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

    Thirty years ago this would have been a big issue. Today? Not so much.

    I sense that the media is spending more time thinking about it and trying to stir things up, and the country is giving a big collective yawn.

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

    Should it hurt his electability? No
    Will it? Yes
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    Re: How much does Romney's Mormon faith hurt his electability?

    It really depends. How many people vote Republican because Republican is seen as the Christian party? I know a few, and no doubt at least some of those will see Mormonism as a terrible evil thing. But is it a significant number of people? Hopefully most people realize that the religion of someone really doesn't matter when you're voting for president. You're asking them to lead your country made up of people of many different religions, or lack of religion. You're not asking them to give the sermon at your weekly service.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by vvx View Post
    It really depends. How many people vote Republican because Republican is seen as the Christian party?
    Isn't it, though?

    I know a few, and no doubt at least some of those will see Mormonism as a terrible evil thing. But is it a significant number of people?
    Nope, if they are going to vote Republican, this will not stop them. They may not vote Romney, but they will still, no doubt, vote Republican.

    Hopefully most people realize that the religion of someone really doesn't matter when you're voting for president. You're asking them to lead your country made up of people of many different religions, or lack of religion. You're not asking them to give the sermon at your weekly service.
    To me, it matters. If you PM me, I can tell you why, but, I won't do it here as I might "offend" somebody.
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    Re: How much does Romney's Mormon faith hurt his electability?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
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    How much does Mitt Romney's Mormon faith hurt his electability?
    If Americans are open-minded enough to elect a black president, they are likely just as open-minded to elect a mormon.

    Despite all its weirdness, vis-a-vis more traditional Christian dogma, Mormonism can hardly be described as a cult. It serves the same basic social functions as most other established religions.

    Undoubtedly, the DNC will try to take advantage of some of the more controversial aspects of Mormonism, particularly their history of polygamy and their (now defunct) "Mark of Cain" dogma in reference to blacks. However, the DNC will have to tread lightly since such attacks could backfire catastrophically if interpreted as religious intolerance.

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

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    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?
    His Mormon faith is not an issue. ROMNEYCARE is the big issue. He devised it for Massachucetts even before Obama devised his similar plan. This is proof that Romney is a socialist/communist and has no place in office in a free, capitalist society.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    His Mormon faith is not an issue. ROMNEYCARE is the big issue. He devised it for Massachucetts even before Obama devised his similar plan. This is proof that Romney is a socialist/communist and has no place in office in a free, capitalist society.
    That's the issue for me, although I don't regard him as a socialist/comnunist, just a lost liberal.

    Hasn't been mentioned much, but I think that Perry's belief that if we just hold prayer breakfasts each Monday morning we will fix the countries problems is far more an issue.

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

    I think being Mormon hurts a Republican candidate more than it would a Democrat candidate. In that there is some fairness in my view. I find the Republicans looking for just the right dogma in a candidate rather than just the right judgment. Also, I think he is the best of the Republican candidates as far as getting a rational president is concerned.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by OhIsee.Then View Post
    I think being Mormon hurts a Republican candidate more than it would a Democrat candidate. In that there is some fairness in my view. I find the Republicans looking for just the right dogma in a candidate rather than just the right judgment. Also, I think he is the best of the Republican candidates as far as getting a rational president is concerned.
    The way I see it, 40% of the voters will vote for a democrat regardless and their vote cannot be changed.

    40% will vote for a Republican regardless and their vote cannot be changed.

    That least the 20% in the middle. The undecided. IMO this group are generally the best informed and knowledgeable, and reserve their decision until much later.
    Sadly, I think that most candidates just don't get this, and pander to those whose vote they already have.

    I don't think the 20% will care if Romney is Mormon or not as long as he doesn't make it a campaign issue. Kennedy carried this group in far worse times. Those who believe in UHC will vote for Romney. Those who do not will vote against him.

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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.
    eh. 1. those people are likely to have severe issues with Obama's Rev Wright-ism, and I would say that rather balances out on top of the fact that 2. they probably also have a high overlap with the "fans of Glenn Beck" demographic; which rather neutralizes the issue.

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