Six Republican candidates spoke at length Saturday about their faith but skirted direct discussion of misconduct by either twice-divorced Newt Gingrich or Herman Cain, who has faced allegations of sexual harassment.
They all had sob stories that ended up with redemption (in their minds) for cheating on wives and other past misdeeds. It would have been inspiring if it wasn’t such a sappy display of meaningless rhetoric.
When Newt admitted that he was cheating on his wife while pursuing Clinton for cheating, sighs of understanding came from around the table that was set for Thanksgiving (interestingly enough).
Romney probably figured all those born-again Christians would pile on his Mormon ass, so he didn’t bother showing up. I can’t say I blame him.
The Des Moines forum sponsored by the Family Leader group and moderated by pollster Frank Luntz, was a chance for candidates to claim higher ground (God) and to assure rabid religious groups and Tea Partiers there will be no separation of church and state if they get elected.
All in all, viewers would have been better served to watch re-runs of Beevis and Butt Head!