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Mormon Mitt Romney Praises Speech by Obama

President Barack Obama gave a speech before an interfaith congregation after the tragic bombings of the Boston Marathon.  Romney praised the President’s talk and opened up about how his own Mormon faith consoles him in times of tragedy.  Mitt Romney was the Republican candidate for President of the United States in 2012 and is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often inadvertently called the Mormon Church.  He was interviewed for CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.”

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I thought the president gave a superb address to the people of this city and the state and the nation,” the former Massachusetts governor said. “It was an inspiring day.” [1]

Mitt Romney is the former governor of Massachusetts.  He ran his presidential campaign from Boston and now works part-time at Solamere Capital, the Boston-based investment firm established by his oldest Son, Tagg.

The bombings killed three people and injured 180 others. Romney stressed the need to learn everything possible regarding the attack.

“This is a learning opportunity,” Romney said. “We should learn the lessons that come from this and apply them to the extent that we possibly can.” [1]

Romney referred to his experience arranging heightened security for the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games when asked if he would consent to help with a study of the attack.

He also referenced his time serving on the Homeland Security Advisory Council, a panel comprised of a range of leaders from both the private and public sector who advise the secretary of homeland security, under the George W. Bush administration. [1]

When asked about how his faith helps him understand these sorts of evil crimes, Romney said understanding can be gained on one’s knees praying to God:

“I believe very deeply that we have a creator and that he loves us and cares for us. But when he actually intervenes in the affairs of the people on this earth – it’s something that happens only rarely – and when that happens and why that happens and who that happens to is something that we don’t understand.” [1]

Romney also stressed the importance of family and community support.  Romney visited victims in Boston hospitals after the attack.

“This is a time when your faith in God is enhanced by seeing the goodness of the men and women He’s created.” [1]

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