Originally Posted by Bronco Boy
I would generally agree with you, but the fact that Romney's Mormonism is so important to him makes me worry. I think he would probably legalize polygamy if he got the chance.
People thought the same about Kennedy, too. They thought the Pope would, in effect, preside over the US.
There are checks and balances for most of these sorts of things. Every once in awhile, some crazy conservative idea (like personhood) makes its appearance, only to be beaten back down by the rest of the sane populace.
If they can't pass a personhood amendment in Alabama
of all places, I'm fairly confident the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints wouldn't be able to do anything to affect the way we as a nation operate.
Again, this is another reason why we should leave religion the **** out of government. We should be telling our candidates we don't want to hear about their religious views, because we don't care, and frankly neither do they. It's a cheap card to play. All politicians are liars, to some extent. There is no distinction in the Bible between a lie told with good intentions and a lie told with bad intentions. Lies are lies, and if there is an afterlife, there's likely a special circle in Hell for politicians.
It's right next to the one for Raiders fans.