Wednesday, October 25, 2006

More On Romney’s Mormon Strategy Impact

Recently I questioned Mitt’s Mormon church consultation strategy and it’s impact on his Presidential bid (Does Romney’s Mormon Faith Hinder Presidential Bid? – October 20 post). Since that posting there are lots of commentaries about this very issue. The problem now for Romney is that it is going beyond the religious issue.

Boston Globe columnist Scot Lehigh talks about this issue and how the Romney team tried to make political consultant Don Stirling the fall guy for the meeting. Scot’s comment on that excuse was “But that attempt to dismiss an obviously well-coordinated effort -- one that included Romney's brother and one of his sons -- raises real questions about the Romney operation's honesty.”

So now, Romney is faced with concerns that he is bringing his faith into the election, as well as concerns about his honesty. I repeat my prior observation that this issue will be an important one to follow as the primary campaigns move into active gear.