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Romney's Religion Shapes the Man, Not the Message

philbryson Wrote: Jun 02, 2012 5:35 PM
Louie, you tell CLF he has resorted to name calling. CLF responded to Capt-Call's "facts" calling Joseph Smith a sex addict and a con man. Those are facts? I am a Mormon, one of very many with PhDs. Mine is in economics, so I have studied the lives of Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, Josef Schumpeter, Adam Smith and many more, having taught PhD level courses in the history of economic doctrines. I have also studied the life of Christ and have read thousands of pages of Joseph Smith's history and writings. You may speculate about Joseph's psychiatric characteristics, but I can assure you that his writings, including his role in bringing forth the Book of Mormon, demonstrate a profundity that you have not personally encountered.
A tiny incident in the life of a candidate can sometimes tell us more about him than a dozen speeches or television commercials. When Mitt Romney paused to rub his wife's aching feet after a tough and tiring day of campaigning in Michigan last fall, we got just a glimmer, but a bright one, of insight into the man who would be president.

Romney, so we're told over and over, is a stuffed shirt who doesn't smoke or drink and lacks quotable spontaneity. He should loosen up. Well, it's time to talk about his warmer qualities.

Here was an off-camera intimacy,...