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  •  You didn't answer the question. (0+ / 0-)

    And they are different. The Dominionist movement does not support Romney because they are anti-mormon. Also,iIf Romney were to win, he'd be fairly moderate. Well, relativeky moderate. Yes, he's pandering to teabaggers, but he is not himself a teabagger.

    If you really think evangelicals overall do not have a big problem with mormons, then you don't know evangelicals. I grew up in that world and know it extremely well. Mormonism is a false faith it is to be castigated.

    Perry, however, is a true believer and if he wins then he will proceed, as his true believer mind and backers direct him to usher in a Xtian theocracy.

    With Romney, yeah, we get shitty GOP policy, but not a theocracy as we would with Perry.

    Ds see human suffering and wonder what they can do to relieve it. Rs see human suffering and wonder how they can profit from it.

    by JTinDC on Thu Sep 15, 2011 at 09:20:21 AM PDT

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    •  Well, we'll see (2+ / 0-)
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      Perry could be a bait and switch candidate designed to make Romney look more moderate and thus, electable.  

      Or, Romeny's mormonism could be a deal killer in Republican primaries, making Perry the nominee.

      Or something else.  I'm not sure it matters much.

      My main point is that progressives have largely been ignoring what is going on outside the beltway and the big cities and have been leaving the small towns and rural areas to the very well funded and well organized right wing PR machine.  The evangelicals are a component of it that spreads it throughout the US at the local level.

      If we manage to stave off a Republican jihad next year, there needs to be some concentration on this problem as a permanent condition of the landscape and not as an afterthought that only causes concern at election time.

      hope that the idiots who have no constructive and creative solutions but only look to tear down will not win the day.

      by Stuart Heady on Thu Sep 15, 2011 at 10:16:24 AM PDT

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