If a racist stops being racist and is not racist for thirty years, are we going to still consider them inadequate for office because of it?
I don't see Mitt's religion as being a big deal. I'm surprised it hasn't been brought up more since it is a pretty crazy religion. All religion takes a leap of faith, but some leaps are off the top of a house and some are from the grand canyon. Mormonism is from the top of freaking Everest if you can close your eyes and honestly be okay with one guy reading your religious text off gold tablets only he ever saw. But hey as long as it doesn't influence his decisions anymore than the GOP already bases their entire plan on the Bible, who cares. That reminds me, Ryan essentially said in the debate he has no issue forcing his religious beliefs on others through abortion regulation.
Mormonism used to be racist but now has plenty of black members. I'm not going to fault the guy for the decisions of his religion decades ago. I'd rather fault the guy for constantly changing positions, his absolute blatant refusal to give a single example of a deduction or loophole being closed to somehow balance out his 20% tax cut, his support for abortion legislation, etc. You know, decisions that matter right now, not ones from the 70s.
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I'm referring to what I think press coverage should be, not campaign tactics for Obama. Depressingly, Obama remotely questioning LDS in any way would absolutely hurt him in the election.
When someone's never really been asked about it, we have no idea what their stance on it was or is. I mean, I know Romney's happy to lie and disavow that he was ever OK with racism, but someone in the press should at least mention that he was an active participant in a deeply racist organization.