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Romney’s Red Herring

Back in July over at the Politico, I wrote:

There are many drawbacks to Romney’s candidacy. But if the media end up framing the election, as Romney-lover Hugh Hewitt has, by asking, “A Mormon in the White House?” it will only help the candidate by distilling criticism to one issue that he can easily swat away by calling for religious tolerance.

Right now, my prediction is looking quite accurate. Chuck Todd writes:

*** Mitt’s speech worked; does Obama now need to give one? Despite once leading both Iowa and New Hampshire and spending millions in the process, Romney had never popped in the national polls — until now. His 20% is a nine-point increase since November. The reason for his movement, of course, has to be the highly publicized speech on faith he gave earlier this month.

The bottom line is that the more the discussion is about his Mormonism rather than his flip-flops, brief and mixed record as governor of Massachusetts, and mandate-laden health care plan, the better it is for Romney.

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