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Herold: Mitt The Modern Mormon

Why can't Mitt Romney (pictured) connect with voters, let alone inspire them? Some observers blame his problem on Mormon theology, others on his wealth and how he got it. Quite obviously, Romney’s church departs fundamentally from mainstream Christianity — both in regards to narrative and theology. For example, Mormons believe that Jesus Christ literally came to America following the resurrection (Book of Mormon, 3 Nephi, 11). As for his wealth, most aren’t so concerned about how much he has; rather, it’s about how he got it, and even more so, his obliviousness to the lives of those who have less. Doing right by doing well: Mitt Romney’s idea of virtuous living. Still, I suggest there’s something more to the story. Mitt Romney is in and of what some Mormon historians refer to as the “Modern Era”/Robert Herold, Inlander. More here.

Question: Why does or doesn't Mitt Romney inspire you?

Herold: Avarice-sta PR Spins Away

Explanation Uno (from Avista PR people), and this was a real beaut: After telling us that they “feel our pain,” they go on to explain that it is very important that the company keep those dividends coming in, because — and here’s the really good part — many of their shareholders are elderly people who depend on those dividends. Wow! I must admit, I’d never heard the “elderly shareholder” dodge before. I don’t want to play the party pooper, but I just have to ask: What about all those elderly people who aren’t shareholders, but who also need gas and electricity? What about them?/Robert Herold, Inlander. More here

Question: What should be done to stop the Avista from grabbing more of our hard-earned dollars?

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