September 7, 2007
The Mormon Factor
Every presidential campaign struggles with its bête noire: think of the Wimp Factor or the Pretty Boy Factor. Striving for the Republican presidential nomination, Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, is fighting the Mormon Factor.
Like Romney, many members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today are seeking to play down some of the church's more controversial teachings in order to gain mainstream acceptance, within both the Christian establishment