"The church uses a number of agencies from time to time, depending on need. Indeed, it still has the option to work with Edelman. Although it's true we have ended the formal contract, very few such contracts in that industry last so long. You shouldn't assume that this represents any 'change of direction' for the church."
Should Romney win the nomination -- and he has an early lead in fundraising -- the stories inspecting his religion are sure to surface again. One would expect the church to settle on agency help in the very near future in preparation.