January 4, 2013

Utah's Top Faith Stories of 2012

David Noyce, The Salt Lake Tribune

Mitt’s — and Mormonism’s — momentous moment

Mitt Romney made history and his faith made headlines. The former Massachusetts governor and Utah’s favorite adopted son — by virtue of leading Salt Lake City’s 2002 Winter Olympics — became the first Mormon to head a major party ticket, seizing the Republican presidential nomination in August. He came out swinging in the first presidential debate, staggering his stunned opponent. But President Barack Obama, who never seemed on the ropes, regained his footing in the two rematches and punched his way to a second term. In the end, Romney landed 206 electoral votes (including Utah’s 6) — 64 short of the magic number. His Mormon religion — seen as a possible handicap, especially during the GOP primaries — never...

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