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    Re: How much does Romney's Mormon faith hurt his electability?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    The hardcore evangelicals are probably voting ABO this year.


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    There is the chance that they'll stay home given the choice of Romney or Obama. That would hurt Romney as a Republican.


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    Re: How much does Romney's Mormon faith hurt his electability?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Grabbing ahold of the wheel, pulling hard left, and driving over a cliff is not a positive alternative. I believe Obama will be reelected. I believe the senate under dem control has been the model of ineptitude since 2007. Balanced powers may be the best that we can hope for. Personally I'd PREFER to see them ALL voted out...every one of them, and have them start from scratch. Given our options?
    You're an "Independent" and you think Obama wants to pull "hard left"? You would have to have a pretty hard conservative political outlook to come to that conclusion. Me thinks you are an IINO..

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    Re: How much does Romney's Mormon faith hurt his electability?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    How much does Mitt Romney's Mormon faith hurt his electability?
    It will not hurt his electability at all.If anything will hurt his electability it is his liberalism and flip flopping that will hurt his electability. Conservatives who know better will not elect a RINO and liberal democrats already have a liberal and will not vote for one with a R next to his name.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: How much does Romney's Mormon faith hurt his electability?

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    You're an "Independent" and you think Obama wants to pull "hard left"? You would have to have a pretty hard conservative political outlook to come to that conclusion. Me thinks you are an IINO..
    Independent just means he's not a member of the Democratic or Republican parties. You could be quite Conservative and an independent. Which is what I believe Vance is, based on other posts in other threads.


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    Re: How much does Romney's Mormon faith hurt his electability?

    Other than Obama's slip ups saying he was a Muslim personal Religion has only been an when JFK was running. There were some who tried to convince people that being a Roman Catholic would affect his decisions, and of course it never happened.

    I think that it you look at Romney's record should tell the tail it will also show what kind of leader he is.

    The important thig is he could be Obama and that is what this Nation needs most.

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    Re: How much does Romney's Mormon faith hurt his electability?

    The problem is that your religion makes up your belief system; therefore, religion does run at least some of your thought processes.

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    Re: How much does Romney's Mormon faith hurt his electability?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I think it will hurt him somewhat. I think the hardcore christians like the pastor that introduced Perry would likely not bother voting. I dont think it will have the impact the lack of the black vote will have on Obama, but I think it will balance the two out a little bit. My money (not my hopes) is still on Obama and the status quo winning. With any luck the senate will change hands and we will have a stalemate for another 4 years.
    In a time of incredible change around the world and in our own country, in a time of economic uncertainty and strife, you choose another 4 years where nothing can be done by anyone because of the divisive split in power. What does that accomplish anyone?

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    Re: How much does Romney's Mormon faith hurt his electability?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Independent just means he's not a member of the Democratic or Republican parties. You could be quite Conservative and an independent. Which is what I believe Vance is, based on other posts in other threads.
    Which makes him independent in name only.... The question is about "lean", not party affiliation. I don't know of anyone else that answered "lean" by designating a party.

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    Re: How much does Romney's Mormon faith hurt his electability?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Handling the Mormon issue - Alexander Burns - POLITICO.com



    This seems to be one of the issues of discussion today so I was curious, how big a deal do you think Mitt Romney's religious faith will be in getting nominated and elected? Some people view the LDS church as a cult and argue that they are not really Christians. Of course, a lot of the same people argue that Obama is a Muslim, so who knows how important their vote really is.

    How much does Mitt Romney's Mormon faith hurt his electability?
    Before I get started allow it to be known that I mean absolutely no disrespect to anyone's religious beliefs, I am merely curious to hear from a perspective I do not currently understand. As an atheist it is difficult for me to distinguish between a cult and religion, especially the Mormons and other Christian denominations. To insinuate that their beliefs are too far out there seems slightly disingenuous, Christians as a whole believe that an invisible omnipotent being created the earth in 6 days and then rested on the seventh(why he's both all powerful and sleepy is a confusing prospect in itself), they believe that their Lord's son was born to a virgin mother and that he could walk on water. These leaps of faith are supposed to be what strengthens the power of their belief and yet the Mormons add in a couple more things and somehow they can be characterized as a cult. Why?

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    Re: How much does Romney's Mormon faith hurt his electability?

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Which makes him independent in name only.... The question is about "lean", not party affiliation. I don't know of anyone else that answered "lean" by designating a party.
    Independent =/= centrist or moderate. If he is not a member of a party, he is "independent." If you think that shouldn't be an option on lean, take it up with a mod.


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