Polygamy was prominent in Romney's family tree

His ancestry lists several men who had multiple wives

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  • Randall Mundy Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 25, 2016 4:36 p.m.

    I'm a bit late to this discussion, but it appears that Anonymous might be unaware that Barack Obama's father was a polygamist, but the democrats and the media neglected to knowledge the fact. I believe if you follow his family tree back on his father's side, since he comes from a Muslim heritage, you will likely find many more polygamists than in Romney's family tree, but, perhaps that is different somehow.

  • Lu
    April 13, 2008 7:41 p.m.

    Bo: Your comment might be a bit relevant if you realized that according to U.S. law, his father is not an immigant because he was born of parents who are American citizens. Then his father moved to the US during childhood, so there really is American citizenship where all are concerned. He is not a Mexican or a Latino. His ancestors left the US in order to be lawful so they could practice poligamy, which seems much different than illegal immigrants who enter the US illegally. As far as Romney being xenophobic, which according to Webster xenophobia is: 'fear or hatred of strangers or foreigners or anything that is strange or foreign', Mr. Romney is anything but xenophobic. He does quite well with strangers and foreigners! He doesn't seem a bit fearful of them, and seems to be quite genuine with his respect of others. He seems to be very kind and gracious, willing and anxious to learn new things and meet new people. By the way, he seems not to be 'staunchly anti-immigrant' however (and hopefully), saunchly anti ILLEGAL immigrant. Thankfully there are still some people in the USA who value legality.

  • Anonymous
    April 13, 2008 5:50 p.m.

    Once the edict to desist was announced, what were the men and their wives and children to do?? Of course they had to move to Mexico where they banded together and lived through inexplicable hardship and sacrifice to raise and love their children, TO KEEP THEIR FAMILIES INTACT. They were doing their best to obey the law...absolutely the highest moral standards were kept, and beautiful,peaceful home towns were formed. Odd how its the shackersup and most loosely moraled people are the greatest critics of the Mormons!! I'm one who spent time in those towns and experienced for myself the legacy of those dedicated ancestors of Mitt. He's right it is "weird" to anyone who hasn't lived it. Mitts gene pool consists of the highest quality on earth today.

  • Bo
    Feb. 6, 2008 10:20 a.m.

    This is very relevant! Romney has ties to Mexico?!?! And his own father was an immigrant to the U.S. from Mexico. So, how can he be so staunchly anti-immigrant? And how can he be so xenophobic when it comes to Mexicans or other Latinos?

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 22, 2008 10:06 a.m.

    the big deal is from the desire to not embrace truth and true history. it is what it is,why deny or shame your roots by calling it strange. Our history is not a pick and choose, he should be kinder to his family.

  • mike
    Jan. 11, 2008 3:58 p.m.

    has nothing to do with him at all as a man, father husband or president. he is outstanding, and a better family man than 90% of people. If this is such a concern why are there no media stories covering Barack hussain obama and his Muslim religion

  • B. Romney
    Sept. 30, 2007 11:24 p.m.

    So? What's your point? Maybe you should spend your time writing relevant articles? Just a thought.