Romney’s election committee was quick to distance their candidate from remarks made by Indiana US Senate candidate Richard Mourdock vis-a-vis rape and abortion. Mourdock said such thing reflect “God’s will” and he opposes abortion even in such circumstances. The Romney campaign quickly said that Mourdock’s views do not necessarily reflect his own. There is just one problem with that statement, in this case they do.
You rightfully ask how I can possibly know that. It is really quite simple. Mitt Romney is a devout and practicing Mormon. Mormons are a very conservative sect as religions go, and are known for that. Mormons are known, and take pride in, their extremely conservative views, particularly those regarding abortion. There is nothing wrong with such beliefs, and I am not trying to suggest there is, but for Romney to say he does not share Mourdock’s views is very disingenuous.
Mitt Romney is probably the most conservative candidate since Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover, and even more so than either of them. There is nothing wrong with being so conservative, of course, but I am more than a little surprised that the Obama campaign has failed to even suggest it. Maybe they are afraid as coming across wrong in pointing out how conservative the average Mormon is. But it is true, and what is wrong with telling the truth?