Candidate Romney's (R) Mexican heritage

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    Good for him. He should emphasize this :razz: I don't think it will go down good w/ the minutemen & T-Party voters though :( :lol:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politi...XVI_story.html
     
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    I don't worry so much about what Mitt's Great Grandfather has done as what he's done.

    When you have 22% of voters saying they'd never vote for a Mormon, including 18% of REPUBLICAN voters, do you really want to take a risk on this guy?
     
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    Why is his Mormonism an issue?
     
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    If he wants to play himself up as a quasi-mexican, that's fine. No true Conservative would ever vote for the worthless sack of shit, regardless.
     
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    It's an issue with other Republicans.

    Focus.

    Huckabee denigrated his religion.

    That's what Conservatives always do..and always will do.
     
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    Because many other Christian sects consider Mormons heretics.

    Sorry, I mean, I know that we are all supposed to sit down at the inter-faith breakfasts and sing Kumbaya, but there is a long standing feud between the LDS and SBC that goes back over a century.

    No, for the record, I'm an atheist/ ex-Catholic, and I don't have a Dog or God in this fight. I don't like Mormonism because it crosses the line from dumb superstitions (like most religions) and into the arena of outright fraud (essentially started by a guy who made up a fake religion so he could boink the teenage daughters of his followers and defraud them out of their money.) I also have a half-dozen reasons for despising Romney that have nothing to do with which sky pixie he worships.

    But just looking at it as a cold, calculating political analyst, when you have a fifth of your own followers who have said that this man's faith is a deal-killer, that's probably a good reason not to nominate him.
     
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    He didn't "denigrate" his religion. He asked a question about their theology that was quite correct.

    He asked, "Don't Mormons believe Jesus and Satan were brothers?"

    Now, to me, that's like asking if Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny are brothers or not.

    But Mormons actually do believe that. It's in their holy writings. They believe God had a choice of sending one of his two sons down from the Planet Kolob to be the messiah, and he picked Jesus over his brother Satan.

    Actually, I thought the far more devastating thing Huckabee said about Romney was, "I look like the guy you work with. He looks like the guy who lays you off."
     
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    Let's see. I didn't like Romney because of RomneyCare, but I'm supposed to like him now because he has Mexican heritage?

    I don't give a phuk if he's Mormon OR Mexican.

    His campaign people prolly see him slipping behind Rick Perry (Algore's former campaign manager) so they pull the Race/Heritage card. Not impressed.
     
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    It's an issue because the Mormon faith requires and allows things of its members that many people find too Conservative for their tastes. Mormons are also generally of a philosophical strain that does not deal well with compromise of their values.
     
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    Wondering if someone was going to comment here. This is a bombshell AFAIC.
     

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