Anyone recall a New York Times reporter digging around Trinity United Church of Christ?
New York Times correspondent Jodi Kantor appeared on MSNBC this morning to discuss an investigative report she did on Mitt Romney’s Mormon church, his values and what his fellow worshipers say about him.
“What we were really looking at is the biographical influence of faith on Mitt Romney’s life,” Kantor explained.
While Kantor concedes “nobody thinks that as president he would sort of impose Mormon doctrine or rule with, you know, a Bible on his desk in the Oval Office and make decisions that way,” she investigated how he applies his religion to political and personal decisions.
Kantor says she found out that Romney like to pray “quite a lot” and “quite seriously” on both political and business decisions.
“We’re talking about much more subtle matters of world view, of morality, of values,” Kantor told MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts. “And so some of things that we see he learned from the church is a real emphasis on persistence and resilience, a real emphasis on rules and another interesting thing I learned is that prayer plays a huge role in the way he sort of approaches the world and makes decisions. He prays quite a lot, quite seriously and he has prayed on both political and business decisions.”