Sowing Religious Division

Carol Platt Liebau

8/23/2012 10:49:29 PM - Carol Platt Liebau
Writing on the Obama campaign Dashboard, a supporter suggested that Obama proponents start a "whisper campaign" against Mormonism, designed to appeal to evangelical Christians in the south (  The post remained for four days until Buzzfeed contacted the campaign about it, after which it was hastily removed.

As polls tighten, expect more focus on Mormonism -- both openly and crassly as by the above-referenced Obama supporter, and also with a veneer of disingenuous "coverage," as in the pending "reports" from ABC ( and NBC ( The goal is transparent -- an effort to offer the Obama campaign an assist in its longstanding, cynical attempts to paint Romney as "weird," not incidentally at the expense of a religious group filled with good, law-abiding, patriotic Americans.