The Mormon Question

On today, I examine Mitt Romney's vulnerability on the Mormon question. Admittedly, it isn't much of a question for most voters, but as is often the case, it is the minority but still significant portion of the voters that Romney has to worry about. If most Republicans show up for him in November 2012, but a sizable minority of Christian right voters do not—because they are put off by what they view as Romney's "non-christian cult" religion—then Barack Obama wins almost by default.

This is the kind of thinking Rick Perry hopes Republican voters in the caucuses and primaries to come will be doing.

Unfortunately, for Republicans, Rick Perry may scare off a larger proportion of all voters with his allegedly legitimate Christian views than would Romney with his Mormonism.