Instead of facing the proverbial music over the lousy economy and the even lousier recovery, the Obama administration and its surrogates constantly grasp at straws, hoping to find a good, solid diversion. The latest, I'm told, is the casting of doubts about Mitt Romney and his Mormon faith, hoping to dissuade evangelicals. They question whether or not a President Romney would take orders from his church's leader.
Whether you support him or despise him, Romney's religion should have nothing to do with your decision. It reminds me of a tactic used by Republicans against JFK in 1960. He, possibly being the first Roman Catholic president, and his spiritual leader happening to be a foreign head-of-state, was a cause for concern for some.
It didn't work then, and it won't now. The Hollywood surrogates have been at it for the past few years, at least since Romney seriously started running for president. HBO's "Big Love" and TLC's "Sister Wives" showed us the seamier side. As a kid in school my American History teachers always spoke of the Mormons as being industrious, financially responsible people who never sought government assistance, always taking care of their own. Now, at least on television, they are portrayed as being nut jobs and flakes. I guess what puzzles me the most is that our "friend," Harry Reid, himself a Mormon, never speaks out against the defamatory remarks against his fellow Mormons.
Politics aside, you'd think Reid would say something. Harry Reid is a coward. He refuses to allow a vote on any House Republican-sponsored budget, or bill of any kind. Is he afraid that it might pass? He won't spew his anti-Romney rhetoric off the Senate floor, where he would actually have to back up what he says, or risk being sued. And now, he won't even defend his own faith against the onslaught of negative propaganda. What a man!