Not too many Democrats like Romney for his being Republican and Mormon. But on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Chris Matthews and others complimented Romney for his New Hampshire acceptance speech, which was a call to return to American normalcy. Matthews explained that it has a lot to do with the LDS view on family, faith, and America as a divinely inspired nation.
And last night on my drive home, NPR was talking about the elections in New Hampshire with Romney and Huntsman, and then talked about two other Mormons in NH. Yes, they talked with two missionaries, who talked about LDS neutrality. NPR stated they don’t see tv or read papers, but do get 1/2 hour a week on the Internet, on Mormon.Org. They then talked about some of the profiles there, etc.
A year ago, we had the Book of Mormon broadway show in the news. We have Mitt and Huntsman in the news. We have the “I’m a Mormon” campaign in the news. All of this is going international in the papers and news. Some call it the “Mormon moment.” Is this the time when the church comes “out of obscurity”? (D&C 1:30).
It sure looks that way to me. The question will be, how can we capitalize on it locally, so we can help others lift their lives, have a better attitude towards Mormonism, and see that its teachings can benefit mankind?