Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:20 AM
HarveyDarkey (9,077 posts)
After Romney's Loss, Mormons Lament What Might Have Been
by Howard Berkes
November 07, 2012 4:22 PM
Poor Chris Stewart. The former Air Force pilot had just won a landslide victory in his first bid for Congress in Utah, but the crowd of Republicans listening to his acceptance speech at a Salt Lake City hotel kept pointing to the massive television screen behind him.
"Do you want me to stop?" Stewart asked. "You would rather listen to Gov. Romney than to me, wouldn't you?"
Some in the crowd shouted "Yes!" and the sound of Romney's concession speech filled the room.
Given Utah's Mormon majority, and its dominance of the Republican Party and most elected positions in the state, it's safe to say the crowd was predominately Mormon. There was complete silence for the first time all night as Romney spoke. Some in the crowd choked back tears.
Utah gave Romney his biggest election victory Tuesday night with 73 percent of the vote.
"This is not about religion," said Lara Marriott, a health and fitness saleswoman who attended Romney's Mormon congregation in Massachusetts when he was the top local leader.
"This is about our country," Marriott added.
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After Romney's Loss, Mormons Lament What Might Have Been (Original post)
|Angry Dragon||Nov 2012||#2|
|get the red out||Nov 2012||#4|
|R. Daneel Olivaw||Nov 2012||#6|
|Angry Dragon||Nov 2012||#7|
|Nye Bevan||Nov 2012||#5|
Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #2)
Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:40 AM
R. Daneel Olivaw (11,349 posts)
6. And the world is supposed to be more afraid of Islam?
We have our own version, whiter than a KKKlan sheet on wash day, in Utah and in parts of other crazy states across the USA.
Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #6)
Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:04 PM
Angry Dragon (25,782 posts)
7. Perhaps we just need to be afraid of every religion that preaches intolerance
or parts of those religions