The 2012 election cycle is kinda-sorta breaking the time-honored American adage of not discussing religion and politics in the same sentence

Kinda-sorta because two men seeking the Republican presidential nomination are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly called the Mormons. Faith in broad terms is discussed; specific religions generally are not.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who sought the party’s nod four years ago, tried to allay voter concerns during the 2008 campaign about his Mormon faith influencing a Romney White House, saying: “If I am fortunate to become your president, I will serve no one religion. A president must serve only the common cause of the people of the United States.”

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