Please, for the love of our currency-gracing God, tell your Tea Party-enthused uncle to stop forwarding those chain letters to the Romney campaign. Last I heard of God being removed from our coinage was in a Snopes-debunked email. Until a Romney campaign appearance in Virginia Beach…
"That pledge says 'under God,' and I will not take God out of our platform," Romney said. "I will not take God off our coins, and I will not take God out of my heart."
Mitt Romney totally gets the economic plight of the average American. Sure, he was joined on the campaign trail by Pat Robertson and engaged in a weird culture war shtick, but we finally have evidence that Romney knows money can come in coins.
As for the economics of this, it's sad news for fans of Ron Paul: this is as close as the Romney administration is going to come to getting gold on our coins. Three out of four letters ain't bad. And the Obama campaign's response?
"The president believes as much that God should be taken off a coin as he does that aliens will attack Florida," [Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaski] said. "It's an absurd question to be raised."
I can't wait for the next Restore our Future ad, taking the president to task for weakening our armed forces in the face of the admitted alien threat to Florida.
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