Romney’s Favorite Novel

Battlefield Earth?

When asked his favorite novel in an interview shown yesterday on the Fox News Channel, Mitt Romney pointed to “Battlefield Earth,” a novel by L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. That book was turned into a film by John Travolta, a Scientologist.

A spokesman said later it was one of Mr. Romney’s favorite novels.
“I’m not in favor of his religion by any means,” Mr. Romney, a Mormon, said. “But he wrote a book called ‘Battlefield Earth’ that was a very fun science-fiction book.” Asked about his favorite book, Mr. Romney cited the Bible.


  1. How sad. Forget about the Scientology connection. That he then had to qualify his response with “the Bible,” further legitimizing himself with Christian Right. Give me an f’n break.

  2. That he’d answer “The Bible” is kinda interesting, even though he has no option but to do so, if he wants to run… For Christians, the New Testament replaces, or updates the Old Testament (whenever there are discrepancies between the two). And for Mormons, the Book of Mormon trumps the Bible. Of course, most Christians don’t know this — and if he’d picked the Book of Mormon as his fave, he would obviously be out of the running…

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