Religion continues to splinter GOP, despite Nevada results

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  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    Feb. 7, 2012 10:00 a.m.

    Moral men do not lie about their oponents. Mitt has shown that he will lie to get what he wants (the presidency), ergo, he is not a moral man.

  • All is Well Shelley, ID
    Feb. 7, 2012 7:32 a.m.

    @Deep in Thought
    I'm not sure Romney is PRO-ABORTION as you state. He did say that he favores a "woman's right to choose." That is a basic tenent of moral agency..we have a right to choose our course of action. Romney's God wants everyone to make RIGHT choices, but He will not deny any from making wrong choices either. Romney supports women making thier own choices, good or bad. That is what the Founding Fathers envisioned.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 6, 2012 8:54 p.m.

    @deep in thought
    "Santorum on the other hand acts like the pope's right hand man and speaks repeatedly about how God has called him to run for president."

    Actually no. I was thinking that about Santorum too but that's only on social issues. The Catholic church is strongly supportive of universal healthcare, a strong safety net, and environmentalism.

  • deep in thought Salt Lake, UT
    Feb. 6, 2012 6:15 p.m.

    My question is: If Romney was once pro-abortion, is way more conservative on immigration than the LDS church, and has been pretty lenient on gay rights...why would ANYONE think he is a sheep for the beck and call of the Mormons? It makes no sense. He has a good moral foundation and walks to the beat of his own drum.

    Santorum on the other hand acts like the pope's right hand man and speaks repeatedly about how God has called him to run for president.

    Romney is the only candidate left that hasn't worn religion on his sleeve like a badge of honor.

  • The_Kaiser Holladay, UT
    Feb. 6, 2012 5:59 p.m.

    Mitt would have signed the NDAA law into existence, as he said in a recent debate.

    The problem with Romney is his support of unnecessary war (Iraq and Iran), his fiscal plan not being aggressive enough (cutting spending vs. cutting government), and his apathy towards the Constitution (NDAA, Patriot Act, etc.).

    Big red flags in my book. Romney is not the perfect candidate.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Feb. 6, 2012 5:52 p.m.

    Demos are too liberal and gop is being run by the evangelicals and right wing. Independent is the only option.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Feb. 6, 2012 5:44 p.m.

    People would rather have Obama than a good Republican. People will rationalize that a person of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is not a Christian and that is a shame. People don't look at the results of a person like Mitt Romney. They bring up that he is not conservative enough when it is religion. They bring up that he is too rich for a person who got his money on his own and not the real issue for them religion. Newt Gingrich brings up that Mitt is a liar and his supporters will show it and not that it is his religion that bothers him.

    Mitt is honest, has integrity, is a Christian, is a basic Republican and as many that live in the East is able to work with others in various levels of red and blue.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 6, 2012 5:39 p.m.

    There's been five races so far. Romney has matched his 2008 numbers in Iowa, South Carolina, and Nevada. He's done better than his previous run in New Hampshire and Florida. He had won Minnesota and Colorado so it'll be interesting to see if he can get both tomorrow but the PPP has him in a tossup with Santorum in Minnesota. That'll be the other thing to see, maybe Santorum could win Minnesota (and the Missouri vote that doesn't count for anything tomorrow) and become Gingrich's replacement especially if Santorum also gets second in Colorado which is also expected.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Feb. 6, 2012 5:11 p.m.

    As long as religion is brought into politics, religion will divide us.

  • GCTexas Kingwood, TX
    Feb. 6, 2012 4:18 p.m.

    Though Romney won Florida, Florida doesn't have the same sentiments of the other southern states. The panhandle does act like the south. We can see tighter county numbers compared to the counties south of Tampa. I believe no solid inroads have made with evangelicals with Romney, especially in the south. If Romney win the nomination, I believe the southern states will stay RED; believing those who didn't vote of Romney in the Primaries will still want him over Obama. Plus Nevada needs to be discounted because of the Trump Bump endorsement, of course.