Non-Catholics were unduly fearful that the worldly Kennedy would take orders from the Vatican. But Romney appears all too willing to entangle religion and politics. Voters who practice a different faith, or none at all, deserve assurances that he can separate the demands of public life from the urgings of Salt Lake City.
The Globe need look no further than Mitt's agenda to see just how deeply embedded Romney is to the religious movement in America. If America wants to stop having Presidents beholden to religious interests, it needs to stop electing them. Mitt Romney's tactics have been no better or worse than George W. Bush's. Evangelical churches across the country are holding voter registration drives, inviting the army to come on over and visit and talking about just how wonderful the GOP is for religious people everywhere. It needs to stop, but Mitt Romney won't be the one to do it.