Morality, Not Theology
The importance of Romney’s Liberty University speech.
May 28, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 35 • By MEIR Y. SOLOVEICHIK
Like Soloveitchik, Romney emphasized that these shared moral convictions revolve about essential aspects of our civilization:
The speech produced rave reviews from evangelical leaders, and rightly so. There are many unexpected twists and turns yet to play out in the election, not to mention the conventions and debates. But if the first Wednesday in November leaves us looking at President-elect Romney, elected in part by a united conservative base whose divisions in 2008 destroyed his dream, we will look back on the Liberty University speech as a major moment.
Meir Y. Soloveichik is director of the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University and associate rabbi at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun in Manhattan.