The Washington Times website reports today (July 19, 2011) that Republican presidential primary candidate Herman Cain says front-runner Mitt Romney cannot win the party's White House nomination next year, because of his religion.
Cain said that Romney's Mormon religion is an obstacle too big to overcome in the most solidly Republican region in the country -- the South.
"If you don't win South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, you can't win the nomination. And you can't win the presidency," Cain said.
The South is heavily populated with traditionalist Christians, many of whom consider the Mormon church not to be a Christian sect.