[Yeah, I know, this Mormon Moment crap is getting old, but the election is just around the corner and our fifteen minutes are almost up. I have to cram in all the Mitt Romney posts I can over the next few weeks.]
The other day I was in a restaurant and a boisterous group walked in and immediately started talking politics. Two things: 1) Why do people feel the need to do this in public? and 2) Can’t they do it some time when I’m not trying to eat? But back to my anecdote. Somebody said they’d seen a bumper sticker that said something to the effect of “I’d rather vote for the MORMON than the MORON”–which under ordinary circumstances would, of course, be hilarious. Unfortunately, under these particular circumstances, “Mormon” was spelled incorrectly. Which kind of makes you wonder how they even thought of that joke in the first place. It is a puzzlement.
Anyway, I’m sorry to say that I don’t like Mitt’s chances in November. Not that the man hasn’t put forth a solid effort, but sometimes it just isn’t foreordained, you know? Personally, as a Republican I find the prospect of a second Obama administration…revolting…but as an incurable pessimist, I’ve spent the last four years bracing myself for it, so I’m more or less at peace these days. But upon hearing this fellow diner’s funny story, I started to feel a little wistful–because it made me realize that for all the negatives that could go along with having a Mormon president, there were a couple upsides that I would have enjoyed. Foremost being that after four to eight years, people might finally learn how to spell “Mormon.”
Because seriously, how hard is it? (Sheesh.)
Failing that, I would have been satisfied if people took to saying, “‘Morman’ means ‘more man.’”
Either way. Would have been nice.
What do you think would be the best thing about having a Mormon president?