Hillary Clinton carried a "tiny little Bible" in her purse during her husband's 1992 presidential campaign. Twenty years later, Mitt Romney reads Scripture downloaded onto his iPad.
Romney and his wife, Ann, who are Mormon, made the high-tech disclosure in an interview with The Huffington Post. Asked what he did to keep himself "spiritually grounded," Romney said that he goes to church every Sunday and "I read Scripture regularly and seek the counsel of my creator on a daily basis."
He added, "I pray every day. I don't read Scriptures every day. Probably should."
At that point Ann held up an iPad. "There we go," Romney said. "I've got them on my iPad."
Religion has been a sensitive issue for Romney. Many attribute his loss in the Iowa caucuses four years ago to the inability of the state's Christian conservatives to rally around a Mormon. ,/P>
He has seemed more comfortable talking about some aspects of his faith this time around. He often refers to his time as a Mormon missionary in France in the late 1960s as a period where he truly understood the greatness of America.
He also recently said that he doesn't at all mind door-knocking, a staple of retail campaigning, as he did it daily in France and for one stretch "we didn't convert one person in five months. So, you understand rejection."
In a sign that the issue may have receded since 2008, particularly given overriding concern about the economy, Romney's specific religion did not come up in The Huffington Post interview.