Here is an interview I gave four years ago with the Article VI Blog about whether evangelicals would support Mitt Romney, a Mormon, for president. Romney didn’t win the nomination during the last campaign, but he’s back and is one of the front-runners again, making this discussion still relevant.
My guess, and it’s only a guess, is that even more evangelicals will be comfortable with Romney today. First, we are getting used to seeing Mormons in prominent public positions (Romney, Glenn Beck). Second, we agree with them on many of the issues facing the country. Third, many evangelicals are so fed up with Barack Obama, a professing Christian, that they would take nearly anyone, even a Mormon, to succeed him. Martin Luther’s (apocryphal?) dictum, “I would rather be ruled by a wise Turk than a foolish Christian,” comes to mind.