Mr. Beck’s unique position as both a Mormon and a prominent voice among evangelicals has been too tempting for Mr. Romney’s campaign to pass up. Campaign officials have quietly courted Mr. Beck, according to a person briefed on his meetings with campaign surrogates who could not discuss private conversations publicly. Mr. Beck declined to comment for this article.What an unholy alliance; Cheney and Beck together for Romney to convince far-right Christian America that Mitt Romney isn't "weird" because of his religion. It may or may not be working, though, as evangelicals who have always been told by leaders like Billy Graham that Mormonism is a cult might not be able to switch their world view on and off as easily as their leaders. And, as one religions in politics expert and author, John C. Green, says, “There’s a difference between a public figure like Glenn Beck and someone who could be the president of the United States." They can be entertained by a Mormon like Beck, but will they be willing to have one leading their political movement?
Last month, Mr. Beck, along with former Vice President Dick Cheney and Mr. Romney’s son Josh, headlined a Dallas fund-raiser that brought in more than $250,000 for the Romney Victory committee, and on Friday Mr. Beck held a rally in Columbus, Ohio, intended to influence voters in that swing state. On Saturday, he attended Mr. Romney’s rally in Dubuque, Iowa. [...]
Mostly Mr. Beck has helped Mr. Romney by directly addressing his devout Mormon faith, something the candidate himself rarely does. “I believe Mr. Romney prays on his knees every day,” Mr. Beck said recently on his radio program. “I believe he is being guided.” He has also said that a Romney victory would be “a sign from God.”
Probably, because taking over the nation politically seems to be job number one for the Christian Right. But they'll likely be holding their noses while they do it.