Mitt Romney is a good man. Great family man. His record in the private sector as a businessman and problem solver are unmatched by anyone in the Oval office now, or any candidate that is running or considering running.
Mitt is ahead right now because he is doing what Ronald Reagan did when he spanked Jimmy Carter. He made it about the issues. He went after that. There was no need for anything else. The same is true today. Mitt is making it about the loss of Jobs in America. He can easily points to the fact as Governor in a state with great adversity that was found in an 85% liberal legislature; he took his state from 50th in unemployment to 11th in his one term.
The second issue is that he downsized government by cutting 341 social programs, with no new taxes to balance a 3 billion a year spending deficit. With the insane spending of Obama and the Democrats. If the Tea Party was half as smart as they think they are, they would be looking at this aspect and Sarah Palin would not be their Sweetheart, Mitt Romney would be their King instead.
Alaska ran just as well before Sarah, and has not missed a beat without her. So where is greatness, when there is no point of distinction?
Mitt keeps his personal beliefs personal. he respects others, and in that, the Mormonism is not an issue to me. It is too bad the Mormon people are not leaving well enough alone. Mitt's family for several generations have been Mormon, so i understand why he took this path.
Mitt won me over in 2007 based on his abilities, his track record, and his ability to teach and explain about things. I find him an excellent leader. I look at his 844 vetoes and the fact he was vetoed 700 times by the Massachusetts legislature. I take the time to find the whys and why nots' of things. He is as conservative as any person who has run for the Presidency.
His record will always be an asset, no matter how many people misinterpret the Health Care in that state.
His Mormonism is not going to be his downfall if he has one. The downfall is going to be from other Mormons. Why would I say this? Well lets be honest, the background of violence, and more than one wife in the History of Mormonism is never going to be forgotten. Just those two things a lone will never set right in the minds of most people. If I bring up the magic underwear then we will even go to another level. Let alone, teaching that one day you will be a little God.
That does not fly!
What is hurting Mitt Romney in his religious beliefs are the Mormons sidetracking his candidacy by making it about Mormonism. We have people out there trying to say Mormonism is Christian. I am sorry, but it is not. Its Mormonism. I have no issue with a persons individual beliefs. However when they try and pass it off as Christianity, when it clearly is not; then I am offended. Then it becomes an issue. It becomes a place of contention for many many people. The Mormons themselves that do this, are hurting Mitt.
Doesn't it make sense to stick to the issues? The issues are not ones religion. The issues are the economy, spending and the protection of the country. Yes, Mormons your faith is important. But now is not the time or the podium to be pushing it. Choose wisely. Mitt does.