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The Rise of Romney

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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Religion, Politics, and Policy book series (PSRPP)

Abstract

The remarkable contrast between America’s first Mormon presidential candidate, Joseph Smith, a martyred religious, political, and economic dissident, to Mitt Romney, patriotic defender of political, social, and religious conservatism, is one of the most interesting subplots of the 2012 election. Romney’s ancestry engages many significant aspects of Mormon history. Miles Romney was among the first English converts. He emigrated to Nauvoo and had a son, Miles Park Romney. The family migrated west after Joseph Smith was killed and helped develop Mormon settlements in Utah and Arizona.

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Republican Party Church Leader Electoral Politics Campaign Manager Chief Operating Officer 
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