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March 14, 2008

Anderson Cooper, Who Believes the Rev. Wright Story To Be "On the Wrong Track," Discussing Romney's Despicable Mormonism

Hey Anderson?

Fuck you too, chump.

"The Deciders" (that is, the MSM) wrote the following comment:

There are no direct operational links between Obama and Wright.

And on yeah: Check out CNN's handy "Fun Facts" about Mormonism running side-by-side with Romney during his speech on religion. Polygamy at about 1:30, racism at about 2:00.

Hmm... seems CNN took a different position on the relevance of a man's church when it was a Republican under scrutiny.

Anyone think if Obama addresses faith (or race, for that matter) they'll put up "interesting" quotes from Rev. Wright right next to his jackass jug-ears?

Transcript below. Thanks to MikeZ.

COOPER: It's interesting, Ralph.

You know, only one-third of Americans -- you look at surveys that were recently done about Americans' attitude toward Mormonism, one- third of Americans, 34 percent, think Mormons are Christian. Now, whether that's they simply don't know or that is a belief that they have, does it pose a problem for Romney, as he tries to court religious conservatives, as he tries to move forward in this election?

REED: No, I really don't think so.

And that same poll, Anderson, indicates that about the same number believe that they are Christian.


COOPER: Do you believe they're Christian?

REED: My personal theological belief is -- is that it's the Bible, and you don't add to it or take away.

COOPER: Are Mormons Christians, in your opinion?

REED: Well, you know, again, my purpose is not to -- I have my own personal beliefs. And -- but I'm not really here to talk about what my beliefs are.

I'm here to talk about whether or not I think that somebody who has a different faith than I do, and doesn't share my theology, has just as much right to run for office, seek office, and hold elective office as anybody else.

COOPER: Are there many people in the evangelical community who do not view Mormons as Christian?

CARVILLE: Anderson, I would point out that the preferred name, I think, of their church is, is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

They certainly say they're Christians. I believe them. I take them at their word. Who am I to sit -- just like I'm -- who I am I to sit in judgment? I take the Reverend Sharpton at their word.

I think that the people, the folks in the Mormon Church or the Church of Latter Day Saints of Jesus Christ, they have a right to be called what they want. And they certainly do -- what little bit I know about Mormon theology -- I have read a couple of books on it -- they certainly do believe in Jesus Christ, and, so, if that -- that -- but, to the extent that that should matter to anyone.

But the main point here is, is that Mormons have served this country honorably and -- and with integrity for a long, long time, and that they should not -- I think any voter would be -- it would be a very big mistake not to vote for someone based on their faith or Mormon faith or any other faith.

COOPER: It's interesting, James.

Ralph mentioned John F. Kennedy. When he was a presidential candidate, as Ralph mentioned, obviously, Catholicism was a big issue.


COOPER: He gave this very influential speech, part of which Ralph quoted from.

I want to play just a little sound bite from another part of the speech. Let's listen to that.


JOHN F. KENNEDY (D), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I do not speak for my church on public matters. And the church does not speak for me.


COOPER: That really sort of changed that speech, was the beginning, I think, of changing the tide for the president.


COOPER: Does a Mitt Romney have to make a kind of speech like that, where he addresses his faith?


CARVILLE: Well, I don't know that -- I suspect that he may have to, certainly not for me or -- I think a lot of other people feel the same way. And I don't know how big of an issue this is going to be. But it's actually something that he has to be aware of. For me personally, I don't care about any religious test for anybody, and particularly someone of a church and a faith that have so many people who have served this country so honorably.

But it could be that he may have to do something similar to that. It's a shame that someone would have to do something like this in America in 2008. I hope that he doesn't, but he may have to.


COOPER: James Carville, Ralph Reed, interesting discussion, guys. Thank you.

Hm! "Interesting" discussion this, whether Mormons are Christian or not.

Not "on the wrong track" or a diversion from the "real issues," it turns out.

Looks like Cooper thought Romney would be wise to discuss his faith in a major speech.

But Obama? Not so much, not so much.

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