Skip to comments.The next six months will be a wild ride for Mormons
Posted on 04/15/2012 2:09:18 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Last week it became clear that LDS Church member Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee for president. This is a momentous event for millions of Mormons who may have doubted it could ever happen. However, the general election campaign will be negative and nasty. We explore the continuing ramifications of Romney's religion in the presidential race.
In hindsight, was religion as big a factor in the recent primary contests as it was in 2008?
Pignanelli:"Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is." Mahatma GandhiReligion was an element in the recent primary elections, just more subtle than four years ago. But it was both a detriment and a benefit to Romney. Undoubtedly, much of the support Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum received in the Southern states was suspicion by evangelical voters toward Romney's LDS belief. "We are voting for a true conservative" was a clever cloak for this bigotry. However, the majority of Catholic primary voters supported Romney over fellow Catholics Gingrich and Santorum because of religion. We Catholics have two millennia of history to distill the real crazies in our church. Thus, Republican Catholics knew exactly what they were getting with Santorum, and the overwhelming majority chose the comfort of Romney's moderate LDS adherence. Many voters perceived Romney's faith as a positive force in his life an encouraging sign for Mormons....
....With Santorum out, and Gingrich on life support, will evangelical Republicans finally rally around Romney?
Webb:Yes, to a large degree. Some will do so grudgingly and will put conditions on their support. They will grumble as Romney pivots to some degree to the center. But most of them fear another four years of Barack Obama more than they fear having a Mormon in the White House.....
(Excerpt) Read more at deseretnews.com ...
Newt Gingrich Calls for Universal Right to Bear Arms at NRA Forum "Fridays Celebration of American Values Leadership forum featured speeches by Mitt Romney, recent contender Rick Santorum, plus conservative stars like former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. But members of the influential gun lobby today reserved their greatest enthusiasms not for their presumptive nominee Romney, but for Newt Gingrich, a candidate who perseveres to the wonderment of many and the joy of some. .....The crowd was appreciative of the man who will likely court their votes this fall, but the NRA faithful became far more animated for Gingrich. With his characteristic flourish for sweeping and historical ideas, the former House speaker laid out a guideline for an international gun-rights movement that the NRAs Cox called the Gingrich Doctrine......
Save us magic underwear man~~~!!!!!
Romney is NOT the candidate and has gotten where he
is by CHEATING and BACKSTABBING.
Why are the Mormons FOR THIS?
Are the Mormons behind Romney’s cheating and backstabbing, too, like BAIN and Marriott.
It has been a wild ride for the rest of America to watch
the Massacre of Conservatives by shameless Team Romney.
The same percentage of Mormons will vote for Romney as Blacks will vote for Obama - just under 100%.
let’s see how romney does when the tea party and real conservatives ignore his sorry ass.
Is there ANY difference between obummer and romney?
Please, can anyone point out those differences??
I'm a TEA Party Conservative bigot, so that deleted LIBERAL Romney immediately, and I voted for Newt Gingrich in Mississippi.
Y'all down South do the same now, ya hear?
Well, this “bigot” is going to vote for Newt on March 29th in the Texas GOP Primary.
The meeting is set for 4 p.m. at Pappasito's Cantina, 723 Central Expressway. Space is limited and the audience will be part of a 30-mintue question and answer period.
Moderate adherence? Where the h$ll did they get that?
He's the frikken White Horse...he's no moderate.
Yes, and do it twice.
Yep - if Romney ends up being the one, the eGOP and their Dim co-conspirators will have us exactly where they want us; without a Republic to live under.
excellent post...now we are bigot-racists.
We expect that some of you Evangelical Christians will grumble as Romney pivots to some degree to the center [back from the far right], but most of you fear another four years of Barack Obama more than you fear having a Mormon in the White House ... making us the lesser of two evils ... ping.
This Ohio bigot already did!
I did in FL. Only because Perry wasn’t available. G*d save the Republic. Both of them; U.S and Texas.
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
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