Lots of MA blogs are commenting on Romney's recent South Carolina visit (.08 Acres
, Blue Mass
, The Fray
). .08 Acres
points out how Romney is finding out how being pro-bigot doesn't actually help you with the bigots.
Interestingly enough the local press focused as much on his religion as it did his views:
Concerns also were raised about his association with the Mormon church.So, Southern Republicans may be against Romney because, even though he is a Christian, he is the wrong kind of Christian. How can anyone say the GOP has a 'big tent' with a straight face?
"Good luck," said Clemson’s Woodard, a Republican and an evangelical. "I don’t think that will play well at all."
Furman University analyst Don Aiesi, a Democrat, said, "This puts conservative Christians in the South in a real bind."
It's like some kind of bigoted O. Henry story. And Blue Mass
puts the final word on Romney's two-facedness.
From this, a few things are clear:
- Mitt doesn't like gay folks.
- The rest of the Republican governors don't like gay folks, either.
- MA folks, on the balance, don't mind gay folks so much.
- Therefore, the governor panders and slobbers for the folks who don't actually live in his state, and don't vote for him.
And, as it turns out -- wouldn't vote for him if they could.