By Poppy Harlow and Ronni Berke, CNN
Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - From church pews to cheeseburger joints, Iowa's faithful are a major prize in the political ground war raging between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
Of the roughly 3 million Iowans, about 30% call themselves evangelical or Catholic. Fifty-seven percent of Iowans who voted in the caucuses this year were evangelical Christians.
Evangelicals overwhelmingly supported Rick Santorum over Romney in the Iowa caucuses, helping Santorum squeeze out a slight victory in the final count.
In Des Moines, evangelical Christians flock to Grace Church, affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, to talk faith, family and the presidential election. The evangelical voters we met strongly supported Romney, but they also expressed a general unease about his moderate history on social issues such as abortion.
A mormon,the next president of the USA,never.Enough of MORMONISM ,we got to get somebody more moderate in outlook.Look you guys you got no choice but to get Obama back into the foyer.
I think mormorism and its beliefs will ride everybody to the graves.Economic recovery,hey you guys ,this doesnt spring overnite.It takes time.It took 10years to get ther and you want it out in 4,stop joking.No Moron or ormron will be able to make that magic change.Please be sensible and vote the angel you know than the devil you do not know
Casey you say "vote the angel you know". When I voted (early) angel wasn't on the ballot. Perhaps I could have voted for angel as a "write-in" but I used my common sense and voted for Romney who is so much better than that other unqualified candidate.
If the election results are substantially different than what the alphabet national networks have been telling us, then we know Obama has promised change and delivered to us a socialist-totalitarian police state where the media and journalists are under the complete control and financing of the White House. We'll know this one way or the other on Tuesday. It's one of the most important "dots" for us to connect.
Actually, the major media outlets around the world are controlled from Tel Aviv
Libya Mission Was CIA Operation: Report
Of the 30 American officials evacuated from Benghazi following the assault, just seven worked for the State Department.
"In Greed We Trust"
In 1994, Bain invested $27 million as part of a deal with other firms to acquire Dade International, a medical-diagnostics-equipment firm, from its parent company, Baxter International. Bain ultimately made nearly 10 times its money, getting back $230 million. But Dade wound up laying off more than 1,600 people and filed for bankruptcy protection in 2002, amid crushing debt and rising interest rates. The company, with Bain in charge, had borrowed heavily to do acquisitions, accumulating $1.6 billion in debt by 2000. The company cut benefits for some workers at the acquired firms and laid off others. When it merged with Behring Diagnostics, a German company, Dade shut down three U.S. plants. At the same time, Dade paid out $421 million to Bain Capital’s investors and investing partners.
For 15 years, Romney had been in the business of creative destruction and wealth creation. But what about his claims of job creation? Though Bain Capital surely helped expand some companies that had created jobs, the layoffs and closures at other firms would lead Romney’s political opponents to say that he had amassed a fortune in part by putting people out of work. The lucrative deals that made Romney wealthy could exact a cost. Maximizing financial return to investors could mean slashing jobs, closing plants, and moving production overseas. It could also mean clashing with union workers, serving on the board of a company that ran afoul of federal laws, and loading up already struggling companies with debt.
Marc Wolpow, a former Bain partner who worked with Romney on many deals, said the discussion at buyout companies typically does not focus on whether jobs will be created. “It’s the opposite—what jobs we can cut,” Wolpow said. “Because you had to document how you were going to create value. Eliminating redundancy, or the elimination of people, is a very valid way."
A couple of examples (it's pretty easy to find more):
Bain closed GST Steel plant in 2001 laying off 750 workers.
Controlling share owner Bain Capital closes BRP plant (Southern Illinois) so the 340 jobs there could be outsourced to Mexico.
Also, this is disconcerting:
To vote Mormon is to vote anti – Christ
To "truth be told" . Anti-Christ, I heard that term in 2008 but it was applied to Obama. Is he related to Romney?
Aaaah, the US....where the conservatives DESTROY what you stand for, jes us chrips!
Pandering to the ignorant superst itious, what a great country/electoral system you got there USA!
Here in Europe recent polls have atheism over 50%+ in some countries among young adults, hooray for Rationalism! WE are throwing off the dark fears of superst ition. WE have CERN, YOU have CREATIONISM....ha ha ha. SO sorry, you used to be so great! Good luck with that!
Heard a great joke the other day.........what do you get after a 4 year investment in education? A Dem ocrat ic president!
ha ha ha good luck usa
ooops sorry for the double-post!!
On your side of the Atlantic ocean there is a bit of insanity also. In England you have a Royal Family that lives in grand style financed by the working taxpayers without ever being elected! Shall we call them Royal parasites? Seems that they do fit the description.
u gotta love all these evangelical preachers across the land encouraging their flock to vote for a Mormon.Christianity teaches Mormonism is an unbiblical cult, abhorrent even; I guess not as abhorrent as an Obama. Myself I would ask for a refund from that 10% tax they expect from em each week.Lincoln was wrong. You can fool people all the time
Ahh, pandering to the ignorant supersti tious! Great country/electoral system you got there USA!
Here in Europe recent polls have atheism up to 50%+ in some countries among young adults, we're breaking the bonds of fear and darkness over here! Up with Rationalism! Notice how we have CERN over here and you have....CREATIONISM! HA ha ha ha.....I feel sorry for you though, good luck!
I heard a great joke the other day....what do you get after 4 years of investment in education? A Democratic president! Ha! Good luck!
And whatever you do, don't eat the Christian Captain Crunch!
Quran means nothing else but path of triple abdullah absolute quantified. please visit ahmadinebinpaid.com/blog.html and click on word Choice to open file. But turn virus protection off before
Prayer changes things,
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This troll is not a christian.
Prayer does not; you are such a LIAR. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.
An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care..
The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs.
I'm sorry, "Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things", but your assertions regarding atheism and prayer are unfounded. Using my Idiomatic Expression Equivalency module (IEE), the expression that best matches the degree to which your assertions may represent truths is: "TOTAL FAIL".
I see that you repeat these unfounded statements with high frequency. Perhaps the following book can help you:
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False, The opposite has been proven. See "The Great Prayer Experiment" where it was tested and FAILED miserably, in fact those that knew they were being prayed for did worse than those that did not know or were not prayed for. Please cease the spreading of your lies and hate.
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Please cease spelling atheist incorrectly!
Prayer changes things
You're a proven liar. Prayer does not; you are such a LIAR. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.
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