Sharpton's Comments Help Romney

Matt Lewis
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Posted: May 10, 2007 10:06 AM

I know this is Hugh's specialty, but the recent fallout over Al Sharpton's remark leaves me with two immediate thoughts ...

1.  This helps Romney by giving him publicity, and more importantly, by casting him as the victim.  Republican Primary voters hate Al Sharpton -- and will jump at the chance to disagree with him.  And the fact that he was involved in the recent Imus scandal gives this story extra legs ..,.

2.  Whether or not Mitt Romney wins, I think it is clear that his candidacy has helped the image of The Church of Latter-Day Saints.  If nothing else, Americans will be more familiar with the church.