Nowhere has Mitt Romney’s pursuit of the presidency been more warmly welcomed or closely followed than here in Utah. The Republican nominee’s political and religious pedigrees, his adeptly bipartisan governorship of a Democratic state, and his head for business and the bottom line all inspire admiration and hope in our largely Mormon, Republican, business-friendly state.Read the entire editorial, which makes the case for the newspaper's endorsement of Barack Obama quite well. The following words from the endorsement are spot on.
Sadly, it is not the only Romney, as his campaign for the White House has made abundantly clear, first in his servile courtship of the tea party in order to win the nomination, and now as the party’s shape-shifting nominee. From his embrace of the party’s radical right wing, to subsequent portrayals of himself as a moderate champion of the middle class, Romney has raised the most frequently asked question of the campaign: "Who is this guy, really, and what in the world does he truly believe?"
Politicians routinely tailor their words to suit an audience. Romney, though, is shameless, lavishing vastly diverse audiences with words, any words, they would trade their votes to hear.Shameless. Exactly. Romney and his entire campaign team have been shameless in saying anything, anything at all that would garner votes with no apparent regard for truth. The Tribune's endorsement is a big deal...at least I believe it is.
I'd wager a good many Mormons are embarrassed by Romney's campaign.
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