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“For Mitt Romney, the nurturing communitarian environment of a familial faith tradition that flourished in a hostile environment passed on a heritage of resilience and accomplishment. For Barack Obama, an eclectic but earnest Protestantism grounded his own individual eclecticism so that he overcame personal adversity to succeed in a hostile environment.”
Miles S. Mullin II, scholar at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary J. Dalton Havard School for Theological Studies, on the religious backgrounds of both presidential candidates.
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