Rich Galen

"I'm open to having people of any faith and ethnic group but they would be selected based on their capacity and their capabilities and the values and skills that they could bring to the administration, but I don't choose people based on checking off a box."

Which appears to be the opposite of what he had said at that fundraiser in Las Vegas.

The matter of Mitt Romney's religion has been simmering just under the surface of this campaign for a year or more. With Huckabee's ad and Romney's reported comment, the notion of religion - especially the Mormon religion - in the Republican primary is now at a full boil.

Pray for a good seat. This is going to be very interesting to watch.

Rich Galen

Rich Galen has been a press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich. Rich Galen currently works as a journalist and writes at