A Mormon President?
Today is the infamous US election day. The current polls seem to point to Obama winning the electoral college vote by 50–100 points. But what if these aren’t entirely accurate and Mitt Romney pulls away? What if America has the first Mormon president in its history? If the ‘Redskin Rule’ proves true, then Romney will be president. Of course, people have to actually get out there and vote for any of the polling to actually matter. So happy voting to all of my American friends across the pond!
I’m not very political. And so I don’t wish to talk about Romney’s political views in this post. In fact, I don’t intend to say much at all. I’m more curious to know what you have to say. Whether or not you side with Romney politically, what do you think about the fact that he’s a Mormon? Ryan M posted earlier this year here at The Two Cities on this very issue and suggested that Romney’s Mormomism is “irrelevant.” Do you believe this?
If Romney doesn’t win, I imagine that he’ll be back in 2016. And if the Obama administration can’t turn things around with four more years of opportunity, I imagine that the GOPs will win big in 2016, and this could mean that Romney will be president.
So, whether in 2012 or 2016, what do you make of a Mormon president in America?
No doubt the LDS church will utilize this in their advertisements. It will help them enter the mainstream in an unprecedented way in their history. If they’ve recruited Brandon Flowers from The Killers, no doubt there will be some presidential advertisements about the LDS Church. The appeal of Mormonism will surge because of this, both in our country and abroad. So what are we as evangelicals to make of this? Is this a bad thing? Is this “irrelevant“?