Jon Voight cracks Mormon joke

August 27, 2012

Actor Jon Voight made a surprise visit to Virginia delegates to the Republican National Convention on Monday, popping in to see them during breakfast at the Marriott hotel in Clearwater. (Tagg Romney, Mitt’s eldest son, was another visitor.)

Voight told the crowd how he’d gotten to know the Republican presidential hopeful personally, relaying a story the candidate had shared about the start of his long romance with his wife, Ann.

Mitt Romney first saw his future wife in grade school. But when they met again in high school, Voight said Romney told him, he saw Ann in a different way.

“I don’t know what that means for Mormons,” Voight said.

Laura Vozzella covers Virginia politics for The Washington Post.
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