His speech will have to go something like this: “My faith, which is very important to me and has made me who I am, should not be important to you, but it is important that we have a person of faith leading this country, and that person happens to be me.”
It is Romney's misfortune that many Americans wonder if he actually belongs to a cult. Doubtless he feels this is unfair, but he could comfort himself by reflecting that he could be labouring under a much more grievous burden: he could be an atheist*.
Besides, Romney has no-one to blame but himself. When a candidate declares that "We need a person of faith to run this country" it is entirely reasonable for the public to ask, "Well, mate, what do you believe in then? And why?"
*Or a smoker**
**I had a higher opinion of Obama before he decided to quit tobacco...