RudyBlogger Defends Romney
Holy cow. Regardless of who you support, this is simply beyond the pale:
“Brigham Young, who succeeded Smith as church leader, wrote that God put a curse on Cain — a “flat nose and black skin” — for killing his brother Abel.” It’s in a piece by Lee Bandy, describing a confrontation between Gov. Mitt Romney, a Mormon, and Cindy Mosteller, Chrleston Co. GOP chair, who “came armed” to a state GOP meeting with ” a bunch of material — and questions — about the Mormon church.” “Afterward, Mosteller said the governor did not answer any of her questions. She described the meeting as “very tense.” But “Cindi Costa, a conservative Christian from Charleston and member of the Republican National Committee, waited outside the room. She earlier pleaded with Mosteller not to confront Romney.” Mosteller supported Sen. John McCain in ‘00.
Mosteller isn’t just any McCain supporter. She is chair of the Charleston County GOP, and finished second to Katon Dawson for the chairmanship of the South Carolina party.
Not only did Mosteller’s outburst earn her a rebuke from RNC member Costa, but Dawson stepped in:
Costa said Mosteller’s questioning “besmirches her character. It makes her look hateful. This is not what we’re about. The party does not give religious tests,”
“This is awful,” said Spartanburg GOP chairman Rick Beltram. “I’m unhappy with Cyndi.”
State GOP chairman Katon Dawson isn’t pleased either. “She acted in bad taste.”
Chuck Larson, McCain’s Iowa chair, has apparently said that Mitt Romney belongs to a “cult.” These despicable attacks have become something of a pattern aboard the Straight Talk Express. Will Senator McCain step forward and condemn Mosteller and Larson?