Marriott: Romney Mainstreaming Mormons

Mormon moment indeed. J.W. Marriott used Sunday services at a Mormon temple in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, to praise Republican nominee Mitt Romney for lifting the church “out of obscurity.” “There has never been as much positive attention to the church, thanks to the wonderful campaign of Mitt Romney and his family,” said Marriott, the son of the founder of the hotel chain—a family friend of the Romneys who Mitt was named after. Prior to Romney’s speech on Thursday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, several Mormons spoke about Romney’s devotion to the church—and the ways Romney has helped them.