Could Hitler's Mormon Baptism destroy Romney?
As the Nevada Republican Caucus returns were coming in last month, CNN's John King referred to Mitt Romney as “Governor Mormon.” Without correcting himself, he used the word “Mormon” four times in nine seconds. While some may argue it was an innocent slip, others will say it was Freudian in nature.Go to Red County for the hyperlinks.
A short time later, King's network did a story on a bizarre Mormon practice that involves posthumously baptizing non-Mormons by proxy. In the report, the parents of “Nazi hunter” Simon Wiesenthal were identified as having been subjected to such a practice. Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, who was interviewed for the CNN story, unhappily responded to revelations that he himself had been placed on such a list.
In its report, CNN cited Helen Radkey as the person who discovered these unusual baptisms. Radkey is a former Mormon who claims that, “Jewish Holocaust names are regularly going into the Mormon database.” The report concluded with a reference to Romney actually participating in such proxy baptisms. The message was clear but subtle; Romney is part of this.
Radkey is an extremely key figure, not so much for what she provided to CNN for that story but what she still has yet to provide.
About one week later, the Independent, MSNBC, and Yahoo News all reported that the iconic diarist and heroine, Nazi-era Anne Frank had been posthumously baptized nine times by the Mormon church. Yahoo News cleverly segued from this story to an unrelated story about a Romney comment during a Republican debate, in what appeared to be an attempt to subtly connect the two stories.
Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert went even further by inviting a Jewish intern onto his set during his program and asked him to hold a hot dog while Cobert cut off the tip with a cigar cutter. The point was to posthumously circumcise all dead Mormons and convert them to Judaism.
At this point, it's time to revisit the information Radkey has; a significant amount of it is actually piled up in one of her spare bedrooms. Since she has become the mainstream media's source for all things Mormon, we can certainly expect the same liberal outlets to whip out one of her more incendiary revelations – that Adolf Hitler was also baptized as a Mormon posthumously.
Perhaps the biggest issue of Barack Obama's first term is his signature piece of legislation – Obamacare. Mitt Romney's healthcare plan in Massachusetts was the blueprint for it. That essentially takes the issue off the table in a general election campaign between the two men.
Another issue that could be neutralized is the Jewish vote, which traditionally goes Democrat, though Jewish voters have become increasingly disenchanted with Obama these last three years. if Romney is the nominee, look for the mainstream media, in true bigoted fashion, to make his religion the issue – something it didn't do with Obama and Jeremiah Wright. In essence, this could drive away the Jewish vote at a time when any Republican nominee should do relatively well with in this election year.
The mainstream media will pull out all the stops to paint Romney as someone whose religion now places Anne Frank and Adolf Hitler on the same plane.
Speaking of religion or even Obama's ties to Islam, well, that might be off the table too because of what Mormonism's founder, Joseph Smith is quoted as saying in 1838:
“I will be to this generation a second Mohammed, whose motto in treating for peace was 'the Alcoran [Koran] or the Sword.' So shall it eventually be with us.”
The Obama campaign's strategy may just be to destroy Romney by attacking his religion through the media.
It just might work.