Sometimes I get emails that are so spot-on I ask if I can just publish them, and I did, so here you go:
I have been saying for years that no way, no how will the American South line up behind Romney, for the simple reason that he’s a Mormon.
I don’t understand why this hasn’t gotten its due in the media. But for generations, evangelical Christians have been told from the pulpit that Mormons are cult members. Just like Jehovah’s Witnesses, Heaven’s Gate and Moonies. They’re not subtle about it either. There’s always that one Sunday a year when they have the special Sunday School lesson about the crazy stuff all that those “other” religions believe, and Mormons are always always included with the craziest of the crazies. This isn’t something voters might be willing to say to pollsters, but they ALL think it. Mormons are cult members. It’s as ingrained in evangelical / Southern Baptist dogma as the hostility toward gays. But you wouldn’t know this from listening to Chuck Todd’s analysis. In spite of his other flaws as a candidate, I honestly think if Mitt wasn’t wearing magic underwear, he’d have had this thing locked up from the get go.
I think that’s why (in addition to all the racist stuff about food stamps) we saw South Carolinians lining up behind an ethically challenged, admitted man whore like Newt — because as bad as he is, at least they know he’s not a goddamn cult member. I have seen this coming for years.
Also – am I the only person who dreads a possible Newt v. Obama general? As crazy as Newt is, I think it’s pretty clear that we can’t count on the media to correct or debunk a damn thing he says. “IS Obama a European soshulist radical who wants everyone dependent on Food Stamps? That’s the focus of this morning’s Meet The Press…”
Also, too — I want to rip my dick off every time I hear anyone say that Newt is a “brilliant” or “good” debater. He’s just a brazen sociopath who occasionally talks in complete sentences. The shit he says in debates is “brilliant” in the same sense than going down to the Dairy Mart with a ski mask and a Glock 9 is a “brilliant” way to make 600 bucks.
I know DougJ loves the Newt candidacy, but I’m with this emailer.