Here is former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's latest verbal gaffe from this past Thursday. The quote is in regards to the media once again catching Mr. Romney in another flip-flop. The topic this time was about using negative ads against Pres. Obama that involve his former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
"I'm not familiar with precisely what I said, but I stand by what I said, whatever it was."
What? Instead of distancing himself from the strategy, he should have admitted that he was planning to use the ads since he will be going down that road anyway.
However, if a GOP super PAC or if the Romney campaign plans to go down that route, then those ads will not have that much impact.
There are a couple of reasons why the ads won't work as well as some right-wingers think they would. The first reason is historical. During the slave era, plantation owners would allow their slaves to go to church on Sundays, but the owners made sure that the slaves remained uneducated by having an illiterate person be their pastor. Therefore, the slaves remained spiritually dull and uneducated.
Those who are racially prejudiced towards African-Americans loved the fact that Rev. Wright was a pastor in the Black community because the congregation wasn't learning anything from his rhetoric. Therefore, the people in the community remained spiritually dull.
The second reason is a rather obvious one. If they question Pres. Obama's spirituality, then Romney's spirituality can then be questioned as well. The book of Mormon is a fictional race war between the Nephites and the Lamanites. Just google "racist quotes from the book of mormon" to find a bevy of documented facts from the Book of Mormon that prove that the Mormon faith is intertwined with racial prejudice.
Source: ABC News