Saturday, February 17, 2007

Will It Help Or Hurt Us?...

     Interesting reading out there in the land of political garbage...I just read an article regarding an interview with Republican candidate, Mitt Romney's wife...you know, the potential first lady with Multiple Sclerosis?  Or maybe I should say the FORMER first lady of Massachusetts?  She DID serve in that role already while Mitt was governor of the state.

     What is very interesting about her (and her hubby's) situation and disclosure she has MS is this:  Nobody really seems to care.  The mass media is too focused on the notion this man is...I say with a "religophobe" whisper...close your ears all you Right-Winged Protestants...A MORMON!  How could it be so?!?

     I am chuckling with delight over THIS one...the man has a wife with MS, is a Republican, AND he practices the Mormon faith...the only thing better would be if he were gay!

     Most likely his wife's MS will take a far back seat in his bid for the Presidency, which is actually somewhat sad.  After all, it's rare Multiple Sclerosis GETS this kind of national exposure...and it sounds as if MS has taken a back seat in the life of the former Massachusetts first lady as well, which is NOT sad...I don't wish this disease on anyone and she seems to be doing quite well, or so she says.  (Of note:  Both Mitt and wife oppose stem cell research for religious and moral reasons...just thought you should know.)

     My biggest fear is, the extremely strange and FAR right-winged from this man's political affiliation, will somehow tie in his wife's MS to some type of affliction GOD has given her because of her religious beliefs!!!  She's a (said with a whisper) MORMON after all!  And you know that dude from Kansas who goes around protesting at funerals?  Well, this would be right up his...ah...alley!

      Bless their hearts...Mitt Romney isn't someone I'd necessarily choose for President, but we all deserve a far chance.  I just hope the MS cause doesn't get slung with the mud (and crap) that's about to fly over THIS one...

3 comments:

pjorpeej said...

Sorry but I wouldn't vote for the man if he were the only one running!  I've had enough of him as Governor thankyouverymuch.  

As an MS ally she's worse than useless.  They dragged her out once a year to hold her up as an icon during the MS rallies.  Their version of "we understand" which they DON'T.  Let's face it... she has excellent health care and is very well off...

Both of them disgust me....

harkoo said...

i would never vote for a man who is prettier than me.

hagartyjj said...

I don't think religion should have anything to do with why someone is voted in or not voted in!  His being LDS should not be a factor and I think it is sad that it will be.  Having said that, I don't agree with them not supporting stem cell research for moral/religious reasons.  There ARE ways to deal with this issue that do not conflict with moral/religious beliefs.  

In regards to her MS....I was not aware she had MS.  My experience of the Romney's mainly comes from when he was in charge of the Olympic Committee.  He did a great job managing the Olympics in Salt Lake and making sure that all of us were safe.  If everyone remembers the Olympics were right after Sept. 11th and there were worries of terrorist problems at the Olympics.  If he runs the country like he managed the Olympics (which of course is completely different, I know) then I would have no problem voting for him.  

Oh, and by the way....I have heard that Obama is the probable Democratic candidate.  If these two end up being the parties who are running maybe MS will finally get some attention as his father-in-law had MS.  He recently did a PSA for the National MS Society about Advocacy!