The Ugly Starts Early Even For Republicans
Anonymous critics aim at Romney
Anonymous mailings critical of GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, on the eve of what has become an all-important Spartanburg straw poll, have raised the specter of a long, nasty battle between now and the 2008 S.C. Republican primary.
One of the pieces was sent via U.S. mail Monday to several Spartanburg County Republicans. The letter, a copy of which was obtained by The State, is a six-page attack on Romney’s record on abortion, gun control, taxes and “conservative values.”
The e-mail is headlined: “Mitt Romney has a family secret he doesn’t want you to know.”
It says: “Those dark suspicions you hide deep inside yourself about Mormonism are trying to tell you something. Trust your instincts! æ.æ.æ. The light of truth will burn through the smoke and mirrors of Mitt Romney’s movie star looks and crafty words!”
The e-mail includes a copy of a recent Associated Press story about how Romney’s ancestors practiced polygamy.
See, no matter how much they natter on about wanting a "Person of Faith" IT IS NOT TRUE. What they want is "A PERSON OF THE RIGHT Faith*".
*White Evangelical Conservative Waiting For The End Times in Tim LaHayes' Bomb Shelter
"People of Faith," despite its general acceptance as an inclusive term, is actually an exclusionary one, not just against nonbelievers like myself, but also against other non-dominant religions in which the concept of "faith," while usually present in some form, doesn't play a central role. (snip)
Romney's going to find out that it's not important whether you're a "person of faith." What's important is that you're a person of the right faith.