Frank Rich on Maddow: Romney’s Closeted Mormonism Is Preventing Him From Connecting

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In a conversation with Rachel Maddow on The Rachel Maddow Show Monday night, New York writer-at-large Frank Rich says that to Mitt Romney's own detriment, he's holding back on something that he's most passionate about: his religion. Rich addresses Romney's ongoing inability to connect with voters and sets aside the usual theories — he's stiff, rich, needs better performance skills — before delving into Romney's Mormonism. "He just doesn't go there," Rich says, acknowledging that he might be avoiding it for fear of bigoted attacks. "It's almost as if he's closeted about his religion, and I think that makes him seem fake." Watch the entire discussion.