“but most of all agitated at being forced to defend what he and his church stand for.”
If it’s just a normal ole Christian Church, why be agitated about speaking on it?
Romney is “agitated” because he keeps getting the religious equivalent of “have you stopped beating your wife?” questions.
I’m not a big Romney supporter for many reasons, but fair is fair.
Maybe because he's running for President of the US, not bishop of his Church. Perhaps he'd like to be able to air his views on the real issues of the day and not waste time explaining his faith to dishonest skeptics who are merely playing gotcha.
Maybe because he knows that this whole setup was designed to feed the bigotry of anti-mormon prigs.