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Romney’s Consideration of Candidacy Is Closely Tied to His Faith, Allies Say

posted on January 26, 2015

In The New York Times, Ashley Parker and Alex Thompson write, “Three years ago, Mr. Romney’s tortured approach to his religion — a strategy of awkward reluctance and studied avoidance that all but walled off a free-flowing discussion of his biography — helped doom his campaign.” More recently, Romney’s Mormon faith has prompted consideration of another presidential run in which it might play a more distinct role. “In the Mormon faith, public service is one of the most honorable things you do,” Utah Representative Jason Chaffetz told the authors. “The idea of try and try again is something that’s ingrained in the religion.”

Read at The New York Times