Following in the steps of John Kennedy, Mitt Romney tried to assuage the alleged “fears” of evangelical Christians over his religion. Romney Pledges to Serve No One Religion. While listening to the pundits discuss this speech last evening I began to wonder if I was the only one who feels as I do.
They talked about the evangelicals who have a problem with Romney because he is Mormon. These folks are apparently many and vocal. They also talked about those who they described as “pragmatic.” They might not like a Mormon, but they would vote for anyone who can beat Hillary.
As I listened, I waited for them to describe a third group. Those of us who don’t fit into either of these two convenient divisions. My problem is not with Romney’s religion. Neither am I overlooking my disagreement with him (or any other candidate) because I hate Hillary.
Personally, I neither totally like nor dislike any candidate. On the Republican side, the only one I probably would not vote for is Guiliani. My first preference would be Huckabee, but I could vote for most of the Republican candidates in a general election. They all have their weaknesses and strengths but overall they represent my opinions, positions, and beliefs the most clearly.
My opinion was never described. I dislike the fact that the impression was given of only two evangelical positions. I could care less what religion Romney is, AND I will not sacrifice principle just to beat Hillary. I may be the only one who feels this way, but I don’t think I am.