The group gathered in a Holiday Inn conference room to deliver a message: we’re Mormons, we’re Democrats, and we’re proud of both. The audience of about 100, which filled room to capacity — Mormons, media and interested delegates — was eager to listen.
I was eager to find out where the Mormonism would end and the politics begin. Mitt Romney has the chance to become the first Mormon president of the United States and here was a group of Mormons speaking out in opposition at an event predicated on their Mormonism. Would there be an attack on Romney’s faith? Would it be strictly political? Would they even mention him? Romney’s Mormonism is the elephant in the room this election — nobody seems to know how to approach it, probably because nobody can seem to get a handle on what Mormonism in politics means. I was hoping this gathering could help me figure it out.
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