Should Romney Discuss His Mormonism?

Over at the New Republic, Randall Balmer argues that Romney should more openly discuss his Mormon faith. I am not sure Balmer is right and I am betting the Romney campaign has done a bunch of focus groups on the issue. Of course, before we hand anyone as much power as we hand a president, we are entitled to know a great deal about that person. And, I would relish shifting the national political conversation from "values" to how we arrive at values, what philosophic anthropology and what religious doctrines inspire those values, although there is precious little in American history to suggest the country is even ready to have that discussion.

One thing is clear: Romney's Mormonism, like his wealth, is not going away as an issue.


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