Did Romney's Mormonism Cost Him the 2012 Election?
by Moody Adams Did Romney's Mormonism Cost him the 2012 Election? Is the fact that Mitt Romney is a practicing Mormon responsible for his failure to beat Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election?
In a brand-new book, “What Went Wrong,” best-selling author Jerome Corsi reveals how some major voices in mainstream Christianity made sure the voting public was aware of Romney’s beliefs. Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, warned Mormonism is not Christianity, but labeled it a cult.
World-famous atheist Christopher Hitchens said, “The Mormons apparently believe that Jesus will return in Missouri rather than Armageddon”
The Washington Post disagreed. The day after the election 78 percent of white evangelical Christians went for Romney, up from 74 percent for John McCain in 2008. And evangelical Christians turned out to vote equally for Romney and McCain. Corsi noted Kathryn Lofton, a professor of religious studies at Yale University, argued persuasively that “Romney lost not because he was a Mormon, but because he was not Mormon enough.
Lofton explained: “He should have announced at every pit stop that he had met the world through his missionary work; that he came from a good Christian home that emphasized the principles of hard work and self-sacrifice; that he keeps a weekly calendar guided by the principles of Stephen R. Covey; and keeps a marriage because he believes those commercials are right – diamonds are forever, and so is this bond. He should have proclaimed his financial success was the result of all this earnestness, and explained private equity as just another way to organize free enterprise. Not because it’s a crafty re-framing of his biography, but because it is also true: it’s true to the very thing his supporters find so solid, and his detractors find so discomfiting, about Romney.”
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