Mitt Romney Doesn’t Think God Helped Him Become Rich


In a somehow overlooked commencement address at Southern Virginia University on Saturday, Mitt Romney told the mostly Mormon graduating class that ability, effort, and freakish chance will determine their financial and professional success. As for God, he’s indifferent. “I don’t think God cares whether you get rich,” Romney said, adding that “a lot of religious people” he knows think that God will help them with their investments. 

Later in the speech, Romney advised the students to have a “quiver full of kids if you can,” which is a Biblical reference, although “binder full of kids” would have been funnier.