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Monday, October 08, 2007

Romney Responds to Newsweek regarding article

Mitt Romney responded to the Newsweek Article with the following letter. Way to go Mitt. Don't let them get away with that type of reporting! I am glad to see Mitt's resolve to focus on important things for his campaign instead of entertaining the bible-bashing reporters who just want to mock his religion. See his letter below or directly at Newsweek:

The Making of a Candidate
I am an American running for president, not a Mormon running for president, but I am also very proud of my faith. And I am not a cafeteria Mormon, choosing some parts to accept and reject—I am "true blue, through and through." My family and I are better people and far happier than we would have been without our faith. It is puzzling that when NEWSWEEK looks at me ("A Mormon's Journey: The Making of Mitt Romney," Oct. 8) what you mostly see is a Mormon. I would have thought that more important to my potential presidency would be my record as a governor, 25-year business leader, Olympic CEO, father, husband—and American.

Mitt Romney
Belmont, Mass.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

And I am not a cafeteria Mormon, choosing some parts to accept and reject—I am "true blue, through and through."

Does this mean that he used to be a cafeteria Mormon when he was pro abortion? Someone needs to tell Mitt that any publicity is good publicity. Romney gets very little TV time. He may have to marry another wife.

Anonymous said...

so, is this a summary of "the speech" and can we expect it to be rolled out for the Family Research Council event later this month? Might not be a bad audience, a little gutsy but that crowd loves to be the center of attention.

Kevin Tracy said...

If he marries another wife, he'll become the God of two worlds instead of one!

So he can have one that's pro-abortion and one that's pro-life!

www.ktracy.com

Jeff Fuller said...

The first comment above is lame. First off, Romney was never "pro-abortion" . . . he has always been personally pro-life. That is what the church requires. Effectively holding a politically "pro-choice" position does not make one a "cafeteria Mormon". Now if he used the church pulpit and started having meetings with members trying to convince them to have abortions . . . that would definitely be "out of bounds".

Kevin Tracy said...

He said he's always been pro-choice since his mother took that position when she ran for office...

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Kevin Tracy said...

Regarding the Newsweek article calling him a Mormon... why do you advertise the book "A Mormon in the White House" on your sidebar?

Anonymous said...

Everyone knows that when the Mittster was running for governor of Taxxachussetts he made it quite clear that any woman wanting an abortion would get one. Im sorry Mitt you cant have it both ways. If Mitt had been anti-abortion he never would have been elected governor. Now Mitt puts his finger to the wind and now decides that he is anti-abortion. Ya cant fool me Mitt. While you were governor thousands of Morman girls had abortions and you saw nothing wrong with it. Romney is a two-faced liar. Is Mitt still anti-abortion this month?

Anonymous said...

The problem with the article in Newsweek was not that they called him a Mormon. It;s not a terminology problem. The problem is that they presented Mitt as "nothing but a Mormon". As if his entire life has consisted of nothing but being a mormon. They also made light of topics that those of LDS faith hold "sacred". Sacred means you don't make fun of it. Kind of like holding the Lord's name sacred, and not using it to curse. Newsweek hasn't learned about respecting sacred things yet.

Coach said...

It makes sense to me to hold conflicting values regarding abortion--many people believe abortion is wrong but that their view should not necessarily be imposed on others who believe differently (as a matter of public policy). My understanding is that this latter view describes Mitt's position while campaigning in Mass.

Those who automatically question Romney's integrity on this issue show an unwillingness to believe that a person could be good and honest about a difficult topic, disbelieving based on circumstantial evidence rather than carefully looking at the consistent values and integrity of the person in question. This skepticism reflects poorly on those who persistently question the existence of integrity where it clearly actually exists. I feel somewhat sorry for the angry skeptics whose own poor character disallows such trust.

Kevin Tracy said...

Coach, we're electing a President, how he feels about the issues is totally different from what he would DO on the issues.

And as a Catholic, I don't understand how you can believe something is MURDER and yet allow, condone, and support happening in your public life.

That's nice he FEELS bad about his abortion stance, but we're Republicans and we elect people for what they will DO. Romney will DO nothing to protect the unborn.

www.ktracy.com

Coach said...

Abortion can be wrong without being murder, Kevin. Oh wait, I meant to match your all caps for best propagandist effect: MURDER. It's that kind of inflammatory crankiness that makes it difficult for some to believe others have anything but diabolical motives for what they do.

Yes, we elect leaders based on what they will do, not how they feel or who they are (oh yeah, the point of this post, that you seemed to sniffle at), why is it we can't accept that Romney's approach to policy is what it is? A change in policy approach doesn't reflect poorly on his character in the least, despite that contentious opponents will continue to speculate as much as loudly as they can.

Rich said...

Mitt's religion ( which he lives) only convinces me he is an honest man. He's going to keep taxes down. He's going to be tough on crime. He's going to be tough on illegal aliens. He's going to strengthen families. He's for a very strong military.
All these things are exactly the opposite of what Hillary stands for and she will be the Democratic nominee.Mitt Romney is what this country needs.