These Mormons' mission: Get Mormons to vote Obama
It's not every day that something happening in a Holiday Inn is pronounced "historic," but that was the word used to describe a gathering on Tuesday: the first convention gathering of the LDS (Mormon) Democrats Caucus.
Here's Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the most prominent Mormon Democrat, joining in the singing of a hymn called "Have I Done Any Good?":
It was never easy to be a Mormon Democrat. It's harder in a year when the Republican nominee is a Mormon. Rob Taber, leader of the grassroots group Mormons for Obama, proudly announced the following milestone: the Mormons for Obama Facebook group just surpassed 1,000 members.
Slowly but surely, Taber said in an interview.
"I know a lot of people who really are Democrats, but can't quite admit that to themselves, or can't quite admit that to their neighbours. I attended Brigham Young University, and there's sort of this problem of 'the only Democrat at BYU.' Everyone thinks they're the only Democrat at BYU, and if we can just bring them together, they can realize that there are quite a few of us, and that the Democratic Party does a good job of embracing our values and translating it into public policy," he said.