Eager to downplay the success of the 2012 DNC and anxious to put the gaffes and empty chairs of its counterpart behind him, Mitt Romney vowed to protect “God” this weekend to anyone with a camera or mic. It’s unclear if the GOP nominee was referring to the God he believes in, who will reward faithful Mormons like Romney with an exo-solar planet of their very own to rule in the quasi-afterlife, the Jesus-God-Ghost-human composite popular among Protestants and Catholics alike when they’re not trying to kill each other, or the ferocious deity that freed Moses and crushed Egypt. But I’d be willing to bet it’s not the God who spoke to Mohammed.
LA Times – “For me, the Pledge of Allegiance and placing our hand over our heart reminds us of the blood that was shed by our sons and daughters fighting for our liberty and sharing liberty with people around the world,” Romney said. “The pledge says ‘under God.’ I will not take God out of the name of our platform. I will not take God off our coins and I will not take God out of my heart. We’re a nation that’s bestowed by God.”
Sadly, neither will Obama. But on the bright side we may have finally found something Mitt Romney said in this campaign that’s completely believable and holds up when fact checked. Then again …
Shit … now I have to leave some wiggle room thanks to Romney’s penchant for lying and backtracking. Because it’s also entirely possible a tape will now pop up showing a younger, fitter Mittens devoutly swearing he will not tolerate any religious test and promising to keep religion out of whatever office he was running for at the time. “And on that you will not see me waver!”