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Romney in Ohio: 'I Feel That We're All Catholic Today'


JOHN MCCORMACK

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Date:
7/18/2012

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ABSTRACTRomney in Ohio: 'I Feel That We're All Catholic Today' | The Weekly Standard Thursday, July 19, 2012 Login Register About FAQs Subscribers Only Contact RSS Loading Advanced Search home magazine July 23, 2012 Vol. 017, No. 42 ( Download Digital Edition ) Editorial Life of Henry Obama's Fantasy World A Campaign Altogether Old Features Man with a Plan Articles When Bankers Behave Badly Party of One The GOP’s Big Tent Romneyconomics Creeps on My Website Books & Arts The Pill Perplex Yanks Are Coming Uncivil Tongues Howdy, Niebuhr Modernist Master Magic Steven Scrapbook Reston-Broder Syndrome Claims Victim Casual Ex Post Facto Parody We were promised jetpacks. blog video politics & government Foreign policy & national security books, arts & society cruise store newsletter subscribe You are here: Blog / Romney in Ohio: 'I Feel That We're All Catholic Today' Hot Topics: 2012 Elections Congress Foreign policy Iran Mitt Romney Newt Gingrich Rick Santorum Syria The Blog Romney in Ohio: 'I Feel That We're All Catholic Today' 6:30 PM, Jul 18, 2012 • By JOHN MCCORMACK Single Page Print Larger Text Smaller Text Alerts Alerts Hide Get alerts when there is a new article that might interest you. Send me alerts for: Bill Kristol Fred Barnes Jay Cost Your e-mail address: Confirm e-mail address:   Please sign me up for The Weekly Standard weekly newsletter.   The Weekly Standard reserves the right to use your email for internal use only. Occasionally, we may send you special offers or communications from carefully selected advertisers we believe may be of benefit to our subscribers. Click the box to be included in these third party offers. We respect your privacy and will never rent or sell your email. Please include me in third party offers.       At a townhall-style campaign event in Ohio on Wednesday, Mitt Romney was asked by a voter about his views on Barack Obama's "attack on religious freedom." Romney replied: Religious liberty, our first freedom of those enumerated in the Bill of Rights. And the president and his administration said they are going to usurp your religious freedom by demanding that you provide products to your employees, if you're the Catholic church, that violates your own conscience. And so whether it's a Catholic businessperson or the Catholic church itself they're being told what they have to do that violates their religious conscience. That attack on religious freedom I think is a dangerous and unfortunate precedent. And I know we're not all Catholic in this room. Many presumably are. But I feel that we're all Catholic today. In our battle to preserve religious freedom and tolerance and freedom in this country, it is essential for us to push back against that.  Romney received a 20-second standing ovation.  "Say it again!" yelled a member of the audience as the applause subsided. "I will say it again," Romney replied. "That's one more good reason to get rid of Obamacare. And I'm going to get that done the first day I'm in office."  After he received another standing ovation, Romney said, "Now, you'd think I'd have started with that. That's the line I should have started with, right?" Romney's remarks on religious liberty begin at the 7-minute mark in this video ( via NRO ): More by John McCormack Obama in Context: 'You Didn't Build That' An Awful Moniker The GOP’s Big Tent Paul Ryan: 50 GOP Senators and President Romney Needed ... Nevada Dem Senate Candidate Faces Ethics Investigation More John McCormack » « Previous Post Next Post » The Weekly Standard Archives Browse 15 Year.......