Steve Chapman on Mormons


Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman have brought Mormons into the spotlight, and other Americans may be a bit intimidated at what they see. Judging from these guys and their families, you might conclude that all Mormons are wealthy, upstanding, accomplished, worldly and very nice-looking. In fact, they're enough to make you wonder why we put up with non-Mormon politicians. To many Americans, this campaign has been an introduction to a faith that most of them know little about. "To me," writes Steve Chapman, "it's been a trip down memory lane. You see, in my younger days, I almost became a Mormon."