Curious...or maybe not. Mitt Romney's campaign sends out a huge mailer in South Carolina touting his faith, but it does not once mention the LDS Church.
Romney's Mormon faith is a big issue in South Carolina where Evangelical Christians tend to view the LDS Church with suspicion.
How on earth is a mail piece that doesn’t even mention the word Mormon a “head on” confrontation of the issue?
Maybe that’s how things work in the “up-is-down, down-is-up” world in which Romney lives, but as far as we’re concerned it’s an evasion – a generic appeal to “faith” in the hopes that South Carolina voters (who are less than curious intellectually) will simply swallow the pablum they’re being given.
And maybe that’s a safe assumption … after all CNN’s latest poll has Romney enjoying an 18-point lead over his nearest rival in the Palmetto State.
Yet while no one has ever lost an election by appealing to the ignorance of “likely SCGOP primary voters,” we expected a little more from a reporter like Hamby.
Mitt Romney is no more “confronting” his Mormon faith than he confronted the Viet Cong.