on a literal odyssey
No matter what happens on Tuesday, I’m proud of Mitt Romney.
The Obama Campaign has done an effective job at painting Governor Romney as “a liar” and “a flip-flopper.” But I’ve never been able to see Mitt Romney as a flip-flopper, for one simple reason:
Despite countless opportunities and overwhelming political advantage, Mitt Romney has never denied his Mormon faith.
Denouncing his Mormon faith years ago would have dramatically increased his popularity in the primaries. When facing the far left or the far right, it’s politically advantageous to not be a Mormon.
Look, situations and circumstances change. Laws change. Understandings change. Views change. Personal politics change. Politics are always, always, always in a constant state of flux. For example, being a Democrat 50 years ago was completely different than being a Democrat today (Democrats started the Vietnam War).
So despite the fact that Romney has changed his views on multiple issues (which is not an uncommon thing–in politicians and in ourselves) he has never wavered in his faith. Because while politics/worldly conditions change, principles of faith are eternal. And what good is it for a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? (Mark 8:36)
So no matter what happens today, I’m proud of Romney for staying true to his faith.