Comments about ‘Mitt Romney, Jon Huntsman Jr. mull Mormon dilemma’

Return to article »

Published: Saturday, July 31 2010 9:00 p.m. MDT

  • Oldest first
  • Newest first
  • Most recommended
LDS Liberal

Doug10 | 4:14 p.m.
Give Obama his due. When he hired Huntsman as an overseas specialist he took him off the national radar,

There may still be time for Huntsman but he will have to cue up responses and figure a way to win in his own party for him to win on a national stage.



I thought the same thing when Pres. Obama assigned him to China.

Jonny is my age.
I served my LDS Mission under his Father Jon Sr. while he was on his LDS Mission in Taiwan.

We lost a great Govenor here, but gained a great Ambassador on the "Global" radar.

My guess, would be Obama will win re-election in 2012.
V.P. Joe Biden will make a 3 attempt at the presidency (something he's ALWAYS wanted) by assending the Democratic ticket in 2016.

If Hunstman plays it right, he should lay low in 2012 and make a clean run in 2016, when there will be no incumbent.

Sen./V.P. Biden would be 74
Gov./Ambassador Huntsman would be only age 56



boiseblue | 6:02 p.m.

If the Lord wants Mitt in the White House, Mitt will be in the White House. It's that simply.

I will vote for him.

ANYONE would be better than what we now have. He is a Muslim and is destroying this country. Why is that not of concern to anyone?


So, if the Lord wants Mitt in the White House, then it would stand to reason that the Lord wanted Obama in the White House, right?

And, is Obama destroying the country because he's a Muslim, or is he a Muslim because he's destroying this country?

Just trying to get all the whackiness straight...

LDS Tree-Hugger

Christy | 7:59 p.m.


You scored!!!


How hypocritical.

How many staunch LDS would vote for an atheist, agnostic, Buddhist, or Scientologist.

Be honest.

You dont want religion to matter when the prejudice is against the LDS but would be very quick to put forth your own religious test.

Whether you like it or not, religion does matter.

Personally, I could vote for Romney, but the Republican base never will.

Twin Lights


Pres. Obama is a Muslim?

First, being Muslim would not disqualify him for the office. There is no religious test for the presidency (nor should there be).

Second, understanding that Americans generally have some doubts about Muslims and that their religion could be used against them, there is a simple test that essentially proves Pres. Obama is not a Muslim (and that he was not born outside the US).

He survived one of the most prolonged primaries EVER against Hillary Clinton and the Clinton campaigns were famous for a scorched earth policy. If Pres. Obama truly were a Muslim, Hillary would have used it to bury him and get the nomination herself. Period.


the constitution was written for moral honest GOD WORSHIPING PEOPLE it will take someone who believes that way and knows how to talk to GOD IN PRAYER to run this country.Find that someone and we will have a chance if we as a nation turn to God also.


I just don't get some of these comments...

How can anybody be supportive of a candidate who is a mormon, or a catholic, or an evangelist, or whatever.... who says "I'm not all that religious"... What the heck does that mean? I like to float with the wind, without commitment?

As for Romney... I am tired of people calling him someone without deep seeded beliefs. He changed his position on one social issue and one only and now he's a flip flopper (pulleeze)... Obama and his crew make Romney look like a minor leaguer when it comes to flip flopping.....

And the whole health care deal... what is that all about? Romney was the Governor of a state who was getting eaten alive by increased healthcare costs that were dumped on them by folks getting free healhcare by simply refusing to buy it for themselves.... So the people of the state wanted a requirement/law that required people to pay for their own healthcare... Big Wow... The 10th amendment of the constitution makes that type of problem something that the state's should fix.... Not the federal government (like Obamacare) which would in fact, be unconstitutional.


Folks, it’s all about the economy!

Obama told NBC News, "Americans (will) remember policies that got us into this mess.” HOPE SO! Jan 3rd, ‘07 day Dems took over Senate/Congress. Dems' forced banks to make bad loans. Liberal Congress = Toxic Loans. Great job Barry! At the time DOW closed at 12,621.77. GDP previous quarter 3.5%. Unemployment 4.6%. Bush's Econ policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB CREATION!

House Fin Svcs & Senate Banking taken over by Barney Frank and Chris Dodd. The econ meltdown happened 15 months later in what part of the economy? BANKING AND FIN SVCS!!! From ‘01 Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop risky Fannie/Freddie.

Thanks DEMS for taking us from 13,000 DOW, 3.5 GDP and 4.6% unemployment... to this CRISIS (and others) by dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac. 3rd highest pay-off guy and anti reform: hypocrite in Chief Obama! So when a LIB tries to blame Bush...REMEMBER JANUARY 3rd, 2007....THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER!
***** MITT ’12 *****


It isn't Romney's religion which should give us pause in voting for him, it is his ignorance in foreign policy matters. Romney stated during a 2008 campaign debate that UN weapons inspectors weren't in Iraq prior to our invasion. WRONG. Recently he made another blunder about the START treaty.

I can't imagine why Republicans and especially Conservatives when MA Gov. Romney signed into law state-funded abortion coverage.

Me thinks Romney is just another slick, well-connected shmoozer.


C'mon Truthseeker!

Mitt's such a nice guy. How many cardboard cutouts would look that good? But you nailed it (11:54 pm):

He is a slick, well-connected schmoozer. He's sincere, constantly re-inventing himself and his positions (i.e. Flip-Flopping), moderately centrist, and a family man. He's a quick learner of public response and only needs a second chance to alter his persona and positions...

Wait. That is what Mrmnism has been doing since 1830. So Romney hasn't fooled those who know what a Mormon is: Just give them a few years of negative public scrutiny and they'll change on a dime and call it revelation.

That, my friends, is why the non-LDS won't vote for a Mormon. Pretty soon you'll be denying that polytheism or pagan freemasonry was ever a part of your heritage...

(No foul cries, please. I'm 7th generation LDS and don't need anyone telling me my history.)


Truthseeker read Romney’s papers on START. Senate shouldn’t ratify treaty!

New START is a victory for Russia…line-by-line analysis of agreement, concluded every single provision favors Russia or is neutral; not one favors the US.

The world would be safer if there were no weapons of mass destruction. The world is safer if America is strong. The stronger we are relative to nations like Russia, the safer the world is.

Missile defense is an urgent priority we must not allow to be restricted.

Article2, Section2, Clause2 of the Constitution states the president may only enter treaties after the Senate has reviewed and approved of them (“advise and consent…two-thirds majority”). What does START have? Its own commission, which can decide what the treaty means after it enters into force — effectively making a new treaty by altering its elements without review and consent of the Senate.

That’s right, a “Bilateral Consultative Commission” gets to decide what the parties meant when they signed the papers. So, Obama can decide what he wants it to mean after telling senators it means something else to get their votes — or any other future administration that thinks like Obama.


As a person who was raised in a Protestant faith I would vote for a Mormon before I would for many other faiths. Aren't Mormons considered to be unquestionably honest and moral? We need more of that in our government!


Huntsman stands for nothing, including his faith and should never be President. Romney needs to quit apologizing for his faith and run on who he is. In general we need better people to step into the political arena to shape this country's future so voters actually have a quality choice. Right now, in Washington, the clowns are running the circus.

Otis Spurlock

Isn't it interesting that the most opposition to a Mormon politician comes not from the Liberals, but from the Conservative Christians in the Rebuplican Party?

It must be nice to belong to a political party that would never vote for you as president because of your religion.


It is interesting that Romney's religion was probed over and over by the media while Obama's liberation theology religion taught by his pastor for twenty years, Jeremiah Wright, was not. Now we have the consequence of a true big government socialist in the white house. Although Glenn Beck does not support or believe Romney is the best choice for President I believe Beck is helping many evangelical conservative Christians to accept Mormons like himself as Christians. Beck has made many inroads with the evangelicals and recently spoke at the commencement service of Jerry Falwell's Liberty University.


What Romney needs to say, especially to the evangelical psychos is, "I'm a Mormon, deal with it!" And leave it at that. Let Upchuckabee rant and rave all he wants. Remember Mitt, Let you light shine, don't hide it under a bushel.

What I want in a President is someone who can actually do the job. Not a pretender who is in way over his head like our current President.

Huntsman? He's not the brightest bulb in the building but he uses Daddy's money well. I wouldn't vote for Huntsman for water commissioner in Peoa.

Fender Bender

Poyman @ 9:53 wrote, "How can anybody be supportive of a candidate who is a mormon, or a catholic, or an evangelist, or whatever.... who says "I'm not all that religious"... What the heck does that mean?"

Huntsman did not say "I'm not all that religious". The actual quote was "I can't say I am overly religious".

Huntsman didn't expand on what he meant by "overly religious". In my mind, someone who has a holier-than-thou attitude is overly religious. Someone who refuses to vote for a particular candidate becuase they are not "Christian" enough, or not "Mormon" enough is overly religious in my opinion. Someone who assumes Huntsman is not a faithful member of his religion simply because of an off-the-cuff comment is overly religious in my opinion.

Lane Myer

home25 | 9:43 p.m. Aug. 1, 2010
the constitution was written for moral honest GOD WORSHIPING PEOPLE it will take someone who believes that way and knows how to talk to GOD IN PRAYER to run this country.Find that someone and we will have a chance if we as a nation turn to God also.


What constitution did you read? The Talibans?

Our (the US) Constitution reads: "...but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States."

Where did you get your idea that it was any different?

Pro Education

Above all, I think the country looks at the very one sided political atmosphere in Utah, where we do not fund education adequately and the Mormon Church seems to control many of the lawmakers. This is as fearful as the "Taliban" for some and maybe rightfully so.


Every Mormon Republican on this board should ask this question. Why am I part of a party that can not stand Mormons on the national ticket?

The Evangelical Right tollerates us western religious zealots, but would Hawns Mill us if they thought we were gaining control. Listen to the rhetoric of those standing in front of Temple Square each General Conference time and remember you vote just like they do!

to comment

DeseretNews.com encourages a civil dialogue among its readers. We welcome your thoughtful comments.
About comments