Why Obama advocates can't afford to make a big deal about Mormon candidates

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    Why pro-Obama forces on the campaign trail, in the media, in backroom strategy meetings, etc. can't afford to dissect Romney's religion as a way to discredit him:

    A. Harry Reid


    I'd say it should be off-limits since Jeremiah Wright's sermons were. That wouldn't be enough to stop Democratic strategists two-facedness though.

    But Harry Reid being Mormon will.

    They can't afford to undermine the leader of the Senate.
     
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    we dont care.

    its the right that uses religion as a litmus test
     
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    I'm atheist. I don't care about their religion as long as it stays in their house.
     
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    You're wrong there. The left uses it just as much.
     
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    Since when do we have to keep religion in our homes? This is the United States of America. We have the right to express our faith publicly. And I will oppose anyone who says otherwise.
     
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    Some of the people who don't want a Mormon running are now saying that if he gets the nomination the way the left will trash him is by dissecting the Mormon religion.


    I think the people on the national level are smart enough to see the error of that strategy. So -- as you say -- I don't think it will matter. It's just something that anti-Mormons are pulling out of their quiver now to try to scare people off from supporting Romney.
     
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    also because Obama's father was a muslim polygamist...
     
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    I'll reiterate just for you.

    I don't want his personal religion influencing his decision making on any scale. I don't care who it is, or what they stand for.

    Hence the "stay at home" statement.

    Not to physically keep his beliefs at home.

    Otherwise this country would become nothing more than another Saudi Arabia/Iran.
     
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    Really? What does this mean? I have to hide?

    Sorry, I kinda get what you are saying... but I think we shouldn't have to pretend while in public we're not Christian for fear of somehow offending Atheists.
     
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    Atheist is not a proper noun and is not capitalized, please do not. It's not a group, simply a state of belief.

    For instance, atheists only believe in one less God than you do if you are Christian. And soft atheism is the disbelief in another's God.

    Hopefully a little education goes a long way here. I have already stated my intended meaning on the subject.
     
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