The Boston Globe published a remarkable story today. The lede:
"Governor Mitt Romney's political team has quietly consulted with leaders of the Mormon Church to map out plans for a nationwide network of Mormon supporters to help Romney capture the presidency in 2008, according to interviews and written materials reflecting plans for the initiative."Now that's sensational stuff.
I also think the entire article is an irresponsible hit piece.
Here's a post about it on Article 6 Blog.
Update: Here's today's take from Article 6, commenting on the Globe's stubborn insistence on some of the flawed elements of the story. Also, Geoff at Millennial Star comments:
Romney supporters had the audacity to discuss his campaign with other Mormons!!!!! Doesn't he know that Mormons are not allowed to vote and organize for candidates? It's been that way at least since Missouri in the 1830s.
As for reaching out to other religions besides the Mormons, what do the writers of this ridiculous article think he has been doing with evangelicals and Catholic leaders for the last decade? So, it's OK for him to talk to other religious leaders for support, but it's not OK for him to talk to Mormons?
The comment thread to Geoff's post is pretty entertaining as well.