I don’t often use this space to get political, but this Youtube video of Mitt Romney addressing a heckler is deeply disturbing to me:
Rather than be brave and say anything about how a person’s religious beliefs (or lack of religious beliefs) should have absolutely no bearing on their candidacy or electability, Romney takes the easy way out and panders to the crowd. He says this:
“One of the great things about this great land is we have people of different faiths and different persuasions…We need to have a person of faith lead the country”
Basically saying “Maybe I’m a fraud, but at least I’m not an atheist!
To applause and a standing ovation.
When are we going to reach a point when candidates aren’t judged by their religious beliefs and are evaluated by their actual policies and actions?