…that doesn’t speak well of his faith or heritage or background. Just saying.
“I’m convinced that my background, and my heritage and my faith have made me the person I am to a great degree. The Judeo-Christian ethics that I was brought up with, the sense of obligation to one’s fellow man, and an absolute conviction that we are all sons and daughters of the same God and therefore, in a human family, is one of the reasons I’m doing what I’m doing. I’m sure a number of members of my faith are proud of the fact that someone of my faith – our faith – is able to run for president.” — Mitt Romney: ‘My heritage and my faith have made me the person I am’
WILLARD ROMNEY: MAN OF GOD!
Weirdly, the “Judeo-Christian ethics” with which Romney claims to have been brought up has 10 Commandments, and bearing false witness is NUMBER NINE. Let’s just say that suggesting your political opponent is going to take God off the nation’s currency, just to make that opponent look bad to your supporters, would be a transgression of Judeo-Christian ethics, hypocrite.
And what kind of “faith” makes you attack someone else’s for political points? Is Romney’s Mormonism, his heritage and family’s history in Mexico, still going to be off-limits if he keeps taking digs at the President’s birthplace and religious faith to make the extremist nutjobs froth and shriek with approval (and votes)?
When can we ask how big of a role The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints would play in a Romney presidency? After all, we’ve already learned that the LDS Church profited handsomely in charitable contributions when Romney oversaw Bain Capital. For example:
As part of just one Bain transaction in 2008, involving its investment in Burger King Holdings, filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission reveal thatan unnamed Bain partner donated 65,326 shares of Burger King stock to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, holdings then worth nearly $1.9 million. And there were numerous others, giving the church a stake in other Bain properties, such as Domino’s Pizza, the electronics manufacturerDDi, the phosphates company Innophos Holdings, and Marquee Holdings, the parent to AMC Theaters.
[...] In a 2008 stock sale involving Innophos Holdings, the church’s 50,301 shares were worth nearly $1.4 million. SEC filings for Marquee Holdings note that “certain members and other employees of Bain and its affiliates may make a contribution of shares to one or more charities prior to this offering, including … The Corporation of the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”
This isn’t 1930 and the intention of “off-limits” isn’t just for the white guy’s comfort and convenience.