Is the U.S. Ready for a Mormon Presid...

Is the U.S. Ready for a Mormon President?

There are 4554 comments on the www.nydailynews.com story from Jan 12, 2012, titled Is the U.S. Ready for a Mormon President?. In it, www.nydailynews.com reports that:

Politics Staff Story

Many Mormons don't think so. Just 56% believe Americans are ready to elect a Mormon President, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

The New York Daily News reports that

Some conservative Christians don't consider Mormons to be Christian at all, and there's plenty of often-unvoiced hostility toward Mormonism among some Christian sects.

GOP front-runner Mitt Romney may be a stricter Mormon than many of his co-religionists, The Huffington Post reports.

Romney...drinks neither coffee nor tea. And his wife, according to Mormon tradition, keeps months' worth of food storage for emergencies.

Weigh in: Is America ready for a Mormon president? Do you care about the president's religious beliefs?

Join the discussion below, or Read more at www.nydailynews.com.

Just Sayin

Toledo, OH

#21 Jan 12, 2012
Romney has changed....and changed.......and changed..
and changed

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“"I'm A Great American!"”

Since: Sep 08

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#22 Jan 12, 2012
Most Americans don't care if Romney is a Muslim.

His problem is if enough Evangelicals voting in swing states care that he's in a religion they don't consider orthodox Christianity, and if they stay home, it helps make Barack H Obama a two term President.

'Ol PooPoo sees no downside with that, but admit it; it scares some of you teabag types no end..

“"I'm A Great American!"”

Since: Sep 08

Obama Nation! USA! USA!

#23 Jan 12, 2012
LOL!!! Oops! Most Americans don't care if Mitt is a MORMON!

A Muslim? That's a whole different question...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#24 Jan 12, 2012
Most americans coulsn't spell Mormon, let alone describe the religion properly...
Big Red Republican

United States

#25 Jan 12, 2012
COLTPEACEMAKER wrote:
<quoted text>You are very very correct i really don't know what you know about The mormon faith, but my brother's family just joined a mormon chruch and they used to come over all the time cook out everything it was great, but since joining this church, they run like vampires when they see a cross, preach from any book except the Bible, and we never see them any more actually were not ever talking, all those family times are now spent at other mormon home's with their families. it a little weird and quite frankly upsetting to his family members. what goes on in that church, sounds like a scam or cult of some sort?
That is a shame this happened. I don't blame you for disliking their behavior but if you can put that aside and be objective do you think Romney may be better qualified than any of the others? I like Rick Santorum but he appears to me to be running for Congress instead of president...I don't feel that he has catapulted to that level yet. Ron Paul has a lot of ideas that should have been followed starting 100 years ago...he would put us in danger and would turn this country on its ear. I used to like Newt Gingrich but as of late he has turned into a lose cannon who has no discretion with his tongue. Then there is Rick Perry...he says a lot of things I agree with but his record on individual rights is not good. If you look at Romney he has a proven moderate record that would enable him to get this country moving again in the right direction.
TheRochesterian

Rochester, NY

#26 Jan 12, 2012
If he was a Moron like Bush, he'd have a better chance.

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Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#27 Jan 12, 2012
No Mormon in WH wrote:
No, America is not ready for a Mormon President. We need a President that represents the values of most Americans: Christian Values. And no, contrary to popular beleif, Mormonism is not Christian.
We're not electing your preacher. We're electing a president.

Which values does he not have that the others have? And remember that religion is not a value.

I hear this all the time about people not having the values of the American people. From what's already transpired, more people think he has the values it takes to be President than any other Republican candidate.

I would like for you to name specifically which values he doesn't have that all of America, you know...those you have personally interviewed...has.

I personally think he has the financial background to help get this country out of the economic slump. I don't think he has what it takes if there were a dire emergency. But, I could be wrong on both counts. You just have to do the research on each of them and then make the best decision you can from the FACTS.
Better Judgement

Great Neck, NY

#28 Jan 12, 2012
Is America ready for a Mormon president? That question comes up because none of us know enough, or anything, about Mormonism. Mitt Romney has enough other baggage to make us NOT vote for him. Things like corporate takeovers, heavy duty layoffs, his penchant to help big business over the rest of us IF he gets elected.

These are all good reasons to vote for Ron Paul instead. The Texas Congressman does not have the same drawbacks. He is compassionate, thoughtful to the needs of individuals at all economic levels and accepting of other people's points of view.
In other words, he exudes trust and confidence.

Ron Paul 2012

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#29 Jan 12, 2012
Big Red Republican wrote:
<quoted text>That is a shame this happened. I don't blame you for disliking their behavior but if you can put that aside and be objective do you think Romney may be better qualified than any of the others? I like Rick Santorum but he appears to me to be running for Congress instead of president...I don't feel that he has catapulted to that level yet. Ron Paul has a lot of ideas that should have been followed starting 100 years ago...he would put us in danger and would turn this country on its ear. I used to like Newt Gingrich but as of late he has turned into a lose cannon who has no discretion with his tongue. Then there is Rick Perry...he says a lot of things I agree with but his record on individual rights is not good. If you look at Romney he has a proven moderate record that would enable him to get this country moving again in the right direction.
Romney is a job cremator....u should really look at his background a bit further. Those other 3 are all a bit off in the head

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Since: Aug 07

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#30 Jan 12, 2012
JediMindTricks wrote:
Is the U.S. ready for a president who will actually defend his country without resorting to war and has promised to stay out of foreign affairs? One who abides by the constitution and actually serves his people?
We all know who that is...
Actually, we don't 'know' that. If you take someone's word for it, they can still not do it. Presidents are famous for that.

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Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#31 Jan 12, 2012
NoMo wrote:
Mitt Romney is a greedy snake
http://m.youtube.com/#/watch...
Every candidate running is. Read up a little on each of them and don't just listen to what they tell you.
Nancy

Anaheim, CA

#32 Jan 12, 2012
With Romney comes "warren jeffs" AND NO 14 YEAR OLD GIRL WILL BE A SAFE IN THIS COUNTRY! In Ohio we had ..."Killer Mormons" - IT'S TRUE LOOK IT UP!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Lundgren

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#33 Jan 12, 2012
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text>Every candidate running is. Read up a little on each of them and don't just listen to what they tell you.
I agree. They are either nutz, greedy bastards or both.
havent forgotten

Lamoni, IA

#34 Jan 12, 2012
Just Sayin wrote:
I don't mind a Mormon being president but I would much rather have Donny Osmond than Romney.
I agree. did you see him on dancing with the stars? imagine Romney...

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Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#35 Jan 12, 2012
COLTPEACEMAKER wrote:
Why would we want a Cult Member to Lead this country, especially a Liar and politician all rolled into one, i would rather keep the Garbage we have in there now than a stinking Mormon!
Here is the definition of the word 'cult':

cult&#8194; &#8194;[kuhlt] Show IPA
noun
1.
a particular system of religious worship, especially with reference to its rites and ceremonies.
2.
an instance of great veneration of a person, ideal, or thing, especially as manifested by a body of admirers: the physical fitness cult.
3.
the object of such devotion.
4.
a group or sect bound together by veneration of the same thing, person, ideal, etc.
5.
Sociology . a group having a sacred ideology and a set of rites centering around their sacred symbols.

I'd be willing to bet one of those suits you. When you point a finger, four are pointing back at you.

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#36 Jan 12, 2012
COLTPEACEMAKER wrote:
<quoted text>You are very very correct i really don't know what you know about The mormon faith, but my brother's family just joined a mormon chruch and they used to come over all the time cook out everything it was great, but since joining this church, they run like vampires when they see a cross, preach from any book except the Bible, and we never see them any more actually were not ever talking, all those family times are now spent at other mormon home's with their families. it a little weird and quite frankly upsetting to his family members. what goes on in that church, sounds like a scam or cult of some sort?
Mormons use the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I wouldn't say that's preaching from 'any book but except the Bible'.

You sound bitter.
havent forgotten

Lamoni, IA

#37 Jan 12, 2012
actually I would disapprove of a strong believer Mormon as President, though not of a MINO - or an ecumenical type Mormon, such as Huntsman, whom I prefer to all the other GOP candidates. I am more comfortable with a Mormon as Governor or Senator. Especially the two Udall cousins, and even Jeff Flake in Arizona, or Gordon Smith from Oregon - both Republicans - Flake a libertarian (who is running in the primary for the Senate against horrid neanderthal rightwing radical Republicans), and Smith an anti-war humane moderate (who lost to an even better Democrat).

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#38 Jan 12, 2012
TheRochesterian wrote:
I bet you $10,000.00 we are not ready for one,
not a Jew one either.
We are not a theocracy. We are not voting for someone's religion. We are voting for their ability to run this country.

The prejudice in this room is astounding.
havent forgotten

Lamoni, IA

#39 Jan 12, 2012
I also oppose any sort of right wing religious type for President. especially the pro-war ones. and the Establishmentarians.

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Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#40 Jan 12, 2012
woodtick57 wrote:
Most americans coulsn't spell Mormon, let alone describe the religion properly...
I agree.

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