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AP’s Political Trash
Posted by: McQ on Sunday, February 25, 2007

This is just a plain old political hit piece:
While Mitt Romney condemns polygamy and its prior practice by his Mormon church, the Republican presidential candidate's great-grandfather had five wives and at least one of his great-great grandfathers had 12.
Who cares?!

What have what his great-great and great-great-great grandfathers done or believed in have to do with Mitt Romney?

Look, I'm not particularly a Romney fan (to changeable in my estimation) nor do I think he'll win the Republican nomination, but I thought we got over this "sins of the father" nonsense centuries ago.

The reason I call this a hit piece is there is nothing relevant about Romney or his policies or his beliefs in the piece. It's about what his forefathers did ... something over which he has no control whatsoever, and, unless someone can produce an extra wife or two for him, has no relevance to him whatsoever.

It's only purpose, much like some of the press during John Kennedy's run for the presidency, is to raise questions about his choice of religion. Jennifer Dobner and Glen Johnson of AP should be ashamed to put their names to this piece of trash.
 
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Polygamy by a Republican’s great-great grandfather is BAD.

Adultery, sexual harassement and intern diddling by a Democrat President = Acceptable.

Just for those keeping score at home.
 
Written By: shark
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Look, I’m not particularly a Romney fan (to changeable in my estimation) nor do I think he’ll win the Republican nomination...
At this point, basically on gut instinct, I lean toward Romney over McCain or Giuliani. My sense is that Romney is a pragmatic businessman at heart.

At the moment, he is saying all the the socially conservative platitudes that any Republican has to say in order to keep the Religious Right from withholding support, or God forbid, campaigning against him. I don’t really hold that against him.

I don’t like McCain.

I don’t know enough about Giuliani’s vision of government, but for some reason he sets of the klaxons on my BS detector just by walking onto a stage.

I don’t think that either Hillary or Obama would do too much damage as President, but Hillary would bring that whole sleazy Clinton machine back into the White House. If she wins, will she return the White House furniture?

I think any of the Republican candidates would be better than either Hillary or Obama, so I have to root for Hillary since she will probably lose to any of the Repugs in a general election.

Edwards would be a disaster.
 
Written By: Aldo
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Ironically, Romney’s he only GOP candidate of the three majors who has had only one wife.
 
Written By: Diffus
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Ironically, Romney’s he only GOP candidate of the three majors who has had only one wife.
That’s classic Diffus. Classic. But let’s not let the real details into this. Romney is bad because 100 years ago, his ancestors practiced some questionable marriage practices.
 
Written By: meagain
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Fair is fair. Let’s who which democrat’s great-great granfather was a slave owner?
 
Written By: Harun
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My sense is that Romney is a pragmatic businessman at heart.
Like George W.? I’d really like to think we can do better than that.

But then, looking over the other candidates, maybe not.

It’s going to be a long campaign...
 
Written By: Billy Hollis
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I wanted to leave a comment for the AP writers but, alas, no comments.
I think they should do a follow-up on the 53 year old Mohammed marrying 6 year old Aisha. Being the gentleman that he was he waited until she was 9 years old to consummate the marriage. You know, somehow I don’t think they’re as critical of Islam as they are of Mormanism.
 
Written By: tom scott
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You know, somehow I don’t think they’re as critical of Islam as they are of Mormanism.
Because the Morman’s really don’t care what the AP thinks. Now the radical Muslims... whoooo weeeeee, they’d open up a can of jihadi whoop a$$ is they read something like that...
 
Written By: meagain
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His grandfather? Unpaid parking tickets. I swear.
 
Written By: the wolf
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"...But ...how is it none of this was ever mentioned when Mitt’s father George ran for the presidency in 1968?
Was it because he was adamantly against the Vietnam War, and therefore a far preferable choice to Richard Nixon — at least in the eyes of our watchdog media?
And how often was Mo Udall’s Mormonism mentioned when he ran for president? Didn’t his great-great grandparents practice polygamy? But our one party media are experts at selective and timely outrage."
This from a tabloid piece on Obama’s father which draws from the same well as the Romney article.
 
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