I’m sure this isn’t just happening in Iowa:
Representatives for leading social conservative groups in Iowa held a secret meeting Monday as part of an effort with one main goal: find and support a Republican presidential candidate who can stop Mitt Romney in Iowa.
The idea: avoid splintering the conservative vote in the state by rallying around one GOP rival who could win Iowa’s Jan. 3 caucus and then challenge Romney in New Hampshire and the other early voting states.
Many social conservatives and other religious leaders in the state have openly labeled the former Massachusetts governor as a “flip-flopper,” a criticism the campaign frequently beats back, while others have seen Romney’s Mormon faith as an issue. And many of them have openly hoped for someone to emerge as a viable alternative to the former Massachusetts governor.
The most ridiculous thing about that lame smear peace by Ben Smith and JMart a while back, when they insisted that the Obama campaign pointing out Romney is weird is somehow an attack on his Mormonism, was that anyone with half a brain realizes the Obama team would never have to touch the Mormon issue. The religious nuts in the GOP will make sure everyone knows Romney is in a cult and wears funny underpants. The Obama team just needs to sit aside and watch.