Bob Bennett and the LDS Church

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Utah Sen. Bob Bennett, now fighting for his political life at the state GOP convention, is Mormon aristocracy–a grandson of Heber J. Grant, seventh president of the LDS Church. If he survives to fight another day–i.e. as one of two contestants in the upcoming primary–will it be because the Church has stuck in its oar? Another Mormon aristocrat, Mitt Romney, is introducing him to the convention today. When push comes to shove, will DNA Mormons stand up for one of their own, against Gentile assaults from the likes of the Club for Growth?

Update: Guess not.

  • Bennett’s failure to make it into Utah’s GOP primary – let alone win his party’s nomination – makes him the first congressional incumbent to be ousted this year and demonstrates the challenges candidates face from the right in 2010.