problem once the primaries are over. They believe Evangelicals (whom he would need to carry) are going to be tepid in their support for him at best. Bill Maher has been stating that once folks start Googling Mormonism, it will be all over for Romney.
I hope no one is counting on this, because I just don't see it happening. First, none of the GOP candidates have really gone there. If his Mormonism has been of no real issue in the primaries, why would anyone suspect it will be an issue once he secures the nomination? Democrats may decry religious conservatism in general, but I don't think we will ever see them going after Mitt's Mormonism.
Second, no one outside of Evangelicalism (and fundamental Baptists) cares that Mitt is a Mormon. It is just another religion among many. If Mitt does not make it an issue, I do not believe it will be an issue to most Americans.
Third, conservative Evangelicals ultimately won't care because... well... religion was moved to the sidebar in their worldview quite a while ago. So long as Mitt talks about free markets and values, mentions the Constitution and our Founding Fathers, and gives the occasional hat-tip to "God" while promoting a strong military, they will be more than satisfied.
blog I subscribe to where the author takes pictures of Jesus and puts statements made by his followers in bubble quotes as if coming from him. It is rather fascinating to see Jesus calling for public executions.
So no... in the end, I think Romney's faith will be of little account in the coming election. There may be a "few" evangelicals who stay home rather than vote for a Mormon; but those numbers will be matched by Democrats who stay home because they will not vote for anyone but a liberal.