What Tony Blair Can Teach Mitt Romney About Faith in Politics

Commentators have been clamoring for Mitt Romney to openly discuss his faith, a topic Romney has successfully avoided in “all but the most general terms,” writes Yair Rosenberg at The Atlantic. Yet Rosenberg lifts up another political example where keeping silent about faith worked: Tony Blair. A deeply devout man, Blair “never told the whole truth to the electorate about his personal convictions—for reasons of political expediency.” Being Catholic in a place with a “precarious position of Catholicism,” Blair’s silence on his own faith proved invaluable. Drawing parallels between the two, Rosenberg implores Romney to emulate Tony Blair.

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