02 August 2017

Gosh! Whoa! Say What? The Mormons Could Have Saved Us

Just to be fair and balanced, your MesaZona blogger subscribes to The Mormon Daily News Report. Retrieved from the inbox just now a piece about Jeff Flake and you, dear reader, can judge how Mormons interpret the news written by others in the media by truncating the real headline in the original published piece
The Mormons Could've Saved Us (Huffington Post)

The Huffington Post looks at fellow Mormon Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and his continued spotlight as one of the few Republicans speaking out against the Trump organization. Contributor Jason P. Steed writes "Flake is a Mormon (a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). Mormons have largely voted Republican since the 1970s.

Typically, they vote for the Republican presidential candidate at a rate of roughly 75 percent — and that rate spiked to 85 percent when Mitt Romney ran for president in 2012. (Romney’s a Mormon too.) But Mormons didn’t like Trump in 2016. Romney spoke out forcefully against Trump’s candidacy in March. Evan McMullin (also Mormon) launched an anti-Trump third-party bid for the presidency. The New Yorker credited Mormons for saving the Never Trump movement. And some polls showed Trump might lose Utah (the most Mormon-heavy state) — which hasn’t been purple since 1968." Steed's position is interesting - "What if prominent Mormon Republicans like Flake and Romney had gotten serious about their opposition to Trump?" In essence, Steed gives Flake credit for standing up to Trump and putting party loyalties aside, but wishes he would have done more.
Here is a link to the real article with this actual headline title
Jeff Flake Could've Saved Us. He Didn't. | HuffPost
1 day ago - Prominent Mormon Republicans like Flake and Mitt Romney could have paved the way for Trump’s defeat. ... Flake is a Mormon (a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). ... And, of course, Romney and Flake could’ve persuaded many non-Mormon Republicans to stop Trump
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