Mormon missionaries could soon be forgoing traditional door-to-door house calls in favor of recruiting online using social media.
Consider the economy, the job market, the recent horrendous occurrences in the Middle East before voting for a person because of his race, his social-issue promises, or any other rather selfish reasons.
Ann Romney says the election of her husband, a Mormon, would signal “that prejudices are left behind” just as the election of President Barack Obama sent that signal.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is once again taking shots at Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, this time going after Romney’s religion, despite the Nevada senator himself being a Mormon.
A majority of American voters are comfortable with Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith, but concern and doubt have increased over President Obama’s religious beliefs since 2008.
Long before Mitt Romney became the millionaire candidate from Massachusetts, he was his father’s son, weeding the garden in the upscale suburb of Detroit where he grew up. He hated the chore. But he idolized the man who made him do it — George Romney, the outspoken, no-nonsense, auto executive turned politician.
Romney shares an uncanny physical resemblance to his father, with the same graying temples and square jaw. And their lives have followed strikingly similar paths. As young men, both spent time abroad as Mormon missionaries and then passionately pursued the women they would marry. Both were successful businessmen who made personal fortunes before moving into politics. Both were church leaders, governors and aspiring presidential candidates.
Mitt Romney pays a SHOCKINGLY low percentage of his income on taxes. For a man of his means seeking public office it is a SHAMEFUL number. But Romney is a man without shame.
An investor in Bain told Senator Reid that Mitt Romney had not paid any taxes over a ten year period, but maybe the more intriguing story is who else he hasn’t been sending money to in years past.
Romney had an opportunity to open a dialogue with the NAACP. Instead he talked about denying civil rights to a civil rights organization and spoke in condescending and paternalistic terms about being a better president for African Americans than Barack Obama. It was a clear and cynical play for white votes.
Talk-show host Bill Maher, who has contributed $1 million to a super political action committee supporting Obama, posted a message on Twitter on Monday that referred to Romney’s Mormon faith as a “cult.” Obama’s campaign has said Romney’s religion should not be part of the campaign.