Mormon Mitt Romney's Potential as President

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Massachussetts governor Mitt Romney is everything the Republican Party could want as its presidential candidate in 2008: pro-life, anti-gun control, pro-business, anti-gay marriage, and strong on national defense. He also has a sterling reputation as a businessman and devoted family man.

But Romney's faithful membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a making some in the RNC nervous. One-third of the voting Republican faithful are evangelical Christians who are suspicious of, if not hostile to, Mormons.

Karen Grigsby Bates talks with two experts about why Mormons have become more mainstream, and why some Christians don't consider Mormons to be fellow believers.



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