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A Dog That Hasn’t Barked

Thomas Nast Cartoon, c. 1900This post is more an observation than an analysis (in part because I feel that a number of my fellow bloggers would have more interesting things to say on this subject than I). When Mitt Romney announced on Saturday that his running mate would be Wisconsin Congressperson Paul Ryan, remarkably little was made of a pretty stunning fact: for the first time in U.S. history, a major party will nominate a Presidential and a Vice Presidential candidate neither of whom is a Protestant. Just as Barack Obama’s nomination and victory in 2008, while hardly ushering Read more