Originally Posted by Baby Lee
He's a solidly charitable and compassionate man, but his faith structure mandates that he not publicize that fact. So the way is cleared to distribute the narrative that he hoards his wealth and only cares about the wealthy, when the truth is the polar opposite.
He believes that individual, local, community compassion is superior to faceless federal entitlement, but he also believes that those actual acts of individual, local community compassion are private matters. This leaves the conundrum of a powerful message that should be widely applauded, but should not be promoted, just somehow understood. People aren't mind-readers, though.
In sum, I freely admit that he's an unpopular candidate, but fully believe that, if elected, would become a highly popular leader.
Funnily enough, it was less than a day after the election that even Obama cheerleader Sullivan was exploring this very point, with a discussion on how Romney didn't sufficiently exploit the positives of his Mormonism to his own detriment.