The newest attack on Mitt Romney originates from Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, who made a comment in an interview with the Daily Beast, asserting that Romney's father was "born on a polygamy commune in Mexico." The story, of course, was eagerly picked up by the mainstream media and the blogosphere is abuzz.
Schweitzer hinted that due to his family's past with polygamy, Romney will have difficulty obtaining the women's vote. "86 percent [of women] were not great fans of polygamy. I am not alleging by any stretch that Romney is a polygamist and approves of [the] polygamy lifestyle, but his father was born into [a] polygamy commune in Mexico," he stated in the original Daily Beast article. What an absurd notion, that women would not vote for Romney, due to the actions of his grandparents!
Does it matter if Mitt Romney's dad was born on a polygamy commune? Nope. Would anyone want to be held accountable for the actions of their grandparents? Nope. Mitt Romney's father was born in 1907, over a century ago.
This outrageous attack is uncalled for and despicable. Harry Reid is a Mormon, too, but his faith does not seem to be a target in the mainstream media.