Stu Approves Mitt Romney’s Faith in America Speech

In the past, I’ve criticized Romney for is perceived embarrassment at being Mormon. I later apologized. And now, I am glad to have read the transcript of Romney’s Faith in America speech made earlier today.

And I have just this to say: “Yes, Governor Romney, that is good enough for me.” Because, you know, Mitt reads my blog all the time don’t you know? And, uh, you know… he seeks my advice all the time and stuff. Yeah, I’m that important.

My greatest fear, though I felt sure he wouldn’t dream of doing it, was that he would attempt to distance himself from his Mormon faith in order to better secure the next step in his bid for the presidency, which is to gain the Republican nomination.

Rather he, as I hoped he would, reaffirmed his Mormon faith, and iterated its importance to him by saying:

[Some people] would prefer it if I would simply distance myself from my religion, say that it is more a tradition than my personal conviction, or disavow one or another of its precepts. That I will not do. I believe in my Mormon faith and I endeavor to live by it. My faith is the faith of my fathers – I will be true to them and to my beliefs.

He cemented that fact by following up the above statement with:

Some believe that such a confession of my faith will sink my candidacy. If they are right, so be it.

Good on you Mr. Romney! Mitt went on to iterate that, as president, he would serve the people of America – all the people, not the Mormon Church leadership:

We separate church and state affairs in this country, and for good reason. No religion should dictate to the state nor should the state interfere with the free practice of religion.

[As governor of Massachusetts] I did not confuse the particular teachings of my church with the obligations of the office and of the Constitution – and of course, I would not do so as President. I will put no doctrine of any church above the plain duties of the office and the sovereign authority of the law.

So far, the response from the press and media has been positive. It will be interesting to see how things play out in the next few weeks.

For the full speech, checkout the transcript.

3 thoughts on “Stu Approves Mitt Romney’s Faith in America Speech

  1. familyfriendsfreedom

    I love the Mitt Romney photo!! He is a very wise man to consult with you on issues of politics and faith. If he keeps you in his pocket he may just make it.

  2. Life With Buck

    I was going to comment on this last night and I have no idea why I didn’t … my mind wandered, I guess. But I don’t like Mitt. Being from Massachusetts I was pretty much appalled when I woke up one day and discovered he’d been made our governor. I judge all politicians by their physical appearance and I don’t like Mitt’s. But then, with that as my judging device, I don’t really like any current politicians. I wish they’d come out with one that looked like The Dude from Big Lebowski. That’s the man who’d get my vote. I’m probably campaign for him.

  3. Stu

    Haha! I can’t help but love your method of choosing a politician to support LWB! My mother does the same thing.

    She supported Carter over Ford, Reagan over Carter and Mondale, Bush (probably because of Dan Quayle) over Dukakis, Clinton over Bush and Dole, and finally Gore over Bush.

    She has no idea what the differences are in policy between republicans and democrats, she has no stance on any issue, doesn’t know what a liberal or conservative or moderate is. I sometimes think it’s better that way.

    As for Jeff Daniels… hmmm, I don’t know about that. But Jessica Alba is certainly a candidate I could get behind!


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