We have a reason why we’re running and it’s because I believe in my heart that Mitt is going to save America, that economically we are in such difficult times and that he is the person that’s going to pull us through this. ~ Ann Romney, Aug. 15, 2012Most people have missed the above quote from Ann's 30 Rock interview but it is much more significant than whether they will release more tax returns. In this quote Ann is referencing obliquely the Mormon White Horse Prophecy and confirms that the Romneys believe that Mitt has been anointed by God to found a Mormon theocracy in the United States.
The White Horse Prophecy
In 1840 Mormon founder Joseph Smith relayed a prophecy to a couple of his followers. Smith said that in the future the Constitution would "hang by a thread" as a result of rule by a traitorous Black Horse and be saved by a White Horse aided by a Red Horse.
The White Horse will rescue America from the Black Horse and his allies Gog and Magog. "The doings of the Black Horse will be terrible." China will invade from the west. "The nations of the earth will be led by the Russian Czar and his power will be great, but all opposition will be overcome and this land will be the Zion of our God." And then Jesus Christ will return to Jackson County, Missouri.
The whole prophecy is here.
A reference to slavery clearly makes the Black Horse an African-American. The White Horse is defined by the LDS church as the church itself and, more specifically, church elders and, even more specifically, "very rich" church elders. The Red Horse is always left unidentified but appears to be a secret cabal that helps the church take over the country.
The prophecy predicts that a Mormon led United States along with Anglo-Saxon Northern Europe will engage in a world war against Turks (Islam), both Roman and Orthodox Catholics, and the rest of the world led by Russia. The whole of the world would be forced to surrender to the Mormon United States.
The White Horse Prophecy was widely known by Mormons prior to it being written down in 1902. Brigham Young quoted from it as early as 1854. While it is not official church canon it is a central part of Mormon folklore.
Mitt Romney and Prophecy
Romney's call for an even bigger military is not just standard Republican dogma (although it is that). Romney will need a massive military for the world war his faith expects him to lead. The not very will disguised racism elements to his campaign is a central part of that war of white Northern Europeans against the world. The White Horse Prophecy also makes it clear that God expects only the "very rich" to rule.