"When I watch him, I see a man with his heart in the right place," said Delia Randall, a 22-year-old mother from Provo, the hub of a county that gave Senator John Kerry just 11 percent of the presidential vote in 2004. "I like George Bush because he is God fearing, and that's how a lot of people in this area feel."And this:
"I'm against the war in Iraq — and what happened with Hurricane Katrina, well, it was a failure by everybody," said Ron Craft, a sales manager in Provo who said he was a devout Mormon and a strong conservative who considered himself independent politically. "I tend to judge a person by their character. And President Bush reminds me of President Reagan. He's a man of principle."So Bush is a man of principal even when you disagree with nearly everything he does. That certainly doesn't sound like rational thought to me.
While the Evangelical Christians have entered the political arena by breaking down the front door the Mormons have been sneaking in the backdoor. Here in Oregon out own junior Senator, Gordon Smith, comes off as a moderate but a quick look at his voting record shows he supports the extreme right views most of the time. This backdoor approach makes the Mormons significantly more dangerous than the Robertson/Fallwell/Dobson evangelicals.