Appearing on MSNBC’s Now with Alex Wagner, political contributor Jimmy Williams opined that Mitt Romney‘s Mormon faith would be a liability for the Republican hopeful in the South Carolina primary. “Yeah, I hate to say this, but I’m going say it, his Mormonism is a problem down there. I just got off the phone with a Republican friend down there and the first thing he said to me — this is a stock broker — he said to me, his religion is a problem. It’s just that simple.”
Romney recently sent mailers to South Carolina voters that embraced his faith; it reads “Meet Mitt … Faith. Family. Country.”
The pamphlet also features a quote of Romney saying “If I’m President of the United States, I will be true to my family, my faith, and our country, and I will never apologize for the United States of America.”
While earlier polls had indicated Romney’s Mormon faith would hurt him among primary voters, in recent polls, Romney has been leading the pack in the Palmetto State.
Watch Williams analysis that Mormonism will hurt Romney’s chances in the state below via MSNBC:
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