Call it desperation, call it pandering, call it President Obama’s Religious test. Whatever you think it is, just add it to the growing list of ways Mitt Romney has shown that he will say whatever and do whatever to be president.
Romney has seen Rick Santorum’s huge success among his base by attacking Mr. Obama’s beliefs, so naturally, Romney figures the same luck would come his way if he does the same thing.
“You expect the president of the United States to be sensitive to that freedom and protect it and, unfortunately, perhaps because of the people the president hangs around with, and their agenda, their secular agenda, they have fought against religion,” Romney said, responding to a question about religious freedoms, in particular the Obama administration’s recent controversial attempt to require all institutions, including hospitals and colleges with religious affiliations, to offer free birth control and other contraceptives.
The policy was later rewritten to allow certain institutions to refuse to pay for the contraception and instead allow for private insurance to offer the cost of the coverage.
“I can assure you, as someone who has understood very personally the significance of religious tolerance and religious freedom and the right to one’s own conscience, I will make sure that we never again attack religious liberty in the United States of America,” Romney said, seemingly referring to his own Mormon faith, which has frequently been questioned during his various campaigns.”
Oh, and the small part in the Constitution that says there shall be no Religious test to be President? That does not apply to Obama.
Leave it up to Mitt Romney – a man who claims to know what it feels like to have your religion and beliefs attacked – to do the same and attack someone else’s faith.