publication date: Sunday, July 13, 2008 (part of Round XXXV)
clue: If you thought Mitt Romney's presidential bid ended badly, look up the one for this man, the founder of his religion.
explanation: Smith, founder of Mormonism, was assassinated by a mob fearful of his presidential campaign. Fellow Mormon Mitt Romney's presidential campaign had ended a few months before this goo was published. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Erik Bates, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Tony Peters, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Sarah Kyle, Walter Chesser, Mihai Rusu, Greg Bair, Jim Kraus, Jason Evans, and JB Brenner