Thursday, February 03, 2005

A Snowball's Chance...

I hate to tell you guys this, but none of you except Rich has even the slightest shot at becoming president. Just ask Mitt Romney as he's gearing up for his 2008 bid.


At 2/03/2005 06:29:00 PM,

It was good to read the Hatch quote about not taking any crap for his religion.

Let me unrelatedly spew all I know about the man (besides the super-obvious):

1. When I was about 13 I saw his hardback autobio "Square Peg" in a discount bookstore for a *very* discount price.

2. He came to BYU Law to speak for a conservative law society (The Federalist Society). I attended, and he talked mostly about his good friend, U2's Bono, and secondarily about filibuster of Federal Judicial Nominees.

3. A lot of Utahns and a lot of Latter-day Saints don't like him, but like having fellow-Mormons in good positions.

Romney, according to my impression, isn't as socially stiff as Hatch, which should be good for him. Anyone have an opinion on this Mitt character? Mitt, if you are out there, do you have an opinion about yourself? 

Posted by Jason

At 2/09/2005 11:55:00 PM,

Hatch's failed bid for the Presidency can hardly be attributed to his religious affiliation. His is a boring speaker, socially awkward, and a megalomaniac.

My wife and I went to hear him speak about the Democratic filibuster of judicial nominees at Columbia's law school. The event was sponsored by The Federalist Society (which, as Hatch pointed out numerous times, was founded by his son - the Columbia chapter that is). The text was no doubt the same as what Jason heard - except for his "best friend" was Ted Kennedy, NOT Bono. Unfortunately, the first half of his one-hour speech was literally spent pitching his new book (during which about 20 people left the auditorium).

One of my mission companions married Ernest Istook's daughter (LDS Rep. from Oklahoma). I remember receiving copies of numerous pamphlets that were published criticizing Istook's religious affiliation.

In the end, I think that an opposition campaign won't survive that is based solely on the man's religion. Mormonism has its baggage, but I think Harry Reid's presence, as well as Hatch, Bennett, Smith, etc. in the Senate will bode well for Mitt's 2008 campaign. 

Posted by Doug Spencer

At 5/23/2005 10:40:00 AM,

it stinks 

Posted by pat




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