2008 The Mitt Romney Bubble
posted by June 30 at 12:12 PMon
Some folks get very excited when they hear Mitt Romney’s name. But I don’t think John McCain is seriously considering Mitt Romney as his running mate—despite Mitt’s name appearing at the supposed top of McCain’s alleged short list of potential VPs. Back when Romney was running for the top spot, I distinctly recall reading dozens of stories about the huge number of evangelical Christians wouldn’t and couldn’t vote for a Mormon. Remember this quote: “A vote for Romney is a vote for Satan”?
McCain has enough trouble with evangelical voters—particularly with Obama making inroads—without putting a Mormon on the ticket and reviving a divisive, distracting debate about whether or not Mormons are actually Christians. No, I think the McCain camp is floating Romney’s name as a distraction while they woo a running mate that will please the religious right and take some of those historic winds out Obama’s sails: Alan Keyes.