If Mitt Romney wins the presidency, one decision about life in Washington would be made for him: His church. Mormonism mandates that followers attend their assigned local congregation, called a “ward.” Romney’s would ostensibly be the Third Ward, and its new building is a straight shot from the White House.
The ward to which Mitt Romney would belong if he were elected president is already the largest of the three Mormon congregations that meet in the District. After seven years of fighting neighborhood opposition, the ward will have this new building — or meeting house, in Mormon lingo — on 16th Street NW. (Until now, the ward has been meeting in a converted space in Mt. Pleasant and at the Mormon church in Chevy Chase.) The street runs south and ends at the White House, potentially a direct shot on Sundays for a President Romney. Bill O'Leary/WASHINGTON POST Buy Photo