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03.2008 A Mormon in the White House?: 10 Things Every American Should Know about Mitt Romney


A Mormon in the White House?:
10 Things Every American Should Know about Mitt Romney

By Hugh Hewitt

According to author and radio personality Hewitt, Mitt Romney-billionaire venture capitalist, consummate family man, gifted and media-savvy politician-would be unstoppable in the coming presidential race were it not for one niggling line on his resum: he’s a Mormon.

In this unashamedly partisan volume, Hewitt attempts to refute the claim that no Mormon could get elected President (along with any other claim that might be made against Romney) while analyzing the former Massachusetts governor’s biography and burnishing his conservative and leadership credentials.

Hewitt is an agreeable, if inelegant, writer, wise enough to take detours (such as an edifying primer on Mormon history and thought) that stave off tedium. He spends far more time extolling Romney than excoriating his Republican and Democratic opponents. This is an efficient and effective exercise in political hagiography.

{ 9 comments… add one }

  • delmar March 1, 2008, 2:05 pm

    must go buy the book!!!

  • Alison Moore Smith March 3, 2008, 8:44 am

    OK, I got the book. I’ll start reading today.

  • Alison Moore Smith March 9, 2008, 9:44 pm

    davidson, where are you??? :boogie:

  • davidson March 10, 2008, 8:21 am

    Ordered the book and I’m waiting for it to come.

  • Alison Moore Smith March 10, 2008, 4:19 pm

    OK, I will be patient! :smile: I’ll see if I can post something in the meantime. You are just so GOOD at finding the best points! :bigsmile:

  • Lewis_Family March 10, 2008, 8:43 pm

    So would it be tactless to mention the fact that I signed up to be a Close To My Heart consultant? Would you be offended by that? I don’t want to rub you the wrong way so I figured I would ask you first before mentioning it to anyone on here. If you don’t know what it is, this is my website, so you can approve it if you want :smile: http://www.clerissalewis.myctmh.com
    Let me know what you think. I won’t be offended if you say not to.

  • Lewis_Family March 13, 2008, 12:30 pm

    Hey figured I would whisper you again, to see if you have made a decision on my question above. Thanks.

  • Alison Moore Smith March 13, 2008, 3:21 pm

    Sorry, didn’t read this thread.

    I don’t know. I’ve banned all commercial stuff before and removed a couple of posts that promoted anything commercial. Yea, I know I promote stuff, but I pay for the site and so it’s a way to recoup my losses.

    I am thinking of making a page or site for LDS businesses, though. If I do, you can be the one and only Close to My Heart consultant there. K?

    Good luck with your new endeavor.

  • Lewis_Family March 13, 2008, 5:49 pm

    No worries, I knew you were friends with the mary kay girl, that’s why I asked instead of assumed if it would be ok to mention mine.

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