Problem: I am Mitt Romney and I am a Mormon.
Problem: Evangelicals hate Mormons almost as much as they hate those nasty secular progressives.
Problem: I need the evangelical vote to become the king of the world.
What to do? What to do?
Why not plant some starry-eyed volunteer in the audience to say crass, intolerant statements so that everyone (and the media) will see that I am being oppressed for my personal beliefs, you know, just like that guy that got all those nails in his wrists. Mayhaps it will elicit some sympathy.
Bonus Points: Have the volunteer claim to be some liberal, secular progressive supporter of a dreaded Clinton.