THE “ROMNEY REINVENTION” CONTINUES …
|| By FITSNEWS || We seem to recall saying this (a lot) during the last two presidential election cycles … but we don’t care that Mitt Romney is a Mormon.
Sure they wear special underwear and believe in populating “spirit moons” with multiple female partners in the afterlife … but hey … whatever floats his spiritual boat.
Romney could worship alien Satanists for all we care … our objection to his many candidacies revolves not around his religious beliefs, but around his chronic ideological inconsistency.
“In addition to his fiscally liberal ideology, Romney simply wasn’t (isn’t) trustworthy,” we wrote last week.
On the eve of his 2012 defeat, we noted that “when Romney does take a position, there’s no guarantee he’ll keep it.”
And way back in December 2006 – when Romney was gearing up his first presidential bid – we wrote that “Romney has yet to come to an ideological U-turn that he hasn’t taken – with tires screeching.”
“Mitt Romney’s problem isn’t his afterlife (which actually sounds kind of enjoyable) – his problem is the here and now, and the fact that he can’t seem to tell the truth in this existence,” we added.
Seven years later, absolutely nothing has changed … Romney is still trying to get elected by saying what he thinks people want to hear.
Anyway, in the latest stage of the latest “Romney reinvention,” the once and future candidate is the focus of a puff piece in the liberal New York Times.
According to the story’s authors – Ashley Parker and Alex Thompson – a prominent “Republican” approached Romney recently and argued that he should run a third time for president “not for vanity or redemption, but to answer a higher calling from his faith.”
“The Republican made the case that (Romney) had a duty to serve, and said (Romney) seemed to take his appeal under consideration,” Parker and Thompson reported, adding that the candidate’s “abiding Mormon faith is inextricably tied to his sense of service and patriotism, and a facet of his life that he is determined to embrace more openly in a possible third campaign.”
Romney advisors pointed the reporters to a 2014 documentary for Netflix entitled “Mitt” – produced by Mormon filmmaker Greg Whiteley – which showed a more faith and family-centered candidate.
“This is the version of Mitt Romney that they would present to the country,” Parker and Thompson wrote.
Really? As opposed to the far less kinder, gentler Romney that was on display just last week?
Here’s the problem: There is simply no way to package Mitt Romney that doesn’t leave you with a diabolically calculating, ideologically bankrupt, eternally shape-shifting candidate inside the box. Change the ribbons and the wrapping paper all you want … there’s still an Etch-A-Sketch inside.
We’re glad Romney is embracing his faith this time (as opposed to running from it) … good for him.
But Romney’s religious views (or his political machinations pertaining to those views) do not amount to a compelling reason to vote for or against his candidacy. His position on the issues is what matters … yet as we’ve noted on innumerable occasions in the past, those positions are constantly changing.
Playing the moron card works so well for SC republicans, maybe he just got confused?
He might not be a secret socialist Muslim, but he’s still scary. Only real christian Americans, like me and GrandTango, should run for president. Not sure which one would be the First Companion, but we would figure it out….
We have our own secret underwear, don’t we Fli…Farley? ;-)
You’re so naughty. Can I dress up as Al Sharpton tonight?
As long as I get to dress up as Sarah again? You betcha!
I view ya both as proud “bottoms” so some arguments in your future for sure..
We’re both Real Americans, NEITHER one of us is a bottom! Makes the oil wrestling more competitive!
I wouldn’t be too dismissive of Romney’s religious notions and their importance: when a man embraces as his core beliefs ideas that would get most civilians a room in a padded cell, it is worth wondering whether his is the mind we want directing internal and foreign policy for our country.
I don’t believe a quote from an anonymous source, makes it true.
“(Romney) seemed to take his appeal under consideration,”
Can’t be more definite than that.
What makes Will so mad about religious appeals, Is that he has the mistaken notion that social/Christian conservatives ignorantly fall for such appeals.
Social/Christian conservatives have higher education levels than most other constituencies and do have critical thinking skills.
Mitt’s next flip-flop – “I’m not Morman anymore. I joined the Catholic faith.”
If he wants to get elected he should really go protestant.
Every asshole who runs for office these days claims to have prayed on the decision. Some even claim God told them to run. The only difference here is LDS is a minority religion.
I don’t care what his religion is – though many fundamentalist Christians in states such as Ohio do, evidenced by their refusal to either vote for him, or show up at the polls. Like it or not, in purple states, that segment of the vote will not vote for Romney, and the GOP cannot win those swing states unless the Christian Right turns out in large numbers. Just the facts.
Pizza and wrestling tonight? Mama will be in bed by 7:30…
Mormon’s have an unfair advantage when it comes to card playing, specifically strip poker, because of the whole “magic underwear” thing.
Can Mormon’s play cards, the gambling I mean.
Yes, but they can’t snort coke at the poker table.
Oh right, that’s the Trump man.
Do you think he gets high on his own supply?
Only in emergencies, like fixing his hairdo.
Don’t you mean Koch?
Funny, but given the mormon-haters I see posting, I can see why Romney has to try to explain himself…
I don’t know what he just doesn’t have Moroni do it.
Romney wants to be president so that he can practice for when he gets his own planet. I can’t believe that sits well with Southern Baptists who are against dancing because it’s too much like having sex.