Today in New Hampshire, Gov. Romney heard this from a restaurant patron:
“I’m one person who will not vote for a Mormon,” Al Michaud of Dover shouted at Romney when the former Massachusetts governor approached him inside Harvey’s Bakery. Romney was kicking off the second of two day’s worth of campaign visits in the lead primary state.
…Michaud later told reporters he was not “a right-winger,” alluding to some evangelical Christians who have compared Romney’s faith to a cult. Instead, Michaud stated he was “a liberal.”
If Gov. Romney ends up running against Sen. Clinton it will be fascinating to see what happens. My guess? More people are scared of a Mormon in the White House than a woman. Perhaps this is what happens when we’ve had candidates and interest groups suggesting that there is, in fact, a religious test for office – namely that only conservative Christians should be elected.