There's something disingenuous about David Brody's swings between euphoria and skepticism. How can a reporter expect to be credible when one day, it's clear he's onto Romney's consistent lying - and the next, he reports as though he thinks the words coming out of Romney's mouth are something we can all believe?
The last thing Romney needs is another reason for Evangelicals not to vote for him.
If Brody doesn't know that horse is long dead, he better think about another profession.
Romney holds to his statements that children in school should be taught that humanity is a godless evolution from chimpanzees, only. Teaching Intelligent Design must be left for the affluent who can afford private school.
Kevin Madden, Romney’s spokesman, told Brody, “Governor Romney believes both science and faith can help inform us about the origins of life in this world.” This only piqued CBN’s curiosity.
With all due respect, what does that mean exactly? It leaves me with more questions. I have asked for further clarification which I assume will be forthcoming here at the Brody File. I have now asked the Romney campaign specifically if he believes in Darwin’s theory of Evolution or does he take the Creationist view? The answer above suggests that he may believe in both. I’m not saying he does. I’m just saying I’m a tad bit confused by the answer.
Here’s the key point. The majority of Born Again Evangelicals take the Creationist viewpoint. Some Evangelicals already have concerns about Romney’s Mormon faith. He needs support from Evangelicals to win. That’s why this issue is an important one that needs to be cleared up. I don’t think this is an issue that Romney can avoid. I believe his views need to be clear.
If other elements of the religious right follow up, Romney could find himself in a bind fairly quickly. By not raising his hand, Romney pretty clearly noted that he accepts the reality of modern biology. He’s willing to pander to the far-right on a great number of issues, but he seems to have drawn the line here. There are some depths to which even Romney won’t go.
But in his party, and with his base, that may not be good enough.
CBN’s Brody adds:
I understand Evolution can mean different things to different people and it can be a complicated issue. But Darwin’s theory of Evolution is more clear cut. It is considered a “religion” of sorts by fundamentalist Christians. I fully realize that a Commander in Chief will not be making any “executive” decisions when it comes to Evolution. But since many Evangelicals are looking for a candidate with solid social issue conservative beliefs, Evolution enters the equation along with abortion and gay marriage.