Does Willard Have A Mormon Problem?by Carlos Galindo on May. 30, 2011, under Uncategorized
The Mitt Romney buzz is getting louder. I guess some people like him because he’s a successful businessman and they want to believe that a country should be run like a corporation. I think a lot of these people are the same ones who bought into the Donald Trump charade. I have some news for those who are of the mindset that a successful businessman would make a great president. If we ended up with a business owner as President we would probably see all the social programs currently in place eliminated and a further elimination of the middle class. I mean, most bosses don’t want to give anything back to their employees let alone their customers.
Nonetheless, there are some people out there that are genuinely excited about Romney. Those are primarily the people that are willing to forego his religion. I for one, am not predisposed to judge anyone based on their religion. However, there are plenty willing to speak up and reject Romney because of his religious beliefs. There are those who call it a cult. You might hear that more from the conservative Christian right, the evangelicals. You know, the “moral” majority.
If Barack Hussein Obama sat in a Christian church for twenty years before taking the reigns of this great country, and people still call him a Muslim, what can Willard expect? I hope you don’t have a problem with my use of Romney’s actual first name. I figure if the Tea Baggers and many on the right use Obama’s middle name to invoke sentiments of Saddam Hussein or Muslim tendencies, then it’s OK to use Romney’s name to identify him. Although I realize for many my age, it invokes the the 1970′s movie about rats named “Willard.” In the movie, “Willard is a meek social misfit with a strange affinity for rats.” In 2011, Willard is an outgoing wealthy social butterfly with that same affinity for rats. The Republican and capitalist type.
So my take is that the Conservative Christian right, in particular the evangelicals, aren’t going to let this guy survive to win the GOP nomination. The religious conflict is too great to overcome for many evangelicals. According to the Mormons, prophetic revelations are acceptable in their religion, and the evangelicals see that as a no no. The evangelicals believe the bible has been written and although you may receive messages from God, you cannot rewrite your biblical journey as you see fit. The evangelicals also claim that this constant changing of the Mormon religion is the reason that Romney finds it acceptable to flip flop on so many issues. Making him not just unacceptable because of his religion, but additionally because of his constant change on his political views. So who’s more powerful? The evangelicals or the Mormons? This could turn out to be another holy war packaged as a political battle for the GOP nomination.
Romney has one other glaring problem. Romney passed a state form of Obama’s Affordable Health Care Act while he sat on the high throne as chief executive officer of the state of Massachusetts. It was the precursor to what some call Obama Care. Romney would have to do an about face to what he considers one of his crowning achievements. Perhaps he can use a sudden prophetic revelation as his reason to abandon what some coin as Romney Care.
Well, either way Romney is in the mix and he’ll be announcing his candidacy formally on a 300 acre farm in Stratham, New Hampshire. It’ll be interesting to see what will ultimately take Willard down, his Mormon problem or his Romney Care problem. The name of the farm where he is launching his campaign seems apropos, It’s “Bittersweet.”
Carlos E. Galindo is a radio talk show host & political analyst conducting radio shows in both English and Spanish on four radio stations in Arizona. Mr. Galindo is a weekly contributor to KPFK 98.7 FM Los Angeles and has appeared on CNN, Univision and Telemundo as a political analyst. Mr. Galindo is also an Op-Ed columnist on Prensa Hispana Arizona. www.nospinonair.com/http://www.carlosgalindo.com
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