....and, of course, there are "political" powers at the top of the Mormon church like there are powers at the top of just about organization, religious or not, who do not necessarily represent all of the people who make up those organizations.
My daughter-in-law is Mormon and lives in Salt Lake City. She has never liked Romney, but likes Ron Paul very much as the Constitution and family values resonate with Mormons.
Without Romney in the race, I agree that RP would have been the Mormon candidate. How clever these political strategists are! Thanks for your post.
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