Tags: romney | mormonism | election | 2012

Republicans to Romney: Embrace Your Mormonism

Monday, 16 Apr 2012 03:56 PM

By Newsmax Wires

Many Republicans say it’s time for their party’s presumptive presidential candidate Mitt Romney to show public pride in his Mormon faith. His campaign has avoided his Mormonism in both 2008 and especially in this go-round as evangelical Christians swarmed to other candidates, Politico reports.

But many Republicans say they’re a lot more worried about beating President Barack Obama in November than the religious denomination of their candidate. And they say an open embrace of Mormonism by Romney will help voters get a better feel for him as a person.

“I will support anyone against this president,” Penny Young Nance, president of Concerned Women of America and a former Rick Santorum supporter, told Politico. If voters get a chance to see Romney’s commitment to his religion, it can help him gain their allegiance, she said.

“His religion isn’t the issue: he’s the issue. At some point you need to be honest about who you are. He has an authenticity problem. People don’t get him. They don’t feel that they know the guy.”

Conservative activist L. Brent Bozell, who preferred more conservative candidates than Romney, sees it much the same way. “If you’re a Mormon, you don’t need to distance yourself from it,” he told Politico. “We can all get along. I think the hostility seen in the primaries toward him was based more on cultural issues — social issues, not religious.”


© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Obama Budget Proposes $478 Billion Public Works Programs

Sunday, 01 Feb 2015 08:34 AM

President Barack Obama's budget will propose an ambitious six-year, $478 billion public works program of highway, bridge . . .

US Prosecutors: New Spy Case Shows Russia up to Old Tricks

Sunday, 01 Feb 2015 07:58 AM

U.S. authorities say an investigation of an alleged spy ring shows Russian secret agents are still infiltrating American . . .

Jordan Renews Swap Offer to Free Pilot Held by Islamic State

Sunday, 01 Feb 2015 07:35 AM

Jordan renewed an offer Sunday to swap an al-Qaida prisoner for a fighter pilot held captive by the Islamic State group, . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved