Mitt Romney Says That Al Sharpton Could Be Construed As Being Bigoted

Al Sharpton in a debate last Monday said, “As for the one Mormon running for office, those who really believe in God will defeat him anyways, so don’t worry about that; that’s a temporary situation.” Sharpton said this during a debate with Christopher Hitchens at the New York Public Library. Hitchens is an atheist author. Mitt Romney went right after Sharpton for saying it. Romney says that Sharpton doesn’t believe that Mormons know God. Romney called the remarks “terribly misguided.” Romney was asked if he thought that Sharpton was a bigot. Romney aswered, “I don’t know Reverend Sharpton,” he said. “I doubt he is personally such a thing, but the comment was a comment which could be described as a bigoted comment.” Sharpton responded saying that the Romney campaign was involved in a “blatant effort to fabricate a controversy to help their lagging campaign.” Sharpton said that he was talking about Hitchens, and Hitchens was the one attacking the Mormon faith. Sharpton went on to say, “In no way did I attack Mormons or the Mormon Church when I responded that other believers, not atheists, would vote against Mr. Romney for purely political reasons.” Hey Sharpton, open mouth and insert foot.
Alan Cosgrove

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