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Romney and Mormonism

Mitt Romney is quickly emerging as the only plausible '08 alternative for social conservatives to more socially moderate frontrunners Rudy Giuliani and John McCain (and, yes, I'm putting them in that order for a reason).

The elephant in the room, however, to use my new favorite phrase, is Romney's Mormonism. Evangelical conservatives are uncomfortable with it -- not necessarily hostile, but totally in the dark as to what Mormonism even is. (It's bad luck for Romney that Big Love had to start this year -- even if GOP primary voters aren't exactly HBO's target demographic.)

Here's a short item on Hotline On Call about a visit by Romney to Pat Robertson's 700 Club.

One question: What's his response to people who think Mormonism is a cult?

Not a promising start.