John Herbert sums it up in one sentence:
Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is not electable.
You got that right. But let’s delve a little deeper.
Romney’s challenge is that one out of three Americans gives Mormonism unfavorable marks, that’s worse than any other religion. Only atheism rates lower.
It would seem that, although not entirely Mittens’ fault, Mormonism doesn’t recognize the simple fact that life begins at conception.
Christian fundamentalists, who control much of Florida’s conservative politics, may buy into a pro-life Romney. But they remain queasy, if not about the flip-flopping, putting our nation in the hands of someone they see as a heretic. Mormonism rejects the pro-life stance that life begins at conception.
Now, that’s just crazy! And there’s more.
If you’ve read Jon Krakauer’s unnerving narrative, “Under the Banner of Heaven,” you could easily believe that murder and polygamy are firmly ingrained in Mormon history.
Now that’s what America needs more of! And scofflaws galore reside in Mitt’s “church.” And that’s just great!
A California taxpayer, a Mormon, lost a verdict over his refusal to pay Social Security taxes. His reasoning: “The Social Security system violates the teachings of my church. Mormons take care of their own.”
Wow, now that’s logical, eh, Mr. Spock? Actually that last bit is positively spooky, so let’s end on a pleasant note:
There are only about 14 million Mormons worldwide.