Thursday, October 19, 2006
Organizing The Mormons
The Boston Globe reported today that, "Over the past two months, Romney's political operatives and church leaders have discussed building a grass-roots political organization using alumni chapters of Brigham Young University's business school around the country. More recently, representatives of BYU, which is run by the church, and Romney's political action committee have begun soliciting help from prominent Mormons, including a well-known author suggested by the governor, to build the program, which Romney advisers dubbed Mutual Values and Priorities, or MVP." The Romney camp said that the discussions were informal and not part of an overall strategy. It appears that The Globe will continue to investigate Romney as he prepares a presidential run.