'Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization.' -- Eugene V. Debs

Friday, November 30, 2007

The Hatemonger 

As governor of Massachusetts, he pandered to the religious right in anticipation of his run for the presidency by opposing gay marriage and civil unions. Confronted with competition from former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, he criticized Huckabee for providing in-state tuition to the children of undocumented workers who were in the process obtaining citizenship. Most recently, he has made it clear that Muslims need not apply for a Cabinet position in his administration if he becomes President, but that they might be acceptable at lower levels of my administration.

At this point, despite the polls, you'd have to say that Mitt Romney is in trouble. He hasn't even gotten to the Iowa caucuses, and he's already played the cards of scapegoating gays, immigrants and Muslims. Who's left? Probably just African Americans and trial attorneys. No wonder Huckabee is now the flavor of the month.

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