What Do the Amish Think of a Mormon Presidential Candidate?

Amish political views are examined in The Economist’s Lexington notebook. Through a series of interviews and personal interactions, the investigation finds that the Amish wholeheartedly support Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, portraying Mormons as “fair and square businessmen.” However, despite a presidential visit by Bush in his 2004 campaign, the Amish in Pennsylvania will by no means be the swing vote: “Mr. Romney, who is trailing in the polls in Pennsylvania, should not perhaps pin too much hope on the Amish vote, though. Perhaps a thousand are registered to vote, I was told.”

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