And then the county chairman for Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign, Chad Workman, made an unexpected digression: He took direct aim at Mitt Romney’s religion, according to four people at the meeting.
Workman questioned whether Mormons were Christians, discussed an article alleging that the Mormon Church helps fund Hamas, and likened the Mormons’ treatment of women to the Taliban’s, said participants, who requested anonymity to discuss the meeting freely.
One participant summed up Workman’s argument this way: “The fundamental flaw of Mitt Romney…was that he was Mormon, not because he thinks this way or that way on one issue.”
Well, that’s the current favorite nutcase smear. Claim Hamas funding. Unfortunately, Mitt is going to have to endure a great more of this abuse and it’s a shame. Here’s why:
A Florida televangelist, Bill Keller, told followers recently that a vote for Romney is a vote for Satan. And a small group of worshipers from the Faith Christian Outreach Church in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, has been going door-to-door distributing a DVD that takes a critical look at the Mormon Church.
“Our concern was simply that Mormonism has continued to try and pass itself off as a Christian religion, which it is not,” said Monte Knudsen, senior pastor at the church, who insisted the effort was not aimed at hurting Romney’s candidacy.
The rock solid rule of campaigns is that this will not get any better from here. It always gets worse. If Romney were to actually take decent leads it will get incendiary. I’m ashamed there are these types of people in my country.