Mormonism in the 2012 presidential election

Mitt and Ann Romney
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his wife Ann greet people during his Florida primary night party January 31, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.
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During Mitt Romney's second run for the Republican presidential nomination, he isn't saying much about his Mormon faith. And oddly, he doesn't get asked about how it informs his personal ethics, his approach to community and his beliefs about power and responsibility.

What's the significance of Mormonism in the upcoming election? What are some of the common misconceptions of Mormonism?

Kerri Miller will be talking with Krista Tippett, host of On Being . Joanna Brooks will also join the conversation. She covers Mormonism, faith, and politics for ReligionDispatches.org and is an award-winning scholar of religion and American culture.

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