“I think this election is going to be close. Bottom line, there are many people in America who look at themselves and say, “Am I better now than I was before?” It is going to be tooth and nail, and I think it is going to get nasty. But, in my opinion, if they are trying to bring up Rev.Jeremiah Wright again, they are really reaching. [...] Honestly, though, the big question is, I think there will be a block of people saying, ‘I cannot vote for a Mormon.’ They got a tough decision: Obama or a Mormon. Their beliefs got them between a rock and a hard place.”
Award-winning director Spike Lee on why Romney’s religion will play a major role in a closely contested presidential election. His comments were featured in an interview with New York magazine.
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Director Spike Lee , right, and wife Tonya Lewis arrive at the 2012 BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.