'Other-ness': What Obama and Romney have in common on religion, race
May 22nd, 2012
05:01 PM ET
3 years ago

'Other-ness': What Obama and Romney have in common on religion, race

Washington (CNN) - The uproar last week over a proposed campaign ad highlighting President Barack Obama's former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, lit up political circles before organizers finally backed off the idea.

And Mitt Romney came under fire from evangelicals before his speech to Liberty University in Virginia earlier this month because some at the traditional Christian school still believe Mormonism is a cult.

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  1. Obama supporter turned Romney supporter

    Obama had so much promise.....sold out to the american public. Give romney a go. Last four years were the same old BS.Romany at least shown success in a few areas.

    May 22, 2012 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    What does 'sold out to the American public' mean? Is that as bad as selling out to big oil, Wall Street, billionaires, and big banks?

    May 22, 2012 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  3. T'sah from Virginia

    ►Obama supporter turned Romney supporter
    Obama had so much promise.....sold out to the american public. Give romney a go. Last four years were the same old BS.Romany at least shown success in a few areas.◄

    And President Obama had NO SUCCESSES in the last 3 1/2 years????? Come on now, Romney on foreign policy alone scares me – he's all over the place and his "Etch-A-Sketch" proves it. The debates will change your mind because Romney can't even handle "questions" from the medias – could you imagine what will happen when world leaders ask questions – he will say something and then FLIP and say something else!!

    Obama 2012 – Really – He's the Only Trusted Way Forward – Romney is an UNKNOWN!!

    May 22, 2012 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  4. Myviewis

    Hey, now wait a minute, big oil, Wall Street, billionaires and big banks are mainly run by Democrats. Democrats are the ones with the college degrees that can to have these high paying jobs.

    May 22, 2012 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    "could you imagine what will happen when world leaders ask questions "

    Hehe...I can assure you, if Mittens is POTUS, Putin won't be asking anything, he'll be demanding.

    May 22, 2012 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  6. rs

    This probably underscores why it is important for the candidates and campaigns to talk about real issues, problems and solutions, and not unimportant things like religions, or worse, lies about citizenship- unless those candidates and campaigns have nothing to say.....

    May 22, 2012 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  7. Divine-Favour.C.Maxwell

    Well,so far in the American democracy,Barrak Obama has proven to be a round peg in a round hole.The cap of political leadership fits him;so,let him wear it!

    May 22, 2012 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  8. getoverit

    None of this other stuff even matters because Obama flat out lied. From "transparency in government" to "line by line" his entire campaign was a lie. All the posters here love to use "lie" to describe the GOP, but conveniently forget the barrage of lies that was the Obama campaign in 2008.

    May 22, 2012 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  9. GI Joe

    I don't trust robme. He'll turn on you in a minute.

    May 22, 2012 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  10. gg

    republicans have sold out the middle class since 1980,if you have good wages and benifits you are there target

    May 22, 2012 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |