He Said No
Earlier, I wrote about the very low bar the right-wing media set for Willard Romney's "Come to Jesus" speech. Here are some lolights:
CBN's David Brody, who was at the speech, practically gives a standing [sic] O:
"Mitt Romney didn't just look like a president today. He sounded and behaved like one too . . .
"The line that stood out to me was the following--twenty words to be exact: 'Some believe that such a confession of my faith will sink my candidacy. If they are right, so be it.'
"You see, with that line, Mitt Romney became human. Whether you believe him or not isn't the point. The line comes off like someone who cares more about his principles and what he believes rather than the highest office in the land."
And here's Nooners, giving Willard another O:
He will not disavow his religion. "My faith is the faith of my fathers. I will be true to them and to my beliefs."
Bracingly: "Some believe that such a confession of my faith will sink my candidacy. If they are right, so be it."
There you have it. Romney appeared Presidential because he didn't give a speech disavowing his Mormon faith. In the twisted minds of Brody and Nooners, it was conceivable that Willard might have started his speech by declaring that he was born again and ended the speech with a full-immersion baptism performed by Joel Osteen. Thus, by refusing to adopt a moronic strategy which would have cost him every vote save Hugh Hewitt's, Willard showed that he is fully qualified for the highest office in the Nation.
P.S. to Nooners, Pornmumu, Pantload ans the rest wondering why Willard didn't mention atheists: He did, implicitly, in the part of the speech bashing "Old Europe" and its empty cathedrals. He didn't say anything good about them because he's sucking up to the fundies.