Author Meets Critics. The Mormon Quest for the Presidency This panel is a critical discussion of a just-published book, The Mormon Quest for the Presidency, co-authored by Newell G. Bringhurst and Craig L. Foster, which examines ten individuals with Mormon connections who ran for president of the United States. The first of these candidates was none other than Mormon founder Joseph Smith. Also featured is an extensive discussion of Mitt Romney’s bid for the 2008 Republican nomination. Among the questions that the book discusses is why the candidacies of each of the ten failed, what role did Mormonism play in the failure of each, and when will the United States be ready for a Mormon president? Please join several panelists and co-author Newell Bringhurst for frank assessments about the new book and each of these and other questions.
Philip Barlow, Debbie Marsh, Gary Topping, Newell G. Bringhurst