When Will We Get To Know The 'Real' M...

When Will We Get To Know The 'Real' Mitt Romney?

There are 43 comments on the National Public Radio story from Feb 4, 2012, titled When Will We Get To Know The 'Real' Mitt Romney?. In it, National Public Radio reports that:

Mitt Romney campaigns at Ring Power Lift Trucks in Jacksonville, Fla., last week, before the state's primary.

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“@FrankLeePlain”

Since: Jul 11

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#43 Feb 8, 2012
Caribou Barbie wrote:
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Yeah, right.
Obama can't "choose" his race, Dum Dum, which makes racism far worse an offense than castigating someone over their chosen religion.
Romney can gain all sorts of credibility by becoming an atheist anytime he likes.
You can "choose" to worship false sky gods and wear magic underpants and look like a silly child, or be an adult and drop the phony religious dogma.
People can't "switch on and off" their race or their sexual orientation.
People can choose their religion, but bigots can still discriominate against them based on their heritage. As an extreme example, in Nazi Germany, agnostics from Jewish families were sent to concentration ccamps along with Orthodox Jews.

A more current example would be President Obama, who was raised as an agnostic and is now a Christian but is called a Muslim by bigoted kooks because his father was a Muslim.

If Romney wants to gain credibility by rejecting false beliefs, he should remain a Mormon but quit being a Republican.
Stratton

Dedham, MA

#44 Feb 8, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
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Unfortunately, you are right, but there's a part that goes deeper than that, I'm afraid...
Like Bush, Romney has the burden of a conservative trying to make his daddy proud. Romney's dad wanted to be president and failed. Romney has all the money his celestial families will ever need, but Romney needs more. He needs to be president to vindicate his dad.
As someone who has met Romney more than once, what you have said is 100% correct. Romney's driving motivation is to succeed where his father failed, and he will sacrifice any political principles toward that goal.
The great irony is that Romney tries very hard to keep us from getting more than a glimpse of the "real Mitt Romney" because he's determined to come across as the blank screen on which everyone can project their image of the ideal candidate. And yet, the "real Mitt Romney" - the person who is Willard Mitt Romney - is a warm, decent person who loves his family and has led an extremely honorable personal life. The flaw in Romney is precisely that he thinks letting that person show is a weakness rather than a strength.

“Angry Antlers ”

Since: Sep 08

Miami

#45 Feb 9, 2012
Frank Lee Plain wrote:
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People can choose their religion, but bigots can still discriominate against them based on their heritage. As an extreme example, in Nazi Germany, agnostics from Jewish families were sent to concentration ccamps along with Orthodox Jews.
A more current example would be President Obama, who was raised as an agnostic and is now a Christian but is called a Muslim by bigoted kooks because his father was a Muslim.
If Romney wants to gain credibility by rejecting false beliefs, he should remain a Mormon but quit being a Republican.
I can agree with that....and by the same token, Obama can drop the "liberal" moniker anytime as well, he's a conservative to the right of Reagan.

But then again, I can't remember when I ever heard Obama self-describe as "liberal."

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