Romney Says Being Mormon Won't Hurt Him

Washington (AP) -- Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney says he can overcome voter concern about his Mormon faith.

But the former Massachusetts governor says he understands there's a part of the church's history that troubles people.

He tells CBS' "60 minutes" that polygamy, which was outlawed by the Mormon Church in the 19th century, also troubles him. But he says, "what's at the heart of my faith is a belief that there's a creator, that we're all children of the same God and that fundamentally the relationship you have with your spouse is important and eternal." He says he "can't imagine anything more awful than polygamy."

On Iraq, Romney says voters are clearly upset over President Bush's handling of the war. But he says for now, people should give the troop increase in Iraq a chance to work.

Copyright 2007 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.


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