Last night a fellow called by to chew me out for all the bad things Freethinkers do. It got me to thinking about how we could help Romney.
There is a new poll which shows more Republican than Democratic voters believe in the literal god. This always opens an opportunity for Republicans to demonize
Nixon did well attacking anti war protests as un American. Senior Bush said atheists were not Americans and demonized the Willy Hortons.
In order for Romney to get the juices flowing among Republican voters he needs to demonize some group. He is struggling with that.
When he pitches his line about anti gay marriage he doesn’t quote the Bible, he refers to “tradition”. Anyway, gay marriage is losing its political cache.
Today, he said children of illegal immigrants are not as bad as he had thought they were during the primary. The children of illegal immigrants seemed like good candidates to demonize. But, their relatives vote and don’t like this, so the search continues.
Another recent favorite has been Planned Parenthood. A lot of their clients are women with low incomes. They vote in smaller numbers and, of course, some Planned Parenthood clinics provide abortion.
The problem is Planned Parenthood has the word, “planned”. This implies birth control. Birth control is popular. He needs to keep looking.
I’d suggest Romney demonize Freethinkers. There aren’t very many of us and, like illegal immigrants, we are different.
If he does decide to demonize us, I hope he won’t just change his mind again.