Suddenly what Mormons believe matters in a Presidental Election

by Datechguy | April 2nd, 2012

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Suddenly what Mormons believe matters in a Presidental Election

The left will pound the Mor­mon reli­gion on its his­tory and on oppo­si­tion on Gay Mar­riage in Cal­i­for­nia DaT­e­chGuy 2÷1÷12

It doesn’t mat­ter how “mod­er­ate” any GOP can­di­date is, said can­di­date will be painted as a racist, sex­ist, bigot, homo­phobe, reli­gious fanatic. DTG 2÷2÷12

if Rom­ney is the gen­eral elec­tion can­di­date the left and the media will be going whole hog on the “Mor­mons are creepy” busi­ness and they will be play­ing it in the south in an attempt to depress the GOP vote while try­ing to excite Black vot­ers, par­tic­u­larly in the south (remem­ber the African American’s for Obama busi­ness) in the hopes of steal­ing a state or two. DTG 3÷7÷12

Can’t you see the five-​part New York Times series on the his­tory of Mor­monism? Can’t you see Brian Williams on NBC Nightly News and David Gre­gory on Meet the Press doing Seri­ous Jour­nal­ism about all the beliefs and prac­tices of the LDS, and pon­der­ously ask­ing What It Means for Amer­ica? Robert Stacy McCain 3÷6÷12

And Right on cue.…

Wash­ing­ton Post 4÷2÷13: Rom­ney con­fronted over Mor­mon doctrines

CNN 4÷2÷12: Rom­ney fields hos­tile ques­tion on Mormonism

Politico 4÷2÷12: Rom­ney bats away Mor­monism ques­tion

The Hill 4÷2÷12: Rom­ney pressed on Mor­monism, race at Wis­con­sin cam­paign event

Medi­ate 4÷2÷12: Rom­ney Quickly Shoots Down Audi­ence Member’s Ques­tion About Book Of Mormon

ABC 4÷2÷12: Mor­mon Ques­tion Sparks Tense Moment Dur­ing Mitt Rom­ney Town Hall

From the ABC story:

Hatch later told reporters that he is a Ron Paul sup­porter and had come to the Rom­ney event to find out if the can­di­date believed in the Book of Mor­mon. “Either he believes the Book of Mor­mon, or he doesn’t,” he said. “That’s what it comes down to. So either he believes it, and he believes what these things say right here, or he doesn’t. And from what I under­stand he just denounced his faith up there.”

I think that’s an impor­tant issue,” said Hatch. “He’s going up against a black guy! He’s going against Obama. This is a racial issue.”

For those naïve enough or fool­ish enough to actu­ally believe defeat­ing San­to­rum would make sure Reli­gion would not be an issue in this cam­paign Stacy McCain pro­vides the explaina­tion:

As long as the media and the Democ­rats (but I repeat myself) saw the GOP nom­i­na­tion being in doubt, Romney’s sta­tus as a bishop in the LDS church was treated as off-​limits, except when it was used as a club to clob­ber evan­gel­i­cal Chris­t­ian vot­ers for their sup­posed anti-​Mormon prejudice.

By con­trast, recall how often Rick Santorum’s sup­port for Catholic doc­trine — espe­cially his church’s oppo­si­tion to arti­fi­cial con­tra­cep­tion — was a fre­quent sub­ject of main­stream media “controversy.”

Now that Democ­rats are near-​certain that Rom­ney is the nom­i­nee, how­ever, the media is going to start cov­er­ing Mitt’s Mor­monism in a very seri­ous way — “Oh, look, he’s a fringe kook!” — as if this were an entirely legit­i­mate topic of polit­i­cal discussion.

Don’t say you weren’t warned.

The left will pound the Mormon religion on its history and on opposition on Gay Marriage in California DaTechGuy 2/1/12

It doesn’t matter how “moderate” any GOP candidate is, said candidate will be painted as a racist, sexist, bigot, homophobe, religious fanatic. DTG 2/2/12

if Romney is the general election candidate the left and the media will be going whole hog on the “Mormons are creepy” business and they will be playing it in the south in an attempt to depress the GOP vote while trying to excite Black voters, particularly in the south (remember the African American’s for Obama business) in the hopes of stealing a state or two. DTG 3/7/12

Can’t you see the five-part New York Times series on the history of Mormonism? Can’t you see Brian Williams on NBC Nightly News and David Gregory on Meet the Press doing Serious Journalism about all the beliefs and practices of the LDS, and ponderously asking What It Means for America? Robert Stacy McCain 3/6/12

And Right on cue….

Washington Post 4/2/13: Romney confronted over Mormon doctrines

CNN 4/2/12: Romney fields hostile question on Mormonism

Politico 4/2/12: Romney bats away Mormonism question

The Hill 4/2/12: Romney pressed on Mormonism, race at Wisconsin campaign event

Mediate 4/2/12: Romney Quickly Shoots Down Audience Member’s Question About Book Of Mormon

ABC 4/2/12: Mormon Question Sparks Tense Moment During Mitt Romney Town Hall

From the ABC story:

Hatch later told reporters that he is a Ron Paul supporter and had come to the Romney event to find out if the candidate believed in the Book of Mormon. “Either he believes the Book of Mormon, or he doesn’t,” he said. “That’s what it comes down to. So either he believes it, and he believes what these things say right here, or he doesn’t. And from what I understand he just denounced his faith up there.”

“I think that’s an important issue,” said Hatch. “He’s going up against a black guy! He’s going against Obama. This is a racial issue.”

For those naive enough or foolish enough to actually believe defeating Santorum would make sure Religion would not be an issue in this campaign Stacy McCain provides the explaination:

As long as the media and the Democrats (but I repeat myself) saw the GOP nomination being in doubt, Romney’s status as a bishop in the LDS church was treated as off-limits, except when it was used as a club to clobber evangelical Christian voters for their supposed anti-Mormon prejudice.

By contrast, recall how often Rick Santorum’s support for Catholic doctrine — especially his church’s opposition to artificial contraception — was a frequent subject of mainstream media “controversy.”

Now that Democrats are near-certain that Romney is the nominee, however, the media is going to start covering Mitt’s Mormonism in a very serious way — “Oh, look, he’s a fringe kook!” — as if this were an entirely legitimate topic of political discussion.

Don’t say you weren’t warned.

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