Romney’s faith adds an extra obstacle in South
Anti-Mormon views stronger in the region
There are other strikes against Mitt Romney in the Deep South. He is a multi-millionaire with strong Wall Street ties. He hails from a liberal, Yankee state, Massachusetts. His conservative credentials have gaps. But there are strong indications that his Mormon faith also is exerting a drag on his candidacy in places like Mississippi and Alabama, which hold primary elections on Tuesday. Romney has done especially poorly in the 2012 primaries among religious conservatives, who dominate southern Republican primary elections.