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Thursday, December 6, 2007

Mitt Romney's "Faith In America" Address

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Mitt Romney delivers Faith In America Address
Mitt Romney For President News:
Excerpts Of Governor Romney's "Faith In America" Address — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — CONTACT: Romney Press Shop (857) 288-6390 — College Station, TX - Speaking at The George Bush Presidential Library, Governor Romney will address the American people about his views on religious liberty …
discussion:

Real Clear Politics: transcript of "Faith in America"

National Review:
Highlights and Lowlights of Romney's Speech
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Best line of Romney's Speech: "Some believe that such a confession of my faith will sink my candidacy. If they are right, so be it. But I think they underestimate the American people. Americans do not respect believers of convenience."

This is what he needed; a bit of "here I am, take me or leave me. I won't change; there are worse fates than losing a presidential race." [...]
related:
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Did Romney Score With The Speech? — People sometimes underestimate Mitt Romney's persuasive speaking style and genuine warmth on the dais, and that made some difference today with his speech, "Faith in America". Before its delivery, it appeared to hold no promise for Romney's standing with voters …
Michael Luo / New York Times:
Crucial Test for Romney in Speech on His Religion — Mitt Romney's planned speech today at the George Bush Presidential Library in Texas to confront suspicions about his Mormon faith is being viewed as the biggest moment of his presidential campaign. — With surveys showing …
Robert Novak / Real Clear Politics:
Romney's Risky Venture — WASHINGTON — Two weeks ago it was settled policy within Mitt Romney's campaign that his speech dealing with his Mormon faith would be delivered much later — if at all — and only after primary election victories. Romney suddenly overruled his advisers to undertake …
discussion: Weekly Standard, MSNBC, Redstate and National Review

Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
The Speech: Excerpts — Mitt and Ann Romney are visiting with former President George H.W. Bush and wife Barbara right now in the apartment Bush keeps here in College Station. After a prayer with friends and family, Romney will give a speech that will draw more attention than any he's ever given in his life.

Glen Johnson / Associated Press:

Romney: No religious test for president Discussion: AMERICAblog and PoliBlog (TM)
Kristi Keck / CNN:
Romney takes leap of faith with religion speech
Jon Meacham / Newsweek:
What Romney Should Say — The candidate would do well to recall …
discussion: Betsy's Page
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
Bishop Romney — A Mormon reader writes: … (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty.)
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Romney: 'Freedom requires religion'
Patrick Ruffini:
Romney's Faith Speech on UStream.tv

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