Saturday, May 07, 2005

SLC Olympics Golden Boy in '08'?

Robert Novak reports that the LDS governor of Massachusettes, Mitt Romney, held a secret meeting with prominent republican politicians where he revealed that he might not run for reelection in 2006 in order to run for the presidency in 2008.

I don't know much about Mitt, other than the fact that he is respected and liked by alot of republicans and democrats.

I think the make-up of the republican party presents an interesting dynamic when analyzing whether a Mormon can actually become president. Everyone is aware of the repub's strong christian/evangelical base in the south, and I wonder how they would feel about Romney. I only ask because, based off my personal experiences alone, evangelical christians seem to be one of the religious groups most vocal about their disagreement with Mormonism. I'm curious as to how this would affect the nomination. One things for sure, it will definitely put Mormonism under intense scrutiny.

Assuming he can win the republican ticket, it remains to be seen how he will fare against Hillary. One things for sure, he probably has more sex appeal given his racy ads and magazine appearances.

Of course, if Mitt doesn't make it, there still Leavitt as the HHS head, and Harry Reid as Senate minority leader. For your pleasure, here's a list of some of the current LDS politicians.


At 3:58 PM, Blogger Bear said...

So what would happen when a mormon President went to the temple? Do the Secret Service guys have to convert? :)


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