For the religious voter, what are some additional considerations?
(1) It would mean that it would give the Mormon church more unprecedented PR proselytizing power even if Romney did zero to promote that. [And that would be hard to believe -- that he would not do ANYTHING -- given that the Mormon church itself would find ways he could "help"]
(2) I cant believe we actually have a true-believing Mormon one who believes that the 80%-90% of his voting base (depending upon the state) are apostates. Could you imagine a Muslim Republican candidate, keeping coy about his beliefs that Christians are infidels, and then blaming Christians if they chose to include that as one consideration among many?
(3) Romney has NO candidate viability. Hes dead in the water. The media will be merciless pitting Obama as one subject to racism vs. Romney, who as a 30 yo attended a church that was still openly racist at that time [denied blacks priesthood holder status].
(4) (Not sure if this applies beyond POTUS). The Bible shows that true successful leadership in public office is done by those who fear the true Lord & who do not worship false gods/idols. The OT is replete w/ such examples. The Israelites had secular kings, not "pastors in chief." But that didn't mean that these kings' ministrations were any less a "ministry." Romans 13 makes it clear that public office is also a "ministry." Those who contend against this are openly militating against this Scripture. It doesn't mean that public officeholders administrate in a parochial way; it just means that public office is a "ministry of service" just like the soup kitchen down the street. History (biblical & otherwise) shows that the more pagan or counterfeit god that a leader holds, the more trouble that leader's "exhaust" settles on the people-at-large. Kings & presidents need all the grace, mercy, & guidance possible, since God gets more credit for preserving & directing leaders than we care to give Him credit for. Therefore, one who worships a false god & has no true relationship w/the living God is stifling access to God's resources; & a nation may suffer for that.
So Romeny is a lip-service Mormon. Big deal, there are proportionally as many lip-service Mormons as there are lip-service Lutherans or Catholics or Baptists or Jews.