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February 23, 2007

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Audra Alexander

While I am interested to hear of Mitt Romney's likability, it recalls to my mind the likability of our current Commander-in-Chief who has betrayed the conservative Christian in favor of the pursuit of the mythical beast called bi-partisanship. I would be more interested in candidate Romney's voting record than his ephemeral campaign promises.

As for his being a Mormon, I put forth a quote made by the first Supreme Court Chief Justice, John Jay who was also one of the authors of the Federalist Papers. He said, "Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest, of a Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers." For a more in depth analysis of this position, I would recommend the excellent book, America's Providential History, by Mark Beliles and Stephen K. McDowell in which they assert that, "The qualifications of a candidate should not be issue-oriented as much as character oriented. They should be able and experienced men of course...Beyond that, Scripture says that they should be men who "fear God," that is they should be Christians with a Biblical worldview-- men who reason from absolute truth, not human wisdom." This seems to me to be similar to the faith and works correlation.

The man of Christian character does good works because of his faith, therefor he is the only wise choice of the discerning Christian. As stated by John Adams in 1798, "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other." Any compromise concerning Christian character we make in electing our governing officials undermines the foundation of this great nation and any perceived victory tainted by such a compromise is ultimately a severe loss. Consider the spiritual bankruptcy caused by the creeping humanism that has chipped away at our national morality chiseled by the hands of compromise and apathy.

Charles Nestor II

Audra, Nice Comment. I agree and am a big fan of David Barton and his historical research on the Founders. We definately have our job cut out for us as Christians to navigate all of the campaign promises and size up the character of so many candidates.

It's to bad that so many Christians are divided politically. If Christians voted with what you wrote in mind, we would have a really different country.

chris g

ive been saying for a long time that mit romney WILL be the gop candidate because of his experience as a governor. senators are not electable. thats very cool that you were able to meet with the guy. what were your vibes? when ever ive been around politicians there is usually a weird vibe, you know, that fake smile, im here to impress you vibe. did you sense his sincerity? is he commanding? id been interested in hearing.

Charles Nestor II

I honestly felt that he was real genuine. Romney isn't your everyday politician, because in a certain way he isn't one. He was governor of Mass. for one term, and got into that at the encouragement from his family. He definately isn't in it for a career. He is worth some 750 million. To me he came off genuine. And I've been around people who aren't genuine or don't come off genuine. I guess his problems with conservatives will be is he really pro-life now. I asked him one on one what kinds of Judges he would nominate. He definatlely is a strict constructionist. He definately is a problem solver and a businessman. He definately wants to come across as the outsider to Washington.

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