When Mitt Romney's father, George, ran for president in 1968, no one paid the slightest attention to the fact that he was a Mormon. What's happened since 1968? The GOP's deliberately divisive faith-based politics. Mitt Romney today paid the price for his party's deeply un-American, utterly ruthless and unprincipled exploitation.
Most unintentionally funny line from Mitt the Flip:
"Americans tire of those who would jettison their beliefs even to gain the world."
From there he wandered into contradictory drivel both reaffirming his belief in Jesus and then denying that he would, or should explain his religion.
Totally leaves agnostics and atheists out of the laundry list of creeds he respects. Gosh, imagine my surprise. Then he pivots and attacks "secularists," demonizing one group in order to make his point that we shouldn't demonize his group. Lovely.
Mitt spends the speech having it both ways: only the religious are qualified to lead, and denomination doesn't matter. Faith is vital, and yet not so much the question of faith in what, exactly. Faith in, um, good stuff. Shhh. No details.
Yeah? How about if we were talking bout snake handlers, Mitt? Still you'd insist that a person of faith is preferable to one without, and still you'd assert that details are irrelevant?
What a greasy creep this guy is. That having been said, given the state of the electorate (particularly in Iowa) it was a very effective speech.