Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Mitt Romney: Gutless wonder

When the assembled Republican candidates were asked which of them does NOT believe in evolution, three wingnuts--Sam Brownback, Mike Huckabee, and Tom Tancredo--raised their hands. Somewhat surprisingly, Mitt Romney, former governer of Taxachusetts and whose state lets teh gheys get married and stuff, did not raise his hand. Not somewhat surprisingly, conservatives are now wondering whether Mitt is really theirs. Rough going, no? Sensing turmoil, David Brody of CBS News asked Romney's staff, point blank, whether he believe in evolution. Here's the focus-group approved response:

"Governor Romney believes both science and faith can help inform us about the origins of life in this world."
Unbelievably weak. I mean, seriously, what does that even mean? But, as we've seen with Mitt, completely par for the course.