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  •  I Suspect Idealogical/Competence Not Geographical (13+ / 0-)

    balance is what'll be the deciding factor. I suppose the general principle is that if a winger is the nominee they'll need a competent VP minder that the power structure can work through. If the nominee's competent, by definition he's not fundamentalist, so he'll need someone from the God Squad to keep the base energized.

    But the contenders seem to be Romney and Gingrich.

    Romney has to fall in the competent category that would need an energizing Evangelical for VP. He's neither rabid nor Christian enough for them.

    Newt though, despite experience in government probably qualifies as incompetent, because of his history, and much of the evangelical base seems to like him as they like other incompetents. So in principle he may need a chaperone. But he seems like the kind of guy who'd bite through his leash on day one.

    I wish nothing depended on this so I could watch it like a game show.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sun Jan 29, 2012 at 06:34:03 PM PST

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