Is Tim Pawlenty's pastor his problem?

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  • Screwdriver Casa Grande, AZ
    July 14, 2011 11:02 p.m.

    So he's basically too nice for the republican ticket? But Romney is going to bring the fire and brimstone to the evangelicals? I think not.

    Who cares? The religious right is full of hypocrits that go to mega churches to hear how thier mansion is heaven comming along and then go to eat at Applebees and watch a movie afterwards with thier shacked up significant other.

  • johnnylingo62 Gray, TN
    July 14, 2011 10:41 a.m.

    @junkgeek - There was no criticism of Pawlenty's pastor - he was compared to a "good Samaritan", there's nothing critical or derogatory about that comment. Being kind and a gentleman is not a bad trait.

  • junkgeek Agua Dulce, TX
    July 13, 2011 11:23 p.m.

    It's highly ironic that an LDS-owned newspaper would run an article criticizing anyone's faith or pastor, given how other voters view the church with suspicion.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 13, 2011 5:53 p.m.

    Great work by the investigative sleuths on one of the lower tier REpublican candidates.

    Where were they when Obama was running after attending Rev. Jeremiah Wright't church for 20 years where very controversial opinions were expressed? [I would characterize that more strongly and specifically, but the censors would not like it.]

    Pawlenty would be a great President. Or Perry, or Bachman, or Romney, ir Cain.
    Heck, even Huntsman would be a great improvement.; And so would Palin, or Gingrich, or even my pet dog.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    July 13, 2011 5:26 p.m.

    The effect of religion on politics at large is a problem. As for republicans, it's nice to see them suffer for it.

  • Winglish Lehi, UT
    July 13, 2011 3:47 p.m.

    What was once a good Republican Party is dead. A gracious person has no chance to be elected.

  • Lux et Veritas Draper, UT
    July 13, 2011 3:46 p.m.

    Again, the DNews uses religion in a bait-and-switch to lure readers.

    One obscure reference with a hyperlink doesn't justify the title of this article. How about something along the lines of "Pawlenty struggling to fend off Bachman."

    It's always nice when the title is indicative of what's actually in the article.

  • Kalindra Salt Lake City, Utah
    July 13, 2011 3:38 p.m.

    I find it rather humorous (in a very sad way) that the same people who fear and rail against "Sharia Law" are the same people who want a "fire and brimstone" preacher type to be President of the US.

    Do you not understand that once you open the door to laws being based on religion, whichever religion is in power gets to pass the laws?

  • rnoble Pendleton, OR
    July 13, 2011 1:49 p.m.

    i have said it before but it bears repeating---romney/bachmann as a ticket is quite attractive---

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    July 13, 2011 11:30 a.m.

    The Repubs already tried to turn Obama into Khomeini. It didn't work, but that may not keep them from trying it again. As for Pawlenty, well, you've got to have a candidate who's loud and mean in order to impress the good folks who don't read much.

  • MoJules Florissant, MO
    July 13, 2011 11:14 a.m.

    He is very passive and tries hard to be aggressive, but the last debate was not very good for him, he wimped out. We already have a president that does that. We need someone who will take the tiger by the tail and not just say things about them when they are not looking them eye to eye. He would do well with the social media, where he can be more bold that way.

  • Lane Myer Salt Lake City, UT
    July 13, 2011 11:02 a.m.

    ST | 10:47 a.m. July 13, 2011
    Layton, UT
    Any of the republican candidates would be better than Obama.

    David Duke is looking to run as a Republican. Would he be better than Obama?

  • ST Layton, UT
    July 13, 2011 10:47 a.m.

    Any of the republican candidates would be better than Obama.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    July 13, 2011 10:36 a.m.

    How stupid is this? He doesn't sound like an evangelical tent preacher? The republican party has been hijacked by these nuts. We are electing a leader not a preacher. No wonder Romney doesn't stand a chance. Maybe these folks want Khomeni to come back to life and serve as the president.