The Wasatch White House?
During the 1960 campaign, Nixon and the Republicans tried to convince voters that a Kennedy presidency would be a threat to the separation of church and state. Here's part of a speech JFK made two months before the election as he sought to dispel accusations that he was a proxy for the Vatican:
Whatever issue may come before me as President--on birth control, divorce, censorship, gambling or any other subject--I will make my decision... in accordance with what my conscience tells me to be the national interest, and without regard to outside religious pressures or dictates. And no power or threat of punishment could cause me to decide otherwise.Now read this post. As the 2008 campaign approaches, we'll see whether Romney proclaims his own ideological independence from his church. But let's not hold our breath. Times -- and Republicans -- have changed, haven't they?