"Like All Mormon Leaders..."

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Aug. 30 2012 11:50 PM

"Like All Mormon Leaders..."

An early leader for quote of the night, from Grant Bennett:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has an unpaid, lay clergy. While raising his family and pursuing his career, Mitt Romney served in our church, devoting 10, 15, even 20 hours a week doing so. Like all Mormon leaders, he did so on his own time and at his own expense.
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Nineteen years after he started running for office, Mitt Romney schedules references to his religion throughout his biggest night. I can't recall anything comparable for other candidates who broke the WASP barrier.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.