Mitt Romney won't say it — and can't say it. But I will. His defeat in Iowa was for one reason: bigotry and, in some cases, personal hate. Evangelical Christians, who are so prevalent in rural areas of Iowa, organized a campaign to get everyone they could to the Republican caucuses. They came in such numbers they created traffic jams. It was an all-out effort to flood those caucuses with people who would do anything to defeat a Mormon. It wasn't a political base. It was a religious base.

Let's see how Mike Huckabee does as he campaigns in states where the born-again Christians are not so prevalent. If my assessment is correct, Huckabee will soon lose his momentum. Romney is going to pay a price for his beliefs. This is too bad. It just might be the reason he is defeated.

Bud Barnes