Mitt Romney's Mormon story

Published: Monday, Aug. 20 2012 4:30 p.m. MDT

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign stop in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Friday, June 8, 2012.

Nati Harnik, Associated Press

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Our take: As the attacks against Mitt Romney are moving away from his economic policy to his character, it would seem to be time for him to elaborate more on his convictions to the Mormon religion. The fear of discussing Romney's religion and its oddities might also be shadowing a greater understanding of his true devotion and philanthropic character. This column by Ross Douthat for The New York Times discusses how there is a need for Romney to share more about his religious convictions to help voters understand him better.

"There's an interesting dilemma facing the filmmakers who are presumably hard at work, in some well-hidden editing room, on the biographical movie that will play just before Mitt Romney accepts his partys nomination: What should the movie say about Romneys Mormonism?

"So far, Romney has said very little about his faith in this campaign, which is clearly how he likes it. Indeed, his campaign has pushed back vigorously against even innocuous press coverage of Mormon folkways and beliefs, on the theory that trying to explain a much-distrusted, much-misunderstood religion could only distract from the economic message."

Read more about Romney's Mormon Story on The New York Times.

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