Matthews: These conservative southern Christians are being forced to choose between three "cultists"

Via Greg Hengler. “Cultists” is his term for how southerners supposedly see Romney, Santorum, and Gingrich, not an expression of his own opinion, but rest assured that when the media finally starts churning on Mormonism in the general-election campaign, this sort of cheap concern-trolling is how it’ll typically be done. It’s not that they have a problem with Romney’s faith or that they want undecideds to have a problem with it, it’s that Romney’s conservative base supposedly has a problem with it — which, conveniently, is what makes it newsworthy and justifies the coverage. Consult Gallup, though, and you’ll find that it’s Democrats, not Republicans, who have the biggest objection to “cultists,” and it’s not the south but the midwest that’s least likely to vote for a “cultist” candidate. No matter. It’s your wingnuttery, not their electoral strategy, that requires that they delve into this subject. Expect them to get around to it in, say, September or October.

Watch that, then, via Mediaite, watch Glenn Beck’s extended response this morning.

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