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Romney's political success is a mixed blessing for Mormon Church

The Los Angeles Times, 3 February 2012
Publié le : 3 février 2012
 Mitchell Landsberg 
Republicans look at Mitt Romney and see a future nominee or a Massachusetts moderate they can't support. Democrats see a formidable opponent with abundant vulnerabilities to exploit.

For one group, though, Romney's candidacy represents a unique mix of hopes and fears, pride and apprehension. Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have a lot riding on Romney's candidacy which is one reason why, paradoxically, they have steered clear of anything that smacks of support for the man who could become the first Mormon presidential nominee of a major political party.

As Romney heads into Saturday's GOP caucuses in Nevada, his religion may work in his favor for the first time in this year's campaign. About a fourth of Nevada's GOP primary voters in 2008 were Mormons; they went heavily for Romney then and probably will again.

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