GOP rivals get probe into dirty trick 'poll' - Does religion count? yup

CONCORD, N.H. - The GOP presidential campaigns of Mitt Romney and John McCain -- rocked in different ways by a highly negative "push poll" targeting Romney's Mormon faith -- demanded Friday that the New Hampshire attorney general investigate who is behind the tactic.

The attorney general's office said it was investigating the phone calls.

As part of the poll, which began Sunday, callers have been asking voters in Iowa and New Hampshire whether they know that Romney is a Mormon, that his five sons did not serve in the military and that Mormons believe the Book of Mormon is superior to the Bible.

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is a big-government loving, nanny-state legislating, social liberal PRICK, and my hating him/refusing to vote for his mangy ass has zero to do with his religion.

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BRING THE TROOPS HOME-NOW!

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I also don't like him - but I don't think religion should have anything to do with our choise for President. The president is not supposed to be our priest or pastor, and religion is supposed to not be entangled in government. But sadly, yes, many people will care about the candidates religious affiliations - why is beyond me, but they will. I think the Mormons do believe their version of the Bible is the correct one - just as all other religions believe that their Biblical books are the only correct ones (all religions - Jewish, Muslim, Buddist, etc.) - they can't all be the 'correct' ones. I think religion should be a private thing anyway -no reason to make it public, and why would anybody care (unless the religion is a terror driven one that believes in the extermination of non-believers)? Unless the masses will freak out over the word "Mormon", thinking he's a polygamist. Although there's a huge polygamist population even now, few actually are, so I doubt that's even a concern.

I also don't see why it's an issue that his sons didn't serve in the military. He's running for president, not his sons. Not like he had a big say in his son's choises once they hit 18 yrs old anyway. And even if he did, why should it matter? Not sure what his son's ages are, but I'm sure the draft was gone - so it's not likely they dodged the draft. It's not a crime to not enlist in the military, and I don't think people should have to spend their lives apologising for not doing so.

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