by user Myclob
He tried to convince the French, for two years of his life to: stop drinking alcohol (including wine), smoking tobacco, attend church every Sunday for 3 hours, go on missions themselves, and to give 10% of their money to the Mormon church. If Mitt can convince people to do that, he can convince them to do anything! And just to have his arms tied behind his back, he did this all in his non-native language of French.
Asking the French to give up wine, is like asking them to give up cheese, or loosing wars! I think they also have the highest rate of smoking in Europe .
Like everyone smokes in France. It's like they are stuck in the 70s.
They are all Catholic, but none of them go to Church. And Romney asked for them to go to church for 3 hours. I hear that there are more Muslims attending mosques than there are Christians attending church in France! And this isn't just any church were you can sit back in the pews. The Mormon church has no paid ministry, so if you join the church, you are expected to work.
To tell you the truth, I don't know if Romney had any success while in France, but I was thinking of Romney in hostile territory in Taxachussetts, but he has probably been in hostile territory for a good part of his life. I mean, I am from Idaho. Idaho is the most republican state in the union. It takes nothing to be a Republican in Idaho (outside of Sun Valley). But I admire Mitt for fighting against the stream, and doing a good Job in Massachusetts.