I read somewhere that Republican candidate Mitt Romney's presidential hopes are in the snowball-in-hell category. No way, no how, no chance America would select him as its president.
And that's not because of his political stances (which I mostly disagree with) but because of his religion. The man's a Mormon and in the eyes of millions of Americans, that makes him unfit for the job. In my eyes, that makes those millions unfit to cast a vote. Ditto for many in this country who would not vote for a woman or an African-American, regardless of their qualifications. What is it, I wonder, that makes us want to compartmentalize people? The easy answer is that it is less trouble, less demanding, less engaging, to deal with people categorically than individually.
"So Mitt Romney is Mormon, eh? Isn't that a cult religion? Don't they believe in polygamy?"
So how about Hillary Rodham Clinton? Can she really make the hard decisions being "just a woman"?