Leadership: Mitt Romney style.

Parting of being a leader means repudiating evil, whether it’s in your enemies or your friends.

Last week, senate candidate Richard Mourdock argued against exemptions in anti-abortion legislature for rape victims because god ordained the pregnancy.  It was a moment of the purest inhumanity in which Mourdock decided to listen to the primitives who wrote a book rather than to his empathy.

Earlier this year, Mitt Romney endorsed Mourdock’s campaign.  To be fair to Mitt, he probably had no idea what a reprehensible person Mourdock was.  Now that the proof is all over the airwaves, Romney had the opportunity to retract his support given this new information.

He didn’t do it.

Mitt Romney’s campaign confirmed that he still supports Richard Mourdock and has not asked Mourdock’s campaign to pull the ad Romney made in support of his Senate candidacy.

“Gov. Romney disagrees with Richard Mourdock, and Mr. Mourdock’s comments do not reflect Gov. Romney’s views,” Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul said in an email. “We disagree on the policy regarding exceptions for rape and incest but still support him.”

It seems that both of them have had their humanity amputated, so this doesn’t really shock me.  But hey, they both really believe in Jesus.  Isn’t that supposed to make them better people or something?

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About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.


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