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

    Handling the Mormon issue - Alexander Burns - POLITICO.com

    Romney supporters say there’s little point in trying to sway voters who may have ruled out the Republican for his Mormon religion – a group that may or may not be large enough to pose a serious political obstacle to the former Massachusetts governor.

    “For social and religious conservatives who really care primarily about values, I think they’ll be very happy with Mitt Romney,” said evangelical public relations executive Mark DeMoss, a Romney supporter. “For those few who are bent on drawing theological boundaries, it’ll be different.”
    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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    [url=http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/65490.html]How much does Mitt Romney's Mormon faith hurt his electability?

    Not much.


    Eight or ten years ago, it was more of an issue. Now, people have bigger fish to fry, like the economy. It will turn some off, but it won't make him or break him.

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

    I could see if he was an atheist his beliefs having an effect, but as long as he is a christian...

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

    I think the only people who care, are probably the hardcore evangelicals. Not sure what their size is or how much influence they have though.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I think the only people who care, are probably the hardcore evangelicals. Not sure what their size is or how much influence they have though.

    The hardcore evangelicals are probably voting ABO this year.


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

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jryan View Post
    I could see if he was an atheist his beliefs having an effect, but as long as he is a christian...
    ...ah, but therein lies the problem; is he or isn't he a Christian. I always believed this was the one thing that would keep him from getting the nomination, and I still believe it. This issue has only begun to rear its ugly head....

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    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    ...ah, but therein lies the problem; is he or isn't he a Christian. I always believed this was the one thing that would keep him from getting the nomination, and I still believe it. This issue has only begun to rear its ugly head....
    So you think Mormon's aren't Christians then?

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    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.
    Sorry, but 4 years more of a stalemate is a complete disaster. You can not have a country in crisis and just do nothing....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Sorry, but 4 years more of a stalemate is a complete disaster. You can not have a country in crisis and just do nothing....
    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?

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