Charming. It’s suggested, although not definitively stated, that Ann Romney was sitting right there, too, when he asked it.

Romney’s wife, Ann, who converted to the Mormon Church before they were married, is also interviewed. When asked whether they broke the strict church rule against premarital sex, Romney says, “No, I’m sorry, we do not get into those things,” but still managed to blurt out “The answer is no,” before ending that line of questioning.

Mitt’s “the Mormon candidate,” you see, so the media’s entitled to ask him embarrassing, prurient questions about his sex life — strictly in the public interest, of course, as a gauge of hypocrisy. Stay tuned for Mike’s hard-hitting interview later this year with Hillary Clinton, a.k.a. “the woman candidate,” in which he introduces the issue of women’s health by asking her at what age she first menstruated.

Exit question: Should “who here’s had premarital sex?” be the second show-of-hands question put to Democrats in the next debate? We already know what the first should be.

Update: Speaking of Mitt, Red State’s getting some nice buzz today from Erick Erickson’s “here I stand, I can do no other” pronunciamento about switching from Romney to McCain. Is that all it takes for a few extra links? Well, then, let’s do this!

Update: With 228 votes cast thus far, Hillary has four votes. McCain has three.