Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Is Rick Perry encouraging an anti-Mormon message behind the scenes?

A top evangelical Christian adviser to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said on Monday he believes Texas Gov. Rick Perry's campaign may be intentionally injecting the issue of Romney's Mormon faith into the Republican presidential primary.

"A week ago I would have said there's no way, I can't conceive of a major candidate's campaign intentionally using such tactics," said Mark DeMoss, an Atlanta-based public relations executive who works primarily with evangelical leaders and is an unpaid adviser to Romney. "It was inconceivable to me that that could be the case, just because I think it's not smart politically."

But Demoss told The Huffington Post that the actions of Texan Baptist Pastor Robert Jefress -- who first thrust the Mormonism issue into the campaign 10 days ago -- have given him "doubt" about whether the Perry campaign is as removed from attacks on Romney's faith as it has tried to appear.
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Anonymous said...

Yes, of course he is. We knew this was going to be the playbook when he opened his campaign with the national day of prayer, and the people chosen to organize it--all vocal anti-Mormons.

We know that the Perry camp knew beforehand what Jeffress planned to say. We heard Perry say he knocked it out of the park. Jeffress, and his friends who have come out of the woodwork since, are nothing more than a useful idiots.

But most of all, Perry's actions since the VVC, make his strategy abundantly clear. There is no doubt whatsoever in my mind Perry is playing to the anti-Mormon crowd, and it's the main play. What else has he got?


DanL said...

Yes, I strongly believe that Perry is.

Anonymous said...

The bloggers at Article 6 blog agree with this. At first, people were willing to give Perry the benefit of the doubt, but as more facts emerge, it begins to look more and more like Perry and his people are playing the religion card--one in which Mormons are considered not Christian and may not run for President of the USA.


Anonymous said...

I just read the following article referred from a comment at Evangelicals for Mitt and found it interesting.

Column: Founders wouldn’t have targeted Mormons

By Rodney K. Smith

Sorry I'm not much good with links!