Herman Cain Skirts Mormon Question

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WASHINGTON, DC: Mobbed by media, Herman Cain, Republican presidential candidate and former Godfather’s Pizza CEO, signs his recently published biography and meets voters at Costco in Arlington, Virginia, Friday, October 7, 2011.

"I am not running for theologian in chief," GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain said Sunday on CNN's State of the Union. "I am not going to get into an analysis of Mormonism vs. Christianity." After a pastor backing Rick Perry controversially called Mitt Romney's faith, Mormonism, a cult, other Republican candidates are avoiding the issue like the plague. On the same program, Michele Bachmann called the controversy "inconsequential." Neither of them is willing to attack Romney or Perry at the expense of boosting the other.