“And I think in those debates I would be shocked, frankly, if one person at least doesn’t ask him, you know, tell us about your Mormonism. And tell us about what impact it will have on being president, if you become president. I think that’s a perfectly appropriate question to ask particularly inside a political party that has, for the last generation, decided that religion and politics are really hand-in-glove and that faith matters, and that we want people in higher office to be Christians and to be people of faith. So I don’t think he’s going to be able to sidestep that one entirely. I think he’s going to have to say what the Mormon tradition stands for and how it would impact on a Mormon president.”
Boston University religion professor Stephen Prothero on why Mitt Romney will have to tak about his faith during the presidential debates.
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney listens as former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu speaks at a campaign stop in Exeter, N.H. in November 2011.
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