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Published: Monday, Sept. 17 2012 7:18 p.m. MDT

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Colorado Springs, CO

It should be "so what," but the election of our current president has proven that it's anything but "so what" with the so-called Christian right!

qcjeep
Phoenix, AZ

If Mitt came out with his Mormonism sooner to the public then, like most Americans, we would have been more comfortable with his faith. I accept he chooses to keep parts of his life private, but if you’re going to earn my vote to run our country then I would like to know who you are both good and bad. Yes it is hard to get away for Mormons to stray away from the label of being referred to as a “Cult” and not accepted as a “Christian,” but at the end morals built upon our selected faith will ultimately decide which candidate we choose. Faith put aside I wish both candidates their respected success, so what!

BYUalum
South Jordan, UT

qc,,,,Read any of the history of the Mormon faith back to 1820 and the persecution. Mitt Romney has nothing to hide. The enemies are and always have been negative against our faith. The liberal press and liberal bloggers will try to make the religion factor a big part of this election. In truth it has nothing to do with it. It comes down to philosophies on how to run this country: free enterprise or government control. I choose free enterprise!

Romney-Ryan 2012

InspectorC
Wasatch Front, UT

Mr. Walker:

Excellent article! But if your article indicated when, how or where to view this documentary, I somehow missed it.

Please clarify.

Thanks!

skeptic
Phoenix, AZ

BYUalum, Sorry, but you are just not seeing the big picture. Religion is a huge factor in this election. Romney to a great extent is his religion, and to not understand Mormonism is not to know who Romney is. It is almost impossible to keep religion out of politics when it is the primary substance of a candidates social being.

A Scientist
Provo, UT

BYUalum,

With very few exceptions, the so-called "enemies" of the LDS Church have always been created from within the Church itself!

But don't let that stop your playing the standard LDS "poor me" persecution card!

Ironic that Mormons consider themselves "victims" more than most religious groups, yet Romney has the audacity to falsely claim that the 47% of Americans who support Barack Obama consider themselves "victims"... hmmm.

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

Mitt's Mormonism has nothing to do with why he's not doing better. He's just not as good a candidate as he could be. He still thinks that what was good enough to get the GOP nomination is a winning strategy for November.

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Colorado Springs, CO

Craig Clark: Don't underestimate the Romney team. In a month or less, they are going to unleash their fury on Obama, and I believe it will be the undoing of Obama. One thing history has shown is that republicans know how to run a campaign, and you will see that very shortly. Obama has gambled early and spent his money. Romney has spent a lot less money than Obama, but will make that up with a month to go, and I do not think Obama will be able to recover. That's just my take; but with the two campaigns so close right now, and with Romney being able to outspend Obama soon, it will be Romney in an easy win.

If you don't want that to happen, better spread the word!

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

"and with Romney being able to outspend Obama soon, it will be Romney in an easy win."

You may be right.

The sad thing is the amount of money spent on campaigns. And, as you pointed out, how much that money can sway an election.

And all that money requires favors and payback.

We should ALL support taxpayer funded campaigns with equal money going to each. No corporate donations, or Union donations or anonymous donations.

Get all the money out, and our politicians would be more responsible to the people.

Screwdriver
Casa Grande, AZ

MINO is the key. Nobody has any idea what Romney believes.

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Colorado Springs, CO

To JoeBlow: Ah, we can dream, can't we. I wish it would go a step further and make it so there are only debates. No ads, no commercials, no rhetoric. Just debates and then a vote.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

BYUalum said:
"The liberal press and liberal bloggers will try to make the religion factor a big part of this election.
In truth it has nothing to do with it."

The most you've heard about it has been from this newspaper (liberal press?) and during the primaries with the other religious zealots in his own party, NOT Obama or his campaign Be honest have you even heard of Obama mentioning Mit's religion?
I think not. But the truth has nothing to do with your post, does it.

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