“Liberty University” was trending nationally this morning as GOP candidate Mitt Romney delivered the school’s commencement address. Video here:
— Karenkmy (@Karenkmy) May 12, 2012
The brief speech touched on everything from the economy to faith to Chick-fil-A:
Romney talking American economy right off the bat in Liberty speech
— Sarah Boxer (@Sarah_Boxer) May 12, 2012
In the story of Mormonism, speech Romney just gave at Liberty was a historic moment. The highest-profile attempt yet to bridge rival faiths
— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) May 12, 2012
"The Romney campaign comes to a sudden stop when we spot a Chick-fil-A." — Mitt Romney at Liberty U. today.
— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) May 12, 2012
But Twitter buzz focused largely on what are clearly the two most pressing issues of our time.
"Marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman," Romney says. Gets a standing ovation at Liberty University.
— Matt Viser (@mviser) May 12, 2012
— Greg Allbright (@GregAllbright) May 12, 2012
And Romney’s Mormon faith:
Mitt Romney is currently speaking at Liberty University, an Evangelical college that teaches Mormonism is a cult. Mitt Romney is Mormon.
— Ryan (@ryanruiero) May 12, 2012
Good little progressives took their cue from a BuzzFeed post published yesterday titled “Mormon Cultist For President!”:
My dispatch from Liberty University, where Romney will speak tomorrow: "At Liberty, a Mormon Cultist for President" http://t.co/FIByPkiZ
— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) May 11, 2012
Big Journalism smacked down the smear of Liberty University students and Mitt Romney this morning:
BuzzFeed Politics Distorts Facts to Smear Liberty University Students http://t.co/rY7SZVPU Excellent piece by @DanWebbTweets!
— John Nolte (@NolteNC) May 12, 2012
Meanwhile, the lapdog media happily parroted the Left’s “Mormon cultist” talking point of the day:
CNN reminds America that Liberty teaches that Romney's Mormon faith is viewed as a cult.
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) May 12, 2012
LOL @ the CNN chyron right now: "Liberty University teaches Romney's faith is a cult"
— Joshua Pugh (@JPughMI) May 12, 2012
CNN has had the "Liberty University teaches Romney's faith is cult" chryon up for ages now.
— Brandon Kiser (@Kiser) May 12, 2012
Where were the CNN chryons when Obama super PAC donor Bill Maher called Mormonism a cult?
The Left had plenty of new tone-y comments:
Shorter Romney to Liberty U: I urge u to place ur racial ignorance above ur religious intolerance. Vote against the Negro! <crowd roars> #p2
— Very Serious People™ (@TheXclass) May 12, 2012
@AlexWitt Romney @ Liberty U: marriage is between a man and a woman and a woman and a woman and a woman.
— Katy Baliya (@katyscarlett71) May 12, 2012
Mitt Romney running the speedometer on the DeLorean to 1200AD for the Liberty U crowd, because the 19th century was still way too modern.
— DANNI CRANE (@DCPlod) May 12, 2012
— Pierre H. Vachon (@APOVMentarch) May 12, 2012