Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Campaign notes: Mormons try to sabotage Mitt; Santorum was for abortion before he was against it

Anne Frank was 15
 when she died at Bergen-Belsen in 1945
Couple of stories need some attention because they are troubling for the two GOP front-runners.

Mormons, by virtue of their polygamist and racist past, have an uphill fight in being accepted by the majority of Americans.

They also have this practice of "proxy baptisms" in which they baptize long-dead individuals from different faiths. In essence, claiming them as their own.

In 2010, the Mormons and Jewish leaders came to an agreement in which Mormons would no longer "baptize" Holocaust victims.

But, apparently over the weekend, Mormons went and baptized a Holocaust victim.

It wasn't one of the millions of anonymous victims. No, it was Anne Frank, the most renowned of all Holocaust victims.

Aside from being a practice that, on its face, is incredibly weird, this incident focuses attention on Mitt's Mormonism when he seems to be avoiding it all costs.

No wonder, because if "baptizing" Holocaust victims is a part of the Mormon religion, what other bizarre practices does the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints engage in?

I don't want to know, believe me, but some independent voters might.

Should Mitt prevail in the Republican primaries, it looks like he just lost Florida in the general election.

Which leads us to Rick Santorum, who went out of his way last weekend to prove his bizarre bona fides in crazy, anti-Obama blather.

Now, Santorum, the most strident anti-abortionist running for president, must explain why he was pro-choice back in the day. 

Apparently, he was quoted saying "I was basically pro-choice all my life, until I ran for Congress."

Now, this won't hurt him with the anti-abortion crowd because they accept all converts to their side, unless that person is a Democrat running for office.

But, it does raise questions of what Santorum really believes and what he will say to get elected.

In this way, he is no different than Mitt or any other politician.

In other words, why vote for Rick or Mitt if they don't have any core beliefs?

Inquiring minds want to know.

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