Newt Gingrich has made questions about President Barack Obama and the president‚Äôs ‚Äúattacks‚ÄĚ on the Roman Catholic Church a central theme of his campaign. So has Rick Santorum.
Both turned up the burner on the rhetoric last week ‚ÄĒ Gingrich by asking why Obama does things that make voters question his religion, and Santorum by unveiling an ad ‚ÄĒ that spliced images of the president with Iranian strongman and Holocaust denier Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Santorum‚Äôs team says the visual juxtaposition was unintentional.
Of the four remaining prominent hopefuls who have won states in the GOP primary, Mitt Romney is the one who has steered clear of stoking the embers within the Republican Party that insist Obama is a Muslim. It‚Äôs an untruth about the Christian president that never totally disappeared after 2008 and is back for a second airing....
"It's an untruth about the Christian president" Muslim or not, Obama is not a Christian president by his own words and actions. His stance on abortion and opposition to faith based groups speaks louder than his words.