Friday, May 11, 2007

"Utah, we are really not as stupid as the rest of the country thinks we are...This is the place!" (As sung in the tune of our state song)

Because Borin' Orrin doesn't make us look like morons already...

I hate to post info from two articles from the same magazine on the same day, but today TNR just had some great material.

This article asks if social conservatives can vote for a Mormon. The answer of one:

"In the wake of last week's Republican debate, in fact, I started calling around to chat with social conservatives about the field of presidential wannabes. One prominent activist graciously took time out from burning an effigy of Rudy What's-the-Big-Deal-About-Roe? Giuliani to share this tidbit: "I asked a friend of mine who's a pastor in Middle America, 'You have a choice between two candidates: Hillary Clinton versus someone who is good on social issues and who is a Mormon.' And my friend said, 'I don't think I could vote for a Mormon.' "
The article goes on to say that Romney needs to make it clear that he is not so connected to his church. It even goes as far to say that Romney should *gasp* become a DEMOCRAT!

Craziness, I know!

Author Michelle Cottle asks Romney:
"So why not take a walk on the dark side, Mitt? Forget about trying to convince all those nervous evangelicals of your doctrinal acceptability and start thinking about ways to cut greenhouse gases, woo immigrants, and get us the hell out of Iraq. If you don't like it, you can always flip-flop back to the GOP in 2012. In the meantime, just think of how much fun you and Sharpton could have hanging out at next summer's Democratic convention."
Now, THAT would be a fun convention!