Friday, December 07, 2007

The Speech on Religion that nobody will give!

Homer explains that his practical Plan B for personal salvation, a version of Pascal’s wager, is to “pray like hell when I’m on my deathbed.”

It's the speech that nobody will give, but everybody believes in


Ron Paul comments on Romney Speech

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIAIn light of Governor Romney’s anticipated “religion speech,” fellow Republican candidate Ron Paul issued the following statement:

“We live in times of great uncertainty when men of faith must stand up for American values and traditions before they are washed away in a sea of fear and relativism. I have never been one who is particularly comfortable talking about my faith in the political arena, and I find the pandering that typically occurs in the election season to be distasteful.

“Our nation was founded to be a place where religion is freely practiced and differences are tolerated and respected. I come to my faith through Jesus Christ and have accepted him as my personal savior. At the same time, I have worked tirelessly to defend and restore individual rights and religious freedom for all Americans.

“The recent attacks and insinuations, both direct and subtle, that Gov. Romney may be less fit to serve as president of our United States because of his faith fly in the face of everything America stands for. Gov. Romney should be judged fairly, on his record and his character, not on the church he attends.”

Mitt's Hour of Power

On Romney's Speech

Posted: 07 Dec 2007 12:39 AM CST

There are two ways to evaluate Romney's speech. The first is as a matter of political theory: is the logic of the speech sound? The second is as a matter of public opinion: will its logic have any...

One Nation Under Mitt

Posted: 07 Dec 2007 12:35 AM CST

WASHINGTON -- Voters may not know any more about Mormonism than they did before Mitt Romney's faith speech on Thursday, but they surely know more about what it means to be an American. Romney's...

Mitt's Hour of Power

Posted: 07 Dec 2007 12:34 AM CST

If Mitt Romney wins the Republican nomination, it will be due in large measure to his splendid and moving defense of his faith and beliefs delivered today at the George Bush Presidential Library....

Lessons for the Front-Runner

Lessons for the Front-Runner

Posted: 07 Dec 2007 12:30 AM CST

WASHINGTON -- One assumes that Hillary Clinton and her inner circle are rethinking their new strategy of singling out Barack Obama and attacking him on issues of experience, ambition and character....

Rhetoric Of Religion Felt Increasingly In Political Sphere

Posted: 07 Dec 2007 12:25 AM CST

Here was Mitt Romney's problem, one of the toughest in American politics: He had spent most of his campaign for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination in search of the faith vote while fleeing...

The New Iraq

Posted: 07 Dec 2007 12:20 AM CST

ISKANDARIYAH, Iraq -- Those who believe that the campaign in Iraq is a lost cause better not tell that to the soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division; they think they're winning. That's not just their...

Another Game Of Political Chicken

Posted: 07 Dec 2007 12:20 AM CST

Republicans and Democrats are at it again. It's another game of chicken as the end of the year approaches. Who'll back down first? Will Democrats, desperate to pass legislation, give ground on key...


Posted: 07 Dec 2007 12:17 AM CST

According to a declassified, and indeed ambitiously publicized report -- launched by Stephen Hadley, the national security adviser, from a White House press conference, Monday -- the U.S. now thinks...

Media Can Stop Killers From Having Notoriety

Media Can Stop Killers From Having Notoriety

Posted: 07 Dec 2007 12:10 AM CST

I still remember where I was when I heard that the student who committed the Virginia Tech massacre had released a press packet including a video, a manifesto and photos of himself holding various...

We've Gone Too Far With Focus on Religion

Posted: 06 Dec 2007 05:30 PM CST

Oh, just shut up about Mitt Romney's faith. He doesn't have to explain it to anyone. This isn't just directed at separation-of-church-and-state radicals who take offense that a president might be a...

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