The politics of hate. It's poetic justice that the same party that exploited orchestrated ridiculous initiatives on gay marriage in states that would never legalize it anyway, now finds itself mired in its own bigotry. What a pleasure to watch. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071206/ap_on_el_pr/switching_strategy In purely political terms, Romney's Mormon faith has been an impediment from the start. A Pew Research Center poll in September found a quarter of all Republicans â€” including 36 percent of white evangelical Protestants â€” said they would be less likely to vote for a Mormon. ... One e-mail making the rounds purports to be from Romney himself, and consists of an invitation to Iowa voters to "join me, a born-Mormon, and a growing number of disenchanted Christians in believing the following tenets of the Mormon religion." It lists several, each one likely more objectionable to Christian conservative caucus-goers than the last. "Mormon men can have multiple wives in heaven â€” eternal polygamy," says one tenet, while another claims that "God the father had sex with Mary to conceive Jesus, who is the half brother of Lucifer."