So, it appears the other Republican candidates for President do NOT like good old Mormon boy Mitt. He be garnering some ill will in spades, there.
And it makes one stop and wonder, “Hmmm. Why?”
TAMPA, Fla. — At the end of the Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire this month, when the Democrats joined the candidates on stage, Mitt Romney found himself momentarily alone as his counterparts mingled, looking around a bit stiffly for a companion.
The moment was emblematic of a broader reality that has helped shape the Republican contest and could take center stage again on Thursday at a debate in Florida. Within the small circle of contenders, Mr. Romney has become the most disliked.
In particular, I found quite interesting THIS quote from frontrunner John McCain.
“Never get into a wrestling match with a pig,” Senator John McCain said in New Hampshire this month after reporters asked him about Mr. Romney. “You both get dirty, and the pig likes it.”
That’s some serious homespun animosity there, folks.
So, I ask again, “Why?”
Could it have anything to do with the moral superiority Mormons wear around like a cloak?
Tonight, I overheard a young man–who, by the way has some very obvious emotional and mental problems–ask another co-worker if she was LDS. When she said yes, he explained he had been just about ready to go on his mission when he had some problems.
“But not worthiness ones,” he assured her.
Then he looked across at another co-worker and asked her, “Are you LDS?”
“Not active,” she said.
“Well, that’s okay,” he said, a smug little smile on his face.
Gee, thanks for the permission, ass wipe! What were those problems that kept you from going on your mission? That little incident with the AK-47 and the schoolyard make you a bad candidate for hearing the word no, a word missionaries hear more than any other?
My point here is that a young man who had some serious issues with mental health (one only has to look at him and talk to him to see it) still thinks it’s okay to believe HE is better than someone who isn’t LDS. Or to tell them, “Well, it’s okay,” that they aren’t LDS. Of COURSE it’s okay. We do NOT need your permission or kind benevolence.
But the problem is that this young man is not alone. It is a fairly widespread problem, and while the out-of-Utah Mormons would like you to believe it is a problem only among the Utah Mormons, the truth is, the entire belief system is set up to be exclusionary. The Mormons are all planning on looking down on the rest of us from their perch in the Celestial Kingdom. Oh, by the way, they can come and visit US. We just can’t go up to visit them. In the Mormon world, the elevator of all the non-Mormons does not go all the way to the top.
I personally feel like it’s the other way around. I believe I’ve mentioned HEAD! In! HAT! before.
Do evangelical Christians like Mike Huckabee have the same moral superiority complex? Dunno. But he doesn’t seem to be having the issues Romney is encountering.
Since Romney is NOT going to win, and I would state that is pretty obvious right about now, it can’t be jealousy or anger. He’s done SOMETHING, or acted in some way to make them all despise him.
So what is it? Any ideas?