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Knew a few Mormon students in college. Outstanding people every one of them, and obviously somewhat more immune to the social vices of post-60s American than most students. Am still trying to figure out the source of this widespread prejudice against them.
But as for Catholics ... watch out! I hear they have a bunch of weird rituals and always have to obey the Pope. Certainly not the type of people we should want to see nominated, no sir.
I think McCain choosing Romney would flat-out cost him the election. He's already got two strikes against him (age and liberalness); why stir the pot by introducing one more thing to antagonize voters? He needs all the help he can get, and especially at this critical junction when (1) he's pulling even with BO in some polls and (2) the MSM is just now starting to poke holes in the Obama balloon. Suddenly introducing 'the Mormon factor' would obviate most of the good that's been done. The MSM would gleefully jump on 'religion' as the main theme, rather than race.
Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska, no question. There's your neocon vote and there's your Hillary vote. At the slow-but-steady rate Obama is sinking, come November it'd be a landslide. Like the MSM, people are just dying to leave the issue of race behind. People would be positively giddy as they focused on gender again, but this time with an authentically personable figure, rather than the shrill Mrs. Clinton or the stiff, tightly-bunned Mrs. McCain.
By the way, did I mention Palin's a former beauty queen, cover of Vogue...?
Dr M, nice post. I never heard of her until I read your post. I agree with you. I think she would be a great choice. A good looker too! Maybe , as Sean has already suggested we could get McCain's mother to run instead of him. Now that would be a winning ticket, Mrs McCain, and Sarah Palin.We can put John McCain, in there cabinet.
I like Palin, but I was going to say that she lacks experience. But heck, look at the Dems presidential candidate. Mr Empty Suit. At least as Gov, Palin has runned an entire state and has good administrative experience. Now, if we could only jumpstart McCain with a boot in the ass.