Here’s something I’d never heard of before. Apparently there is something called the “white horse prophecy” in Mormon folklore, an old and unconfirmed story that Joseph Smith once had a vision that in the last days a Mormon will save the country and the Constitution:
The disputed prophecy was recorded in a diary entry of a Mormon who had heard the tale from two men who were with Joseph Smith in Nauvoo, Ill. when he supposedly declared the prophecy.
“You will see the Constitution of the United States almost destroyed,” the diary entry quotes Smith as saying. “It will hang like a thread as fine as a silk fiber.”
Not only will the Mormons save the Constitution, under the prediction, but the prophecy goes further, insinuating that Mormons will control the government.“Power will be given to the White Horse to rebuke the nations afar off, and you obey it, for the laws go forth from Zion,” the prophecy says.
The LDS church has always rejected the story, but it apparently continues to circulate among many Mormons. Fundie lunatic Rick Joyner, who thinks Mormonism is a cult, nonetheless thinks that Romney might fulfill that prophecy: