While California has not gone Republican since Ronald Reagan won re-election in 1984 (when Republicans were actually the “blue” party), it looks like California may be in play – provided Romney wins the nomination from the GOP. This comment on Elect Romney in 2008reveals that California has a large population of Mormons. Why is it important? Because Mormons are largely Conservative Republicans – who stay out of politics. With a Mormon running in this election, California’s Mormon population might finally be tempted to enter the political fray – particularly considering the opponents on the Dem side are likely to be liberal. With estimates putting more than a million Mormons in that state, a number very close to the 2004 margin that gave CA to Kerry, Romney may not only win the CA primary, but take state in the general – something that would almost ensure a GOP victory.