As recently as three weeks ago:
Just three weeks ago, Romney had said at a house party in New Hampshire that political advisers had told him that such a speech was “not a good idea – it draws too much attention to that issue alone."
The speech, titled “Faith in America,” is potentially at war with the campaign’s longtime precept that it is not a winning strategy for Romney to be identified primarily as the Mormon candidate in a Republican race dominated by Christian voters.
His challenge on Thursday morning will be to allay reservations of evangelicals, a huge bloc in the early-voting states of Iowa and South Carolina, while not making his own religion the defining issue in the wild race for the Republican presidential nomination.
Gee, could this be because he's suddenly in second place in Iowa behind a candidate who wears his religion on his sleeve.
And, it will be interesting to see how much false doctrine he spreads. When he has addressed religion, he's missed. I'll be here fact checking on Thursday.