Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Only Mittens

Last week it was reported that Mitt Romney was on the receiving end of some anti-Mormon push polls in New Hampshire and Iowa.

Could Mitt himself be behind the festivities?
Former Bay State Gov. Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign furiously denied rumors yesterday that his own supporters were involved in calls placed to voters in Iowa and New Hampshire that spread anti-Romney smears under the guise of conducting a poll.

Political strategists and bloggers slung accusations at Romney’s camp yesterday after a scathing article appeared in the National Review titled “Did Mitt Romney Push Poll Himself?” which identified several Romney supporters at Western Wats, a Utah-based firm believed to have made the calls. The practice of using phony polls to plant a negative message is commonly known as push-polling.
You can read the Nationla Review article here. For those of you unfamiliar with Mormonism, please click here to read about the concept of Lying for the Lord. Hugh Hewitt, author of A Mormon in the White House: 10 Things Every American Should Know About Mitt Romney, had this to say about the push polls:
The truth of who is behind this will be revealed soon enough, as there are a whole lot of people investigating it now. But if it is discovered that the McCain campaign was indeed behind this bigoted attack on Romney, that will be the final nail in the coffin of what history will view as the failed political career of a great American.
And this:
I suspect either extreme anti-Mormons unaffiliated with a candidate or a left wing 527 that is trying to take Romney out before it becomes obvious that the attack is coming from that direction. If as I believe the left understands Romney to be the anti-Hillary and the strongest candidate against her in the general, now would be the time to take him down via appeals to religious bigotry.
Please be Mittens.

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