Political cartoonist Ted Rall captures the dilemma for Republican evangelical Christians posed by the possibility that Mitt Romney might be the Republican nominee.
In the churches of the southern Bible belt, Mormons are routinely disparaged as a cult. Amy Sullivan wrote [link fixed] back in 2008 when Romney made his first run for president that her own experience growing up in a Baptist church was that “Mormonism came somewhere between devil worshippers and Jim Jones.”
Of course, things can change in four years. Some evangelical voters seem to quite nimble in their thinking, able to change their views quite rapidly when they find a candidate who supports their other prejudices. But whether enough of them have changed to serve Romney’s purposes remains to be seen.