Lane:You are kidding yourself. Many Mormon's were in fact
seeing this as a "first". Mostly because, it was a first! Romney lost,
and now you're trying to play the nonchalant loser who was always more
invested in the "bigger picture" as though having a Mormon President
wouldn't have been some kind of validation for Mormons. It would have been
validation, plain and simple. You know this. I know this. Anybody who
know's anything about the issue knows this. The good for you
ought to be what the rest of the press is reporting (you did claim to read the
press on Mormonism afterall?). That is, Mormonism was validated by the campaign,
and Romney's loss was Mormonism's win. There is probably truth to
that, which makes your article very strange.
I couldn't disagree more with the thesis of this article. The world now
knows that Mormon politicians are just as truth-challenged and willing to stoop
to anything to be elected as non-Mormon politicians. As a Mormon, I don't
feel like celebrating that.