“Americans do not respect believers of convenience.”
-Mitt Romney, "Faith in America" December 6, 2007
Maureen Dowd (Hat Tip: KVNU):
The problem with Mitt is not his religion; it is his overeager policy shape-shifting. He did not give a brave speech, but a pandering one. Disguised as a courageous, Kennedyesque statement of principle, the talk was really just an attempt to compete with the evolution-disdaining, religion-baiting Huckabee and get Baptists to concede that Mormons are Christians.
The world is globalizing, nuclear weapons are proliferating, the Middle East is seething, but Republicans are still arguing the Scopes trial.
Mitt was right when he said that “Americans do not respect believers of convenience.” Now if he would only admit he’s describing himself.
While the rest of Dowd's column is terrible, she nails it on the head with these statements.
From Today's Tribune Reader's Forum:
In regard to the impressive enlarged print of the Mitt Romney quote on the front page of the Dec. 7 Tribune, "Americans tire of those who would jettison their beliefs, even to gain the world."
After reading the article, and in light of Mr. Romney's apparent flip-flopping on various issues, I had the following recurring thought that seems worth sharing: Americans tire of those who would jettison their beliefs, even to gain political office.
Salt Lake City