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Published:December 24th, 2007 01:41 EST
Mitt Romney: Ronald Reagan in Sacred Underwear?

Mitt Romney: Ronald Reagan in Sacred Underwear?

By John Lillpop

Bleeding-heart types looking for a "minority cause” for which to advocate in the 2008 presidential elections are torn between the candidacies of a woman, two African- Americans, a Hispanic and a former mayor of Cleveland who is more of a communist than Vladimir Putin.

Tough choices, those, and all of them Democrats.

In the interest of fairness, however, the name of Mitt Romney should be added to the shopping list of those searching for an oppressed minority to support.

As a practicing member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons), Romney is aligned with one of the most persecuted and oppressed minorities in history. Even in these enlightened times, millions of Americans say they would not vote for the charismatic ex-governor of Massachusetts under any circumstances.

And, in an amazing demonstration of religious bigotry, a New Hampshire liberal rag, the Concord Monitor, used its Sunday editorial pages to tell readers why they should not vote for Mitt Romney.

This "anti-endorsement" is unprecedented, unfair, un-American and unwise.

Editors at the Concord Monitor even went so far as to warn readers that Romney must be stopped ". . . because he lacks the core philosophical beliefs to be a trustworthy president."


That particular bit of editorial malfeasance is a thinly-veiled assault on Romney's Mormon faith, pure and simple.

Fact of the matter is that Mitt Romney is the most conservative candidate running for the White House. He is also the most experienced and qualified, a fact attested to by his service as the governor of liberal-infested Massachusetts, and by his enormously successful personal finances.

Mitt Romney knows how to work with people from diverse political backgrounds, how to overcome discrimination and adversity, and he knows how to run a large organization. No other candidate comes close to matching his qualifications for taking over the Oval Office on January 20, 2009.

Best of all, Romney is intelligent, articulate and an eternal optimist. He is a contemporary clone of Ronald Reagan, but in sacred underwear.

Unlike Reagan, Romney attends church every Sunday. This, in the Mormon faith, requires him to spend the majority of his Sunday either in church, or commuting to and from church.

Mitt Romney does not attend church just to provide television cameras and photographers with photo ops. He attends church to practice his faith, which is what church attendance is supposed to be all about.

Discipline, dedication, decisiveness, decency and devotion are attributes Mitt Romney has developed through his church. The presidency is urgently in need of these attributes.

Looking for an oppressed minority? Think Romney!