Mitt Romney questioned on faith - Photo: Gingrich, Romney pre-debate national anthem- Romney sings through each one (fortunately the mic is off - no offence to Mitt Romney but he cannot sing) - image Politico. From the Salt Lake City Tribune: “Romney May Win a Lot of Delegates This Week” is a synopsis of the weekend’s events, including remarks made on the Sunday news shows, specifically New Gingrich’s statement on Milwaukee radio station WTMJ (Romney) "will probably" get the 1,144 convention delegates he needs to win the nomination, but added that Romney still has to earn it.” Going into the primaries this week, Connecticut, Maryland and Wisconsin, all friendly to Romney, it will come as no surprise should Romney handily win this last round of April GOP primaries, specifically against his chief rival, form Pennsylvania Senator, Rick Santorum. Santorum is expecting to do well in two upcoming primaries: North Carolina and Nebraska – noting that a protracted primary is a good thing for the GOP, citing that the protracted primary between then-Sen. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton resulted in the "best candidate" for the Democrats. As the nomination (according to the press) is almost wrapped up (some may see that differently), the left has started to dig into anything and everything possible regarding Mitt Romney as the GOP Nominee. It is no secret that the GOP primacy to date, has been rather ugly, coming from all of those running – ads run against Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum by Ron Paul’s Campaign and Romney’s PAC were brutal, while the same is true in the nature of rebuttal ads by Gingrich’s PAC and the Santorum Campaign. It is a question of airing all the dirty laundry beforehand and as it turns out, those clips and quips, although “shocking” to some in the GOP, may not have the great impact that has been anticipated. This is mainly due to the short attention span of the pubic, and the fact that only a small percentage of the population actually is aware of what has been taking place within the GOP primary process. The maximum audience for a televised debate was in the 7 million viewers’ range, a drop in the bucket compared to a national vote total. Therefore, it is imperative, as times is on the side of all parties concerned, to find other reasons to insinuate and attack the front runner – and these are thinly veiled attempts.An article in the Examienr, suggests that Mitt Romney’s ownership of stock in Goldman Sachs, which firm allegedly had an invested in a sex-trafficking company, somehow makes him complicit. The article goes on to cite the fact that the Bush administration gave the firm TARP monies, as if that somehow confirms the GOP line of complicity. That said, never once is it mentioned in the article that the firm was a major contributor to Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign in fact, the 2nd largest corporate contributor (Open Secrets.org). The non-story to start a story by the Examiner is exactly that. However, this is more in line with what one would expect the left to attack, Mitt Romney as the “Wealthy Guy” or “Mr. 1 Percent”, while ignoring the fact that President Obama also is not hurting for cash. What one does not expect, especially in this era of the politically correct, is an attack on Romney’s Religion: From Christian News Today comes a piece entitled “A Mormon American, Brought to You by Mitt Romney which goes in-depth into the doctrine of the Mormon Church, and names prominent Republican’s who are Mormon, and most notably absent? The Senate Majority Leader: one Democrat Harry Reid. The article presented on the auspices of being “Christian” is specifically rounded on the conversations from a “Mormon Feminist”, who had had discussions with Mitt Romney in Massachusetts as he was running for the Senate against Ted Kennedy. This Mormon Feminist is a professor at Suffolk University, the article referred to in the Christina News Today article, focuses on a pro-abortion stance which was framed as a “ruse” to get elected. However, upon researching the subject, an article found on www.scoop.co.nz suggests that Romney’s pro-life stance was the problem. He, as a member of the church, tried to convince a woman to carry her child to term, the leftist feminist was outraged: the Title says it all: “Bishop Romney's Sadistic Anti-Abortion Counseling”. To clarify Bishop before anyone’s panties are in a bunch, the article does state that a Bishop in the Mormon Church is similar to lay clergy in the Catholic Church. Therefore, what we have here is a “Christian” article referring to a college professor who is left of center, taking umbrage with Romney for not supporting abortion! If this article were written by a left-of center secular driven blog, one might not give it a second glance, however, it was written from a “Christian” perspective, and that Christian Perspective had no problem with the source being a pro-abortion – anti life feminist. The crux of the article in its totality was that Romney would rule the nation through the Mormon Church, similar to the migrated articles and questions regarding Romney’s rival Rick Santorum taking his marching orders from the Pope, and so and so forth. It is the most ludicrous of all types of attacks on candidates regardless of faith. It is clearly a case where the religion (or denomination in some cases) has been co-opted by political ideology. One merely has to look at the Catholic Church in America to understand that voting bloc is basically Democrat, regardless of the pro-abortion stance. (However, the Church is flexing its muscles a bit in regards to issues of Life.) A recent article regarding Ted Kennedy’s widow, Victoria is a prime example: She was to receive an honorary degree from a Catholic College in MA, which was rescinded due to her stance on pro-abortion and gay marriage – she was outraged (as well as the commenter’s on the Boston Globe Website.)What it does boil down to, in all reality, it matters not what brand on religion, one subscribes to, be it a politician or a school bus driver, it is a guarantee of the Constitution that no religion will be made primary, and that all religions are a matter of choice in our nation. Unless of course, someone wants to run for President, then the dangers of religion are brought to the forefront. Would it not be best to have a President that has some moral reference, rather than one who was non-religious? One who subscribed to the school of self – such as a Hitler, or Stalin? The fact that it is the left who is using the “religion” card, is what is most telling, even the fact that it is shrouded in a “Christian” news service piece, is somewhat disingenuous – one sees Pontius Pilate washing his hand – as if the party/pilot has nothing to do with the slander.Expect more creative attacks from the left, as Romney nears the nomination. The more he is seen, and his personality is found to be less stiff than previously reported, that he has a sense of humor, that he is Presidential, and stands before the American people roundly attacked by his GOP opponents in the race, with a ready answer to each, it leaves the left little to go on – in retrospect, his record as Governor of Massachusetts as compared to the President’s will yield little, and the Obama Health Care plan, may be a non-issue after the Supreme Court finalizes it’s decision on constitutionality of the law. Therefore, the campaign will be about the President’s Record – something the GOP and the Romney Campaign are more than ready to take on, being well-financed, and battled tested.
read more: The Attacks on Mitt Romney Begin from the Left – Financial Holdings to His Mormon Faith – As The Republican Candidate Move’s Closer to the Nomination