You answered your own question when you said that you are a person who believes that religion, sex, race, etc., should not play a role EXCEPT when these things affect their stance on certain issues. That is the case when you are looking at certain religions. People who are extreme to the left or right. For example, you probably wouldn't feel comfortable voting for a satanist, as you probably wouldn't feel comfortable voting for an extreme born again christian. The mormon religion, if you research it enough, as I have, is extreme in it's beliefs and many even argue whether it is a religion or a cult. At it's core mormons believe that the only "true" people are mormons and they are the only ones going to heaven, or in the "celestial kingdom", as they call it. They also believe that people like you and I can become Gods in the celestial kingdom, or at least men can. That to me, is not only extreme, but absurd. I am not a mormon nor is most of the United States and I would not vote for Romney, as most Americans will not-he has no chance of winning. I would not vote for Romney because he is a mormon.