Time magazine explores 'The Mormon in Mitt'


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  • JonathanPDX Portland, Oregon
    Oct. 3, 2012 11:21 a.m.

    @FDRfan - Mormon was the name of one of the last prophets on this continent. Briefly, he abridged the writings of his predecessors into a volume which has been give the name "The Book of Mormon" which tells of the peoples who lived on this, the American Continent and their lives and visit from the Savior after his resurrection, and their eventual downfall.

    One hopes that Mr Romney clings to his beliefs in times of difficulty and turmoil as well as times of positiveness. One also hopes that Mr Obama tries his best to do what is right for those he is representing.

    To vote for someone simply because of their membership in any organization is wrong. What one must do is examine the fruits of THEIR labors - not those as a result of political or social ineptitude on the part of others.

    Regardless of whom one votes for, it is incumbent upon us all to pray and ask God to bless them to lead our country forward in a positive manner toward its inevitable destiny.

  • InspectorC Wasatch Front, UT
    Oct. 3, 2012 9:44 a.m.

    Does anyone know when this issue actually hits the newsstands here in Utah?

    Has anyone seen it on the rack anywhere yet?

    Anyone know where TIME is actually retailed along the Wasatch Front?

  • Wayne Rout El Paso, TX
    Oct. 3, 2012 9:40 a.m.

    Up to this time, the Liberal media has had no time to explore Obama's time in his Chicago "church" or to find out many other things about our President. I am guessing that this article was written months ago just waiting for the right time to launch it in order to provide an excuse for questions from Democrats in the debate tonight. The media in this country should be ashamed of the way they do their jobs.

  • drivebyposter Orem, UT
    Oct. 3, 2012 8:08 a.m.

    Automatic Debate Losers
    When I judged high school debate years ago, I used to tell the debaters: the firt person to bring up Adolph Hitler or to assert that their opponent's plan will lead to global thermonuclear war, automatically loses the debate. I would do the same now with "drinking the Kool-Aid". A cheap, meaningless toss-off phrase that does nothing but halt actual communication in its tracks. If I read your comment and you accuse someone of "drinking the Kool-Aid", I stop right there. You just lost!

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Oct. 3, 2012 12:00 a.m.

    There are plenty of silly posts to this news story. My goodness, people, I hope the sun still comes up tomorrow if Mitt is elected.

    There didn't seem to be any problem when Ezra Taft Benson was Secretary of Agriculture in the Eisnerhower Administration. And the only time Mormonism has reared its head in a negative way lately is when Harry Reid took it upon himself to judge Romney's brand of Mormonism. That was a piece of work---Harry lecturing Utahn's about Mormonism! I'll pass the opportunity to lecture Nevadan's about Harry, thanks anyway.

    Lots of thoughts without knowledge have been expressed on this story.

  • Salsero Provo, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 2:43 p.m.

    UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC

    There is absolutely no comparison in the histories of African-Americans and Mormons. Just as there is absolutely no comparison in the histories of Jewish-Americans and Mormons.

    To equate the treatment of Mormons to the treatments of Jews and/or blacks is obscene.

  • Ying Fah Provo, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 2:36 p.m.

    If elected . . .

    Will Mitt Romney be having Mormon missionaries to the White House for dinner once a month? Will he have visiting teachers come and invite selected staff for Church lessons? How will he put his imprint on the activities at the White House. Will he refuse to serve alcoholic beverages at State dinners. When he speaks of American history, will he incorporate the Mormon view into this remarks?

    Or will he just remain quiet and try and avoid offending his evangelical, socially-conservative base who held their nose while choosing him over someone they simply hate?

    There is still much about the Mormon perspective which will remain out-of-sight so not to stir the animosity of the Religious Right. And if Romney is not elected, it may be the Democrats turn to find a Mormon candidate since Republicans have move so far to the right that they may never nominate another.

  • christoph Brigham City, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 2:31 p.m.

    Few people read Time magazine anymore; few people read anything anymore.

  • Ali'ikai 'A'amakualenalena Provo, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 2:26 p.m.

    kathyn Salt Lake City, UT

    "I stand by my remarks"

    Yes, we understand. To summarize: "You don't like Obama, period!"

    "Open your eyes and You must see that our country is in the biggest mess ever"

    By "ever" you are including the Civil War, the Great Depression, and the Second World War just to mention three events from the past 150 years.

    Assuming you are white with a European heritage, you must be leaving out slavery and native genocide as severe problems in this country.

    Not having a grasp of American history does help focus one's attention on selective "mess" and, depending on one's attention span, allows casual use of terms like "ever" some relevance.

    "Nero fiddles (plays golf) while our country burns!"

    Are you Bay Buchanan's best buddy? On last Sunday's Meet the Press she insisted that Obama was ruining American with the typical hysteria of the wingnut fringe while the other Republicans around the table hung their heads in embarassment. David Brooks just wanted to to be quiet and get real.

    By the way, where is America burning? Aside from the fires in the West, are you speaking allegorically?

  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    Oct. 2, 2012 1:01 p.m.

    What are your sources?

    #1 Obama did attend a private school in Hawaii courtesy of a scholarship from 5th grade on.

    #2 Obama's grandparents were not "avowed" communists. During the 60's Franklin Davis was suspected by right-wingers of being a communist without proof. Obama stated in his book he aspired attributes of MLK, Mandela, Malcolm, DuBois but that Franklin Davis and others "fell short."

    #3 Never worked for ACORN.

    #4 As a Illinois State Senator he sometimes supported Republican bills. His "present" votes (used and permitted by Illinois legislators) were a little over a hundred out of thousands of votes he cast.

    #5 Obama was teased and bullied while in Indonesia. Race? Don't know. Do you have the quote where Obama says race was never an issue for him? Source?

    "Anyone who is willing to pay $2 million to keep his college transcripts "sealed"

    Blatantly false
    Nobody has to pay money to keep college transcripts "sealed." I can't see my children's transcripts even though I pay their college tuition.

    Kathyn and pavolva
    I would suggest you at least visit factcheck or snopes so you don't embarrass your yourselves.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Oct. 2, 2012 12:59 p.m.

    Red Headed Stranger -

    ">Criticized all his life for being black.
    Really? What about Mitt being criticized all his life for being Mormon? It is still acceptable to make jokes about Mormons. You can't even make a legitimate complaint about the deficit without being labeled a hate monger racist. "

    Honestly I love these comments. As you walk down the street, how many people judge you on your Mormon-ness? Honestly. How many people didn't even know Mitt was a Mormon before he ran for office. I can be relatively assured more people have judged Obama based on his skin color than have judged Mitt on his religion. In a board meeting, Mitt's religion surely was not evident in his discussions, unless Mitt choose to make it an issue. On the other hand, a black, hispanic, asian pretty much has no options here... probably the thing that makes them who they are the least is the first thing they are judged and categorized on.

    Not understanding that simple point makes one wonder how naive some people are about race issues that still remain. It far better now, but it isn't a non-issue.

  • ksampow Farr West, Utah
    Oct. 2, 2012 12:40 p.m.

    To middle class: Having money does not necessarily make life easy. I'm sure Mitt would have gladly given up his wealth if his family had been spared the other challenges they have faced, such as his wife's cancer and multiple sclerosis as well as several miscarriages. Raising five sons, being a member of a misunderstood and often persecuted religion, and being a Republican governor in a heavily Democratic state certainly were challenges.

  • Lasvegaspam Henderson, NV
    Oct. 2, 2012 12:17 p.m.

    Everywhere one looks, mention of the "secret Romney tape" abounds. Yet the newly-found 1998 Obama tape of him speaking at Loyola University in Chicago and actually outlining his political vision (admitting that welfare recipients potentially are a majority coalition) can only be linked to on Rush Limbaugh's home page. It is being COMPLETELY ignored by media.

    Oh, but Time Magazine is going to take a look at Mitt's childhood and then interpret for us what Mitt 'really' thinks and, therefore, how he will govern.

    Folks, if our day isn't a fulfillment of Isaiah's prophecy, "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!", then nothing is.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Oct. 2, 2012 10:57 a.m.

    Montesano, WA
    @ red headed stranger!
    Obama never went to a public school always a private one! he was born in to wealth his mom married in to wealth his grand parents were wealthy! Obama was born with a silver spoon in his mouth!

    Dad of Sons.... Obama went to a private school in hawaii on a needs based scholarship. His grandparents that raised him were not wealthy... perhaps middle class, but wealthy, no.

    I know this is what makes people think I am a liberal.... but I am not. I am just anti false information. The spread of false information like this is the most corrupting thing in our politics. Vote on things that are real, not contrived. There is enough real stuff about both of these guys, we don't need to be making stuff up.

    And no, just because someone forwarded you an email, or you read it in a blog online, or it came from some shock radio jock doesn't make it true.

    This applies to both sides. Obama grew up rich like Romney.... good grief. I also assume Romney grew up black like Obama too....

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Oct. 2, 2012 10:50 a.m.

    What did Time say that was so earth shaking?

    I think one of the fun things that is pointed out that if Mitt became president, he would be in a ward in DC that is largely more liberal than conservative.... and that when it comes to religion, he would still be accepted as just another brother in the church. This is all goodness.... the gospel spans political boundaries, like it or not.

    The problem I have is so many like to pretend that the church is reflected or represented by its Utah membership. But the fact is that at best, Utah now only represents less than 18% of the total church membership. With this will come a much broader life experience mix into the church. The church will be a constant, but where people came from will be ever more diverse. The church will no longer be represented by a state that is over 85% white.

    That is the beauty of this event. Win or Loose, Romney will hopefully show that there is a great diversity in the church. We are all centered around the gospel, but in our personal lives we come from very different places. Good for Time.

  • RandomTraveler Livermore, CA
    Oct. 2, 2012 10:50 a.m.

    Barack Obama is a confidence man and therefore sounds good and is likable. When was a confidence man not likable or a film-flam man for that matter? He talked a good line and a lot of people bought it and there was the attraction of electing the first African American president and the thrill that went with it. The reality is that he took a sizable number of people prisoner to his rhetoric in 2008. He has had an agenda of destroying this country from within and all the time telling us bedtime stories. The proper term for those who still support him would be victims of Stockholm Syndrome. Compare Obama to himself. Read the articles by Thomas Sowell titled: Obama Versus Obama, Obama Versus Obama Part II, Obama Versus Obama Part III and Obama Versus Obama Part IV. He has talked a lot and promised a lot but his actions are completely different than his stories.
    We cannot afford four more years of his destruction. The person best qualified to lead the country is Mitt Romney. We have a scenario very much like it was in 1980 only Obama is much worse than Carter.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Oct. 2, 2012 10:25 a.m.

    Say No to BO - "Oooh, let's explore the childhood of Obama and how that might color his style of governance. Time magazine would never touch that."

    They did, four years ago, and then 8 years ago when he gave the speech at the Democratic convention of 2004. Just wanted to point that out as it seems you missed those issues.

    Pavalova - what in the world are you talking about - 2 million to keep transcripts sealed..... oh, and by the way, where are Mitts transcripts.... I am sure they are out there for all to see, right? Oh.... its different. Gotcha.

    I think Mitt has a very compelling background. I really do. His father rose up from those 47 percenters himself... when he and his wife needed assistance for two years. Mitt's mom talks about it in an interview she gave. The real Mitt would have been very compelling.

    On the other hand, this contrived version to appease the Tea Party just comes off stiff. Makes the Tea Partiers happy, but just doesn't feel real.

    What I don't like though is his leading agenda, no capital gains taxes, would take Mitt's tax rate to 0%.

  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 10:23 a.m.

    On every salient issue, there is no differences between Romney and Obama.

    BOTH support/ed:

    - TARP;
    - the economic stimulus package;
    - assault weapons bans and other gun control measures;
    - the bailout of the auto industry;
    - being big spenders;
    - the Federal Reserve (both oppose a full audit of the Fed);
    - universal health care;
    - are on record as saying the TSA is doing a "great job";
    - the NDAA (including indefinite detention of American citizens without due process);
    - the renewal of the Patriot Act;
    - the "free trade" agenda of the global elite;
    - soft on illegal immigration;
    - have a history of appointing liberal judges;

    - Neither supports immediately balancing the federal budget;
    - Both are showered with campaign contributions from Wall Street;
    - Neither wants to eliminate the IRS or the direct income tax;
    - Both believe the President has the authority to take the nation to war without the approval of Congress;
    - Neither has any qualms about running up more public debt to the already gargantuan debt of 16 trillion dollars.

    Tell me again why Romney is better than Obama!?

  • ECR Burke, VA
    Oct. 2, 2012 9:54 a.m.

    Lee Femedlers - Thank you for adding a soft spoken and useful recommnedation. Until reading your comment I was totally dismayed by the tone (and the lack of truth) in the comments made so far. Mr. Walker has tried to present a summary of an article that simply tries to find answers to some of the questions people have been asking about Mormonism and how it might influence Mitt Romney. If only we could all emulate the things that will be said during General Conference this weekend, the world would be a better place. But just because we can't be perfect in following Jesus' example, doesn't mean we shouldn't all try.

    Thanks for adding a positive remark.

  • Springvillepoet Springville, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 9:52 a.m.


    The point is President Obama needed student loans to attend Harvard. His Adjusted Gross Income, according to his published tax records for 2004 was $207,647. Of that, President Obama paid $40,426 in taxes. By no means was President Obama destitute in 2004, but it took him time to pay off student loans for Harvard University, whose current tuition, as listed on their Law School's FAQ page, is $49,950 (with an added estimate of $25K for living expenses.)

    If you pro-rate those numbers in reverse, Harvard was still quite expensive for both candidates, but was much more of a financial burden upon President Obama than it was on Mitt Romney.

    All that to remind you of my original point, that the experiences of these two men were not, as Kathyn implied, similar.

  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 9:36 a.m.

    The debates will do nothing to sway votes in favor of Romney.

    The GOP has nominated a man who has governed as a big-government liberal in one of the most liberal (if not the most liberal) states in the union: Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts.

    Furthermore, on virtually every issue one can think of, Governor Romney has flip-flopped more often than a fish that just landed in the bottom of a boat. The biggest flip-flop is his nomination by the GOP when it has been radically transformed by far-right Tea Party ideology! A liberal representing radical Conservatives? How did that happen?

    To get a feel for just how often Romney changes his positions, Just do a little research.

    If Mitt Romney has proven anything, it is that his word means absolutely nothing. Nothing! Romney is an opportunistic chameleon who will say anything or do anything to get elected. Yet, this is the man whom conservatives trumpet as the savior of America!


  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    Oct. 2, 2012 9:05 a.m.

    The less Mitt Romney says about the Mormon view of American history, the better. His views are ambiguous enough as is.

  • Red Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 8:50 a.m.

    Obama is playing golf while he can.

    If all Mitt wanted to do was golf then that is what he would be doing.

    Obama has squandered his time in the White House.

    Time for him to go.

  • Leo Femedlers El Paso, TX
    Oct. 2, 2012 8:38 a.m.

    If any person really wants to know how "Mormonism" shaped Mitts life there is a perfect opportunity to listen to the ecclesiastical leadership of his church this weekend (Oct 6-7). It's called General Conference and members from all over the world gather to listen. I and my family will watch it on television or the internet while others may do the same or watch from meetinghouses throughout the world.

    If you decie to watch you will hear sermons on faith, love, devotion, service, family, and charity among other teachings.

    General Conference is a great venue to discover what Mormons are taught and the doctrine that shapes their lives. This informatino is extremely accessible this weekend. If you really are undecided about your vote this coming November and are looking for more information on one of the candidates--this is a great information-gathering opportunity.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 8:24 a.m.


    I am proud of you standing up for what you believe. A multi-millionaire paid off his student loans in 2004, that was because he was running for Senator and did a little better than Tim Geithner on paying the government.

    He only paid his student loan then due to his new found public view he liked. It was President Bush's time to be bashed by the Illinois duo and Obama was trying to set up for his run for the President and clean up his multi-millionaire image. He doesn't publicize this but he didn't pay his debts until he was in the public view other than the normal operations of Illinois and especially Chicago.

    Stand up for your values, kathyn and keep up the good work to add style to this forum.

  • Springvillepoet Springville, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 6:45 a.m.


    "(President Obama)somehow went to an Ivy League college with no apparent income"

    Yes. President Obama went to Harvard Law School and took out student loans, which he paid off as of 2004.

    Mitt Romney, on the other hand, went to a private prep school, which costs upwards of 40K/year and then sold stock his father gave him to pay his living expenses while at BYU and Harvard (the same Ivy League school Barack Obama attended).

    Their experiences are so close it's almost spooky.

  • A Scientist Provo, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 6:36 a.m.

    As if it wasn't already bad enough for Mitt and Mormonism...

  • Dadof5sons Montesano, WA
    Oct. 1, 2012 11:14 p.m.

    @ red headed stranger!
    Obama never went to a public school always a private one! he was born in to wealth his mom married in to wealth his grand parents were wealthy! Obama was born with a silver spoon in his mouth!

  • BH Tremonton, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 10:15 p.m.


    Perhaps you are misunderstanding what is being implied when one refers to "drinking the Kool-aid. The reference suggests that some people are making very poor decisions in following a leader or philosophy out of blind obedience, perhaps because the leader is charismatic, without really thinking for oneself and thinking of the long term consequences. This is a real situation that exists on both sides of the political arena, and to suggest that we ignore that possibility is naive at best. Was Jonestown tragic? Yes. Does that mean we cannot reference it? I cannot think why.

    The reference does not suggest that there cannot be different viewpoints.

  • kathyn Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 10:01 p.m.

    I stand by my remarks. Most come from Obama's own words and biography. Remember "Dreams From My Father"? Non-believer, I suspect that your facts come straight from the Democrats' talking points for the day. I've noticed multiple cable and network news people all using the exact same words all on the same day, and this has happened multiple times. Coincidence? I think not!
    You want facts?!? Open your eyes and You must see that our country is in the biggest mess ever. Obama has been given so many passes by the liberal media. (If a Republican had done half the stuff Obama has pulled, he would have been crucified in the media.) I read all the world news and know that we are in terrible trouble. Nero fiddles (plays golf) while our country burns!

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 9:53 p.m.

    By their works you will really know who the posters are by their names, nicknames, and that is really what they want in their names.

    We all have the freedoms to carry our posting names to signify what we believe and let others know our real thoughts before posting anything along with those personal online names.

    This election season has picked up more followers to the DN by the day. Not as many as the SLT but will be soon.

    I hear people say that religion and politics don't go together but there is nothing Mitt Romney, a proven leader can do, without having his religion, leadership, parenting, relationships and even personal thoughts brought up.

    President Obama on the other hand has only had his birth certificate mentioned as a question mark. Everything with Mitt Romney is questioned by the media, day in and day out.

    This President is a millionaire, as mentioned and was treated with kid gloves throughout his life, so far, along with his wife.

    They are not the normal citizens of Illinois, having lived ther 9 years. He can do almost anything without question to his motives and what the law requires of him.

  • Pavalova Surfers Paradise, AU
    Oct. 1, 2012 9:34 p.m.

    Anyone who is willing to pay $2 million to keep his college transcripts "sealed" should have our vote people. Imagine how much will be spent to keep Fast and Furious sealed as well.

  • Red Headed Stranger Billy Bobs, TX
    Oct. 1, 2012 8:17 p.m.

    Middle Class,

    >Mitt born into wealth.
    Please explain explicitly why this disqualifies Mitt from serving as an excellent president (Washington, Jefferson, or Kennedy)

    >Criticized all his life for being black.
    Really? What about Mitt being criticized all his life for being Mormon? It is still acceptable to make jokes about Mormons. You can't even make a legitimate complaint about the deficit without being labeled a hate monger racist.

    >Spent his early career working in tough neighborhoods. Helping downtrodden.
    Yes, clearly you have never spent any time as a Mormon Missionary or Bishop or Stake President. Missionaries spend some time in church but most of the time in the street where, you guessed it, we get criticized for being Mormon ALOT.

    >Great father even without the role models.
    Why is this relevant to being a president? Is Mitt not a good father? Does having good role models preclude you from being president?

    Middle Class, your criteria for choosing president should be, "Who had success at what he was able to do? Who understands how business and economics really work in the real world? Who has had success in foreign relations?" It sure hasn't been Barry. . .

  • Janet Ontario, OR
    Oct. 1, 2012 7:12 p.m.

    Let's stop using the term "drinking the Kool-Aid"! Some of you may be too young to remember that almost 40 years ago, a cult leader had his followers drink Kool-Aid laced with poison in a mass suicide. It was a horrific thing. One person's having a different political opinion or philosophy from another person is perfectly normal, acceptable, and American. Just as it is inappropriate to call someone a "Nazi" or refer to a minor catastrophe as a "holocaust," it is inappropriate to refer to someone's holding a different political belief as "drinking the Kool-Aid."

  • AZ Blue & Red Gilbert, AZ
    Oct. 1, 2012 6:54 p.m.

    Forget all the rhetoric and religion mumbo jumbo and let's vote on who is going to get us out of this mess. Obama has shown his cards and it looks like a losing hand to me. Nothing better, tons more debt, alienated nations and continues to support many that could help themselves.

    We need someone that will do what needs to be done and not what sounds good or puts off the inevitable. We can not get out of this mess without pain. We all have to be a part of the pain. Most of us will be worse off until the nation is better off. But the ending is much better for our kids and grandkids if we do it now. Brings to mind the old commercial: You can pay me know or pay me later. I think any intelligent person can see the ending to this story if not fixed NOW!

    I wish I could keep writing checks when I was out of money. At all the companies I have worked for if the CEO went 4 years and did not turn things around he would be let go. Time for a new CEO.

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 5:46 p.m.

    @middle class

    No politician is 'in touch' with you and your needs, Obama least of all. It is frightening that people drink so deeply of the kool-aide.

  • Grundle West Jordan, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 5:45 p.m.

    I don't care what their privileges/challenges are/were.

    I want to know if they are going to fix this economy!

    Get real folks. We have seen what the democrats plan is for our country going forward.

    There is no secret here. Do we accept their direction or not?

    Platitudes about who we feel more fuzzy about is irrelevant!

    Let's choose the one that can fix this economic mess!!!!

    I am convinced that it is Mitt Romney.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 5:44 p.m.

    Oooh, let's explore the childhood of Obama and how that might color his style of governance. Time magazine would never touch that.

  • BH Tremonton, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 5:30 p.m.

    Beyond a doubt, an article by Time Magazine will be well researched, unbiased, and authored by an intelligent, scholarly author. Yea, right. Time is the tabloid of the news magazines. It is, and always has been a wanna be among the big boys like U.S. News and World Report.

    Who really cares what Time Magazine thinks?

  • InspectorC Wasatch Front, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 5:10 p.m.

    RE: Middle Class @ 4:11 -

    Dude, you are aware aren't you, that B.O. reported personal income in-excess of $8 MIL last year, aren't you?!

    So don't try to sell this lame, phony concept that he "cares" ONE IOTA more about the people of this country than does Romney.

    A highly-experienced business executive with a lifetime of "turn-around" expertise is EXACTLY what our country needs right now. One does not have to have grown up poor or underprivileged in order to be the better president.

    Romney has been "criticized all his life" (DECADES). Romney has "helped the downtrodden" many-times-over what B.O. has ever done. Romney has been extremely "cheerful" throughout his life-- even through some very dark trials. And I can't imagine a better father than Mitt, nor could anyone.

    Mitt is an extremely "optimistic" (even against horrendous opposition), "loving" (even when hated), and a tremendously "faithful Christian" (even when wrongly accused and severely disrepected).

    Romney far surpasses Barack in virtually every "category", PLUS he's a highly-accomplished executive and HIGHLY-experienced community, political, religious, family, business and American leader!

    Light-years ahead of Obama!

  • cstott Lehi, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 5:04 p.m.

    Do I even want to know what Time magazine has come up with? Isn't that sort of like a book published by the Third Reich on its "exploration" of Judaism?

  • WHAT NOW? Saint George, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 5:01 p.m.


    Thanks for the rnc/fox news propaganda/talking points.

    I can see why you would be scared to death.

  • non believer PARK CITY, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 4:49 p.m.

    To Kathyn, you need to learn a few more facts besides an unauthorized biography! Everything you stated has already been proven false or half truths, which are still lies! I could badmouth Mormanism all day long, but choose to be respectful. Your spreading untruths is very disrespectful! Pick a topic such as the last 4 years or something you can state true facts about! As your comments stand now, you are drinking the Kool Aid and speaking gibberish!

  • kathyn Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 4:38 p.m.

    Middle class: you are misinformed. Obama had a rather privileged childhood, too. He attended private elementary school, and somehow went to an Ivy League college with no apparent income. His mentors (his mother, his grandparents and Frank Marshall Davis were all avowed Communists. And by Obama's own admission, he surrounded himself with Marxists in college.) He taught a few law courses and then was a "community organizer" for ACORN (a corrupt organization to the core). When he became a senator he voted present or far left. He doesn't care about the downtrodden. He uses them to further his agenda. He was not criticized for his race. In Indonesia and Hawaii it was a non-issue for him...and that's again according to his own story. If you think that "Liberation Theology is Christianity, you better check it closer. You have drunk the left's Kool_Aid and don't really know Obama, the man. By the way, I'm not a Republican, but I am independent and vote across all party lines. But Obama is a very different kind of president. He scares me to death.

  • FDRfan Sugar City, ID
    Oct. 1, 2012 4:32 p.m.

    Why not compare and contrast Reid and Romney with Mormon? Where does the name Mormon come from?

  • Hawkyo SYRACUSE, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 4:31 p.m.

    wow middle class, you tried really hard to say everything you could think of that could be viewed as negative about mitt, and everything positive about Obama. Could you work equally as hard to show us the oposite sides of both of these HUMAN men? Does a great father who had role models deserve any less recognition than the great father who had none?
    Judged by the content of their character not color of skin, remember Dr. King? How about the years of service done by Romney in his church? How about his philanthropy? as for oposition, you think Mitt has avoided that? Faithful Christian even when wrongly accused? Mormons deal with that daily in some areas.

    How about the marxist professors Barack heralds from his college days? How about his work with corrupt Green jobs, or blindingly corrupt SEIU? Do I even need to bring up Rev. Wright?
    Point is, there are positives and negative in every person. Be willing to see both and accurately judge the content of character, not soley on the merits of the side you like.

  • middle class Cedar City, 00
    Oct. 1, 2012 4:11 p.m.

    Mitt vs. Barack.

    Mitt born into wealth. Went to elite private schools. Part of the elite LDS heritage. Never even heard of worry over money, worry over a medical bill, worry over what to eat, how long will the 15-yr old car last. His inner thoughts about the 47%. 4 mansions. 6 houses. Money stashed, etc.

    Barack born into a fractured family. A minority. Criticized all his life for being black. Spent his early career working in tough neighborhoods. Helping downtrodden. Having to prove his birth. Cheerful, even with his sorrows. Great father even without the role models. Optimistic even against great opposition. Loving even when hated. A faithful Christian even when wrongly accused.

    I'll choose Barack.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 4:11 p.m.

    The mormon in mitt needs to become more than ever the mormon IN mitt. At least if he's taking up public office. Because I'm not voting for mormon in chief. And, if he were elected, he needs to be a lot more than just mormon to be able to claim to represent me and my america.

  • Meadow Lark Mark IDAHO FALLS, ID
    Oct. 1, 2012 4:05 p.m.

    We need Mitt Romney as President. I hope he makes it.!!!