Call it Mormentum. It's what the Mormons did during Prop 8 in California as well. In CA, they single-handedly turned a losing initiative to take marriage rights away from gay couples into a winner by trucking in a gazillion volunteers and then dropping $20 million into the campaign - and voila, civil rights were repealed. Prepare for a lot more surreptitious Mormon meddling the further Romney goes. From Buzzfeed:
But this wasn't a grassroots youth movement rooted at the University of South Carolina. No, many of the students cheering on the candidate told BuzzFeed they were actually BYU students and young Mormons from D.C. and Virginia who traveled to the Palmetto State to give their coreligionist's presidential effort a much-needed jolt of energy.
Kat Wardle, a 23-year-old BYU student who is spending the semester in Washington, D.C., said she and several young Latter-Day Saints have been following Romney around the state, playing the role of cheerleaders at various campaign stops.