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God-O-Meter

romney10.jpgCheck out this line from Mitt Romney’s interview yesterday with ABC News’ Charlie Gibson:

“We never selected our president based on which church he went to. That would be a very sad day if we were ever to do so.”

The line seems harmless enough–another attempt by Romney to elevate the national debate over his Mormonism to a question of whether a candidate ought to be discriminated against because of his religion. But God-o-Meter wonders if there’s something more at work here. Can’t Romney’s quote be read as an argument against the surging Mike Huckabee? Rather than saying his own religion shouldn’t be a bar to the presidency, Romney is saying that voters shouldn’t support a candidate because of his religion. Who else could Romney be referring to?


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