When the Constitution hangs by a thread

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Via Laura:

My father used to teach me, in soberest earnestness, a version of the supposed prophecy discussed in this Salt Lake Tribune article:

It's Mormon lore, a story passed along by some old-timers about the importance of their faith and their country.

In the latter days, the story goes, the U.S. Constitution will hang by a thread and a Mormon will ride in on a metaphorical white horse to save it. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says it does not accept the legend—commonly referred to as the "White Horse Prophecy"—as doctrine....

[Mitt] Romney says he doesn't believe in the supposed prophecy, nor did his father when he ran....  [full article]

But should Romney try to distance himself from the White Horse angle? I don't know. George Bush's whole "higher father" shtick served him pretty well for quite a long time. And this is America. Why should one flavor of crazy be more acceptable than any other?

Oh, hey, I almost forgot. The Giuliani campaign may be trying to get this story more national play than it would otherwise attract. Because, Rudy, your brand of crazy is so much more ... manly than tales of frontier prophecies. I can't wait until the day you start defending all of America against the perils of elephant dung.

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