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Published: Monday, Oct. 24 2011 10:00 a.m. MDT

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m.g. scott

To Ralph West Jordan, Shimlau was correct. In fact the Dems had control of both houses of congress as of 2006. Then with Obama they had the House and a 60 vote majority in the Senate. It was less than a year ago that the Reps got a majority in the House. So for 4 years of Dem control what did we get?? The real "worst economy in 50 years". No jest.

Port Alice, B.C.

Is that six or seven posts for Pagan/Pagen?

I still like the idea of a Romney/Cain ticket.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

Where is Cain? Why is it assumed mormons would vote for a mormon? Is religion that big of a factor. Do mormons vote as an instructed bloc?

Agua Dulce, TX

This is an ugly attempt to put us all in tribal patterns.


"Being a Mormon likely means you have very high standards and values, you realize the importance of families, etc"

Like ... oh, Kevin Garn. Sheldon Killpack. Mark Hoffman.


An implication of this headline and story could be that all "white" Mormons will be voting for Romney. Not true! I am frustrated by all the name calling the Republicans are doing and their hypocritical rhetoric, and plan to vote for Obama, again. I feel that Obama is at least trying to do something good, and hope that most Americans (no matter their race) will feel the same.

Nibley, Ut

mg scott,
I agree. People seem to forget that little detail. Another thing often overlooked or not even researched is the fact that the bail out was sponsored by the democrats (Patrick kennedy) and the majority of co sponsors were also democrats. Majority of Repubs(75%) voted against it. Bush did sign it into law, most likely feeling something needed to be done. congress would have most likely overturned a veto anyway. So, blaming it all on bush doesn't really work

So who supported the bailouts? Wonder if OWS knows that answer. I agree that pointing fingers gets people nowhere, but so does an unwillingness to admit mistakes.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, Utah

GZE, congratulations, you found 3 examples (as if 3 out of over 13 million proves that being a Mormon doesn't mean that you're likely to have high standards). How about I give you 3 examples of Mormons who DO have high standards and values, then we'll see who runs out first?

Salt Lake, UT

Black Mormons: Romney or Obama

Should we be having this conversation?

American Fork, UT

So you're kind of asking 'will they vote race or religion?' Maybe we should give them some credit and expect them to vote on the candidates' stand on the pressing issues of the day. Religion, and indeed race, should have nothing to do with it.

Provo, UT


I agree with your 8:17p.m. comment.

I have been impressed with Obama's understanding of history and the Constitution. That he attained the Presidency through the Democratic Party is, to me, incidental. The Bi-Partisan system has become so convoluted it tells us very little about a candidate to say he or she is from one or the other party. But that is not unprecedented, either. Thinking and voting party-line has always been the lazy person's approach to politics.

Which party a President ascended in should also be incidental. Once elected POTUS, a President must be the president for the entire country, not just his or her party faction. Wise Presidents surround themselves with the right people for the job, not with partisan cronies. Obama seems to understand that (for instance, he appointed Huntsman ambassador to China).

The current crop of GOP candidates all strike me as more interested in advancing their own careers or the power of the Republican Party per se, rather than in doing what is best for this country. Their agendas are shallow and lacking in historical understanding and continuity. They are sound-bite artists, not statesmen.


Perhaps there are also a large number of black people who also have very high standards and values, realize the importance of families, etc. You name Mormons; I'll name African-Americans. We'll see who runs out first.

John Pack Lambert of Michigan
Ypsilanti, MI

Claims about what percentage of the Mormon vote in Utah Romeny got are inpossible to sustain. The percentage he got is only in the Republican primary, ignoring the numbers who voted in the simultaneous Democrat primary.

This also ignores favorite son voting. Romeny as the key figure in the Olympic Turnaround got favorite son votes that had nothing to do with religion.

John Pack Lambert of Michigan
Ypsilanti, MI

The point of this article was to cover what other people have done. At times it does not pay to reinvent the wheel. It is not the Deseret News "going down hill" but the realities of a 24/7 publishing culture.

John Pack Lambert of Michigan
Ypsilanti, MI

There are African-Ameircan Mormons. People like Darius Gray, Keith N. Hamilton, Alan Cherry and many many more. This was never meant to be a "who has higher values competition" because the whole premise of the article is built around an overlap.

Mcallen, TX

Is Obama even our president? Billions to Finland and now this? We need someone like Romney who represent the United States.

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I love how many Mormons try to forget that Harry Reid is also Mormon. Whenever I hear people talk about Mormons in politics I rarely hear them mention Harry Reid, yet he currently is the highest ranking Mormon in our nation's government. Strange.

I suppose Sen. Reid's success goes to show that Democrats can also vote for a Mormon. I am a true-blue Democrat and bleeding heart liberal (very active in my party), but oddly, I never hear any of my fellow Democrats mention Sen. Reid's religion (and, I'm in Seattle where we are very liberal).

It seems to me that only the GOP/Right have a fascination with a politician's religion.

Mcallen, TX


What's strange about it? Reid is not an active-practicing Mormon, so what's to focus on? I don't see Catholics, Baptist, etc,- focusing on inactive members either. You must have a chip on your shoulders.

Idaho Falls, ID

"mightymite | 11:04 a.m. Oct. 24, 2011
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???"

Your reasoning is hugely flawed. The angle in this article has nothing to do with "Mormon CULTure" (I'm covering both bases in one quote) as you say, but to do with the political leanings of its author. And those who lead at the "cult label" can easily be identified as willingly uninformed and biased (if not bigoted). I'm LDS and will NOT be voting for Mitt in the primaries, and in fact would likely vote for him last in the Republican choices available (Even after Perry's willingness to be associated with an anti-mormon preacher). Right now, Cain is leading in the polls over Mitt and is black, but the author didn't care about that angle at all.

Provo, UT

worf wrote:

"What's strange about it? Reid is not an active-practicing Mormon, so what's to focus on? I don't see Catholics, Baptist, etc,- focusing on inactive members either. You must have a chip on your shoulders."

Reid is not an "active" or "practicing" Mormon?

That would come as a big surprise to his family, friends, and Ward and Stake members!

That would come as a big surprise to Reid himself.

Maybe you should either stop passing on falsehoods, or offer proof of claims about which you couldn't possibly know anything.

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