GOP poised to make history with non-Protestant presidential nominee
January 13th, 2012
12:23 PM ET
3 years ago

GOP poised to make history with non-Protestant presidential nominee

(CNN) - The race for the Republican presidential nomination is on track to break new ground: For the first time in modern political history - some say ever - the GOP nominee could be someone who is not a Protestant Christian.

Front-runner Mitt Romney is Mormon, as is Jon Huntsman. Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich are Catholics.

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Filed under: 2012 • Jon Huntsman • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Rick Perry • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul
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  1. FLIndpendent

    Wow, the Repubs are SO jealous of the Dems making history having the first African American president that they will take any little morsel they can find to blow it up as making history! It's really quite funny. Just like they said the 2010 midterm was an historic win – that was so NOT true as it has happened in the past. Besides, they should proud of the historic fact that they started an unwinnable illegal war that accomplished absolutely nothing but the US downfall!

    January 13, 2012 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Having survived 8 years of the worst president in history, Bush, it is in the best interests of all Americans to reelect President Obama. Republicans almost destroyed our country, and should not be elected to finish the job.

    January 13, 2012 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  3. Fair is Fair

    @ Woman in California –

    I agree he should. I really do! So, let's say he does, and affirms that he does not hold that belief Would you believe him? The quetion is rhetorical. If we cannot overcome long-held prejudices, what does that say of us?

    January 13, 2012 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    "hardly a word about Obama's 20 year membership in a church preaching racist anti-America themes."

    What part of "chickens coming home to roost" or pointing out that blacks have been deliberately infected with disease without their knowledge is racist?

    January 13, 2012 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
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