Published: Sunday, Feb. 6 2011 12:00 a.m. MST
I'm Mormon and I wouldn't vote for Huntsman for dog catcher. Romney? I'd vote
for him in a heartbeat.
Flashback,Short memory? When Romney was governor of Mass., he was very
moderate, and even-keeled. Once he hit the national stage for the 2008
primaries, though, boy he went straight to being an obnoxious right wing
idealogue. I couldn't believe some of the baseless partisan garbage that came
out of his mouth during that time. So which Romney do you hope will
run for President? Moderate Mitt, or Calling Down the Thunder Mitt? And which is
the real one?
Agreed.Good in-sight for the most part.The first
paragraphs in the article about Huntsman's intent seem most accurate.As well as the final paragraph about Senator Harry Reid being the sterling
example of how a Mormon politician should handle his membership in the political
spot-light.It's interesting how all those atheist, God hating
Liberals never mention anything about Brother/Senator Reid being a
Vote for the fiscal conservative. Oops, both go down in smashing defeats by New
Hampshire. Romney-care and Huntsmans Utah/Kyoto Protocol are mill stones about
their respective necks.Both are great guys. Both failed in two
massive policy areas. One socialized medicine, other radical environmentalism.
Next candidate please.
I have had real hard time voting for either major party. Though, I
really have to think hard if there was a moderate Republican who did not pander
to the religious right or cave to whatever Limbaugh says.In short, A
Reagan era Republican i.e. A social moderate and fiscal conservative.It sounds like Huntsman, junior *may* be my ideal candidate.
Harry Reid is proud of his faith and never squirms. But he is also a Democrat.
The Democratic Party may not control the media, but media does have a bias
toward the Democratic party. Bash the Republicans on any and every front at
hand, ignore the same issues in a Democrat. That is the real reason Harry Reid
avoids any controversy over his religious faith.
Great column, guys. Some good comments.@ Flashback, I'm Mormon and
I wouldn't vote for Romney for dog catcher. Why are you supporting a
Massachusetts politician?@ MPS, are you kidding me? What's the
altitude in Kirtland, NM?As a Mormon, I think Obama best represents
true Christianity and should serve a second term.
Nothing. Religion gets in the way. They wouldn't make it through the
Republican primaries. They fail the evangelical litmus test.And, as
attested in this thread, there is too much baggage even for Utah wingnuts.
@EmajorThat's the proper question. I can't shake the feeling that
the real Mitt is closer to your ideal than to mine. I don't know whether I can
get past Romneycare and his migratory position on abortion.Should it
be this hard to detect his principles?It's not just the ancient
history, either. His endorsement of Bailout Bob wasn't all that long ago.Don't even get me started on Junior Huntsman.
T. Party,I think it's the curse of having to make it through the
primaries. You have to pass the litmus tests. And once someone does you have to
wonder if it is genuine. In politics you are marketing a product more than
living an ideal. I frankly don't know what Mitt Romney stands for. It's a real
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde scenario. McCain did the same kind of thing during
the presidential election, come to think of it.
Are these guys real mormons? They seem to support the tyrannical establishment
too much. If they start talking like Chuck Baldwin, I will vote for them.
Its not exactly rocket science. Republican Candidates MUST move to the RIGHT to
get the nomination.Then they must move More to the center to win the
general.Reagan would have been panned by todays Tea Party.What this country needs is a Fiscal Conservative and a Social Moderate.
I'd probably vote for Huntsman for dogcatcher and absolutely for President. The
U.S. Senate would be a first good step. The dear old USA needs that kind of
international savvy. Romney? Nope! Can't tell where the guy stands from day
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