My intent is not to dissect Romney’s missionary service — without in-depth interviews that would be just a rehash of old stories — but to explain what that service entailed. The missionary experience has meaning to active members of the LDS church (the Romneys are very active members) that can be lost on the broader Christian community.
Mitt Romney’s stints as governor of Massachusetts and at Baine Capital get the attention of people who want to know how he works and what we might expect of him as president. His service as a Mormon missionary says less about him as a policymaker, but something about the man.
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