Will Voters Feel Big Love for Mormon Mitt?


Syndicated columnist Cal Thomas notes a recent national poll which found that 37 percent of Americans wouldn't vote for a presidential candidate who is a Mormon (read: Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, son of brainwashed '68 presidential wash-out Michigan Gov. George Romney). Muses Thomas:

I am reminded of a comedy bit by the late Steve Allen. Allen would take a camera and microphone into the street and ask people, "Could you ever vote for an openly heterosexual person for president?" The shocked interviewee would fervently respond, "Oh, no, I could never do that." It was funny, but it also said something about the ignorance of the individual being quizzed.

And then, channeling legendary jaywalkers such as Roland Barthes and Jerry Rubin, Thomas continueth:

If an ambulance hits me, I care less where or how the driver worships than I do about his sense of direction to the nearest hospital. It troubles me not that a Mormon might be president. It does trouble me a great deal that so many people would think a person's faith—whether one shares it or not—should be the only reason to deny someone the presidency.

Whole col here.

Anti-Steve Allen bit here.

Ezra Taft Benson's grandson's anti-Ezra Taft Benson Web site here.

Arthur Conan Doyle's anti-Mormon Sherlock Holmes novel A Study in Scarlet here.

Info on John Ford's great pro-Mormon film Wagon Master here.

Appreciation of George Romney's role as head of American Motors here.