Romney's evangelical problem
Last week I wrote about how Mitt Romney's Mormonism will pose problems for his presidential aspirations in 2008. In this month's Washington Monthly, Amy Sullivan agrees, and explores in some detail just how much evangelicals despise Mormonism and how this will play out in a potential 2008 campaign.
Sometimes amid evangelicals' social agenda, I forget that in the end they really are motivated by religion. It's not just the fuzzy "religion" embodied by "family values," but a real theology with very particular doctrines that are taken with a seriousness completely out of proportion to reality.