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In my 40-plus years of teaching dental students and graduate students in dental specialties, I have taught more than 60 Mormon dental students and seven dental graduate students. I taught the Mormon dental students at the Marquette University School of Dentistry. Marquette accepted 10 Mormon students each year. The state of Utah paid a substantial portion of the tuition for Utah residents since Utah didn’t operate a school of dentistry.

Each year the 10 Mormon students would end up being the top 10 in the class. They were highly intelligent, strongly motivated and exhibited exceptionally
high moral fiber. The graduate students also were of
the same caliber. As an evangelical Christian and
educator of health professionals, I am proud of each and all.

In the realm of politics, regardless of political affiliation, one can be proud of the career of Sen. Orin Hatch, the record of Mitt Romney as governor of Massachusetts and of his father as governor of Michigan.

Given the slate of candidates for the Republican nomination, Gov. Mitt Romney is the experienced, tested candidate without any baggage or history of infidelity, immorality or malfeasance in business or government.

His religious orientation offers no threat to acting as chief fiduciary, military and executive officer of the United States. He would be a worthy candidate for the office of president of the United States.

A contest between President Obama and Romney would be on a high moral plain to the benefit of the nation and the world community. Seldom in the history of America has the opportunity existed where men of intellectual standing, moral fiber and executive experience could debate the future of this great nation.

This nation needs, and we each desire, such maturity and moral commitment in the challenging task of governance.

Thomas J. Zwemer

Augusta

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southernguy08
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southernguy08 12/21/11 - 08:40 am
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Dr. Zwemer, there are many of
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Dr. Zwemer, there are many of us who have no problem with Gov. Romney being a Mormon. However, we have a major problem with the fact that he pushed through a healthcare bill in Mass. that is almost identical to Obamacare. If he's the GOP nominee, this will most certainly be a major issue thrown in his face. As for Newt's "baggage," I find it amazing how when Bill Clinton treated the WH as a brothel, the liberals were all screaming in support of him, claiming, "This has nothing to do with his ability to lead as president!" Guess the rules change with the party, eh?

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Fundamental_Arminian 12/21/11 - 09:00 am
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"A contest between President

"A contest between President Obama and Romney would be on a high moral plain to the benefit of the nation and the world community. Seldom in the history of America has the opportunity existed where men of intellectual standing, moral fiber and executive experience could debate the future of this great nation" (T.J. Zwemer).

Despite liking Ron Paul, I must compliment Mitt Romney for keeping cool and staying on subject during debates. No doubt he would take the high road during presidential debates. But why should we expect the same of President Obama, a disciple of Saul Alinsky?

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Little Lamb 12/21/11 - 09:13 am
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SouthernGuy08 wrote: Gov.

SouthernGuy08 wrote:

Gov. Romney . . . pushed through a healthcare bill in Mass. that is almost identical to Obamacare. If he's the GOP nominee, this will most certainly be a major issue thrown in his face.

Don't worry about this, SouthernGuy. When the choice is down to Obama vs. Romney, the people will have two fundamental opposites in political philosophy and morality to choose from. Romney has clearly stated his desire to dismantle Obamacare, and that should be clear enough.

Don't dwell on the past, but look to the future of getting rid of Obama. Romney is just the man to do it.

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augusta citizen 12/21/11 - 09:25 am
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"Seldom in the history of

"Seldom in the history of America has the opportunity existed where men of intellectual standing, moral fiber and executive experience could debate the future of this great nation." He's including Obama in this? I hate when I snort coffee through my nose...

Fundamental_Arminian
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Fundamental_Arminian 12/21/11 - 09:53 am
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LL is right about Gov.

LL is right about Gov. Romney's desire to dismantle Obamacare, which is hardly identical to Romneycare. As Romney has pointed out, his plan has made insurance available to people who want it but can't afford it. It hasn't forced people to buy insurance, nor does it make government insurance mandatory.

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Jon Lester 12/21/11 - 11:30 am
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Most of you understand that

Most of you understand that an ICBM is not something you strap to a bomber. Romney doesn't seem to:

http://www.agoodtreaty.com/2010/07/06/mitt-romney-on-new-start/

Again, in the area of foreign policy, Romney's no better suited than the other candidates (with the exception of Ron Paul, who is consistently isolationist, at least). Don't say "that's what advisers are for." If you don't know what you're doing, you don't know which advisers to hire. That's what brought us the Iraq war.

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prov227 12/22/11 - 12:03 am
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Labels are dangerous. An

Labels are dangerous. An isolationist doesn't want free trade, favors protectionism, etc. An isolationist won't enter into alliances that commit his nation to war. Ron Paul has been clear that his approach in foreign policy is one of non-intervention in the affairs of other sovereign nations. What has been going on for several decades (intervention and nation-building) will eventually bankrupt our nation financially and morally.

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Herenow2say 12/22/11 - 12:21 am
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Romney will lose the game on

Romney will lose the game on Obamacare before he ever starts. It was, after all, his idea (well a GOP idea anyway). If one removes Obamacare, then one is back to square one on health care reform. A national solution is needed for the same reason we need a national solution on fuel standards (gas prices are partially inflated by the fact that every state in the union has different requirements that tie supplies and production in knots). The national solution that the GOP came up with in response to the Clinton Single Payer ideas was what Romney ultimately adopted and Obama applied nationally with the endorsement of the AMA, AARP and every medical advocacy group of consequence. While it stands some improvement, it is a good conservative plan drafted by the same people who drafted the Contract with America. Much like how Obama has out-foxed the GOP on the current payroll tax exemption, a Romney run against Obamacare will place right back on the street, possibly with the loss of Republican majorities too boot.

That said, if Romney would actually run as Romney instead of who he thinks the Tea Party would nominate, he would be the best of the pack. As is, Obama is probably planning his victory speech for Nov. 2012.

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