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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Mitt for President

Okay, I don't care whether or not you believe in what President Bush is doing in the White House, but I greatly respect him for two reasons:

1. He doesn't make decisions based on what the polls say. He makes decisions on what he thinks is right and then he goes forward whether or not it is popular. I felt like Clinton couldn't do this during his ENTIRE presidency -- he had to take an opinion poll before making any decisions.

2. He seems to seek inspiration from above.

It is exactly for this these reasons that I believe Mitt Romney is the best candidate running for office right now. He is an honest man who seeks to do what is right, not what is popular.

So, when I heard that Mitt was running for president, I figured he didn't have a chance in the world. However, as I have watched the preliminaries, I have been impressed at how many people are touched by a man with a business mind who has brought much-needed change to various situations and governments (namely, the SLC Olympics and Massachuttes).

However, it was just last week that I realized something else: I should be praying for him! We are asked to put good people into office who will do what is in our best interest. Why not pray that people will see Mitt Romney as that person? So, I've repented and am praying that the nation sees what a sincere, honest business man he is.

I look forward to seeing what happens and would love to call him my president.

Now onto a lighter note, those of you who are LDS may get a kick out of the following (thanks for forwarding them, Barbara).

These are questions that I've been wondering about if Mitt becomes president:

- What Ward would he be in?

If you are his new Bishop, here are your top questions:

- Will you allow an inaugural ball to be held in the cultural hall? Do you mount security cameras on top of each basketball rim and have a secret service detail stationed on the stage?

- Can you REALLY call Mitt and Ann as the Nursery Leaders ... even if you really feel inspired?

- Who is going to home teach them? Will you call someone who needs activation but may not pass the national security screening?

- If Harry Reid and Mitt Romney are in the same High Priest group, will you need to be there to keep order?

- Exactly how will tithing settlement work? Will the Secretary of the Treasury come too?

- Will you be inviting the new Romney family to speak in Sacrament Meeting ... and if they go a little over at what point do you ask them to sit down?

- Will the Secret Service do a sweep of the build ing before each meeting? And if the Romneys always leave before Sunday School, will the Sunday School president need to interview them? If they stay, where will you hold the class?

- Can you call the Secret Service agents to help out in Primary?

- If you give Mitt a calling and the two Democrats in the Ward raise their hand AGAINST sustaining him - partly out of habit - does the Supreme Court need to be involved?

- If you can't give them a calling, and they don't attend very often (for presidential stuff) will that mean they're "inactive"? If they're not active, can you give them a Temple Recommend? And if you do, can they go? Will the Secret Service have to screen the temple too?

- If the President wants to hold Sacrament Meeting at Camp David or the White House for security reasons, is that a conflict of Church and State?

If you're assigned to be the Romney's home teacher:

- Can you just drop by, no appointment?

- Can you even call them for an appointment or do you have to go through the Chief of Staff?

- Can you bring by Christmas sweets and cookies? Will they be analyzed? And for how many people - family, secret service details?

- If you don't come can the IRS do an audit on you?

- Will they want to do a national security background check?

- Do you have to have a permanent companion who has been vetted? Can you just grab any teacher or priest to come to you? And what if that priest has been a little wayward. Do you need to search him first?

- Do you have to help him move in and out of the White House?

- If Ann Romney gets sick, are you allowed to bring in meals or at least tell the Relief Society about it?

- What can you share with the Bishop about the Romneys?

- Do you have to ask them about their year's supply?

- If you get a late night call for a blessing will reporters follow you around wanting to know what was wrong and what you said?

If Mitt Romney is assigned to be YOUR home teacher:

- Is telling the group leader you haven't been home taught a national security breech?

- If he wants to come at the end of the month, do you accept his reason "I've been out of town"?

- Will he drop by unannounced or will the media crews give him away?

In any case, MITT FOR PRESIDENT!!!


Family of 7 said...

Amen Sister! I've been on the committe in our county for Mitt and our country and state needs help. I think he is the most honest and sincere one to pick from. I was just thinking a few days ago that I would start praying for him. Our country could be in some real trouble if he doesn't win. Last saturday I helped set up a phone bank that made over 600 calls to voters here in Georgia and we are doing it again this satruday. We need Mitt to beat out "Huck" here in Georgia. Email everyone you can this great post and go to Mitt's website to sign up as a supporter. You can read Georgians for Romney blog that I have a link to...it is filled with info. You can also sign up to be a volunteer to help make calls to other states...like California. Go Team Mitt!

Dashley said...

Hil and I have been talking about this too- who should be president. i have to tell you too that I like Bush. hilarious questions.