May 29, 2007

Romney's Mind


GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a member of the Mormon Church which believes a man named Joseph Smith found a NEW testament of Jesus Christ written on gold tablets and buried in Manchester, NY depicting events that took place in the United States hundreds of years ago despite no archaeological evidence ever being found to corroborate any of these stories, recently stated that his favorite book is "Battlefield Earth", written by L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology...

He then corrected himself, when pressed, and noted that "Battlefield Earth" is simply his favorite "novel".

His favorite non-fiction book is actually Cinderella.

7 comments:

Steve said...

You see, my main problem with this is how he backpedaled so quickly and said that it is just his favorite sci-fi novel, and that "Huckleberry Finn" (i.e. the safest selection possible) is actually his favorite novel.

From what I understand (I have no real desire to read it), "Battlefield Earth" is not a Scientologist tract. I'd have had more respect for him if he came out and defended his choice by saying "You know what, I have a weak spot for schlocky sci-fi novels." Nothing wrong with that. Instead the guy ran away. And the thing is, it seems to be a trend, and with things a lot more important than the literary merits of L. Ron Hubbard. Seriously, at this point isn't anyone who criticized Kerry for being a flip-flopper and now supports Romney kind of a hypocrite?

Sabai said...

i suppose flip-flopping on a literature choice seems to be a more acceptable P.R. decision than flip-flopping on whichever foreign policy or economic idea is likely to strike the pulse of the populace at that time.

But, yes, I think his flip-flop occurred because of people like me who assumed incorrectly that "Battlefield Earth" had some Scientology in it.

Steve said...

Or flip-flopping on major social issues on which he suddenly has epiphanies when he decides to run for president ...

Sabai said...

yes, well that's the story of every major republican candidate running, isn't it?

JMC said...

Except Ron Paul. No flip-flopping there, but he's scaring the others (and Fox News) enough that they try to interrupt and talk over him whenever possible (reminiscent of Rosie O'Donnell). I couldn't believe how, after the SC debate, Hannity and Colmes wouldn't let him complete a sentence.

Sabai said...

i would be pleased with either ron paul or fred thompson on the ticket.

JMC said...

I agree. As one who rarely sees any news and in general has my head in the sand (I have 4 kids, keeping up on current events sometimes falls to the wayside.), I just found out today that Fred Thompson had thrown his hat in the ring. I like him as well.