Now that Romney is invoking Mormonism to woo voters, isn’t it time we had a frank discussion about Mormonism?

Why is discussing Mitt Romney’s Mormonism off limits when Mitt Romney is using his Mormonism to woo evangelical voters?  Either his being a Mormon is relevant or it’s not; it’s off limits, or it’s not.  It’s clearly not off limits to Mitt Romney.

Then again, Romney likes to use his family to woo votes, just like Sarah Palin did, but then if you talk about his family you’re being mean.  Same goes for Mormonism. NYT:

“What we have, what we wish we had — ambitions fulfilled, ambitions disappointed, investments won, investments lost, elections won, elections lost — these things may occupy our attention, but they do not define us,” he said. “Our relationship with our maker, however, depends on none of that. It is entirely in our control, for he is always at the door, and knocks for us. Our worldly successes cannot be guaranteed, but our ability to achieve spiritual success is entirely up to us, thanks to the grace of God. The best advice I know is to give those worldly things your best but never your all — reserve the ultimate hope for the only one who can grant it.”

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