Appearing last night on the cable news show 'Softball' Presidential hopeful and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney announced that he has converted from Mormonism to Christianity. This was a shock to Softball host Chris Mathews who prodded the candidate for an explanation.
"This seems very convenient now that you are running for the GOP nomination for President," said Mathews. "Are you just trying to cozy up to the Christian Right?"
The former governor and toothpaste spokesman denied that allegation. "Chris, I've always been a Christian at heart," he said. "I've given this long and hard consideration, and had long discussions with my wife and we just feel like Christianity is a better fit for us."
Mathews sounded unconvinced. "Well the polls show that 65% of likely Republican voters would never vote for a Mormon. So this seems very convenient."
Romney replied, "It's just a coincidence that the religion I decided to convert to just happened to be the one that resonated most with the Republican base."
Following his announced conversion to Christianity, Romney skyrocketed to the head of the polls narrowly topping former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani by 3 points. Giuliani was Mayor of New York City on September 11th when the terrorists attacked the World Trade Center.