There are two (2) candidates in the race for the White House in 2008 that have a tougher time getting support from some Americans. Those candidates are Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Yesterday, I wrote about some of the issues, including race, that will effect Barack Obama's candidacy for the democratic nomination and today I would like to discuss the pitfalls that Mitt Romney will also face as the first Republican Primaries grow ever closer with each passing day. As most people know, Mitt Romney is a Mormon. While I have never met a Mormon that did not have strong family values, there are some religious extremist that still believe that Mormon's are some kind of religious cult and that they should not be trusted.
Mitt Romney has been working hard, for years, trying to get the GOP to accept him as a true Republican and for the past twelve (12) months or so he has been working hard to be accepted by religious conservatives that make up a large percentage of the GOP base of voters in primaries. While I believe Mitt Romney has made progress in getting some religious conservatives to support his campaign for President of the United States, so far he has not made enough progress to be in the lead in the Republican race. It doesn't help Mitt Romney when a crazy nut like, Warren Jeffs' is front page news around the United States and along with Jeffs' name, his Mormon religion shares the same headline.
Personally I could care less about Mitt Romney's religion. I prefer to focus on which candidate best expresses my own person opinions on the issues of the day. While I more closely support Rudy Giuliani for President, I also like many of the ideas that have been proposed by Mitt Romney and I personally think he is getting a raw deal from many ideologues on the far right who are refusing to support him solely because of his personal religious beliefs. Mitt Romney has proven that he can run a business successfully and he has also proven that he can run a state government and do so in one of the most liberal areas of the country, as a Republican. It is truly a shame that some people are so brain washed by certain religions that they black list an intelligent candidate like, Mitt Romney, solely based on something some preacher has told them about the Mormon religion of the past being a cult.
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