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  • majmajor Layton, UT
    Oct. 8, 2011 12:16 a.m.

    Perry disavowed the statements of an individual that insults Mormons? Perry isn't smart enough to ask someone that wont offend 5 million voters that tend to vote with his party.

    I really liking Romney and Cain, but I don't think either are electable as republicans. There are too many radical idiots in the South that will not vote for a Mormon nor an African-American. While I was growing up, I went to a Southern-Baptist school in the south-east and was told weekly that Mormonism is a cult, and all Mormons (including me) were going to (bad place).

    Southern Baptists rule the south-eastern United States, and they have no issues with preaching from the pulpits. Historically, the churches were used both to preach for segregation as well as for racial equality. Religion and politics are inseparable in the South. At the same time, a church may support a Republican in one race and a Democrat in another, simply for religious reasons.

    If a candidate doesnt pass the religion test, a significant minority of the voters will not vote for a candidate. The candidates political view comes in second. Sound familiar in Utah?