Friday, December 7, 2007

Peggy Noonan Liked Romney's Speech

Peggy Noonan.

She did have some issues with it most notably his cowardice and crying like a baby by not mentioning non-believers. I could post the good stuff, but this is "annoy a Mormon day". If you want to read the good parts click on the link.

My take is simple. I don't give a rat's ass about someone's religious beliefs and I will tolerate no questions of mine. I only care how people act. The rest is meaningless.

There was one significant mistake in the speech. I do not know why Romney did not include nonbelievers in his moving portrait of the great American family. We were founded by believing Christians, but soon enough Jeremiah Johnson, and the old proud agnostic mountain men, and the village atheist, and the Brahmin doubter, were there, and they too are part of us, part of this wonderful thing we have. Why did Mr. Romney not do the obvious thing and include them? My guess: It would have been reported, and some idiots would have seen it and been offended that this Romney character likes to laud atheists. And he would have lost the idiot vote.

My feeling is we've bowed too far to the idiots. This is true in politics, journalism, and just about everything else.

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