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Published: Wednesday, Feb. 23 2011 12:12 a.m. MST

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Dektol
Powell, OH

It is simple, Mormons believe ALL other churches are wrong and only they have a pipeline to God. All real Christians are offended by this as well as all other religions the world over. Romney is a mormon and part of this thinking and his allegiance is to his Church long before his nation and Constitution.

He should not be in any elected office at all.

Ted H.
Midvale, UT

Dektol,

All other religions think Mormons are wrong. If they didn't - they'd do things like the Mormons do. It's why so many choose to get offended.

We would be lucky to have a business genius like Mitt in the White House, unlike the guy who currently thinks the best thing to help us financially is to spend on anything possible.

Big_Ben
Centerville, UT

Oh man! Looks like as of right now, my choices for president are

1. Barack Obama
2. Mitt Romney
3. Mike Huckabee
4. Sarah Palin
5. Donald Trump

Can you say "write in vote"?

Independent
Henderson, NV

Dektol, couldn't we say the same about Catholics? The fact that many Christian denominations do not claim any special authority from God does not prevent LDS people or the LDS church from being good neighbors and cooperating with people of other faiths, or no faith, for issues and causes on which we agree. Why are you getting so hung up on it? I'm sure Mitt Romney beleives as I do that Elders of the LDS church are the only people on earth authorized by God to baptize in the name of Jesus Christ, but last time I checked, baptism was not a role of the President of the United States. Why is this an issue? Furthermore, your pipeline to God statement is inaccurate to say the least. While LDS doctrine teaches that the President of the Church is the only one on earth you can receive inspiration from God for the whole earth, we also believe that very many, if not all, people not of our faith may and do receive inspiration for themselves, their families, and the people they lead. We do not believe we are the only ones with a pipeline to God.

Independent
Henderson, NV

I find it sad that Newt Gingrich, who is probably the most intelligent of the bunch, polls below even Palin. If Republicans actually pick Palin, they deserve what they get. Even I will vote for Obama in that scenario.

whoisjohngalt
Holladay, UT

Both socialist. Romney-care or obama-care? No thanks.
RON PAUL defender of the constitution for president!

nomo
Draper, UT

Not being a mormon, I am an American and Mitt Romney is the best candidate for what this country needs right now..Who cares what religion the president is, he is either good for the country or he's not period. Dektal grow, up you have no idea what it takes to run a country, one's religion is the least of it. But I guess since you are a "REAL" Christian you can tell all the rest of us what we should do. As far as Huckabee is concerned there is one word to describe the fued between him and Romney "Jealousy" pure and simple. Huckabee could care less about this country he's so jealous of Mitt he's blinded by his own envey...

sergio
Phoenix, AZ

%counter intelligence and Independent, I think maybe you are missing the point. It is not a matter of historical christian believe, but the believe in the non-historical Book of Mormon. It is like asking how much confidence do you put in a politician who believes there is a santa claus work shop some where in the north pole. Would this kind of unreassonabe thinking have an effect on how one functions in the highest office in the land.

Considering
Stockton, UT

Those who want to attack mormonism need to find a better slant than the LDS claim of singular authority. Such a claim is also held by Catholics, by Jews, by Baptists and by many evangelicals. Sure, evangelicals may not claim that any specific "church" has unique authority, but if your interpretation or understanding of the Bible or the Gospel differs from theirs in the least, they will let you know how wrong you are, and generally with far less tact than either the LDS or Catholics might use.

Those who wish to attack mormonism also need to find a better reason than that some doctrines or practices of mormonism appear strange to those outside the faith. The same thing is true of most religious beliefs and atheists are quite good at making any and all religious belief appear strange.

Really, those who wish to attack mormonism need to get a life and find something positive to do rather than just tearing down and attacking. I enjoy a comparative religion discussion so as to learn more about others' beliefs. I can't imagine spending any serious time or effort attacking or mocking someone else'e beliefs. That is childish.

American First
Merced, CA

That's right Ted H. I was once asked by an Evangelical Christian why Mormons think they're the only ones going to heaven. I explained to him that was a simplistic half truth and a tactic used by critics of the church to attempt to exclude Mormons from main stream Christianity, and that Mormons believe all who keep their Covenants with the Lord will achieve a Degree of Glory after this life. I then asked him the same question, if he thaught only Evangelicals would go to heaven. In a very rehearsed manner he said that "only a person who has accepted Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior can be "saved""...I asked again and got the same answer, we did the dance, and I asked if as a Latter Day Saint I could be saved. He just kept repeating the same thing. At that point I assumed he was indirectly telling me that an active Mormon nor any other person who is not an Evangelical cannot be saved. It seems Dektol has become confused about who thinks all other religions are wrong.

Cats
Somewhere in Time, UT

Dektol is COMPLETELY off base about his/her characterization of Mormons and Mormonism. But, anti Mormons always distort and mischaracterize when they attack.

Huckabee comes across as an affable character, but he is, at heart, a mean politician. His hatred of Mitt is a combination of jealousy and religious bigotry. If he's smart, he'll stay where he is. He can't win and he can never raise the money necessary for a successful campaign.

Newt Gingrich is a genius and a brilliant communicator. However, he has a really messy personal life that will bite him in the butt if he decides to run. I love Newt, but I wish he hadn't made such poor personal choices. His recent conversion to Catholicism isn't going to help him. He needs to keep on what he's doing now. He's doing a great job.

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

Mitt has forgotten more about the economy than o has ever known. upchuckaby is a typical bible thumping southern that can't stand the fact that
a. Mitt is sucessful
b. Mitt is very good looking
c. Very smart
Most of the prospective candidates don't enjoy one of these traits, let alone all three.

Considering
Stockton, UT

Let's see:

Romney and Huntsman Jr are RINOs who like socialism lite. Romney is at least pretty good on fiscal matters whereas Jr shows no evidence he is. Both are socially liberal.

Obama is socialism heavy who is terrible on both fiscal and social matters.

Huckabee was far less conservative as governor than he was as presidential candidate. And he shows significant signs of being a serious religious bigot.

Palin upsets the left but with only two years as governor is not ready for the top of the ticket.

Donald Trump is another rich celeb with zero political experience.

Newt Gingrich is conservative and has a brilliant political mind, but extramarital affairs limit his ability to win with conservatives.

Jindal seems to have faded.

My goodness, where are the real conservatives with decent credentials?

Maybe Christe or Walker?

We the People
Sandy, UT

Huckabee is a hateful man who has no place in our political landscape.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Romney was favored by 19%,
Huckabee 18%,
Sarah Palin 10%,
Donald Trump 8%,
Newt Gingrich 7% and
Tim Pawlenty 5%

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You've GOT to be kidding me!!!
Looks like 6 more years of Pres. Obama.

DEW
Sandy, UT

Oh brother, another Mickey Mouse Race.

American First
Merced, CA

Sergio, aren't you saying that anyone who beleives that Prophets have Communicated with God is a fool? Wouldn't that disqualify every President we've ever had in your mind? Please point out how beleiving that Noah built an Ark to carry two of every animal or Moses dividing the Red Sea isn't any more of a leap of Faith than also believing that Jesus Christ visited the Ancient America's and that the Church of Jesus Christ has been restored through a Prophet in the last days. Think about it.

merich39
Salt Lake City, UT

We the People... is Huckabee more hateful than say Chris Buttars or Gayle Ruzicka?

Belching Cow
Sandy, UT

Dektol is obviously not very educated so cut him/her some slack.

EgbertThrockmorton
Layton, UT

The more I see Huckabee do the Evangelical TipToe around what he has said about the LDS Church and Romney, the more disgusted I am. I'm NO fan of Romney, but Huckabee? He's just another opportunist, and not much better than are resident Yewtaw state legislators. He's less of a buffoon than Buttars or Herr Wimmer though, only slightly so.

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