Friday, July 27, 2007

Following up....

A couple of weeks ago I had a large package in the newspaper about Religion and Politicss, specifically looking at the issue of former Mass. Gov Mitt Romney's Mormon faith and how area members of the Church of Jesus Christs of Ladder-day Saints view the increased attention being focused on it.

In an interview with the Associated Press, it appears Romney now feels it necessary to address the issue, much the same way JFK was forced to deal with being a Catholic back in 1960. This is what the AP is reporting:

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Thursday he’ll probably deliver a speech explaining the role his Mormon faith plays in his political life, but he argued he’s made strong gains among evangelicals despite questions about his religion. “I have thought about that,” Romney said in an interview with The Associated Press. “I haven’t made a final decision, but it’s probably more likely than not.” During a campaign appearance earlier in the day, Romney was asked about his views on appointing a “God-fearing Mormon” to the Supreme Court. Romney has been asked about such matters frequently in question-and-answer sessions he holds almost daily. “I’d go after people who will follow the law and I wouldn’t apply a religious test either,” Romney said. In the interview, Romney acknowledged the issue crops up often enough that he’s pondering dealing with it in a comprehensive manner.


Blogger mccommas said...

Nobody cares Mr. Hackett.

It’s just like with Sam Gejdenson. No one cared that he was Jewish one way or the other. They only person that brought up the subject was Gejdenson himself.

What color are his eyes? That’s just as news worthy.

Romney like Gejdenson is just looking for favorable press and you are giving him just that.

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