Posts Tagged ‘ Mitt Romney ’

10 Best Mitt Romney Halloween Costumes

October 14, 2014
10 Best Mitt Romney Halloween Costumes

Here are my top 10 suggestions for Mitt to wear to the ward Trunk or Treat: Harry Reid & Hillary Clinton (with Ann) Cubmaster Walmart greeter A binder full of women The Fonz Himself and Ann in their underwear (I’m sure I’ve seen this image somewhere) Ken and Barbie (with Ann) Angela Merkel Robot, using […]

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Posted in America, Culture, LDS, Mormon, Mormon Culture | 2 Comments »

Will Mitt Run in 2016?

September 29, 2014
Will Mitt Run in 2016?

Never mind that midterm elections are just over a month away, let’s start speculating about 2016!  There is increasing speculation that Mitt will run for president in 2016.  Does this mean the Mormon Moment will be revived? The Washington Post gives a timeline that Mitt is backing down from his denials.  After the Mitt Documentary […]

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Posted in LDS, Mormon, Politics | 24 Comments »

Mitt: the Documentary

January 27, 2014
Mitt:  the Documentary

This week is the Sundance Film Festival, and one of headlining movies was Mitt:  The documentary (it’s now available on Netflix.)   Don’t forget to participate in the LDS Film Festival coming up Feb 5-8.)  I’m curious if any of you have seen it? I didn’t realize that the movie covered both of his campaigns […]

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Posted in Mormon, Politics | 6 Comments »

Evangelical Wants to Keep Mormon Moment Alive

November 11, 2013
Evangelical Wants to Keep Mormon Moment Alive

2012 brought a lot of interest in the LDS Church due to Mitt Romney’s campaign for President of the United States.  Now that the election is over, many feel the Mormon Moment is over.  Christianity Today’s Ed Stetzer put out an article this week advocating that evangelicals “not let the Mormon moment pass completely.”  I have […]

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Posted in Doctrine, Mormon, Mormon Belief | 24 Comments »

Romney’s Lighter Side

November 2, 2012
Romney’s Lighter Side

Mitt Romney and President Obama spoke at Al Smith’s dinner a few weeks ago, put aside politics for a night and told some jokes.  Mitt brought some pretty good Mormon jokes to the dinner.  I thought I would share a few, as well as a Sesame Street joke immediately after. “Of course this isn’t a […]

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What God says about how we Should Vote

October 28, 2012
What God says about how we Should Vote

In a revelation to Joseph Smith, God says (in Doctrine and Covenants section 98:4-10):  And now, verily I say unto you concerning the laws of the land, it is my will that my people should observe to do all things whatsoever I command them.  And that law of the land which is constitutional, supporting that principle […]

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Posted in Politics, Uncategorized | 72 Comments »

Mormon Policies on Politics and Conscience

October 17, 2012
Mormon Policies on Politics and Conscience

Politics has raised public consciousness of Mormonism — what are the official policies on politics and conscience?

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If the Mormon Moment Lasts Four More Years?

October 13, 2012
If the Mormon Moment Lasts Four More Years?

Let’s face it. Although morality profoundly impacts American’s political views — making political and election issues an inevitable topic of attention for a Mormon blog — the idea of a Mormon being elected President of the United States has animated discussion on this site much more than would a contest between Barack Obama and a […]

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Posted in America, History, Mormon, Mormon Culture, Politics | 60 Comments »

2016: A Movie Review

September 1, 2012
2016: A Movie Review

My wife seldom takes me to a movie, and never to a documentary.  So I was truly amazed last Sunday when she impulsively bought tickets to the documentary 2016: Obama’s America for a showing less than three hours in the future. I was already familiar with the books on which the documentary was based, and hadn’t […]

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Posted in America, Politics, Race Relations | 35 Comments »

Romney’s Taxing Problem

August 7, 2012
Romney’s Taxing Problem

There has been much ado about the number of years of tax returns Mitt Romney should share as candidate for POTUS.  Critics on both sides of the political spectrum as well as the majority of Americans have called for him to release them, and yet he has refused, resulting in speculation that whatever is in […]

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Posted in America, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Politics | 105 Comments »

Sunstone 2012 Recap

July 30, 2012
Sunstone 2012 Recap

Sunstone began on Wednesday, but unfortunately, I could only attend Friday. I thought I would give some impressions of the Friday sessions. Todd Compton started off the day with the polygamist ancestry of Mitt Romney. It was interesting to see that Parley P. Pratt is the great-great grandfather of Mitt Romney. Parley’s fourth wife, Mary […]

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The Religious Test & Cleanflix

June 18, 2012
The Religious Test & Cleanflix

I attended the Ogden Film Festival last week (officially known as the Foursite Film Festival) and saw 2 films: The Religious Test and Cleanflix: the Documentary.  I thought I would give my impressions. The producer and director for The Religious Test noted that in 1967, 17% of Americans refused to vote for a Mormon (at […]

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Mitt’s Bully Pulpit: Weekend Poll

May 19, 2012
Mitt’s Bully Pulpit:  Weekend Poll

A recent news story about Mitt Romney’s highjinks or bullying, depending on your perspective, at a prestigious boys school in 1965 has raised questions about his character. Discuss.

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Posted in America, Church Policy, economics, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Politics, Uncategorized | 29 Comments »

Mitt, Falwell, and Liberty University

May 14, 2012
Mitt, Falwell, and Liberty University

Liberty University, founded by Moral Majority leader and evangelical Jerry Falwell, recently invited Mitt Romney to speak at commencement exercises.  Several students boycotted the commencement address by Romney, choosing not to attend.  Christianity Today had an interesting article titled Why Jerry Falwell Sr. Isn’t Rolling In His Grave over Romney’s Liberty Invitation. The subtitle was “And what […]

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Birth Control Poll

March 6, 2012
Birth Control Poll

It’s been interesting to listen to the debate men have been having about women’s reproductive rights, including claims from Rick Santorum that contraception gives one license to do things which ought not be done and perverted pundit Rush Limbaugh referring to an advocate of easier access to contraception for women as a “slut” to the disgust of […]

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Posted in Agency, America, Church Policy, Freedom, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Politics, Science and Religion | 54 Comments »

Baptizing Other People’s Dead Relatives (Poll)

February 21, 2012
Baptizing Other People’s Dead Relatives (Poll)

Our Mormon moment continues (click here for the best article I’ve seen on this one). Baptism for the dead is under scrutiny again, mostly due to 2 incidents:  1) baptizing holocaust victims (despite the church previously stating this would not happen), and 2) Mitt Romney’s family proxy baptizing wife Ann’s father who was a vocal […]

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Posted in Church Policy, Faith, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture | 43 Comments »

Preacher’s Kid: Romney’s OTHER Mormon Problem

February 4, 2012
Preacher’s Kid: Romney’s OTHER Mormon Problem

How does knowing you’re supposed to grow up being part of the “aristocracy” affect a political candidate’s ability to connect with everyday people? In elementary school in the 1950’s, we used to be given as “enrichment” a little news magazine called the Weekly Reader tailored toward stories on current events that would appeal to children. […]

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Posted in America, Mormon, Mormon Culture, Politics | 19 Comments »

Iowa, Cradle of the Restoration (plus poll)

January 4, 2012
Iowa, Cradle of the Restoration (plus poll)

Eight votes.  That’s the narrow margin by which Romney won the Iowa caucus.  In essence, it was a 3 way tie between Romney, Paul and Santorum, each with 7 delegates.  Here is what Mitt had to say about it on his FB feed:  “Thank you, Iowa!  What better place than the heartland of America to […]

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Posted in Politics | 42 Comments »

Top 10 Things Mitt Romney Would Like to Say to the American People

December 20, 2011
Top 10 Things Mitt Romney Would Like to Say to the American People

In case you missed it, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOzHIbraJ0E&feature=related

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If I Were In Charge: Expand the Meaning of “I’m A Mormon”

June 22, 2011
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Lately, there has been a lot of use of the slogan “I’m A Mormon”.  Yesterday, ABC did a news story about the “very savvy branding campaign” the Church just started in NYC with the “I’m A Mormon” campaign.  In the ever-growing presidential campaign coverage, we hear about Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman and what Mormonism […]

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Posted in Church Policy | 107 Comments »

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