I didn’t listen to, but I did read Mitt Romney’s faith in America speech. I think it’s a good speech and says at length what I’ve said more briefly in previous posts (and what others have said in millions of posts):
(1) the separation of Church and State that our Founders envisioned was intended to keep religious organizations from controlling government, and government from setting religious doctrine, but was not intended to keep people of faith out of government; and
(2) there is absolutely nothing wrong with someone entering politics whose beliefs and values are informed by his religion, provided that he uses his political power to put forward his beliefs and values, rather than his religion and its doctrines.
I also like Michelle Malkin’s take on the instant rush to analyze Mitt’s speech, for better or for worse: “For me, it’s simple. Any day a Republican can turn the tables on the ‘tolerance’ squad and cast light on our great American tradition of religious liberty is a good day.”