Saturday, March 31, 2007

"Ask Mitt Anything"

On Tuesday April 3rd, Mitt Romney will host the first "Ask Mitt Anything" forum. The campaign is touting the events has "an opportunity for local residents to ask the Governor questions in a town hall setting about his policies, ideas and vision for meeting a new generation of challenges." The event is free and open to the public. Here are the details:

5:00 p.m.
Governor Romney Hosts "Ask Mitt Anything" – Derry Community Forum
Opera House, Adams Memorial Building
29 West Broadway
Derry , NH


Anonymous said...

Undoubtedly, Romney is holding these "town meetings" to show that he is willing to answer (most) any question about his run for the presidency.

Of course, don't be surprised if "Christian evangelicals" try to use these town meetings to usurp the stage, and try to press Romney on supposedly "hard"

or "embarrasing" questions about his Mormon heritage.

Ironically, as one of the three declared front-runners in the GOP (four if you count Fred Thompson, who says he won't decide until fall of 2007 whether or not to run), Mitt Romney will undoubtedly be asked about the practice of plural marriage by Mormons during the 19th century. Of the three or four front runners (depending on how you figure), Romney is the only candidate who, himself, unlike his two or three top tier presidential hopefuls, is the only one who has not personally been involved in plural marriages.

Given that current GOP front-runner Rudy Guiliani is married to his 3rd wife, and both McCain and Thompson have been divorced before, Romney's strict monogamy will likely be overshadowed by the practice of concurrent polygamy of his ancestors over a century ago versus the serial (unless you count adultery) plural wives of other top tier GOP contenders.

Furthermore, it will be interesting to see how things shape up for Romney given the 4-hour airing of "Mormons", the first co-production of "American Experience" and "Frontline" beginning April 30th on PBS, and the debates at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on May 3rd. Both the curiosity and controversy of most Americans regarding the "Mormon Church", as well as the "Mitt Romney" presidential run should provide fodder to create and increase both light and heat on both fronts.

dickerson said...

mitt i dont agree w your religon but i do accept and respect your views. pentecostal folk sometime feel left out. what do you think about speaking in toungs and the infilling of the holy ghost?? actual feeling of the lord jesus christ ??