Romney's Testy 'Mormon Video' Goes Viral
Are liberals kidding themselves by relishing his 'weird' beliefs?
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2012 5:32 PM CST
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(Newser) – A video of Mitt Romney irritably defending his faith went viral this week, a sign that Democrats are likely reveling in his ill temper and Mormon beliefs during the last days of the campaign, the Washington Post reports. Romney gets irate in the 2007 video when his interviewer—Jan Mickelson of WHO-AM in Des Moines—asks why Romney's past defense of abortion rights didn't contradict Mormon values. "You’re trying to tell me that I’m not a faithful Mormon," says Romney at one point.

Quizzed about Christ's return, Romney says Mormons believe Christ "will reign from two places, that the law will come forward from one place, from Missouri and the other will be in Jerusalem." But evangelicals are supporting Romney despite his beliefs, notes the Post, especially after Billy Graham said Mormonism was not a cult. So are liberals deluded in thinking the video has any impact? "A lot of people are saying this is a last-ditch effort by people who oppose Romney to bring out the Mormon card, to bring out the weirdness," says one Mormon scholar.

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Nov 6, 2012 10:33 AM CST
Jesus is going to pop out of the ground like toast out of a toaster, this cracks me up.
Nov 5, 2012 8:31 PM CST
WHO is Jan Mickelson? A nobody. A weak attempt to discredit Romney.
Nov 5, 2012 7:08 PM CST
I know just the spot in Missouri Mitt's talking about. It's in Independence, MO., about 6 blocks from the Jackson County courthouse. It's called the Temple Lot. It's called that because it's just that, an empty lot. The Mormons believe that when Christ makes his second coming, this is the place that he will first appear. The only way anyone would know that this piece of ground is revered by people of the Mormon faith is a small plaque erected by the edge of it saying so. Romney is justly entitled to his religious beliefs, just like me or anyone else are justly entitled to disagree with them. Religion and politics are strange bedfellows as someone once said. I couldn't care less about Romney's religious beliefs, or Obama's for that matter. What matters to me is the direction that Mr. Romney wants to take this country in. His policies are what makes me disagree with him.