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Romney and Christie Ticket

Reader comment on item: Chris Christie's Islam Problem
in response to reader comment: Romney and Spencer

Submitted by Mark D. (United States), May 5, 2012 at 17:44

Mitt Romney is getting slammed in regards to issues concerning Sharia, Islam, and the Middle East.

Did Romney really cross that bridge? To wit:

http://www.redcounty.com/node/194662

You seem to take the high road with him Dr. Pipes, but I gotta tell ya, for him to say that Jihad has nothing to do with Islam and the other things he says, I find insidious with regards to issues concerning the Middle East. First off, Jihad being part of Islam is basic and obvious, wouldn't you say? Second, we have to get it right or we might handle Middle East issues and policies in erroneous ways. For example, if Romney doesn't think Jihad has anything to do with Islam, then he might not adopt Moderate Islam as the solution, as what you have been advocating.

The difference between Romney and Christie is the manner in which they say things. Christie is immensely forceful while Romney is not. Or Christie uses unvarnished language while Romney is somewhat measured.

That said, the Republican Party has a job – beat Obama. They have to go with the best they've got. Romney is strong as a candidate. I actually see him as very strong so much so that I think right now that he is likely to be the next president. Christie is strong as well that is why he is the most popular choice for VP. All candidates have weaknesses and Sharia apparently doesn't rank that high on the list of American concerns - there are many other issues for example, jobs, economy, immigration, health care, unions, affirmative action, abortion, government regulations, etc - and that is why Romney is the choice and Christie is the most popular choice for VP, otherwise if Sharia is such an important issue, they wouldn't be.

Mark D.

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