Looking for Change? Think Mitt Romney!
By: John Lillpop
Although Barack Obama has pinched, or attempted to pinch, the legacy of JFK for his own presidential aspirations, the fact is that Mitt Romney is far more reminiscent of America’s 35th president.
Kennedy, it will be remembered, was forced to fight religious bigotry and prejudice in 1960 because of his Catholic faith.
Thankfully, American voters rose to the occasion and elected Camelot, despite his religious preferences and possible alignment with powerful men in the Vatican.
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney faces a very similar struggle in 2008 because of his Mormonism, and his alignment with powerful men in Salt Lake City, Utah.
As a practicing member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Romney is aligned with one of the most persecuted and oppressed minorities in history. Even in these enlightened times, millions of Americans say they would not vote for the charismatic ex-governor of Massachusetts under any circumstances.
That ugliness is costing Romney dearly as he challenges John McCain for the GOP nomination, especially since McCain stands opposed to so many conservative principles that are supposedly the bedrock of the Republican Party.
Fact of the matter is that Mitt Romney is the most conservative candidate running for the White House. He is also the most experienced and qualified, a fact attested to by his service as the governor of liberal-infested Massachusetts, and by his enormously successful personal finances.
Mitt Romney knows how to work with people from diverse political backgrounds, how to overcome discrimination and adversity, and he knows how to run a large organization.
No other candidate comes close to matching his qualifications for taking over the Oval Office on January 20, 2009.
Best of all, Romney is intelligent, articulate, and an eternal optimist. He is a contemporary clone of Ronald Reagan, but in sacred underwear.
Unlike Reagan, Romney attends church every Sunday. Which in the Mormon faith requires him to spend the majority of his Sunday either in church, or commuting to and from church.
Mitt Romney does not attend church just to provide television cameras and photographers with photo ops. He attends church to practice his faith, which is what church attendance is supposed to be all about.
Discipline, dedication, decisiveness, decency, and devotion are attributes that Mitt Romney has developed through his church. Those attributes are also an urgent need for the presidency.
Looking for real change? Think Romney!