Washington — The top elected Mormon in the Democratic Party says the country is not ready for fellow Mormon Mitt Romney as the Republicans' presidential nominee.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told reporters on Tuesday that Romney "doesn't know who he is."
As one example, Reid said Romney supported gay marriage when he was governor of Massachusetts but now opposes it. In fact, Romney did not support gay marriage but did say during his 1994 Senate race that he would be stronger on gay rights than his opponent, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.
Reid says that if someone isn't confident in his beliefs, he shouldn't be running for president.
A Romney spokeswoman, Andrea Saul, says in response that the campaign isn't seeking Reid's backing and wouldn't accept it if it were offered.