By now, we are all well aware of the fact that Romney lost the 2012 election, which means Barack Obama will be returning for his second of two terms as the Commander in Chief. We also know that Obama pretty much crushed Romney in the election, and while the popular vote was separated by about 1%, Obama had well over 100 more electoral votes than Romney did. Romney refused to give up easily as he would not concede Florida and a few other states despite their delayed vote tallies. Romney finally conceded Florida to Obama, and he has given up on any last-minute chances to make his way to the Oval Office. However, today’s news regarding Romney is a little different than the coverage he is used to receiving.
Rather than being bashed by some of his frustrated supporters and the democratic media outlets, Romney actually heard some uplifting comments about his defeat. Many people who practice the Mormon religion, like Romney does, told reporters that, while they were sad to see him lose, it gave them a new hope for life. Let’s face it; when most people think about the Mormon religion, they think of people who go on mission trips and partake in door-to-door recruitment practices in hopes to convert people over to their religion.
Students at Brigham Young University (BYU) have told reporters that they believe his loss will still change the opinion may people have regarding the Mormon religion. Romney may have been the most well-known representative from the Mormon religion, so people can now understand that Mormons can also be big time in the business industry. They also know that the presidential election is not necessarily determined by religion as there were several candidates the republicans could have selected over Romney.
On the other side of things, there were also concerns regarding what could have happened if Romney were to be elected and put the economy is a worsened state? One BYU representative feared what would happen if Romney came off as being ruthless while in office. He said that would certainly place the Mormon religion in somewhat of a hypocritical position.
Whether it is good or bad that Romney did not win this year’s election, we will never know. We do, however, see how the Mormon religion will definitely gain some more mainstream exposure out of this, so maybe, we will continue to see more and more successful Mormon business leaders.