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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Romney Says Speech About Religion and Politics is "More Likely Than Not"

"Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Thursday he'll probably deliver a speech explaining the role his Mormon faith plays in his political life, but he argued he's made strong gains among evangelicals despite questions about his religion.

"I have thought about that," Romney said in an interview with The Associated Press. "I haven't made a final decision, but it's probably more likely than not."

Just as Kennedy was forced to address his Catholicism in the 1960s, Governor Romney is, indeed, going to have to put forth the most important speech of his candidacy to clarify a religion that is misunderstood by the majority.

It will be tricky as Romney will have to reveal enough to put people at ease while not making it appear to be a core reason to vote or not vote for him. It will also be highly scrutinized. I look forward to hearing it as it will, undoubtedly, put the issue to rest once and for all.

1 comment:

Goat said...

I side with Hugh Hewitt here, one speech would be disected by the MSM and bloggers, it needs to be just a steady assurance from the stump through all his speeches, mentions here and there andlet his fans like us quell the issue, besides only the left talk about it, it doesn't come up in the conservative circles I post in, the concern is supposed flip-flops on abortion and gay marriage not his faith. He should highlite the very conservative values of his faith though in light of those questions however he should be careful about it.