Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Reid: Romney has "sullied" Mormonism

"I never yet met a man that I didn't like."
-Will Rogers

Having died in 1935, Will Rogers never had the opportunity to meet Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

....Reid lashed out at Mitt Romney’s faith during a conference call with reporters, saying he is “not the face of Mormonism” and suggesting he has tarnished the religion.

Reid, a Democrat and the highest-ranking Mormon in U.S. elected office, also said he agrees with claims that Romney has “sullied” the Latter-day Saints faith.

The Nevada senator made the comments during a call Friday, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.

"He’s coming to a state where there are a lot of members of the LDS Church," Reid also said ahead of Romney’s arrival Friday. "They understand that he is not the face of Mormonism."

I guess this is evidence of how Reid isn't a part of the Democrats' strategy sessions in getting President Obama reelected. Many Dems labor under the delusion that Evangelical Christians are so put off by the Mormon faith that enough ECs would consider staying home, especially in the South. If Obama could wrest just one Southern state, four more years would be in the bag. But Dingy Harry apparently blew that cover.

In the end, I never believed Romney's Mormon faith would be a major issue in the Bible Belt. However, the state of Nevada (won by George W. Bush in 2004 and Obama in 2008) is definitely in play. And since 10% of Nevada residents are of the Mormon faith, Reid is employing a very obvious demagoguery tactic. If he can cut into that voter bloc even slightly, it may be enough to keep the state in the "D" column this November. 

It never ceases to amaze me how an empty suit like Harry Reid is in such a vital leadership position. As Dennis Miller once said about the vacuous Reid: "I’m bemused by the fact that the libs fancy themselves as young idealists who are gonna shake it up, and then they’re forced to fall in behind Dorian Gray’s lighting stand-in."



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