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McCain Sees Anti-Mormonism in Romney's S.C. Loss
Real Clear Politics ^ | Erin McPike

Posted on 01/28/2012 8:15:18 AM PST by Windy City Conservative

A reflection of this sense of ownership was evident in his take on last Saturday’s South Carolina primary, which Gingrich won.

“We haven’t had time to do a real analysis of the Romney race in South Carolina, but once we break that down, there was some element of anti-Mormonism in that vote,” McCain asserted. “I’m not saying all of it, but there were elements there. There was nothing that Mitt Romney could have done.”

Could that bias, if it exists, extend beyond the Palmetto State to others in the South if the primary drags on? “I’m not sure [but] I don’t think so,” McCain said, pointing to Georgia as one place he doesn’t believe would hold Romney’s religion against him.

McCain cited the possible anti-Mormonism in response to a query about the growing Tea Party support Gingrich has begun to draw, particularly in Florida.

The Arizona senator doesn’t believe that support will be lasting because Gingrich’s record doesn’t track with issues dear to the movement, he said.

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McCain is so delusional. Gingrich's record doesn't track with issues dear to the Tea Party movement. You mean like balancing the budget?
1 posted on 01/28/2012 8:15:21 AM PST by Windy City Conservative
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To: Windy City Conservative

When is that old bastard going to dry up and blow away?


2 posted on 01/28/2012 8:17:14 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'm not cut out to suffer fools like this.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

McCain is beyond delusional, friend; he is an idiot-maximus. =.=


3 posted on 01/28/2012 8:19:26 AM PST by cranked
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To: Windy City Conservative

The reasoning of a man entering his second childhood or becoming a leftist. If Mormonism cannot stand the heat of an inquiry then it is a false belief. Christ has face 2000 years of doubt and still stands. Yes many cults have sprung up in his name, but they all have failed and Christ still stands.


4 posted on 01/28/2012 8:19:37 AM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

He has been hanging out on Free Republic where the Mormonophobes hang out in droves.


5 posted on 01/28/2012 8:21:27 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Substitute “racism” for “anti-Mormon” and you have a typical Dem defense of Obama.

Remind me why we should support McCain and Romney..,the GOP useless idiots.


6 posted on 01/28/2012 8:22:33 AM PST by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Hey John, perhaps anti-McCainism played a bigger part in Mitt’s loss.


7 posted on 01/28/2012 8:23:24 AM PST by HapaxLegamenon
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To: Windy City Conservative
Me, I see hobbits

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8 posted on 01/28/2012 8:25:37 AM PST by tsowellfan (If its between Obama and Romney, there isnt all that much difference - George Soros)
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To: Windy City Conservative
“We haven’t had time to do a real analysis of the Romney race in South Carolina, but once we break that down, there was some element of anti-Mormonism in that vote,” McCain asserted.

Sounds like the Republican Establishment's version of "The Race Card", doesn't it?

9 posted on 01/28/2012 8:26:11 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Windy City Conservative

I have seen posts here stating that the poster will never vote for a Mormon.


10 posted on 01/28/2012 8:26:48 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati)
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To: junta
To junta, to many, if you are not a Catholic you are part of a typical kook religion just like the Methodist or Anglicans. So you should watch watch you call a false belief... because the finger points right back at those who are derivative in their own.
11 posted on 01/28/2012 8:27:51 AM PST by Porterville (Methink'st thou art a general offence and every man should beat thee.)
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To: Don Corleone

Sounds like the Republican Establishment’s version of “The Race Card”, doesn’t it?

Yup!


12 posted on 01/28/2012 8:33:19 AM PST by billys kid (Everything in Massachusetts is illegal)
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To: Jeff Chandler
-- I have seen posts here stating that the poster will never vote for a Mormon. --

Same folks probably would disqualify a Scientologist from the presidency, too.

13 posted on 01/28/2012 8:33:27 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: Windy City Conservative

That’s right McPain...label all of us, rather than realize reality.


14 posted on 01/28/2012 8:35:36 AM PST by NordP (Common Sense ConservaTEAves - Love of Country, Less Govt, Stop Spending, No Govt Run Health Care!!!)
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To: Windy City Conservative
Hey McCain - if mormonism promotes lying and backstabbing - then yeah, it could be his mormonism/his beliefs.

So according to McCain
Mitt is A LIAR and BACKSTABBER because he's a mormon.

15 posted on 01/28/2012 8:36:38 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Jeff Chandler

“I have seen posts here stating that the poster will never vote for a Mormon.”

Let’s think about that for a moment, while keeping in mind that Romney’s liberalism and corruption are enough to disqualify him. Say a candidate comes along who is Shinto, or a Hindu. A Christian would be reluctant to elect a person who believes false doctrine to lead this nation. Well, Mormonism is false doctrine. It’s not bigotry or hate to recognize that fact.


16 posted on 01/28/2012 8:38:57 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Windy City Conservative

“The Arizona senator doesn’t believe that support will be lasting because Gingrich’s record doesn’t track with issues dear to the movement, he said.”

And how the hell would HE know what’s “dear” to the movement?


17 posted on 01/28/2012 8:39:18 AM PST by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: Porterville
if you are not a Catholic you are part of a typical kook religion

Oh, spare me your religious hatred, OK?

18 posted on 01/28/2012 8:39:45 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Cboldt

I don’t support Mitt because I’m anti-Romneycare.


19 posted on 01/28/2012 8:42:18 AM PST by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: Jeff Chandler

All this is - is the liberal version of race card. If Americans would vote for someone with the name Barrack Hussein Obama seven years after 9/11 - you really think mormonism is an issue?

The reason you won’t vote for ‘x’ is because of ‘x’. That’s manipulation through intimidation and if anyone knows anything that tactic is from the pit.

Juan, shove it!


20 posted on 01/28/2012 8:47:23 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Windy City Conservative

The one good thing about a Romney win would be that everryone in the US would have the pleasure of meeting the Mormon Protective Association (MPA).


21 posted on 01/28/2012 8:49:55 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Izzy Dunne
Oh, handing one a mirror is now hatred. Liberal mindset.
22 posted on 01/28/2012 8:51:51 AM PST by Porterville (Methink'st thou art a general offence and every man should beat thee.)
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To: Past Your Eyes
When is that old bastard going to dry up and blow away?

People in AZ say "Never, we need him."

23 posted on 01/28/2012 8:53:16 AM PST by Theodore R. (I'll still vote for Santorum in the unlikely event he is still on the April 3 ballot.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

“When is that old bastard going to dry up and blow away?”

And take Bob (It’s My Turn) Dole with him. I am tired of the voters making life-long politicians out of guys who are “war heros.” Both of these men are shining examples of “Peter Principle” politicians.


24 posted on 01/28/2012 8:53:32 AM PST by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: Don Corleone

I didn’t hear the establishment make that argument about Huntsman in NH or about Mitten’s losing in Iowa. Oh well, they are the betters of us so it must be true!!! /S


25 posted on 01/28/2012 8:58:38 AM PST by bubman
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To: Windy City Conservative

I wouldn’t care if Romney was secound in command to the Pope. Romneycare is the killer for me.

I will not vote for anyone who tries to shove Obamaromneycare down my throat.


26 posted on 01/28/2012 9:01:09 AM PST by Venturer
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To: bert

“Mormonophobes”

Fear no mormon. Only mormonism, which can steal your soul.


27 posted on 01/28/2012 9:05:09 AM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Proud RINOmney Denialist since 2007!)
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To: Windy City Conservative

I will celebrate and make positive posts on the Freerepublic when McCain is gone for good.


28 posted on 01/28/2012 9:21:07 AM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Where has McCain been as of late? Hiding under a rock?


29 posted on 01/28/2012 9:25:13 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Windy City Conservative
McCain Sees .....

McCain is blind and worthless!

30 posted on 01/28/2012 9:26:22 AM PST by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: vette6387

Well let’s just say the voters have had enough of holding their noses to vote for the GOP RINOS.


31 posted on 01/28/2012 9:27:14 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: All

I see anti-liberalism in Romney’s S.C. loss.


32 posted on 01/28/2012 9:28:41 AM PST by pepperhead (Kennedys float, Mary Jos don't)
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To: Windy City Conservative
RINOBROS, RINO BROTHERS
33 posted on 01/28/2012 9:29:30 AM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

If Romney was a pro-HealthControl, pro-TARP, pro-abortion, anti-gun Baptist he would have lost SC.
If Romney was a pro-freedom, pro-prosperity, pro-life, pro-gun Mormon he would have won SC.

It IS that simple!

PS: If Senator McCain had campaigned as hard against Obama as he does against conservatives, he would be President McCain.


34 posted on 01/28/2012 9:56:28 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Gov. Perry did the right thing, in the right way, for the right reasons. Not everyone is that big.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

I have made posts here that I will never vote for a statist.


35 posted on 01/28/2012 10:00:22 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Gov. Perry did the right thing, in the right way, for the right reasons. Not everyone is that big.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Thanks Juan, you just explained exactly why Romney is unelectable. Southerners will not turn out for him enough to cancel out the black vote and Zero will win the South without losing usual Rat strongholds.


36 posted on 01/28/2012 10:20:04 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: Windy City Conservative

John, by that logic, what sort of doofus could possibly lose to a drug smoking Mohammedan?


37 posted on 01/28/2012 10:22:07 AM PST by magslinger (Who cares if they are"electable" if they are going to govern like Democrats? -noprogs)
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38 posted on 01/28/2012 10:47:55 AM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Colofornian; Elsie; FastCoyote; svcw; Zakeet; SkyPilot; rightazrain; Tennessee Nana; ...

Ping


39 posted on 01/28/2012 12:58:11 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (Romney seems like a creature put on Earth to blend in with the humans and report back what he finds.)
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To: Windy City Conservative
McCain lives in Arizona, a state in which the mormons have a large voting block. Rumor is that he plans to retire and have his darling daughter Meghan run for his seat. He's just planning ahead.

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How could she possibly lose??

40 posted on 01/28/2012 1:04:08 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (Romney seems like a creature put on Earth to blend in with the humans and report back what he finds.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

As one of the so called “anti-Mormons” on FR, I wouldn’t vote for Romney even if he were an Evangelical Christian. His record shows he is a liberal.


41 posted on 01/28/2012 1:07:16 PM PST by reaganaut (If Romney is a conservative then I'm the frickin Angel Moroni.)
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To: Porterville
To junta, to many, if you are not a Catholic you are part of a typical kook religion just like the Methodist or Anglicans.

Wow. That's got to be the most amazingly ignorant post I've read in a long time. Good job! There must be some kind of kewpie doll for bigoted posts like that!

42 posted on 01/28/2012 1:08:54 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Controlling RINOs in Congress is like herding cats; should we be surprised Newt got scratched?)
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To: Windy City Conservative

McCain is only hinting at the reality if the Mormon factor. It is, in a sense, the “X” factor: unknown because it has never been studied before, and most people when polled, refuse to admit to any religious or racial bias.
If the GOP-E goes ahead and nominates Romney, and the truth about the beliefs and goals of Mormonism become more widely known, many, many, people will say no.


43 posted on 01/28/2012 1:16:13 PM PST by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Porterville

You just claimed that anyone who doesn’t follow YOUR group is a kook, and YOU accuse ME of a liberal mindset ???

Hypocrisy much ?


44 posted on 01/28/2012 1:20:51 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Christians voting their conscience, should be praised by Republicans, McCain condemns it.


45 posted on 01/28/2012 1:22:10 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Jeff Chandler
I have seen posts here stating that the poster will never vote for a Mormon.

After you read below what Mormons spread around the world in hundreds of languages, and preach 24/7 on Lds.org Web site and in books, multi-media, curricula and missionary convos...can you blame them that a true-believing Mormon doesn't exactly "inspire" them to vote for him?

Charting Mormon Foundational Intolerance: Smithesque Slander of the Christian Church

MEMO: ‘Wake-up call’ to allies of Mormon founder Joseph Smith and those operating as current disciples of Smith: Those who 'preach' against intolerance need to take note of Mormonism's intolerant roots

Title: A Primer of How Lds founder Joseph Smith Launched His Campaign of Open Bigotry vs. Worldwide Christianity, Engaging in Scorched-Earth Religious Politics

Mitt Romney, Dec, 2007, speaking @ the George Bush Presidential Library: "I believe in my Mormon faith and I endeavor to live by it. My faith is the faith of my fathers – I will be true to them and to my beliefs."

Snapshot of Joseph Smith’s Slanderous Invectives vs. Christian Sects

Mormon Source

[Note: Most of these are Mormon ‘scriptures'. In fact, First three rows below are Lds 'scripture' & therefore cannot be rug-swept any more than a Jew might try to take three commandments off of the very tablets of stone Moses brought down from the mountain]
“...which of all the sects was right… must join NONE of them, for they were ALL WRONG… those professors were ALL CORRUPT…” Joseph Smith – History vv. 18-19. – Lds "scripture" Pearl of Great Price
...“which of all the sects was right…ALL their CREEDS were an ABOMINATION in his sight…they teach for doctrines the commandments of MEN…” Joseph Smith – History vv. 18-19. – Lds "scripture" Pearl of Great Price
Mormon church the only ‘Christ-sanctioned’ church on earth: “…the foundation of this [Mormon] church…the ONLY true and living church on the face of the whole earth [Obvious ‘scorched earth’ implication: All other churches are false and dead] Lds “scripture” Doctrines & Covenants 1:30
Direct question asked of Joseph Smith: 'Will everybody be damned, but Mormons?" Answer from Lds "prophet" Joseph Smith: 'Yes, and a great portion of them, unless they repent, and work righteousness." Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 119 [Not “scripture” – but still publicly spoken by the Mormon ‘living prophet’ and published by a later Mormon ‘living prophet,’ Joseph Fielding Smith – via a publisher owned by the Mormon church – Deseret News Press, 1938]
“In 1952…the first official proselyting plan was sent to missionaries throughout the world…It included seven missionary discussions that emphasized…[four topics, one of them being]…THE APOSTASY and Restoration…” [This makes it almost 60 years that Mormon church missionaries, now numbering 52,000, have formally emphasized in its training & door to door saturation a priority in bashing the worldwide Christian church as “apostates” (100% AWOL)] Our Heritage: A Brief History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints p. 116, 1996

46 posted on 01/29/2012 7:58:22 AM PST by Colofornian (If 94% of LDS repeat voting for Romney, then such RINO-voting reveals a liberal Mormon bent)
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