"Mitt Romney’s campaign is looking to fill its vice presidential slot with a “boring white guy,” according to one Republican who is privy to some details of the campaign’s decision.
Politico reports that Romney is trying his hardest to pick “a deliberate anti-Palin,” and apparently that means he cannot pick a person of color or a woman:
One Republican official familiar with the campaign’s thinking said it will be designed to produce a pick who is safe and, by design, unexciting – a deliberate anti-Palin. The prized pick, said this official: an “incredibly boring white guy.”Of course, there are plenty of women and people of color who would be perfectly boring — and suitable — choices for Romney’s running mate: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is a crowd favorite, Louisiana Bobby Jindal (R) is about as boring as it gets, and there’s plenty of hubbub over Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH). But the objective of boring, white, and male shows that the Romney campaign will prioritize absolute vanilla-ness over the candidate who may be best for the job." [Source]
This sounds a little racist to me; why does a white guy have to be boring?
Anyway, I hope that Sarah Palin sees what she has done. She has made it hard for women and people of color to get another shot on the republican stage.
I would never try to tell a republican what to do. But Flipper, if you really want shake up this presidential race and increase your chances of beating his Oness come November, you would choose Condi Rice as your running mate. There is nothing boring about Condi. And she is quite competent to boot. But I get it, republicans, especially white male ones; do not associate women- especially women of color-with competence.
call it splitsville from his melanin challenged paramour. I sure hope that this had nothing to do with the backlash the speedy one got for choosing a white mate. He says that it's because he has to focus on training for the Olympics. I will take his word for it. But the timing of this break up is a little suspect. And apparently I am not alone in thinking that Usain might have caved to some yawdie backlash.
Hey, it might not be right, but believe me, I understand it. If Bolt had stayed in his relationship and he doesn't medal in London, that poor woman's life (not to mention his) would have been unlivable on the Island. I don't care if she is white, black, gold, or green.