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Hell Hath No Fury

Posted by Mike on December 6, 2007

I used to listen to Boston’s 96.9 WTKK FM on my way to work every morning. Ever since the station decided to move Don Imus into that time slot instead of Michael Graham, I switched to music. Well this morning I flipped through the stations, landed on 96.9, and heard John Kerry handicapping this year’s Democrat primary. I have to say the interview was amusing on a number of levels.

First off, I laughed during the interview because Kerry displayed all the class you’d expect from a sore loser, harping on President Bush the way he did. But that’s par for the course. What was even more amusing was Kerry’s handicapping of this year’s Democrat primary. Kerry repeatedly heaped praise on his favorite nominees including Joe Biden, Chris Dodd, and She Who Must Not Be Named. He made no mention of his former running mate, John “Polly Prissy Pants” Edwards.

Imus noticed this too. After Kerry droned on and on about the other candidates, the host finally asked Kerry: “do you still hate Edwards?” Kerry was diplomatic, but made it clear that he favored Edwards’ opponents. Sounds like trouble in paradise.  So much for the good old days.

During this campaign, we have already learned that John Edwards is despised by his neighbors. Now we learn that the man who selected him as the man to serve one heartbeat away from the Presidency can’t stand him either. Why is that the people who are closer to Edwards than most seem to have the same opinion of him as we do? Then again, why would Kerry select someone so loathsome to be his running mate in the first place?

Thank God for President Bush.

WARNING: This link will take you to the audio from this morning’s interview, but it will start playing automatically.

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Romney on Religion

Posted by Ryan on December 6, 2007

Mitt Romney is a Mormon.  Some in the MSM seem to have an issue with that by stating even today that “in purely political terms, Romney’s Mormon faith has been an impediment from the start,” as if trying to perpetuate the stereotypes and challenges.  So, Mitt delivered a speech entitled, “Faith in America” today where he outlined his views on religion in the public sphere while trying to assuage those who are apprehensive about a potential Mormon President.

I don’t like how he has to give this speech, and nearly 50 years after John Kennedy did nearly the same on his Roman Catholicism, it doesn’t seem fair.  JFK was not the first Catholic to run for President, but many believe that his speech cooled the fears by this majority non-Catholic nation that a Catholic President would not, in fact, take marching orders from the Pope and could be independent-minded.  JFK won the popular vote by about 120,000 votes, even closer than the 2000 Election.  But, Romney has nonetheless been getting a lot of flak from the MSM and many evangelicals about his Mormon faith over the last few years, which some believe is a “cult” and not a Christian sect worthy of equal respect.  Today, Romney tried to address the common ground his sect shares with the rest of Christianity, while not stepping away from his faith, while also saying how his oath will be to all Americans regardless of faith. 

I liked the speech and I hope it works in getting people to think rationally about Romney the candidate.  Religious bigotry is as bad as any other bigotry.  The other candidates aren’t given nearly this much negative press on their religious views, but Romney saw the writing on the wall and hopefully his speech put all this behind him and the voters, despite how the press spins this in the future.

AP photo.

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