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Published: Monday, Oct. 24 2011 10:36 a.m. MDT

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Wasatch Sasquatch
Draper, UT

Forgive me, but aren't there currently multiple candidates for the republican nomination? Voters have the option to vote for any of the candidates. The way this headline reads it implies you can choose between two options: vote for someone who is a member of your religion, or vote for someone of the same race. Neither of which should be adequate prerequisites for any vote.

David King
Layton, UT

Another day, another "How will Romney's Mormonism affect the election?" article. Let's be honest with ourselves. Romney has bigger problems than Mormonism. What does he really believe? Is he Senate Candidate Miit? Governor Mitt? or '08 or '12 Mitt? When confronted about illegal aliens working for the company he contracted for yard work, Mitt Romney said he couldn't have it, "I'm running for office, for Pete's sake!" He had no qualms about the legality apparently, only how it affected his political campaign. Some wonder about his sincerity. Does he really believe what he's saying, or does he just want to win?

Contrary to what the Deseret News seems to believe, Romney has yet to secure the nomination, and there are other candidates that could face Barack Obama. While you have time to print an almost daily article on the Romney-Mormon angle, I didn't see any coverage of Ron Paul's straw poll win Saturday in Ohio, the fact he raised $2.7 million in 72 hours last week, or his plan to cut $1 trillion and balance the budget. Had Romney done these things, wouldn't we have seen a story about it?

mightymite
DRAPER, UT

This is the most rediculous headline for an article I have ever seen. Choose based on color or religion? This certainly shows how closed the mormon culture is.. Hmm and you wonder why people lead at the cult label???

Joey D
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

The article makes a broad assumption that Herman Cain who is currently the front runner in many poles isnt even a factor. Perhaps the blacks Mormons wont appreciate that assumption.

On the other hand
Spanish Fork, UT

I hope blacks of all faiths and Mormons of all racial backgrounds will vote for candidates based on how well those candidates' stances line up with their own ideas of good governance. Religion and race are pretty lousy indicators of a candidate's ability to lead the nation.

defibman
Syracuse, UT

All I can say is that I can not, will not vote for Obama. ANYONE but him. Sorry Pagan, I will cancel out your vote.

Almost everyone I talk to says that they voted for Obama before and will never vote for him again. At least these people can see the light.

aumacoma
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

"It is not Red State voters who fear Mormons the most," the article states. "It is the secular, college-educated, liberal blue state voters that do."
Oh my friggin' heck! Just one more of the millions of examples of the ignorance and stupidity that has taken over the Republican party.
Please people, get your religion out of my government.
"When Fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross". Sinclair Lewis

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

Let's put it this way - if you are black and you voted for Obama just because he is black then your voting IQ is pretty low and so is your reasoning ability. If you vote for someone just because he is the same color as you then I'm sorry for you and for the nation as a whole. Hopefully this next time around people will actually be "thinking voters" instead of just emotional zombies.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, Utah

I said it once and I'll say it again, but when I lived in Chicago during the elections and people talked politics with me (I did not talk politics back) blatantly told me that they voted for Obama because he was black (they were black as well, as were most people in that neighborhood). And that it still true no matter how many people try to tell me I am making this up!

Another fact is that 95% of blacks voted for Obama in 2008 (not made up; a google search will easily and overwhelmingly confirm this). Also according to the CNN exit polls, people who voted for the first time and voters who have no high school diploma voted for Obama.

What does this mean? This is what happens when when people vote in an uneducated manner, which is obviously what happened here. Luckily the American people are starting to realize their mistake. Let's hope they aren't stupid enough to vote for him again.

JSperry
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Okay let the bigotry and racial remarks begin.

Before some of you misguided individuals go off quoting Brigham Young from the "Journal of Discourses," I will undermine your contention at the source and ask you who the published these journals?

The Journal of Discourses is not an official publication of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Journal of Discourses was produced under the guidance of those who transcribed the materials, including George D. Watt, David W. Evans, and George W. Gibbs. These reporters transcribed speculative dissertations and published them in England for the purpose of personal financial gain. Questions have been raised about the accuracy of some transcriptions. Modern technology and processes were not available for verifying the accuracy of transcriptions, and some significant mistakes have been documented. The Journal of Discourses includes interesting and insightful teachings by early Church leaders; however, by itself it is not an authoritative source of Church doctrine.

Great Horned Owl
Spanish Fork, UT

I also tire of these articles. Every day the DesNews acts as if Romney has secured the nomination and as if Mormons should be attracted to his candidacy largely because of his professed religion. As one of the many active Mormon, active Republican, Utahns who reads the DesNews but *doesn't* find Romney's platform the most attractive let me add my voice to the many reminding the DesNews that there are *so many* wrong messages being sent by this tripe!

JSperry
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Okay let the bigotry and racial remarks begin.

Before some of you misguided individuals go off quoting Brigham Young from the "Journal of Discourses," I will undermine your contention at the source and ask you who the published these journals?

The Journal of Discourses is not an official publication of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Journal of Discourses was produced under the guidance of those who transcribed the materials, including George D. Watt, David W. Evans, and George W. Gibbs. These reporters transcribed speculative dissertations and published them in England for the purpose of personal financial gain. Questions have been raised about the accuracy of some transcriptions. Modern technology and processes were not available for verifying the accuracy of transcriptions, and some significant mistakes have been documented. The Journal of Discourses includes interesting and insightful teachings by early Church leaders; however, by itself it is not an authoritative source of Church doctrine.

ed in az
cave creek, AZ

It is an absurd question. Hard to tell if it's more racist or infantile.
It presupposes that Mormons (blacks in this case) would vote for someone
based on their skin color or their religion. Black LDS members are no different than other people. They will pick the candidate most congruent with their political and ethical opinions.

I am guessing here, of course, but I think many at this point would vote for whomever is the last person standing in the opposition party.

Oh, and fascism has arrived in America.. not wrapped in the flag or in religion, but in progressiveism and governing by regulation rather than legislation.

JNA
Layton, UT

Hey Pagen or Pagan I am never sure of the spelling.

You say it is a loss to vote for someone other than Obama. My opinion is it was the loss of this country for every vote Obama got. He is the worst President in the history of the United States. I came to that conclusion all on my own without any cutting and pasting, and please don't whine that I would feel this way about any Democrat because I voted for Bill Clinton.

SG in SLC
Salt Lake City, UT

Any that are Republican will likely support Romney; any that are Democrat will likely support Obama.

There, that was easy; okay, next question . . .

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

This seems like a regression in politics that has supposedly become enlightened enough to not use race or religion as a litmus test for casting a ballot in a presidential election. This is a conterfeit concept and the headline has no place in a reasonable discussion about an election.

sergio
Phoenix, AZ

%JNA, You must be looking in a one way mirrow if you can't see some of the progress and good President Obama has accopmlished for the nation. All citizens should be diligent and work to be imformed in selecting our leaders, but to be blind and dumb to what is happening in the office of the president of the United State of America is sad at best destructive at worst. Citizens need to be more patriotic and less partisan to solve our nation's leadershiip problems.

Anti Bush-Obama
Washington, DC

This article advocates racial division, a divide and conquer tactic.

How about a 3rd choice? Freedom.

SG in SLC
Salt Lake City, UT

"It is not Red State voters who fear Mormons the most," the article states. "It is the secular, college-educated, liberal blue state voters that do."

I suspect that more than a few Harry Reid supporters would take exception to the statement above.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'He *(Obama) is the worst President in the history of the United States.' - JNA | 11:58 a.m. Oct. 24, 2011

Ok.

Alternative:

Debt ceiling:
'Bush Administration Adds $4 Trillion To National Debt' - by Mark Knoller - CBS News - 09/29/08

'It'll be the 7th time the debt limit (ceiling) has been raised during this administration. In fact it was just two months ago, on July 30, that President Bush signed the Housing and Economic Recovery Act, which contained a provision raising the debt ceiling to $10.615 trillion.'

*'U.S. Military deaths in Iraq war at 4,473 - AP - Published by the DSNews - 08/02/2011

I enjoy how people complain about my ID's....

and then keep relying after my x4th post. :)

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