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Published: Thursday, Nov. 15 2012 10:00 a.m. MST

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Free Agency
Salt Lake City, UT

I was amazed at David Banack's statement that President Obama showed "restraint" in not bringing up Romney's Mormonism during the campaign.

I don't think Banack has a very realistic perception of Obama (perhaps because Banack is on the other side politically?).

I can't in a million years imagine Obama bringing up someone's religion as a negative factor (i.e., "why you should vote for *me* instead"). Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't recall hearing any Democrat portraying Romney's Mormonism as a negative.

No, that seems to have been strictly in the Republican camp--specifically, many evangelicals. They finally "accepted" Romney's Mormonism because of their "anyone but Obama" desire.

If I were the Mormon Church, I wouldn't bask too much in the "acceptance" of a lot of the people who once castigated the Church. I suspect that many of them will return to their same theological castigation now that their "acceptable" candidate lost.

Marlborough, MA

Re:very concerned
I truely appreciated your thoughtful and civil responses to the questions I posed.

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