It's good to hear Mitt's account and that he noticed the same personal
attributes I noticed. I wish people could know things like that about Mitt
instead of just the political stance he affects. He's just not as bad a guy as
it makes him seem.
i'm diappointed that romney remarked that he would like to see more centers of
interrogation and imprisonment like guantanomo bay and feels those detained,
especially as they aren't being held on u.s. soil, should have no recourse to
legal councel funded or originating from the u.s. incidently, i am mormon and
proud to be so.
Well said, Bob. I tend to agree. Mitt is a much better leader than
he is a campaigner.
Hopefully Mitt Romney will be our future President of the United States. He is a
good man, hope he will have the chance to prove that on election day. His
love of his prophet is apparent, as it is to all of us, who have grown to love
Gordon B. Hinkley. Our prophet President Hinkley is one of the most beloved men
that has ever walked this earth, besides Jesus Christ himself. Now this sweet
man is with his eternal sweetheart Marjorie ~ makes you smile doesn't it?
It was great to hear the exchange or response regarding Mitt's running..."It
will be a great experience if you win and a great experience if you lose". I'm
not certain the exactness of that but that shows what a great mind that
President Hinckley had no matter the consequence he sees the positive and Mitt
was the recipient of that great counsel.
I am so surprised that you politicos would talk politics regarding this article,
when the article had nothing to do with politics except that one of the men
mentioned in the article was a politician. The article was about a great leaders
death. Can you quit the personal attacks and honor a great leader? Isn't that
what we should really be doing at this point?
Nos va a hacer mucha falta en la tierra el profeta Hinckley.
We are all better for following the Prophet. Mitt would be a fantastic leader
of this country. He has my vote. My advice would be......... stay out of the
Thank you, Mitt Romney, for taking time from a very busy campaign schedule to
honor President Gordon B. Hinckley. Your words reflect the feelings found in
many hearts today as we mourn a beloved Prophet of God. Attending the funeral
services of this great leader is the right choice.
The future for the US is going to be a rocky road and Mitt is not compendend to
lead our nation in these hard times.
I am so glad Gov. Romney took the time out of his busy schedule to comment on
President Hinckley's passing. I can just see the smile on President Hinckley's
face when he made the comment about it being a "great experience". We have all
lost a great leader and a true Prophet of God.
as an lds of this generation, i expected the prophet to reach a century old and
see for himself the first mormon president of the USA and that of the world. but
as one prophet goes, another would would take his place as we sustain him
soon...i'm sure just the same he would give the same piece of advise to Mitt
Romney...i'm not an american, but if i can vote, he has mine for 3 reasons:
morality, integrity and leadership qualities (spiritual and temporal affairs)
Mitt Romney said that God hasn't talked to man since Moses. That is unfortunate,
i'm sad, and glad at the same time for the loss of Gordon B. Hinckley. He was
"my" prophet. He is the only prophet I really remember. It's sad to see him go,
but I know it was his time. And now he gets to be with his wife that he loves so
much. :) It's wonderful that we know we can all be together forever.
A fitting tribute to Pres. Hinckley would be if Ron Paul is elected as President
and America is returned to the constitutional principles established by the
provojoewhere did you get this info? I dont' recall hearing
anything of this.
President Hinckley's comment to Mitt Romney about how it would be great if he
wins or great if he loses, put it all into perspective. I really appreciate
Romney sharing that simple but very wise comment from our Prophet. What ever
the outcome of this election, I believe the Romney has helped to give the Mormon
church an accurate voice, not through him, but through we as members that answer
the age long questions that are being asked. I started out with pros and cons
towards Romney, but he has gained my respect, and for him to attend the funeral
would be a major chunk of his time during a very vital week.
"God hasn't talke to anyone since Moses.. and perhaps some others". -Was
the quote in an interview. Search Youtube. Remember, he is trying to represent
Christians, Jews, Muslims, etc. He tried to find a common belief for many
(standard politics). He didn't deny his faith.
God clearly speaks to his prophet and apostles today, if God and Jesus Christ
weren't head of this Church then the Church wouldn't be here today, and it
wouldn't be bringing miracles to all. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints is so true, and i do testify of these things,Amen.
Point 1- Pres Hinckley, always knew what to say, great advice. We lost a great
leader but the show will go on.Point 2- I didn't hear about that
comment from Mitt but if true it sounds like he is again trying to please
everybody on every side of the aisle. If somebody can clarify the comment,
please do so.
He was a giant amongst Us! The tears just flow as I reflect on my personal
moments with a Prophet..I loved so deeply. He made us all "taller" by his
counsel and love. I love you my dear Prophet and hero. We will all Go Forward
with Faith as he would want us too. Those that bring sunshine to the lives of
others can not keep it from themselves.....He was a Light..a true inspiration.
Just knowing that his hand now holds Sister Hinckleys once again heals the
sorrow I feel in losing him in my life. He is HOME now....where he will hang his
heart Forever.....Amen,,,,to that,,,*claps*
I am so grateful for a Prophet and man who led by example his whole life. My
teenage son told me a story of when President Hinckley went to a meeting with
his Father and felt the spirit there so strongly he still remembered it all his
life. He made us all want to live better lives. Someone brings in an untrue
statement about what Mitt said and it gets a life. Do not give this or any
other comment more time. I love the Prophets wonderful sense of humor and his
wonderful loving smile.
I am so grateful for my Prophet Gordon B Hinckley. He was my guiding light
while I was in College in New Zealand, my first time away from home-land Tonga.
I always stay close to his words through conferences and it guided through all
the way. My faith had grown and my testimony has been strengthened. I am now
happily married with 5 beautiful children and am sure will teach them the same
principles. You are going to be missed Pres. Hinckley but your advises will be
never forgotten in our lives and the next generations.Good luck to
you Pres.Mitt Romney!
We shall miss Pres Gordon B. Hinckley, However the LDS Church moves forward for
God's Poeple in Zion. President Monson perhaps the next leader of the Church
will put his shoulder to the wheel to continue the Lords Work Upon the Earth.
I think Mitt will do great today in Florida. My heart will miss Pres Hinckley.
He was truly a great man, and a great prophet.I did find it
interesting that Mitt did not refer to pres Hinckley as a prophet in the
interview. Perhaps it's just me.Go Mitt!!
President Hinckley was a GIANT in my eyes. He had a way of letting you know how
much he loved and appreciated you. His contagious laugh and sense of humor. Oh,
it will be missed. He is now with his sweetheart Marjorie and hopefully he
knows we as members of the church will remember his counsel and put it to work
in our lives forever. He was concerned about that. He was a great example..he
will be missed deeply. I can hear the Lord telling him "well done my good and
faithful son". Now is the time to pray for President Monson(he is mourning the
loss of his dear friend and brother in the gospel) He is a great man and one who
loves Heavenly Father deeply. His calling will need all of our prayers, support
and love. I believe he will be another wonderful President. Farewell Pres.
Why would Monson or any prophet need our prayers? It seems to me the Lord is
going to bless them for service and calling, not because I prayed for them. God
wouldn't call Monson unless he was also going to sustain him in the calling,
That is one of the stupidest comments I have ever heard.This article is
about The Prohpet and Romney commenting on it.......What does it have to
do with guantanomo bay???This article wasn't about politic's........SSSSSSSHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESE
If the leaders of our day could have the loyalty,leadership, strength and wisdom
of our dear friend and prophet Gordon B. Hinckley, then signicant change would
come about. Not by a mandate or law but through the random acts of goodness and
kindness that bind a nation together. It is ONE NATION under God and as we look
toward the future may we emulate those that have made a difference because of
the life they have lived. I know of one such leader that has been an instument
in making our world a better place to live. He lived what He believed and by
doing so, changed the world more than any of us realize! Thank you President
Hinckley for your example. I see the great hope in this nation. Mitt Romney
has an opportunity to make a difference. As he stands a little taller, he will
come to understand the power that comes to those who recognize the voice that
has formed this nation. Until we all stand united, this great nation will
continue on a path of decay. It's time to stand tall and build bridges of
understanding, hope, loyalty, love & strength. We must all stand taller.
Pres. Hinkley had a great way of telling Mitt that he wasn't going to give him
any pointers about running for president! President Hinkley always did know what
to say. I had the chance to shake his hand and I must say that I think that he
was as happy to meet me as I was to meet him! I'm glad that he has finished his
work and that he can be together again with his sweetheart!
it is sad to hear that gordon b hinkley has passed away.
When we heard of Pres. Hinckley's passing last Sunday night, our family we felt
a personal loss and yet we were comforted by the fact Pres. Hinckley has been
reunited with his eternal companion. We can imagine the heavenly occupants and
their outpouring of love as Pres. Hinckley ascended to their realm.We will sustain and honor Pres. Monson. We are thankful his shoulders are
broad as he will continue to carry our world upon those same shoulders.We love Pres. Hinckley and we love Pres. Monson.
How blest we all are for for knowing President Hinkley. He certainly has led
this great churchthrough times of great change and peril. We surelyprofited from his 'sage advice and counsel". Let us all press on to be the
best people and representatives of this "living gospel" and try to emulate all
the fine Christ like qualities PresidentHinkley taught us so well by his
example.President hopeful Romney, be of good cheer and courage and
"let your light so shine". God blessus all and God bless the United
States of America!
Just another regular old man died.
I was grateful to this paper and reporter to hear the full story and quote by
Romney, some of the other media reports seriously cut off his comments. I love President Hinckley's response to Romney's disclosure of desiring
to run for the presidential office. It is truly characteristic of the greatness
of Gordon B. Hinckley, his optimism and realism. He was a giant of a man; a man
For clarification: if you go to youtube.com and search "mitt moses" it is the
first result at the top of the list. The degree to which you feel it's ok for a
member of the church to say something like that is probably the degree to which
you believe in the importance of winning at all costs. For me the cost of this
kind of statement is way too high. It is a lie in fact, even with "there may
have been others" tacked on the end. Does he practice this kind of junk in the
mirror? How does he keep this kind of double-talk at the ready? How very sad.
You know I was a little sad when I heard that President Hinkley had passed on,
than I thought, what a joyfull occassion it must be for him to finally be back
with his wife, and to be with his parents and all thoughs who had gone before
him, and to be kneeling at the feet of Christ. And now I'm happy
that he lived such a wonderfull and full life and was such a great inspiration
to so many, and I take comfort knowing that he is probably happy right know too.
God bless Gordon Hinckley.
I have seen a few Prophets pass, each has left a part of himself with us. So to
will Pres. Hinkley, he has been one of our longest living Prophets. I have a
strong testimony of our living Prophets. I have a strong testimony of the
Gospel. We will soon have a new Prophet, he too will lead us in the way of our
Lord. I'm so grateful to have this man to look to for guidance in this troubled
time. As far as Mitt Romney and his comments, he is the one that has to
answer for what he says, not me. I know the truth, so I'm not judging him. I
do hope he wins as President, it would be nice to have an honest person there
for a change.This is to Sames Stowe, Pres. Henkley wasn't just another old
man, he was & is a Prophet of God. Don't ever forget that or doubt it.
THE GREATNESS OF PROPHET HINKLEY WAS THTA HE KNEW WHAT HE HAD TO DO...AND
HE DID IT WITH DEVOTION AND JOY AND FOR THE LOVE OF OUR LORD AND HIS TERRENAL
BROTHERS AND SISTERS.SO WILL THE NEXT PRESIDENT...PRAISE THE LORD
How we love President Hinckley. We will miss him, but we smile when we think of
his reunion with his loved ones who have passed away before him, especially his
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! A wondrous work and wonder, President Gordon B. Hinckley,
has been reunited with his lovely wife and all those who have gone before him.
He was the Prophet of my time so far as a Latter-Day Saint. I will take with me
the kind and loving way he shared with the world. His passion was the people,
all of his brothers and sisters past, present and future. He was a true
disciple of Christ. May we all emulate this loving man and create love within
ourselves and thus, giving to all others.
Susan, honest man? After saying what he did? Come on.
Prophet Hinkley, I love you: Thank you for all the wonderful tutoring and
example. Say Hi to my wonderfull parents please, they loved you too.
I, as many others, love the way that Pres. Hinckley responded to Romney about
his impending candidacy. It typifies the man so well. To james stowe: No
one more than Gordon B. Hinckley would have loved to hear you say that. Read the
preface to his biography from Sheri L. Dew to see what he felt about
"adulation". "I have done nothing more than try to do what has been asked
of me, and I've tried to do it the best I could. I don't want you to make more
out of my life than is there."That is the last line of the third
paragraph, but the whole first page is priceless. I, however, have no doubt that
he was and is a Prophet of God and is as busy now as he was a week ago in the
work of his Lord.As for skeptic: Pres. Monson doesn't need your prayers
nearly as much as you need to pray for him.
Our Prophet, We will all miss him. Untill we meet
To Provo Joe, Mitt Romney never made such a comment. He knows that God has
talked to dozens of men anciently and in modern times since Moses. To say what
you did is irresponsible and misleading, and (I'm being politacally incorrect
now) a lie meant to discredit a good man.
As I read Mitt's words I wish with all my heart that he was as eloquent and
articulate as President Hinckley. To speak the truth, even under pressure, in
the kind, loving, enthusiastic way the prophet did was one of his great talents.
I wish we could all follow his example. Remember when questioned about the
truth of the first vision and President Hinckley said, "Yes, isn't it
wonderful." It is hard to find fault with such enthusiasm. I also love his
statement that if we lived the gospel as we should the world would flock to our
doors to join us. I am afraid that Mitt is hedging too much for his
political and spiritual good. I pray that he will be elected president, but if
not, I pray that the next Mormon who runs will learn from his mistakes and speak
more clearly and enthusiasticly about the church and our prophet.
Sharon Hill said it all in her comments. How wise you are and I appreciate your
wisdom. Thank you for sharing and I hope everyone listens and learns especially
about praying for Pres. Monson.
I remember many times when President Hickley said he felt our prayers for him
and was grateful for them. And I'm sure he (they all) spend many hours praying
for us. Don't we owe that to a person who sacrifices so much of himself for us.
It is refreshing in this life to find people of such high character and
determination to do what is right. President Hinckley was a wonderful man,
prophet and example. Mitt Romney is also a man of high character and we wish
him the very best in his political ambitions. Our country could use some fixing
I don't know if the Mitt Romney quote is correctly quoted, but I agree that if
Mitt could be as eloquent as our beloved Prophet, he would have an easier
time...or perhaps be more voraciously misquoted! Remember that President
Hinckley said that it is by the lives of our members that the Church is to be
known. So if we want to support Mitt, or each other, for that matter, we have
to be aware of what kind of lives we are living. President Hinckley always
noticed and expected the best in others, and encouraged us to give each other
the benefit of the doubt. That's what I do when I read or hear negative about
Mitt Romney. Because I already know what kind of life he has lead. He has my
vote because of that, and nothing else.
I was disappointed to hear on the news that Jon Huntsman Jr. sent his
condolences on Sunday from Florida where he was campaigning for John McCain to
beat Mitt Romney. This was the same Huntsman who recently signed on to a bogus
global warming initiative, who went back on his campaign promise to help stop
illegal immigration, and who supported the defeated voucher proposition. I am
ashamed that I was a volunteer in his campaign for governor. What a slimy
contrast he presents with Mitt Romney and Pres. Hinckley. I'll bet his dad is
secretly embarassed by the vain ambitions of his son.
Ouu love and gratitude to President Hinckley and his family, I know he will
continue to work from above in the building of Zion like all the prophets and
leaders,as we follow their teachings obeing Our Heavenly Father's
commandments,principles and ordenances of the gospel, we'll show our real
gratitude to our dear Prophet Gordon B. Hinckley and make him smile,with the
assurance that we will do the same with our next President and Prophet,we will
continue to be a good example,and each one of us will follow our amazing Plan of
Salvation.With humility my thanks and prayers always to him and his family for
President Hinckley was and is a wonderful man, a choice spirit of our father in
heaven. How eloquent and natural he is. Mitt Romney is not as eloquent,
but he tries and is a good man. Many of us think things we don't quite know how
to express. It is true that understanding and agreement must come to all the
people who listen to Mitt. He says things the way they will accept and
understand. Don't be so critical until you walk in his shoes.
He told Mitt that 'It would be a great experience whether you win or you
lose'??? I dont get it............. Shouldnt the Prophet KNOW the answer to this
in the first place?? Isnt the Prophet a seer?? Which of course brings up a
question before everyone on here tells me WHY he doesnt know such things. If a
Prophet doesnt know whats going to happen, which seems to be all of them in the
past, why are they a Prophet???
To: I dont get it!!!You're right. You don't get it.
If God doesn't tell us everything that's going to happen, but knows it, is he
still God? I should say so.
I don't get it!!! This is for you. You sound just miserable..had to get that
over with first! Yes...President Hinckley was a seer and a prophet, and
knew many more things than you and I do. But he never really got into telling
people how to vote or which political party to join. He instead, told people to
vote the way they choose, and encouraged them to think well about the leaders
they wanted, and who was the best for our government. The advice ...it will be a
good experience ,is very true. All the candidates have mentioned how much they
have learned from running for president. We do not have to win to learn
something do we?