Mitt is not at all weird, he is a typical politician, i.e. you can tell when he is lying because his lips are moving. Frankly nether candidate of the major parties is worth a bucket of warm spit, not even a cup of warm spit! Sadly with the political party structure and the innate sheepishness of the American electorate there is little hope for a politician with guts and integrity any time soon.
"Not all who wander are lost" J.R.R.Tolkein You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do. ~Anne Lamott "Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain." Friedrich von Schiller
The DNC knows that Obama's toast unless they can play the "religious bigotry" card against Romney. In fact, a few months back it was revealed that the Obama re-election team was already planning to put out the word that Romney was "weird", a major embarassment to the folks in charge.
This is yet another case of conservatives bending over backwards to come up with liberal atrocities. After a decade of conservative rants about Islam - including rabid hysteria about the building of a mosque in Manhattan - the neocons are now bastions of religious tolerance (having failed to destroy Mitt Romney on their own).
Schweitzer, who is the governor of the "liberal" state of Montana, didn't hold a press conference to call Mitt Romney out. He was answering questions in the middle of an interview, when he was asked about Mitt's recent attempts to tie himself to the Latino community. Romney, who has drawn blood with his opposition to the Dream Act and his calls for "self-deportation," tried to claim some kind of brotherhood with Mexicans by noting that he had family history in Mexico.
Scweitzer opined that Romney would only get so far by using this strategy and, in fact, doing so was a bit of a risk, given the rest of the story, that's Romney's "family came from a polygamy commune in Mexico."
Anyone who will read the whole article, and not just the headline, would see the following:
The governor, who clarified that "I am not alleging by any stretch that Romney is a polygamist and approves of polygamy," and who did not explicitly criticize this element of Romney's history, was discussing the fact that the former Massachusetts governor's father was born in Mexico.
Schweitzer argued that it was not in Romney's interest to claim ties to the Hispanic community even though his father was born in Mexico because "then he'd have to talk about his family coming from a polygamy commune in Mexico." And women in America, he contended, are "not great fans of polygamy."
According to multiple accounts, including a report by the Boston Globe, Schweitzer's description of Romney's family history is accurate. Romney's father, George, was born in Mexico on a Mormon compound founded by his grandfather, Miles Park Romney, who had four wives. But neither George Romney nor his father (Mitt's grandfather) Gaskell Romney practiced polygamy.
Conservatives can call this interview "a nasty piece of business," but they are hardly in a position to throw stones about faith bashing, having built much of their glass cathedral out of the stuff.
The same article goes on to say the following:
Indeed, Mr. Obama's father also apparently practiced polygamy. According to the New York Times and other accounts, Mr. Obama's father had a wife in Kenya even while he was married to Mr. Obama's mother, Ann Dunham.
The Romney campaign did not respond to a request for comment, but the Obama campaign did send a statement to the Daily Beast arguing that targeting a candidate's religion is "out of bounds."
"Attacking a candidate's religion is out of bounds, and our campaign will not engage in it, and we don't think others should either," said Obama campaign spokesperson Lis Smith.
"The overall increase in anti-Mormon attitudes among liberals may be an unanticipated consequence of the "the continuing candidacy of Mitt Romney and Mormon activism against same-sex marriage," the study suggests."
Besides these items, the liberals may have picked up on Mormons tying themselves to an extremely conservative form of Republicanism.
Don't worry, this wariness and distrust is still nothing compared to the active dislike of conservative religionists. These conservative religionists charge is not just kookiness, but that Mormons are in liege with the forces of Satan and are out to ensnare the souls of good Baptists and Evangelicals.