Pat Robertson Dislikes Mitt Romney
This is soooo confusing. Pat Robertson doesn't like Mitt Romney. His TV Network, CBN, has been attacking Romney relentlessly. Today, they hit Romney for his principled stand against teaching intelligent design in schools. They also manage to insult Romney's religion in the process. Key graphs.
The Brody File is at it again. Another little scoop. According to an interview Mitt Romney did with The Boston Globe in December of 2005, the former Governor of Massachusetts said he was against the teaching of intelligence design in public schools. There are quite a few Evangelicals who believe the exact opposite; that intelligent design should indeed be taught in public schools alongside Evolution.
The last thing Romney needs is another reason for Evangelicals not to vote for him. His Mormonism is an issue for some. His past flip flops give some pause. Now, past statements against teaching intelligent design in public school. That may play well in a General Election but to put it in football terms, Mitt Romney needs to get out of the first rounds of the playoffs before he competes in the SuperBowl. The first round of the playoffs are the GOP Primaries. Evangelicals will play a key role, especially in the South. Romney wants to be the candidate for Evangelicals. John McCain and Giuliani less so because they've been painted as either a maverick or moderate. So that's why issues like this can hurt Romney more.
The quandry for me is "Who do I root for?" in this battle. Romney is a flip-flopping snake oil salesman, and Pat Robertson is an intolerant, bigoted snake oil salesman. Is there any way both can lose?