'This Week' Transcript: Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

So let's bring back the roundtable again.

George, again, this is about this unspoken business of Mitt Romney's faith. Is it going to be a major issue?

WILL: It's a submerged issue. I don't know how big it is, but it's an issue primarily with Republican voters. I don't think most Democrats care about this, and most Democrats aren't going to vote for Romney in any case.

AMANPOUR: And primarily with primary voters.

WILL: That's true. However, I think much of the resistance is in the South, and whoever the Republicans nominate is going to carry the South, regardless of any anxieties about his faith.

DOWD: This is interesting. Being raised Catholic, family in Detroit, I remember the times that many Evangelical ministers called the Catholic faith a cult. So I think you have this -- always have this back and forth.

Rick -- Mitt Romney's problem isn't that he's a Mormon. Mitt Romney's problem isn't that the Evangelical church -- Mitt Romney's problem isn't about a cult. It's about a core. And Mitt Romney -- most Republicans voters do not think he's authentic. The perception is that this is a guy, doesn't have a core, doesn't have a solid core. Unrelated to his religion, unrelated to that, fundamentally his problem is not going to be related to this Mormon issue, but related to the issue, can we trust you?

AMANPOUR: Let me go back to this issue for a moment. It was after this that the consecutive radio host Bill Bennett spoke of the summit yesterday, and he condemned the pastor's remarks. So the question is, is this going to hurt Perry, what was said yesterday, do you think?

BRAZILE: I think Rick Perry has a lot of problems, not -- not only on immigration -- and he tried to make up for that this weekend in Iowa -- but this whole race issue is still going to dog him for a couple more days. And hopefully he'll follow Haley Barbour's lead in addressing it at some point. Haley addressed it earlier this year, although he decided not to run.

But I think going back to what Matt said, I'm Catholic, but I grew up in the segregated deep south, and I -- and for many Southern Baptists, especially conservative Evangelical Baptists, this is an issue.

But I also believe that Mitt Romney can address it. He did address it four years ago when he ran for president. He talked about his faith. But this is an issue, he has to address it, and then move past it. You know, many Republicans wave the Constitution like a church fan (ph), but when it comes to this issue of religion, they become silent.

AMANPOUR: You mentioned Governor Haley Barbour, and he is joining us right now. Welcome from Mississippi, I believe.

BARBOUR: Thank you, Christiane.

AMANPOUR: Good to see you. You've heard all this conversation. What does Mitt Romney have to do in order to neutralize this? Is it possible?

BARBOUR: Oh, I think for many, many people, even here in the South, in the Republican primaries, it's not a big deal. For some people, it is. But I will guarantee you that there are thousands of Southern Baptist preachers that'll vote for Mormon Mitt Romney, if that's what they think it takes to get rid of President Obama.

AMANPOUR: And do you think that this is going to hurt Rick Perry?

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