The best "1" word to descibe these three is-"UNQUALIFIED"!
The word that describes Ron Paul: Consistent.Ron Paul for 2012. If
you have heard his name, but haven't researched his platform, do so. He is a man
who will bring our nation back to the Constitution.
The first words that comes to my mind when anyone of them is mentioned is not
Obama. I would vote for an empty soda can before Obama!
To my mind, there are two different and distinct categories of anti-Mormon.The first is "Traditional Christians"--i.e., those who believe
the Bible is the *only* "Word of God." This isn't to say that every
T.C. is anti-Mormon. Just that they're disposed, as a group, to be so, because
Mormons claim to be Christians and, in the T.C. belief system, that just ain't
so.The second group is the "Uninformed." This group
thinks Mormons still practice polygamy, have all sorts of secret ceremonies,
etc. (One thing about T.C.'s--their practices and ceremonies are all welcome
and encouraged to be viewed by "non-believers.")My point
is: the Mormon Church's campaign to enlighten Americans about what Mormonism
really is, is admirable. But I think it can only have an effect on the second
group. It will clearly combat the prejudice which comes from seeing Mormons as
"the other."But I can't see how the first group can ever
change. Because it's not a matter of prejudice, but a clash of foundational
beliefs.The big question which pollsters and the Church need to
answer: what percentage of anti-Mormons comprise each group?
@VinceSo why don't you run for president? The fear of your own lack
of qualifications couldn't be preventing you right?I see so many
people who complain that there are never any good qualified candidates, but what
they are really saying is that the candidates aren't exactly like them. If you
can't find a qualified candidate, then run for president yourself and let's see
what one word ends up describing you.
for Mitt Romney, would flip-flopper be considered one word, since it's
I could be happy with either Romney or Cain. Neither of them are the perfect
candidate, but either of them would do a good job.
@georgemanI think your response to Vince is unfair. He has every
right to judge all three candidates as unqualified without his needing to run
for President himself.Indeed, I think the problem in America now is
that it's become a free-for-all of candidates, some of whom clearly (at least to
me) *aren't* qualified. Heman Cain, for example. His only
"qualification" seems to be that he's a rags-to-riches American
success story. But isn't there more to being President than that?I'm glad more people who judge the candidates as unqualified *aren't* running
From last paragraph of the article: "His time as an
ecclesiastical leader may have . . . opened his eyes," Stolberg writes.
"Having been raised in wealth and privilege, he was now exposed to hardship
and human suffering, especially among Boston's immigrant populations."No, Ms. Stolberg, his eyes are still completely shut. Just listen to
his argument with Rick Perry about how tough he is on "illegals."
"I would vote for an empty soda can before Obama! "Given
the state of American manufacturing I think we'd have to check the "made
in" certificate for that can.
What if Cain has made a mistake and his numbers are upside down and they are
There is a lot of utter tripe in these posts. Unqualified! Look at who you are
comparing them to, the most unqualified President we have had in our history.
Get with it people, get with it.
I think we as a nation would be a lot better off without the 2-party system.
Just people with their own ideas running for office. How many Americans vote for
someone because of party affiliate? Get elected and nothing gets done because
of they have sides. Get rid of special interest, lobbyists. If we could stop all
the election bickering and finger pointing and look at each other as Americans,
maybe just maybe we could catch a glimpse of the glory our forefathers had in
mind for this country....
Get candidate to turn from lifelong employment, a form of bondage, to God's goal
of living off the land in true freedom. ONLY that can solve our problems; other
ways continue our problems.Read Doctrines and Covenants and Book of
Mormon before condemning their Christians. Too many follow errors passed down.
We are shooting our own troops. There are many religions preaching Jesus shed
his blood to be the acceptable blood sacrifice to wash away our sins. We should
not label some cults; but what the word of God says should be presented to
overcome errors. ALL have errors.Apostle Paul has confused
Christians who do not follow Jesus. Jesus said to live by every word out of
mouth of God (Matthew 4:4, Luke 16:31; SOME of Paul's writings seem to say that
is not necessary now. Paul has no second or third witness and the apostles
forsook him. NO ONE can change Jesus' or God's word. Deuteronomy 4:2 Add not
nor diminish from God's word.The covenants of God have His promises
for followers and also for those who ignore or reject His word. Leviticus 26
and Deuteronomy 28-30. Only correction becomes holiness.
Romney's biggest issue in being a Mormon is the elephant in the room: missionary
work.You can't take funds away from churches by taking away their
members without having their church leadership "educate" their members
on what's "bad" with Mormons.Whether this election's
political landscape changes the "educated" attitudes of Republican and
swing voters remains to be seen.The Church wants exposure, and is
getting it in spades. Time will tell whether this politically-based exposure
helps or hurts.
@ sergio,The devil's in the details.And, the 9-9-9
details don't add up very well. Bad plan for the poor, good plan for the rich.
No one can please everyone! No one is perfect! No one is qualified to be
President of the United States with out experience, and you can,t get that
exerience with out holding that seat! You can,t hold a candidate to 100% of
their campain promises because they do not have the full picture of the position
till well into their term of office. I agree that Obama has proven his
postition and should not be returned. I do not like the media forming public
opinion but untill we the people start doing our own thinking and research the
media runs the show and makes the decissions for us.As far as flip flop
candidates how much of that information is from the media?We all learn
line upon line. No one can jump in and be perfect. Lets come up with solutions
to fix our country and get involved in the process the right way.
To Elcapitan | 9:41 a.m. Oct. 21, 2011 Ivins, UT There is a lot of
utter tripe in these posts. Unqualified! Look at who you are comparing them to,
the most unqualified President we have had in our history. Get with it people,
get with it. ------------------------I don't see anyone
comparing the current candidates to George Walker Bush, who was the worst, and
the most unqualified, so-called president this country has ever had.
Gotta disagree Vince.All three are certainly
"qualified".You may disagree with their politics, but they
are all qualified by any reasonable standards.What I find amusing is
watching people cherry pick what they consider "qualifications" based
on their candidate of choice."You have to have Business
Experience to be POTUS."-----"But Reagan didn't really
have any.""He was president of Screen Actors
Guild"I think Reagan was a good president but he didn't have
business experience.Bush had lots of business experience, but I
don't think he was a good president.I say, pick your criteria, then
stick with them (if they are truly your criteria).
Anyone who says Cain is unfit to be president is a complete moron. Especially if
they voted for the current disaster of a president. Cain is a product of the
REAL world. An empty soda can has more value then the current Prez, they are
worth at least 3cents in most states. Cain and ALL of the GOP candidates have
far more depth and understanding then BHO. He is a completely unaccomplished
product of big social government logic, with marxist ideals. He is a zero!
Perry: Cowboy. And I have enough of cowboys: *'U.S.
Military deaths in Iraq war at 4,473 - AP - Published by the DSNews -
08/02/2011 Cain: Pizza. I admit, I have to do some
research. Romney: Puppet. As: *'Let Detroit
Go Bankrupt' - By Mitt Romney - NY Times - 11/18/08 But... *Firm dissolves after giving pro-Romney PAC $1 million' - By Ken Thomas - AP
- Published by DSNews - 08/04/11 *Mitt Romneys wealth raises new
questions By Jamshid Ghazi Askar DSNews 08/15/11 'Romney owns
between $250,000 and $500,000 in horses.'
One word to describe Obama...Warmonger!
So with Romney, will it then be a referendum on Mormonism?
The One Word that describes the "Paper" who did the survey is
"Liberal", the next Five words would be
"Liberal-Democratic", "Extreme-Liberal" "Slanted"
"Favoratism" and "Obama-Friendly"! I agree with the
Cain-999, and the Perry-Idiot, I can even believe the Romney-Mormon. It's the
rest that I doubt, they make Romney out to be the farthest behind when the fact
is he and Cain make the most sense! As for Ron Paul, sure he is a
"Constitutionalist", but he is also an Extremist! Let me use the word,
"Rightist", he doesn't know the word "Middle"! I agree with
a lot he says, but to isolate the U.S.A. is crazy Talk! He is a ticking Time
Bomb!!! He won't solve problems, he'll complicate them! He is a Radical!!! I
agree, Government IS the problem! This guy though, would be a nut job if he were
President of the United States! "It's Unconstitutional to have an Income
Tax"? "No Foreign Aid! It's Unconstitutional!" Why not get rid of
all farms, the constitution doesn't give that right to farmers, does it??? He of
all, scares the Be-Jee-Bees out of me!
Most people I know really aren't engaged enough in political matters to know
what word they would use to describe the actual policies and beliefs of these
candidates. Using words like "Mormon", "idiot", and
"9-9-9" just goes to show how uniformed the sample size in this survey
really is, giving us a look into the millions of American's who don't have a
clue who they should vote for and why? We can clearly see that
Obama has not helped the cause of the United States and a change is necessary
for us to have a chance to get back on track.
It seems to me that no matter what ideas a person may have as a contender for
being Pres. alot of what get or doesn't get implemented is not really all in his
hands because he has the congress and senate to deal with and if they don't come
on board with his plans then no matter how good we may see them to be.. they
will not get implemented and that is not the president fault.
Excellent piece. The problem is the "Mormon brand" means different
things to different people. To faithful LDS the Mormon Brand is almost
overlooked. It's a given that someone from the same tribe is automatically
accepted as "good". But, outside the LDS tribe, it's a
much more complex issue. For Romney to be branded as Mormon first
and foremost in the minds of voters, especially Republicans, who have been
conditioned over the past 3 decades to associate good Republican candidates with
being God-fearing Christians, it creates a dilemma and an opening for doubt
about the viability of the candidate to creep in.
'One word to describe Obama...Warmonger!' - KM | 10:26 a.m. Oct. 21, 2011 Republican alternative? "The Iraqi regime . . .
possesses and produces chemical and biological weapons. It is seeking nuclear
weapons.' - George W. Bush - Ohio Speech 10/7/2002 On my orders, the
United States military has begun strikes against al-Qaeda terrorist training
camps and military installations of the Taleban regime in Afghanistan.' -
GEORGE W. BUSH 10/07/2001 Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
A a little tidbit of information KM... Zero US troops in Libya.
There is a ton of intriguing irony in all this anti-Mormon baloney going on
right now. Let me give you two inevitable scenarios: 1) the profile of the
Mormon Church continues to be raised as NEVER before in history 2) large numbers
of younger-generation evangelicals and born-agains will see through the
prejudice of their Pastors who occupy the pulpits and make decisions for
themselves(even to the point of abandoning the faith). In scenario #1 countless
folks will read and study the true tenets of the LDS faith and REALLY like what
they discover. Missionary efforts will show a huge increase in the U.S.A. and
in the entire western world. Sadly, if Mitt does not get the nomination, America
suffers through another disastrous four years and likely destroys this nation
Cain: 9-9-9Perry: secessionistRomney: Mittens (I've long determined
that if I ever get a tuxedo colored cat I'm naming it Mittens after Romney and
his business experience, particularly if it's a fat cat).
'Sadly, if Mitt does not get the nomination, America suffers through another
disastrous four years and likely destroys this nation beyond recovery.' -
Rikitikitavi | 10:54 a.m. Oct. 21, 2011 Wasn't America supposed to
be 'destroyed' over the LAST four years? Conservative rhetoric is
always based on fear. 'The end is nigh!' Well? *'Obama
announces total Iraq troop withdrawal' - By Ben Feller - AP - Published by
DSNews - 10/21/2011 'WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Friday
declared an end to the Iraq war, one of the longest and most divisive conflicts
in U.S. history, announcing that all U.S. troops would be withdrawn from the
country by year's end.' FYI, Harold Camping is predicting the world
will end today, 10/21/2011. It will be his THIRD end of the world
Furry1993 re:I don't see anyone comparing the current candidates to George
Walker Bush, who was the worst, and the most unqualified, so-called president
this country has ever had.You've been drinking too much Kool-Aid and
eating too much fluff. The worst president, most unqualified, most damaging to
our economy and foreign policy was Jimmy Carter.
@rikitikitavi"Sadly, if Mitt does not get the nomination, America
suffers through another disastrous four years and likely destroys this nation
beyond recovery. "I feel like stock markets gaining 30% the
past two years and 20 straight months of job growth is a very odd definition of
"disastrous". "In scenario #1 countless folks will
read and study the true tenets of the LDS faith and REALLY like what they
discover. Missionary efforts will show a huge increase in the U.S.A. and in the
entire western world."I doubt it. There's a difference between
getting people to change their view to think the LDS church is christian and
getting people to believe Joseph Smith was a prophet and Jesus appeared in the
western hemisphere. The former I can see a lot of, the latter I don't think will
change much in rate.
Wealthy or handsome or floppy or egocentric or powerful or unelectable?
To BigRich | 11:32 a.m. Oct. 21, 2011 I would have agreed, prior to
GWB, that Carter was the worst president. GWB has him beat for
"worst" in every way. GWB was an unmitigated disaster for this
country; Carter was a disaster, true, but not even close to GWB.
@ProudUtahn"...No one can please everyone! No one is perfect!
No one is qualified to be President of the United States with out experience,
and you can,t get that exerience with out holding that seat! You can,t hold a
candidate to 100% of their campain promises because they do not have the full
picture of the position till well into their term of office...We all learn line
upon line. No one can jump in and be perfect. Lets come up with solutions to fix
our country and get involved in the process the right way...".I
admire your "reasonable" premise.Unfortunately,
"reasonable" has been left in the dust.Sadly, the
"reasonable" treatment cain, romney, perry, bachmann, paul, santorum
etc., will receive as the new president, will make even hardcore President Obama
haters blush.Queen anne coulter and Kingmaker limbaugh have already
"bagged" on romney.Without a republican 60 vote majority
in the senate, we will be looking at four more years of
"filibustering". The republican cabbage patch senator
from west virginia has opened the fillbuster Pandora's Box. The Democratic
Party will simply set its sights on breaking the record number of fillibusters
set by republicans.
The first word to pop into my head about Romney: Plastic. As in "Ken
Not sure about one-word descriptions, but maybe a few words:Romney,
leadership, experience, sometimes socially awkwardCain, businessman,
sincere, pleasant, not sure about his 9-9-9 plan, thoughPerry, definitely
Texan, handsome, not quite ready for POTUSGingrich, bold, blunt with
media, experience, common sense, good VP materialSantorum, nice enough,
not ready for POTUSPaul, extreme, scary, but smart. Age is a factor.Huntsman, smarter than you think, foreign experience, not quite ready for
POTUSBachman, determined, educatedBeing a potential
Presidential candidate is a daunting task. You have to market yourself to the
public just as you would a product you want them to purchase, trying not to brag
or inflate your capabilities, and yet have to defend yourself against personal
attacks from other potential candidates. Not an easy task for sure!A
person's RELIGION should not have anything to do with the choice. Rather, the
person's morality, integrity, honesty, faith in the importance of the family,
knowledge of domestic and foreign affairs, economic competence, and other
factors should be considered, and not focus on a particular religion. That
detracts from learning about the qualifications of the candidates to be the
'Romney, leadership...' - Utah Girl | 1:37 p.m. Oct. 21, 2011 I
would disagree. *'Mitt Romney as job creator clashes with Bain
record of job cuts' - By Lisa Lerer, Bloomberg News - Published by DSNews -
07/20/11 'Employees who lost jobs at Bain-controlled companies more
than a decade ago say they still hold Romney responsible."I would not
vote for him for anything," said Phyllis Detro, 68, who lost her job...'
A person's religion should not be considered a factor in choosing a president.
However, the way that person's belief will impact their choices as president
should absolutely be considered. If a muslim where running, I would definitely
consider their belief in Sharia as a factor. If a jew were to run, I would
definitely consider their views on Israel a factor. If a mormon is running, I
think we should consider how their faith influences their views on political and
legal issues.Outside of those questions, the way they worship and the
being they worship are simply not an issue.So, we each have a
responsibility to determine if the candidates as individuals will act in the
best interest of the country if elected. After all, we are electing the
P(resident)OTUS, not the next P(astor)OTUS.
Pagan | 2:32 p.m. Oct. 21, 2011 You assume that cutting jobs in a company
is a bad thing. If that is what it takes to keep the company as a whole afloat
or to make it commercially viable, then so be it. If the company dies, think
how many more jobs are gone.As a fiscal conservative, cutting a few
government jobs sounds like a great idea to me! I would love to see a president
come in and make some sound manegerial decisions when it comes to the federal
@ Pagan, it was Romney's leadership and economic skills and experience that
helped to save the Utah 2002 Olympics from disaster to become a success, at
least financially.I'm sorry people have lost jobs that Bain had a
part in. But Bain's purpose was to salvage companies that were floundering, and
sometimes restructure and reorganization is the painful way it has to be done to
end up with a company that lasts. Not all companies succeed. When a Dr. tries
to save a patient with multiple illnesses or injuries, sometimes it is necessary
to remove organs or limbs in the process to save the patient. Sometimes it
works, and sometimes it doesn't. That doesn't mean the Dr. is incompetent or has
bad motives. A similar thing happens to companies that are struggling. Sometimes
the remedies help, and sometimes they don't. Doesn't mean the person (or
company, such as Bain) trying to help has bad intentions, or is incompetent.
If you had to be qualified, Who is qualifying these people?In Utah tou
just have to live there for 1 year, No qualifications.
Prideful and vanity -- you can decide which words fit which candidates.
Cain seems to be the only one that is controlling his messaging. @Admiring Gentile - You forgot one group. Those who simply disagree with
positions and actions of the church. I'm not an evangelical and I'm not
misinformed. I'm not a fan of the LDS church. That said, it wouldn't impact my
decision to vote for an LDS member. Romney can't be judged by what he says. You
have to look at what he has done. He is as "loose and easy" with the
truth as any candidate I've seen of late.@photohiker- I agree we'd
be better off and far more likely to find someone who better represents our
ideals. The two party system has become two-sides of the same coin. Just look at
the venomous states about Obama. Most are completely unwarranted and driven by
talk-radio instead of fact.@JoeBlow - Perry and qualified shouldn't
be used in the same sentence. Huntsman, Paul, and Santorum are all far more
qualified.@paperboy111 - It's worse...many are pulling for him for
little other reason.@Utah Girl - If morality is a factor how do you
rate Gingrich as anything but abhorrent. Bachmann...try lunatic. Romney gets a
@Utah Girl"...Not sure about one-word descriptions, but maybe a
few words:Romney, etc.Cain, etc.Perry, etc.Gingrich, bold, blunt with media, experience, common sense, good VP
materialSantorum, etc.Paul, etc.Huntsman, etc.Bachman,
etc."...the person's morality, integrity, honesty, faith in the
importance of the family, knowledge of domestic and foreign affairs, economic
competence, and other factors should be considered, and not focus on a
particular religion...".I won't take issue, at this point, with
any of your assessments of republican presidential candidates.However...newt gingrich...poster person for morality, integrity
and honesty?He is a master, of the act, as well as
"...knowledge of domestic affairs".I cannot imagine a
true, "family values", conservative voting for such an individual.Nobody's perfect. How true.We learn, daily,
about the failure(s) of President Obama.With regard to newt
gingrich, let him be the "idea guy", at some lobbying super PAC.However...Let him no where near the White House.Isn't that what newt gingrich said during his personal crusade/personal
vendetta against President Clinton, another failed politico, who also happened
to be well versed in the art of "domestic affairs"?
"@JoeBlow - Perry and qualified shouldn't be used in the same sentence.
Huntsman, Paul, and Santorum are all far more qualified."OK,
fine. Cant argue.I was trying to be nice for a change.
Our entire Federal system has become enormously cancerous. No policy or act
seems to be founded on Constitutional principles. And even if it were, few
would even recognize it as Constitutionally sound. Talk is cheap, and there are
plenty of politicians who have diarrhea of the mouth, but don't serve the cause
of freedom. We need leaders who will free up the rights of the States and the
people, not someone who will place increased burdens on our backs through
tedious regulations that take from the laborer to merely give to the idler.
Currently, big government is creating another type of slavery, a slavery that
isn't based on color of skin. It is a slavery that is based on the willing who
Remember the days when we wanted somebody with military experience to be
This article is a non-article. At a time when this nation desperately needs to
re-establish its bearings, we need to know the positions of the presidential
candidates, not the non-sense presented in this article. The only thing I can
attribute this to is the main stream media blackout. If an article actually
focuses on the real debate at hand and addresses the issues that are most
critical to this nation, it benefits the candidate that the main stream media
has chosen to ignore. To learn about this candidate that the MSM ignores and why
they choose to ignore him, go to ronpaul2012 dot com. Do the research for
Cain wants to raise my taxes, Romeny wants to forclose on people faster and
Perry is glad there are lots of muderers and executions in his state because it
makes him look tough.One word would be, "NO".
Everyone needs to go to Sen. Hatch's website. Look under Letters until you find
his "Letter to Patriotic Millionaires."We all need to read
it before casting a vote for this man.I'd love to post the link
here, but DN's censors won't allow it.Even though it will take some
effort, please do it. It's very enlightening.
Furry1993I don't see anyone comparing the current candidates to George
Walker Bush, who was the worst, and the most unqualified, so-called president
this country has ever had.=========================== The
reason you do not see anyone mentioning George Bush is that the issue no longer
exists. Pres. Obama has taken the lead in the worst poll numbers of any modern
day president, We have lost the respect of the whole world as well as our
enemies as America becomes a send rate nation under current leadereship.
Is there anything in the Constitution about a non-traditional Christian running
for president? Why can't some people get over Romney's Mormonism and look at
the man himself? What does he have to offer America? He isn't running for
prophet, he is running for president. Religion must not be a deciding factor.
For me these candidates are all the same, they all stand only for one thing, and
are only different by esthetical aspects of their presentations; and what they
stand for can be defined by the following four words: Elitists, elitists,
elitists, elitists. Exactly like Barack Obama's policies: Elitists.So the
Pew exercise helps us understand how media has mastered its tool so well, that
it can offer instantaneous Brain-Washing effects in the population and clearly
indicates that the Main Stream Media wants us to vote Cain and loves 9-9-9. Yet
Cain's 9-9-9 plan will be the suicide of any American member of the middle class
and underclass that votes for it. So maybe this is a case of mass suicide
by Main Stream Media, what do you think?
In one word all these politicians are trying to overcome the one word that
stigmatizes them. They don't campaign to win, they campaign to
overcome what they have done in the past or they campaign to promise they will
never do it again.Mitt has to prove he is something in addition to
Mormon, then he has to prove he is something besides a flip flopper, then he has
to prove he is capabable of finding jobs.Perry has to prove he has
intersts in the country outside of Texas, then he has to prove he will deal with
the illegals, then he has to prove he can somehow develop jobs that pay more
than $8 an hour.Paul has to prove he is not old, he is not stodgy,
he is not too opininated to be the president.Can has to prove he can
be effective outside a pizza parlor.The campagin is basically a way
for these people to set aside their poor decisions and try to convince the
public they will never happen again.According to this poll they are
not doing a good job.
They are only qualified in one way: they are more than thirty-five years of
age.The most important qualification imo is will they defend and
uphold the Constitution?Having heard the various contenders for the
republican nomination speak, and knowing full well what Obama stands for, only
one is qualified to be President of the United States - Mr Ron Paul.
There is no single word comes to mind for Mitt Romney. If I can use two words
they would be "most qualified". We have several choices I can
support. Mitt Romney is my top choice. He has a track record in
finance/economics, leadership, goodness, family values, problem solver and is
proud of this wonderful country. He will make no apologies.
Zero troops in Lybia? That's because they were in planes dropping bomobs.