Quite clever of these Obama surrogates to keep bringing up this Mormon polygamy issue as a means of smearing Mitt Romney.
Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) said Monday that his comments about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s father being “born on a polygamy commune in Mexico” were being manipulated unfairly.
Schweitzer said he was merely trying to convey the irony that Romney has a problem with Latino voters when his father is from Mexico.
“People are taking this far away from where I was discussing,” Schweitzer told CNN.
“I was saying that Mitt Romney currently has a problem with Latino voters. And it is ironic that his father had come from Mexico,” he said. “You could think he could embrace his Latino roots. I wasn’t talking about anybody’s religion. In fact, in my comments I simply said that Mitt Romney is not a polygamist, doesn’t support polygamy and neither does the Mormon church.”
Meanwhile, the guy whose father was an actual polygamist plays dumb.
The Obama campaign sought to distance itself from Schweitzer’s comments.
“Attacking a candidate’s religion is out of bounds, and our campaign will not engage in it, and we don’t think others should either,” Obama spokeswoman Lis Smith told the Daily Beast.
This after giving the green light to their surrogates to constantly harp on Romney’s religion.