Most Ricochet members would agree that opposing Michele Bachmann because she is a woman, or Herman Cain because he is black, or Mitt Romney because he is Mormon could rightly be labeled bigotry and condemned.
In a recent post it was implied that I favor Romney because he IS Mormon. I admitted that it was a factor and helped me understand where he was coming from. After some introspection though it occurred to me that taking such a stance might simply be the other side of the same coin. I've opposed affirmative action on the same grounds.
While we denounce prejudice based on sex, race or religion is it wrong for blacks to support Obama, women to be enthusiastic about Hillary Clinton or me to boost Romney for the same reasons? Somehow it doesn't strike me the same but I can't argue a reason for that.