Anti-Romney, anti-Mormon calls being made in Iowa

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    Anti-Romney, anti-Mormon calls being made in Iowa

    In an apparent push poll, a research firm has called Iowa Republicans this week praising John McCain and critcizing Mitt Romney and his Mormon faith.

    An individual in Manchester, Iowa, contacted me on Wednesday night saying he received a call with information about McCain's military service and anti-spending record.

    Then there were "lots of negatives on Romney," said the recepient of the call in an e-mail, including mentions of his "flip-flops," hiring illegal immigrants as landscapers and extensive discussion of Mormonism.

    "Statements were on baptizing the dead, the Book of Mormon being on the level of the Bible, and one about equating it to a cult," said the Iowan, deeming them "common criticisms of Mormonism."

    "I think they asked twice if being a Mormon would be an issue," this person added.

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    http://www.politico.com/blogs/jonat...mney_antiMormon_calls_being_made_in_Iowa.html


    NH, Iowa voters get anti-Romney calls




    By PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press Writer Thu Nov 15, 7:45 PM ET

    CONCORD, N.H. - Residents in New Hampshire and Iowa have received phone calls raising questions about Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, his Mormon faith and the Vietnam War-era military deferments he received while serving as a missionary in France.

    Among the questions was whether a resident knew that Romney was a Mormon, that he received military deferments when he served as a Mormon missionary in France, that his five sons did not serve in the military, that Romney's faith did not accept blacks as bishops into the 1970s and that Mormons believe the Book of Mormon is superior to the Bible.

    "It started out like all the other calls. ... Then all of the sudden it got very unsettling and very negative," said Anne Baker, an independent voter from Hollis, N.H.

    "Whatever campaign is engaging in this type of awful religious bigotry as a line of political attack, it is repulsive and, to put it bluntly, un-American," Romney spokesman Matt Rhoades said. "There is no excuse for these attacks. Governor Romney is campaigning as an optimist who wants to lead the nation. These attacks are just the opposite. It's ugly and divisive."


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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071116/ap_po/romney_push_polling_2


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    Let me stray just a tad bit off the intended topic for a minute and say that these aren't going to be the only reasons that Iowans are going to hate on Romney.

    Fox/Iowa GOP debate off, Romney blamed
     
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    Actually, it's kind of interesting to me. McCain swears his campaign had nothing to do with the push polls and the company that did the calls supposedly has some nebulous ties to the Giuliani campaign. So, will be fun to watch how the story turns out.

    Not that the repubs care about things like push-polling. Didn't bother them when Bush did it to McCain and ruined him in South Carolina.
     

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