Mitt Romney's wife Ann said Wednesday that electing a Mormon to the White House would be a sign of social progress, comparing it with the election of the U.S.' first black president, Barack Obama, four years ago.
Speaking on Jay Leno's The Tonight Show, Romney said: "I love the fact that we have the first African-American president."
"That means to me that we're leaving prejudices behind. I would hope that if Mitt were elected, we would see more of the same, that prejudices are left behind."
Republican challenger Romney is a Mormon, but has largely avoided talking about his faith, which some on the Christian right see as a sect, on the campaign trail.
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