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Mitt Romney - Republican Debate - My Thoughts

Mitt Romney highlights from last night's Republican Debate on MSNBC. The questions were amazing, his answers even better.

The moderators were screaming liberals with no true understanding of the situations this nation faces at this time.

Fred Thompson dropped out of the race. I wish Ron Paul would too. He's such a joke. Yes, sometimes he makes sense, but when he doesn't, he talks like there's a screw loose in his head. How can anyone truly believe that if we don't fight the terrorists they'll leave us alone? Has he not lived in the same America I have lived in for the last 44 years? How about the Americans taken hostage in Iran during Jimmy Carter's administration. How about the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon? How about the attack on the U.S.S. Cole? How about 9/11 -- yeah, ignoring them has been a screaming success. Not.

Even more, 44% of Americans would not vote a Mormon into office? Are you kidding me? The founding fathers, as Mitt Romney stated, specifically stated there shall be no religious test for those seeking public office. Have the 44% of Americans who wouldn't vote for someone based on their religion eschewed the Constitution of the United States? Have they become bigoted, racist, obnoxious, no good . . . "hello, I'm looking at Communism" losers? Have they spit in the faces of all the men and women, who over more than two centuries, have fought and died to preserve this great nation and freedom for all, even religious freedom? Have they truly decided to make the mistakes of earlier generations and judge what they do not know?

I am shocked, although I should not be, about the ignorance which prevails in the nation about Mormons (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.) We are Christians. But other Christians have decided they get to decide who is Christian and who is not? Are they not aware they are not in high school anymore and it isn't a popularity contest? The First Amendment in the Bill of Rights states this:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Even moreso, let us take a look at the Declaration of Independence:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--


We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
Where is the honor in this behavior? And these men who fought with everything in them to provide a free land, a republic by which this nation may be governed, and all this was done in vain because 44% of Americans don't want to vote for a man based on his religion.

I am ashamed of these so-called Americans who spit in the face of all patriots. I invite all of you to beg forgiveness of those you have mocked. Beg forgiveness of those whom you have denied freedoms to. Beg forgiveness for denying other Americans what we are guaranteed: the right to worship as we may.

We believe in the Jesus Christ of the New Testament. Not just the one who was born in Bethlehem. Not just the one who taught in synagogues across the land. Not just the one who performed miracles and raised people from the dead. Not just the one who paid for our sins and all our earthly sorrows in the Garden of Gethsemane. Not just the one who was cruelly and viciously crucified on Golgotha. We don't stop there. But we also believe in the Jesus Christ who was resurrected on the third day, His physical body perfected and glorified as testified by Mary Magdalene, the twelve apostles and others who saw Him walk the streets for 40 days following His resurrection. We believe in that Jesus Christ, who ascended to heaven, fully witnessed by the twelve apostles and the two angels who asked them why they marveled. That is the Jesus Christ we believe in. We believe Jesus Christ is our Lord and Redeemer, even our Savior, the Son of God and through Him, and only through Him may mankind be redeemed? How does that make us any less Christian?

Here's a live vote going at the 2008 Election site of, the question posed was this:

Which of these candidates do you believe won Thursday night's Republican presidential debate?
  1. Rudy Giuliani - 5%
  2. Mike Huckabee - 9%
  3. John McCain - 16%
  4. Ron Paul - 11%
  5. Mitt Romney - 37%
  6. None of them won - 3%
  7. I didn't watch - 17%
  8. I'm not sure - 3%
These numbers were pulled at 8:30 a.m. (MST) on January 25th, 2008. As they stand now, I agree 100%. Mitt Romney knocked it out of the park, one more time, last night.

Numerous articles on the debate can be found here.

Delegate Count to Date, as of 25 January, 2008:

Total Democrat delegates: 4323 // Total delegates needed to win: 2162

Delegates won by each candidate: Clinton: 36; Edwards: 18; Obama: 38;

Total Republican delegates: 2380* // Total delegates needed to win: 1191*
*GOP delegate totals are preliminary.

Delegates won by each candidate: Giuliani: 1; McCain: 38; Romney: 66; Huckabee: 26; Paul: 6;

Political Quote: "What I have to do is make sure that my anger with a guy like Romney, whose teeth I want to knock out, doesn't get in the way of my thought process." — Ed Rollins, campaign chairman for Mike Huckabee

Wow, that shows some class - glad Huckabee is losing numbers in every state as the election process proceeds. If that's his campaign manager's thoughts, articulated for the world to see, one more black mark against Huckabee for continual proof of poor judgment.
Mitt Romney - Republican Debate - My Thoughts Mitt Romney - Republican Debate - My Thoughts Reviewed by Candace Salima on Friday, January 25, 2008 Rating: 5