves and of course there is the holy undies.
But my biggest concern in my travels to Salt Lake City is the lack of a sense of humor in them. They are polite people but there's this weird lack of humor.
Romney sounds like a fine executive and deserves a hearing on his own merits, holy underwear and/or hand grenade notwithstanding.
MSM can say "Will Mormon faith hurt bid for White House?", but they can NOT say "Muslim crazy kills 5 in Salt Lake City".
Somebody explain it to me, please.
Will Hillary's Marxist faith hurt her chances for the White House?
The Democrats have abandoned the Constitution as to resistive and since it prohibits religous tests, they wish to impose the same through fear and prejudice.
True, you never hear one word from the media questioning his Mormon standing.
That's because he sold out any values a long time ago in land deals and political lying.
You can't get anywhere in the Dhimmiecrat Party today if you don't match the values of Bill Clinton, their idol.
I admit that their sense of humor is not yours or mine, I hope that none of my four or five thousand Mormon relatives read this and figure out my screen name.
I hope more people get a laugh from your post. One guy told me that a buddy of his has his women all set up. And he doesn't have any princely sum of money. He's a cop and has his womenz working.
Now that's what I call law and order.
A few Question(s) that is somewhat related to this topic:
If memory serves, the candidate that wins the NH primary usually doesn't go on to win the nomination--something of a kiss of death. Anyone have any stats on this, I can't seem to find them?
Further, could the nomination hinge on the South Carolina primary? I don't know how optimistic I would be about Romney or Ms. Guliani winning that primary, so could this leave the door open for guys like Hunter or (God forbid!) McCain?
Plus, you can't trust anybody that doesn't drink caffeine.
Congatulations on the proper spelling of the dhimmicratic party sir!
Do you consider Mormons to be Christians?
Personally I don't think many conservative evangelical christians resent or are nervous about Romney's Mormon faith. I think for the most part it's the drive by media trying to brow-beat conservatives with the mormon thing. According to an article I read in National Review Romney invited alot of the evangelical christian leaders up to MAssachusetts to chat with him and most of the leaders came away with a very favorable opinion of him. There are of course exceptions and conservatives christians like myself have serious theological disagreements with Mormon theology but I would vote for him if he gets the nomination. Given his poll numbers he really needs to pick it up a bit escpacially when they start having debates in the spring.
Little Bill, my lips are sealed.
NO...Harry Ried is a MOR-ON!!!! LOL!
I'm with you. I'm not interested in Romney, but its more because he strikes me as too weak in the knees. But if he's the nominee, I'll back him without reservation.
Measure the gulf between my views and his, compare it to the gulf between me and the gaggle in the opposing party and its an easy choice.
I do not recall the all the ink when Orrin Hatch ran in 2000. He is a Morman as well.
Most of my relatives that had an excess of women headed for Wyoming or Colorado, less heat, in those days they needed the population.
The smart thing for Romney to do right now is to issue a 'no comment' to any questions about his religion.
Indeed, notice that all the media reporting about potential GOP candidates is designed to disqualify him -- McCain's temper, Romney's faith, Rudy's personal stance on abortion and gay marriage, Hunter's unelectability.
They're trying to make it impossible for the GOP voters to get behind any one candidate.
Because the libs hate religious people.
Orrin didn't have a chance at winning. Mitt does.
No, this police officer kept his low profile family in the outer areas far from the city limits.
Trying to rustle up some women in northern New Jersey as it's pretty wide open territory. Going to need some women to populate this sparse area.
I'm laughing at your ignorance. Does that count?
While I think Mormon theology has some really strange aspects, I personally don't have a 'problem' with Mormons.
Having said that, there are a lot of conservative Christians who more or less view Mormonism as a non-Christian cult, so I would guess more than a few GOP primary voters in key states, like SC, might hold it against Romney.
My own problem with Mitt Romney so far isn't his faith, but his name. I'm not sure I want a president named "Mitt". George, James, Thomas, John, Andrew, William....Mitt. It just doesn't fit. "Mitt" sounds like "Biff" or "Skippy".
In terms of conduct, Mormons have expectations of members of their faith that I have no desire to follow (no coffee or cokes would be tough on me, and I have seen nothing which indicates to me that they're sinful). I have never seen Mormons try to force their beliefs on others, except by persuasion. Do I think a Mormon can go to heaven? They profess Jesus Christ as Savior, and although I disagree with much of what they believe, I'm fairly certain I have errors in my understanding of faith, also. That means it's God's decision, not mine.
Would I vote for a Mormon? Possibly, if I thought he would make a good President. There are some devout Christians I know that are good as gold, but don't have the sense God gave a goose. Are they Christian? Yep? Are they Presidential material? Nope.
Actually, I think his first name is Willard, Mitt is his middle name that he goes by.
Mitt is fine. We don't want another Willy in the WH.
Why doesn't the DBM write about the strong family values observant Mormans have? They really take care of their families and each other.
"Mitt. It just doesn't fit."
Having a Johnny Cochrane moment?
I (well, via Dick Morris) find it hilarious that of the front-running Republicans, the only one who hasn't had multiple wives...is Romney!
Giuliani, McCain, and Newt.
And then there's Romney. Personally, he's my favorite of the candidates who have announced thus far.
I don't see Duncan Hunter going anywhere.
McCain is nuts and unpredictable.
Giuliani is too liberal.
Gingrich is damaged goods and lacks the charisma factor. Huckabee=Brownback=compassionate conservatives=thumbs down
No wonder he goes by Mitt.
Great idea for a campaign sign.
If the Hillary doesn't fit
Must vote for Mitt.
LOL! The send armies of young suits to bang on every door and proffer that book of theirs.
They profess Jesus Christ as Savior
They do not!
They think they can attain the same rank as Christ: Man becomes God.
You are misinformed.
Melchizedek disagrees with you, I should think.
Remember this my GGrandfather, Grandmothers side, had two wives and 21 kids died at 62, my fathers Grandfather had one wife, 11 kids, and lived to 81. It ain't the kids its is the wives, Mormon women of my Grandmothers generation were not the passive creatures they have been portrayed to be.
Northern NJ women, if you can take the noise God be with you, great place, fond memories of my youth.