Phil Robertson has threatened to run for president, because apparently he’s a better solution to nonexistent problems than the guy he is endorsing, Donald Trump. But I don’t think that’s the real story here. The real story is Robertson’s almost incomprehensibly high levels of hypocrisy. It’s breathtaking.
Though there are plenty of tests for bigotry, I'd like to add one more: being quick to demand that given members of group condemn wrong-doing by others in that group.
Whether or not one is inclined towards intellectual masochism by watching A&E's "Duck Dynasty," the decision to suspend one of the show's stars is not a freedom of speech issue.
Romney's message to the Muslim world that religious bigotry is an American value informs that he is not, and never will be, ready to be on the world stage in any capacity.