“At the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, activists were down—but a long way from out. Meet one of the reasons why.”
That’s how Howard Fineman begins his Newsweek article about the recent conference in DC, which he described as energetic,youthful, and “amped up.” One of these young people was 23-year-old Ruth Malhotra:
Her parents were born in Calcutta and New Delhi. They emigrated to the United States so that he could teach. They converted from Hinduism to Christianity. Now Ruth—not a Hindi name, for sure—is a devout Southern Baptist and a member of the Rev. Charles Stanley’s megachurch, one of the largest and most influential in the country. Her ’08 candidate? Mitt Romney! So here we have: an Indian Southern Baptist evangelical daughter of Hindus with a mixed Georgia-Delhi accent working hard for a Mormon Harvard-trained patrician whose faith she regards as a “cult”—her words—but who, in her mind, represents the GOP’s best chance for keeping the White House in Republican hands. “I like his business mind set,” she told me.
I like his next line: “Is this a great country, or what?”
Read the whole article here.
UPDATE: I do believe that Gov. Romney is wearing the same tie in the above picture as he is on our logo!