- Tim Stanley: Evan McMullin -- conservative, ex-CIA staffer, Mormon-- is running on Never Trump ticket. Too late
- Irony is rich that four years after Romney made the right uncomfortable, a Mormon leading fight for conservatives
- Stanley: McMullin about conservatism that's religious, tolerant, pro-free trade, obsessed with clean government
Timothy Stanley, a conservative, is a historian and columnist for Britain's Daily Telegraph. He is the author of "Citizen Hollywood: How the Collaboration Between LA and DC Revolutionized American Politics." The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)Four years ago, a lot of conservatives confided to me that they were uncomfortable with Mitt Romney's faith -- that they thought Mormonism was too unorthodox and, frankly, strange for their tastes. Fast forward to 2016, and who is leading the fight for orthodox conservatism? The Mormons.