Obama and Romney Take Break from the Campaign to Attend Church
Last week was brutal for the presidential campaign. President Barack Obama called Romney’s policies trickle-down snake oil while Romney described Obama campaign as something based on division and attack and hatred.
Both President Obama and Romney took a day off the campaign to spend time with family and attend church. Romney spent the day at his vacation home in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. He attended the first two hours of a three hour service with his wife and one of his sons and six grandchildren.
Romney got a warm reception from two congregants who welcomed the Republican presidential candidate. Romney listened attentively to the talk given by a recent missionary, who is also a member of the prominent Marriot hotel family. He also listened to a sermon about personal revelation to be a better person. The person talked about helping less fortunate people.
Mitt and his wife Ann left the church around noon Sunday. They walked out with another woman who was surprised by the cameras waiting for them outside the venue. Romney joked that woman was in trouble for sneaking out of church early.
President Barack Obama and his wife attended Sunday service at St. John’s Episcopal Church, which is located across the street from the White House. It is a popular church for incumbent American presidents.
Reverend Michael Angell held the service and asked the country to work out their differences without resorting to violence. Rev. Angell was referring to last week’s shooting at the Family Research Council. He also mentioned that he grew up near Aurora, Colorado.
According to polls, Romney lost the Jewish votes when he picked Paul Ryan as his running mate. Jews in the US take health care and the economy seriously. It is because 16 percent of American Jews are above the age of 65 compared to 13 percent of Americans as a whole.