Thursday, December 06, 2007
Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has basically been pressured into giving a speech on his Mormon faith. (That's Mitt there saying, "Mormons are A-OK!")
Here's an article about it on CNN.
Mitt seems to be a fairly centrist guy in my book, though all the current crop of Republicans claim to be conservative.
But everywhere he goes, and in every interview I've ever seen with him, Mr. Romney is asked about his Mormon faith as if he has two heads and needs to explain what it's like to be two-headed.
I do not believe many of the same things that my Mormon friends do about theology, but come on people, give the man a break!
Democratic Senator Harry Reid has been a powerful man in Washington, D.C. for decades and I've never once heard him asked about his Mormon faith.
Being the type of lightning-quick intellect that can only be produced in Louisiana public schools, I can only come up with one reason that this is happening with Mitt Romney and not Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid:
Most "journalists" don't have enough sense to realize their own bias in that they demand that a Republican Mormon explain his beliefs in a public speech because his political views differ from theirs and somehow the Mormon thing scares them; while on the other hand, Senator Reid has proven himself a world-class yes man for whatever the Democratic Party believes at any given moment and is therefore "safe" despite his claim to be a Mormon like Mitt Romney.
And then people turn around and look at you with a totally serious face and wonder how we can believe that the majority of the mainstream media in this country are biased toward liberal/Democratic Party views.
I don't believe for one second his speech has anything to do with reducing the fears of possible Republican voters but that this is to hopefully shut up the reporters' incessant questioning of his faith so that he can then talk about something else on the campaign trail.
But that's just my own opinion.