While I try to avoid political topics most of the time on this blog, enough people have asked about Mitt Romney that I feel a need to finally chime in.
It’s hard to discuss Mitt Romney without considering the “R” word. Now in bringing up his religion as an issue, let me first state that I have nothing against his being Mormon. I really respect Mormons, for the most part, and some of my best friends are Mormon. In fact, I’m Mormon. But can we afford to have the security of this nation and even the world resting in the hands of a man who might have to disappear two or three nights a month to do his home teaching?? And what about all the other callings that some unelected bishop in Washington decides to give him? Unless that bishop is, say, Harry Reid, we would have to face all sorts of security issues. So we may need to start using appointed or elected bishops instead of the Church’s current archaic system. Maybe even the People’s Official President Elect could be in charge of the appointments to make sure that things go smoothly.
My big worry, of course, is that Brother Romney would be asked to serve as Young Men’s President, and then we’d have kids playing basketball in the halls of the White House or rappelling from the sides of the Capitol building, giving Homeland Security all sorts of head aches. Is the nation ready for this? Is the world?
OK, on a serious note, I have to say I was impressed with his speaking style when I listened to a luncheon speach he gave a couple weeks ago. Very polished and agreeable. I don’t think America could go for an LDS President, though, even if the country were more conservative, but I wish him lots of luck and hope he’ll be the candidate with the fewest scandals. May we all have fewer scandals in our lives!