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Romney's Religion Shapes the Man, Not the Message

philbryson Wrote: Jun 02, 2012 5:41 PM
Thanks, Joel176. As a Mormon, I have a different perspective on religion than you, of course. I believe that Mitt's character reflects the religious teachings he gained from his childhood on. I believe that his real nature (not the one the press and his political opponents have been distorting) is as you characterized it. But for political purposes, I agree with you that the important thing is that he will follow an honest conscience and try whole heartedly to do what is right for this country. Thanks for being sensible about what the role of religion should be in the political arena.
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,...