Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Sunday, February 18, 2007
People of Faith
Mitt Romney's got a problem.

The whole notion of his Mormonism is getting way too much ink these days. A full quarter of all voters say they wouldn't vote for a Mormon (maybe they thought the poll was about morons?). That's up from historical levels.

But tell me, who is it that has made faith such a central issue in political campaigns? Atrios:
It's become vogue for politicians to make their religious beliefs, their "faith,"central parts of their campaigns. If they do so, it's quite fair for people take a look at just what those beliefs are.

Romney says only a "person of faith" can be president. Plenty of people are going to say they don't want a Mormon to be president. Is this bigotry, an objection to belief (or lack), or both?
I don't agree that politicians should be rated based on their level of "faith", but Romney does. Live by the sword, die by the sword eh Mitt?