Why Should Romney Have To Do This?
I’m talking about “The Speech” that was first discussed in a February, 2007 Boston Globe piece, and that Mitt is planning to give on Thursday in Texas (the same state in which JFK addressed this issue). The Globe spoke of a document that laid out the plan Romney would follow to win the nomination, including addressing his Mormon faith. But isn’t it sad that whether one is Mormon, Catholic, Jewish, Protestant, or Wiccan, that it should even be an issue? Are we voting for a president or a pastor?
Of course Romney, on the issue of such a speech, has done the same thing he has done on abortion, gun control, and immigration…he’s flip-flopped:
When asked about the possibility of giving such a speech by CBS News chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer last month, Romney replied, “I probably could never do something that would compare to what John F. Kennedy did – his was a masterpiece in American political history.” Romney continued, “Maybe there’s a time when I talk mostly about religion. Although, I don’t know, at this stage I’m getting good support across the country, people want to know a bit … a bit about my faith. They learn a bit about it, and they’ll say, ‘OK, that’s fine, now what do you think about the jihad? What do you think about being competitive with China? How can you fix your schools? What’re you going to do about health care?’ And those issues overtake any differences with regards to religion they might see.”
It’s only Monday evening. He can still go back and forth many times between now and Thursday.Click here for reuse options!
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