The Vote That Won't Count: Missouri Republican Primary Co-Opted by Caucus

Feb 1, 2012 Full story: Patch.com

Even with presidential hopeful Rick Santorum's visit to St. Charles County, Missouri is looking like an outsider in the presidential candidate selection process.

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Donna Sanders

United States

#1 Feb 5, 2012
I just moved to MO....this makes no sense to me..why have an expensive primary vote that doesn't count....and why should anyone bother????
PAV

Boise, ID

#3 Apr 3, 2012
You think they count these. Who ? I would like a Vote to count. Votes dont count. There just the populations opinon. This doesnt mean anything deferent for America or whos in charge of America. Who says they will agree with the Population. What if they want someone special sitting in that seat. See. The small votes are measured more then a big Vote as in Presidential. This is a sad thing. Its like trusting the Lottery. Very disturbing to know this write here. Is the way I can speak out... Ive lived in Mo over 20 years. Y Y JUSTHOPETHEMANPICKSAGOOD1....

Since: Sep 11

Chillicothe, MO

#4 Sep 19, 2012
Romney's Real Allegiance

There are over 100 Mormon men in leadership positions with self interests that Mitt Romney would give ear to without question, above any other person including Billionaire Sheldon Aidelson, or even his Vice-Presidential nominee Paul Ryan. What these non-Mormon guys don't realize, is where Romney's ultimate loyalty lies. In reality, to Mitt, even Mr. Aidelson is just a gentile, ignorant of the truth. This might be of concern to any voter, and if untrue, Mitt could personally put this to rest.

If Muslim extremists were to pressure American politicians of the Muslim faith, would that concern the citizens of the USA. The Mayor of Chillicothe Missouri, Jeff Foli, had a Mormon authority/attorney take him behind closed doors into a quiet room, and threaten him with his church membership if he did not do what the Church demanded politically in 2003. He was ultimately excommunicated for exposing these acts and would not cow-tow to their demands.

Jay Sekulow, of the ACLJ, who now works for the Romney campaign, was called regarding this matter for help, but didn't care about what was just, honest, or ethical. He supported the illegal and unethical actions of the Mormon authorities. The collusion of the egotistical power seekers becomes more and more evident as the power elite sadly protect each other and know no bounds. It is astonishing that 1913, Mormon Authority J.Reuben Clark, was lead attorney at Jekyll Island in the formation of the Federal Reserve. The lay members have no idea that these type of things occur, and will ignorantly protect to the death, their organization. The Church has no interest in making things right and diminishing their power and control over the masses of lemmings.

Both Mayor Foli and Governor Romney once raised their arms to the square in the Mormon temple and made pacts/covenants to the Mormon Church, which unspoken loyalty is expected to be far superior to any oath of office taken to serve the public.

Missouri is especially important to the Mormons, who have strong desires to control the message of their history and future intents, and will not blink twice to discredit anything that stands in their way. Mormon influence is felt nationwide, as Mormon members have filtered into almost every facet of American society. Loyalty to the church reigns supreme and could prove to create great unbalance in society if left unchecked or unchallenged.

Pro-Romney Evangelical leaders underestimate the effect that their decades long denigration of Mormonism will have on their voting base. The fact that even Evangelical leaders have had to consult each other to justify their new-found support for Romney should indicate that the lay members will, most likely, apathetically not show up at the polls on election day. Carl Rove's secret Evangelical weapon of the past might just backfire this time around. To think that they can now so easily support a Mormon, goes so strongly against the grain of the decade old disdain for Mormons, that it is hard to imagine. Romney's non-transparency and unprincipled stances will make it even more difficult for Protestant Christians to support him.

Romney doesn't know it , but he is really hurting the Mormon brand, because he makes it look like you can be wishy washy on moral and ethical issues, and still succeed. These type of actions from Romney and the LDS Church speak volumes, and just reinforce the fact that it doesn't matter what you do or say, as long as you win. This is a very shortsighted strategy.

On a different note. Romney would definitely not release his tax returns if he did not pay an unvarnished 10% of his gross income in tithing to the Mormon Church. If something like that were true and exposed, it would greatly effect the balance sheets and income in Salt Lake City, Utah.
to resident

Saint Louis, MO

#6 Nov 5, 2014
This election has proved a lot in the St. Charles County area. The losers are the ones who had dirty campaign tactics and placed their signs on right of ways (which are not allowed) or plopped them on properties that they did not get permission to place their signs. Wake up, the people in St. Charles county are not stupid, we know horse poop when we see it. The lies in some of the literature sent to voters was totally so far fetched it didn't take a rocket scientist to figure it out. If you ran and lost you need to take inventory on your mailers and understand people are not going to tolerate the lies you told. And if you are going to put up a sign up don't throw them in the right of ways; it only shows you don't care about rules if it pertains to you. We need people running our communities who are upstanding citizens, not you.

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