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Written by Don Byrd   
Monday, 21 May 2012

   It's nice to see both President Obama's and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney's campaigns decry the use of religion in attacking the opposition. The Los Angeles Times reports that on the heels of Romney's refusal of a renewed Rev. Jeremiah Wright line of criticism, David Axelrod has likewise said Romney's faith is not appropriate campaign fodder.

Obama campaign senior advisor David Axelrod said Sunday that Mitt Romney's Mormon religion was off-limits in Democratic strategies for the campaign.

"We've said that's not fair game," Axelrod said on CNN's"State of the Union with Candy Crowley." ... 

When the GOP proposal from a "super PAC" emerged last week, Romney was quick to distance himself from the conservative group.
"I want to make it very clear I repudiate that effort," Romney told reporters at a campaign stop in Jacksonville, Fla., ... "I think it's the wrong course for a PAC or a campaign. I hope that our campaigns can respectively be about the future, and about issues and about a vision for America."
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