"The Cafferty File": Easing DC gridlock?Should Mitt Romney give a speech assuring voters his Mormon religion won't interfere with his ability to serve as president?
Jack, Of course Mitt Romney should give a speech addressing the concerns many people have about his Mormon faith, and it is disingenuous for him to pretend his faith should not be fair game. If I'm not mistaken, it was Mr. Romney's Republican Party that injected faith into the political discourse in this country and made it de rigueur to discuss on the campaign trail.-Andrea, San Francisco, California
Who cares about Romney's religion! This is a nonissue the media has wrapped itself around to create a story. What really matters are his economic, foreign and social policies, period. Stop perpetuating this story and report on something much more relevant. -J.F., Roswell, Georgia
Mitt seems to hold his views on Mormonism only as firmly as his views on other issues. It would only hamper him at certain times when he's in, say, Flip mode. In Flop mode, not so much. He'd be better served giving a speech that demonstrates his understanding of the rule of law and of the U.S. Constitution. -Allan, San Jose, California
Jack, Romney should not have to explain anything about his religion, just as the other Republican candidates don't have to explain theirs. This country is starting to be dominated by the right-winged Evangelical Christians who insist on destroying the separation of church and state that this country was founded on. Pathetic. -Justin, Vermont
Jack, I don't care what religion he is; if he can get the country out of the mess that it's in, then he deserves to be president. -M.C.
What message did the Middle East peace summit send to Iran if President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is furious and is calling it a "failure"?
This is exactly what should have been expected. When the biggest player in Middle East politics is not invited to a meeting of all of its neighbors the result could easily be the war that President Bush seems anxious to have. His utter disdain for intelligent diplomacy should be a cause of great alarm. -Charles, Lansing, Michigan
It means little Hitler is running out of friends & his country is getting ready to oust him. His nuke program & flagrant comments about the destruction of Israel will destroy his political power. He still has a friend, Chavez, to drown his sorrows with. -Martin, Ohio
If Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has made a statement that the peace talks have failed, you can bet he is worried. -Carolyn, Sunrise, Florida
A high Arab turnout answers the question. Iran did not like the fact that Arab Nations came to anything that had to do with America or peace. -R., Kent, Ohio
Is Newt Gingrich right to predict Barack Obama will win Iowa "by a surprising margin"?
Could Newt be guilty of wishful thinking? Does he think the Republican nominee could beat Obama, but not Hillary? -Bill, Dickson, Tennessee
I absolutely believe Obama will take a solid lead in Iowa and then win the White House. The American people are ready for change and a different kind of resume... The administration he will build will offer more for ALL Americans. -Andrea
Yes, Newt is correct. The tide has turned from the "old guard political machine" to Obama and a new way of doing business. -S.
Jack, the correct answer is: Who cares what Newt Gingrich thinks? -Matt, Kansas City, Missouri