And There’s the Mormon Card

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ALBION, MI - FEBRUARY 27:  Staff members hold a framed vintage campaign poster of George Romney, father of Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, that was given to Mitt Romney during a campaign rally at Caster Concepts on February 27, 2012 in Albion, Michigan. With one day to go before the Michigan and Arizona primaries, Mitt Romney continues to campaign throughout Michigan.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Photo: Justin Sullivan/2012 Getty Images

Not cool, Governor Schweitzer:

While discussing swing states, Schweitzer said Romney would have a “tall order to position Hispanics to vote for him,” and I replied that was mildly ironic since Mitt’s father was born in Mexico, giving the clan a nominal claim to being Hispanic. Schweitzer replied that it is “kinda ironic given that his family came from a polygamy commune in Mexico, but then he’d have to talk about his family coming from a polygamy commune in Mexico, given the gender discrepancy.” Women, he said, are “not great fans of polygamy, 86 percent were not great fans of polygamy. I am not alleging by any stretch that Romney is a polygamist and approves of [the] polygamy lifestyle, but his father was born into [a] polygamy commune in Mexico.”

It's true that the fact that Romney's father lived among polygamists, though wasn't one himself, could become a political liability for him. But that is the case only if Democrats decide to tie Romney to the people his father associated with as a child. Which would be, you know, unfair. Does Schweitzer think that Romney is going to be the victim of that sort of whisper campaign, or is he volunteering to lead it?