I don’t think we’re going to have Mitt Romney to kick around for very much longer, so here’s a last shot: a weirdly defensive rant from 2007, by Mitt Romney about Mormonism. He’s asked at :44 or so about the second coming of Christ. Is it in Jerusalem or Missouri? Romney:
The second coming, the arrival of Jesus Christ, our church says is in Jerusalem… That’s the church doctrine… Christ appears in Jerusalem, splits the Mount of Olives, to stop the war that’s coming in to kill all the Jews. Our church believes that, that’s where the coming and glory of Christ occurs.
After that Christ will reign from two places, Jerusalem and Missouri for 1000 years. Writes a friend: “It helped offer a certain clarity on the whole Christian Zionism thing and made me even more frightened about the possibility that this guy could win.”