J Walking

Mitt Romney appears to have given his “religion” speech already. Suddenly, those who decided to use “push polls” in Iowa to attack his Mormon faith are seeing him take the moral high ground, calling such tactics “un-American,” especially as we prepare for Thanksgiving. If this story has legs, which it might, it will give him opportunity after opportunity in the next week to repeat the mantra – in America it is wrong to discriminate against people because of their faith. It is a quintessentially American message.It is also a message perfect for the evangelical community. Evangelicals feel oppressed by politics, the media, and the culture. Now Romney can say he feels their pain; he knows what it means to be the victim of religious bigotry. This situation gives him a priceless opportunity to turn one of his biggest potential liabilities – his faith – into an asset.

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