Questions about media double standard & Romney's faith
Michael Reagan weighs in
- Duration 5:37
- Date Apr 11, 2012
Michael Reagan weighs in
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-- campaign trail now where we have seen a growing number of media outlets.
Suddenly asking about the quote troubling and cult like aspects.
Of Mitt Romney's Mormon religion.
It's just a stance sampling from just the last few days.
Mitt Romney is a Mormon we have not had a Mormon president I was intrigued by -- polling again from the pew organization that -- The overwhelming number of non -- -- -- plurality of non mormons.
A Mormon is -- as a cult.
Whereas ninety plus something of mormons describe it is a Christian religion.
Well almost certainly be the Republican nominee and if that happens which it looks like it well.
They'll be the first member of the church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints to be the nominee a lot of evangelicals.
Have been talking about whether or not mormons are Christians.
Are mormons Christians.
You're a minutes this is bound to come up in the campaign.
Do you think Catholics.
Would have a problem with the Mormon president because that no other rock is a -- And -- -- now joining me now Mike Reagan chairman of Reagan group and a political consultant Michael thank you for being here so.
It what's wrong with asking the question because it is on the minds of some voters according to the polls that was.
I think the latest ploy ABC news Washington Post conducted in April showed that.
13% thought that Mitt Romney's Mormon -- was a quote major reason to oppose him so what's wrong with the media.
Asking whether that will be a factor in his race to become the president.
It truly as she watched -- mainstream media here you know they question.
Conservative women not liberal women that question conservative blacks not liberal blacks.
Think question conservative mormons but god forbid they would question Harry Reid the number one Mormon in Washington DC as a leader in the senate to the United States America what truly unconscionable is the fact.
That Harry Reid a member of the Mormon religion.
In fact doesn't stand up for his own religion and stand up for Mitt Romney who's being put -- this grinder by the mainstream media.
It you know that there is a difference -- some of what we're hearing those words -- those were not legitimate news people asking the question.
And you can argue as you have you know that that the question wouldn't be asked if this were a Democrat who isn't a Mormon.
But there are -- -- out there are really going after mormonism.
One poster -- nameless now on another network.
Said the following he talked about.
Romney's religion which he says only 182 years old he says Mormon as it was created by a guy in upstate New York -- 1830 when he got caught having sex with a made.
And explain to his wife.
That god told -- to do it 48 wives later just dismiss lifestyle is completely -- -- in the religion he invented to go with that.
Which Mitt Romney says he believes.
This is the kind of stuff.
That gets people upset.
Doubt but that same person I know Jack you're talking about said nothing about -- rate.
Who's been there -- -- the United States forever and ever and religion should not play a part in all of this field goal throughout their saint.
Gosh who can we get Ronald Reagan back let's be more like Reagan Reagan would not make religion.
-- part of the discussion.
Running for president of United States Americans give -- example there was a time when my father was present a very well known pastor was asked to come to the White House.
To visit what my father and talking in the firing.
Donald Regan when all that was going not and it can the White House had dinner with my father.
My father you would to a private room when he discussed the fact that -- other people want Donald Regan fired didn't he needs to ask for Donald Reagan's resignation.
My father looked at this pastor had said to the pastor I'll make you deal here's the deal.
You don't tell me how to run the presidency and I won't tell you what to -- from -- Paul put on Sunday mornings.
There is that separation and there needs to be that and it is wrong to bring.
You leave the religious beliefs of in fact Mitt Romney or anybody in the question during a campaign -- presidency under the.
It and you know -- my pastor this happened to JFK when he was the first Catholic the -- had a real shot at becoming president of course did.
And he was forced to give a speech a major speech on his catholicism and how it would not influence him if he were to become the president.
Is that going to be necessary for Mitt Romney should he consider doing something like that.
Mitt Romney did that you might remember 2008 he gave that speech in 2008.
And the history a bit Romney as governor of Massachusetts.
Never let his religion.
You know in fact telling what to do.
When he was governor of Massachusetts he -- his religion tell on how to run the Olympics back -- he made it a profitable venture.
Back -- in what in the 1990s.
The fact of the matter is he's never shown his religion to drive -- would making political decisions so that's the history of Mitt Romney.
And to bring it up really taking our eye off the ball the real issues in this economy in this country we live in today and that is the economy.
That's what this election needs to be about.
And the left does not -- -- talk about the economy they -- talk about the jobless rate they don't wanna talk about what's going on in America right now they'd rather talk about his religious belief.
And have you look somewhere else while they -- play David Copperfield and try to hide the ball.
Actually Michael thank you.
Thank Michael Reagan everybody thank you.