What does it say that a leading Republican can boast of support from an institution that has a deep history of racism and religious bigotry? And what does it say of a Mormon to cater to a man who once denigrated Mormonism? Bainbridge asks the question. The answer is that Romney is putting power before decency, as Bush did before him in South Carolina. That's something to remember about a candidate. I had a conniption about Bush's catering to BJU bigotry in 2000 and then swiftly forgot about it. I didn't see it as the harbinger that it was: of a GOP rooted in religious prejudice, racial fears, and sexual panic. I've learned my lesson.

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