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Religion Prof. Randall Balmer discusses the Romney candidacy

In a USA Today article about the Mitt Romney campaign, Professor of Religion Randall Balmer is quoted.  An excerpt:

"There's no question that Romney has to run the gantlet if he wants to be the nominee, and the early states are not terribly promising," says Randall Balmer, a religion professor at Barnard College in New York City who has written about evangelicals in politics. "In the instance of evangelicals themselves, there is long-held, long-standing prejudice against Mormonism."

Read the full article here.

Prof. Balmer is the author of numerous encyclopedia articles on such topics as "Protestantism," "Evangelicalism," and "Televangelism. His most recent book, a history of religion and the presidency published in January 2008, is God in the White House: How Faith Shaped the Presidency from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush.