From The New York Times:
Mitt Romney will deliver a speech entitled “Faith in America,” addressing his Mormon religion, on Thursday at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Tex.
The George H. W. Bush Library? Hasn’t the old bastard caused us enough suffering already?
His campaign is describing the address as an opportunity for Mr. Romney to “share his views on religious liberty, the grand tradition religious tolerance has played in the progress of our nation and how the governor’s own faith would inform his presidency if he were elected.”
Religious tolerance? Hmmmm, I think I will ask all the Jews, Buddhists, Muslims, and atheists who are currently running for President about that.
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Mr. Romney personally made the decision to give the speech last week, feeling it was the right moment to do so, his advisers said.
He personally felt it was the right moment as soon as the results from the polls came in and all of his advisers said he should do it.
Suspicions about his Mormon beliefs, which many conservative Christians consider to be heretical, have dogged Mr. Romney’s candidacy since it began, with many polls showing large numbers of Americans would not vote for a Mormon presidential candidate.
Oh, ya wacky Christians! It’s not like ol’ Mittsie is gonna practice the kind of religious tolerance he is asking for! Cabinet positions in a Mittsie cabinet? Muslims need not apply! By the way, now that Marie Osmond’s gig on Dancing With the Stars is over–well, i am not supposed to tell, but can you say Secretary of State!!?
The timing of his decision cannot be ignored. It comes only a week after Mike Huckabee, a former Baptist pastor who a new Des Moines Register poll shows has now passed Mr. Romney for the lead among likely caucus-goers in Iowa, began airing a television ad that highlighted his identity as a “Christian leader.” Mr. Huckabee’s rise in the polls has been fueled by evangelical Christians.