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Wed May 9, 2012, 10:29 AM May 2012

Why does Rmoney run from his name Willard [View all]

Is Willard a Mormon name?
Are there any non Mormons with that name?

Willard Richards
Willard E. Towles
J. Willard Marriott

Romney was named after J. Willard Marriott, the Mormon hotel Tycoon and founder of Marriott Hotels, now his two sons are backing Romney to the tune of 1.5 Million thus far and several congressional campaigns

How is Morman support playing in this election and how will it play in the comming months?

Some things to keep in mind...

Worldwide, there are over 13 million Mormons, nearly the same as the number of Jews.

In the United States the LDS Church is the 4th largest individual denomination with over 6 Million members nationwide.

Politically we might just think of Glenn beck or "Willard" Mitt Romney, but who knew about the Marriotts? Prominent Mormons also include the Billionaire father of Jon Hunstman, the CEO of Jet-blue, the CEO of Eastman Kodak and the CEO of Black and Decker amongst several others.

Now I want to be clear, I am not knocking the Morman religion in this thread, but I am observing that there appear to be wealth and power behind Romney originating from Morman backers that the average American might not be aware of and the media is not commenting on.
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There was a movie named Willard Andy823 May 2012 #1
I remember that malaise May 2012 #3
My first thougt too HarveyDarkey May 2012 #9
Michael Jackson sang the theme song if I remember correctly rufus dog May 2012 #12
I believe you're thinking of "Ben," which was the sequel. Buns_of_Fire May 2012 #20
The Ratpublicans must have something to do with it. Lint Head May 2012 #2
beat me to it lol RedRocco May 2012 #6
You have it right. It used to be a bigoted put down. I wear it as a Lint Head May 2012 #8
Another one... pinboy3niner May 2012 #11
You are probally just up the road then RedRocco May 2012 #17
I was born in Anderson S.C.. The two my Dad and his friends worked were Orr Mill and Gluck Mill . Lint Head May 2012 #18
'Company store' makes me think of Tennessee Ernie Ford... pinboy3niner May 2012 #19
Yeah. Working in a coal mine and textile mill have some of the same hazards. Lint Head May 2012 #21
Wouldn't you? HopeHoops May 2012 #4
Willard Scott was the first Ronald McDonald Lawlbringer May 2012 #5
You see, there once was a feller named Willard MacBane... sudopod May 2012 #7
This years GOP: Willard, Herman, Newton running in Reince's Party. Swamp Lover May 2012 #10
The name "Willard" is associated with a rat. Zoeisright May 2012 #13
I think anyone who's named Willard runs from the name jmowreader May 2012 #14
Rats make good pets. stevedeshazer May 2012 #15
Too close to Millard. bluesbassman May 2012 #16
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