In new ad, Romney

“Who shares your values?President Obama used his health-care plan to declare war on religion, forcing religious institutions to go against … Continued

“Who shares your values?President Obama used his health-care plan to declare war on religion, forcing religious institutions to go against their faith. Mitt Romney believes that’s wrong. In 1979, a son of Poland, Pope John Paul II, spoke words that would bring down an empire: “Be not afraid.’’ When religious freedom is threatened, who do you want to stand with?”

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney claims in new political ad that President Obama is waging war on religion.

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On Aug. 8, 2012, Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns in Des Moines, Iowa.

  • stanchaz

    Romney’s new attack ad prominently pictures the late Pope John Paul II, saying “Be not Afraid”. Mitt’ is obviously -and crassly- trying to garner some ” posthumous” political endorsements. Mitt probably doesn’t realize that the Pope was quoting Jesus Christ -who ALSO said: “it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle. than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God”. Mitt, since you’re our proud poster-boy for vulture-capitalist”I’m-not-concerned-about-the-very-poor”— I’d be VERY afraid…for your soul. Or what’s left of it.


    Romney’s own campaign managers have flatly stated on national TV that they would not be responding to any questions from “maninstream” media (whoever asks them tough questions). So, will Romney be open in his presidency? NO. How about him starting Bain Capital with the blood money from El Salvador rich folks who funded and directed the death squads, all in the name of ‘liberty’ and ‘capitalism’. Baloney. He has the chutzpah to come out about values!!?? seriously? This guy is sleaze incarnate.

  • HarryOrielly

    How can you challenge the values of a man who spent millions to hide his past history? He even surrendered his law license to avoid investigation- and how can you challenge to values of a man who FORGED his birth certificate? He has none- just a master con-job who continues to con America- Obama leads America into an unprecedented era of corruption-

  • cricket44

    Delusional much?

  • Nelson

    I like Obama’s values more than Romney’s. Nobody makes anyone use contraceptives. I am Catholic. Had to use contraceptives years ago to stop a potentially life threatening hemorraghic condition. Pregnancy and childbirth can be life threatening for some women so, yes, contraception is health care. Most men would agree with me if it was males that became pregnant.

  • dcofer

    No but the Law makes the catholic church go against its teachings. And all this free birth control is about is pandering for votes from women. I would think Insulin or blood pressure medication would be the first thing free but no pandering for votes is more important sorta like his flip flop on gay marriage flip–50.1% agree with it–evolve and FLOP like a tuna on the deck

  • dcofer

    stanchez he has done more for this world than you i’m sure but maybe your guy Obama will save the 5 month old babies that are being aborted becuase their idiot mother waited so long to abort. If didn’t vote on a bill for infantcide ban what a wonderful man Obama is

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