On Thursday, Mitt Romney, the slick chameleon, will attempt to more channel JFK than Reagan by trying to calm concerned folk about his Mormon faith. He will attempt to sound like Jesus while parroting Joseph Smith. And, for anyone other than his cheering fan section, the speech will fail to propel him towards the once thought inevitable nomination.
There is only one reason that this speech is being made now. Well two, really. Mike Huckabee and Iowa. Will Mitt Romney be able to convince Iowan evangelicals that Mormonism is Christian and that it’s not a cult? Sadly, no. Wait, what am I saying? Happily, no! Go-o-o-o, Mittster! “The speech,” as it’s being called, may well spell the beginning of the end for the Romney campaign. Good.
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