Mormons Call for Romney Fast

It’s not just observers of Yom Kippur who are thinking about fasting this Wednesday. Mitt Romney’s Mormon supporters are hoping that some divine intervention will help the Republican’s struggling candidacy. A new chain email that is not officially endorsed by the church calls for Mormons to fast on Sept. 30 and is circulating among the faithful in Utah, California, Nevada, and Colorado. The author (whose name is redacted) hopes that by forgoing food and water for 24 hours, participants will bring special blessings to the Romney campaign in advance of the debates, which start Oct. 3. “I know that fasting and praying brings about miracles,” the email reads. Just a suggestion: index cards could also be helpful.