The EFM Feature

Jay Cost of Real Clear Politics on “The Mormon Speech”:

[Romney] can acknowledge and respect the concerns that non-Mormons have about Mormon theology. He can then go on to argue that, as far as politics goes, these differences simply do not matter. While Mormons and non-Mormons might have different theological beliefs, those different beliefs nevertheless point to identical values, which is what really matters in politics. For instance, religious voters who care about family values might be skeptical about Romney because of his beliefs; in response, Romney can acknowledge their questions about his beliefs, but then go on to argue that he – not in spite of those beliefs, but because of them – is the most pro-family candidate in the country.

Not all of Cost’s analysis is favorable to the Governor, but he is right on point here–while echoing an EFM point no less!


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