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Published: Monday, July 2 2012 4:27 p.m. MDT

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Brother Dave
Livermore, CA

In this news article by AP it says on page 2, paragraph 1, "...at one point that he rose to a rank equivalent to a bishop".

According to a CNN story of a few weeks ago, Mitt Romney DID have the position of
Bishop in a local LDS congregation (Ward). This, according to the CNN story, was
before he was a Stake President. The CNN story even had a video scene of the LDS
chapel where he was Bishop.

It is interesting to see how the media tells the story (and the way they use the
words for positions and concepts that are well known in the LDS culture). Perhaps the
"Lay" Priesthood concept is new.

The CNN story Did Say that Mitt Romney recieved no financial gain from being a Bishop in the LDS Church. That such callings, that take roughly 20 hours a week, are done Voluntarily.

xert
Santa Monica, CA

Why in the world do the media insist that the Republicans can't get excited about this candidate and that their only agenda is stoking the fires of disenchantment with President Obama? This article has been up since 4:30 yesterday along with the one about the family Sea Doo's and look at the flood of comments!

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

To me it doesn't matter if he was Bishop or Stake president or anything else.

My question is can he turn the economy around? Can he put the United States of America, back on top? Will he be able to inspire and unite the country and undo the harm that barack has brought on us?

Out of the choices, Mitt is our best choice.

As voters we need to work hard to weed congress and the senate, the politicians that are running us into the ground. We need to be asking them the tough questions and holding their feet to the fire and make sure things are getting done.

We as a country have sat back for decades and didn't pay too much attention, as special interest groups took over and have frauded us out of Trillions of dollars.

We need to cut all politicians pay, health care, retirement plans. They need their budgets slashed and private airplanes taken away. Let them fly commercial for now on.

Flashback
Kearns, UT

This article is a great example of a media type trying to understand, wanting to understand, but not delving deep enough to understand. A little more research about the church would go a long way toward helping these media types to figure out what really makes Romney tick. If they ever find that out, then they will find out that Mitt is a strong family man, has values that are rock solid (regardless of how he is portrayed in the media), and they would see a man genuinely concerned with his fellow men, and what is happening in this country.

RedShirt
USS Enterprise, UT

I like at the end how the Branch President states that Romney fits in, just like anybody else that comes there. I guess that means that he does retain some connection to the average person.

Furry1993
Clearfield, UT

To RedShirt 12:23 p.m. July 3, 2012

I like at the end how the Branch President states that Romney fits in, just like anybody else that comes there. I guess that means that he does retain some connection to the average person.

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No. It just means that he acts the same way as anyone else attending Latter-day Saint church services. The proof in the pudding, as the old saying goes, comes from how Mitt behaves the rest of the time. That behavior shows that he does NOT retain (nor has he ever had) any connection to the average person.

CHS 85
Sandy, UT

@RedShirt

Yeah, fitting in just like anybody else at Lake Winnipesaukee is just like fitting in with the average Joe. Perhaps you haven't ever been to Lake Winnipesaukee. It is sort of like saying Kennebuckport is a working-class town in Maine.

I don't care if he's rich, just the folks around here saying he's "just one of the guys" is pretty funny.

LetsDebate
PLEASANT GROVE, UT

To Furry1993 and CHS85 - I strongly suspect that everyone who knows Mitt Romney personally feels that he is warm and caring. I also suspect that those who don't know him, and especially those who have a vested interest in defeating him, will characterize him as out of touch because they've established the narrative and desperately need to reinforce it no matter what the truth is.

So far, I've never heard anyone say "I've worked closely with him, or served with him at church, or was a close friend, and found that he was stiff and out of touch." I've heard many who knew him say just the opposite, and I'll take their word over the ignorant spewing of partisan hacks every day.

Mister J
SLC, UT

at RedShirt 12:23 p.m. July 3, 2012

I was going to mention demographics but CHS85 beat me to it.

No way does an Ivy leaguer w/ an account in the Caymans relate to you, me, or 99% of the people posting (pun intended)!!

DSB
Cedar Hills, UT

@Mister J - Romney related to my sister when they lived in the same ward, when she and her husband were struggling newlywed 99%-ers.

Like I said - those who know Romney don't characterize him as "out of touch." Only those with a vested interest in defeating him, and intellectually shallow partisans who blindly regurgitate what their Democrat masters tell them about Romney.

GK Willington
SLC, UT

A few thoughts...

There are a good number of you who are confusing the ability to relate with empathy.

Some are so desirous to validate the LDS faith by having one of your own in the Oval office that you've lost any ability for rational thought.

I have a better chance of being named Bolivian ambassador to Kazakhstan than Mitt does of getting unfavorable press in the DN.

Furry1993
Clearfield, UT

President Obamma is also "privately devout" and worships with his family. When is the DesNews going to print an equally laudatory article about THAT fact?

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@Flashback
"has values that are rock solid "

Like his support for self-deportation, abortion rights, gay rights, gun control, and the individual mandate for health insurance?

AZRods
Maricopa, AZ

Furry, thank you for bringing up that subject. Though I'm shocked you would. But since number 1- the Obama's don't regularly attend church services, according to recent non Fox news reports, and number 2- the one they once attended was Reverend Wright, I'd suggest you google the good reverend and remind yourself what/who the Obama's have worshiped for years. Please come back and tell us how inspired you feel after that.
atl134, Have you bothered to notice how Obama has "evolved" into his new and latest stand on gay rights and his sudden interest in immigration? Don't worry about the fact that he's been president for 3.5 years and just now decides to bypass the constitution to make a convenient political stand that will get him a few more votes. It's called selling your soul for a cause for the price of a few votes.
So apparently people can changed their minds or positions on a given subject, even Obama.

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