In 1999, when Gallup asked Americans whether they would vote for a Mormon, 17 percent said no.
A new Los Angeles Times/Blooomberg poll found that 37 percent would not vote for a Mormon presidential candidate. The red herring of this report is that 21 percent said they would not vote for an evangelical Protestant candidate. My guess is that the anti-evangelical group is most outside the Republican Party, but the anti-Mormon group is well represented within the Republican Party. If anything, the Republican evangelicals would be Mitt Romney’s most reluctant voters if he were to run for president.
I wrote about Romney’s “Mormon problem” last year. Since then, there have been reports that he is planning a larger defense of his religion. Whatever he has planned, it will have to be better than “I’m never going to get into a discussion about the beliefs of my church.” People are curious. And the spotlight will only increase that curiosity.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?