Tag: Romney Speech Response

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    His speech on religion was one of the defining moments of the 2008 presidential campaign. Revisit analysis of what Republican president candidate Mitt Romney has had to say about his Mormon faith and religion in America. More

    January 19, 2012 | Comments

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    University of Oklahoma political science professor Allen Hertzke compares Mitt Romney’s speech about his Mormon faith to John F. Kennedy’s speech on his Catholic faith nearly half a century ago. More

    December 7, 2007 | Comments

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    While Romney’s speech may go over well with the average American voter, says professor David Davenport, he may have a harder time swaying evangelical conservatives. More

    December 6, 2007 | Comments

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    Mitt Romney gave a powerful speech in which he forcefully defended religious liberty and related his own firm commitment to it. He insisted that no authorities of his church would exert influence on his decisions as president. … More

    December 6, 2007 | Comments

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    “If conservatives were worried about his Mormonism, I think Romney has laid his cards on the table and said to them: ‘Look, don’t worry.’” says Calvin College professor James K.A. Smith. More

    December 6, 2007 | Comments

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    “As one who believes that Jesus Christ is Lord of my life and of the whole world, I cannot accept that election to the highest office in the land somehow creates a religious transition in which one’s faith commitments get trumped by the demands of the office. Surely it cannot be as simple as that,” says professor David P. Gushee. More

    December 6, 2007 | Comments

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    “Mitt Romney’s speech today focused ostensibly on religious liberty and tolerance, with the direct implication that his Mormon faith should not be an issue for voters. But it is not clear that the political goal for the speech — to woo evangelical Republicans in early primary states — was achieved.” More

    December 6, 2007 | Comments

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    Whatever one thinks of his politics, one has to admit that Governor Romney’s Texas speech on “Faith in America,” like Senator Kennedy’s remarks to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association in September 1960, was expertly written and beautifully … More

    December 6, 2007 | Comments

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    A half century ago, Senator Everett Dirksen of Illinois said “the first task of every politician is to get right with Lincoln.” If he were speaking today, he might say the first task of every politician is to … More

    December 6, 2007 | Comments

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    In 1960 John F. Kennedy gave two major speeches on what he described as the “so-called religious issue” in the presidential campaign. The second, presented to the greater Houston Baptist Ministerial Association in September, after he received … More

    December 6, 2007 | Comments

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