Thursday, March 31, 2011

Mitt Romney: A Great leader with a strong faith in God and strong family values

They're at it again. While Googling for articles today, I came across this fresh group of stories pertaining to Mitt Romney and his Mormon faith:

Mitt Romney Must Tackle his religion

The Continuing Story of Romney's Mormon Problem

Religion biggest hurdle to Romney nomination

This is the way I look at it. I want THE BEST possible candidate to lead this nation. I want someone who believes in the principals of our Forefathers. Someone who has the ABILITY, EXPERIENCE, and KNOWLEDGE to bring our nation back to greatness. This persons particular faith is an after thought for me. I put more weight in a persons family values and how he or she conducts their lives.

As a Roman Catholic and Pro-Lifer myself, I believe most Evangelicals and Fundamentalist Christians, feel the same way as I do. Sure there are fringe elements of every group. Those that will spread lies and put all sorts of mis-information out there about Romney. Only doing so because he is a Mormon. They'll Dress up the hatred for his Religion by attacking him on an old Pro-choice stance and how they feel Romneycare supplies cheap abortions. Not telling you the whole truth, just what they want you to believe. Anything to keep the Mormon out of the White House. But again, They are in the minority.

Here are Evangelicals For Mitt explain why they support Mitt Romney

from their site:
We want a candidate who shares our political and moral values and priorities, can win in 2012, and can govern effectively thereafter by articulating and implementing an intelligent, values-based governing strategy. This is just what Mitt Romney did as governor, this is just what Mitt Romney did in business, and this is what he would do as president.
Choosing the correct path in life.
Governor Romney Shares Our Political & Moral Values
Political and moral values are informed by -- but not the same as -- one's religion. That's why we are not casting our lot with the person whose theology we like most. History shows that to be a poor approach.
For example, in 1980 voters had two choices: a divorced movie actor who did not regularly attend church and was not on good terms with all of his children, and a once-married Southern Baptist whose evangelicalism was at the core of his public identity. Voting on the basis of whose religious doctrine was better would have meant electing the second guy -- Jimmy Carter -- over the first, Ronald Reagan. Excluding those who don't hold to orthodox Christianity would also have meant excluding such great Americans as Thomas Jefferson -- who denied the divinity of Christ -- from positions of authority. But Is anybody going to argue someone else should've written the Declaration of Independence?
Protecting the innocent and unborn
We need a president who embraces a comprehensive and positive values agenda: standing for the sanctity of life, protecting traditional marriage, defending religious liberty and basic human rights at home and abroad, combating poverty and disease within the world's poorest communities, fighting for better quality of life for our citizens, and winning the War on Terror.
We need a president who has the right economic values. We too often place the economy and culture in completely separate spheres, content to worry about "social issues" when (and only when) our paychecks are secure. This is exactly the wrong approach. Governor Romney understands that the health of the economy and the health of the family are inextricably intertwined. There can be no long-term prosperity without healthy families, and it is a profound moral problem when we pay for the sins of the present by bankrupting our children
Governor Romney Can Unite the Conservative Movement and Forge a Winning Coalition
If the debacle of 2008 taught us anything, it's that you cannot abandon the base and win an election. We must unite fiscal and social conservatives within the same tent. We cannot argue over which of the self-described "wings" of the party are most crucial. At its best, the Republican coalition combines a fierce commitment to national security, sound economic conservatism that is responsive to changing economic conditions, and an abiding commitment to life and the family. When this coalition breaks down, when any one of the three "legs" of the stool break, we lose. And lose big. In 2008 we nominated a national security conservative who knew very little about the economy (and was dangerously prone to ineffectual bouts of populist outrage), seemed to enjoy skewering fellow Republicans, and held many religious voters in near-contempt. In the next primary season, we must choose better.
But there's more than that. Above all else, the president has to lead -- he has to be a good executive. Fortunately, Governor Romney has been a leader longer than he has been a politician. Prior to his political career, Governor Romney helped to launch the very successful Bain Capital -- which helped launch such successful franchises as Staples and the Sports Authority -- and then led a turnaround at Bain Consulting. He also saved the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City which, prior to his leadership, were mired in debt and corruption but subsequently became one of the most successfully-run Games in memory.
And he's governed in a difficult political environment, too. Massachusetts is the most left-wing state in the union. If you think Bay State Democrats aren't any different from their Arkansas or Alabama or Tennessee counterparts, try defending traditional marriage or vetoing stem-cell funding up in Boston, as Governor Romney did, and see what they do. But Governor Romney did -- in addition to helping turn the economy around, opposing driver's licenses and in-state college tuition for illegal immigrants, and defending Catholic Charities' right to restrict adoptions to man-woman couples. No other candidate has a record of such successful, across-the-board conservative leadership—especially on such hostile terrain.
Summing It All Up
Mitt Romney has been a standout conservative governor of a very liberal state. He believes in the traditional family, and he has fought for it -- just ask Massachusetts' pro-family leaders.(http://www.evangelicalsformitt.org/massleaders/massleaders.pdf) He's admitted he was wrong on abortion, and is now solidly pro-life -- as his record in Massachusetts testifies. He also opposes embryonic stem cell research's speculative and open-ended carelessness with human life. He's shown courage under fire in several challenging situations, and has lived out his values (both publicly and privately) during a time when other Republicans, sadly, have not.
In addition, we challenge our readers -- friendly or hostile -- to name one national political leader on either side of the aisle with a better record of business and economic leadership than Mitt Romney. We do not know what the economy will be like in 2012, but if it's anything like it is today, who would you want at the helm? The former community organizer we have today? Or the founder of Bain Capital, the man who rescued the Salt Lake City Olympics, and the Governor who brought a state back from the brink of bankruptcy?
In other words, he's not just a man evangelicals can support -- he's the best choice for people of faith. It's not even close.
Here are a couple of videos that give insight into Romney and his faith.

This video includes his early years as French Missionary:



Mitt Romney on Faith In America:





I wonder if our forefathers were around today, which would they judge a person by, his particular religion or his character?

"Every man, conducting himself as a good citizen, and being accountable to God alone for his religious opinions, ought to be protected in worshiping the Deity according to the dictates of his own conscience." ~George Washington, Letter, United Baptist Chamber of Virginia May 1789 

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mitt & Ann's family look great. What's not to like about the photo? Does Mitt look too much like a "Boy Scout?" I hear things like, "they all look too perfect." It's amazing what people will find to criticize!

I get tired about reading about Mitt's "Mormon problem." It basically infers that I have a "Mormon problem," too. I happen to think that my religion is one of the best things in my life, and it helps me to be a better person. If that's a problem, then BRING IT ON!

Hopefully, the reasonable portion of the electorate will be able to look beyond Mitt's (and my) religion.

AZ

Dave said...

In the 2007-2008 cycle, there were more than 20,000 articles, columns, and other media pieces focusing on Mitt's religion, or asking whether America could ever vote for a Mormon for President.

While there have been some so far, it's already clear that there will be far fewer this time. In 2007, when Hugh Hewitt wrote a book about Mitt's impending campaign, he chose the title: A Mormon in the White House?

And THAT was a pro-Romney book. This time around, early indications are that most of the media will take a been there, done that approach to Mitt's religion.

Anonymous said...

I'm not so sure about that yet, Dave. I hope you're right, but there's been quite a few articles just this week alone.

-Martha

tmrussell145 said...

Romney in 2012!

Check out this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrIB7KzUuEQ

Doug NYC GOP said...

Wow - Excellent!!

Noelle said...

What a great post. Thanks Bosman.

Anonymous said...

Mitt has a beautiful, fully functioning family who will not embarrass the white house. Romney 2012!

dd

Ellie said...

From the far left to the far right 'candidates', Mitt is head and shoulders above them all. One word describes Mitt. Refreshing. I won't see Mitt's kids or grandkids on the cover of People or US mags, You won't see scandals in the white house. Mitt will not be too busy and dedicated to his work that he has to cheat on his wife ala Newt (Ann would kill him anyway). He's a Mr. Fix it when it comes to the economy and he's not afraid to roll up his sleeves and find a workable solution for everyone. I won't agree with him on 100 percent of everything he'll do as president, but I'll at least know his thought process that led him to that decision. I won't see Mitt as our Candidate or our President twittering and twattering on the 'lame stream media', I won't see him vacationing when the world is in crisis, I won't see the far right demanding to see this birth cert over and over, and we won't see him teaching Sunday School to the nation. Mitt's the whole package of no-skeletons personal life, family life, business life and public life. You may not like him because he has good hair for a man his age, or a great no scandal family standing behind him, or even because he's the smartest kid on the block. You don't have to like it all about him. But there is no doubt in my mind, he'll go down in history as one of the greatest presidents of our time.

Anonymous said...

@ Ellie....Bravo!!!!

dd

Anonymous said...

"No Success can Compensate for Failure in the Home." David O. McKay

Mitt Romney is successful as a Father, Husband, Provider, Business man, Gov and next, the Presidency. He and Ann truly paid attention to what matters most in their lives. Their family and each other. I don't see Ann ever walking behind Mitt, carrying his briefcase. I see her walking beside him, holding his hand, head held high.
CEMA

A Mormon from Wyoming said...

What a beautiful post.

Bosman, thank you for sharing your faith based feelings on Romney.

I hope and pray that others are as open-minded as you are.

Ann said...

Bosman,

What a wonderful piece about a great man and his values. A++++

J said...

Great article Bos. People need to look past religion and look at their values.

I wrote about that issue in my own blog: http://conservativesamizdat.blogspot.com/2011/03/values-are-more-important-than.html

Revolution 2010 said...

I'm with Bosman on this.

Mitt Romney is not only a great leader both in his public and business careers, but he has great family values and has led his life in that fashon.

NONE of the other candidates have such a powerful background and experience.

Romney 2012!

larry said...

Great post.

I couldn't agree more.

kelly said...

Along with his knowledge and experience, Romney has demonstrated strong values.

He will make a great President.

BOSMAN said...

Thanks guys for your kind words.

ConMan said...

Just look at the man's family. His sons. Their wives. Their kids.

Mitt and Ann are always holding hands in public.
How many people that you know that have been married close to 40 years, still do that?

I know I don't know to many. In fact, I don't know any.

His family values and his service as a Bishop in his church attest a strong belief in God.

That's enough to convince me.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this Bos. Romney may not be my first choice but he is a good man who would make a fine President.

A.J.R.