Others as rich as Mitt Romney have wanted
to be president. Examples include Ross Perot in 1992 and 1996, and Steve Forbes in 1996 and 2000. They wanted to be
president to return America to the principles and values they espoused for our country.
To try to become president, Mitt Romney, on the other hand, has changed his
claimed values and principles 180 degrees, from
very liberal (see
Romney Platform) until just a few years ago to
To the others, becoming president was the means to return America to the
principles and values they cherished. To Mitt Romney, principles and values
are the expendable means to becoming president, which leads to the question: why then
does Mitt Romney want to be
A proximate answer may relate to his father, George Romney, who ran for
in 1968 and lost the GOP nomination to Richard Nixon; Mitt Romney may want to
win what his father couldn't.
But the ultimate reason is rooted in the long-held presidential ambitions of
Mitt and George Romney's
Mormon Cult, whose founder
Joseph Smith espoused our
government being run according to Mormon beliefs and ran for president
himself in 1844.
Ever since Joseph Smith was killed during his 1844 campaign and the Mormons
were identified as a cult and pushed out to Utah, generations of Mormons have been
trying to vindicate their founder and bring his presidential dream to reality.
As a result, there have been a disproportionate number of Mormon congressmen, senators and
governors over the years. Even today, while Mormons make up only 2% of our population, 6% of
current US senators, including Harry Reid, the majority leader, are Mormons,
and two (Mitt Romney and
Jon Huntsman) of the original eight (25%)
major 2012 GOP
presidential candidates are Mormons.
Mitt Romney, who is a
Presiding High Priest (see
Mitt Romney Religion) in
Mormonism, has been willing to
publicly throw his liberal values and principles to the wind because he is tantalizingly close to
realizing the long-held dream of Mormonism, which is a Satanic cult (see