Thursday, December 06, 2007

Mitt Romney gives "The Speech"

I just happened to be walking by a tv at the hospital this morning and there was Mitt giving the anticipated speech on his faith. So I stopped a listened for a litte bit. The part that I heard was very good. He looked and sounded "Presidential" to me. He talked more about religious tolerance than "what do Mormon's beleive". I was happy he did not run away from his beliefs, however, when he said he believed in his religion. I liked how he included things he liked from many different religions. I liked how he said "anybody who bends their knee to pray has a friend in me". I was happy with the speech. I don't know how it will play in Peoria, but I think he hit it out of the ballpark. What are your thoughts?


Sean...your son... said...

my book of mormon teacher thought it was the greatest thing he had ever heard...i didn't hear it, but boy i heard about it...i think he said something about adding it to the doctrine and covenants or something, just kidding my teachers aren't teaching that kind of doctrine here like mom does in seminary...

Kira Joy said...

I haven't yet seen it...but ya'll have me curious.

Karie said...

Sean is so funny!!!! You crack me up!

Anonymous said...

The whole thing was on religious tolerance, then he talked about how secularism is becoming a religion and how radical Islam is evil. I am not sure if he wants all religions to be respected or just a select few including the one that he and I belongs to.
P.S. He used the word Mormon once, is that really addressing his faith?

Candace E. Salima said...

I thought he did a great job. I was so proud of him. Something very few people know, Mitt writes all his own speeches. Does he rock or what?

For anyone who wants to hear the entire speech, you can catch it on his website, or go to my blog. I posted it there too:

You'll have to cut and paste, sorry.

Candace E. Salima said...

President Ludwig - sorry I didn't read your comment first. Mitt spoke with Katie Couric the other night about that very thing, not specifically addressing more about his religion.

He said that it was inappropriate to elect a man based on his religion and is the very thing the founding fathers were trying to avoid. He said he addressed the questions he believed were appropriate to ask and they were:

1. Will I allow the leaders of my church, or any other church, to influence decisions made in the presidential office? No.

2. Will I step away from my faith or deny my beliefs? No.

3. Am I a Christian? Yes.

I believe those were the questions he believed were appropriate, but now I'm not sure. It's been a couple of days, so I can't swear to the second and third ones. I'm sure you can find the interview on You Tube.