TALKING POINTS

Plane Protests Mitt’s Liberty Speech

As Mitt Romney prepared to deliver his commencement address at the conservative Liberty University on Saturday, someone had a message for him. A single plane circled overhead towing a banner that read, “GOP = HIGHER SCHOOL DEBT.” MoveOn.org took credit for the aerial protest, but Romney will hardly think the issue is out of the blue—he and President Obama take more or less the same position on reducing student-loan debt. The speech has high stakes for Romney, since he will be addressing the evangelical community, many of whom are skeptical of his Mormon religion—Liberty University has called Mormonism a “cult.” Romney plans to address the economy in the speech.