Sunday, June 1, 2008

Politics and Religion










I was a Romney supporter early. He has a proven track record as a BIG problem solver. The guy exemplifies success. Put his Resume against any other candidate and the contest is over.




But, the political machine chewed Mitt Romney up and spit him back out. He was too perfect for some, his full head of hair neatly combed, his chiseled jaw line, his ideal physical shape for his age, the guy had movie star looks and literally a wealth of experience at solving big problems. But he saw the writing on the wall and bowed out gracefully.




The mainstream pounded Romney on his mormon faith. Asking questions about polygamy of his great grandfathers from a century ago, blacks holding the priesthood and any other skeleton they could dig up on the church. He answered with grace, and never faltered in his faith. They wanted him to deny his faith, to force him into distancing himself from the church so that they could create weakness in his principles.




Why?




If a man turns his back on his faith, then couldn't he just as likely turn his back on his country?




It amazes me to see the parallels that Romney and Obama face. Obama's father was married to 3 women at one time. Not so much as a polygamist, he just never bothered to divorce the previous woman. Now Obama faces the same challenges Romney faced regarding his affiliation with his church.......








Only, the hate that you hear from Obama's pastors doesn't seem to be the message of the Mormon Elders. And now Obama finds himself having to resign himself from his church affiliation for political expediency.




IS that really the kind of person we want leading our country? What are his principles? What foundation does Obama place himself? He offers a message of hope and change, but what changes is he proposing? What changes and what big problems has he proven that he can solve?

4 comments:

Mother 25 - 8 said...

I agree 100 plus %. It kills me what the media and politics did to Romney and what they are not doing for Obama. He no longer affiliates with his church the media says, and in a good light, too. GIVE ME A BREAK! He should've made that decisions 19 years ago and because he's made that decision now, hmmm, what will he turn his back on next when forced into a corner?

Interestingly, but not surprisingly, the media seems to have begun to chew on McCain.

Mother 25 - 8 said...

I meant to say "NOW doing for Obama". Not "not doing for Obama." Oops.

I need to go gnaw on some shrimp or something.

Alice Wills Gold said...

I am NOT and Obama supporter. But, i have to say that I am a little happy that they didn't take Clinton.

Mother 25 - 8 said...

Uh Jarrett, it's July. I needs some reads!