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Santorum Aide To Reporters: ‘Why Is Mormonism Off Limits?’

Controversy over religion and comments about religion has made up a significant portion of Republican primary coverage. Whether about Satan or President Obama’s faith, it seems everyone has a strong opinion. Now, Rick Santorum‘s campaign is calling out reporters on what they believe is a double standard.

A Santorum aide told the Washington Examiner:

Why is Mormonism off limits? […] I’m not saying it’s a seminal issue in the campaign, but we’re having to spend days answering questions about Rick’s faith, which he has been open about. Romney will turn on a dime when you talk about religion. We’re getting asked about specific tenets of Rick’s faith, and when Romney says, ‘I want to focus on the economy,’ they say, OK, we’ll focus on the economy.

Indeed, Romney has rarely mentioned his Mormon faith, and has just as rarely been questioned about it. Santorum (as the Examiner notes) has been much more public about his beliefs. His advisers were careful to later note that the “off limits” remark was not directed solely at Mormonism, but more generally at the disproportionate amount of questioning directed at Santorum.

It’ll be interesting to see what tonight’s CNN debate brings.

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