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03.2008 A Mormon in the White House?: 10 Things Every American Should Know about Mitt Romney

A Mormon in the White House?: 10 Things Every American Should Know about Mitt Romney

By Hugh Hewitt

According to author and radio personality Hewitt, Mitt Romney—billionaire venture capitalist, consummate family man, gifted and media-savvy politician—would be unstoppable in the coming presidential race were it not for one niggling line on his resumé: he’s a Mormon.

In this unashamedly partisan volume, Hewitt attempts to refute the claim that no Mormon could get elected President (along with any other claim that might be made against Romney) while analyzing the former Massachusetts governor’s biography and burnishing his conservative and leadership credentials.

Hewitt is an agreeable, if inelegant, writer, wise enough to take detours (such as an edifying primer on Mormon history and thought) that stave off tedium. He spends far more time extolling Romney than excoriating his Republican and Democratic opponents. This is an efficient and effective exercise in political hagiography.

{ 5 comments… add one }

  • delmar March 1, 2008, 2:05 pm

    must go buy the book!!!

  • Alison Moore Smith March 3, 2008, 8:44 am

    OK, I got the book. I’ll start reading today.

  • Alison Moore Smith March 9, 2008, 9:44 pm

    davidson, where are you??? :boogie:

  • davidson March 10, 2008, 8:21 am

    Ordered the book and I’m waiting for it to come.

  • Alison Moore Smith March 10, 2008, 4:19 pm

    OK, I will be patient! :smile: I’ll see if I can post something in the meantime. You are just so GOOD at finding the best points! :bigsmile:

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