The First Mormon Candidate
Mitt Romney is not the first Mormon to run for President. That title belongs to Joseph Smith, who was in fact the first Mormon. Smith, who founded what became the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint, announced his candidacy in January 1844 as a Mormon on a platform based on tenets of the Mormon religion. His announcement was a fateful decision for him and the future of his religion. The fascinating story, a page of forgotten American history, is told in a new e-book, available for purchase on Amazon.