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Mormonism Cost Romney the Election (But It’s Not What You Think)

posted on November 8, 2012

At Religion Dispatches, Kathryn Lofton critiques Mitt Romney’s portrayal of his Mormonism on the campaign trail. Lofton believes that Romney should have been more open about his religion, in order to connect with voters more personally. “Romney’s mistake has been to avoid explaining the most open secret of his leadership, namely just how Mormon he is,” Lofton writes, “He ought to have unveiled the relationship between his particular religious sensibility and his ideas for American success.” 

Read at Religion Dispatches