Former Massachusetts Governor, Mitt Romney, is considered an early favorite by some to win the 2012 Republican nomination, but the some of the same big questions remain about Romney winning in the Republican primaries and caucuses, namely his religious views.
It is well known that Mitt Romney is a Mormon and though his religion was never made into an issue in the press or in debates, the polling shows that it hurt him in his 2008 run and it may slow him down early again in 2012.
The question will be once again, how will Christian Conservatives vote when faced with a choice like Romney?
Many Christians do not consider the Mormon faith a true Christian faith and simply will not vote for a non-christian. In 2008 that they stayed away from him and trended toward Mike Hukabee, especially in Iowa and South Carolina, two of the first four states in the presidential election process.
The fact remains that you cannot win the Republican nomination without wining a majority of the Christian Conservatives, so does Romney stand a chance in winning his parties nomination?