The Republican Presidential front runner Mitt Romney is doing well in the race at present. He will undoubtedly now do even better with the endorsement from Marco Rubio from Florida. I know religious affiliation should not be an issue butI would consider Mormonism to be an extreme religion to belong to. I understand that some candidates only use religion to appeal to the core mass of voters and may be of little faith themselves. However, I don’t think this is the case here. Romney is a full blown lifelong senior ranking Mormon.
Apart from the current “I am a Mormon” ad campaign to make them appear mainstream Mormons still appear to be a strange cult rather than a regular religion. Does Romney believe that native American Indian Lamanites are a lost tribe of Israel that Jesus spoke with after his resurrection? Does he recall their founder Joseph Smiths’ attempt at running for President and wants to fill his shoes? Do everyday Christians think Mormons are not real Christians?
I think some questions need to be asked just as much as they need to be answered. Is it a case that it would be politically incorrect to question him on his religious beliefs as it is not a bar to running for President? I find it a bit strange that the mainstream media does not seem to be asking any questions about his religion. They can ask questions about a candidates affairs, taxes, wealth or even if they smoked dope in college but can’t ask about extreme or weird religious beliefs?
I don’t live in the USA so maybe I am wrong in my perception but I suppose perception is what politicians are all about. If I could vote I would vote Democrat. So are there any questions being asked about Romney’s beliefs? If not, why not? I would like to read the answers. On a lighter note it would be strange to see Romney walking from Air Force One with the first and second ladies :)