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Published: Monday, May 23 2011 9:49 a.m. MDT

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Furry1993
Somewhere in Utah, UT

Sorry, DN -- you're shilling for Romney again.

The correct heading for this article should read: Romney's 2008 liaison to evangelical voters is again advocating for him. In other words, same-old-same-old where the Southern Baptists are concerned.

MoJules
Florissant, MO

I think that is great, my blood still boils over Huckabee and his comments about the Devil, he knew the teachings of the church and yet he spinnnned that off the road. But if Huckabee were to be running against Obama, I would plug my nose and vote for him. I don't care what religion he is, but I care that he attacked my religion.

DeltaFoxtrot
West Valley, UT

Romney vs Obama. A Mormon vs a Muslim in the Southern bible thumper's eyes. Most of 'em won't believe any facts about Obama's place of birth or religion, no matter who is saying it.

Flashback
Kearns, UT

Qualifications instead of theology. Hmmm, novel concept that the evangelicals need to learn.

seer
kaysville, ut

Funny how things come full circle. Is Mormonism a strange religion? Well....compared to what....Islam? My extended family is dyed in the wool, southern baptist who have always believed that the mere mention of "Mormonism" is a sin.

After awhile, we just stopped speaking about any matters of importance (all the important matters eventually led to morality, politics, or religion). I guess I grew tired of hearing that my religion (Mormonism) was an affront.

Now we may see evangelicals support Romney. Not convert to his religion....just support him. About time!

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

Maybe those Baptists are aiming to 'Save' Romney...

Kouger
Lehi, UT

It's time for REAL CHANGE and REAL HOPE in Washington. Let's put in someone who has had inumerable experiences in running a government and corporations, and not a community organizer - again. Presidential qualifications equals Romney. Thank you DeMoss for seeing that. Romney in 2012.

Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

Any man who professes a religion had better live that religion, no matter who his audience is. In the last election, Mitt Romney thought that he was running for President. People saw him first as a "Mormon" and secondly as a candidate. He probably never realized how curious America was about his religion. He stood up for his beliefs without making people guess whether he was 'active' or not.

This time, he is aware that he will have to wear two hats all the time. One hat is the hat of the candidate. The other hat is the hat of an "active Mormon". He is better prepared to wear both hats and to answer the questions about "Mormons" as he tells us why he is uniquely qualified to be the next President.

Furry1993
Somewhere in Utah, UT

I don't particularly care whether a person lives his faith UNLESS he portrays himself as actively observant and, at the same time, violates the principles of his faith (in other words, acts the hypocrite).

What I want to know is whether the person will govern as a member of a particular faith first and an American (serving all his/her constituents second), or will govern as an American first and a member of the faith second. There are a lot of faiths whose leaders are requiring their politican followers to act as members of the faith first, to the detriment of the interests of their constituents who do not follow the same faith or who do not actively live their faith. For me, the politician MUST be an American first, serving ALL his/her constituents' interests. I want to know which of the candidates will put the interests of all Americans first.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

"my blood still boils over Huckabee and his comments about the Devil, he knew the teachings of the church"

You sure about that? I'm pretty sure that once a year there's a story in this newspaper about some study that showed that most everyone outside of Mormonism doesn't know much other than the very very most basic details of the religion.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

People better get past religion in this election because at the end of the day you have to either vote to give Obama 4 more years or choose another direction. Romney is the best qualified candidate so make your choice... 4 more years of socialism or jump start capitalism.

Furry1993
Somewhere in Utah, UT

To patriot | 12:56 p.m. May 23, 2011
Cedar Hills, UT
People better get past religion in this election because at the end of the day you have to either vote to give Obama 4 more years or choose another direction. Romney is the best qualified candidate so make your choice... 4 more years of socialism or jump start capitalism.

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In a way you're right; in a way not. You're correct that people had better get past religion or President Obama will win a second term. You're not correct that Romney is the best qualified candidate -- the best qualified candidate is NOT Romney; it's Huntsman.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

Furry 1993:

"You're not correct that Romney is the best qualified candidate -- the best qualified candidate is NOT Romney; it's Huntsman."

Thanks for your opinion. We know Huntsman will have at least one vote.

People in my house will be voting for Romney. I can see it now:

Romney/Bachman 2012.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

SB's voting for Mitt?

Take it to the bank...

or

Don't hold your breath...

Past practice would suggest SB's making some kind of "promise" only to go back (flip-flop?) on the "promise" when it counts.

What goes around, comes around?

Time will only tell.

coleman51
Orem, UT

What choice do the evangelicals have, Obama? I think DeMoss' endorsement will be much more receptive by evangelicals than in 2008 because of their absolute disgust over Obama. Romney is the only clear-cut Republican contender that is credible enough to defeat Obama. That is becoming increasingly apparent every day. I am sure they would prefer Huckabee, but that is not an option anymore. The other Republicans have not the gravitas to be a credible opponent against Obama. Obama is the primary reason why evangelicals will vote for Romney.

KJB1
Eugene, OR

Tom in CA 2:00 p.m.

Romney/Bachmann 2012?

Oh, I hope so. We'd be guaranteeing Obama a second term if that happens

Mc
West Jordan, UT

My choice right now would be Romney/Cain.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

Romney is good a buisness?

That's great.

Obama is pulling us out of the financial meltdown, repealed DADT, pervent another 9/11 and killed Osama Bin Laden.

There's more to running a country than running a buisness.

one old man
Ogden, UT

Tom in CA ---- "Romney/Bachman 2012???????????????"

That's as frightening as Trump/Palin.

Dadof5sons
Montesano, WA

@ pagan,
"Obama is pulling us out of the financial meltdown" What? are you talking about the real unemployment rate is around 18 percent, the reported unemployment is at 9 percent, the rate of growth has been only 3 percent. When Ragan, pulled us out the carter's economy the rate of growth was 8 percent. when Clinton was presdent it 6 percent. the 800 billion stimulis package failed Obama has added over 14 trillion to the national debt, Social security and medicare are broke. Gas is over 4.00 dollars per gallon, there are more people on food stamps to day then two years ago, Shall I go on praising Obamas achivements? Mitt is the best chance for America!

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